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Lunches available during summer months

The Dawson County School Nutrition Summer Feeding Program is under way for the months of June and July.

June 21, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


More reasons why state takeover of local schools is bad for Dawson County

There is an amendment to the Georgia Constitution on the ballot in November. It asks if we should change the constitution so that the state can take over local schools that they deem as failing.

June 21, 2016 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | VIEWPOINT


This Sebastian is the real deal and that’s no joke

I don't know how schoolteachers manage to do what they do and do it as well as they do, given the obstacles tossed in their way by politicians, bureaucrats, special interest groups, ideologues, social experimenters and assorted other navel-gazers - none of whom could carry their book bag. They sure don't do it for the financial reward. That, we save for semi-articulate professional athletes and Hollywood liberals who earn obscene amounts of money pretending to be someone else.

June 21, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | LIFE


The sweetest place on Earth

A few years ago when I had a new book releasing about Southern women, the publisher asked me to speak at a conference for owners of small bookstores across America. In the midst of a book tour that included Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, Birmingham, Little Rock and Charlotte, we added a stop in Pennsylvania.

June 21, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | LIFE


Why all roads lead to Dairy Queen

Before I knew of the solace of cheesecake, there was the single flavored mecca of Dairy Queen.

June 21, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | LIFE


Lanier Technical College celebrates 50 years educating the community

FORSYTH COUNTY - Lanier Technical College hosts its share of banquets and events for groups throughout the community at the Forsyth Conference Center, but on June 8 the celebrations shined solely on them.

June 16, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | Education


Junior E. Lee talks about what bugs him this election year

I had hoped to catch you up on the current status of the presidential race before now but in order to do so, I needed to talk first with Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company in Garfield, Georgia.

June 15, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Throwing some bouquets and a boo

If you are a news-watcher at all, especially if you watch any or all of the 24-hour television news channels, you are probably sick of hearing about elections.

June 15, 2016 | By Helen Taylor | VIEWPOINT


I'll never let go of my father's special place to pray

Behind the little house in which I spent a happy childhood, where I toted books from one room to another, where I knelt by my bed nightly to pray, where homemade biscuits buttered and sprinkled with sugar were a favorite treat, is a little shed that, to the outside world, is noted for its ugliness.

June 14, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


The 5 o’clock train may be momentarily delayed

We had somewhere to be at 5:30 p.m.

June 14, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Common dogwood issues

The flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) is a popular species of tree in home landscapes all over Georgia. It is native to the southeastern United States and is very well adapted for many landscape locations.

June 14, 2016 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Portions of Ga. 400 widening project should open in September

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Though it may have been predicted - and then proven - that traffic on Ga. 400 would get worse before it gets better, a construction milestone is expected to be reached by September that may begin to alleviate driver woes.

June 07, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Water wars trial between Georgia, Florida being considered for fall

A trial over Florida allegations that Georgia is drinking up too much of shared water is being eyed for October or November.

June 07, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson County High School Valedictorian Sarah Tinsley's commencement speech

Good morning! Thank you all very much for celebrating with us this great milestone in

May 25, 2016 | | Education


Dawson County Salutatorian Dana Little's commencement speech

I don't know. There, Dana, you owe me five bucks.

May 25, 2016 | | Education


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17-year-old injured in single vehicle wreck

A 17-year-old male was critically injured in a single vehicle wreck Thursday afternoon on Hwy. 53 East, near Byrd's Mini Storage.

September 30, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Thomas M. “Tom” Alexander III

Thomas M. "Tom" Alexander III, of Big Canoe, died Sept. 23, 2016.

September 28, 2016 | | OBITS


Andrew Jack Dossett

Andrew Jack Dossett, 71, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 23, 2016.

September 28, 2016 | | OBITS


Clyde Leroy Hardin

Clyde Leroy Hardin, 83, of Alpharetta, died Sept. 25, 2016.

September 28, 2016 | | OBITS


Charles Clay Hulsey

Charles Clay Hulsey, 92, of Woodstock, died Sept. 24, 2016.

September 28, 2016 | | OBITS


Van Arthur Ingram

Van Arthur Ingram, 72, of Dahlonega, died Sept. 25, 2016.

September 28, 2016 | | OBITS


Pity this wireless monster, Internet unkind

Technology can be great.

September 28, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Is this bed-wetting liberal really a right-wing redneck?

Oh, great. I have just been outed. It turns out that I am a bed-wetting liberal redneck. You were sure to find that out sooner ...

September 28, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Former teacher and coach inspired successful blood drive

In his long career as a teacher and coach in Dawsonville, the late Charles Finley inspired thousands of students, and his memory inspired a blood ...

September 28, 2016 | By Toni Holmes | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Trees for shady locations

Many homeowners ask me about recommendations for certain plants that will fit their landscape. Since many of us have wooded lots, a question I often ...

September 21, 2016 | By Clark MacAllister | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Dawson BOE Opposes Amendment 1

On Sept. 12 the Dawson County Board of Education passed a resolution opposing Amendment 1, a constitutional amendment which would create a state run school ...

September 21, 2016 | By Bette Holland | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Forgiveness is harder than it sounds

I am going to admit something not too pretty here: I have a hard time with forgiveness.

September 21, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Mildred Crane

Mildred Crane, 85, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 16, 2016.

September 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Welker Emory Hamby

Welker Emory Hamby, 39, of Atlanta, died Sept. 14, 2016.

September 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Angelica Marie Kaminski

Angelica Marie Kaminski, 40, of Cumming, died Sept. 10, 2016.

September 21, 2016 | | OBITS


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