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Iron beds and handmade quilts become sign of spenders

When I was a child and we visited my grandparents, both sets who lived up in the mountains in small, humble houses, which we accessed by a car that crawled slowly around inclining, twisting roads, I knew their standard of living was different from ours.

February 17, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


The handmade love of my granny’s quilts

"Do you know who Granny made these quilts for?" Mama asked one day.

February 17, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Lifelong resident announces bid for tax commissioner

A lifelong Dawson County resident has thrown his hat into the race to be Dawson County's next tax commissioner.

February 17, 2016 | By Amy French afrench@dawsonnews.com | Government


Woman charged with spiking drink

A 43-year-old Cumming woman is behind bars after authorities say she spiked her Waffle House coworker's drink with methamphetamine.

February 17, 2016 | By Stephanie Woody swoody@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Lady Tigers advance in first round of state

The Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers defeated visiting Calhoun 71-54 Tuesday night to advance to the second round of the state playoffs.

February 16, 2016 | By Amy French afrench@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Carlisle signs to run for Point University

Garrett Carlisle is determined and if your name is on his wall, he's coming for you.

February 16, 2016 | By Amy French afrench@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS




House OKs protection for clergy refusing gay marriage

Georgia lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill explicitly stating that religious officials can refuse to perform gay marriages, their first significant action on a variety of proposals creating legal exemptions for same-sex marriage opponents.

February 12, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Region 7-AAA basketball playoff games moved to Thursday

Tonight's scheduled Region 7-AAA basketball games at East Hall and West Hall high schools have been postponed until Thursday due to weather concerns in some areas.

February 10, 2016 | From staff reports | SPORTS


Senator wants to improve Internet access

ATLANTA -- Sen. Steve Gooch (R - Dahlonega) has filed legislation to create the Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for All Georgians Study Committee.

February 10, 2016 | | LOCAL


Kemp’s primary could be decisive

Two years ago, Secretary of State Brian Kemp began his push to set up an "SEC Primary" for a simple reason: He wanted the world to pay more attention to Georgia and the South in an important presidential election year.

February 10, 2016 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


For the people of Georgia

The Georgia General Assembly has completed the fourth week of the 2016 legislative session, and week five is well underway.

February 10, 2016 | By Sen. Steve Gooch For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


You can’t teach an old dog new tricks

Much to her irritation, Mama was told by her insurance company she needed to get a checkup.

February 10, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


How do they survive without cream of mushroom soup?

It would be, I decided, a nice gesture of Southern thoughtfulness if I made a dish of my famous macaroni and cheese.

February 10, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


The reality behind the Georgia budget for 2017

In the Governor's State of the State address on Jan. 13 he stated that his $23.7 Billion budget is the highest ever.

February 10, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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Overturned vehicle shuts down Ga. 400 in Dawson County

Ga. 400 in Dawson County has reopened following this morning's collision in front of North Georgia Premium Outlets.

April 28, 2016 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Suspected outlet mall shoplifter nabbed in Forsyth

A south Georgia man suspected of shoplifting at the North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawson County was arrested last week in Forsyth, officials said.

April 27, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


U.S. Rep. Doug Collins sets up meeting with Windstream over customer service concerns

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said in a statement Tuesday that he will meet with Windstream officials on May 9 to discuss the company ...

April 27, 2016 | DCN regional staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


North Forsyth traffic stop yields 1,000 doses of meth stashed in can of peaches

A 46-year-old Dawsonville woman was arrested after a recent traffic stop in north Forsyth, during which authorities found about 1,000 suspected doses of methamphetamine.

April 20, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Granny’s way of making me stronger

Granny often lamented that my generation was not made of tough stuff.

April 13, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


GOP House debate contrasts styles of 5 candidates

It's no surprise to see some agreement during a primary debate.

April 13, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Janel Mary Temple

Janel Mary Temple, 84, of Cumming, died April 8, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Alice M. Sneed

Alice M. Sneed, 83, of Cumming, died April 9, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Pam Sheffield

Pam Sheffield, 58, of Dahlonega, died April 7, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Richard Jackson “Jack” Moseman

Richard Jackson "Jack" Moseman, 73, of Cumming, died April 7, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Charles Roland Mincey Sr.

Charles Roland Mincey Sr., 84, of Dallas, died April 7, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Charles Broughton Heard

Charles Broughton Heard, 84, of Cumming, died April 8, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Randy Gene Fausett

Randy Gene Fausett, 59, of Dawsonville, died April 8, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Clyde Edwards

Clyde Edwards, 87, of Dawsonville, died April 10, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Some thoughts on why religious freedom bill failed

Before you get your shorts in a wad, the following observations in no way indicate my preference for or opposition to the recent Religious Freedom ...

April 06, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News, editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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