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The store of memories

There is a country store that sets in the middle of hundreds of acres of farm land embedded with hardwoods and pines that have grown, untended, for a century or two. In this little rural community live people who mostly work with their hands, raise much of what they eat and pray for any extra help they can get from any place that they can get it.

March 29, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Begrudgingly holding onto a grudge

The other day, the unthinkable happened.

March 29, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Barbara West

Barbara West, 88, of Dawson County, died March 17, 2016.

March 29, 2016 | | OBITS


Senior Chief Richard A. O’Brien MMCS

Senior Chief Richard A. O'Brien MMCS, U.S. Navy retired, 62, of Dawsonville, died March 24, 2016.

March 29, 2016 | | OBITS


Diana Long

Diana Long, 62, of Dawsonville, died March 21, 2016.

March 29, 2016 | | OBITS


Maxine Taylor Bailey Holtzclaw

Maxine Taylor Bailey Holtzclaw, 91, of Dawsonville, died March 28, 2016.

March 29, 2016 | | OBITS


Jean Greenway

Jean Greenway, 91, of Dawsonville, died March 25, 2016.

March 29, 2016 | | OBITS


David J. “Dave” Cotcher

David J. "Dave" Cotcher, 73, of Dawsonville, died March 28, 2016.

March 29, 2016 | | OBITS


Deal says he will veto 'religious liberty' bill

Gov. Nathan Deal said Monday morning he will veto a controversial "religious liberty" bill, saying the First Amendment was protection enough for the concerns raised by Christians after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last year.

March 28, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Detention center receives medical accreditation

The Dawson County Detention Center recently received a prestigious recognition that few law enforcement agencies can claim.

March 23, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Elliott finishes sixth in California

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet SS finished sixth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway Sunday afternoon.

March 22, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Dawson County weekend preview

Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather we're having in Dawsonville with the following fun events set for this weekend:

March 18, 2016 | | LOCAL


North Georgia Women's Expo to connect local women

North Georgia women interested in checking out area vendors, hearing speakers and participating in activities geared specifically for them should mark their calendars. The 2016 North Georgia Women's Expo is nine days away.

March 16, 2016 | By Kristen Oliver DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


By all means, let’s get as offended as possible

I am not the type that is easily offended.

March 16, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Wilma Mooney Vaughn

Wilma Mooney Vaughn, 67, of Dawsonville, died March 2, 2016.

March 09, 2016 | | OBITS


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Boo-Anne’s betrayal

Doodle, a.k.a Boo-Anne, had been betrayed.

June 29, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Unknown heroes

History's full of people who made a difference, who took a stand or voiced an opinion against injustice when it cost them plenty. Either ...

June 29, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Wade named president of GSBA

During a recent meeting of the Georgia School Boards Association, Dawson County School Board Chairman William Wade was named president.

June 29, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Best of Dawson winners announced

The votes have been tallied and the Dawson County News is proud to announce the Best of Dawson winners.

June 29, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson deputies respond to citizen journalist’s federal lawsuit

Dawson County Sheriff's officers named in a federal lawsuit by a Roswell citizen journalist have responded, claiming her "alleged injuries and damages were proximately ...

June 27, 2016 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Lanier Tech marks 50th commencement

Lanier Technical College held its 2016 commencement Friday night at Free Chapel, awarding 235 degrees, 394 diplomas and 631 certificates.

June 22, 2016 | editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Jurelle Smith Webb

Jurelle Smith Webb, 80, died June 14, 2016.

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Jerry Lawton Goode

Jerry Lawton Goode, 71, of Dawsonville, died June 16, 2016.

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Tristen Kevin Donovan

Tristen Kevin Donovan, 16, of Dawsonville, died June 18, 2016.

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Johnny Wayne Anderson

Johnny Wayne Anderson, 40, of Dawsonville, died June 16, 2016.

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


The Dawson County Produce Market will begin in July

The Dawson County Produce Market will officially open at 7:30 a.m. July 6.

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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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