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Jeffrey Charles Spillane

Jeffrey Charles Spillane, 57, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 26, 2016.

December 07, 2016 | | OBITS


Mary Lois Dinsmore

Mary Lois Dinsmore, 63, of Suwanee, died Dec. 1, 2016.

December 07, 2016 | | OBITS


Barbara Ann Chester

Barbara was born Nov. 19, 1951.

December 07, 2016 | | OBITS


Church to present live Christmas nativity

Bethel Baptist Church in Dawsonville will be performing its annual live Christmas nativity this weekend.

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


City seeks to save longtime school teacher’s home from demo

The City of Dawsonville is currently working to save the former home of a prominent local educator from demolition as planned by the Dawson County Board of Education, which has offered to give the home to the city provided they move it to another location.

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Don't rain on our parade

Young and old alike came out in full force to celebrate the beginning of the holidays at events in Dawsonville this weekend. Despite the rain and cold, residents brought in the Christmas season with a parade, tree lighting and other festivities around town.

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Seniors mimic masters with holiday art show

"I had never painted a day in my life before I joined this class," said Marilou Perry as she stood in front of her three showcased pieces in the Dawson County Senior Center's 8th annual "Art by the Young at Heart" art show on Saturday.

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Local teen collects donations for animals

Fifteen-year-old Shannon Porter has spent the last four holiday seasons making sure that all of the furry friends in Dawson County have a good Christmas.

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Population Problem

Behind every problem that we face in modern life is the one problem almost no one wants to talk about. Everything you hear or read talks about the benefits of growth and how we need more of it. But behind that face of growth is the real problem of just too many people using too much of everything. This trend of population growth will ultimately make living a real hell on earth.

December 07, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Ghosts of Christmases Past

Gift bags have been one of the best inventions since sliced bread. Maybe even better than bread, which I don't eat.

December 07, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


From a television star to a preacher

Mama was always proud for people who were able to pull themselves up and do well in life. She rooted for them, bragged on them and delighted in their happiness and happenings.

December 07, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Losing one’s home to fire is a painful experience

Philip Wilheit is a man of no small influence in our state.

December 07, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Caring for your poinsettia

Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is a popular flowering plant found in many American homes at Christmas. The poinsettia is native to southern Mexico and is named after Joel R. Poinsett, the first United States ambassador to Mexico, who introduced the plant to the United States in 1825.

December 07, 2016 | By Clark MacAllister | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Dawsonville man killed in single vehicle wreck

A single vehicle wreck in Lumpkin County claimed the life of a longtime Dawson County man early Sunday morning.

December 06, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Thank you

The family of Gwinnett C. Holtzclaw would like to say thank you to the Silver City Fire Department, Dawson County Fire Department and to Lanier Swafford for the kind and caring person he is. He kept us informed of everything going on.

December 06, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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Plane crashes in Dawson County

A single-passenger plane crashed onto the shoulder of Goodson Road in Dawsonville shortly before noon today.

February 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


KKK sign removed from Dahlonega building

A sign in downtown Dahlonega bearing Ku Klux Klan imagery has been taken down amid protests against it.

February 16, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire For the DCN | LOCAL


Commissioners discuss in-house attorney salary

The new county attorney's salary and compensation were discussed by the board of commissioners during last week's work session.

February 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Lynn Farmer Bennett

Lynn Farmer Bennett, 60, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 6, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Martha Day

Martha Day, 63, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 7, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Loy Carlton Ferguson

Loy Carlton Ferguson, 80, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 7, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Robert Harold Hembree

Robert Harold Hembree, 59, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 10, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Sharon F. Knight

Sharon F. Knight, 64, of Dahlonega, died Feb. 9, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Laura Long

Laura Long, 31, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 10, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Annette Martin

Annette Martin, 72, of Cumming, died Feb. 9, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Macey S. Shelton

Macey S. Shelton, 78, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 8, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


William White

William White, 69, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 8, 2017.

February 15, 2017 | | OBITS


The Amended 2017 Budget

This week, the Senate passed one of the most important pieces of legislation that we will see all year: The Amended 2017 Fiscal Year (FY ...

February 15, 2017 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | Government


Of boys and men

"Mama, can I?..."

February 15, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Boxelder Bugs

We have experienced several periods this winter of above-average temperatures. If you've been outside, you may have noticed that these warm days have led ...

February 15, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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