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Families gear up for back to school

Children are ready to see their friends again while parents gear them up for school, which starts back next week.

July 30, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


History preserved

Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting began more than 180 years ago, meeting for summer revival after local men paid $1 for the 40-acre lot.

July 30, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Edward “Ed” Reeves

Edward "Ed" Reeves, 89, of Dawsonville, died July 24, 2014.

July 30, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Ruby G. Nelson

Ruby G. Nelson, 85, of Cumming, died July 25, 2014.

July 30, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Donald Webster Martin

Donald Webster Martin, 75, of Cumming, died July 25, 2014.

July 30, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Doris Maffucci

Doris Maffucci, 69, of Dawsonville, died July 23, 2014.

July 30, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Edna Dale Ingram

Edna Dale Ingram, 88, of Warner Robins, died July 22, 2014.

July 30, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Who is the outsider in senate race?

The U.S. Senate race this November between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue will be one of the more unusual campaigns we have witnessed in Georgia. Neither has held public office and both are anxious to portray themselves as the ultimate "outsider."

July 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Beware of new fruit fly

Gardeners who grow fruit crops need to be on the lookout. There is a new invasive intruder that may cause frustration to backyard fruit growers - the spotted wing drosophila.

July 30, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister Extension agent | Lifestyle Columnists


Memories of Russian radishes

About this time of year, along the Russian Black Sea coast, radishes can be found in abundance at the open air markets and in all restaurants.

July 30, 2014 | By Charlie Auvermann | Lifestyle Columnists


There is no such thing as perfect

Perfection is really elusive. Sure, we all want perfect - the perfect body, the perfect smile, the perfect house - and sometimes, we have those moments of perfect, even briefly.

July 30, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Perdue bests Kingston in Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

July 23, 2014 | From DCN regional staff reports | Government


Taxpayers on hook for ethics probe

In 1997, Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term where I served until 2002. It was a rewarding experience and I am proud of the good things we accomplished at the commission.

July 23, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Bobby Joe Wofford

Bobby Joe Wofford, 80, of Cumming, died July 20, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Adam Lee Stegall

Adam Lee Stegall, 27, of Lawrenceville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


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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 get is what to plant in shadier spots of the yard. Here are a few suggested species for trees that can tolerate partial shade.

October 15, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Don’t ‘shoulda’ all on yourself

I have a bad habit of 'shoulda'-ing on everything. I've done it for quite a while, unfortunately, and just now realized it.

October 15, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Upcoming transportation referendum is talk of summit

SOUTH FORSYTH - The proposed $200 million transportation bond referendum that voters will decide on Nov. 4 was the main topic of the 2014 Transportation Summit.

October 15, 2014 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Adalyn Josie Arp

Adalyn Josie Arp, 2 months, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 10, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Charles William Brock

Charles William Brock, 47, of Dawsonville, died, Oct. 4, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Jack Daniel

Jack Daniel, 71, of Cumming, died Oct. 12, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Gary “Durock” Hicks

Gary "Durock" Hicks, 56, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 12, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


John J. Mazzei Sr.

John J. Mazzei Sr., 66, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 2, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Richard Myers

Richard Myers, 82, of Cleveland, died Oct. 10, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Joseph Dale Neese

Joseph Dale Neese, 54, of Cumming, died Oct. 7, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Othalee “Lee” Sosebee

Othalee "Lee" Sosebee, 81, of Alpharetta, died Oct. 11, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Wyatt Willingham

Wyatt Willingham, 62, of Cumming, died Oct. 7, 2014.

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


What’s your American legacy?

For more than 40 years I was fortunate to be able to work in international business. I traveled the globe, not as a simple tourist, but living, in some cases for years, in other countries, getting to really know the people, the cultures and the governments in those many places.

October 15, 2014 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Jason Carter shares views on education

I have asked the two major gubernatorial candidates to talk to Georgia public school teachers about their respective education platforms. This week the floor belongs to Jason Carter, the Democratic challenger. Next week, it will be Republican Gov. Nathan Deal's turn.

October 15, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Agency gives incentive for safe driving

A national insurance agency is making a local call to action for the community as a whole to take a pledge to drive safer.

October 15, 2014 | | Education


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