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Diversity and multiculturalism

Everything we read today lauds the idea of diversity and its twin sister multiculturalism. Most of the time, the people that assert these ideas mean that we need men and women and people of different races and backgrounds to work together to solve the large common problems which face humanity.

February 10, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Education is a top priority

The House reconvened on Feb. 1 to start our fourth week of the 2016 legislative session. With a month of session behind us, we are hard at work in the General Assembly passing meaningful legislation that will have a positive impact on all Georgians.

February 10, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


A name can be revealing in more than one way

I am usually aware of the title of a book I am reading because I think that the author intends for it to be significant. Sometimes it may have more than one interpretation or level of meaning. Often the same is true of organizations.

February 10, 2016 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Legislators beat plowshares into pistols

Son of a gun. Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, is at it again.

February 10, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Dawson County Schools closed Wednesday

Dawson County schools will be closed on Wednesday due to winter precipitation and deteriorating road conditions. Twelve month employees are asked to report at 10 a.m. if travel is safe.

February 09, 2016 | | LOCAL


Swim team finishes on high note

The Dawson County High School Swim Team had its last regular season meet Jan. 16 at the Cumming Aquatic Center.

February 09, 2016 | By Jake Alvarado For the Dawson County News | SPORTS


Soccer season underway

The Dawson County High School varsity soccer teams kicked off their seasons with a scrimmage against North Forsyth High School Friday night.

February 09, 2016 | By Jake Alvarado For the Dawson County News | SPORTS


Region-leading Dawson County falls to West Hall

With West Hall celebrating Senior Night, its girls had big plans for a way to celebrate, by knocking off the team sitting atop the Region 7-AAA standings, Dawson County, 69-57.

February 09, 2016 | By Zack Myers editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Gene “Bub” “Dipper” Womack

Gene "Bub" "Dipper" Womack, 78, died Jan. 29, 2016.

February 09, 2016 | | OBITS


Dr. John H. East Jr.

Dr. John H. East Jr., 69, of Dahlonega, died Feb. 8, 2016.

February 09, 2016 | | OBITS


7AAA basketball games at East Hall postponed due to winter weather

The 7AAA basketball tournament games tonight at East Hall High School are postponed until Wednesday due to winter weather in North Georgia counties.

Today's schedule at East Hall High included Lumpkin County boys vs. Dawson County (4:30 p.m.), West Hall boys vs. Fannin County (6 p.m.) and East Hall boys vs Franklin County (7:30 p.m.).

February 09, 2016 | From staff reports | SPORTS


Dawson County schools releasing students at 12:30 p.m.

An arctic cold front moving through North Georgia over the next several hours has Dawson County school leaders making the move to send students home early today.

February 09, 2016 | From staff reports | Education


Senate passes first two bills of session

The Senate reconvened after a busy third week of budget hearings and committee meetings. It was also a very productive week in that we've finally got the ball rolling on a number of pieces of legislation that are sure to benefit the people of Georgia.

February 03, 2016 | By Sen. Steve Gooch For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Better to be broke at the beginning than in the end

It is now that I have reached the age where the wiser generation, those who taught me and mentored me, are starting to take their leave of this world that I search both their lives and deaths for lessons.

February 03, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


First pieces of 2016 legislation passed

We returned to the Capitol on Jan. 25 for the third week of the 2016 legislative session.

February 03, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


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Stamp Out Hunger coming up

The Dawsonville Post Office will participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers annual food drive one week from Saturday.

May 05, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Mother’s Day 2016

There isn't a day that passes that I don't remember Mama.

May 05, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


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


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