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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


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


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Dawson County High School Valedictorian Sarah Tinsley's commencement speech

Good morning! Thank you all very much for celebrating with us this great milestone in

May 25, 2016 | | Education


Dawson County Salutatorian Dana Little's commencement speech

I don't know. There, Dana, you owe me five bucks.

May 25, 2016 | | Education


Loy D. Hughes

Loy D. Hughes, 88, of Monroe, died May 16, 2016.

May 25, 2016 | | OBITS


Tony L. Bearden

Tony L. Bearden, 56, of Gainesville, died May 20, 2016.

May 25, 2016 | | OBITS


This is one terrorist who deserves our thanks

There is a terrorist living in my neighborhood and I couldn't be prouder. You may remember that I shared with you the story of ...

May 25, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


In the South, it matters

At the beauty shop one day, I was flipping through a magazine and half-listening to the local happenings.

May 25, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


That mama’s intuition

There was no getting past Mama.

May 25, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers.

May 25, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Tax commissioner, sheriff's races head to run-off

Billy Thurmond, Chris Gaines and Julie Hughes Nix won their respective commission posts in Tuesday's primary election, while the tax commissioner and sheriff's ...

May 25, 2016 | By Amy French, afrench@dawsonnews.com By Michele Hester, mhester@dawsonnews.com | Government


Thurmond, Gaines, Nix chosen for commission posts

Votes are in for races in Dawson County.

May 24, 2016 | | Government


Kathleen Timms Rogers

Kathleen Timms Rogers, 93, died May 11, 2016.

May 18, 2016 | | OBITS


Bobbie Ivey

Bobbie Ivey, 77, of Dawsonville, died May 11, 2016.

May 18, 2016 | | OBITS


James Edward Gaddis

James Edward Gaddis, 52, of Dahlonega, died May 13, 2016.

May 18, 2016 | | OBITS


Earnest Anderson

Earnest Anderson, 83, of Cumming, died May 11, 2016.

May 18, 2016 | | OBITS


Commissioners made the wrong decision

This letter is in response to the anger of many Dawson County taxpayers over Commissioners Jimmy Hamby, Julie Hughes Nix, and Sharon Fausett voting down ...

May 18, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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