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Legislature racing against the clock

The Georgia General Assembly is racing against the clock in order to meet a significant deadline-the 30th legislative day, which is also more commonly known as Crossover Day. This is the last day that Senate bills can transfer to the House for consideration, and vice versa. This means that all Senate bills must be filed and favorably reported out of committee this week in order to still be eligible for consideration in 2016.

February 24, 2016 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Education a priority in budget

The General Assembly has one constitutional obligation each year: To pass a balanced state budget. The budget passed the House on Friday and will serve as a spending guide for the state beginning July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The FY2017 budget is $23.7 billion, which is an increase of $673.9 million, or 2.9 percent, over the amended FY2016 budget.

February 24, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Looking at public education reform efforts past and present

I had the privilege to speak to several hundred educators in Atlanta last week. I was there to talk about my experiences as a member of the Education Reform Commission but, as is my wont, I soon deviated off the purpose for which I had been invited to speak and into unchartered waters.

February 24, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Must have time when you spend your day reactin’ to things

It is with earnest intention and optimism that I arise each day and assemble my "to do" list. Somewhere between coffee and barn chores, the day claims its independence, thumbs its nose at my list and shows me that the day will rule. Not me.

February 24, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Miss Relay for Life set for March 6

The Dawson County Miss Relay for Life Beauty Pageant will be Mar 6. in the Dawson County Middle School auditorium.

February 24, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


There’s a reason why we can’t have nice things

Much akin to Jeff Foxworthy's cry when his mother's Elvis Jack Daniels decanter was broken, my grandmother declared she couldn't have anything nice.

February 24, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


David Joshua Martin Jay Tillett

David Joshua Martin Jay Tillett, 27, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 13, 2016.

February 24, 2016 | | OBITS


Charles Robert McCullough

Charles Robert McCullough, 64, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 15, 2016.

February 24, 2016 | | OBITS


Young team proving itself early

The Dawson County Lady Tigers soccer team warmed up on offense in the second half to defeat the Pinecrest Academy Paladins 3-0 last week.

February 23, 2016 | By Amy French afrench@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Lady Tigers end season in sweet sixteen of Class AAA state playoffs

The reigning AAA state champs Laney Wildcats eliminated the Dawson County Lady Tigers for the second year in a row in the state playoffs by a score of 64-45.

February 23, 2016 | By Amy French afrench@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Dawson moves to No. 3 in state

Dawson County Tigers soccer came away with two wins last week against Pinecrest Academy at home and away at Athens Academy to jump to No. 3 in the state in Class AAA.

February 23, 2016 | By Amy French afrench@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Tops in the region

Senior Karlie Bearden's quiet leadership has made an impact on the Lady Tigers basketball team over her four years of playing under Head Coach Steve Sweat.

February 23, 2016 | By Amy French afrench@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Dawsonville buzzing over Chase Elliott's first Daytona 500

Three days before the Daytona 500, the Dawsonville Pool Room restaurant was packed for lunch.

February 23, 2016 | By Clark Leonard DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Dawsonville buzzing over Chase Elliott's first Daytona 500

DAWSONVILLE - Three days before the Daytona 500, the Dawsonville Pool Room restaurant is packed for lunch.

February 20, 2016 | By Clark Leonard DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Dawsonville Highway bridge to be partially closed for painting

The Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 westbound bridge over Lake Lanier is scheduled to be partially closed for a second weekend in a row for Georgia Department of Transportation work.

February 19, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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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


Why all roads lead to Dairy Queen

Before I knew of the solace of cheesecake, there was the single flavored mecca of Dairy Queen.

June 21, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | LIFE


Lanier Technical College celebrates 50 years educating the community

FORSYTH COUNTY - Lanier Technical College hosts its share of banquets and events for groups throughout the community at the Forsyth Conference Center, but on June ...

June 16, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | Education


Throwing some bouquets and a boo

If you are a news-watcher at all, especially if you watch any or all of the 24-hour television news channels, you are probably sick of ...

June 15, 2016 | By Helen Taylor | VIEWPOINT


Junior E. Lee talks about what bugs him this election year

I had hoped to catch you up on the current status of the presidential race before now but in order to do so, I needed ...

June 15, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


I'll never let go of my father's special place to pray

Behind the little house in which I spent a happy childhood, where I toted books from one room to another, where I knelt by my ...

June 14, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


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