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Return of corn-fried shrimp is welcomed news

Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn't quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart's Rick finding Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa in "Casablanca" ("Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.") but it is pretty darned close.

February 03, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Sometimes all you need is a good cry

The only times I saw Granny openly cry was when my grandfather had brain surgery, when he died, and when her beloved German shepherd, Bo, died.

February 02, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Forsyth County infant battling rare heart condition

FORSYTH COUNTY - An 8-month-old Forsyth County girl with a rare heart condition is undergoing treatment in Boston, but there are ways for local residents to help.

February 02, 2016 | By Kelly Whitmire DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Schools announce make-up days

The Dawson County School System has just announced when students will make up missed classes following last week's snow days.

January 27, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Senator encourages students to apply for military scholarship

Sen. Steve Gooch invites high school seniors residing within the 51st Georgia State Senate District to apply for the University of North Georgia Military Scholarship.

January 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Education


Celebrate accomplishments without comparison

Remember that time you dropped a few pounds, felt really good about yourself and then you got on Instagram to take a photo and saw a photo of one of your friends?

January 27, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Conducting a review of Georgia’s budget

The Senate reconvened for week two after taking a long weekend to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

January 27, 2016 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | VIEWPOINT


There’s real importance in how to tell the story

While studying for a degree in journalism, I learned the basics of telling a good story and answering questions before they could be asked.

January 27, 2016 | | Lifestyle Columnists


In response to Yarbrough column

From week to week I look forward to your column. It is usually refreshing and on point.

January 27, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Session begins with encouraging outlook

We began the second session of the 153rd General Assembly on Jan. 11, 2016. With an ambitious legislative agenda to navigate, and only 40 legislative days to accomplish the task, we got straight to work.

January 27, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Passing on some borrowed ‘good advice’

My chiropractor, like many doctors, often adds a new piece of reading material for waiting clients, usually in the form of a page of inspirational or better health advice. The latest one I read there was about how "The Holidays" can knock years off your life, specifically by eating too much (especially too much junk food) and exercising too little during holiday periods.

January 27, 2016 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


State senator seeks to help disabled community

Republican State Sen. Fran Millar represents Georgia's 40th District in the north Atlanta suburbs and is not your typical glad-handing, hail-fellow-well-met kind of politician. One Atlanta newspaper columnist calls him "perpetually grumpy" and "ornery." Now in his third term in the Senate after serving 12 years in the House, what you see with Sen. Millar is what you get: Perpetually grumpy and ornery and a straight-shooter.

January 27, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The perfect light

My trusty American SUV rumbled along a rocky seldom driven road kicking up a cloud of dust that enveloped the trucks following me.

January 27, 2016 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Who wins in this fight over ‘freedom’?

This is a fight over "freedom" that legislators don't really need. It's a fight they could have avoided. But it seems to be a fight that they are destined to have.

January 27, 2016 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


DOT trucks treating roads across north Georgia

As Georgia DOT forces begin laying materials and clearing roadways in north Georgia, Metro Atlanta roadway crews are preparing for the window of opportunity after the rain moves out to begin applying brine and spreading salt and gravel materials on the roadway.

January 22, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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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


Clyde Edwards

Clyde Edwards, 87, of Dawsonville, died April 10, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Some thoughts on why religious freedom bill failed

Before you get your shorts in a wad, the following observations in no way indicate my preference for or opposition to the recent Religious Freedom ...

April 06, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News, editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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