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Anna S. Parrish

Anna S. Parrish, 83, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 20, 2015.

October 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Bobby “Bob” Mulkey

Bobby "Bob" Mulkey, 76, of Lula, died Oct. 19, 2015.

October 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Hoyt C. Flanagan Sr.

Hoyt C. Flanagan Sr., 71, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 20, 2015.

October 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Michael Lee Everett

Michael Lee Everett, 64, died Oct. 24, 2015.

October 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Ivan “Cowboy” Bennett

Ivan "Cowboy" Bennett, 87, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 23, 2015.

October 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Dawson County students receive college scholarships

The North Georgia Community Foundation recently awarded $177,950 in scholarships to North Georgia high school students pursuing higher education this fall.

October 28, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Georgia Mountains’ unemployment rate declines to 4.9 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor recently announced that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region for September was 4.9 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 5 percent in August.

October 28, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


This rule could give politicians heartburn

The phrase "GASB 77" is not just a random collection of letters and numbers.

October 28, 2015 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


A newcomer’s guide to Georgia-Florida week

If you have just arrived in our fair state from some alien environment like the planet Krutopia or maybe Vermont, I need to explain to you a cataclysmic event taking place on Saturday afternoon in the city of Jacksonville, Fla., which is a suburb of Greater Metropolitan Brunswick, Ga., much like Vermont is a suburb of Canada.

October 28, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


My dog tells me what she wants --- and gets it

Ava my German shepherd is quite verbal.

October 28, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Dixie Dew’s goodbye

The dread of death, I have come to know, is as fierce and unrelenting as a tornado in full destruction mode.

October 28, 2015 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Good pecan crop expected this year

Pecans are a very important nut crop for the state of Georgia. We are ranked No. 1 in the nation in pecan production, having more than 145,000 acres planted in pecans in Georgia.

October 28, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Moonshine run honors longtime festival supporter

"Gentlemen, start your engines" is a very familiar phrase and one that creates a thunderous, heart-thumping beginning to a thrilling event.

October 22, 2015 | By Rhonda Goodwin K.A.R.E. for Kids volunteer | Lifestyle Columnists


Mountain Moonshine Festival entertainment schedule

'Shine stage

October 22, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


K.A.R.E. for Kids makes holiday wishes come true

Hundreds of local children will wake up Christmas morning to find presents under their trees thanks to dozens of volunteers determined to make holiday wishes come true.

October 22, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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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


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 ...

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


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 ...

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


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 ...

February 10, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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


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


You can’t teach an old dog new tricks

Much to her irritation, Mama was told by her insurance company she needed to get a checkup.

February 10, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


For the people of Georgia

The Georgia General Assembly has completed the fourth week of the 2016 legislative session, and week five is well underway.

February 10, 2016 | By Sen. Steve Gooch For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Kemp’s primary could be decisive

Two years ago, Secretary of State Brian Kemp began his push to set up an "SEC Primary" for a simple reason: He wanted the world ...

February 10, 2016 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Senator wants to improve Internet access

ATLANTA -- Sen. Steve Gooch (R - Dahlonega) has filed legislation to create the Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for All Georgians Study Committee.

February 10, 2016 | | LOCAL


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 ...

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 ...

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


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