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Leap for Literacy event Saturday

With a month of freezing temperatures and snow every other week, Lake Lanier is primed and ready for a swim.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Ailing girl’s wish comes true

Five-year-old Olivia "Livi" Graham likes to laugh, play and be rambunctious at school just like every little girl her age.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Funding presents options

Dawson County teachers may be spending more days in class next school year.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Weathering the storm: What Georgia learned

Severe winter weather in Georgia is a rare occurrence. Although a few snowflakes do fall during the winter months, the snowflakes only stick around long enough to take a few pictures before melting away the next day in 50 degree weather.

February 19, 2014 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Dawson County to celebrate Arbor Day

Last week was not a great time to be a tree.

February 19, 2014 | By Clark MacCallister County Extension Agent | Lifestyle Columnists


Session reaches halfway point

Monday, February 10, 2014, marked the 20th day and half-way point of the 2014 legislative session. With only 20 days left to pass laws this year, we quickly got to work, voting on legislation and reviewing bills in committee.

February 19, 2014 | By Kevin Tanner | Opinion: Letters/Columns


For the love of dog

If you had asked me six months ago if I was going to get another dog anytime soon, I would have said no.

February 19, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Marvin Luke “Lucas” Bruce

Marvin Luke "Lucas" Bruce, 59, of Gainesville, Forsyth County, died Feb. 16, 2014.

February 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Randy Bobo

Randy Allen Bobo, 53, of Cumming, died Feb. 15, 2014.

February 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Paul Cagle

Paul Edwin Cagle, 90, of Cumming died Feb. 16, 2014.

February 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


T.G. “Gunny” Moore

T. G. "Gunny" Moore, 71, of Dawsonville died Feb. 15, 2014.

February 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Kenneth Newell

Kenneth Newell, 75, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 9, 2014.

February 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Betty Saltsgiver

Betty J. Saltsgiver, 84, of Gainesville, formerly of Ormsby, Pa, died Feb. 10, 2014.

February 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Mary Matthews

Mary Vayoma Matthews, 85, of Lynn Haven, Fla., died Feb. 14, 2014.

February 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Preston Sanders

Preston T. Sanders, 74, of Dawsonville died Feb. 15, 2014.

February 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


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Education is top priority

The snow and ice melted from Winter Storm Pax, and we returned to Capitol Hill on Feb. 17. This was the sixth week of the 2014 legislative session and an important one. This past week, we passed the Fiscal Year 2015 budget, as well as many other significant pieces of legislation.

February 26, 2014 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Calibrate your spreader

A few weeks ago I wrote about preparing for crabgrass control by using pre-emergent herbicides. Many of these herbicides, as well as many fertilizers and fescue seed, can be applied to your lawn using spreaders. These devices are fairly simple and are powered by the forward push of the operator.

February 26, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Arbor Day celebrated

For nine years, the Dawson County Tree Preservation Society, along with Keep Dawson County Beautiful, has planted a tree on Arbor Day to commemorate the county's dedication to preserving green space.

The Dawson County Commissioners formally proclaimed Feb. 21 as Arbor Day in Dawson County.

February 26, 2014 | | LOCAL


Internet provider faces settlement, layoffs

The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection announced Monday that the agency has entered into a $600,000 settlement with Internet service provider Windstream Communications over allegations of false advertising.

The office claims that Windstream advertised speeds it could not provide, mislead customers as to the nature of their infrastructure, misrepresented minimum connection speeds and failed to completely clarify subscription-based promotions.

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


A solution to child welfare system

State projects are often hindered by two things: Personnel needs and a lack of funding. We do not have an unlimited bank account or line of credit, and every taxpayer dollar counts. This means we often look to creative methods to bring in the employees and technology needed to address Georgia's biggest needs.

February 25, 2014 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


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