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Robert Kenneth Hicks

Robert Kenneth Hicks, 64, of Dawsonville, died July 20, 2016.

July 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Terry “Goodester” Goode

Terry "Goodester" Goode, 54, of Dawsonville, died July 24, 2016.

July 27, 2016 | | OBITS


There ought to be a few more laws

July is a special time in Georgia because it's the month when most of the laws passed during the previous legislative session go into effect.

July 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford | VIEWPOINT


Millage roll back is disappointing

I was extremely disappointed to read the article about lowering the millage rate for our property taxes.

July 27, 2016 | Leslie Kupkowski | LETTERS/COLUMNS


What good is a bucket list without The Gaithers on it?

I don't have a bucket list, but if I did I would be hard-pressed to find room to add anything else. There is not much I have wanted to do that I haven't done, from shooting the breeze with the president in the Oval Office, to seeing the sun rise in the Scottish Highlands, to being embedded with the brave men and women of Georgia's 48th Brigade Combat Team in Iraq.

July 27, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | VIEWPOINT


Tips for caring for trees

Trees provide great benefits to our home landscapes. They provide shade, help retain soils and add visual interest. It is important that we take care of our trees.

July 27, 2016 | Clark Macallister | Lifestyle Columnists


Birthday parties--even my own--freak me out

My child is already making his birthday list, putting a corgi at the top of his list followed by Pokemon cards and DS games.

July 27, 2016 | | Lifestyle Columnists


Why one church's preacher was also the plumber

In the months before we married, I sought to show Tink the Southern mountains of my raising. On a colorful autumn afternoon, I was driving him around the curvy backroads and pointing out spots of various interests such as family farms, cemeteries, and birthplaces. I turned off the "blacktop" onto a graveled dirt drive.

July 27, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Jeff Johnson is Dawson County's new sheriff

Dawson County's runoff election for sheriff and tax commissioner ended in narrow victories Tuesday night.

July 26, 2016 | | LOCAL


Softball tryouts for middle school

Any girls who are interested in playing softball at the middle school level are invited to try out this month.

July 19, 2016 | staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | Middle School


Ralph Watson

Ralph Watson, 87, of Dawsonville, died July 8, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Anthony Dwight James

Anthony Dwight James, 67, of Buford, died July 6, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Wilma L. Harper

Wilma L. Harper, 76, of Dawsonville, died July 3, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


William Edward Gordon III

William Edward Gordon III, 38, of Dawsonville, died July 1, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


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Raymond Charles Newirth Jr.

Raymond Charles Newirth Jr., 81, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 13, 2016.

September 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Ginger Paul

Ginger Paul, 61, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 16, 2016.

September 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Terry E. Thurmond

Terry E. Thurmond, 66, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 16, 2016.

September 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Current drought may require another divine solution

Uh. Oh. Here we go again. I have been told that we are beginning to experience drought conditions in the state.

September 20, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Backyard poultry courses offered soon

UGA Extension will be offering a free backyard poultry management course from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Lumpkin County ...

September 14, 2016 | By Clark MacAllister | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The freedom to disrespect works both ways

Who cares what Colin Kaepernick, the sage of San Francisco, thinks? Really.

September 14, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The Hillbilly Hipster

The wildlife here ranges from sketchy looking squirrels, to bears to deer that are almost as domesticated as dogs.

September 14, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Community’s support is appreciated

Ben and I would like to thank everyone who participated in the LifeSouth blood drive Aug. 27 in memory of Charles [Finley].

September 14, 2016 | By Kathy Finley | LETTERS/COLUMNS


How it all caught up with ‘em

We were cleaning up the dishes from Sunday dinner when Rodney called me into the living room where he was watching TV.

September 14, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Alton C. Anderson

Alton C. Anderson, 71, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 4, 2016.

September 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Randy M. Looper

Randy M. Looper, 69, of Gainesville, died Sept. 10, 2016.

September 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Charlotte Starnes Phillips

Charlotte Starnes Phillips, of Cumming, formerly of Decatur and Kingsport, Tenn., died Sept. 8, 2016.

September 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Virginia Ann Hammond Martin Sefzik

Virginia Ann Hammond Martin Sefzik, 76, of Cumming, died Sept. 6, 2016.

September 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Construction begins next month on new Lanier Tech campus

Lanier Technical College officially broke ground Friday morning for a new $100 million campus on Howard Road, just off Ga. 365 in Hall County.

September 14, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman DCN regional staff | Education


North Georgia zoo officials create makeshift incubator to save baby kangaroo

Lillypad the kangaroo has had a rough life so far.

September 07, 2016 | By Hailey Van Parys DCN regional staff | LOCAL


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