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Yarbrough named to commission

Gov. Nathan Deal has named 33 state education experts, including columnist Dick Yarbrough, to the state Education Reform Commission.

January 28, 2015 | DCN regional staff | Government


Introverts of the world unite

If you had asked me 25 years ago if I was an extravert or an introvert, I would have whole-heartedly responded with the former.

January 28, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


The State of Our State

Gov. Nathan Deal made it clear during his annual "State of the State" address that Georgia's economy continues to grow in the aftermath of the worst economic collapse of the 21st century.

January 28, 2015 | By Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Gov. Deal wants to add to the number of uninsured in Georgia

Georgia is still refusing the federal funds to expand Medicaid to cover more than 500,000 uninsured people. This decision will cost the state's health care system about $34 billion over the next decade, according to a new report by two well-respected research organizations.

January 28, 2015 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Georgia’s juvenile justice system going to the dogs and that’s a good thing

The State of Georgia's Juvenile Justice System is going to the dogs. And that's a good thing.

January 28, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Fire Blight control tips

Backyard apple trees are very popular in this area of Georgia. Many people see the apples being grown just down the road in Ellijay and assume it should be easy to grow them at home.

January 28, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


What goes down will also go up

Forty years ago I embarked on a career in the oil industry that has covered decades. That career has taken me around the world far more than once. It has taken me from oil rigs to refineries, to massive tanker ships to the highest corporate towers.

January 28, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Virginia Louise Vaughn

Virginia Louise Vaughn, 77, of Cumming, died Jan. 19, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Brian Thomas Johnson

Brian Thomas Johnson, 27, of Cumming, died Jan. 21, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITS


G. Dan Hulsey

G. Dan Hulsey, 62, of Dumfries, Va., died Jan. 21, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Edwin Donald Gravitt

Edwin Donald Gravitt, 75, of Cumming, died Jan. 20, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Robert G. “Slim” Denny

Robert G. "Slim" Denny, 75, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 19, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Getting down to business

The 2015 legislative session is off to a fast and busy start. The Georgia State Senate swore in all 56 senators last week, including 10 new freshman senators, and announced committee assignments shortly thereafter.

January 21, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Time to pay attention

It's that time of year again.

January 21, 2015 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


2015 session underway

We began the 153rd Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly on Jan. 12. Last Monday marked the first day of the 2015-2016 term, all the members of the Georgia House of Representatives were sworn into office. We then promptly got to work on our first order of business: Electing leaders to guide the Georgia House of Representatives through our next two years of public service.

January 21, 2015 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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We have no place for discrimination

I just finished sending out congratulatory messages across the globe to various women I have worked with through the decades.

March 18, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Thankful for a new line of Methodist ministers

I spent last week helping to assess a group of people for a job I couldn't do if my life depended on it.

March 18, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Georgia’s children are top priority

The legislature reached day 30 of the legislative session on March 13.

March 18, 2015 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Deal’s Education Plan

Opportunity for every American is a value which we all hope for.

March 18, 2015 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | VIEWPOINT


Thanks to Speaker Ralston for service as lawyer/legislator

In these final weeks of the 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly, I would like to take this opportunity to offer appreciation, on behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, to Attorney and State House Speaker David Ralston, whose district reaches into Dawson, Fannin and Gilmer counties.

March 18, 2015 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | VIEWPOINT


Prepare for potato planting

Now is the time to start preparing your garden for potato plantings.

March 18, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


You always need your Mama

"So, how are Mama and Uncle Bobby doing without Granny?" my friend Renee asked as she took a seat across the table from me.

March 18, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Lyman Henry Smith

Lyman Henry Smith, 74, of Dawsonville, died March 9, 2015.

March 17, 2015 | | OBITS


Jack Wayne Quarles

Jack Wayne Quarles, 72, of Cumming, died March 10, 2015.

March 17, 2015 | | OBITS


Fred Dwight McClure

Fred Dwight McClure, 82, died March 8, 2015.

March 17, 2015 | | OBITS


James R. King

James R. King, 78, of Dawsonville, died March 15, 2015.

March 17, 2015 | | OBITS


Carole D. Hollaway

Carole D. Hollaway, 73, of Dawsonville, died March 13, 2015.

March 17, 2015 | | OBITS


Theodore Joseph “Ted” Fedoruk

Theodore Joseph "Ted" Fedoruk, 92, of Peachtree City, died March 11, 2015.

March 17, 2015 | | OBITS


Robert Eugene Bearden

Robert Eugene Bearden, 64, of Sparta, died March 9, 2015.

March 17, 2015 | | OBITS


Elda Chumbley Looper

Elda Chumbley Looper, 68, of Dawsonville, died March 7, 2015.

March 17, 2015 | | OBITS


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