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Georgia’s unique higher education funding

Since 1993, the Georgia Lottery has provided a solution to keep higher education tuition affordable in our state, as well as fund Georgia's pre-K program.

August 12, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Some new things – personal, local and beyond

Each of us has things to wrestle with day after day: Pleasant, unpleasant, routine, extraordinary. One of my "things" this week is learning to use a new computer. It's not the newest model, but newer than my old 2003 Windows XP, and I'm adjusting.

August 12, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Some random thoughts on some random subject

Hooray! The State of Georgia, CSX Transportation, Murray County and the Georgia Ports Authority have announced construction of the Appalachian Regional Port to be built in Murray County in Northwest Georgia.

August 12, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

It was all because of a dog

Some love stories begin with chance meetings, glances across the room, or even horrible blind dates that actually work out.

August 12, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Fall webworms

Have you noticed trees containing unsightly, light-grey webs towards the ends of their branches? These webs contain the fall webworm, a perennial pest of several trees all across North America.

August 12, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

High-speed Internet provider acquires local wireless network service

Two players in North Georgia's Internet game have come together.

August 12, 2015 | From Staff Reports | BUSINESS

Foothill Community Bank introduces Lewis as interim president and CEO

Foothills Community Bank on Monday announced John Lewis interim CEO and president as part of the Dawsonville-based bank's recapitalization plan.

August 12, 2015 | From staff reports | BUSINESS

Alan Carter Redd

Alan Carter Redd, 57, of Dawsonville, formerly of Cumming, died Aug. 6, 2015.

August 11, 2015 | | OBITS

James R. Pruitt

James R. Pruitt, 91, of Cumming, died Aug. 8, 2015.

August 11, 2015 | | OBITS

Chris Gore

Chris Gore, 60, of Dahlonega, died Aug. 4, 2015.

August 11, 2015 | | OBITS

Fall vegetable gardening

Has your summer garden not turned out like you thought it would? As usual, this summer season has brought with it challenging weather conditions for growing vegetables. The high humidity and rainfall have made plant diseases prevalent, and the insects sure aren't showing any signs of letting up. If your summer vegetables didn't pan out, there is always time for redemption with cool-season vegetables.

August 05, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister Extension Agent | Lifestyle Columnists

You’re only as good as your word, so mean what you say

When you give someone your word, it's a pretty big deal.

August 05, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Lamar White

Lamar White, 75, of Alpharetta, died July 27, 2015.

August 04, 2015 | | OBITS

Mabel Pettyjohn

Mabel Pettyjohn, 92, of Big Canoe, died Aug. 2, 2015.

August 04, 2015 | | OBITS

Caryl White Maisel

Caryl White Maisel, 69, of Dawsonville, died July 28, 2015.

August 04, 2015 | | OBITS

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Elliott nets 11th top-five at Kentucky

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, finished fourth in Saturday's 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kentucky ...

September 29, 2015 | From staff reports | SPORTS

George Wesley Waller

George Wesley Waller, 80, of Alpharetta, died Sept. 21, 2015.

September 29, 2015 | | OBITS

Marilyn Margaret Sauber

Marilyn Margaret Sauber, 79, originally from Fostoria, Ohio, died Sept. 4, 2015.

September 29, 2015 | | OBITS

Hubert Carlyle Platt

Hubert Carlyle Platt, 83, died Sept. 26, 2015.

September 29, 2015 | | OBITS

Local papers merge

The Dawson Community News has purchased the Dawson News and Advertiser and will merge the two publications into one weekly newspaper to serve Dawson County ...

September 23, 2015 | From Staff Reports | BUSINESS

Dawson GED program recognized

Instructors and students at the Dawson County Adult Learning Center were recently recognized for achievements in GED testing.

September 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Education

The power of forgiveness: Doing some self-work

I have been doing some self-work lately - a byproduct of trying to better myself these last few years.

September 23, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Georgia high school fishing clubs growing

Mark Gintert might just have the best job in America. An avid outdoorsman and a successful businessman, Gintert is the national youth director of The ...

September 23, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Considering some other sides of situations

Those Dawson County Woman's Club members have done it again: Produced a lovely, fun fundraiser. The "Giving Goes Glam" fashion show luncheon was indeed ...

September 23, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Questions now make sense

My wife and I came through and did some shopping recently at the outlet mall.

September 23, 2015 | By Reader Submitted | VIEWPOINT

DNR officer on Lake Lanier wins national award

When announced last week as the national boating officer of the year, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Cpl. Jason Roberson said it's his family ...

September 23, 2015 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff, | CRIME/COURTS

A new year and a new leader for DCHS band

The Dawson County High School band started off the new school year with a fresh start.

September 16, 2015 | By Jake Alvarado For the Dawson Community News, | Education

Cellphone app helps participants locate areas for Shore Sweep

As the Lake Lanier Association approaches its 27th annual Shore Sweep on Sept. 26, the group has a new tool in its arsenal for ridding ...

September 16, 2015 | By Clark Leonard DCN regional staff, | LOCAL

Rachel Jane Higgins

Rachel Jane Higgins, 37, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 8, 2015.

September 16, 2015 | | OBITS

Virginia Mae Jones

Virginia Mae Jones, 87, of Gainesville, died Sept. 11, 2015.

September 16, 2015 | | OBITS

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