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Parker commits to North Georgia

Verbally committing to the University of North Georgia is an exciting reality for Dawson County High School basketball player and rising senior Ashley Parker.

July 22, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | High School


Elliott wins again

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is leading the NASCAR Nationwide Series points race after claiming a third victory in his rookie season Saturday night at Chicagoland Speedway.

July 22, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Campmeeting next week

Families and friends will gather and time will take a step back and slow down next week at the Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting.

July 16, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Relax, trust and swim with the flow

I had signed my child up for swimming lessons before, several years ago. The first day, he loved it, splashing around in the water, making new friends.

July 16, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Rising senior sets sites on University of Pennsylvania

Dawson County High School rising senior Joy Lewis had her eyes set on two colleges, University of Pennsylvania and Eastern Carolina University, but it was the call from Pennsylvania offering a softball scholarship that helped her come to a decision.

July 16, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | SPORTS


Thelma Stamey

Thelma Stamey, 79, of Dawsonville, died July 12, 2014.

July 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Wayne Painter

Wayne Painter, 72, of Dahlonega, died July 11, 2014.

July 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Harold Jefferson McGehee

Harold Jefferson McGehee, 78, of Smyrna, died July 10, 2014.

July 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Jessie Lorine Henderson

Jessie Lorine Henderson, 67, and a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, died July 12, 2014.

July 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Glen C. Amburn

Glen C. Amburn, 50, of Dawsonville, died July 9, 2014.

July 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Junior E. Lee knows his polls, pests

With the July 22 runoff elections fast approaching, I called Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Ga., to get his thoughts on the various races and to see who he thinks will make it to the finals of the November general election and who will be eliminated this round.

July 09, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Growing up takes a while to accomplish

My path was crossed the other day by someone I had not seen in a while, and thankfully so.

July 09, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Controlling vines in the landscape

Summer is a hot time for weed control issues.

July 09, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


My deepest appreciation to so many

I am humbled. I am grateful. I am honored. And I am overwhelmed. I said it to the people who came to my 90th birthday celebration at Bethel, and I say it again to the many people who made that lovely celebration possible and to those who sent good wishes even if they couldn't attend.

July 09, 2014 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Library offers tech savvy tips for all ages

Getting a tablet or any other technology device can be overwhelming and sometimes frustrating if it is not known how to use. However, the Dawson County Library is there to help.

July 09, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


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Carolyn Bennett Hammond

Carolyn Bennett Hammond, 70, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 28, 2014.

September 03, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Sally Burt

Sally Burt, 99, of Dawsonville died Aug. 28, 2014.

September 03, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Star Wars for president

In college statistics, I realized the Evan Esar's quote that "statistics is the science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures" was true. They taught my class how to go to extremes with the science of figures. The point was to understand that everything has a counter point.

September 03, 2014 | By Charlie Auvermann Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Sara Leen Bagley

Sarah Leen Bagley, 89, of Cumming died Aug. 23, 2014.

August 27, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Alice Gentry Ramsey

Alice Gentry Ramsey, 74, of Dahlonega died Aug. 24, 2014.

August 27, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Thelma Green Samples

Thelma Green Samples, 91, of Cumming died on Aug. 18, 2014.

August 27, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Gladys Akins Sosebee

Gladys Akins Sosebee, 86, of Cumming died Aug. 22, 2014.

August 27, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Tragedy is a reminder to text less, live more

It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus and it doesn't get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa this is one with a quick cure.

August 27, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns


My dogs are more spoiled than others

When you live in a small town, people know you. When you have the privilege of living in a small town in the mountains, people know your dogs, too.

August 27, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


One letter not enough to polish liberal credentials

Rap. Rap. Rap.

August 20, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Education is anything but elementary

I never thought I would be one to homeschool my child.

August 20, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Cream still often rises to the top

Not many people nowadays are familiar with whole milk, in which the richest part does indeed rise to the top of the container.

August 20, 2014 | Helen Taylor Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Jewell Strickland

Jewell Strickland, 92, of Dawsonville died Aug. 16, 2014.

August 20, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Lucille Lowman

Lucille Lowman, 92, of Dawsonville died Aug. 16, 2014.

August 20, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Cumming man killed in tractor accident

A man from Cumming died when his tractor overturned earlier this week.

August 15, 2014 | Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


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