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Morrison signs to play softball at Brenau

Tabitha Morrison has had a bat in her hands ever since she was a little girl.

December 08, 2015 | By Jake Alvarado For the Dawson County News, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Changing Tink's thinking on Southern funerals

When he asked it, I answered then I laughed.

December 02, 2015 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


The wisdom of a child by way of a jelly jar

It started with a jelly jar.

December 02, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Dawson County falls in quarterfinals

DAWSONVILLE - As Coach Sid Maxwell embraced his tearful son, Tucker, at midfield, he and the rest of the Tigers knew it was over. The greatest season in Dawson County football history came to an end Friday night in a 35-7 loss to No. 2 Blessed Trinity in the Class AAA state quarterfinals.

December 02, 2015 | By Colin Ochs DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Robert S. “Bobby” Shepard

Robert S. "Bobby" Shepard, 84, formerly of Big Canoe, died Nov. 24, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS


Lloyd James Gilreath

Lloyd James Gilreath, 79, of Somerville, Tenn.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS


Patricia “Pitty Pat” Cavanaugh

Patricia "Pitty Pat" Cavanaugh, 73, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 25, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS


James Stanley Carney

James Stanley Carney, 63, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 25, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS


Alberta R. Carlisle

Alberta R. Carlisle, 88, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 26, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS


Mary R. Brooks

Mary R. Brooks, 81, died Nov. 27, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS




A real western Thanksgiving

A grey gloomy sky dropped suddenly over the jagged edges of the Zailiysky Alatu Mountains sending a chilling reminder that winter was now enveloping Almaty, Kazakhstan.

November 25, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Can we really say ‘Happy Thanksgiving?’

'Tis the season to be thankful. Really?

November 25, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


There’s still plenty to be thankful for

"What was Thanksgiving like when you were a little girl?" Cole asked as I was making plans for this week.

November 25, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Georgia, Florida mention mediation as step to solve water wars

Georgia and Florida may be inching closer to settling a water sharing lawsuit, as court records show lawyers for both sides are talking about mediation.

November 25, 2015 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


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Celebrate accomplishments without comparison

Remember that time you dropped a few pounds, felt really good about yourself and then you got on Instagram to take a photo and saw ...

January 27, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Senator encourages students to apply for military scholarship

Sen. Steve Gooch invites high school seniors residing within the 51st Georgia State Senate District to apply for the University of North Georgia Military Scholarship.

January 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Education


DOT trucks treating roads across north Georgia

As Georgia DOT forces begin laying materials and clearing roadways in north Georgia, Metro Atlanta roadway crews are preparing for the window of opportunity after ...

January 22, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Winter storm warning calls for snow, ice in Dawson County

A winter storm warning calls for 3 to 6 inches of snow and up to a quarter inch of ice in Dawson County today and ...

January 22, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Winter weather closings for Friday

All branches of the Chestatee Regional Library System are closed Friday. No items will be due and no fines will accrue.

January 22, 2016 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Winter weather closes schools on Friday

The Dawson County School System has called off class for Friday in anticipation of the incoming winter storm that is expected to drop as much ...

January 21, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Winter weather cancels SAT at Dawson County High testing site

Due to the forecast of potential inclement weather expected to come into Dawson County and the surrounding areas Friday night and early Saturday morning, the ...

January 21, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Dawson schools delayed two hours Thursday

The Dawson County School System is delaying classes for two hours on Thursday.

January 20, 2016 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Winter weather closings in Dawson County

The City of Dawsonville has rescheduled the inaugural citizen discussion workshop planned for tonight. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 ...

January 20, 2016 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Nice doesn’t always win

My uncle is always nice.

January 20, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Mardi Gras in the Mountains worth supporting

On Feb. 6, 2016 Georgia Mountains Hospice, the Jasper Rotary Club and the Ellijay and Jasper Councils of the Knights of Columbus will sponsor the ...

January 20, 2016 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | VIEWPOINT


Session begins with encouraging outlook

We began the second session of the 153rd General Assembly on Jan. 11, 2016. With an ambitious legislative agenda to navigate, and only 40 legislative ...

January 20, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Getting started in 2016

The Gold Dome bustles with energy in the new year as we reconvene for the second session of the 153rd Georgia General Assembly. I am ...

January 20, 2016 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


The state of this column can’t be overstated

My fellow Georgians: Now that President Barack Obama has delivered his final soppy State of the Union address (Yay! Hooray!) and Gov. Nathan Deal has ...

January 20, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


The little house (again)

The little house in which I was privileged to be raised, the same one I wrote of recently, needed its annual deep cleaning. This involves ...

January 20, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


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