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Letters to Santa

Dear Santa,

December 24, 2014 | | LIFE


Letters to Santa from Black's Mill Elementary students

Cynthia Frady's class

December 24, 2014 | | LIFE


Letters to Santa from Robinson Elementary students

Cecilia Rogers's class

December 24, 2014 | | LIFE


Letters to Santa from Kilough Elementary students

Dear Santa

December 24, 2014 | | LIFE


Letters to Santa from Riverview Elementary students

Heidi McClure's class

December 24, 2014 | | LIFE


Elizabeth Juanita Sumner

Elizabeth Juanita Sumner, 73, of Ellijay, died Dec. 17, 2014.

December 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Ruby Ethel Martin

Ruby Ethel Martin, 97, of Cumming, died Dec. 16, 2014.

December 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Sonya Kendrick

Sonya Kendrick, 55, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 18, 2014.

December 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Gartrell Sam Blackstone

Gartrell Sam Blackstone, 70, of Cumming, died Dec. 20, 2014.

December 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Oakwood man killed in fatal Hwy. 53 crash

An Oakwood man died and two other patients were taken to area hospitals Thursday afternoon following a collision on Hwy. 53, east of Dawsonville.

December 24, 2014 | By Michele Hester and David Renner editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


What Mary knew - and would she change a thing?

A teacher told me once she had never met a more inquisitive, curious child as mine. "He is just full of questions." I am not sure if her implications meant that to be a good thing or not.

December 24, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Chinese pistache named 2014 Gold Medal winner

I am often asked for recommendations regarding plant material in home landscapes. This can sometimes be a difficult task due to homeowners' personal opinions on plant styles, as well as the vast amount of plants available to the modern gardener. One tool that helps with the decision-making process is the annual Georgia Gold Medal Plant list.

December 24, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Why can’t every day be like Christmas?

It's Christmas again, which means we were granted another year. Ben Franklin was right: "Time is the stuff life is made of." It behooves us to give thought to its swift passage.

December 24, 2014 | By Roger Hines For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


A few end-of-year comments

As 2014 winds down, all sorts of groups and individuals tend to take a look at where they've been, are, and are heading. I am not tackling that big job; I'm just tying up some of my own dangling ends.

December 24, 2014 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


West Texas Christmas

About this time of year my family would be part of the decision to either head out to the family ranch in West Texas or not.

December 24, 2014 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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David E. Webster

David E. Webster, 81, of Cumming, died Feb. 20, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Roy Eugene Westray

Roy Eugene Westray, 87, of Cumming, died Feb. 18, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Winter storm watch continues for Dawson County

Areas of light snow will slowly increase across extreme northwest Georgia between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday, and then become widespread across far north Georgia Friday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

February 19, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Tonight’s basketball playoff game postponed

For the second straight day, icy conditions and the threat of more winter weather moving into the area has postponed state basketball playoffs in Dawson County.

February 18, 2015 | From staff reports | High School


County opens temporary shelter at Rock Creek Park

Snow flurries are falling in Northeast Georgia this afternoon, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in tonight.

February 18, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Wanda Buffington

Wanda Buffington, 92, formerly of Avondale Estates, died Feb. 11, 2015.

She was born Oct. 30, 1922 in Pulaski County, daughter of the late Oscar and Allen Stokes.

February 18, 2015 | | OBITS


Ivar Brothen

Ivar Brothen, 80, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 7, 2015.

Mr. Brothen was born Oct. 29, 1934 in Fergus Falls, Minn.

February 18, 2015 | | OBITS


Clinton Chumbley

Clinton Chumbley, 71, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 9, 2015.

Born April 15, 1943, to the late Odum and Jethel Chumbley, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.

February 18, 2015 | | OBITS


Janice Kay Dudley

Janice Kay Dudley, 76, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 10, 2015.

Born Jan. 10, 1939 to the late Ernest and Frieda Byrd, Mrs. Dudley had been a resident of Dawsonville for the past 12 years, coming from Winter Springs, Fla.

February 18, 2015 | | OBITS


Susan Elaine Carter Maciolek

Susan Elaine Carter Maciolek, 73, of Cumming, died Feb. 10, 2015.

She was born in Burbank, Calif. on Dec. 6, 1941.

February 18, 2015 | | OBITS


Brenda Sue Roebuck

Brenda Sue Roebuck, 56, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 9, 2015.

Her parents, Melvin "Doc" and Joyce Swanson; and son, Jeremy Roebuck, preceded her in death.

February 18, 2015 | | OBITS


Winter storm may be on the way Monday

After an icy winter in 2014, North Georgia's relatively mild 2015 is about to take a turn for the worse.

February 15, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Lady Tigers are region champions

The Lady Tigers are region champions.

February 15, 2015 | From staff reports | High School


Lady Tigers remain undefeated

Dawson County coach Steve Sweat was happy his team could book a spot in the Region 7-AAA title game.

February 14, 2015 | From staff reports | High School


Rev. James Samuel “Sam” Cranford

The Rev. James Samuel "Sam" Cranford, 93, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 6, 2015.

February 11, 2015 | | OBITS


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