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Windstream promises improvements; U.S. Rep. Doug Collins calls it 'more of the same'

Windstream's promises to improve communication, establish a new team to handle customer complaints and invest millions of dollars in the coming years to upgrade Internet service in Northeast Georgia were dismissed as "more of the same" on Monday.

March 02, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Comedian Katt Williams arrested in Gainesville

Comedian Katt Williams was arrested Monday on a battery charge in Gainesville after a store employee told police that Williams punched him during an argument.

March 02, 2016 | DCN regional staff editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Dawson County man acquitted in murder case

A Dawson County man charged in the 2014 deadly shooting of a local little league coach has been acquitted of all charges.

February 29, 2016 | | CRIME/COURTS


GOP candidates surface to oppose Congressman Doug Collins

Two candidates have emerged to oppose U.S. Rep. Doug Collins of Gainesville in the May 24 Republican primary.

February 25, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Roundabout is a good thing

I have read with interest the news item-"GDOT seeks solutions" in your issue of Feb. 17, in which the Georgia Department of Transportation is requesting comments from the public to their proposal for replacing the stop sign with a roundabout on the intersection of Highways 52 and 183 in Dawsonville to reduce the chances of accidents and making the intersection easier to go through.

February 24, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Legislature racing against the clock

The Georgia General Assembly is racing against the clock in order to meet a significant deadline-the 30th legislative day, which is also more commonly known as Crossover Day. This is the last day that Senate bills can transfer to the House for consideration, and vice versa. This means that all Senate bills must be filed and favorably reported out of committee this week in order to still be eligible for consideration in 2016.

February 24, 2016 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Education a priority in budget

The General Assembly has one constitutional obligation each year: To pass a balanced state budget. The budget passed the House on Friday and will serve as a spending guide for the state beginning July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The FY2017 budget is $23.7 billion, which is an increase of $673.9 million, or 2.9 percent, over the amended FY2016 budget.

February 24, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Looking at public education reform efforts past and present

I had the privilege to speak to several hundred educators in Atlanta last week. I was there to talk about my experiences as a member of the Education Reform Commission but, as is my wont, I soon deviated off the purpose for which I had been invited to speak and into unchartered waters.

February 24, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Must have time when you spend your day reactin’ to things

It is with earnest intention and optimism that I arise each day and assemble my "to do" list. Somewhere between coffee and barn chores, the day claims its independence, thumbs its nose at my list and shows me that the day will rule. Not me.

February 24, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Miss Relay for Life set for March 6

The Dawson County Miss Relay for Life Beauty Pageant will be Mar 6. in the Dawson County Middle School auditorium.

February 24, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


There’s a reason why we can’t have nice things

Much akin to Jeff Foxworthy's cry when his mother's Elvis Jack Daniels decanter was broken, my grandmother declared she couldn't have anything nice.

February 24, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


David Joshua Martin Jay Tillett

David Joshua Martin Jay Tillett, 27, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 13, 2016.

February 24, 2016 | | OBITS


Charles Robert McCullough

Charles Robert McCullough, 64, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 15, 2016.

February 24, 2016 | | OBITS


Young team proving itself early

The Dawson County Lady Tigers soccer team warmed up on offense in the second half to defeat the Pinecrest Academy Paladins 3-0 last week.

February 23, 2016 | By Amy French afrench@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Lady Tigers end season in sweet sixteen of Class AAA state playoffs

The reigning AAA state champs Laney Wildcats eliminated the Dawson County Lady Tigers for the second year in a row in the state playoffs by a score of 64-45.

February 23, 2016 | By Amy French afrench@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


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Why the Supreme Court pick should not matter much

The Constitution of the United State of America does not expressly give the Supreme Court the power to declare unconstitutional the acts of the President ...

April 06, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Is anyone listening?

The exact moment it happened was at a large round table in a ballroom of majestic gilt in a grand hotel.

April 06, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


The 2016 Legislative Session: A winner for economic development

The Georgia General Assembly ended the 2016 legislative session by setting a record. We officially adjourned at 12:30 a.m., which is the latest ...

April 06, 2016 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Rules for political engagement

I yearn for the election years of yesterday. Politics were just not discussed, not even among family.

April 06, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


9th Congressional District GOP primary debate set for Saturday

The Hall County GOP will host a Republican primary debate for U.S. 9th Congressional District candidates this Saturday in Gainesville.

April 06, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff | Government


EAGLE winner Desmond Vaird earns GED, overcomes addiction to continue education and 'give back' as t

Desmond Vaird says he is on cloud nine after being selected as the Technical College System of Georgia's 2016 Adult Education Student of the ...

April 06, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Myrtle M. “Nanny” Wright

Myrtle M. "Nanny" Wright, 98, of Dahlonega, died March 30, 2016.

April 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Dr. Billie C. Russo, Sr.

Dr. Billie C. Russo, Sr., 80, of Dawsonville, died April 2, 2016.

April 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Lurlee Beck Graham

Lurlee Beck Graham, 90, of Cleveland, died April 1, 2016.

April 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Lorena Stanley Alexander

Lorena Stanley Alexander, 86, of Alto, died March 30, 2016.

April 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Gunfire near Dawson-Forsyth line triggers rumors, social media frenzy

Local law enforcement is investigating reports of gunfire Sunday night in north Forsyth, not far from the Dawson County line.

April 04, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Authorities: Medical episode likely cause of three-vehicle crash at county line

The three-vehicle crash at the Dawson-Forsyth County line Wednesday that sent several people to the hospital occurred, authorities said, when a teenage driver suffered a ...

April 01, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Kingergarten registration is coming up

It is almost time to register for kindergarten in Dawson County.

March 30, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Sharing life’s bumps and bruises with friends

She is not going to be pleased that I have told you this, but we are all family here, even if some of you consider ...

March 30, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Burt one of state’s first judges to complete new training

Probate Judge Jennifer E. Burt of Dawson County successfully completed in-depth judicial training requirements through the Georgia Probate Court Judges Certificate Program.

March 30, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


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