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Region 7-AAA basketball tournament this weekend

The Region 7-AAA basketball tournament will be this weekend.

February 14, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | High School


No school for Dawson County on Wednesday

Dawson County School Superintendent announced just before 2 p.m. today that schools are canceled for students and staff on Wednesday.

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Winter weather closes schools

With just a two-week reprieve from the last snowstorm, Dawson County was bracing early this week for more winter weather and the closings that come with it.

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students defy cold, spell

Despite a few weather-related delays, the Dawson County school system has crowned a spelling bee champion to represent it in the district spelling bee.

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


At the halfway point of the 2014 legislative session

The Georgia General Assembly is now halfway through the 40-day legislative session and just days away from a significant deadline. The 30th day of the legislative session - also known as Crossover Day - is the last day for Senate bills to transfer to the House for consideration, and vice versa.

February 11, 2014 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Productive week at Capitol

We returned to the Gold Dome on Feb. 3, 2014. With the 2014 legislative session heating up, we had a very busy and productive week.

February 11, 2014 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Random thoughts, subjects

Many of you have written to say you oppose HB 875, which would allow weapons in houses of worship and is currently making its way through the legislature faster than a speeding bullet. I suggest you let the bill's author, State Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, know, too. Call him at (404) 656-0188, or email: rick.jasperse@house.ga.gov.

February 11, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Junior Roger Wheeler

Junior Roger Wheeler, 74, of Cumming, died Feb. 8, 2014.

February 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


James C. “Jake” Waits

James C. "Jake" Waits, 82, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 4, 2014.

February 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Kim Reith Martiny

Kim Reith Martiny, 74, of Cumming, died Feb. 7, 2014.

February 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Cleo Fouts

Cleo Fouts, 91, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 4, 2014.

February 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Dan Brumbalow

Dan Brumbalow, 77, of Cumming, died Feb. 4, 2014.

February 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Pretty goes all the way to the bone

One thing Mama always told me was to never make fun of the way a person looked. She said that was just terrible for someone to make fun of someone based on something they had no control or say so in whatsoever.

February 11, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Hold off on crabgrass control

With all of the recent winter weather, a summer lawn may be the last thing on your mind. However, now is the time to start thinking about controlling summer annual weeds, such as crabgrass.

February 11, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Kylie Michelle Yates to wed Shawn Robert Johnson

Gary and Cindy Yates of Panama City Beach, Fla., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kylie Michelle Yates, to Shawn Robert Johnson.

February 11, 2014 | | Engagements


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Good girls finish last

Angel Doodle is not a good girl. She likes it that way. The little caramel colored pittie mix doesn't even pretend to be good.

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


Brenda “Flip” Scott

Brenda "Flip" Scott, 56, of Dawsonville, died March 30, 2014.

April 02, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Brenda Gail “B.G.” Davis

Brenda Gail "B.G." Davis, 63, of Dawsonville, died March 24, 2014.

April 02, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Gerda Houp

Gerda Houp, 80, of Dahlonega, died March 27, 2014.

April 02, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Mildred Ophelia Castleberry

Mildred Ophelia Castleberry, 92, of Cumming, died March 29, 2014.

April 02, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Kenny Cruse

Kenny Cruse, 61, of Cumming, died March 29, 2014.

April 02, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Session not good for all

Last week Sen. Steven Gooch and Rep. Kevin Tanner wrote about the end of the general session and the bills they had sponsored and that had been passed. Some good was done.

April 02, 2014 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Participation in the local community is important

If you attended the annual meeting of the Dawson County Homeowners Civic Association, you don't need to read this column. However, not many of you were there.

April 02, 2014 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Pleasing everyone impossible

Even by my impossibly high standards, this has been a good week. It began with a whack upside the head from a reader in south Georgia after I opined that those who want to change the way we teach our children in public schools ought to have their kids in public schools. I was referring to the efforts led by Sen. William Ligon, R-Brunswick, to overturn the Common Core curriculum in the recent legislative session.

April 02, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Time to let go and clean the clutter

I inherited my pack-rat tendencies from Granny, along with the dusting allergy.

April 02, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Tea scale insect control

Gardeners who have camellia plants are probably familiar with tea scale. Tea scale is a small insect around 1/10th of an inch long that resides on the undersides of the leaves of camellias, hollies and a few other host plants. These tiny insects damage plants by sucking out juices inside the leaves. Heavy infestations can severely damage affected plants, resulting in major leaf drop and occasionally plant death if not properly treated.

April 02, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Finalist for superintendent named

Hall County's executive director of facilities has been named the finalist for superintendent of the Dawson County school system.

April 02, 2014 | By David Renner and Jeff Gill drenner@dawsonnews.com, jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Education


Superintendent list narrowed to single finalist

Hall County's executive director of facilities has been named the finalist for superintendent of Dawson County schools.

March 28, 2014 | By David Renner and Jeff Gill drenner@dawsonnews.com, jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Education


Kathleen Grindle Hughes

Kathleen Grindle Hughes, 86, of Cumming, died March 19, 2014.

March 26, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Session comes to an end

The 2014 legislative session came to an end March 20, when the House and Senate completed the 40th and final legislative day.

March 26, 2014 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


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