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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 me the illegitimate stepson of the weird cousin that talks with his mouth full.

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


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


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


The store of memories

There is a country store that sets in the middle of hundreds of acres of farm land embedded with hardwoods and pines that have grown, untended, for a century or two. In this little rural community live people who mostly work with their hands, raise much of what they eat and pray for any extra help they can get from any place that they can get it.

March 29, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Begrudgingly holding onto a grudge

The other day, the unthinkable happened.

March 29, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Barbara West

Barbara West, 88, of Dawson County, died March 17, 2016.

March 29, 2016 | | OBITS


Senior Chief Richard A. O’Brien MMCS

Senior Chief Richard A. O'Brien MMCS, U.S. Navy retired, 62, of Dawsonville, died March 24, 2016.

March 29, 2016 | | OBITS


Diana Long

Diana Long, 62, of Dawsonville, died March 21, 2016.

March 29, 2016 | | OBITS


Maxine Taylor Bailey Holtzclaw

Maxine Taylor Bailey Holtzclaw, 91, of Dawsonville, died March 28, 2016.

March 29, 2016 | | OBITS


Jean Greenway

Jean Greenway, 91, of Dawsonville, died March 25, 2016.

March 29, 2016 | | OBITS


David J. “Dave” Cotcher

David J. "Dave" Cotcher, 73, of Dawsonville, died March 28, 2016.

March 29, 2016 | | OBITS


Deal says he will veto 'religious liberty' bill

Gov. Nathan Deal said Monday morning he will veto a controversial "religious liberty" bill, saying the First Amendment was protection enough for the concerns raised by Christians after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last year.

March 28, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Detention center receives medical accreditation

The Dawson County Detention Center recently received a prestigious recognition that few law enforcement agencies can claim.

March 23, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Elliott finishes sixth in California

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet SS finished sixth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway Sunday afternoon.

March 22, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Dawson County weekend preview

Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather we're having in Dawsonville with the following fun events set for this weekend:

March 18, 2016 | | LOCAL


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The moral lesson of the Mercer Madame

It's easy to believe what we hear sometimes, especially if it's something bad.

May 18, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Congressional candidates cite federal agencies, programs they’d end

Get rid of the IRS, the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Education and even U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who has waffled over ...

May 13, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Geoffrey Andrew “Andy” Jones

Geoffrey Andrew "Andy" Jones, 26, of Cumming, died May 2, 2016.

May 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Loy “Wayne” Chumley

Loy "Wayne" Chumley, 73, of Jasper, died May 2, 2016.

May 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Local Chick-fil-A employee killed in North Forsyth crash

NORTH FORSYTH -- A crash involving a deer claimed the life of a North Forsyth High School student Tuesday night on Hwy. 369.

May 11, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Chamber president receives UGA young alumni award

Dawson County Chamber President Christie Haynes proves drive and hard work pays off at a young age.

May 07, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Collins faces 4 GOP foes in bid to keep 9th District House seat

In a crowded field, five men with varying backgrounds are vying for the right to continue the Republican hold on the 9th District seat in ...

May 06, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Stamp Out Hunger coming up

The Dawsonville Post Office will participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers annual food drive one week from Saturday.

May 05, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Mother’s Day 2016

There isn't a day that passes that I don't remember Mama.

May 05, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Overturned vehicle shuts down Ga. 400 in Dawson County

Ga. 400 in Dawson County has reopened following this morning's collision in front of North Georgia Premium Outlets.

April 28, 2016 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Suspected outlet mall shoplifter nabbed in Forsyth

A south Georgia man suspected of shoplifting at the North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawson County was arrested last week in Forsyth, officials said.

April 27, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


U.S. Rep. Doug Collins sets up meeting with Windstream over customer service concerns

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said in a statement Tuesday that he will meet with Windstream officials on May 9 to discuss the company ...

April 27, 2016 | DCN regional staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


North Forsyth traffic stop yields 1,000 doses of meth stashed in can of peaches

A 46-year-old Dawsonville woman was arrested after a recent traffic stop in north Forsyth, during which authorities found about 1,000 suspected doses of methamphetamine.

April 20, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Granny’s way of making me stronger

Granny often lamented that my generation was not made of tough stuff.

April 13, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


GOP House debate contrasts styles of 5 candidates

It's no surprise to see some agreement during a primary debate.

April 13, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


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