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The power of silence

Many people are uncomfortable with stretches of silence in a conversation.

February 22, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


The halfway point

This week marked the halfway point of the 2017 legislative session and the end of week six here at the state Capitol. From committee meetings, to the many special guests we honored on the Senate floor, it has certainly been a busy week here, and the pace is sure to continue in the next 20 days.

February 22, 2017 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The end to a great character

One of my favorite characters ever and one that readers have unfailingly enjoyed is my friend, Poet, the scion of a cotton family who speaks in lyrical tones and has always been interestingly unconventional.

February 22, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


What will Republicans do?

The Republicans in Congress are working towards repealing the Affordable Care Act, known to many as Obamacare. Unfortunately, although they always said they would "repeal and replace" they have no replacement ready yet.

February 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


A government owned airport in Dawson County?

The City of Dawsonville is proposing that they buy an airport with everybody elses' money.

February 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Here we go again

The specter of Elliott Field has resurfaced.

February 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Sharing some concerns for better, for worse

As a former educator, an environmentalist, a Christian, and a (very) senior citizen, I have been concerned about a number of recent news items on national, state and local levels.

February 22, 2017 | By Helen Taylor | LETTERS/COLUMNS


A salute to an Olympic champion and his pursuit of excellence

Dr. Melvin Pender Jr. is a bona fide American hero: An Olympic gold medalist (4x100 relay in the 1968 Mexico City Games at 31 years of age); a Bronze Star recipient with two tours of duty in Vietnam, retiring as a captain after having joined the Army at 17; a college graduate; a member of 11 halls of fame; a coach; an author and motivational speaker; a cancer survivor and a devout Christian.

February 22, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Patchy tall fescue lawns

Fall of 2016 was a rough season.

February 22, 2017 | By Clark MacAllister | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Gregory Hubert Hambrick

Gregory Hubert Hambrick, 59, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 9, 2017.

February 22, 2017 | | OBITS


William James Gravitt

William James Gravitt, 76, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 15, 2017.

February 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Dorothy Mae “Dot” Goode

Dorothy Mae "Dot" Goode, 82, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 20, 2017.

February 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Lee Ayers

Lee Ayers, 66, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 14, 2017.

February 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Wireless provider tabled indefinitely

The board of commissioners last week voted to table a proposal by Paladin Wireless, an internet company that wishes to bring their services into Dawson County.

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Motorsports park seeks extension of hours for go-karts, no noise limits on holidays

Neighboring residents are up in arms after Jeremy Porter, owner of the Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, presented an application to the Dawsonville Planning Commission asking for amendments to stipulations already set in place in the property's current zoning.

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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Recent phone scam targets elderly

Two incidences of a phone scam have been reported in Dawson County in the past few weeks, an issue Sheriff Jeff Johnson says should put ...

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Georgia Highlands Medical Services opens center in Dawsonville

Since 1979, Georgia Highlands Medical Services (GHMS) has been committed to its mission of providing exceptional primary medical care to everyone, regardless of personal circumstance.

April 26, 2017 | | LOCAL


Keep Dawson County Beautiful to restore creek

Keep Dawson County Beautiful is working to restore the creek at Rock Creek Park and will hold an event this weekend for volunteers who wish ...

April 26, 2017 | | LOCAL


United Way celebrates more than $50,000 raised

United Way for Dawson County celebrated another year of fundraising with a luncheon last Wednesday, where contributors were recognized for their generous donations.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson to see 5th Ranger Training Battalion annual water jump

The 5th Ranger Training Battalion will conduct its annual water jump at War Hill Park into Lake Lanier next week.

April 26, 2017 | | LOCAL


County planning department granted assistant, new inspector

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week approved a request from Planning and Development Director Jason Streetman for a budget amendment so that the ...

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


$40,000 in merchandise stolen from Burberry outlet

Law enforcement in Dawson County is actively searching for three suspects who burglarized a Burberry store at the North Georgia Premium Outlets this weekend.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County receives $700,000 donation for new senior center

Dawson County seniors have something big to look forward to after an announcement at last week's board of commissioners meeting.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Veterans hold pancake breakfast fundraiser

The Veterans Affairs of Dawson County held its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser this weekend and saw enthusiastic support from the citizens of Dawson County.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Wendell L. Wilkie

Wendell L. Wilkie, 76, of Dawsonville, died April 18, 2017.

April 25, 2017 | | OBITS


Human remains found in Dahlonega near site of missing Gwinnett woman’s wrecked car

Human remains and clothing were found last week in Dahlonega near where the wrecked vehicle of a Gwinnett County woman was found last year.

April 25, 2017 | From DCN regional staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


North Forsyth fire station opens a year after firefighters work out of Dawson

After working for more than a year out of neighboring Dawson County, some members of the Forsyth County Fire Department are coming home.

April 25, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire DCN regional staff | LOCAL


2 dead, 2 hospitalized after overdosing in southwest Forsyth over weekend

FORSYTH COUNTY - Four people overdosed, two fatally from Forsyth County, from drugs, three emergency calls of which were within a 15-hour period on Sunday and ...

April 25, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes DCN regional staff | LOCAL


City moves forward with airport improvements

City Manager Bob Bolz brought before the city council Monday a committee recommendation for a consulting firm that will spearhead improvements to a local airport ...

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Egg hunt a success

The annual Easter egg hunt at Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday couldn't have asked for a better day as attendees walked onto the football ...

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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