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It has been an amazing century

With all the flurry some friends are making about my upcoming 90th birthday, and with watching the CNN specials on the momentous changes our nation made in the '60s, I've been made particularly aware of the amazing changes that I have witnessed in this near-century that I've lived.

June 18, 2014 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Athens is my heaven on Earth

I have said it before but it bears repeating: If I don't qualify for heaven (a distinct possibility), my preferred alternates are: (a.) Athens, Ga., on a crisp fall Saturday afternoon; (b.) Athens, Georgia, on a warm spring day or (c.) Athens, Georgia, on any day.

June 18, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Lanier Technical College graduates 1,100 students

In an emotionally uplifting commencement ceremony at Free Chapel, 1,111 students graduated from Lanier Technical College on June 13.

June 18, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


You have such a pretty face

I heard someone make a comment the other day, a comment that made me cringe inwardly and outwardly as an involuntarily response.

June 18, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Katlyn Elisabeth Graham

Katlyn Elisabeth Graham, 15, of Dawsonville, died June 11, 2014.

June 18, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Patsy Juanita Johnson

Patsy Juanita Johnson, 70, of Cumming, died June 11, 2014.

June 18, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Scott Everett Kirby

Scott Everett Kirby, 48, of Cumming, died June 11, 2014.

June 18, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Rex Carlyle

Rex Carlyle, 57, of Forsyth County, died June 10, 2014.

June 18, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Giving the guys some credit

I didn't know my father very well, which really means, I didn't know him.

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


DCN earns nine statewide awards

The Dawson Community News earned four first-place awards and nine overall Friday night in the Georgia Press Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest.

June 11, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


John Martin Devenney

John Martin Devenney, 66, of Dawsonville, died June 8, 2014.

June 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


William Perry Fraser

William Perry Fraser, 68, of Cumming, died June 5, 2014.

June 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Ronnie Gene Gravitt

Ronnie Gene Gravitt, 60, of Ellijay, died June 3, 2014.

June 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Teddy E. Jernigan

Teddy E. Jernigan, 78, of Dawsonville, died June 3, 2014.

June 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Brenda Joan Samples

Brenda Joan Samples, 66, of Cumming, died June 4, 2014.

June 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


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Being in the former wives club

Marriage has got some pretty bad statistics associated with it. I read something that said the divorce rate percentages were now closer to 60/40 split instead of 50/50.

August 13, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Fall webworms crawl out

Have you noticed trees containing unsightly, light-grey webs towards the ends of their branches? These webs contain the fall webworm, a perennial pest of several trees all across North America.

August 13, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister Extension agent | Lifestyle Columnists




Sometimes a little white lie can save the day

"You lied to me," Cole announced with all seriousness one day.

August 06, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Good days ahead

After waiting a couple years, little Mason Hyde has reached all of the milestones, including a desired weight and finding a donor, required for a kidney transplant.

August 06, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Marie H. Steele

Marie H. Steele, of White, Ga. died July 12, 2014.

August 06, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Edith Sosebee Wright

Edith Sosebee Wright, 97, died July 25, 2014.

August 06, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Elliott finishes eighth in Iowa

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, finished eighth in Saturday night's U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway.

August 06, 2014 | | SPORTS


Georgia unemployment rate in June

The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region increased to 6.7 percent in June, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in May.

August 06, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


John Devereux Marshall

John Devereux Marshall, 71, of John's Creek died July 24, 2014.

August 06, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Rita P. Nolan

Rita Phyllis Nolan, 87, of Cumming died July 27, 2014.

August 06, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Etta Mae Bennett

Etta Mae Bennett, 74, of Cumming died July 31, 2014.

August 06, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Jason M. Graves

Jason Matthew Graves, 38, of Scottsville, Ky. died July 30, 2014.

August 06, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Community supports woman battling cancer

A recent benefit brought the community together to walk at Rock Creek Park for a local woman battling cancer.

August 05, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Baldwin man killed in Dawson motorcycle crash

A 21-year-old Baldwin man was killed Wednesday evening after he lost control of his motorcycle on Hwy. 9 South and collided with a pick-up truck.

July 31, 2014 | | LOCAL


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