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Dawsonville man killed in Monday crash remembered for passion

For the family of Michael Bruce, the death of the 29-year-old is like a spoke missing from its wheel.

December 15, 2016 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | LOCAL


County committee seeks first staff attorney

A committee established by commissioners last week is looking to hire the county's first internal legal counsel, and the first new county attorney since Joey Homans initially took the post 20 years ago.

December 14, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Light show, music draws visitors to home on Ga. 400

A residential light show to rival all others has been erected this holiday season in a subdivision off Ga. 400.

December 14, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Bethel live nativity shows true meaning of Christmas

Bethel Baptist Church's live nativity was presented this past weekend, and the elaborate 10-scene outdoor play moved many spectators to tears.

December 14, 2016 | | LOCAL


Local teen collects donations for animals

Fifteen-year-old Shannon Porter has spent the last four holiday seasons making sure that all of the furry friends in Dawson County have a good Christmas.

December 14, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Local Church distributes Thanksgiving meals

Many members of the Dawson County community stepped up during the week of Thanksgiving to bring food and holiday cheer to those in need. Last week one group, the Christ Fellowship Church Care Team, distributed 169 Thanksgiving meal boxes, serving over 620 people.

December 14, 2016 | | LOCAL


George Ellsworth Quigley Sr.

George Ellsworth Quigley Sr., 82, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 8, 2016.

December 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Conrad McClure

Conrad McClure, 83, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 6, 2016.

December 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Hoping Santa Claus has something special for school teachers this Christmas

Dear Santa Claus:

December 14, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


‘Tis the season for bright spots

This is a busy time of the year for almost everyone -- even shut-ins like me.

December 14, 2016 | By Helen Taylor | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Granny's secret ingredient

"Is your Granny making her fruitcake this year?" was a question that began in mid-October.

December 14, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Rodney teaches

After Sunday dinner, while the others cleaned, talked or dealt with children, I sat down in a recliner matching the one that Rodney was in.

December 14, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Kenneth “K.K.” Turner

Kenneth "K.K." Turner, 85, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 4, 2016.

December 07, 2016 | | OBITS


Jeffrey Charles Spillane

Jeffrey Charles Spillane, 57, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 26, 2016.

December 07, 2016 | | OBITS


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Busy time at the capitol

The past two weeks have been extremely busy at the Capitol.

February 08, 2017 | By Rep. Kevin Tanner | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Thank You Rep. Kevin Tanner

First, I want to thanks to Rep. Kevin Tanner for meeting every Saturday during the legislative session with his constituents.

February 08, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The inordinate power of a district federal judge

We have just witnessed the result of an appointed government official who has claimed that his understanding of constitutionality is supreme in the land.

February 08, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The joy of a good mudhole

It's hard to find a good mudhole these days. Have you noticed that? Too much concrete and asphalt.

February 08, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Wrapping up our first month back

January has been a productive month for the Senate, but this last week has been especially busy. Committees are now in full swing, and I ...

February 08, 2017 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Right makes happy

It started with a conversation about "Die Hard."

February 08, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Gladys Bruce

Gladys Bruce, 68, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 30, 2017.

February 08, 2017 | | OBITS


Mildred Darnell Lowe

Mildred Darnell Lowe, 82, of Hampton, died Feb. 5, 2017.

February 08, 2017 | | OBITS


William “Bill” Repella

William "Bill" Repella, born in 1928 in Mahonoy City, Pa., died Jan. 30, 2017.

February 08, 2017 | | OBITS


Lula Townsend

Lula Townsend, 79, of Cumming, died Feb. 4, 2017.

February 08, 2017 | | OBITS


Frances Nell Vaughan

Frances Nell Vaughan, 88, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 4, 2017.

February 08, 2017 | | OBITS


Lanier Tech student chosen as college’s GOAL winner

Lauren Hockaday, a firefighter and EMSP student at Lanier Technical College, has been named the school's winner for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership ...

February 08, 2017 | | Education


Musicale group to perform at Bowen

The Bowen Center for the Arts will welcome the Georgia Musicale Group in their concert "Piano and Opera Arias" next week.

February 08, 2017 | | LOCAL


Development authority can’t self-fund past end of 2017

When the board of commissioners approved the triennial budget for 2017 in November, they made a decision to defund the only solely development-focused entity the ...

February 08, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Leap for Literacy canceled

The would-be seventh annual Leap for Literacy event has been canceled due to low water levels in Lake Lanier.

February 08, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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