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Getting down to business

The 2015 legislative session is off to a fast and busy start. The Georgia State Senate swore in all 56 senators last week, including 10 new freshman senators, and announced committee assignments shortly thereafter.

January 21, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Time to pay attention

It's that time of year again.

January 21, 2015 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


2015 session underway

We began the 153rd Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly on Jan. 12. Last Monday marked the first day of the 2015-2016 term, all the members of the Georgia House of Representatives were sworn into office. We then promptly got to work on our first order of business: Electing leaders to guide the Georgia House of Representatives through our next two years of public service.

January 21, 2015 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


State of the column: Never been stronger

My fellow Georgians: In order to keep my national certification as a modest and much-beloved columnist, it is required that I submit to you at the first of every year my State of the Column message. (Yay! Clap! Clap! Clap!)

January 21, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The next best thing

Being raised an only child meant I spent a lot of time reading and pretending.

January 21, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


The time to prune vines approaching

Muscadines are grapes native to America, and they are a staple of home gardens all over the Southeast.

January 21, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Lanier Technical College names semi-finalists for GOAL award

Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College's GOAL program.

January 21, 2015 | | Education


Lonnie Junior McBrayer

Lonnie Junior McBrayer, 78, of Cumming, died Jan. 13, 2015.

January 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Charles Wesley Holbrook

Charles Wesley Holbrook, 65, died Jan. 13, 2015.

January 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Linda Davis

Linda Davis, 63, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 11, 2015.

January 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Dorothy Lloyd Brown

Dorothy Lloyd Brown, 79, of Marble Hill, formerly of DeKalb County, died Jan. 14, 2015.

January 21, 2015 | | OBITS


My job description is not always popular

Someone asked me recently how many children I have and what their ages were.

January 14, 2015 | Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Winter care for horses

All livestock require more energy during the cold winter temperatures to keep warm.

January 14, 2015 | Clark MacAllister Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Lawmaker on a medical mission

Allen Peake is a man on a mission. The five-term Republican state representative from Macon is the driving force behind proposed legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Georgia.

January 14, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Trina Lynn Blackwell

Trina Lynn Blackwell, 56, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 5, 2015.

January 14, 2015 | | OBITS


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Susan Rink

Susan Rink, 66, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 28, 2015.

March 04, 2015 | | OBITS


Ann Waters

Ann Waters, 83, of Dawsonville, died March 1, 2015.

March 04, 2015 | | OBITS


Meltdown in the checkout lane

I sometimes think people have lost all sense of boundaries and personal decorum.

March 04, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Will this be a better world because you and I were here?

Will this be a better world because you and I spent some time here? Can we really make a difference?

March 04, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT


Georgia capitol session at its half-way point

The 20th day, and half-way point, of the 2015 legislative session was Feb. 23.

March 04, 2015 | Kevin Tanner Columnist | VIEWPOINT


Lady Tigers should be proud

All of us in Dawson County are aware of the spectacular season the DCHS Lady Tigers' basketball team has had this year.

March 04, 2015 | | VIEWPOINT


Boys soccer starts strong with Tigers top-ranked

The top-ranked, Class AAA Tigers' men's soccer team saw its first action in two weeks with a 1-0 win at Blessed Trinity on Friday.

March 03, 2015 | | High School


Cold injury in plants

The winter storm of the past week has led to many shrubs and trees damaged in home landscapes.

February 25, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


In praise of…well, praise

I have often marveled how teachers could do it. Not just the keeping a classroom of children occupied or trying to keep track of how many kids have gone to the restroom, either. I have always been in awe of those good teachers who really inspire their students to learn.

February 25, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


You don’t know much about history? This test is for you

As you may have heard, some of our intrepid public servants under the Gold Dome are unhappy with the Advanced Placement U.S. History test and the College Board which administers the tests.

February 25, 2015 | For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Winter weather won’t slow the Senate down

Georgia was greeted on President's Day with frigid temperatures that lasted throughout the week.

February 25, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Bobby Dean Bagby

Bobby Dean Bagby, 54, of Zeeland, Mich., formerly of Silver City, died Feb. 12, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Foster “Gene” Bennett

Foster "Gene" Bennett, 86, of Cumming, died Feb. 19, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Roger Ben Gilleland

Roger Ben Gilleland, 82, died Feb. 19, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Harold L. Harkness

Harold L. Harkness, 81, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 21, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


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