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Morrison signs to play softball at Brenau

Tabitha Morrison has had a bat in her hands ever since she was a little girl.

December 08, 2015 | By Jake Alvarado For the Dawson County News, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Changing Tink's thinking on Southern funerals

When he asked it, I answered then I laughed.

December 02, 2015 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


The wisdom of a child by way of a jelly jar

It started with a jelly jar.

December 02, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Dawson County falls in quarterfinals

DAWSONVILLE - As Coach Sid Maxwell embraced his tearful son, Tucker, at midfield, he and the rest of the Tigers knew it was over. The greatest season in Dawson County football history came to an end Friday night in a 35-7 loss to No. 2 Blessed Trinity in the Class AAA state quarterfinals.

December 02, 2015 | By Colin Ochs DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Robert S. “Bobby” Shepard

Robert S. "Bobby" Shepard, 84, formerly of Big Canoe, died Nov. 24, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS


Lloyd James Gilreath

Lloyd James Gilreath, 79, of Somerville, Tenn.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS


Patricia “Pitty Pat” Cavanaugh

Patricia "Pitty Pat" Cavanaugh, 73, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 25, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS


James Stanley Carney

James Stanley Carney, 63, of Dahlonega, died Nov. 25, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS


Alberta R. Carlisle

Alberta R. Carlisle, 88, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 26, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS


Mary R. Brooks

Mary R. Brooks, 81, died Nov. 27, 2015.

December 01, 2015 | | OBITS




A real western Thanksgiving

A grey gloomy sky dropped suddenly over the jagged edges of the Zailiysky Alatu Mountains sending a chilling reminder that winter was now enveloping Almaty, Kazakhstan.

November 25, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Can we really say ‘Happy Thanksgiving?’

'Tis the season to be thankful. Really?

November 25, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


There’s still plenty to be thankful for

"What was Thanksgiving like when you were a little girl?" Cole asked as I was making plans for this week.

November 25, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Georgia, Florida mention mediation as step to solve water wars

Georgia and Florida may be inching closer to settling a water sharing lawsuit, as court records show lawyers for both sides are talking about mediation.

November 25, 2015 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


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Most Lake Lanier parks re-opened after flooding

All but three area parks have re-opened following heavy rainfall last week that caused historically high water levels on Lake Lanier.

January 06, 2016 | By Frank Reddy DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Only one kind of Bible good enough for Daddy

There are two Bibles that sit, always untouched, on the fireplace mantle in our living room. They are delicate and old, yellowed pages are falling ...

January 06, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


For this year, the first-ever non-diet resolution

This is maybe the first ever time I have not started the New Year with some grand resolution of losing at least 10 pounds.

January 06, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Flash flood warning in effect for Dawson County

A flash flood warning is in effect for much of Northeast Georgia, including Dawson County, until 2:15 p.m. today.

December 30, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson County News seeks ‘Outstanding Citizen’ nominations

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond in their duties to their church, community, school or civic organization?

December 30, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


A look back at the top 10 stories of 2015

Looking back, 2015 was a record-breaking year in Dawson County, specifically in high school sports.

December 30, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


2016 will be a good year, the Good Lord willin’

As the old year spits and sputters to an end and the new one waits in the wings, straining with enthusiasm to burst forth with ...

December 30, 2015 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Say goodbye and good riddance to this year

2015, I am glad to see you leave.

December 30, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Many parks, boat ramps closing as Lake Lanier continues to rise

Recent heavy rains are taking their toll on Lake Lanier recreation sites.

December 29, 2015 | From the Times of Gainesville editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


I wish I had been there in Bethlehem

This column has become a Christmas tradition and I share with you once again this year. It is dedicated to all who believe.

December 23, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Christmas on the Mississippi 2015

So it was that several years ago, I was hired to speak on a few occasions for riverboat cruises on the Mississippi.

December 23, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


‘Twas Days Before Christmas

'Twas mere days before Christmas,

December 23, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Some thoughts for the holiday season

It's a tradition for newspapers to make a seasonal request of their readers: "This Christmas, remember the needy."

December 23, 2015 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Kissing bugs pose little risk

Kissing bugs seem to be a hot topic with local media in the past month.

December 23, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Sometimes being naughty can be nice

Ring! Ring! Ring!

December 16, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


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