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Region 7-AAA basketball tournament this weekend

The Region 7-AAA basketball tournament will be this weekend.

February 14, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | High School


No school for Dawson County on Wednesday

Dawson County School Superintendent announced just before 2 p.m. today that schools are canceled for students and staff on Wednesday.

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Winter weather closes schools

With just a two-week reprieve from the last snowstorm, Dawson County was bracing early this week for more winter weather and the closings that come with it.

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students defy cold, spell

Despite a few weather-related delays, the Dawson County school system has crowned a spelling bee champion to represent it in the district spelling bee.

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


At the halfway point of the 2014 legislative session

The Georgia General Assembly is now halfway through the 40-day legislative session and just days away from a significant deadline. The 30th day of the legislative session - also known as Crossover Day - is the last day for Senate bills to transfer to the House for consideration, and vice versa.

February 11, 2014 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Productive week at Capitol

We returned to the Gold Dome on Feb. 3, 2014. With the 2014 legislative session heating up, we had a very busy and productive week.

February 11, 2014 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Random thoughts, subjects

Many of you have written to say you oppose HB 875, which would allow weapons in houses of worship and is currently making its way through the legislature faster than a speeding bullet. I suggest you let the bill's author, State Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, know, too. Call him at (404) 656-0188, or email: rick.jasperse@house.ga.gov.

February 11, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Junior Roger Wheeler

Junior Roger Wheeler, 74, of Cumming, died Feb. 8, 2014.

February 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


James C. “Jake” Waits

James C. "Jake" Waits, 82, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 4, 2014.

February 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Kim Reith Martiny

Kim Reith Martiny, 74, of Cumming, died Feb. 7, 2014.

February 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Cleo Fouts

Cleo Fouts, 91, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 4, 2014.

February 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Dan Brumbalow

Dan Brumbalow, 77, of Cumming, died Feb. 4, 2014.

February 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Pretty goes all the way to the bone

One thing Mama always told me was to never make fun of the way a person looked. She said that was just terrible for someone to make fun of someone based on something they had no control or say so in whatsoever.

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


Hold off on crabgrass control

With all of the recent winter weather, a summer lawn may be the last thing on your mind. However, now is the time to start thinking about controlling summer annual weeds, such as crabgrass.

February 11, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Kylie Michelle Yates to wed Shawn Robert Johnson

Gary and Cindy Yates of Panama City Beach, Fla., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kylie Michelle Yates, to Shawn Robert Johnson.

February 11, 2014 | | Engagements


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Children’s Week has a colorful ending

As a way of ending Exceptional Children's Week with a celebration, the Dawson County school system held their annual art contest to close out the week of awareness.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Week’s focus on legislation

We returned to the Gold Dome for the ninth week of the 2014 legislative session on March 10. In that week, we focused on reviewing, debating and voting upon legislation that had already been passed by our counterparts in the Senate. Many pieces of the Senate's legislation were reviewed by committees throughout the week. Other pieces of Senate legislation made it through the committee process and on to the House floor for a vote.

March 19, 2014 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Celebrating life, legacy of journalist

I was at the sausage-making plant last week, better known as the Georgia General Assembly. I was there for a good cause. The state Senate was honoring Dick Pettys, one of the finest journalists to walk through the doors of the state Capitol, and I was asked to be a part of that special day.

March 19, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Swiss chard popular

Swiss chard seems to be quickly becoming a favorite vegetable of many home gardeners. It is actually a member of the beet family that is grown for its edible leaves and stalks. Swiss chard leaves can be eaten raw in salads or cooked similar to spinach, and the colorful stems can be cooked many ways.

March 19, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Honoring the life of Granny, the spitfire

Honestly, I thought she would live forever.

March 19, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


City looking at land

Dawsonville is working to acquire property between the Municipal Complex and library to use as an activity center and green space.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Authority investigates spill

A mid-day sewage spill has caused some alarm for the local water authority.

March 18, 2014 | | LOCAL


Week dedicated to exceptional children

Each year, the Dawson County school system sets aside a week for "exceptional students." This year, March 10-14 has been designated Exceptional Children's Week.

March 12, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Eugene “Gene” Gilleland

Eugene "Gene" Gilleland, 88, of Dawsonville, died March 6, 2014.

March 12, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Mildred Tallant Lamb

Mildred Tallant Lamb, 87, of Cumming, died March 4, 2014.

March 12, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Billy Lanier Martin

Billy Lanier Martin, 77, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and Jot'em Down Road, died March 6, 2014.

March 12, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


In defense of the BLT’s

I've been called bossy before. When I was younger, I think there were more comparisons to Lucy from "Peanuts" than to any fairy tale princesses or damsels in distress. Bossy, assertive, stood up for myself - those are not traits a girl is supposed to possess.

March 12, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Earthworms are beneficial to soil

Have you ever noticed several small holes and mounds in your lawn? At first glance, this may seem like insect damage, but chances are they were earthworm holes. The mounds surrounding the hole openings are earthworm castings.

March 12, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


It’s time to read my beloved wall again

Those of you who have read my columns over the years - -and there have been lots of years-- may find this one repetitive, but I'm inspired to do it again. And perhaps something will strike a responsive chord.

March 12, 2014 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Newly formed fishing club getting bites

While only in its first year of activity, the Dawson County High School fishing club is already making waves.

March 12, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


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