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Rotary to host free Thanksgiving dinner

Dawson County Rotarians are hosting a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner next week.

November 16, 2016 | | LOCAL


Gaines elected District 2 Commissioner

Former city councilman Chris Gaines has been elected Dawson County District 2 Commissioner.

November 16, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Woman dead following house fire

A Dawsonville woman was found dead in her home Monday following a house fire.

November 16, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Commissioners defund development authority

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted during a special called meeting last week to approve the 2017 county budget, which includes defunding the local development authority and approving raises for several positions.

November 16, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Parade, program honors Dawson veterans

Friday marked Dawsonville's 12th annual Veteran's Day celebration.

November 16, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Charles Edgar Lamb

Charles Edgar Lamb, 72, of Cumming, died Nov. 12, 2016.

November 16, 2016 | | OBITS


Jerry A. Hughes

Jerry A. Hughes, 73, died Nov. 9, 2016.

November 16, 2016 | | OBITS


Arielle Jaylynn Devilla

Arielle Jaylynn Devilla, 17, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 9, 2016.

November 16, 2016 | | OBITS


Marvene T. Crane

Marvene T. Crane, 91, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 8, 2016.

November 16, 2016 | | OBITS


Britney Nicole Cardenas

Britney Nicole Cardenas, 28, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 11, 2016.

November 16, 2016 | | OBITS


The no knock-off Christmas

I am not one of those people who do their Christmas shopping early.

November 16, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Death's final scene

My husband, many times, had written of death and created numerous dying scenes in the make-believe world of television. Once he had won an Emmy for it.

November 16, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Junior E. Lee suggests Amendment 1 strategists be sheep-dipped

Dear Gov. Nathan Deal:

November 16, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Smoky haze from north Georgia wildfire may last into weekend

The smell of smoke and hazy conditions persisted into Friday as forest fires in north Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina continue to burn.

November 11, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


The janitor

The elementary school in which I received my first through sixth grade learning was a long, straight brick building with cement steps, an auditorium with heavy, red velvet drapes, a tiny library guarded by a grumpy gray-headed spinster and a cafeteria that was in the basement down a flight of creaky wooden steps.

November 09, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


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Sheriff ends final term with radio sign-off

Dawson County's long-serving sheriff, Billy Carlisle, officially ended his last term of service on Friday with a party and farewell ceremony at the sheriff ...

January 04, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


State committee says tax incentives, funds could boost broadband internet in rural areas

A committee headed up by Sen. Steve Gooch, R-Dahlonega, that is focused on obtaining high-speed broadband internet access for all Georgians held its final meeting ...

January 04, 2017 | By Allie Dean | Government


Woman arrested for starving her children

A Dawsonville woman was arrested early last month for reportedly starving her children and allowing her toddler to wander away from her residence.

January 04, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


2016: A Year in Review

Dawson County saw a year full of changes.

January 04, 2017 | | LOCAL


Norma Lee Braselton

Norma Lee Braselton, 79, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 1, 2017.

January 04, 2017 | | OBITS


Hazel Abi Burruss Glass

Hazel Abi Burruss Glass, 82, of Cumming, died Dec. 27, 2016.

January 04, 2017 | | OBITS


Mick Hollaway

Mick Hollaway, 78, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 27, 2016.

January 04, 2017 | | OBITS


Marion Gleeson Perry

Marion Gleeson Perry, 94, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 29, 2016.

January 04, 2017 | | OBITS


Daniel E. Riley Sr.

Daniel E. Riley Sr., 94, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 1, 2017.

January 04, 2017 | | OBITS


Northside Hospital-Forsyth applies for $8.4 million expansion

CUMMING - Just as Forsyth County continues to grow at a seemingly incessant pace, Northside Hospital-Forsyth continues to expand and evolve to meet the needs of ...

December 28, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Losing Loved Ones and Gaining New Ones

At year's end, it's always interesting to look back at all that happened and realize that so little of it was anticipated while ...

December 28, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


My big New Year's plans

There are two types of people.

December 28, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


“Bring one for the chipper”

Recycle your Christmas tree this year with Keep Dawson County Beautiful's annual event, "Bring One for the Chipper."

December 28, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson County Emergency Services Holds Annual Appreciation and Awards Banquet

Dawson County Emergency Services held its annual appreciation and awards banquet. This year's event was held at the Dawson County Junior High School and ...

December 28, 2016 | | LOCAL


Dawson County Farm Bureau finalist for state award

MACON, Ga. - Dawson County Farm Bureau was recognized as one of the top county Farm Bureau programs in the state during the organization's 79th ...

December 28, 2016 | | LOCAL


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