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Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund

June 25, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


James Braxton “Brock” Smith III

James Braxton "Brock" Smith III, 75, of Dawsonville, died June 16, 2015.

June 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Lillian R. Slaton

Lillian R. Slaton, 79, of Dawsonville, died June 19, 2015.

June 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Janie Bell Nichols

Janie Bell Nichols, 77, of Cumming, died June 19, 2015.

June 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Chuck Carter

Chuck Carter, 45, died June 17, 2015.

June 24, 2015 | | OBITS


What does doing nothing mean?

Often when you ask a youngster, or even a young adult, "What are you doing?" the answer is "Nothing." And often the truth is that he/she is playing with an electronic or is watching television.

June 24, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Five young students define a successful life

Five young men, ages 18 to 23. Two college graduates. Two currently attending college. The youngest headed that way this fall.

June 24, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Controlling Chiggers

Have you ever walked through your yard or hiked through the woods only to return with red, itchy bumps? These are most likely caused by red mites, commonly called "chiggers."

June 24, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Lessons learned from the mat

I knew Cole needed a sport this summer.

June 24, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Dawsonville man guilty of murder, believed cellmate was the devil

Believing his cellmate was the devil, John Setchel grabbed 72-year-old Ronald Sailers off of the top bunk in the Hall County Jail and slammed his head into the ground until he died, prosecutors said Friday morning.

June 19, 2015 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Gas main break shuts down Hwy. 53, east of Ga. 400

Hwy. 53, east of Ga. 400 in Dawsonville, is currently shutdown at Elliott Road as emergency crews attempt to repair a gas main that was ruptured during construction in front of Sonic Drive-In.

June 17, 2015 | | LOCAL


Father’s Day is a time to remember a special man

It has been 31 years since he passed away and not a day goes by that I don't miss him, especially on Father's Day.

June 17, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Jessie Lee Woody

Jessie Lee Woody, 80, of Cumming, died June 9, 2015.

June 17, 2015 | | OBITS


Alice F. Williamson

Alice F. Williamson, 60, of Dahlonega, died June 12, 2015.

June 17, 2015 | | OBITS


Tammy Townsend

Tammy Townsend, 55, of Cumming, died June 11, 2015.

June 17, 2015 | | OBITS


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Nothing says new beginnings like a fresh pack of pencils

In case y'all haven't noticed, summer is over.

July 22, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Middle school seeks softball players

The Dawson County middle school softball team recently announced that tryouts will be held July 29 and 30 at the Riverview Middle School softball field.

July 21, 2015 | From staff reports | Middle School


Man attempts to flee after fight outside Publix in Cumming

CUMMING - A Dawsonville man who attempted to run away from Cumming police was arrested Wednesday morning after a brief chase.

July 17, 2015 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


It’s finally here and it is beautiful

After several delays, "DAWSON COUNTY, GEORGIA: A HISTORY" is published, delivered and available for purchase.

July 15, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Jekyll Island deer are now official

In the midst of all the turmoil over recent Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and gay marriage, as well as the furor over the Confederate ...

July 15, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


If you see a well-dressed man, thank his mama

"Did your Daddy pick that out for you?" I asked Cole one morning as we were about to head out the door.

July 15, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Grace Carrie Samples

Grace Carrie Samples, 88, of Cumming, died July 9, 2015.

July 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Cooper Reaves Mitchell

Cooper Reaves Mitchell, 15, of Dawsonville, died July 3, 2015.

July 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Erin Niccole LeFevre Jones

Erin Niccole LeFevre Jones, 28, of Dawsonville, died July 8, 2015.

July 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Larry Clonts

Larry Clonts, 48, of Dawsonville, died July 9, 2015.

July 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Jeremy Shawn Carnes

Jeremy Shawn Carnes, 31, of Gainesville, died July 12, 2015.

July 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Miriam Louise Gordon Adams

Miriam Louise Gordon Adams, 85, of Dawsonville, died July 7, 2015.

July 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Family, friends remember slain 911 employee at vigil

NORTH FORSYTH - The four cousins hugged, wiped away tears and scribbled messages on the canvas sheet draped between two goalposts.

July 13, 2015 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


John Dumphy

John Joseph Dumphy, 78, of Cumming, died June 27, 2015.

July 07, 2015 | | OBITS


Jesse Dooley

Jesse Edwin (Eddie) Dooley, 58, of Cumming, died June 18, 2015.

July 07, 2015 | | OBITS


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