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Family humbled by support

Saying "thank you" just doesn't seem enough. You go to bed one night as normal and you wake up to your world never being the same.

October 05, 2016 | By Richard and Debbie Ridings | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Amendment could have negative impact

This November, there is a proposed amendment to our state's constitution that, if passed, will likely impact our local schools negatively. It will read, with preamble:

October 05, 2016 | By Brian Roberts | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Tiger Den Cafe opens in school library

With a new school year comes a new program, Community Based Instruction.

October 05, 2016 | By Nicole Garbuzovas | Education


Ralph Laverne Haygood Jr.

Ralph Laverne Haygood Jr., 84, of Mabel, Fla., died Sept. 26, 2016.

October 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Garvin Duane Elkhill

Garvin Duane Elkhill, 48, of Cumming, died Sept. 25, 2016.

October 05, 2016 | | OBITS


The immortalization of fashion horrors

Somewhere tucked in the confines of my office are some old family photo albums.

October 05, 2016 | | Lifestyle Columnists


Kudzu and change

In my early travels outside of the South, I was astounded to discover that people had never heard of kudzu. After all, Southerners have been battling to gain the upper hand of the rapidly growing plant since the 1800s.

October 05, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Pansy planting

Pansies are the quickest and easiest way to add color to a dull fall landscape.

October 05, 2016 | By Clark MacAllister | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Sizing up what makes Georgia the place to be

Today's topic will not include commentary on a bunch of immature multi-millionaires who play a kid's game and who are being goaded by special interest groups into disrespecting a country that allows them the freedom to do so.

October 04, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


North Forsyth educator fired over racist Facebook comments

October 03, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


17-year-old injured in single vehicle wreck

A 17-year-old male was critically injured in a single vehicle wreck Thursday afternoon on Hwy. 53 East, near Byrd's Mini Storage.

September 30, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Former teacher and coach inspired successful blood drive

In his long career as a teacher and coach in Dawsonville, the late Charles Finley inspired thousands of students, and his memory inspired a blood drive on Aug. 27 that had the potential to save lives for another generation.

September 28, 2016 | By Toni Holmes | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Is this bed-wetting liberal really a right-wing redneck?

Oh, great. I have just been outed. It turns out that I am a bed-wetting liberal redneck. You were sure to find that out sooner or later, so let me explain.

September 28, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Pity this wireless monster, Internet unkind

Technology can be great.

September 28, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Van Arthur Ingram

Van Arthur Ingram, 72, of Dahlonega, died Sept. 25, 2016.

September 28, 2016 | | OBITS


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Increased fire danger this weekend

Due to dry weather conditions there will be an increased risk of wildfire in northern Georgia this weekend, according to Dawson County Emergency Services Chief ...

November 04, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Cynthia Ann Sedor

Cynthia Ann Sedor, 57, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 20, 2016.

November 02, 2016 | | OBITS


Staying in bed

As I see it, because I've studied quite a bit on this, my day goes off the rails pretty much as soon as I ...

November 02, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Skeeter Skates puts the real world in perspective

One of the dangers of providing you with my opinions each week - besides not having a clue where to put commas - is that it is ...

November 02, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Come next week

Exactly one week from today, the election will be over.

November 02, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Johnny Lee Chester

Johnny Lee Chester, 64, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 25, 2016.

November 02, 2016 | | OBITS


Shirley Garner Clinton

Shirley Garner Clinton, 74, of Gainesville, died Oct. 30, 2016.

November 02, 2016 | | OBITS


Tommy “T-Mac” McCormick

Tommy "T-Mac" McCormick, 64, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 25, 2016.

November 02, 2016 | | OBITS


Louise T. McCurdy

Louise T. McCurdy, 90, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 28, 2016.

November 02, 2016 | | OBITS


Car, foot chase leads to DUI arrest

Officers responding to reports of a suspected intoxicated driver ended up being led on a car and a foot chase.

November 02, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Park closes boat ramps as Lanier water levels near 4-year low

Dawson County officials closed three of four boat launching ramps at War Hill Park last week, citing the constantly receding water level in Lake Lanier ...

November 02, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Six arrested on meth possession

A search warrant led to a drug bust by Dawson County Sheriff's Office investigators last week at a home on Perimeter Road.

November 02, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Election 2016 Preview: County to select District 2 commissioner next week

With early voting winding down, Dawson County residents are well on their way to having one of the best turnouts in recent memory.

November 02, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Rock Creek ‘Trunk or Treat’ promises ghoulishly good fun

Dawson County Parks and Recreation is hosting its fifth annual Trunk or Treat event at Rock Creek Park on Halloween. The event is free to ...

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Passage of Gov. Deal’s Opportunity School District Amendment no sure thing

In Georgia, it is a political fact of life that whatever the governor wants - no matter who occupies the seat - the governor usually gets.

October 26, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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