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Getting down to business

The 2015 legislative session is off to a fast and busy start. The Georgia State Senate swore in all 56 senators last week, including 10 new freshman senators, and announced committee assignments shortly thereafter.

January 21, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Time to pay attention

It's that time of year again.

January 21, 2015 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


2015 session underway

We began the 153rd Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly on Jan. 12. Last Monday marked the first day of the 2015-2016 term, all the members of the Georgia House of Representatives were sworn into office. We then promptly got to work on our first order of business: Electing leaders to guide the Georgia House of Representatives through our next two years of public service.

January 21, 2015 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


State of the column: Never been stronger

My fellow Georgians: In order to keep my national certification as a modest and much-beloved columnist, it is required that I submit to you at the first of every year my State of the Column message. (Yay! Clap! Clap! Clap!)

January 21, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The next best thing

Being raised an only child meant I spent a lot of time reading and pretending.

January 21, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


The time to prune vines approaching

Muscadines are grapes native to America, and they are a staple of home gardens all over the Southeast.

January 21, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Lanier Technical College names semi-finalists for GOAL award

Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College's GOAL program.

January 21, 2015 | | Education


Lonnie Junior McBrayer

Lonnie Junior McBrayer, 78, of Cumming, died Jan. 13, 2015.

January 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Charles Wesley Holbrook

Charles Wesley Holbrook, 65, died Jan. 13, 2015.

January 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Linda Davis

Linda Davis, 63, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 11, 2015.

January 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Dorothy Lloyd Brown

Dorothy Lloyd Brown, 79, of Marble Hill, formerly of DeKalb County, died Jan. 14, 2015.

January 21, 2015 | | OBITS


My job description is not always popular

Someone asked me recently how many children I have and what their ages were.

January 14, 2015 | Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Winter care for horses

All livestock require more energy during the cold winter temperatures to keep warm.

January 14, 2015 | Clark MacAllister Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Lawmaker on a medical mission

Allen Peake is a man on a mission. The five-term Republican state representative from Macon is the driving force behind proposed legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Georgia.

January 14, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Trina Lynn Blackwell

Trina Lynn Blackwell, 56, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 5, 2015.

January 14, 2015 | | OBITS


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Lester W. Kaiser Jr.

Lester W Kaiser Jr., 86, of Cumming, died Feb. 19, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Fannie Lou Martin

Fannie Lou Martin, 91, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 19, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Marie Martin

Marie Martin, 77, of Cumming, died Feb. 19, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Myrtle May Mooney

Myrtle May Mooney, 86, of Flowery Branch, died Feb. 18, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


J.C. “Red” Munda

J.C. "Red" Munda, 86, of Cumming, died Feb. 19, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Richard Pittman

Richard Pittman, 68, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 22, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Lucille Stancil

Lucille Stancil, 79, of Cumming, formerly of Alpharetta, died Feb. 20, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


David E. Webster

David E. Webster, 81, of Cumming, died Feb. 20, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Roy Eugene Westray

Roy Eugene Westray, 87, of Cumming, died Feb. 18, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Winter storm watch continues for Dawson County

Areas of light snow will slowly increase across extreme northwest Georgia between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday, and then become widespread across far north Georgia Friday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

February 19, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Tonight’s basketball playoff game postponed

For the second straight day, icy conditions and the threat of more winter weather moving into the area has postponed state basketball playoffs in Dawson County.

February 18, 2015 | From staff reports | High School


County opens temporary shelter at Rock Creek Park

Snow flurries are falling in Northeast Georgia this afternoon, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in tonight.

February 18, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Wanda Buffington

Wanda Buffington, 92, formerly of Avondale Estates, died Feb. 11, 2015.

She was born Oct. 30, 1922 in Pulaski County, daughter of the late Oscar and Allen Stokes.

February 18, 2015 | | OBITS


Ivar Brothen

Ivar Brothen, 80, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 7, 2015.

Mr. Brothen was born Oct. 29, 1934 in Fergus Falls, Minn.

February 18, 2015 | | OBITS


Clinton Chumbley

Clinton Chumbley, 71, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 9, 2015.

Born April 15, 1943, to the late Odum and Jethel Chumbley, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.

February 18, 2015 | | OBITS


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