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Dawson County High School Valedictorian Sarah Tinsley's commencement speech

Good morning! Thank you all very much for celebrating with us this great milestone in

May 25, 2016 | | Education


Dawson County Salutatorian Dana Little's commencement speech

I don't know. There, Dana, you owe me five bucks.

May 25, 2016 | | Education


Loy D. Hughes

Loy D. Hughes, 88, of Monroe, died May 16, 2016.

May 25, 2016 | | OBITS


Tony L. Bearden

Tony L. Bearden, 56, of Gainesville, died May 20, 2016.

May 25, 2016 | | OBITS


This is one terrorist who deserves our thanks

There is a terrorist living in my neighborhood and I couldn't be prouder. You may remember that I shared with you the story of Col. Frank Gleason sometime back, but as we prepare to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, his is a tale worth repeating.

May 25, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


In the South, it matters

At the beauty shop one day, I was flipping through a magazine and half-listening to the local happenings.

May 25, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


That mama’s intuition

There was no getting past Mama.

May 25, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers.

May 25, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Tax commissioner, sheriff's races head to run-off

Billy Thurmond, Chris Gaines and Julie Hughes Nix won their respective commission posts in Tuesday's primary election, while the tax commissioner and sheriff's races are headed to run-offs in July.

May 25, 2016 | By Amy French, afrench@dawsonnews.com By Michele Hester, mhester@dawsonnews.com | Government


Thurmond, Gaines, Nix chosen for commission posts

Votes are in for races in Dawson County.

May 24, 2016 | | Government


Kathleen Timms Rogers

Kathleen Timms Rogers, 93, died May 11, 2016.

May 18, 2016 | | OBITS


Bobbie Ivey

Bobbie Ivey, 77, of Dawsonville, died May 11, 2016.

May 18, 2016 | | OBITS


James Edward Gaddis

James Edward Gaddis, 52, of Dahlonega, died May 13, 2016.

May 18, 2016 | | OBITS


Earnest Anderson

Earnest Anderson, 83, of Cumming, died May 11, 2016.

May 18, 2016 | | OBITS


Commissioners made the wrong decision

This letter is in response to the anger of many Dawson County taxpayers over Commissioners Jimmy Hamby, Julie Hughes Nix, and Sharon Fausett voting down an agreement with Etowah Water and Sewer Authority for the installation of adequate "water lines and fire hydrants" as noted in the Dawson News May 11 article.

May 18, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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Lunches available during summer months

The Dawson County School Nutrition Summer Feeding Program is under way for the months of June and July.

June 21, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


More reasons why state takeover of local schools is bad for Dawson County

There is an amendment to the Georgia Constitution on the ballot in November. It asks if we should change the constitution so that the state ...

June 21, 2016 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | VIEWPOINT


This Sebastian is the real deal and that’s no joke

I don't know how schoolteachers manage to do what they do and do it as well as they do, given the obstacles tossed in ...

June 21, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | LIFE


The sweetest place on Earth

A few years ago when I had a new book releasing about Southern women, the publisher asked me to speak at a conference for owners ...

June 21, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | LIFE


Why all roads lead to Dairy Queen

Before I knew of the solace of cheesecake, there was the single flavored mecca of Dairy Queen.

June 21, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | LIFE


Lanier Technical College celebrates 50 years educating the community

FORSYTH COUNTY - Lanier Technical College hosts its share of banquets and events for groups throughout the community at the Forsyth Conference Center, but on June ...

June 16, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | Education


Throwing some bouquets and a boo

If you are a news-watcher at all, especially if you watch any or all of the 24-hour television news channels, you are probably sick of ...

June 15, 2016 | By Helen Taylor | VIEWPOINT


Junior E. Lee talks about what bugs him this election year

I had hoped to catch you up on the current status of the presidential race before now but in order to do so, I needed ...

June 15, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


I'll never let go of my father's special place to pray

Behind the little house in which I spent a happy childhood, where I toted books from one room to another, where I knelt by my ...

June 14, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


The 5 o’clock train may be momentarily delayed

We had somewhere to be at 5:30 p.m.

June 14, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Common dogwood issues

The flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) is a popular species of tree in home landscapes all over Georgia. It is native to the southeastern United States ...

June 14, 2016 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Portions of Ga. 400 widening project should open in September

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Though it may have been predicted - and then proven - that traffic on Ga. 400 would get worse before it gets better, a construction ...

June 07, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Water wars trial between Georgia, Florida being considered for fall

A trial over Florida allegations that Georgia is drinking up too much of shared water is being eyed for October or November.

June 07, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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