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Head returns to DCN for summer internship

For the second consecutive summer, Amanda Head returns to the Dawson Community News as part of the Georgia Press Association's college internship program.

June 25, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Some conversations need not to happen

One of the challenges of raising a child is having to explain the behavior and actions of celebrities. Sure, we can try to shield them from things on TV, but things are a lot different than when I was growing up.

June 25, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


It has been an amazing century

With all the flurry some friends are making about my upcoming 90th birthday, and with watching the CNN specials on the momentous changes our nation made in the '60s, I've been made particularly aware of the amazing changes that I have witnessed in this near-century that I've lived.

June 18, 2014 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Athens is my heaven on Earth

I have said it before but it bears repeating: If I don't qualify for heaven (a distinct possibility), my preferred alternates are: (a.) Athens, Ga., on a crisp fall Saturday afternoon; (b.) Athens, Georgia, on a warm spring day or (c.) Athens, Georgia, on any day.

June 18, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Lanier Technical College graduates 1,100 students

In an emotionally uplifting commencement ceremony at Free Chapel, 1,111 students graduated from Lanier Technical College on June 13.

June 18, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


You have such a pretty face

I heard someone make a comment the other day, a comment that made me cringe inwardly and outwardly as an involuntarily response.

June 18, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Katlyn Elisabeth Graham

Katlyn Elisabeth Graham, 15, of Dawsonville, died June 11, 2014.

June 18, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Patsy Juanita Johnson

Patsy Juanita Johnson, 70, of Cumming, died June 11, 2014.

June 18, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Scott Everett Kirby

Scott Everett Kirby, 48, of Cumming, died June 11, 2014.

June 18, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Rex Carlyle

Rex Carlyle, 57, of Forsyth County, died June 10, 2014.

June 18, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Giving the guys some credit

I didn't know my father very well, which really means, I didn't know him.

June 11, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


DCN earns nine statewide awards

The Dawson Community News earned four first-place awards and nine overall Friday night in the Georgia Press Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest.

June 11, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


John Martin Devenney

John Martin Devenney, 66, of Dawsonville, died June 8, 2014.

June 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


William Perry Fraser

William Perry Fraser, 68, of Cumming, died June 5, 2014.

June 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Ronnie Gene Gravitt

Ronnie Gene Gravitt, 60, of Ellijay, died June 3, 2014.

June 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


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Elliott wins again

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is leading the NASCAR Nationwide Series points race after claiming a third victory in his rookie season Saturday night at Chicagoland Speedway.

July 22, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Campmeeting next week

Families and friends will gather and time will take a step back and slow down next week at the Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting.

July 16, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Relax, trust and swim with the flow

I had signed my child up for swimming lessons before, several years ago. The first day, he loved it, splashing around in the water, making new friends.

July 16, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Thelma Stamey

Thelma Stamey, 79, of Dawsonville, died July 12, 2014.

July 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Rising senior sets sites on University of Pennsylvania

Dawson County High School rising senior Joy Lewis had her eyes set on two colleges, University of Pennsylvania and Eastern Carolina University, but it was the call from Pennsylvania offering a softball scholarship that helped her come to a decision.

July 16, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | SPORTS


Jessie Lorine Henderson

Jessie Lorine Henderson, 67, and a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, died July 12, 2014.

July 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Harold Jefferson McGehee

Harold Jefferson McGehee, 78, of Smyrna, died July 10, 2014.

July 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Wayne Painter

Wayne Painter, 72, of Dahlonega, died July 11, 2014.

July 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Glen C. Amburn

Glen C. Amburn, 50, of Dawsonville, died July 9, 2014.

July 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Gold Creek Foods purchases Gainesville facility

Gold Creek Foods, founded and headquartered in Dawsonville, acquired a forth distribution and production facility.

July 09, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | BUSINESS


Lanier Tech wins at national competition

A team of students from a local college has ranked nationally in a skill completion.

July 09, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Henry Eugene “Gene” Cobb

The Rev. Henry Eugene "Gene" Cobb, 75, of Cumming, died July 1, 2014.

July 09, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Ronald Griggs

Ronald Griggs, 69, of Dawsonville, Forsyth County, died July 6, 2014.

July 09, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Merle M. Meredith

Merle M. Meredith, 94, of Gainesville, Forsyth County, died July 5, 2014.

July 09, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Library offers tech savvy tips for all ages

Getting a tablet or any other technology device can be overwhelming and sometimes frustrating if it is not known how to use. However, the Dawson County Library is there to help.

July 09, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


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