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Region 7-AAA basketball tournament this weekend

The Region 7-AAA basketball tournament will be this weekend.

February 14, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | High School


No school for Dawson County on Wednesday

Dawson County School Superintendent announced just before 2 p.m. today that schools are canceled for students and staff on Wednesday.

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Winter weather closes schools

With just a two-week reprieve from the last snowstorm, Dawson County was bracing early this week for more winter weather and the closings that come with it.

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students defy cold, spell

Despite a few weather-related delays, the Dawson County school system has crowned a spelling bee champion to represent it in the district spelling bee.

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


At the halfway point of the 2014 legislative session

The Georgia General Assembly is now halfway through the 40-day legislative session and just days away from a significant deadline. The 30th day of the legislative session - also known as Crossover Day - is the last day for Senate bills to transfer to the House for consideration, and vice versa.

February 11, 2014 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Productive week at Capitol

We returned to the Gold Dome on Feb. 3, 2014. With the 2014 legislative session heating up, we had a very busy and productive week.

February 11, 2014 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Random thoughts, subjects

Many of you have written to say you oppose HB 875, which would allow weapons in houses of worship and is currently making its way through the legislature faster than a speeding bullet. I suggest you let the bill's author, State Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, know, too. Call him at (404) 656-0188, or email: rick.jasperse@house.ga.gov.

February 11, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Junior Roger Wheeler

Junior Roger Wheeler, 74, of Cumming, died Feb. 8, 2014.

February 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


James C. “Jake” Waits

James C. "Jake" Waits, 82, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 4, 2014.

February 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Kim Reith Martiny

Kim Reith Martiny, 74, of Cumming, died Feb. 7, 2014.

February 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Cleo Fouts

Cleo Fouts, 91, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 4, 2014.

February 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Dan Brumbalow

Dan Brumbalow, 77, of Cumming, died Feb. 4, 2014.

February 11, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Pretty goes all the way to the bone

One thing Mama always told me was to never make fun of the way a person looked. She said that was just terrible for someone to make fun of someone based on something they had no control or say so in whatsoever.

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


Hold off on crabgrass control

With all of the recent winter weather, a summer lawn may be the last thing on your mind. However, now is the time to start thinking about controlling summer annual weeds, such as crabgrass.

February 11, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Kylie Michelle Yates to wed Shawn Robert Johnson

Gary and Cindy Yates of Panama City Beach, Fla., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kylie Michelle Yates, to Shawn Robert Johnson.

February 11, 2014 | | Engagements


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Students speak on healthy living

Black's Mill Elementary is continuing its dedication to prepare students for higher learning.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Superintendent search reaches next level

The Dawson County Board of Education has taken the next step in finding a replacement for retiring Superintendent Keith Porter.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Bills relate to child welfare

Last week consisted of an important few days, as it was the last week for bills to pass out of committees, since "Crossover Day" was on Monday.

March 05, 2014 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


What’s next on the agenda

This week, the Georgia General Assembly hit an important deadline: Crossover Day.

March 05, 2014 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Senator working to improve education

As predicted in this space a few weeks ago, there is compromise legislation pending in the General Assembly regarding the Common Core curriculum, the controversial program which seeks to establish consistent education standards across the country.

March 05, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Frances E. Bazemore

Frances E. Bazemore, 73, died Feb. 26, 2014.

March 05, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Library to offer outdoor tips

With spring just around the corner, the Dawson County Public Library is gearing up for warmer weather and nights under the stars.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


City approves request for residential annexation

It appears a couple's two-month struggle to annex their property into Dawsonville is drawing to a close.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


12 and under all stars win district

The Dawson County 12 and under all stars basketball team has done it again. The team won the GRPA District 7 Class B tournament March 1 and will compete in the GRPA State Tournament on March 7 and 9.

March 04, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | High School


Billy Joe Swafford

Billy Joe Swafford, 64, of Tate, died Feb. 28, 2014.

March 04, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Ken Newell did much for Dawson County

I had the pleasure of knowing Ken Newell for the past eight years. Ken was a well-liked and respected man, and had a real love for the people of Dawson County.

February 26, 2014 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Senior facilities possible

Dawson County may soon be getting not one but two locations geared toward senior citizens.

Both Whitley Engineering Inc. and TBG Residential are looking at locations, one in the city and the other in the county.

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Board announces school makeup days

With ice and snow hitting Dawson County during January and February, students and teachers missed almost two weeks of school.

"As you know, this winter has been especially harsh, which has resulted in nine days of absences due to the inclement weather...," said Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter in a letter addressed to parents dated Feb. 21. "The difficult situation with missed days is made worse due to the fact that we started the year two days short of a full student calendar due to budget."

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Leap for Literacy

With all the talk of ice and snow finally melting away, the obvious thing to do next is go swimming, which is what Dawson County residents gathered to do Saturday.

The fourth annual Leap for Literacy was held Feb. 22 at War Hill Park. The event benefits Dawson County WEE Books, a program developed to put age-appropriate books in the hands of preschool children.

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


I can't decide if I'm crazy or eccentric

I am starting to think Julia Sugarbaker was right. This is the South, and we don't ask if you've got crazy folks in your family, we ask which side are they on.

February 26, 2014 | | Lifestyle Columnists


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