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Softball tryouts for middle school

Any girls who are interested in playing softball at the middle school level are invited to try out this month.

July 19, 2016 | staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | Middle School


Ralph Watson

Ralph Watson, 87, of Dawsonville, died July 8, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Anthony Dwight James

Anthony Dwight James, 67, of Buford, died July 6, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Wilma L. Harper

Wilma L. Harper, 76, of Dawsonville, died July 3, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


William Edward Gordon III

William Edward Gordon III, 38, of Dawsonville, died July 1, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Herbert H. Bierenfeld

Herbert H. Bierenfeld, 85, died July 3, 2016.

July 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Floating while drinking now legal in Georgia

It is now legal to "shoot the hooch" with hooch in Georgia.

July 13, 2016 | By Kristen Oliver DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Deborah Jane Bennett

Deborah Jane Bennett, 60, of Cumming, died July 3, 2016.

July 13, 2016 | | OBITS


Director of CASA of Forsyth County moving to Gainesville

A nonprofit that advocates for abused and neglected children must say goodbye to its director after more than six years, though the person named interim director is already familiar with the group.

July 08, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Best of Dawson winners announced

The votes have been tallied and the Dawson County News is proud to announce the Best of Dawson winners.

June 29, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Wade named president of GSBA

During a recent meeting of the Georgia School Boards Association, Dawson County School Board Chairman William Wade was named president.

June 29, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Unknown heroes

History's full of people who made a difference, who took a stand or voiced an opinion against injustice when it cost them plenty. Either it wasn't known at the time or time covers their boldness in cobwebs and chokes away the memory.

June 29, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Boo-Anne’s betrayal

Doodle, a.k.a Boo-Anne, had been betrayed.

June 29, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Dawson deputies respond to citizen journalist’s federal lawsuit

Dawson County Sheriff's officers named in a federal lawsuit by a Roswell citizen journalist have responded, claiming her "alleged injuries and damages were proximately caused by her intentional, criminal actions," according to court documents filed last week.

June 27, 2016 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Lanier Tech marks 50th commencement

Lanier Technical College held its 2016 commencement Friday night at Free Chapel, awarding 235 degrees, 394 diplomas and 631 certificates.

June 22, 2016 | editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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Lillie Stone Christopher

Lillie Stone Christopher, 87, of Cumming, died July 30, 2016.

August 03, 2016 | | OBITS


John P. “Johnny” Chambers

John P. "Johnny" Chambers, 58, of Lawrenceville, died July 26, 2016.

August 03, 2016 | | OBITS


Open mouth, insert the whole leg

Granny used to embarrass the stew out of us.

August 03, 2016 | Sudie Crouch | VIEWPOINT


Hallmark at last

As a child, I was captivated by emotional stories and how words strung together had the power to make me feel happy, touched, sad or ...

August 03, 2016 | Ronda Rich | VIEWPOINT




Why one church's preacher was also the plumber

In the months before we married, I sought to show Tink the Southern mountains of my raising. On a colorful autumn afternoon, I was driving ...

July 27, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Birthday parties--even my own--freak me out

My child is already making his birthday list, putting a corgi at the top of his list followed by Pokemon cards and DS games.

July 27, 2016 | | Lifestyle Columnists


Tips for caring for trees

Trees provide great benefits to our home landscapes. They provide shade, help retain soils and add visual interest. It is important that we take care ...

July 27, 2016 | Clark Macallister | Lifestyle Columnists


What good is a bucket list without The Gaithers on it?

I don't have a bucket list, but if I did I would be hard-pressed to find room to add anything else. There is not ...

July 27, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | VIEWPOINT


Millage roll back is disappointing

I was extremely disappointed to read the article about lowering the millage rate for our property taxes.

July 27, 2016 | Leslie Kupkowski | LETTERS/COLUMNS


There ought to be a few more laws

July is a special time in Georgia because it's the month when most of the laws passed during the previous legislative session go into ...

July 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford | VIEWPOINT


Terry “Goodester” Goode

Terry "Goodester" Goode, 54, of Dawsonville, died July 24, 2016.

July 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Robert Kenneth Hicks

Robert Kenneth Hicks, 64, of Dawsonville, died July 20, 2016.

July 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Jeff Johnson is Dawson County's new sheriff

Dawson County's runoff election for sheriff and tax commissioner ended in narrow victories Tuesday night.

July 26, 2016 | | LOCAL


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