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Leap for Literacy event Saturday

With a month of freezing temperatures and snow every other week, Lake Lanier is primed and ready for a swim.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Ailing girl’s wish comes true

Five-year-old Olivia "Livi" Graham likes to laugh, play and be rambunctious at school just like every little girl her age.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Funding presents options

Dawson County teachers may be spending more days in class next school year.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Weathering the storm: What Georgia learned

Severe winter weather in Georgia is a rare occurrence. Although a few snowflakes do fall during the winter months, the snowflakes only stick around long enough to take a few pictures before melting away the next day in 50 degree weather.

February 19, 2014 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Dawson County to celebrate Arbor Day

Last week was not a great time to be a tree.

February 19, 2014 | By Clark MacCallister County Extension Agent | Lifestyle Columnists


Session reaches halfway point

Monday, February 10, 2014, marked the 20th day and half-way point of the 2014 legislative session. With only 20 days left to pass laws this year, we quickly got to work, voting on legislation and reviewing bills in committee.

February 19, 2014 | By Kevin Tanner | Opinion: Letters/Columns


For the love of dog

If you had asked me six months ago if I was going to get another dog anytime soon, I would have said no.

February 19, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Marvin Luke “Lucas” Bruce

Marvin Luke "Lucas" Bruce, 59, of Gainesville, Forsyth County, died Feb. 16, 2014.

February 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Randy Bobo

Randy Allen Bobo, 53, of Cumming, died Feb. 15, 2014.

February 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Paul Cagle

Paul Edwin Cagle, 90, of Cumming died Feb. 16, 2014.

February 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


T.G. “Gunny” Moore

T. G. "Gunny" Moore, 71, of Dawsonville died Feb. 15, 2014.

February 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Kenneth Newell

Kenneth Newell, 75, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 9, 2014.

February 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Betty Saltsgiver

Betty J. Saltsgiver, 84, of Gainesville, formerly of Ormsby, Pa, died Feb. 10, 2014.

February 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Mary Matthews

Mary Vayoma Matthews, 85, of Lynn Haven, Fla., died Feb. 14, 2014.

February 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Preston Sanders

Preston T. Sanders, 74, of Dawsonville died Feb. 15, 2014.

February 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


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Basketball team finishes second

Dawson County's 12 and under Lady Tigers traveled to Carrollton March 7-8 to compete in the GRPA Class B State Basketball Tournament.

March 11, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Parks & Recreation


Campaign for Relay kicks off

The 2014 Relay for Life campaign has officially begun in Dawson County.

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


High school to get greenhouse complex

Funding for long-sought new greenhouse complex at Dawson County High School has been approved.

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


Racing team moving headquarters here

Dawsonville continues to be a hotbed for NASCAR activity with the recent announcement that J.J. Yeley's race team has decided to bring its operations to town.

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


Mary Wenona Wallace

Mary Wenona Wallace, 93, of Cumming, died Feb. 24, 2014.

March 05, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Wyatt Dennis Dwayne Pruitt

Wyatt Dennis Dwayne Pruitt, 3, of Cumming, died Feb. 25, 2014.

March 05, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


School budget on mend

For the first time in more than five years, the Dawson County Board of Education foresees no impending budget cuts.

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


Leonard “Dock” Martin

Leonard "Dock" Martin, 70, died Feb. 24, 2014.

March 05, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Marty Terrell Martin

Marty Terrell Martin, 47, of Cumming, died Feb. 25, 2014.

March 05, 2014 | | OBITUARIES


Embracing myself, whatever the scales say

My scales broke.

March 05, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


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


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