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Letters to Santa

Dear Santa,

December 24, 2014 | | LIFE


Letters to Santa from Black's Mill Elementary students

Cynthia Frady's class

December 24, 2014 | | LIFE


Letters to Santa from Robinson Elementary students

Cecilia Rogers's class

December 24, 2014 | | LIFE


Letters to Santa from Kilough Elementary students

Dear Santa

December 24, 2014 | | LIFE


Letters to Santa from Riverview Elementary students

Heidi McClure's class

December 24, 2014 | | LIFE


Elizabeth Juanita Sumner

Elizabeth Juanita Sumner, 73, of Ellijay, died Dec. 17, 2014.

December 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Ruby Ethel Martin

Ruby Ethel Martin, 97, of Cumming, died Dec. 16, 2014.

December 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Sonya Kendrick

Sonya Kendrick, 55, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 18, 2014.

December 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Gartrell Sam Blackstone

Gartrell Sam Blackstone, 70, of Cumming, died Dec. 20, 2014.

December 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Oakwood man killed in fatal Hwy. 53 crash

An Oakwood man died and two other patients were taken to area hospitals Thursday afternoon following a collision on Hwy. 53, east of Dawsonville.

December 24, 2014 | By Michele Hester and David Renner editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


What Mary knew - and would she change a thing?

A teacher told me once she had never met a more inquisitive, curious child as mine. "He is just full of questions." I am not sure if her implications meant that to be a good thing or not.

December 24, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Chinese pistache named 2014 Gold Medal winner

I am often asked for recommendations regarding plant material in home landscapes. This can sometimes be a difficult task due to homeowners' personal opinions on plant styles, as well as the vast amount of plants available to the modern gardener. One tool that helps with the decision-making process is the annual Georgia Gold Medal Plant list.

December 24, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Why can’t every day be like Christmas?

It's Christmas again, which means we were granted another year. Ben Franklin was right: "Time is the stuff life is made of." It behooves us to give thought to its swift passage.

December 24, 2014 | By Roger Hines For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


A few end-of-year comments

As 2014 winds down, all sorts of groups and individuals tend to take a look at where they've been, are, and are heading. I am not tackling that big job; I'm just tying up some of my own dangling ends.

December 24, 2014 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


West Texas Christmas

About this time of year my family would be part of the decision to either head out to the family ranch in West Texas or not.

December 24, 2014 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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2015 session underway

We began the 153rd Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly on Jan. 12. Last Monday marked the first day of the 2015-2016 term, all the members of the Georgia House of Representatives were sworn into office. We then promptly got to work on our first order of business: Electing leaders to guide the Georgia House of Representatives through our next two years of public service.

January 21, 2015 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Time to pay attention

It's that time of year again.

January 21, 2015 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Getting down to business

The 2015 legislative session is off to a fast and busy start. The Georgia State Senate swore in all 56 senators last week, including 10 new freshman senators, and announced committee assignments shortly thereafter.

January 21, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Barbara Ann Waters Gee

Barbara Ann Waters Gee, 62, of Lawrenceville, died Jan. 6, 2015.

January 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Carl Hyrns

Carl Hyrns, 79, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 5, 2015.

January 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Dennis Gibson

Dennis Gibson, 64, of Cumming, died Jan. 9, 2015.

January 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Dorothy Jean Smith

Dorothy Jean Smith, 70, of Cumming, died Jan. 6, 2015.

January 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Edna Grace McBrayer Wheeler

Edna Grace McBrayer Wheeler, 91, of Cumming, died Jan. 7, 2015.

January 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Evelyn Bennett Gazaway Parker

Evelyn Bennett Gazaway Parker, 90, of Gainesville, formerly of Dawson County, died Jan. 10, 2015.

January 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Jerry Gibson

Jerry Gibson, 69, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 10, 2015.

January 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Trina Lynn Blackwell

Trina Lynn Blackwell, 56, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 5, 2015.

January 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Lawmaker on a medical mission

Allen Peake is a man on a mission. The five-term Republican state representative from Macon is the driving force behind proposed legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Georgia.

January 14, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Winter care for horses

All livestock require more energy during the cold winter temperatures to keep warm.

January 14, 2015 | Clark MacAllister Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


My job description is not always popular

Someone asked me recently how many children I have and what their ages were.

January 14, 2015 | Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Head football coach at high school resigns

Dawson County High School Athletic Director Grady Turner confirmed on Wednesday that longtime football coach Jeff Lee will not be returning to lead the Tigers next season.

January 07, 2015 | From staff reports | High School


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