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Retiring Judge Joliff plans to stay connected

On weekends and spare moments here and there, retiring Juvenile Court Judge Cliff Jolliff chips away at packing up 24 years of mementos and paperwork that fill his office.

December 31, 2014 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


Year in review: A look back at 2014

Looking back on 2014, it would be difficult and a bit deceiving to continue calling Dawsonville and Dawson County a quiet mountain town.

December 31, 2014 | By Michele Hester and David Renner editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


My year-end wrap up: Times are fast changing

It's hard to believe that 2014 is well, over.

December 31, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


A time to reflect on the year

Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. It is a time to spend with family and friends and to celebrate the birth of our savior. It is also a time to reflect back over the past year and to begin to plan for the year ahead. This season I have taken time to look back over my first term serving as your State Representative.

December 31, 2014 | Kevin Tanner Columnist | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Potato bowl already looking like the highmark for 2015

I had just returned from the local toxic waste site where I had disposed of my holiday fruit cakes and was busy cramming my Christmas tree down the garbage disposal (don't ask), when I heard a knock at the door. I figured it was the Environmental Protection Agency coming to talk to me about polluting the toxic waste site with fruit cakes.

December 31, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Ruby Mae Turner

Ruby Mae Turner, 80, of Doraville, died Dec. 27, 2014.

December 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Clinton Walter Turner Sr.

Clinton Walter Turner Sr., 89, of Dahlonega, died Dec. 27, 2014.

December 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Louise Samples

Louise Samples, 90, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 22, 2014.

December 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Avery Michele Picklesimer

Avery Michele Picklesimer, 23 months, of Cumming, died Dec. 22, 2014.

December 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Frances Davis Mize

Frances Davis Mize, 95, died Dec. 27, 2014.

December 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Barbara Sue Bishop

Barbara Sue Bishop, 70, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 19, 2014.

December 31, 2014 | | OBITS


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


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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


Test your well water to ensure healthy quality

The quality of our water can have a direct and persistent effect on our health.

January 07, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


The dearest friends I have never met

When I was single, a friend suggested I sign up for an online dating service.

January 07, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Curtis Lamar Bigham

Curtis Lamar Bigham, 92, of Marietta, formerly of Gordon County, died Jan. 2, 2015.

January 07, 2015 | | OBITS


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