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Rotary to host free Thanksgiving dinner

Dawson County Rotarians are hosting a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner next week.

November 16, 2016 | | LOCAL


Gaines elected District 2 Commissioner

Former city councilman Chris Gaines has been elected Dawson County District 2 Commissioner.

November 16, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Woman dead following house fire

A Dawsonville woman was found dead in her home Monday following a house fire.

November 16, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Commissioners defund development authority

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted during a special called meeting last week to approve the 2017 county budget, which includes defunding the local development authority and approving raises for several positions.

November 16, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Parade, program honors Dawson veterans

Friday marked Dawsonville's 12th annual Veteran's Day celebration.

November 16, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Charles Edgar Lamb

Charles Edgar Lamb, 72, of Cumming, died Nov. 12, 2016.

November 16, 2016 | | OBITS


Jerry A. Hughes

Jerry A. Hughes, 73, died Nov. 9, 2016.

November 16, 2016 | | OBITS


Arielle Jaylynn Devilla

Arielle Jaylynn Devilla, 17, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 9, 2016.

November 16, 2016 | | OBITS


Marvene T. Crane

Marvene T. Crane, 91, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 8, 2016.

November 16, 2016 | | OBITS


Britney Nicole Cardenas

Britney Nicole Cardenas, 28, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 11, 2016.

November 16, 2016 | | OBITS


The no knock-off Christmas

I am not one of those people who do their Christmas shopping early.

November 16, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Death's final scene

My husband, many times, had written of death and created numerous dying scenes in the make-believe world of television. Once he had won an Emmy for it.

November 16, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Junior E. Lee suggests Amendment 1 strategists be sheep-dipped

Dear Gov. Nathan Deal:

November 16, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Smoky haze from north Georgia wildfire may last into weekend

The smell of smoke and hazy conditions persisted into Friday as forest fires in north Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina continue to burn.

November 11, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


The janitor

The elementary school in which I received my first through sixth grade learning was a long, straight brick building with cement steps, an auditorium with heavy, red velvet drapes, a tiny library guarded by a grumpy gray-headed spinster and a cafeteria that was in the basement down a flight of creaky wooden steps.

November 09, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


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Local teen collects donations for animals

Fifteen-year-old Shannon Porter has spent the last four holiday seasons making sure that all of the furry friends in Dawson County have a good Christmas.

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Seniors mimic masters with holiday art show

"I had never painted a day in my life before I joined this class," said Marilou Perry as she stood in front of her three ...

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Don't rain on our parade

Young and old alike came out in full force to celebrate the beginning of the holidays at events in Dawsonville this weekend. Despite the rain ...

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


City seeks to save longtime school teacher’s home from demo

The City of Dawsonville is currently working to save the former home of a prominent local educator from demolition as planned by the Dawson County ...

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Church to present live Christmas nativity

Bethel Baptist Church in Dawsonville will be performing its annual live Christmas nativity this weekend.

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Barbara Ann Chester

Barbara was born Nov. 19, 1951.

December 07, 2016 | | OBITS


Mary Lois Dinsmore

Mary Lois Dinsmore, 63, of Suwanee, died Dec. 1, 2016.

December 07, 2016 | | OBITS


Jeffrey Charles Spillane

Jeffrey Charles Spillane, 57, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 26, 2016.

December 07, 2016 | | OBITS


Kenneth “K.K.” Turner

Kenneth "K.K." Turner, 85, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 4, 2016.

December 07, 2016 | | OBITS


Dawsonville man killed in single vehicle wreck

A single vehicle wreck in Lumpkin County claimed the life of a longtime Dawson County man early Sunday morning.

December 06, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Thank you

The family of Gwinnett C. Holtzclaw would like to say thank you to the Silver City Fire Department, Dawson County Fire Department and to Lanier ...

December 06, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Katt Williams banished from Dawson and Hall counties

December 02, 2016 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Random thoughts on random subjects

God bless America and God bless Mount Paran Christian School in Cobb County. Before a recent football playoff game, every player on the team came ...

November 30, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Try to navigate the transition in this column

As far as I can tell, all the pundits and politicians agree on one thing: This has been and still is an unprecedented election year ...

November 30, 2016 | By Helen Taylor | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Going off the grid

One summer night, a few years before Mama died, I tried to call her but there was no answer.

November 30, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


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