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Robert Kenneth Hicks

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

July 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Terry “Goodester” Goode

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

July 27, 2016 | | OBITS


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 effect.

July 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford | 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


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 much I have wanted to do that I haven't done, from shooting the breeze with the president in the Oval Office, to seeing the sun rise in the Scottish Highlands, to being embedded with the brave men and women of Georgia's 48th Brigade Combat Team in Iraq.

July 27, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | VIEWPOINT


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 of our trees.

July 27, 2016 | Clark Macallister | 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


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 him around the curvy backroads and pointing out spots of various interests such as family farms, cemeteries, and birthplaces. I turned off the "blacktop" onto a graveled dirt drive.

July 27, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


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


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


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Unidentified urn found floating on Lake Lanier

LAKE LANIER - The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office issued an unusual request Monday: for anyone with information regarding an urn found floating on Lake Lanier ...

August 10, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Father of missing girl facing multiple charges

The father of a Hall County 12-year-old who was missing for a week and a half faces multiple felony charges.

August 09, 2016 | From regional staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


We have got to end the violence

I just turned 69.

August 03, 2016 | Gary Pichon | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Plan now for fall cover crops

What do you do with your garden plot once it has stopped producing for the summer season?

August 03, 2016 | Clark MacAllister | VIEWPOINT


Putin swears it wasn’t his special hand-picked cover operatives that hacked DNC

Ring! Ring! Ring!

August 03, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | VIEWPOINT


Myrtis M. Ray

Myrtis M. Ray, 94, of Dawsonville, died July 29, 2016.

August 03, 2016 | | OBITS


Ted Monkus

Ted Monkus, 89, of Dawsonville, died July 31, 2016.

August 03, 2016 | | OBITS


Ronald James Crymes

Ronald James Crymes, 59, of Gainesville, died July 26, 2016.

August 03, 2016 | | OBITS


Mary Lou Brown Colvin

Mary Lou Brown Colvin, 93, died July 28, 2016.

August 03, 2016 | | OBITS


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


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