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Northside Hospital-Forsyth applies for $8.4 million expansion

CUMMING - Just as Forsyth County continues to grow at a seemingly incessant pace, Northside Hospital-Forsyth continues to expand and evolve to meet the needs of an increasing number of patients.

December 28, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Dawsonville restaurant serves free meal to hundreds on Christmas

This year, Dawsonville Tavern owners, managers and community volunteers congregated on Christmas day to prepare, pack and deliver food to those in need this holiday season.

December 28, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Elected officials get sworn in

Dawson County's newest elected officials pledged their allegiance to Dawson County and were sworn in Thursday morning at the Dawson County Government Center by Superior Court Judge C. Andrew Fuller.

December 28, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


City, County honor employees of the year

Each year both the city of Dawsonville and the county select one person for employee of the year and recognize them for both their dedication and hard work but also for their contributions to the citizens who live there.

December 28, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Zelda Mae Wilson

Zelda Mae Wilson, 82, of Dahlonega, died Dec. 22, 2016.

December 28, 2016 | | OBITS


June McCormick

June McCormick, 79, of Cumming, died Dec. 22, 2016.

December 28, 2016 | | OBITS


Hattie B. Kincaid

Hattie B. Kincaid, 91, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 23, 2016.

December 28, 2016 | | OBITS


Leonard E. “Skip” Comeau

Leonard E. "Skip" Comeau, 70, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 20, 2016.

December 28, 2016 | | OBITS


Ruby June Atkinson

Ruby June Atkinson, 91, of Cumming, died Dec. 21, 2016.

December 28, 2016 | | OBITS


Jewell Pruitt Adams

Jewell Pruitt Adams, 83, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 21, 2016.

December 28, 2016 | | OBITS


Resolutely determined to manage 2017 expectations

The only thing more useless than socks on a pig are New Year's resolutions.

December 28, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Georgia Emergency Management launches upgraded alert app

To kick off Winter Weather Preparedness Week, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMHSA) recently announced the release of a completely updated version of its award-winning Ready Georgia mobile app.

December 28, 2016 | | LOCAL


Quilt raffle winner announced

Earlier this month the Heart in Hand Quilt Guild drew a winner for its annual quilt raffle to benefit The Bowen Center for the Arts.

December 28, 2016 | | LOCAL


Dawson County Farm Bureau finalist for state award

MACON, Ga. - Dawson County Farm Bureau was recognized as one of the top county Farm Bureau programs in the state during the organization's 79th annual convention held on Jekyll Island earlier this month.

December 28, 2016 | | LOCAL


Dawson County Emergency Services Holds Annual Appreciation and Awards Banquet

Dawson County Emergency Services held its annual appreciation and awards banquet. This year's event was held at the Dawson County Junior High School and was attended by a large number of department members and their families, along with several guests, including members of the board of commissioners.

December 28, 2016 | | LOCAL


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County names new planning commission

The new year has brought new members to the county planning commission. All four planning board members, as well as the chair, had terms that ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Joan Ellen Coffman

Joan Ellen Coffman, 63, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 13, 2017.

January 18, 2017 | | OBITS


Charles Hunt Eldred

Charles Hunt Eldred, died Jan. 3, 2017.

January 18, 2017 | | OBITS


Eleanor H. King

Eleanor H. King, 98, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 15, 2017.

January 18, 2017 | | OBITS


James H. Ledbetter

James H. Ledbetter, 82, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 13, 2017.

January 18, 2017 | | OBITS


Sheriff’s Office employee fired for lying about relationship with supervisor

A Dawson County Sheriff's Office employee was fired last week and another is on leave after an inquest revealed the two lied about being ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Tanner appointed to transportation committee

The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments recently named Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee.

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Hide the silverware! The legislature is coming!

I thought Paul Revere would have shared the news with you, but he seems to think it is more important that you know about the ...

January 11, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Looking Forward: 2017 Legislative Session Priorities

For your state lawmakers, a new year brings motivation and a fresh perspective on the needs of Georgians. Jan. 9, 2017 marks the beginning of ...

January 11, 2017 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Surviving the Snowpocalypse of 2017

I started dreading it last Monday.

January 11, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Edith Pinion Gee

Edith Pinion Gee, 88, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 3, 2017.

January 11, 2017 | | OBITS


Marcus James Holtzclaw

Marcus James Holtzclaw, 84, of Forsyth County, died Jan. 6, 2017.

January 11, 2017 | | OBITS


Alfred Eugene Leming

Alfred Eugene Leming, 89, of Loganville, died Jan. 1, 2017.

January 11, 2017 | | OBITS


James “Donny” Shelton II

James "Donny" Shelton II, 45, of Cumming, died Jan. 4, 2017.

January 11, 2017 | | OBITS


Paul L. Watson

Paul L. Watson, 48, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 2, 2017.

January 11, 2017 | | OBITS


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