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Legislators beat plowshares into pistols

Son of a gun. Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, is at it again.

February 10, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

A name can be revealing in more than one way

I am usually aware of the title of a book I am reading because I think that the author intends for it to be significant ...

February 10, 2016 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

Education is a top priority

The House reconvened on Feb. 1 to start our fourth week of the 2016 legislative session. With a month of session behind us, we are ...

February 10, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

Diversity and multiculturalism

Everything we read today lauds the idea of diversity and its twin sister multiculturalism. Most of the time, the people that assert these ideas mean ...

February 10, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The reality behind the Georgia budget for 2017

In the Governor's State of the State address on Jan. 13 he stated that his $23.7 Billion budget is the highest ever.

February 10, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

How do they survive without cream of mushroom soup?

It would be, I decided, a nice gesture of Southern thoughtfulness if I made a dish of my famous macaroni and cheese.

February 10, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks

Much to her irritation, Mama was told by her insurance company she needed to get a checkup.

February 10, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

For the people of Georgia

The Georgia General Assembly has completed the fourth week of the 2016 legislative session, and week five is well underway.

February 10, 2016 | By Sen. Steve Gooch For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

Kemp’s primary could be decisive

Two years ago, Secretary of State Brian Kemp began his push to set up an "SEC Primary" for a simple reason: He wanted the world ...

February 10, 2016 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

Pastor Protection Act passes hurdle

One of several proposed religious freedom bills won approval in a Georgia House Judiciary subcommittee on Thursday and now moves on to the full House ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Randall Dowling hired as new Dawson County manager

In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of Randall Dowling as the county's new manager and ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawson maintains ‘StormReady’ status

Dawson County is once again being recognized as a National Weather Service StormReady community.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Snowy, icy weather ends school early

The latest weather models Tuesday morning were showing less snow than initially anticipated, but school leaders erred on the side of caution and dismissed Dawson ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Former city councilman will run for county commission seat

Former Dawsonville City Councilman Chris Gaines announced last week that he plans to seek Dawson County's District 2 commission seat.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

GDOT seeks public comment on intersection

State transportation officials will be at Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge Thursday to gage public opinion over changes proposed to the intersection of Highways ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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Georgia has its own Grinch for Christmas

It's the holiday season, a time when people are supposed to be having fun, going to parties, and bestowing good wishes on friends and family.

December 09, 2015 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

In the middle of the night

It was about 1 a.m. when our alarm system woke me up with the beeping sound that it makes when one of the exterior doors is opened.

December 09, 2015 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

Georgia legal community mourns loss of Henry Young Jr.

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of attorney Henry L. Young Jr. of Dawsonville on his recent passing.

December 09, 2015 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Remember the good in the community

I have been going back and forth with this tug on my heart about writing up a special little letter to our family of Dawsonville for a few weeks.

December 09, 2015 | | VIEWPOINT

Some observations on the coaching changes at UGA

As my sweet mama would say: "Things just get curiouser and curiouser."

December 09, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

DIY mushroom gardening

Every year I have people coming into my office asking me to identify mushrooms to see if they are edible.

December 09, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

Bobby Addison White

Bobby Addison White, 13, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 2, 2015.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | OBITS

SFC Ronald Stanley Shipp Jr.

SFC Ronald Stanley Shipp Jr., Unite States Army, 33, of Cumming, died Nov. 24, 2015.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | OBITS

Irene Reeves

Irene Reeves, 68, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 30, 2015.

December 09, 2015 | | OBITS

Betsy Lee Hulsey Lively

Betsy Lee Hulsey Lively, 51, of Dahlonega, died Dec. 4, 2015.

December 09, 2015 | | OBITS

William Lee

William Lee, 11, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 2, 2015.

December 09, 2015 | | OBITS

Calvin W. Jenkins

Calvin W. Jenkins, 77, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 1, 2015.

December 09, 2015 | | OBITS

Pamela Eileen Boyce

Pamela Eileen Boyce, 63, of Dawsonville, formerly of New Fairfield, Conn., died Dec. 3, 2015.

December 09, 2015 | | OBITS

Lady Tigers complete comeback in double-overtime to beat East Hall, 62-55

Four days after suffering their first loss in a game which involved 65 combined free throw attempts, the East Hall Lady Vikings fell to Dawson County (6-0, 1-0 Region 7-AAA), 62-55, in a double-overtime thriller Tuesday in Gainesville.

December 09, 2015 | By Zack Myers DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS

11-year-old boy dies in Dawson County house fire

The local school system and community are mourning the loss of a Dawsonville boy who friends say had a smile that lit up the town and all who met him.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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