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Fall of 2016 was a rough season.

February 22, 2017 | By Clark MacAllister | LETTERS/COLUMNS

A salute to an Olympic champion and his pursuit of excellence

Dr. Melvin Pender Jr. is a bona fide American hero: An Olympic gold medalist (4x100 relay in the 1968 Mexico City Games at 31 years ...

February 22, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Sharing some concerns for better, for worse

As a former educator, an environmentalist, a Christian, and a (very) senior citizen, I have been concerned about a number of recent news items on ...

February 22, 2017 | By Helen Taylor | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Here we go again

The specter of Elliott Field has resurfaced.

February 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

A government owned airport in Dawson County?

The City of Dawsonville is proposing that they buy an airport with everybody elses' money.

February 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

What will Republicans do?

The Republicans in Congress are working towards repealing the Affordable Care Act, known to many as Obamacare. Unfortunately, although they always said they would "repeal ...

February 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The end to a great character

One of my favorite characters ever and one that readers have unfailingly enjoyed is my friend, Poet, the scion of a cotton family who speaks ...

February 22, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

The halfway point

This week marked the halfway point of the 2017 legislative session and the end of week six here at the state Capitol. From committee meetings ...

February 22, 2017 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The power of silence

Many people are uncomfortable with stretches of silence in a conversation.

February 22, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Dollar General proposed on Nix Bridge

The same developers who are building a Dollar General in Dawsonville where Hwy. 183 meets Hwy. 136 near Afton Road have submitted two applications for ...

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

DCHS baseball season opens with three wins

The Dawson County Tigers baseball team opened its season with a win on the road last week against Clarke Central High School in Athens and ...

February 22, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

‘We had something to prove’

The Dawson County Tigers varsity soccer team won twice more on the road last week.

February 22, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Ladies soccer gets two more road wins

The Dawson County Lady Tigers soccer program picked up two more wins last week when the team traveled to East Jackson on Feb. 14 and ...

February 22, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Burt signs to Bears

Dawson County High School golfer Hunter Burt signed last week to play college level golf at Truett McConnell University.

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS

Dawson boys’ basketball falls to the Knights

The Dawson County boys' basketball team traveled to Pace Academy last weekend for the first round of the Class AAA tournament.

February 22, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

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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

The contradiction of Murphy’s Law

Whilst studying science recently, an intriguing question was posed: "Mama, is Murphy's Law real?"

November 09, 2016 | | Lifestyle Columnists

United Way BBQ launches fundraising

United Way for Dawson County celebrated the beginning of its annual fundraising with a barbeque benefit on Saturday at board member Jim Watson's Dawsonville home.

November 09, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Christmas at the Bowen a jolly good time

A morning full of shopping, eating, sipping sparkling cider and listening to Christmas music delighted all attendees at the Bowen Center for the Arts' 'Christmas at the Bowen' fundraiser event on Saturday.

November 09, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Dawson County graduation rates at all time high

Dawson County High School held its sixth annual Apply to College Day last week and it just happened to coincide with the news that the graduating class of 2016 had the highest graduation rate in school history.

November 09, 2016 | Amy French | Education

George H. Wilson

George H. Wilson, 72, of Gainesville, died Nov. 3, 2016.

November 09, 2016 | | OBITS

Leon Sheriff

Leon Sheriff, 73, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 31, 2016.

November 09, 2016 | | OBITS

Roy Ludon Rockmore

Roy Ludon Rockmore, 76, of Cumming, died Nov. 4, 2016.

November 09, 2016 | | OBITS

Benny R. Roberts

Benny R. Roberts, 73, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 4, 2016.

November 09, 2016 | | OBITS

Roy “Jeep” Lance

Born May 5, 1943 to the late Hoyt and Elda Lance, Mr. Lance also lived a number of years in Lumpkin County.

November 09, 2016 | | OBITS

Chris Gaines elected District 2 Commissioner

Dawson County election results are in and Republican Chris Gaines (R) has been declared District 2 Commissioner, beating out Independent Robert Wiley.

November 08, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government

Trump holds lead over Clinton in Georgia

November 08, 2016 | DCN Regional Staff Reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Bob Bolz offered city manager position

The city council voted Monday to offer the vacant city manager position to Bob Bolz after releasing the names of the final three applicants early last month.

November 08, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government

New Kroger Marketplace to open next week

A week from today, one of the largest Kroger supermarkets in the state of Georgia will open its doors to patrons in Dawsonville.

November 08, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Local woman helps locate arsonist

Nearly two years ago, a fire broke out at Gospel Way Baptist Church on Harmony Church Road in Dawsonville.

November 08, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

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