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Some observations on the national scene and then it’s back to broccoli

I hope you will forgive me but I am going against my better judgment today and sound like one of those inch-wide, inch-deep political pundits ...

January 18, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Sometimes it is helpful that others do your work

This column was conceived and intended for last week's paper, but it did not get transferred to my computer and thus not to the ...

January 18, 2017 | By Helen Taylor | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The unnecessary obituary

One of the dearest and oldest friends I have, had a close brush with death recently. He didn't just stand on the banks of ...

January 18, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

Getting started in 2017

On Jan. 9, we reconvened for the first session of the 154th Georgia General Assembly. This year promises to be very busy and offers endless ...

January 18, 2017 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The end of the fried chickatarian era

Years and years ago, my child had decided he was going to be a vegetarian.

January 18, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Junior varsity girls get back on court

The Dawson County junior varsity girls' basketball program got back to the court last week for the first time since mid-December and lost on the ...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Kaila Billingsley signs with the Sand Sharks

Dawson County High School softball player Kaila Billingsley signed last week to play at the collegiate level at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

DCHS swim team sets school best times

The Dawson County High School swim team traveled to Adairsville and Cumming last week for two events where freshman swimmer Matthew Wood qualified in his ...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Dawson loses two close road games

The Tigers traveled last week to play the Union County Panthers and the East Hall Vikings.

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Varsity girls get region win on the road at Union

The Dawson County High School varsity girls' basketball team picked up a big region win on the road against Union County and fell to East ...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Chamber speaker tells business owners: Give up what’s good in search of something better in 2017

"People are passionate about resolutions: either they love them or they hate them. They want to talk about how terrible they are, or say they ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Donald W. Moss Scholarship now open to Dawson students

The Donald Moss Scholarship Fund is now open for applications. This is the first year that the scholarship is open to Dawson County students who ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean | Education

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 | Government

Spelling bees take place in preparation for system-wide event

Thirty middle school spellers sat nervously on stage at Dawson County Middle School last week for the annual spelling bee that ended up going through ...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | Education

Wrestlers compete in area duals

Dawson County High School played host to a twice-rescheduled area duals wrestling meet last week and the Tigers finished in fifth place after an initial ...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

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Georgia Racing Hall of Fame inducts 2016 class

The quiet heroes of another era gathered on Saturday afternoon at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame to honor this year's five inductees and award winners.

November 16, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Football season comes to an end

Outside the Dawson County Tigers field house on Monday morning, shoulder pats sat on the pavement drying from their early morning, end-of-season cleaning.

November 16, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Basketball season opens this week

The Dawson County boys and girls varsity basketball seasons will get underway this week when the teams travel to Rabun County tomorrow to open play.

November 16, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Playoff heartbreak

The Dawson County Tigers were plagued by turnovers--six of them--on Friday night and their playoff hopes were dashed by the Lovett Lions with a 49-28 loss at home.

November 12, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

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 | LOCAL

Lady Tigers take fifth in state

The Lady Tigers cross country team finished up its season last week at the state meet in Carrollton where the team finished fifth in the state.

November 09, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Tigers prepare for state playoffs after loss

Despite a loss in the region championship title game last week, the Dawson County Tigers are ready to start a new season this week in the first round of the state playoffs.

November 09, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Competition cheerleaders make it three in a row

For the third year in a row the Dawson County High School competitive cheerleading squad has become region champions.

November 09, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Boys’ cross country team reaches podium at state

The Dawson County High School cross country team accomplished another first last week when the boys finished fourth place in state and made it onto the podium at the state competition.

November 09, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

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 | 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 | 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

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