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The community dipper

Many years ago, out of nostalgia mostly, I ordered a dipper from a local hardware store. If you're younger than 30, you might not ...

August 24, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | VIEWPOINT

The abbreviated summer

Summer won't be officially over until Sept. 5, when we put all our white shoes and linen pants away.

August 24, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | VIEWPOINT

Random thoughts on random subjects like sea turtles, the Olympics and Vince Dooley

Lawyers, like kids, can say the darnedest things.

August 24, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | VIEWPOINT

Kenneth Merlin Day

Kenneth Merlin Day, 62, of Cumming, died Aug. 17, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | OBITS

Randall “Hotrod” Martin

Randall "Hotrod" Martin, 57, of Cumming, died Aug. 21, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | OBITS

Aretta Swanson

Aretta Swanson, 86, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 18, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | OBITS

John Tulock III

John Tulock III, 62, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 14, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | OBITS

Millie Dean Watson

Millie Dean Watson, 86, of Gainesville, died Aug. 19, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | OBITS

DCA loses season opener

Half a yard made all the difference last Friday when Dawson Christian Academy played Georgia Force in its season football opener.

August 24, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Lady Tigers handle West Hall

The Lady Tigers easily handled non-region opponent West Hall last Monday when they run-ruled them after five innings.

August 24, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

First home test for Lady Tigers

The Lady Tigers faced their first test at home in the inaugural volleyball season at Dawson County High School last Thursday.

August 24, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

‘We have been waiting on this’

The last three weeks have felt like an eternity.

August 24, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

Second hearing held on millage rate

During last week's Dawson County Board of Commissioners voting session, Dawson County Chamber of Commerce President Christie Haynes asked the commissioners to take several ...

August 24, 2016 | Amy French | Government

Board approves additional funding for juvenile court

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a significant budget increase for the Dawson County Juvenile Court during last week's voting session.

August 24, 2016 | Amy French | Government

Blood drive to honor memory of local teacher

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will host a blood drive Saturday to honor the memory of former Dawson County teacher, Charles B. Finley.

August 24, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

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The sweetest place on Earth

A few years ago when I had a new book releasing about Southern women, the publisher asked me to speak at a conference for owners of small bookstores across America. In the midst of a book tour that included Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, Birmingham, Little Rock and Charlotte, we added a stop in Pennsylvania.

June 21, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | LIFE

Why all roads lead to Dairy Queen

Before I knew of the solace of cheesecake, there was the single flavored mecca of Dairy Queen.

June 21, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | LIFE

Lady Tigers work together during team camps

The Dawson County High School Lady Tigers basketball teams are in the midst of a busy June.

June 21, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Dawson Christian football comes up big

It may be the only time all year that the Dawson Christian Academy Eagles football team has what might be considered a level playing field.

June 21, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Players putting in time during summer practices

Another week of practice and camp are in the books for Coach Chad Pittman and the basketball players of Dawson County High School.

June 21, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Lanier Technical College celebrates 50 years educating the community

FORSYTH COUNTY - Lanier Technical College hosts its share of banquets and events for groups throughout the community at the Forsyth Conference Center, but on June 8 the celebrations shined solely on them.

June 16, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | Education

Junior E. Lee talks about what bugs him this election year

I had hoped to catch you up on the current status of the presidential race before now but in order to do so, I needed to talk first with Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company in Garfield, Georgia.

June 15, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

Throwing some bouquets and a boo

If you are a news-watcher at all, especially if you watch any or all of the 24-hour television news channels, you are probably sick of hearing about elections.

June 15, 2016 | By Helen Taylor | VIEWPOINT

Ministry thrives to help women heal

Jada Fiorentino doesn't like to look back at the life she once lived, the life of drug addition, sexual abuse and self-destruction.

June 15, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Two downtown businesses to split city grant funds

A new art studio and an existing event venue in downtown Dawsonville are set to split $7,500 in grant funding from the city of Dawsonville.

June 15, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Kids to cool off at fire academy

Students interested in emergency services as a career or even just a curiosity can get a feel for what it is all about during the upcoming Junior Fire Academy.

June 15, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

High school performing arts center renovations near completion

Despite the torn up parking lots, construction equipment and debris both inside and out of the facilities at Dawson County High School, the Dawson County Performing Arts Center is in its final stages and is set to open with the new school year.

June 14, 2016 | Amy French | Education

I'll never let go of my father's special place to pray

Behind the little house in which I spent a happy childhood, where I toted books from one room to another, where I knelt by my bed nightly to pray, where homemade biscuits buttered and sprinkled with sugar were a favorite treat, is a little shed that, to the outside world, is noted for its ugliness.

June 14, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

The 5 o’clock train may be momentarily delayed

We had somewhere to be at 5:30 p.m.

June 14, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Swim team competes in first meet

The Dawsonville Racers swim season got under way this month when they traveled to Winder for the North Georgia Swim League Pentathlon.

June 14, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

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