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Chris Hamby has been named the valedictorian and Kara Hafermalz the salutatorian for Dawson County High School's class of 2014.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education

New school calendar set

After five years of fewer school days, Dawson County will finally see a full calendar.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Egg hunt expected to bring fun, donations

An eagerly anticipated, family-friendly tradition will be happening once again in Dawson County.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

New students set to enter schools

Smiling parents and apprehensive children were seen coming in and out of the Rock Creek Park gym April 11.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Marjorie Stowers Bishop

Marjorie Stowers Bishop, 96, of Dawsonville, died April 11, 2014.

April 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Eldon O. Miller

Eldon O. Miller, 74, of Dawsonville, died April 9, 2014.

April 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

A lesson in friendship

"Mama, can I talk to you?" Cole asked me quietly one evening.

April 16, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Edith Angela Ashe Pirkle

Edith Angela Ashe Pirkle, 90, of Cumming, died April 9, 2014.

April 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Bo Callaway will be missed

Most young Georgians have never heard of Bo Callaway, a gentleman from Georgia.

April 16, 2014 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Business community thanks top teachers

The local business community last week paid tribute to the county's top teachers.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Hydrangea bloom colors

Hydrangeas are a staple in most southern gardens. Bigleaf hydrangeas, also known as Japanese, French and snowball hydrangeas, bloom in colors of blue, pink or different shades in between. Did you know that the bloom color of hydrangea can be changed?

April 16, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Remember what Easter is all about

I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.

April 16, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

April a multi-faceted month

April is traditionally known for showers, blooming trees and shrubs and early flowers. We have had our share of those (including the pollen) and are enjoying the "popping out" beauty.

April 16, 2014 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Chase wins again

Downtown Dawsonville is not typically known for its loud nightlife. Except when there's a NASCAR race on TV and native son Chase Elliott is celebrating in victory lane.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Gibbs signs on as new school chief

After a 14-day waiting period, the Dawson County school system officially has a new superintendent.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education

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A message to the superintendent

Thank you for your leadership in making the difficult decision to close school last week because of the weather.

February 05, 2014 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Work continues at Capitol

Last week, Winter Storm Leon brought snow and ice to many parts of our great state. Leon's impact on the metro Atlanta area was particularly harsh.

February 05, 2014 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Borrowed gems bring a smile

Since I can't get out and about too much these days and since the weather has been too cold to be out and about much anyway, I decided to share some email chatter that might make you smile.

February 05, 2014 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Annual state of the column

My fellow Georgians, in order to keep my national certification as a modest and much-beloved columnist, it is a requirement that I submit to you annually a State of the Column message. This I do today. (Yea! Clap! Clap! Clap!)

February 05, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Commuters say northern counties better prepared

David Yenerall expected his commute from Georgia Perimeter College in Dunwoody to Dawsonville to last a bit longer than usual Jan. 28.

But the astronomy professor never could have imagined the 45-minute trek would not end until nearly 14 hours later.

February 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Winter sticks around

The same winter storm system that crippled the metro Atlanta area last week also shut down many Dawson County businesses, as well as the school system and local governments.

The school district canceled classes a day ahead of systems in surrounding counties.

February 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Request to annex weighed

A piece of property in the Gold Creek subdivision could soon become part of Dawsonville, though Dawson County has opposed the annexation.

The property on Gold Bullion Drive West was bought in 2012 by Michael and Nancy Eason, who at the time thought they were moving into the city.

February 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government

State celebrates ACCG’s centennial anniversary

ATLANTA - It was 100 years ago that county commissioners in Georgia came together in support of committing funds to improve roads and create the state's first highway department.

On Tuesday, lawmakers recognized that effort and commended the Association County Commissioners of Georgia as a "respected legislative advocate for and voice of Georgia's 159 counties."

February 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Pond stirs up trouble

A homeowners association has returned to the Dawsonville City Council seeking help in cleaning up its retention pond.

February 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government

Dawsonville man guilty of child molestation

A Dawsonville man awaits sentencing Thursday after a jury convicted him of sex crimes involving children.

Jose Francisco Gonzalez, 41, was initially indicted on two counts of sexual battery, two counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes and a single child molestation charge.

February 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Unemployment rates steady

Unemployment rates continue to hold firm in the northeastern part of Georgia, according to recent numbers.

February 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS

Meeting aims to encourage running for office

With the 2014 elections getting closer and closer, a group of Dawson County residents are calling together a meeting to help spread information about running for office.

February 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Bobbie Ann Corn

Bobbie Ann Corn, 77, of Forsyth County, died Feb. 2, 2014.

February 05, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Miles Carney

Miles Carney, 21, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 27, 2014.

February 05, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Earl B. Fry

Earl B. Fry, 77, of Cumming, died Jan. 30, 2014.

February 05, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

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