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11-year-old in dirt bike crash dies

A charity page to assist with final expenses has been set up in memory of a Dawson County boy involved in a dirt bike wreck ...

May 26, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Local school system speaks out on transgender bathroom order

The ripple effects of President Barack Obama's administration's directive regarding the treatment of transgender students and their access to both restrooms and locker ...

May 25, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Dawson County High Class of 2016 graduates

After four years of hard work, practice and preparation, the graduating class at Dawson County High School had to wait a little longer to commence ...

May 25, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Dawson County High School Valedictorian Sarah Tinsley's commencement speech

Good morning! Thank you all very much for celebrating with us this great milestone in

May 25, 2016 | | Education

Dawson County Salutatorian Dana Little's commencement speech

I don't know. There, Dana, you owe me five bucks.

May 25, 2016 | | Education

Loy D. Hughes

Loy D. Hughes, 88, of Monroe, died May 16, 2016.

May 25, 2016 | | OBITS

Tony L. Bearden

Tony L. Bearden, 56, of Gainesville, died May 20, 2016.

May 25, 2016 | | OBITS

This is one terrorist who deserves our thanks

There is a terrorist living in my neighborhood and I couldn't be prouder. You may remember that I shared with you the story of ...

May 25, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

In the South, it matters

At the beauty shop one day, I was flipping through a magazine and half-listening to the local happenings.

May 25, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

That mama’s intuition

There was no getting past Mama.

May 25, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers.

May 25, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government

Child in critical condition following dirt bike wreck

An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a dirt bike wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon.

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Tax commissioner, sheriff's races head to run-off

Billy Thurmond, Chris Gaines and Julie Hughes Nix won their respective commission posts in Tuesday's primary election, while the tax commissioner and sheriff's ...

May 25, 2016 | By Amy French, afrench@dawsonnews.com By Michele Hester, mhester@dawsonnews.com | Government

Long Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer of fun

The sun is out and it's been nice for several weeks now, but it's the long Memorial Day weekend that many consider the ...

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Independent zombie flick films at historic jail

Dawson County's Historic Jail will serve as the backdrop for an independent movie being filmed in mid-June.

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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Kiwanis annual 5, 10K run Saturday

The eighth annual spring Kiwanis run titled "Cinco de Run-O" is set for Saturday.

The race is set to begin at 8 a.m. at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

May 02, 2012 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Teeth whitening event benefits cause

Editor's note: In the weeks leading up to Relay for Life, Dawson Community News will feature stories of hope, survivorship and fundraising events intended to increase cancer awareness in the community. The series will also include articles on prevention, early detection and treatment options.

May 02, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Art Center offers annual Spring Fling this weekend

Hundreds of county residents and visitors will swarm to Bowen Center for the Arts this weekend for the Art in the Garden Spring Fling festival.

Last year the weather was close to perfect for the event and organizers are hoping for plenty of sunshine and easy breezes to find their way back.

May 02, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL

More wrap up from Legislative Session

When I started reviewing important bills passed during the 2012 Legislative Session, 20 bills immediately came to mind. Last week's article only looked at four of those. Here are six more.

The General Assembly passed the Government Accountability Act (HB 456), which will establish a review process for agency efficiency by creating the Legislative Sunset Advisory Committee.

May 02, 2012 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Control poison ivy

Poison ivy is a weed that affects almost every gardener and outdoor lover in Georgia.

It is found in nearly every outdoor environment, and most folks can tell you not so fondly of the after-effects of a poison ivy encounter.

May 02, 2012 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Lowry ‘Guy’ Rider

Lowry "Guy" Rider, of Dahlonega, died April 29, 2012.

Mr. Rider was born in Lumpkin County to the late Francis and Ester Rider.

May 02, 2012 | | OBITS

Millard Daniel Wilkerson

Millard Daniel Wilkerson, 83, of Cumming, died April 24, 2012.

His parents, Robert and Sally Wilkerson; sisters, Ida Mae Swofford, Ruth Lance, Belle Green; brothers, Jack Wilkerson, Jim Wilkerson; great-grandchild, Brynley Carmical, preceded him in death.

May 02, 2012 | | OBITS

Addie Keys

Addie Keys, 62, of Cumming, died April 29, 2012.

Her parents, Donald and Vinnie Mae Keys; brothers, Rayburn Lee Keys, James Roy Keys, Donald Lloyd Keys; brother-in-law, James Kirby, preceded her in death.

May 02, 2012 | | OBITS

Faye Mathis Martin

Faye Mathis Martin, 96, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, died April 26, 2012.

She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

May 02, 2012 | | OBITS

Ruby Chumbley

Ruby Chumbley, 77, of Marble Hill, died April 27, 2012.

Born Jan. 29, 1935, in Atlanta to the late Clyde and Clara Mann, she lived in Marble Hill since 1998, having moved from Lithia Springs.

May 02, 2012 | | OBITS

Ruth Inez Garrett

Ruth Inez Garrett, 90, died April 23, 2012.

She was a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and a member of Concord Baptist Church.

May 02, 2012 | | OBITS

Christopher ‘Chris’ Blalock

Christopher "Chris" Blalock, 42, of Dawsonville, died April 26, 2012.

A native of Alpharetta, he lived a number of years in Forsyth County before moving to Dawson County 12 years ago.

May 02, 2012 | | OBITS

Inez Grindle Cain

Inez Grindle Cain, 90, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, died April 26, 2012.

She was the daughter of the late Charles Columbus and Lilly Jones Grindle.

May 02, 2012 | | OBITS

Federal judge sees majesty in law, not jokes

While May 1 is designated Law Day in the United States, Judge Lisa Godbey Wood, chief judge of the U.S. Southern District of Georgia, says we Americans should remember that every day is a day of law in this country. There would be anarchy without it.

I had the privilege of following Judge Wood on a program in Savannah a couple of weeks ago and I have never heard anyone explain our system of law better or with more passion than she did.

May 02, 2012 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

‘Old school’ sheriff’s deputy retires

Veteran lawman Mickey Gilbertson admits he wasn't always one to follow the rules.

A teenage felon in central Florida, Gilbertson spent time in reform school and jail before meeting a couple of officers who took him under their wings and taught him right from wrong.

May 02, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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