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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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Campbell receives financial award

Dawson County's chief financial officer was recently honored by the Georgia Government Finance Officers Association.

Cindy Campbell received the President's Award during the group's annual conference in Savannah last week.

October 10, 2012 | Michele Hester | Government

Yearbook staff wins top awards

Dawson County High School's 2012 Tiger Yearbook Staff recently received two national awards for the 2012 Tiger album.

Walsworth Publishing Company announced last month that the 2012 Tiger was going to be included in its Gallery of Excellence, meaning the book will be showcased with other top books in both printed form and on the Web.

October 10, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | Education

Why leaves change color

One of nature's greatest spectacles is the array of colors presented during autumn in the mountains.

Most of us are lucky enough to live within driving distance of a deciduous forest, allowing us to take in the beauty of the color change.

October 10, 2012 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Charles B. ‘Charlie’ Young

Charles B. "Charlie" Young, 59, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 2, 2012.

Born Sept. 29, 1953, in Espanola, N.M., to the late Broughton and Mary Frances Young, he lived most of his life in Dawson County.

October 10, 2012 | | OBITS

City candidates to meet on Tuesday for debate

A political debate Tuesday evening will give city residents an opportunity to hear from five candidates running for Dawsonville City Council.

Sponsored by the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and planned by the chamber's government affairs committee, the forum starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday and will be held at the Historic Harben Bros. Station in downtown Dawsonville.

October 10, 2012 | Michele Hester | Government

Wayne ‘Cabbage’ Chester

Wayne "Cabbage" Chester, 62, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 2, 2012.

Born April 1, 1950, to the late Earl and Inell Chester, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.

October 10, 2012 | | OBITS

Doris G. Evans

Doris G. Evans, 70, of Cumming, died Oct. 5, 2012.

Doris was a great mom who loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

October 10, 2012 | | OBITS

Amy Rae Harris

Amy Rae Harris, died Sept. 30, 2012.

She was a dispatcher for the Georgia State Patrol.

October 10, 2012 | | OBITS

Robert James Hood

Robert James Hood, 77, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, died Oct. 6, 2012.

Robert was the owner of Robert Hood and Son Inc., a poultry house curtain distributor.

October 10, 2012 | | OBITS

Betty C. Wright

Betty C. Wright, 83, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 2, 2012.

Born Oct. 7, 1928, to the late Welmer and Zola Cofield, she had been a resident of Dawsonville since 2004.

October 10, 2012 | | OBITS

Agreeing with opinions of others

Recently, I've read several statements that I find highly interesting and want to share.

I have also heard some good things, but it's safer to quote the written word unless one has a recorder.

October 10, 2012 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Get lost in fall

Whether it's navigating rows of corn, picking through thousands of pumpkins or hiking up mountains covered in fall foliage, autumn is filled with outdoor activities.

October 10, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL

School had impact on students with special needs

If you aren't careful, it is easy to get pessimistic these days. We have gotten too loud, too adversarial, too politically-correct, too ethically-challenged, too secular and too narrow-minded - not to mention slightly humor-impaired.

Just when I think that maybe this world and those that occupy it are beyond redemption, I run across someone like Ava White and I am reminded that there are good people quietly doing good things for all the right reasons.

October 10, 2012 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Options open for students

Local students soon will have the option of taking biblical-based courses to fulfill high school elective requirements.

Dawson County Christian Learning Center, a nonprofit and accredited institution, is seeking high school seniors to take part in its inaugural class that begins in January.

October 10, 2012 | Michele Hester | Education

County will not take up tethering

An effort to tighten restrictions on restraining dogs is on hold in Dawson County.

County commissioners did not discuss the matter Thursday after the president of the local humane society revised her request.

October 10, 2012 | Michele Hester | Government

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