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Tigers fall to Blessed Trinity

The Tigers Cinderella season has come to an end.

November 27, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Tigers outlast Pickens, fall to Rabun

Dawson County started the 2015-2016 season with a 63-41 win over Pickens County last week in Dawsonville.

November 25, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Ladies open season 2-0

The reigning Region 7-AAA champion Dawson County Lady Tigers opened the season last week with two big wins over traditionally strong teams.

November 25, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

A real western Thanksgiving

A grey gloomy sky dropped suddenly over the jagged edges of the Zailiysky Alatu Mountains sending a chilling reminder that winter was now enveloping Almaty ...

November 25, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

Can we really say ‘Happy Thanksgiving?’

'Tis the season to be thankful. Really?

November 25, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

There’s still plenty to be thankful for

"What was Thanksgiving like when you were a little girl?" Cole asked as I was making plans for this week.

November 25, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Police: Man set fire over bad drug deal

Authorities are saying a Dawsonville man was so mad after a drug deal that he walked to a neighbor's home where he poured gasoline ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Dawson County embracing ‘great opportunity’ in state quarterfinal

Riding the wave of its most successful season in school history, the Dawson County High football team will host No. 2 Blessed Trinity on Friday ...

November 25, 2015 | By David Thackham DCN regional staff, | SPORTS

Thanksgiving feast free to everyone

Preparations are in place for anyone wanting to celebrate the holidays with a hearty feast this Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Realignment in works for grades 6-12

A proposal to realign 6th-12th grades in the Dawson County School System are in the works with plans for the change to begin as early ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Date set for rescheduled sheriff’s candidate debate

Organizers have set a date to reschedule a recently canceled sheriff's candidate debate.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Commissioners deny slaughterhouse zoning

A family that has spent more than $50,000 on equipment in preparation of opening a butchery and slaughterhouse on the east side of the ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Georgia, Florida mention mediation as step to solve water wars

Georgia and Florida may be inching closer to settling a water sharing lawsuit, as court records show lawyers for both sides are talking about mediation.

November 25, 2015 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL

Chase Elliott wins ‘Most Popular Driver’ for second consecutive season

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott has once again been voted one of NASCAR's most popular drivers.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

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Leaders hail building

State and local dignitaries gathered with hundreds of residents Tuesday for the dedication and grand opening of the new Dawson County Government Center.

Delivering the keynote address, Gov. Nathan Deal called the building in downtown Dawsonville a testament to a progressive community and one that is going to continue to prosper.

January 04, 2012 | Michele Hester | Government

Council members welcomed

There will be a changing of the guard Monday night as two new members take their seats on the Dawsonville City Council.

Political newcomers Chris Gaines and Jason Power were elected to the council in November, unseating incumbents Mike Sosebee and Mike Wilson.

January 04, 2012 | Michele Hester | Government

Plum Nelly Pitts agrees to prognosticate in this space

It is with a great deal of pleasure that I announce the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located over a pool hall in Greater Garfield, has signed an exclusive contract with one of the nation's premier prognosticators, Plum Nelly Pitts, of Varnell, Ga.

I don't have to tell you what a coup this is. Frankly, it was a major commitment by the company but you deserve the best experts I can assemble and Plum Nelly is the best. It was not easy convincing her to join the team. Prognosticating is still controversial in some places. For ...

January 04, 2012 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Johnny Lamar Pugh

Johnny Lamar Pugh, 63, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 31, 2011.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Sue Pugh of Dawsonville; children, Michael and Janet Pugh, Jeremy and Tina Pugh, all of Dawsonville, Charlie and Mary Pugh of Cleveland, Ga., Joey and Michelle Edmondson of Cumming; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Margie Garrett of Georgetown, Ky.; brother, Jackie Pugh of Alabama; mother-in-law, Irene Samples Charles of Jasper; four sisters-in-law, Judy Popham of Nelson, Jan and Carl Popham of Ball Ground, Peggy Samples of Houschton, Ellen Samples of Cumming; brother-in-law, Junior White of Fairmount; various other relatives also survive.

January 04, 2012 | | OBITS

Top issues facing 2012 Session

In preparation for our 2012 Legislative Session, I have been looking at what other states consider to be their top issues. Here are a few that seem to emerge as most important: Energy, jobs, Medicaid, state budgets and college affordability.

Americans are spending more than ever to put gas in their cars, heat their homes and pay their utility bills. Rising energy costs have increased the costs for everyday goods. Energy costs trickle down into everything we buy and every service we use.

January 04, 2012 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Thelma W. “Tee” Hayes

Thelma W. "Tee" Hayes, formerly of Dawsonville, died Dec. 15, 2011.

Her husband, Prince Lamar Hayes, preceded her in death.

January 04, 2012 | | OBITS

Rubydean Holtzclaw

Rubydean Holtzclaw, 85, of Cumming, died Dec. 30, 2011.

Rubydean was a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church, where she belonged to the WMU.

January 04, 2012 | | OBITS

Linda Joyce Ogletree

Linda Joyce Ogletree, 60, of Cumming, died Dec. 31, 2011.

Joyce was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to sew and garden.

January 04, 2012 | | OBITS

Gene C. Potts

Gene C. Potts, 66, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 19, 2011.

Born June 3, 1945 in Atlanta to the late Joe and Maudie Potts, he had lived in Dawson County since 1991, having moved from Cumming.

January 04, 2012 | | OBITS

Gayle Rowell Beebe

Gayle Rowell Beebe, 61, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 31, 2011.

Born March 25, 1950, she lived most of her life in Dawson County.

January 04, 2012 | | OBITS

Elmer “Bud” Anglin

Elmer "Bud" Anglin, 80, died Dec. 30, 2011.

Mr. Anglin was born Oct. 20, 1931 in Hamilton, Ala. to the late Mark and Flora Anglin. His main residence was in Adrian, Mich., but he spent much of his time in Brethren, Mich., as well as Scottsboro, Ala.

January 04, 2012 | | OBITS

Mama said there’d be days like this

My child has wanted a family game night for months now; the only problem was we didn't have many games.

So under the tree from Santa, amongst the Transformers, Redekais and Bakugans was the board game classic Monopoly.

January 04, 2012 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Plant what the deer don’t like

I wish I had a dollar for every time someone asked me how to keep deer from eating landscape plants.

As the Dawson County population increases, natural areas are being replaced by homes. Homeowners soon realize nuisance deer are difficult to control in residential areas.

January 04, 2012 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Carlisle announces bid for re-election

Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle has announced he will seek re-election for a fifth term in 2012.

A certified officer since 1988, Carlisle began his law enforcement career as a 911 dispatcher before transferring to the patrol division, where he rose to lieutenant and later division commander.

January 04, 2012 | Michele Hester | Government

Wrestlers dominate ‘Classic’

The Dawson County wrestling team captured first place at the Amicalola Classic tournament held at Dawson County High School last week.

The Dec. 29-30 event was split into two parts. On Thursday teams were placed into two pools and wrestled each other. The winner of the two pools met in the championship match later that night.

January 03, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School

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