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Courthouse evacuated after powder spilled in courtroom

The Dawson County Government Center has been partially evacuated after a substance that the Dawson County Sheriff's Office believes to be baby powder was ...

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Relay for Life this Friday

The annual Dawson County Relay for Life will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Park in Dawsonville.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Melody Looper Collins

Melody Looper Collins, 65, of Dawsonville, died April 23, 2017.

April 26, 2017 | | OBITS

Gene Lambert

Gene Lambert, 94, of Dawsonville, died April 23, 2017.

April 26, 2017 | | OBITS

Farmer’s Market opens Friday

The Amicalola Regional Farmers Market is scheduled to start this Friday at the Tractor Supply on Hwy. 53 East.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Destructive beetle kills trees

I have recently received several calls about trees suddenly dying. Upon close inspection, the trees had several small toothpick-like structures hanging off the trunks and ...

April 26, 2017 | By Clark MacAllister | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Legislature turns adoption efforts into political sausage

There is a saying that the two things you don't want to see made are law and sausage. Sometimes, they are hard to tell ...

April 26, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Dooley/Carr to wed

Mrs. Carolyn Dooley, of Dawsonville, announces the engagement of her daughter, Laura Paige, to James Robert Carr.

April 26, 2017 | Staff reports | Engagements

Wonderful park experience

I started going to work out and walk at Rock Creek Park around three years ago with my fiance.

April 26, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Taking a look beyond April

This is another column that should have been written last week or even two weeks ago.

April 26, 2017 | By Helen Taylor | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Shouting for joy

When I was child, it was, on occasion, that we traveled up into the mountains to visit what Mama called her "home church" meaning it ...

April 26, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

The thing about life

The last few years have taught me a lot about what it means to deal with grief.

April 26, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Dawson loses first game of season; bounces back with win on road

The Dawson County boys' soccer team suffered their first defeat last Tuesday in a physical, hotly-contested home game with the East Hall Vikings before going ...

April 26, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Lady Tigers finish strong

The Lady Tigers soccer team finished off the season as region runners-up after soundly defeating the East Hall Lady Vikings at home last week on ...

April 26, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

DCHS golf teams work towards area tourney

Girls' Golf

April 26, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

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Seniors grateful for elevator

Rachel Padgett's eyes lit up Thursday as the door of the new elevator at the Dawson County Senior Center opened and welcomed her to an activity area she had never seen.

"Oh, look at that," she said pointing to a corner filled with workout equipment and a row of tables set up for a watercolor class in the center of the room. "Now I can do some painting and exercise."

January 02, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Mary Elizabeth Holder

Mary Elizabeth Holder, 94, of Cumming, died Dec. 26, 2012.

She was a member of North View Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn.

January 02, 2013 | | OBITS

Larry Hesekey Teems

Larry Hesekey Teems, 72, of Cumming, died Dec. 24, 2012.

A veteran of the Army, Mr. Teems also retired from General Motors.

January 02, 2013 | | OBITS

Tire shop fire considered suspicious

Officials are calling a fire that destroyed a tire shop in eastern Dawson County suspicious.

Sheriff's Lt. Ray Goodie said investigators are working with the fire marshal's office to determine what caused the blaze.

January 02, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Man thankful for kindness

Back during the month of September, my wife and I were riding our motorcycle to Florida through your town.

I had stoped for gas at a local station but all I had was a $100 bill, which they could not make change for.

January 02, 2013 | By Reader Submitted | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Warren K. “Dub” Evans

Warren K. "Dub" Evans, 77, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 27, 2012.

Born Sept. 30, 1935, to the late Arthur and Daisy Evans, he lived his life in Dawson County except for a short period in which he lived in Atlanta.

January 02, 2013 | | OBITS

Tree recycling effort under way

Keep Dawson County Beautiful volunteers are asking the community to go green this holiday season by recycling real Christmas trees that will be chipped into mulch.

Bring One for the Chipper, the annual recycling program, has collected and recycled more than 5.9 million Christmas trees statewide since 1991.

January 02, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

John A. Cahill

John A. Cahill, 69, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 26, 2012.

Born Jan. 16, 1943, in Kinston, N.C., to the late John A. Sr. and Marjorie Cahill, he had lived in Dawson County for the past 10 years, having moved from Homestead, Fla.

January 02, 2013 | | OBITS

Georgia’s budget situation

I know I am "preaching to the choir" when I say December has been a busy month for my family. Christmas gatherings, community programs and events, finding the perfect gifts for loved ones - our calendar has certainly been full.

There won't be much of a break between the holidays and the 2013 legislative session for me, but I don't mind. I am humbled by your support in this year's election, and consider it an honor to represent Senate District 51. I'm looking forward to being your voice at the Gold Dome, and I'm excited to ...

January 02, 2013 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The same ol’ song list

I own 49 CDs of holiday music. For you young people, a CD is what music was recorded on prior to iTunes and MP3s.

I know I have that many because every holiday season I have to remove 49 CDs from my CD player that holds 300 discs. I put in the holiday music and let her rip for the season.

January 02, 2013 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Post-holiday normal?

The days following the holidays can seem so sad.

There's no more tinsel-covered everything; the lingering lights decorating the streets seem discarded and out of place, as if they know they have served their purpose and are about to be stored until the following season.

January 02, 2013 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Art on display

Black's Mill Elementary kicked off its annual student art show on Dec. 4 at the Bowen Art Center.

The event marked the eleventh year for the show, but was the first time all of the art has appeared in one location.

January 02, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Pronunciation of pecan

Pecans are a personal holiday season favorite of mine.

My grandmother has been selling bags of pecans for several years as a Christmas fundraiser for her church, and she always puts away a few bags for me to enjoy when I visit.

January 02, 2013 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Fire destroys tire shop

An early morning blaze at a small tire store consumed nearly everything but the cinder block walls and two parked vehicles.

January 02, 2013 | Kimberly Boim Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Elevator installed at Senior Center

Older residents who visit the Senior Center in Dawson County can now travel between the first and second floors with ease and comfort, thanks to the addition of an elevator.

January 02, 2013 | Carly Sharec Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

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