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The community dipper

Many years ago, out of nostalgia mostly, I ordered a dipper from a local hardware store. If you're younger than 30, you might not ...

August 24, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | VIEWPOINT

The abbreviated summer

Summer won't be officially over until Sept. 5, when we put all our white shoes and linen pants away.

August 24, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | VIEWPOINT

Random thoughts on random subjects like sea turtles, the Olympics and Vince Dooley

Lawyers, like kids, can say the darnedest things.

August 24, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | VIEWPOINT

Kenneth Merlin Day

Kenneth Merlin Day, 62, of Cumming, died Aug. 17, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | OBITS

Randall “Hotrod” Martin

Randall "Hotrod" Martin, 57, of Cumming, died Aug. 21, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | OBITS

Aretta Swanson

Aretta Swanson, 86, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 18, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | OBITS

John Tulock III

John Tulock III, 62, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 14, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | OBITS

Millie Dean Watson

Millie Dean Watson, 86, of Gainesville, died Aug. 19, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | OBITS

DCA loses season opener

Half a yard made all the difference last Friday when Dawson Christian Academy played Georgia Force in its season football opener.

August 24, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Lady Tigers handle West Hall

The Lady Tigers easily handled non-region opponent West Hall last Monday when they run-ruled them after five innings.

August 24, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

First home test for Lady Tigers

The Lady Tigers faced their first test at home in the inaugural volleyball season at Dawson County High School last Thursday.

August 24, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

‘We have been waiting on this’

The last three weeks have felt like an eternity.

August 24, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

Second hearing held on millage rate

During last week's Dawson County Board of Commissioners voting session, Dawson County Chamber of Commerce President Christie Haynes asked the commissioners to take several ...

August 24, 2016 | Amy French | Government

Board approves additional funding for juvenile court

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a significant budget increase for the Dawson County Juvenile Court during last week's voting session.

August 24, 2016 | Amy French | Government

Blood drive to honor memory of local teacher

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will host a blood drive Saturday to honor the memory of former Dawson County teacher, Charles B. Finley.

August 24, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

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Land swap for soccer in works

Dawson County government is considering a land swap that could mean more soccer fields for the Rock Creek Sports Complex.

The deal would exchange about 50 acres the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority owns on Dawson Forest Road for 33.5 acres on Bannister Road. That property, owned by Jackie and Jerry Townley, is next to the park.

July 04, 2012 | Michele Hester | Government

Chamber bids farewell to longtime president, VP

Tears were flowing Monday during a retirement party for the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's top two officials.

Longtime president Linda Williams and husband Marty Williams, the organization's vice president of travel and tourism, announced in May they would step down together.

July 04, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Avoid overwatering

As the summer heat begins to dry things out, we tend to think that more water is better. This is not always the case.

Many commonly diagnosed plant diseases in Georgia are caused by excess soil water.

July 04, 2012 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Celebrating freedoms

In celebration of Independence Day, Dawson County residents often flock to Lake Lanier, local parks, area attractions and traditional fireworks extravaganzas.

Dressed in patriotic colors, many families relish the opportunity to spend time together with picnics, activities and traditions.

July 04, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL

Safe boating needs a priority for Lanier

In boating vernacular, "setting a course" means to plot one's journey before raising the sails in hopes of arriving at one's destination safely. As the chairman of the board for Islands Management Company, the entity responsible for the operations of Lake Lanier Islands Resort, I feel it is high time we - as a cohesive community -proactively set our course for a safer Lake Sidney Lanier together.

The recent tragedy on the lake that resulted in the senseless and tragic loss of the lives of two young boys should sound a warning signal to all lakeside homeowners, businesses associated ...

July 04, 2012 | By Virgil R. Williams For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Folk artists come home for reunion

Lannie and Gerald Lambert travel from Atlanta each June for the annual Folk Art Family Reunion at Around Back at Rocky's Place.

"We have friends that live in Bent Tree, so we're here visiting them, but we always come to the reunion," said Lannie Lambert, an art teacher that specializes in folk art and lessons.

July 04, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Andrew Jack Dossett II

Andrew Jack Dossett II, 41, of Dawsonville, died June 26, 2012.

Born June 16, 1971 in LaFollette, Tenn. he and his family moved to Alpharetta in 1984.

July 04, 2012 | | OBITS

Congratulations Judge Gosselin

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to congratulate Northeastern Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Kathlene F. Gosselin on her appointment by Chief Justice George H. Carley of the Supreme Court of Georgia to serve on the newly formed Accountability Court Funding Committee.

Judge Gosselin will have the opportunity to have a positive, lasting impact on Georgia's justice system through her service on the committee, which is part of the state's efforts to establish drug courts and mental health courts to provide sentencing alternatives for some non-violent offenders.

July 04, 2012 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS

We don’t find lobby reform ‘silly’

Everyone seems comfortable with the relationship between lawmakers and lizard-loafered lobbyists except We the Unwashed. But, then, what do we know?

Rep. Don Parsons, R-Cobb County, a seven-term member of the House, views the fuss over trying to curb unlimited lobbying expenditures as "silly." Parsons has some serious competition in the Republican primary. I would have suggested he employ a more appropriate term. Most of us don't find this matter to be silly.

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

Tate Collis Frady

Tate Collis Frady, 74, of Suwanee, died June 26, 2012.

Tate was a deacon at Lighthouse Baptist Church and a follower of the Lord.

July 04, 2012 | | OBITS

Johnny Dale Morris

Johnny Dale Morris, 66, of Dawsonville, died June 21, 2012.

He was born Oct. 11, 1945 in Harlan County, Ky.

July 04, 2012 | | OBITS

Lisa Renae Schofield

Lisa Renae Schofield, 48, of Dawsonville, died June 28, 2012.

Born in Douglasville, she was the daughter of Vivian Morgan of Dawsonville and the late Delmar Morgan.

July 04, 2012 | | OBITS

George Roscoe “Pop” Thomas

George Roscoe "Pop" Thomas, 97, of Cumming, died June 27, 2012.

He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, a member of Mt. Zion Lodge #316 F&AM and Forsyth County Steam Engine Association.

July 04, 2012 | | OBITS

Tigers compete in team camp

The Dawson County High School boys basketball team finished its summer camp schedule at Auburn University last weekend.

The team has played 35 games this summer. The team has lost only twice, ending the season with an impressive 33-2 record.

July 03, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Athletes get break during ‘dead week’

Tiger sports teams will observe a mandatory "dead week" this week.

The period runs from July 1 through July 7. Beginning three summers ago, the Georgia High School Association executive committee approved the "dead week" by request of the GHSA coaches.

July 03, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School

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