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Fall of 2016 was a rough season.

February 22, 2017 | By Clark MacAllister | LETTERS/COLUMNS

A salute to an Olympic champion and his pursuit of excellence

Dr. Melvin Pender Jr. is a bona fide American hero: An Olympic gold medalist (4x100 relay in the 1968 Mexico City Games at 31 years ...

February 22, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Sharing some concerns for better, for worse

As a former educator, an environmentalist, a Christian, and a (very) senior citizen, I have been concerned about a number of recent news items on ...

February 22, 2017 | By Helen Taylor | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Here we go again

The specter of Elliott Field has resurfaced.

February 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

A government owned airport in Dawson County?

The City of Dawsonville is proposing that they buy an airport with everybody elses' money.

February 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

What will Republicans do?

The Republicans in Congress are working towards repealing the Affordable Care Act, known to many as Obamacare. Unfortunately, although they always said they would "repeal ...

February 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The end to a great character

One of my favorite characters ever and one that readers have unfailingly enjoyed is my friend, Poet, the scion of a cotton family who speaks ...

February 22, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

The halfway point

This week marked the halfway point of the 2017 legislative session and the end of week six here at the state Capitol. From committee meetings ...

February 22, 2017 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The power of silence

Many people are uncomfortable with stretches of silence in a conversation.

February 22, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Dollar General proposed on Nix Bridge

The same developers who are building a Dollar General in Dawsonville where Hwy. 183 meets Hwy. 136 near Afton Road have submitted two applications for ...

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

DCHS baseball season opens with three wins

The Dawson County Tigers baseball team opened its season with a win on the road last week against Clarke Central High School in Athens and ...

February 22, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

‘We had something to prove’

The Dawson County Tigers varsity soccer team won twice more on the road last week.

February 22, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Ladies soccer gets two more road wins

The Dawson County Lady Tigers soccer program picked up two more wins last week when the team traveled to East Jackson on Feb. 14 and ...

February 22, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Burt signs to Bears

Dawson County High School golfer Hunter Burt signed last week to play college level golf at Truett McConnell University.

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS

Dawson boys’ basketball falls to the Knights

The Dawson County boys' basketball team traveled to Pace Academy last weekend for the first round of the Class AAA tournament.

February 22, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

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Louine R. Anderson

Louine R. Anderson, 97, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 25, 2012.

Born Oct. 16, 1915 in Prairie Hill, Texas, to the late Pleasant R. and Julia Roberts, she and her husband moved from Atlanta to Lake Lanier in 1973, where they enjoyed boating and fishing.

November 07, 2012 | | OBITS

Bertie Lee Bottoms

Bertie Lee Bottoms, 95, of Cumming, died Nov. 4, 2012.

Bertie loved her family and especially her grandchildren.

November 07, 2012 | | OBITS

Janet Blair Brown

Janet Blair Brown, 53, of Dahlonega, died Oct. 29, 2012.

Mrs. Brown was born in Columbia, S.C., the daughter of Polly Blair and the late Thomas Blair of Lugoff, S.C.

November 07, 2012 | | OBITS

The truth and nothing but

The Russian Tu-154 bumped hard on the runway in a jolting announcement to all onboard that we had arrived in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

I worked my way through the customs and immigration lines wishing that the late-night processing would go quickly. A warm hotel bed awaited.

November 07, 2012 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

A salute to war heroes

Because of the timing of my column deadline, I will have to defer comment on the elections until next week. I can say this much, however. We cast our votes freely and with no tanks in the street.

As imperfect as we may think ourselves to be, this is still the greatest country on earth. The only thing that can change that is our own apathy and lack of appreciation for the freedoms we have. These freedoms haven't come cheap. They have been earned through the sacrifice of those in our military over the years that put their life ...

November 07, 2012 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Newspaper holding open house Friday

The public is invited to an open house Friday at the Dawson Community News' new home.

The staff will welcome guests from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to the office at 76 Howard Ave. East, Suite 140, in Dawsonville Business Park.

November 07, 2012 | From staff reports | BUSINESS

Golda Burt Heard

Golda Burt Heard, 84, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 30, 2012.

Born Aug. 12, 1928, to the late Wiley and Ola Berry, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. Golda spent her life dedicated to her family and was employed in several fields during her working life.

November 07, 2012 | | OBITS

City mulls tax on energy

The Dawsonville City Council is considering a possible excise tax on energy for manufacturing businesses.

Council members voted unanimously Monday night to have the city attorney begin drafting an ordinance that could send the matter to public hearings.

November 07, 2012 | Michele Hester | Government

Young farmer a ‘Star’

A young entrepreneur from Dawson County has achieved the Future Farmers of America's highest honor.

Bradley Weaver, 21, was awarded the American Star Award in Agribusiness on Oct. 27 during the organization's 85th annual national convention in Indianapolis.

November 07, 2012 | Michele Hester | Education

Marcus Sams

Marcus Sams, 64, of Cumming, died Nov. 2, 2012.

Marcus was a member of Pine Crest Baptist Church and was retired from the City of Cumming after 35 years of service.

November 07, 2012 | | OBITS

Karen Melinda Zimmer

Karen Melinda Zimmer, 29, of Forsyth County, died Nov. 2, 2012.

Survivors include her husband, Andy Zimmer of Gainesville; parents, Jim and Linda Bishop of Cumming; brothers, Jimmy, Kip and Ryan Bishop, all of Cumming; nephew, Forest Bishop; various other relatives also survive.

November 07, 2012 | | OBITS

County moves to retire debt early

The Dawson County commission expects to save an estimated $5 million in interest by paying off two loans in December.

Commissioners voted last week to authorize early payoffs on notes for the detention center and a courthouse parking lot.

November 07, 2012 | Michele Hester | Government

Carl Edward Davis

Carl Edward Davis, 86, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 2, 2012.

Born Dec. 29, 1925, in Hagerstown, Md., to the late Roy and Zola Davis, he had been a resident of Dawsonville since 1996.

November 07, 2012 | | OBITS

Veterans Day ceremony Saturday

Capt. Benny Thomas Stowers had been overseas less than six months when the plane he was piloting crashed in May 1966.

"They notified us about the very next day, but it took a week or so before we got his body, because they couldn't find him," said his wife, Hazel Stowers.

November 07, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Sosebee, Smith win council seats

Unofficial results for Dawson County in the Nov. 6, 2012 general election are in.

November 07, 2012 | Staff report Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

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