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Caring for your poinsettia

Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is a popular flowering plant found in many American homes at Christmas. The poinsettia is native to southern Mexico and is named ...

December 07, 2016 | By Clark MacAllister | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Losing one’s home to fire is a painful experience

Philip Wilheit is a man of no small influence in our state.

December 07, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS

From a television star to a preacher

Mama was always proud for people who were able to pull themselves up and do well in life. She rooted for them, bragged on them ...

December 07, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

Ghosts of Christmases Past

Gift bags have been one of the best inventions since sliced bread. Maybe even better than bread, which I don't eat.

December 07, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Population Problem

Behind every problem that we face in modern life is the one problem almost no one wants to talk about. Everything you hear or read ...

December 07, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Tigers take down Warriors

The Dawson County Tigers varsity basketball team bounced back and picked up their first home win last week after dropping a game at home to ...

December 07, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Lady Tigers win at home over White County

The Lady Tigers varsity basketball team was able to secure their first win of the season during a home game on Saturday against the White ...

December 07, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Local teen collects donations for animals

Fifteen-year-old Shannon Porter has spent the last four holiday seasons making sure that all of the furry friends in Dawson County have a good Christmas.

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Seniors mimic masters with holiday art show

"I had never painted a day in my life before I joined this class," said Marilou Perry as she stood in front of her three ...

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Robinson teacher finds her passion in the classroom

Fourth grade teacher Brittany Bronson has just entered her third year of teaching and tears up when she talks about the first class she ever ...

December 07, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Jack Trammell named Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership award winner

Dawson County High School sophomore Jack Trammell was announced as this year's Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Award winner last week.

December 07, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Don't rain on our parade

Young and old alike came out in full force to celebrate the beginning of the holidays at events in Dawsonville this weekend. Despite the rain ...

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Board of ed approves land purchase

During Monday night's meeting, the Dawson County Board of Education unanimously approved the purchase of land on Elliott Family Parkway for future use by ...

December 07, 2016 | Amy French | Education

City seeks to save longtime school teacher’s home from demo

The City of Dawsonville is currently working to save the former home of a prominent local educator from demolition as planned by the Dawson County ...

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Church to present live Christmas nativity

Bethel Baptist Church in Dawsonville will be performing its annual live Christmas nativity this weekend.

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

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Search and Rescue Dog remembered

Cody was part of the family.

September 14, 2016 | Allie Dean | LOCAL

Jury duty phone scam targets citizens

Several Dawson County residents, as well as out of state residents, have reported a phone scam after an unknown caller contacted them in an attempt to get them to send money.

September 14, 2016 | Allie Dean | CRIME/COURTS

Board of education openly opposes Amendment 1

The Dawson County Board of Education voted unanimously during Monday night's monthly board meeting to support a resolution to oppose Gov. Nathan Deal's proposed constitutional amendment that would implement an initiative known as the Opportunity School District (OSD).

September 14, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Service and Sacrifice: Community remembers 9/11 at Patriot Day memorial service

Two days before the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, community members gathered at Fire Station No. 1 to remember the loss of life and the heroic acts of firefighters and first responders in the present and past.

September 14, 2016 | Allie Dean | LOCAL

Construction begins next month on new Lanier Tech campus

Lanier Technical College officially broke ground Friday morning for a new $100 million campus on Howard Road, just off Ga. 365 in Hall County.

September 14, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman DCN regional staff | Education

Lady Tigers’ volleyball gets first victory

The varsity volleyball team at Dawson County High School came away from last Thursday's tri-match with their first-ever match win in school history when they beat Central Gwinnett.

September 14, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

JV volleyball continues to excel

While the varsity program celebrated a first-ever victory, the junior varsity Lady Tigers quietly went about their business coming away with multiple match wins last week.

September 14, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Elliott earns a spot in The Chase

After a record setting number of cautions during the Federated Auto Parts 400 at the Richmond International Raceway, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott was able to emerge with a finish strong enough to ensure he will advance to The Chase for the Sprint Cup field.

September 14, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Eighth grade football picks up a shut out on the road

Only one of the four Dawson County football teams had a game last week and the eighth grade boys were able to get a shut out at Clear Creek on Thursday.

September 14, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

DCA loses to Skipstone

Coming off a victory over the top team in the state in their conference the week prior, Dawson Christian Academy was unable to continue their success with a loss to Skipstone Academy Friday at Veterans Memorial Park.

September 14, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

‘Turning point for our program’

The Dawson County High School cross country team traveled to Marist School last weekend and surprised the large group of schools from Georgia, Florida, Kentucky and Texas with a strong showing from the varsity boys program.

September 14, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Virginia Ann Hammond Martin Sefzik

Virginia Ann Hammond Martin Sefzik, 76, of Cumming, died Sept. 6, 2016.

September 14, 2016 | | OBITS

Charlotte Starnes Phillips

Charlotte Starnes Phillips, of Cumming, formerly of Decatur and Kingsport, Tenn., died Sept. 8, 2016.

September 14, 2016 | | OBITS

Randy M. Looper

Randy M. Looper, 69, of Gainesville, died Sept. 10, 2016.

September 14, 2016 | | OBITS

Alton C. Anderson

Alton C. Anderson, 71, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 4, 2016.

September 14, 2016 | | OBITS

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