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House OKs protection for clergy refusing gay marriage

Georgia lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill explicitly stating that religious officials can refuse to perform gay marriages, their first significant action on a variety ...

February 12, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government

Region 7-AAA basketball playoff games moved to Thursday

Tonight's scheduled Region 7-AAA basketball games at East Hall and West Hall high schools have been postponed until Thursday due to weather concerns in ...

February 10, 2016 | From staff reports | SPORTS

Pastor Protection Act passes first hurdles

One of several proposed religious freedom bills won approval in the Georgia House Judiciary Commitee on Tuesday and now moves on to the full House ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Snow day for area students

Students across Dawson County go their wish for a snow day after a dusting of powder throughout the day and overnight Tuesday prompted schools to ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Legislators beat plowshares into pistols

Son of a gun. Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, is at it again.

February 10, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

A name can be revealing in more than one way

I am usually aware of the title of a book I am reading because I think that the author intends for it to be significant ...

February 10, 2016 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

Education is a top priority

The House reconvened on Feb. 1 to start our fourth week of the 2016 legislative session. With a month of session behind us, we are ...

February 10, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

Diversity and multiculturalism

Everything we read today lauds the idea of diversity and its twin sister multiculturalism. Most of the time, the people that assert these ideas mean ...

February 10, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The reality behind the Georgia budget for 2017

In the Governor's State of the State address on Jan. 13 he stated that his $23.7 Billion budget is the highest ever.

February 10, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

How do they survive without cream of mushroom soup?

It would be, I decided, a nice gesture of Southern thoughtfulness if I made a dish of my famous macaroni and cheese.

February 10, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks

Much to her irritation, Mama was told by her insurance company she needed to get a checkup.

February 10, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

For the people of Georgia

The Georgia General Assembly has completed the fourth week of the 2016 legislative session, and week five is well underway.

February 10, 2016 | By Sen. Steve Gooch For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

Kemp’s primary could be decisive

Two years ago, Secretary of State Brian Kemp began his push to set up an "SEC Primary" for a simple reason: He wanted the world ...

February 10, 2016 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

Randall Dowling hired as new Dawson County manager

In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of Randall Dowling as the county's new manager and ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawson maintains ‘StormReady’ status

Dawson County is once again being recognized as a National Weather Service StormReady community.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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Maxwell will play baseball for UGA

Dawson County athletics inked a historical moment last week when Tucker Maxwell signed on to play baseball for the University of Georgia.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Record night for Tigers, win 63-40 in first round of playoffs

DAWSONVILLE - Coey Watson and the Dawson County offense could not be stopped Friday night, scoring touchdowns on seven of their first eight possessions in a 63-40 first-round Class AAA playoff win over Ringgold at Tiger Stadium.

November 18, 2015 | By Colin Ochs DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS

Vietnam serviceman is Veteran of the Year

Sitting on the front row of Dawson County Middle School's auditorium, surrounded by family and friends, Charles Spain listened to stories of military men recalling their service during Dawsonville's annual Veterans Day ceremony last week.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dawson student scores above average on Milestones

The results of the Georgia Milestones test are in, and despite lower than expected scores, Dawson County school officials said they are not disappointed.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Racing Hall of Fame recognizes volunteers, pioneers

Day in and day out, there is a group of race fans that spend hours upon hours working to keep Georgia's motorsports history alive.

November 18, 2015 | Stephanie Woody | LOCAL

Council names finalists for city manager

Council members have named two finalists for Dawsonville's newly created city manager position.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Cheerleaders place sixth at state meet

The Dawson County High Competition Cheerleaders are in celebration mode after placing sixth in Saturday's state completion at the Columbus Civic Center.

November 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Grand jury indicts citizen journalist

A Roswell woman, who bills herself as a citizen journalist, was indicted yesterday on charges resulting from her refusal to stop videoing and leave a political rally at Burt's Farm last year.

November 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawson takes on Ringgold in 1st round of state playoffs

The Dawson County Tigers are calling for a white-out when the Region 7-AAA champs take on Ringgold in the first round of the state playoffs in Dawsonville tonight.

November 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Local students show support for West Forsyth runner

Students at Dawson County High School are encouraging the crowd expected to be at tomorrow night's first round of the state playoff's football game against Ringgold to support a West Forsyth athlete stripped of his qualifying run in a recent cross country meet for wearing a headband that read "Isaiah 40:30-31" across the front.

November 12, 2015 | From Forsyth County News editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS

Sheriff’s debate canceled

Organizers have canceled tonight's debate at McKee's Chapel.

November 12, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Susie Jane McGehee

Susie Jane McGehee, 75, of Smyrna, died Nov. 4, 2015.

November 11, 2015 | | OBITS

Dexter Dean McBrayer

Dexter Dean McBrayer, 31, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 31, 2015.

November 11, 2015 | | OBITS

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