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Why one outstanding candidate won’t be running for president

My fellow Americans, it is with heavy heart that I announce to you today that I will not be a candidate for President of the United States in 2016.

April 22, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

We all need to think about the planet

Many years ago, when I was raising my children, our family hosted an exchange student from Finland, named Marianne.

April 22, 2015 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | VIEWPOINT

Celebrate our Earth

Earth Day was first celebrated worldwide 45 years ago today. Now millions of people celebrate Earth Day around the world.

April 22, 2015 | | VIEWPOINT

Kindergarten Roundup tries new format

Each year, Dawson County's youngest students tag along with their parents to begin the next 13 years of their lives.

April 22, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Dawson County Spring Games take center stage

After rain delays and changes in venue, the 2015 Dawson County Spring Games were finally able to be held last week.

April 22, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Foreign pest destroys trees

I recently received a leaf sample from a homeowner whose tree had been rapidly declining for a few months.

April 22, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Dawson BOC chairman receives top county honor

Mike Berg received an unexpected honor over the weekend when he was named the recipient of the Emory Green Leadership Award.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Veteran lawman announces bid for sheriff

A veteran lawman with more than 26 years in the field is the first to announce his campaign to be Dawson County's next sheriff.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawsonville sites seen by the world

Dawsonville was put on the world stage last week as nearly 30 consuls from around the world started off their three-day tour of the region in the city.

April 22, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Two airlifted after collision

Both drivers were seriously injured in what appears to have been a head-on collision on Hwy. 136, just west of Bailey Waters Road in Dawson County Tuesday morning.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

City responds to animal control requests

The City of Dawsonville has taken steps toward mending an animal control issue within city limits.

April 22, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Student arrested with shotgun in truck on Hightower campus

A student at Hightower Academy, Dawson County's alternative school, was arrested last week for having a weapon on campus.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Dawson County Relay for Life Saturday at GRHOF

Dozens of volunteer teams plan to put cancer survivors in the winner's circle as they "race toward a cure" during Saturday's Relay for Life in Dawson County.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

K9 teams train on Lake Lanier

K9 teams from across Georgia searched through thick brush, along the shoreline and from boats on Lake Lanier April 11 in a training exercise at Thompson Creek Park.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Student arrested in locker room thefts

A Dawson County High School student was arrested Thursday, two days after he reportedly took nearly $600 from the wallets in the school's gymnasium locker room.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

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Lady Tigers remain perfect

The Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers' basketball team didn't miss a beat after being off for 10 days. Coach Steve Sweat's team made the long trip to Homer on Friday and defeated Banks County, 55-40.

January 27, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Banks County outlasts team

Playing on the road in a very hostile environment and against the No. 2 team in Region 7-AAA was not a good combination for Coach Thad Burgess' varsity boys' basketball team Friday night. The Tigers dropped to 4-17 after losing to Banks County 73-38.

January 27, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Middle school grapplers finish fifth

The Dawson County Middle School wrestling team finished in fifth place at the recent state duals at Cass High School.

January 21, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Getting down to business

The 2015 legislative session is off to a fast and busy start. The Georgia State Senate swore in all 56 senators last week, including 10 new freshman senators, and announced committee assignments shortly thereafter.

January 21, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Time to pay attention

It's that time of year again.

January 21, 2015 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

2015 session underway

We began the 153rd Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly on Jan. 12. Last Monday marked the first day of the 2015-2016 term, all the members of the Georgia House of Representatives were sworn into office. We then promptly got to work on our first order of business: Electing leaders to guide the Georgia House of Representatives through our next two years of public service.

January 21, 2015 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

State of the column: Never been stronger

My fellow Georgians: In order to keep my national certification as a modest and much-beloved columnist, it is required that I submit to you at the first of every year my State of the Column message. (Yay! Clap! Clap! Clap!)

January 21, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The next best thing

Being raised an only child meant I spent a lot of time reading and pretending.

January 21, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

The time to prune vines approaching

Muscadines are grapes native to America, and they are a staple of home gardens all over the Southeast.

January 21, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Middle School poets printed in annual writing collection

Students from Dawson County Middle School were recently given the chance to have their writing works published for a much wider audience to see.

January 21, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Lanier Technical College names semi-finalists for GOAL award

Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College's GOAL program.

January 21, 2015 | | Education

New hardware store is looking to break ground

The owner of a hardware store in Dahlonega is expanding to Dawson County after officials last week approved a request to rezone nearly three acres at Hwy. 53 East and Stephens Road.

January 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Local teen charged as adult in molestation case

A 15-year-old from Dawsonville has been charged as an adult in the alleged molestation of a young child.

January 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Iowa man indicted after alleged rape at local motel

An Iowa man accused of sexually assaulting an employee at a local motel late last year was indicted on the charges by a Dawson County grand jury last week.

January 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

BOC avoids arbitration

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners has avoided going into arbitration with the city of Dawsonville over an annexation dispute.

January 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

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