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Greenhouses open

After nearly two decades of work and the efforts of three teachers, Dawson County High School has a new greenhouse facility.

August 20, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Commissioner questions annexation

A request to annex nearly 37 acres into Dawsonville has one Dawson County commissioner questioning the motives of city leaders.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Retail development expected to surge

At least six retail shops, including three restaurants, have contracts or commitments in place to be among the first to open in a new commercial development on Ga. 400.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Cream still often rises to the top

Not many people nowadays are familiar with whole milk, in which the richest part does indeed rise to the top of the container.

August 20, 2014 | Helen Taylor Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Man charged under new state law

A 20-year-old Dawsonville man is the first to be charged locally under a new state law that prohibits sending sexually explicit photographs without the consent of the person depicted.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Report details use of force incident

Personnel documents released by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office detail the use-of-force incident that resulted in the firing of a jail sergeant earlier this month.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Jewell Strickland

Jewell Strickland, 92, of Dawsonville died Aug. 16, 2014.

August 20, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Lucille Lowman

Lucille Lowman, 92, of Dawsonville died Aug. 16, 2014.

August 20, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Festival on tap this weekend for music, beer

Be on the lookout for food, drinks and fun this weekend as the downtown area plays host to the second annual Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

One letter not enough to polish liberal credentials

Rap. Rap. Rap.

August 20, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Education is anything but elementary

I never thought I would be one to homeschool my child.

August 20, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Rotary Island set to open next week

Rotary Island at Rock Creek Park will be open for the Labor Day weekend.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Townley honored for service

Etowah Water and Sewer Authority recently recognized one of its board members for a quarter-century of service.

August 20, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Middle school team hits back in double header

Coach Jeff Compton got a great look at his Dawson County Middle School softball team last Friday.

August 19, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Girls take two

Offensively, the Lady Tigers softball team is on fire.

August 19, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

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Four named all-region

Four Dawson County soccer players were named to the Region 7-AAA team last week by coaches. In the voting, no coach could vote for a player on their team.

May 27, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

'Awesome Bill' named to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Dawsonville's Bill Elliott was at the top of the list Wednesday afternoon when NASCAR's 2015 Hall of Fame class was announced.

May 21, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Beware of blossom-end rot

The weather so far this spring has been much better than last year for our vegetable gardens. The light, infrequent rain has been great compared to the excessive moisture of last season. While most of us have recently planted our gardens, we need to get a head start on scouting for problems. A common issue in many vegetable gardens is dark, sunken lesions on the bottom tomato fruit. This is a nutritional disorder called "Blossom-end rot."

May 21, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Christ the Redeemer completes memorial grotto

Each paving stone that seasoned stonemason Allen Cerinetti placed on the ground marked a prayer by a college community and a pledge by a Catholic church congregation to build a memorial grotto in Dawsonville.

May 21, 2014 | By Andrew Akers DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL

Wyoma Donna Patrick

Wyoma Donna Patrick, 72, of Demorest, died May 11, 2014.

May 21, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Dewey Edwards Jr. (Junior Edwards)

Dewey Edwards Jr. (Junior Edwards), 89, of Dahlonega, died May 16, 2014.

May 21, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Memorial markers placed

Dawson County continues to show its patriotism by placing a new round of memorial markers along the roads this week.

May 21, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Random thoughts on random subjects

How's this for a conflict? This past weekend I had to choose between going to New York and attending the prestigious Peabody Award ceremonies, sponsored by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Georgia or an opportunity to participate in the 14th annual Washpot Festival in Garfield.

May 21, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Connie L. Stradley

Connie L. Stradley, 65, of Dawsonville, died May 14, 2014.

May 21, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Love means never saying you’re sorry — maybe

There's a few words that are fairly hard to say. "I love you" is usually the hard one for many; I know the ex didn't utter those words until we had been dating about a year. Don't ask why I married that fool. The only explanation I can give is that I love a challenge.

May 21, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

County, city officials to discuss sales tax projects

County and city officials have a joint meeting this afternoon to discuss how revenue should be distributed if voters pass the upcoming special purpose local option sales tax extension in November.

May 21, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Yes, I am still here with you

My last column was written in mid-April and here it is mid-May. Several of you have asked about the silence. So, now you have this personal note.

May 21, 2014 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Community honors retiring school leader

It was a veritable who's who of school superintendents and system employees, both past and present and from surrounding counties, at the Dawson County Board of Education on Sunday.

May 21, 2014 | David Renner | Education

City discusses 2014-15 budget

With the 2014-15 fiscal year fast approaching, the city of Dawsonville has unveiled its potential operating budget.

May 21, 2014 | David Renner | Government

Sheriff to fight budget

With Dawson County's annual budget hearings approaching, Sheriff Billy Carlisle said he can no longer stand by and watch longtime employees leave for higher paying jobs with better benefits.

May 21, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

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