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The best in class

Chris Hamby has been named the valedictorian and Kara Hafermalz the salutatorian for Dawson County High School's class of 2014.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education

New school calendar set

After five years of fewer school days, Dawson County will finally see a full calendar.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Egg hunt expected to bring fun, donations

An eagerly anticipated, family-friendly tradition will be happening once again in Dawson County.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

New students set to enter schools

Smiling parents and apprehensive children were seen coming in and out of the Rock Creek Park gym April 11.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Marjorie Stowers Bishop

Marjorie Stowers Bishop, 96, of Dawsonville, died April 11, 2014.

April 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Eldon O. Miller

Eldon O. Miller, 74, of Dawsonville, died April 9, 2014.

April 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

A lesson in friendship

"Mama, can I talk to you?" Cole asked me quietly one evening.

April 16, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Edith Angela Ashe Pirkle

Edith Angela Ashe Pirkle, 90, of Cumming, died April 9, 2014.

April 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Bo Callaway will be missed

Most young Georgians have never heard of Bo Callaway, a gentleman from Georgia.

April 16, 2014 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Business community thanks top teachers

The local business community last week paid tribute to the county's top teachers.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Hydrangea bloom colors

Hydrangeas are a staple in most southern gardens. Bigleaf hydrangeas, also known as Japanese, French and snowball hydrangeas, bloom in colors of blue, pink or different shades in between. Did you know that the bloom color of hydrangea can be changed?

April 16, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Remember what Easter is all about

I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.

April 16, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

April a multi-faceted month

April is traditionally known for showers, blooming trees and shrubs and early flowers. We have had our share of those (including the pollen) and are enjoying the "popping out" beauty.

April 16, 2014 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Chase wins again

Downtown Dawsonville is not typically known for its loud nightlife. Except when there's a NASCAR race on TV and native son Chase Elliott is celebrating in victory lane.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Gibbs signs on as new school chief

After a 14-day waiting period, the Dawson County school system officially has a new superintendent.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education

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Control wild garlic

Wild garlic and wild onion are two of the most frustrating cool-season weeds homeowners have to deal with here in Georgia. Both of these weeds are closely related and difficult to tell apart.

January 22, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Board of education elects new officers

The Dawson County Board of Education has a new chair and vice chair for the 2014 calendar year.

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education

Growing church expands downtown

It wasn't long ago that Pastor Sam Nissen was holding Sunday morning services in the yard of his home in northwestern Dawson County.

January 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Attorney tapped to lead state child welfare division

The watchdog agency of the state's child welfare system has a new director.

January 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Church to spearhead shelter for homeless

A Dawsonville church is working with a national organization to set up temporary lodging for homeless families working to get back on their feet.

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Local family to appear on ‘Feud’

It's not often that a feud between families is televised, but one Dawson family will soon be having their battles aired on television.

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Getting down to business

Every January, legislators from across the state convene at the Georgia State Capitol to set the course for Georgia's future. Because 2014 is the second half of a legislative biennial term, bills that did not pass in 2013 are still eligible for consideration in addition to the new bills introduced this year - which means legislators have a significant pile of work (literally, when you think about the stacks of printed bills on our desks...) ahead of us.

January 22, 2014 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Accident leaves one dead, two injured

A single-vehicle wreck Saturday night in Lumpkin County has left one teenager dead and two others injured, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Film premiers in Dawson

In April 2013, First Baptist Church of Dawsonville got a taste of stardom when TV star Erik Estrada presented the JC Films-produced "Finding Faith."

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Former tax official pleads guilty to drug charges

Dawson County's former chief tax appraiser will spend the next 12 months on probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drug charges.

January 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Atlanta man charged with aggravated assault

Warrants have been issued for an Atlanta man who allegedly threatened to kill a local business owner over a service dispute.

January 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

French Mitchell Hatfield

French Mitchell Hatfield, 49, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 18, 2014.

January 22, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Mary Hughes Hamby

Mary Hughes Hamby, 90, of Cumming, died Jan. 17, 2014.

January 22, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Governor focuses on education

News that Gov. Nathan Deal has pledged to restore more than $500 million in education funding cut in recent years is a relief to local school officials.

January 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Ladies outscore West Hall, fall to Fannin

Dawson County High School Varsity Girls Coach Steve Sweat and his Lady Tigers split games last week. The Lady Tigers defeated West Hall, 62-31, before losing to Fannin County, 58-45, on Friday night. Both games were on the road.

January 21, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

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