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This Sebastian is the real deal and that’s no joke

I don't know how schoolteachers manage to do what they do and do it as well as they do, given the obstacles tossed in their way by politicians, bureaucrats, special interest groups, ideologues, social experimenters and assorted other navel-gazers - none of whom could carry their book bag. They sure don't do it for the financial reward. That, we save for semi-articulate professional athletes and Hollywood liberals who earn obscene amounts of money pretending to be someone else.

June 21, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | LIFE


The sweetest place on Earth

A few years ago when I had a new book releasing about Southern women, the publisher asked me to speak at a conference for owners of small bookstores across America. In the midst of a book tour that included Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, Birmingham, Little Rock and Charlotte, we added a stop in Pennsylvania.

June 21, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | LIFE


Why all roads lead to Dairy Queen

Before I knew of the solace of cheesecake, there was the single flavored mecca of Dairy Queen.

June 21, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | LIFE


Lucky southern tradition

Some say they're good fortune. Others say eating collard greens and black-eyed peas bring prosperity and wealth for the New Year.

January 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | LIFE


Ford Zion Freeman

Lloyd and Kari Freeman of Dawsonville are happy to announce the birth of their son, Ford Zion Freeman.

October 06, 2015 | | LIFE


Disabled, but not down

What have you learned from all this?

September 08, 2015 | By Frank Reddy DCN regional staff | LIFE


Dawson County looks at ways to battle opiate addiction

When Dawson County Treatment Court Coordinator Heather Herrington started working in the drug court program, north Georgia was known for one major "drug of choice."

September 08, 2015 | David Renner | LIFE


The spirit of campmeeting

Mardie Townley remembers the Thursday night of Lumpkin Campmeeting eight years ago like it was yesterday.

July 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | LIFE


Experience Dawson: Here's your weekend preview

Celebrity Waiter Breakfast

June 04, 2015 | | LIFE


Relay for Life prepares to kick off 2015

The 2015 Relay for Life campaign is getting back to Dawson County roots, according to a local organizer.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | LIFE


Letters to Santa

Dear Santa,

December 24, 2014 | | LIFE


Letters to Santa from Black's Mill Elementary students

Cynthia Frady's class

December 24, 2014 | | LIFE


Letters to Santa from Robinson Elementary students

Cecilia Rogers's class

December 24, 2014 | | LIFE


Letters to Santa from Kilough Elementary students

Dear Santa

December 24, 2014 | | LIFE


Letters to Santa from Riverview Elementary students

Heidi McClure's class

December 24, 2014 | | LIFE


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Magic, laughter all a part of the show

It has to be seen to be believed, and yet what they audience saw the audience could not believe.

August 03, 2016 | Amy French | LIFE


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