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Can we really say ‘Happy Thanksgiving?’

'Tis the season to be thankful. Really?

November 25, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


A big ‘Thank you’ to UGA for study on marital bliss

There are many good things happening at my alma mater, the University of Georgia, these days. Unfortunately, not much of it is occurring on the football field. But please remember that football is only a game and that we are first and foremost an academic institution.

November 11, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Say goodbye to Pinkie Master’s Lounge

From one of my favorite cities, Savannah, comes the sad news that Pinkie Master's Lounge will close at the end of the year.

November 11, 2015 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


A newcomer’s guide to Georgia-Florida week

If you have just arrived in our fair state from some alien environment like the planet Krutopia or maybe Vermont, I need to explain to you a cataclysmic event taking place on Saturday afternoon in the city of Jacksonville, Fla., which is a suburb of Greater Metropolitan Brunswick, Ga., much like Vermont is a suburb of Canada.

October 28, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


This rule could give politicians heartburn

The phrase "GASB 77" is not just a random collection of letters and numbers.

October 28, 2015 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Some random thoughts on some random subjects

I mentioned a few weeks back the TBF/FLW High School Fishing Southeastern Conference Championship tournament scheduled for Lake Lanier. It has come and gone. Fifty-one teams from eight states competed.

October 21, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Catching up on the news

While we wait for the next round of presidential debates, let's take a moment to catch up on some of Georgia's major political stories.

October 21, 2015 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Somebody forgot to tell God the world was ending

EBible Fellowship, a group out of Philadelphia that does all their worshiping online ("Alright, users, let us bow our heads and Twitter.") said recently that the world was going to end last week.

October 14, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Act of random kindness greatly appreciated

Last week I decided I needed some French fries and a Diet Coke from McDonalds in Dawsonville.

October 14, 2015 | | VIEWPOINT


Deal moves to pick his own judicial system

Nathan Deal, meet Franklin Roosevelt.

October 14, 2015 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Two places, one lesson

Singapore was a very interesting place back in the late 80s. I travelled through there frequently working on a project that took me repeatedly from there to Hong Kong and back to San Francisco on a regular basis.

October 07, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


How do you know what’s happening?

Ironically, my last column advised county residents to subscribe to our local newspapers as a good way to keep up with what's happening. But I didn't realize that a buyout/merger of those two was imminent. So now that we have only one, we give our best wishes to this staff and remind you that we really depend upon your complete coverage. And I still advocate that you present subscribers share your paper and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

October 07, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Remembering a special group of Georgians in Iraq

What a difference a decade makes.

October 07, 2015 | | VIEWPOINT


Aliens have second thoughts about invading Earth

KNOCK! KNOCK!

September 30, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Tuition continues to rise at our universities, technical colleges

Since 2002 public education in Georgia has faced drastic austerity cuts to the tune of $8.5 billion.

September 30, 2015 | | VIEWPOINT


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Return of corn-fried shrimp is welcomed news

Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn't quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart's Rick finding Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa in "Casablanca" ("Of ...

February 03, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


First pieces of 2016 legislation passed

We returned to the Capitol on Jan. 25 for the third week of the 2016 legislative session.

February 03, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Senate passes first two bills of session

The Senate reconvened after a busy third week of budget hearings and committee meetings. It was also a very productive week in that we've ...

February 03, 2016 | By Sen. Steve Gooch For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Session begins with encouraging outlook

We began the second session of the 153rd General Assembly on Jan. 11, 2016. With an ambitious legislative agenda to navigate, and only 40 legislative ...

January 27, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Conducting a review of Georgia’s budget

The Senate reconvened for week two after taking a long weekend to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

January 27, 2016 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | VIEWPOINT


Mardi Gras in the Mountains worth supporting

On Feb. 6, 2016 Georgia Mountains Hospice, the Jasper Rotary Club and the Ellijay and Jasper Councils of the Knights of Columbus will sponsor the ...

January 20, 2016 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | VIEWPOINT


Session begins with encouraging outlook

We began the second session of the 153rd General Assembly on Jan. 11, 2016. With an ambitious legislative agenda to navigate, and only 40 legislative ...

January 20, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Getting started in 2016

The Gold Dome bustles with energy in the new year as we reconvene for the second session of the 153rd Georgia General Assembly. I am ...

January 20, 2016 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


The state of this column can’t be overstated

My fellow Georgians: Now that President Barack Obama has delivered his final soppy State of the Union address (Yay! Hooray!) and Gov. Nathan Deal has ...

January 20, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


I wish I had been there in Bethlehem

This column has become a Christmas tradition and I share with you once again this year. It is dedicated to all who believe.

December 23, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Some thoughts for the holiday season

It's a tradition for newspapers to make a seasonal request of their readers: "This Christmas, remember the needy."

December 23, 2015 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Sometimes being naughty can be nice

Ring! Ring! Ring!

December 16, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Georgia has its own Grinch for Christmas

It's the holiday season, a time when people are supposed to be having fun, going to parties, and bestowing good wishes on friends and ...

December 09, 2015 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Remember the good in the community

I have been going back and forth with this tug on my heart about writing up a special little letter to our family of Dawsonville ...

December 09, 2015 | | VIEWPOINT


Some observations on the coaching changes at UGA

As my sweet mama would say: "Things just get curiouser and curiouser."

December 09, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


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