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Sea Island company defends plan

I wrote recently about the concerns of environmental groups over a proposal by the owners of Sea Island to develop 7.2 acres on the south end of the island. They say that the land is too fragile for the proposed development.

June 04, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Want to hear a true murder tale?

It's like a story of which movies are made and it really happened in downtown Dawsonville.

On Aug. 21, a descendant of one of the participants will tell that story at the Dawson County Historical Society meeting.

August 08, 2012 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

Tough times can take their toll on all of us.

July 07, 2010 | | VIEWPOINT


A day to give thanks, reflection

This week as we gather with family and friends, we give thanks and praise God for the many blessings in our lives. During these challenging times for our nation, Thanksgiving is a time to remind us that hope is beyond the stock market, alternative energy solutions and big business bailouts.

December 07, 2008 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


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UGA Class of 2019 will include some of state’s brightest students

If you are a high school senior hoping to attend The University of Georgia, the oldest-state chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South, you have probably heard by now whether or not you have been accepted.

April 01, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Final week of session is upon us

We returned to the Gold Dome last week to resume business at the state Capitol.

April 01, 2015 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


End of 2015 legislative session is near

Only two days remain in the 2015 legislative session.

April 01, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Education Reform Commission provides opportunity to improve public education

I suspect my recent silence on the subject of public education in Georgia has been deafening to some of you.

March 25, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Some borrowed notes to make you smile

As I delete my forwarded emails, I often pick some to share in this column.

March 25, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Georgia’s transportation compromise

Addressing Georgia's critical transportation infrastructure need has been a priority for lawmakers under the Gold Dome throughout the 2015 legislative session.

March 25, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Thankful for a new line of Methodist ministers

I spent last week helping to assess a group of people for a job I couldn't do if my life depended on it.

March 18, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Georgia’s children are top priority

The legislature reached day 30 of the legislative session on March 13.

March 18, 2015 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Deal’s Education Plan

Opportunity for every American is a value which we all hope for.

March 18, 2015 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | VIEWPOINT


Thanks to Speaker Ralston for service as lawyer/legislator

In these final weeks of the 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly, I would like to take this opportunity to offer appreciation, on behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, to Attorney and State House Speaker David Ralston, whose district reaches into Dawson, Fannin and Gilmer counties.

March 18, 2015 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | VIEWPOINT


Appreciating the value of ‘small’

As usual, there are many big news stories swirling around, many of which we can scarcely affect and many which do not affect us. So it really becomes the "little things" that determine our daily outlooks, attitudes and actions.

March 11, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Up against the Crossover deadline

The Georgia General Assembly will reach a significant deadline this week-Crossover Day.

March 11, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Will this be a better world because you and I were here?

Will this be a better world because you and I spent some time here? Can we really make a difference?

March 04, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT


Georgia capitol session at its half-way point

The 20th day, and half-way point, of the 2015 legislative session was Feb. 23.

March 04, 2015 | Kevin Tanner Columnist | VIEWPOINT


Lady Tigers should be proud

All of us in Dawson County are aware of the spectacular season the DCHS Lady Tigers' basketball team has had this year.

March 04, 2015 | | VIEWPOINT


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