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Sharing life’s bumps and bruises with friends

She is not going to be pleased that I have told you this, but we are all family here, even if some of you consider me the illegitimate stepson of the weird cousin that talks with his mouth full.

March 30, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Legislature racing against the clock

The Georgia General Assembly is racing against the clock in order to meet a significant deadline-the 30th legislative day, which is also more commonly known as Crossover Day. This is the last day that Senate bills can transfer to the House for consideration, and vice versa. This means that all Senate bills must be filed and favorably reported out of committee this week in order to still be eligible for consideration in 2016.

February 24, 2016 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Education a priority in budget

The General Assembly has one constitutional obligation each year: To pass a balanced state budget. The budget passed the House on Friday and will serve as a spending guide for the state beginning July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The FY2017 budget is $23.7 billion, which is an increase of $673.9 million, or 2.9 percent, over the amended FY2016 budget.

February 24, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Looking at public education reform efforts past and present

I had the privilege to speak to several hundred educators in Atlanta last week. I was there to talk about my experiences as a member of the Education Reform Commission but, as is my wont, I soon deviated off the purpose for which I had been invited to speak and into unchartered waters.

February 24, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Legislators beat plowshares into pistols

Son of a gun. Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, is at it again.

February 10, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Education is a top priority

The House reconvened on Feb. 1 to start our fourth week of the 2016 legislative session. With a month of session behind us, we are hard at work in the General Assembly passing meaningful legislation that will have a positive impact on all Georgians.

February 10, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


For the people of Georgia

The Georgia General Assembly has completed the fourth week of the 2016 legislative session, and week five is well underway.

February 10, 2016 | By Sen. Steve Gooch For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Kemp’s primary could be decisive

Two years ago, Secretary of State Brian Kemp began his push to set up an "SEC Primary" for a simple reason: He wanted the world to pay more attention to Georgia and the South in an important presidential election year.

February 10, 2016 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


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 all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.") but it is pretty darned close.

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 finally got the ball rolling on a number of pieces of legislation that are sure to benefit the people of Georgia.

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 days to accomplish the task, we got straight to work.

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 Mardi Gras in the Mountains fundraising event to raise money to support Georgia Mountains Hospice and other charities supported by the Rotary and the Knights of Columbus.

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 days to accomplish the task, we got straight to work.

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


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This is one terrorist who deserves our thanks

There is a terrorist living in my neighborhood and I couldn't be prouder. You may remember that I shared with you the story of ...

May 25, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


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