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Everybody is talking about …

Of course, everyone talks about the weather, although we can't control it.

Records substantiate our complaints about the heat: It really hadn't been that hot on any other Independence Day - all over the country.

July 11, 2012 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Plum Nelly Pitts: Higgs boson won’t fix stupid

News bulletin: Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher near Geneva have announced the discovery of a new subatomic particle that looks remarkably like the long-sought Higgs boson.

Sometimes called the "God particle" because its existence is fundamental to the creation of the universe, the hunt for the Higgs involved thousands of scientists from all over the world.

July 11, 2012 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


What the Supreme Court decisions mean to Georgia

Recently the United States Supreme Court issued rulings and then ran for cover.

Not all of the rulings were generally acceptable to ordinary citizens, particularly to those living in the 28 states which had opposed "The Affordable Care Act," commonly referred to as ObamaCare.

July 11, 2012 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Safe boating needs a priority for Lanier

In boating vernacular, "setting a course" means to plot one's journey before raising the sails in hopes of arriving at one's destination safely. As the chairman of the board for Islands Management Company, the entity responsible for the operations of Lake Lanier Islands Resort, I feel it is high time we - as a cohesive community -proactively set our course for a safer Lake Sidney Lanier together.

The recent tragedy on the lake that resulted in the senseless and tragic loss of the lives of two young boys should sound a warning signal to all lakeside homeowners, businesses associated ...

July 04, 2012 | By Virgil R. Williams For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Congratulations Judge Gosselin

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to congratulate Northeastern Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Kathlene F. Gosselin on her appointment by Chief Justice George H. Carley of the Supreme Court of Georgia to serve on the newly formed Accountability Court Funding Committee.

Judge Gosselin will have the opportunity to have a positive, lasting impact on Georgia's justice system through her service on the committee, which is part of the state's efforts to establish drug courts and mental health courts to provide sentencing alternatives for some non-violent offenders.

July 04, 2012 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


We don’t find lobby reform ‘silly’

Everyone seems comfortable with the relationship between lawmakers and lizard-loafered lobbyists except We the Unwashed. But, then, what do we know?

Rep. Don Parsons, R-Cobb County, a seven-term member of the House, views the fuss over trying to curb unlimited lobbying expenditures as "silly." Parsons has some serious competition in the Republican primary. I would have suggested he employ a more appropriate term. Most of us don't find this matter to be silly.

July 04, 2012 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Deforestation not welcomed

For the last three months, we have awakened to the sounds of heavy equipment clearing trees in the neighborhood.

Hundreds and hundreds of acres have been cleared from Frank Bruce Road through to Hwy. 136 and further west just below Hwy. 9.

June 27, 2012 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Business owner takes time to donate to worthy cause

I don't know much about Blake Adams but I like him.

Adams owns the Subway restaurant at the end of Ga. 400, at the intersection with Hwy. 60.

June 27, 2012 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Menu not threatening longevity of women

I read several news reports recently about a study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington and the Imperial College in London that says while women are still expected to live longer than men, the gap is closing.

The study concludes that life expectancy for women in Georgia increased by a little less than three years while men increased more than five-and-a-half years.

June 27, 2012 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


It all happened so gradually

This age of instant gratification also works in reverse: Whether results are good or bad, if we don't see them immediately or looming in the near future, we don't believe anything is happening.

Man-made activities that affect the world environment have happened and are happening so gradually that it is easy to deny any effect, especially if we do not want to make changes.

June 20, 2012 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Methodists more than a match for secularists

I received a press release last week from the Secular Coalition for America, a group of "atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and other nontheistic Americans" announcing plans to establish a chapter in Georgia to lobby state lawmakers.

Among the things they don't like in our state are the annual Clergy Day at the state capitol and a law that "requires" that "In God We Trust" be printed on license plates.

June 20, 2012 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


What to consider before voting on T-SPLOST

Many of you have called wanting to discuss the upcoming referendum on the 1 cent transportation sales tax, T-SPLOST.

I have learned that not all of you will vote for the tax in spite of it being pushed by most local governments and chambers of commerce.

June 06, 2012 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Golden Isles don’t need any approval

Have you ever heard of Florida International University? I must admit they don't come to mind when talking about institutions of higher learning. Perhaps that is because I think first of the University of Georgia, the oldest state-chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South, current state football champions and home to 18 Rhodes Scholars. Woof! Woof!

OK, maybe FIU has more students than UGA but so does University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and nobody has heard of it, either.

June 06, 2012 | For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Violence is a reality I try to avoid

Obviously, if one is aware of the popularity of "The Avengers" and similar movies, I am a minority when I decry violence in movies, television, video games, etc. But I usually just don't watch it.

Sweat and tears I can abide, but scratch the blood.

June 06, 2012 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Tax exemption puts ‘happy’ back into happy birthday

During the 2012 Legislative Session, the Georgia General Assembly adopted HB 386, a comprehensive tax package aimed at creating a friendlier tax structure for Georgia families and businesses.

One of the most discussed portions of House Bill 386 will eliminate the "birthday tax" Georgians pay on vehicles each year.

June 06, 2012 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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Having a chance to repay a debt owed to my alma mater

There are few people, places or things for which I have more passion than the University of Georgia and the Henry W. Grady College of ...

May 03, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The Yankee and his music

Tink returned from a trip to Los Angeles and was recounting a conversation between himself and a friend during lunch.

May 03, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | LETTERS/COLUMNS


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