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We are fixing the wrong thing

George Bush, Ben Bernanke, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reed and Henry Paulson went out for an afternoon sail on the ship of state. Ben, who is a highly trained observer of things, noted that the boat had a hole in it and water was coming in and fast.

December 28, 2008 | By Reader Submitted | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Concerns over Motorsports Park

My name is James Thurmond. I have recently heard about the proposed motorsports project on Duck Thurmond Road in Dawsonville and I must say that I am very, very concerned and extremely opposed to this idea.

December 28, 2008 | By Reader Submitted | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Ready or not, digital television is on the way in February

Are you ready for Broadcast Digital Television?

December 21, 2008 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Good economic news for Georgia's rural communities

Atlanta - During these tough economic times, I'm pleased to deliver some good economic news for the counties within the 51st District.

December 21, 2008 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Fiber optic technology is coming to North Georgia

Last week I wrote that "Lumpkin, Dawson and Forsyth counties have joined with White and Union counties to explore bringing high-speed, fiber optics up Ga. 400," and that, "We need high technology companies to provide jobs for those living in our community."

December 07, 2008 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


What is a ‘virtual world,’ why is it important?

Last Thursday I spent most of the day at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, starting with a morning forum and ending with a tour of the Food Processing Technology Division.

November 30, 2008 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Letter to the editor

As a resident on Sweetwater Juno Road, I am concerned about the Motorsports Park.

November 30, 2008 | By Reader Submitted | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Pay tribute to those who answered the call of duty

Nov. 11 is a day of remembrance for the veterans who fought for our country.

November 23, 2008 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Thank you

We would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to all those who provided flowers, food, donations or other wise expressed their love and sympathy during the loss of our mother, Louise Tinsley Inklebarger.

November 23, 2008 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Education system has come a long way

Despite the doom and gloom being expressed about the election and the economy, Georgia's education system continues to improve.

November 16, 2008 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Emergency services deserves recognition

I have been on the job as your county manager for six months now.

November 16, 2008 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


When a vote for is a vote against

Occasionally over the last year or two I have written a column titled the "Crisis of Common Sense" or "The Continuing Crisis."

November 09, 2008 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Back to basics in budgeting

Recently the State Senate began its exploration of Georgia's budget woes by kicking off a series of joint appropriations subcommittee meetings.

November 04, 2008 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


The ‘real’ impact of the tax relief referendums

Candidates at last Tuesday's Lumpkin County School Board Forum were asked how they would handle a $1 million budget shortfall caused by passage of the senior/disabled tax relief referendum on Nov. 4. Because the question assumed a budget shortfall that cannot be caused by homestead exemptions, they struggled with their answers.

October 26, 2008 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Thanks for a job well done

A sincere "Thank You" and kudos are due to Public Works Director David Headley and his team for the outstanding job they did in repairing the .2 miles of Greenway Road lying in Dawson County.

October 12, 2008 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns


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Solving a problem that doesn’t exist

The scene: I-16 near Dublin. Waaangh! Reep! Reep! Reep!

March 12, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Crossover Day critical point

March 3 marked the 30th legislative day of the 2014 session. Known as "Crossover Day," the critical point in the session is the last chance for bills to pass the legislative chamber from which they originated.

March 12, 2014 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Rally time at the Capitol

Some of you might remember a popular song from the '80s called "The Final Countdown."

March 12, 2014 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Bills relate to child welfare

Last week consisted of an important few days, as it was the last week for bills to pass out of committees, since "Crossover Day" was on Monday.

March 05, 2014 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


What’s next on the agenda

This week, the Georgia General Assembly hit an important deadline: Crossover Day.

March 05, 2014 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Senator working to improve education

As predicted in this space a few weeks ago, there is compromise legislation pending in the General Assembly regarding the Common Core curriculum, the controversial program which seeks to establish consistent education standards across the country.

March 05, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Ken Newell did much for Dawson County

I had the pleasure of knowing Ken Newell for the past eight years. Ken was a well-liked and respected man, and had a real love for the people of Dawson County.

February 26, 2014 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Legislator barking up wrong tree

The Cherokee County Republican Party has a blurb on its website about Rep. Sam Moore, who won the 22nd District house seat earlier this month following the death of veteran lawmaker Calvin Hill. Among other tidbits about Moore are his hobbies, including this: "Playing jokes ... watch out. You have been warned."

February 26, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Education is top priority

The snow and ice melted from Winter Storm Pax, and we returned to Capitol Hill on Feb. 17. This was the sixth week of the 2014 legislative session and an important one. This past week, we passed the Fiscal Year 2015 budget, as well as many other significant pieces of legislation.

February 26, 2014 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


A solution to child welfare system

State projects are often hindered by two things: Personnel needs and a lack of funding. We do not have an unlimited bank account or line of credit, and every taxpayer dollar counts. This means we often look to creative methods to bring in the employees and technology needed to address Georgia's biggest needs.

February 25, 2014 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Weathering the storm: What Georgia learned

Severe winter weather in Georgia is a rare occurrence. Although a few snowflakes do fall during the winter months, the snowflakes only stick around long enough to take a few pictures before melting away the next day in 50 degree weather.

February 19, 2014 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Session reaches halfway point

Monday, February 10, 2014, marked the 20th day and half-way point of the 2014 legislative session. With only 20 days left to pass laws this year, we quickly got to work, voting on legislation and reviewing bills in committee.

February 19, 2014 | By Kevin Tanner | Opinion: Letters/Columns


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