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Calhoun Creek as I see it

There seems to be confusion on the processes the City of Dawsonville has taken with regards to the Calhoun Creek Reservoir. The approach is not the ready, fire, aim approach some are saying, yet we are carefully readying and aiming to define if this project brings value to our community and is viable to move forward once we have a defined, clear and concise plan.

June 26, 2013 | By Chris Gaines For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


The story of friends

This is a story about heroes - good people doing good things. The cast of characters in this performance shares one thing in common: They are strangers to one another. They will meet for the first time via this column. That is what makes this such a good story.

June 19, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Commission in good hands

I have said it before, but let me repeat: I have no problem with charter schools. I did have a big problem with the ham-handed way last November's referendum was rammed through by proponents.

June 12, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


A two-step I’d rather not dance

To understand this column, one must be aware that since April 28, I have been in a "confined" situation not of my choosing.

June 12, 2013 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Islam and history

The religion of extremist Islam is a mortal danger to the world and to the United States.

June 05, 2013 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Waiting for atheists to create sunset

Dear God:

May 29, 2013 | For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


The Port of Savannah: Key to Georgia’s economic success

Georgia is well-known throughout the United States as a strong competitor for international business investment. Fortune 500 companies such as Coca-Cola, AFLAC and Delta Air Lines are as synonymous with Georgia as sweet tea and peaches - and each year, the list of companies that call Georgia "home" grows longer.

May 29, 2013 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Revitalization interesting

It was interesting to read the recent recommendations for downtown Dawsonville revitalization. They were almost identical to the items we identified when the previous revitalization committee was active probably 15 years ago, including the desire to utilize the David house in some way. We also worked under the guidance of a University of Georgia planner, Paul Kreager.

May 22, 2013 | From reader submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Expert: Students are not blueberries

Dear public school teachers in Georgia:

May 22, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Mayor mulls run against Gov. Deal

David Pennington, the mayor of Dalton, is making noises about challenging incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal in the 2014 Republican primary. Say what?

May 15, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Session has ended

The legislative session has ended, and Gov. Nathan Deal has now either signed or vetoed every bill that passed the General Assembly.

May 15, 2013 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


What’s next for Georgia?

The debate surrounding second amendment rights received national attention a few weeks ago as the U.S. Senate voted down a bill that would require expanded background checks for firearm purchases.

May 08, 2013 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Senior triumphs, inspires

This is the story of courage. This is a story of tenacity. This is the story of Hill Daniel.

May 08, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


The continued budget cuts

Senator Gooch recently wrote about the final budget for Georgia for fiscal year 2014.

May 01, 2013 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Concert supports recovery

Relay for Life is a stunning example of what the caring, compassionate and hard-working people who live in Dawson County can accomplish.

May 01, 2013 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns


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Governor: Everything on the table

Last week Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.

October 22, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Three responses to readers

"You need to write something about domestic violence," a friend told me recently. I hadn't thought about tackling that subject because so many others have done so.

October 22, 2014 | Helen Taylor Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Good news for Georgia students

With all of the attack ads running on TV this election season, Georgians have no doubt had their fill of pessimism and negativity.

October 22, 2014 | Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns


What’s your American legacy?

For more than 40 years I was fortunate to be able to work in international business. I traveled the globe, not as a simple tourist, but living, in some cases for years, in other countries, getting to really know the people, the cultures and the governments in those many places.

October 15, 2014 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Jason Carter shares views on education

I have asked the two major gubernatorial candidates to talk to Georgia public school teachers about their respective education platforms. This week the floor belongs to Jason Carter, the Democratic challenger. Next week, it will be Republican Gov. Nathan Deal's turn.

October 15, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Thinking out alternatives for deer in Jekyll Island

I have one of the most interesting jobs in the world. One day I am advising world leaders on the nuances of international monetary policy. The next day I am consoling a distraught reader who thinks I need to "look within myself spiritually." The last time I looked within myself, I saw my navel. It was full of lint. Never again.

September 24, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Trying to find positive in this world can be negative

The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week's column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way. "Surely, you can find some positive things to write about," she said, "and temporarily take people's minds off all the terrible things going on in the world. I think your readers would appreciate that."

September 17, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Tragedy is a reminder to text less, live more

It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus and it doesn't get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa this is one with a quick cure.

August 27, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns


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