How to be a liberal in one angry letter I want you to hear this from me rather than from Donald Trump. I have been outed. I am a "bed-wetting liberal." No longer can I hide in the closet, among my bell-b... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 2:07p.m.
Space: The fading frontier that's just a look away I turned my power boat due west after clearing the Ft. Myers channel markers. We headed out into the dead calm Gulf of Mexico. The late afternoon sun glared straig... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 2:05p.m.
Clayton Stowers Wallace Clayton Stowers Wallace, 89, of Dawsonville, died July 24, 2015. Born Sept. 29, 1925 in Hall County to the late J. Stowers and Jamey Wallace, he lived most of his li... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 2:02p.m.
Jared Will Smith and Jacob Jerry Dean Smith Jared Will Smith, 8, and Jacob Jerry Dean Smith, 9, both of Suwanee, died July 22, 2015. Jared, born July 16, 2007, and Jacob, born June 21, 2006, were residents of ... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 2:01p.m.
Rebecca Jo “Beckie” Manning Rebecca Jo "Beckie" Manning, 37, of Suwanee, died July 22, 2015. Born Aug. 31, 1977, she was a lifelong resident of Forsyth County. Beckie was very devoted to her ... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 2:00p.m.
The spirit of campmeeting The spirit of campmeeting Mardie Townley remembers the Thursday night of Lumpkin Campmeeting eight years ago like it was yesterday. During his sermon, Chad Rogers, a local Baptist preacher, h... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
DNR ranger up for national boating officer award DNR ranger up for national boating officer award Come fall, Cpl. Jason Roberson, a Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement ranger from Dawsonville, could be the nation's top boating officer. He was recently... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawson Living magazine on racks now Dawson Living magazine on racks now In this issue of the Dawson Community News, you'll find our "Dawson Living" magazine. This 32-page guide gives both new and old residents an insight to schools, city... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 10:54a.m.
Summer renovations wrapping up at DCHS Summer renovations wrapping up at DCHS With the final week of summer on the horizon, the Dawson County Board of Education is putting the finishing touches on renovations going on in the system. The major ... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 10:27a.m.
Georgia racing legend to serve as festival grand marshal	Georgia racing legend to serve as festival grand marshal A Georgia racing legend has been selected to serve as grand marshal for this year's 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in October. Ken Ragan was in town last we... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

LOCAL

Dawson Living magazine on racks now Dawson Living magazine on racks now In this issue of the Dawson Community News, you'll find our "Dawson Living" magazine. This 32-page guide gives both new and old residents an insight to schools, city... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 10:54a.m.
Georgia racing legend to serve as festival grand marshal	Georgia racing legend to serve as festival grand marshal A Georgia racing legend has been selected to serve as grand marshal for this year's 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in October. Ken Ragan was in town last we... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Family of road rage victim recognized Family of road rage victim recognized The parents of a young mother killed in a violent road rage tragedy were recognized last week for their efforts to bring awareness to aggressive driving. Rep. Kevin ... Updated on Jul 22, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Campmeeting tradition underway Campmeeting tradition underway Campmeeting is currently in full swing at Lumpkin Campground. The week-long worship and fellowship service runs until July 26. Families get together between meetings ... Updated on Jul 22, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Nearly two-century tradition continues next week Families and friends will continue their nearly two-century tradition next week at Lumpkin Campground. The 185-year-old gathering of Campmeeting begins Monday with t... Updated on Jul 15, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

Government

DNR ranger up for national boating officer award DNR ranger up for national boating officer award Come fall, Cpl. Jason Roberson, a Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement ranger from Dawsonville, could be the nation's top boating officer. He was recently... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawson County chairman presented award at chamber luncheon Dawson County chairman presented award at chamber luncheon While it wasn't a new honor for County Commission Chair Mike Berg, it was the first time that his fellow commissioners and county employees got to see their chair hono... Updated on Jul 22, 2015 at 10:04a.m.
City considers firearm discharge ordinance After some citizen complaints, the Dawsonville City Council is taking into consideration an ordinance to curb firearm discharge within the city limits. "I have been ... Updated on Jul 22, 2015 at 9:59a.m.
Bond burning marks government center payoff Bond burning marks government center payoff Haynes Johnson has driven by the Dawson County Government Center thousands of times, and yet, he's still awestruck by the structure. "It's just an unbelievable build... Updated on Jul 22, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
School leaders plan to lower millage rate With two of its three required hearings held, the Dawson County Board of Education has announced that it will be lowering its millage rate. "We will be adjusting the... Updated on Jul 22, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

Education

Summer renovations wrapping up at DCHS Summer renovations wrapping up at DCHS With the final week of summer on the horizon, the Dawson County Board of Education is putting the finishing touches on renovations going on in the system. The major ... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 10:27a.m.
Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal to visit Dawson County Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal to visit Dawson County Dawson County is preparing to play host to a special guest next week. Sandra Deal, Georgia's First Lady, will be visiting July 30 as part of her Get Georgia Reading ... Updated on Jul 22, 2015 at 10:01a.m.
Head school nurse wins state award Head school nurse wins state award Dawson County Schools Lead School Nurse Jeannie Edwards said she got quite the surprise during an annual nurses' conference in Savannah. Edwards was presented with t... Updated on Jul 22, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Board of education to open central registration location The Dawson County Board of Education now has a one-stop location for school registration. "The Dawson County School District is pleased to announce the opening of it... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
School facilities director heads north The Dawson County Board of Education is saying goodbye to a long-time employee. Stacy Gilleland, who has held the position of Director of Facilities and Maintenance ... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

CRIME/COURTS

High speed chase ends in arrest A Dahlonega man is in custody following a high speed chase on Ga. 400 overnight Saturday. Jerry Dakhota McCranie, 29, was being pulled over during a routine traffic s... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Community holds vigil and balloon release for family killed in murder-suicide SOUTH FORSYTH - The yellow crime scene tape had been taken down by Thursday. What drivers passing by could see was the pile of stuffed animals resting against the sign... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawsonville man racks up nearly $3,700 in unauthorized charges Dawsonville man racks up nearly $3,700 in unauthorized charges A woman who entrusted a Dawsonville man to make a purchase for her with her credit card while she was hospitalized last year is now out nearly $3,700. That friend no... Updated on Jul 22, 2015 at 9:58a.m.
Sheriff’s office renews state certification Sheriff’s office renews state certification The Dawson County Sheriff's Office recently received word that the department's state certification has been renewed. Although a voluntary program through the Georgi... Updated on Jul 22, 2015 at 9:56a.m.
Deputy injured by irate bank customer Deputy injured by irate bank customer A Dawson County Sheriff's deputy was injured Friday evening when an irate bank customer trying to flee the scene of a disorderly conduct call backed his truck into her... Updated on Jul 22, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

BUSINESS

Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tour... Updated on Jun 24, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Hunger Games crew returns to Dawsonville Crews from the widely successful Hunger Games movie franchise returned to Dawsonville last week to wrap-up scenes for Mockingjay Part 2, the last segment in the four-p... Updated on Jun 10, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawsonville council approves business start-up grant A plan for providing starting funds to new Dawsonville businesses has passed one of the final hurdles to becoming a reality. The Dawsonville City Council passed a re... Updated on Jun 03, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

SPORTS

Elliott and NAPA team inch closer in championship at Indy Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, finished 10th in Saturday's Lilly Diabetes 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Fast 15 racing hall of fame semi-finalists announced The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame has announced the Fast 15 semi-finalists for its 2015 class. The semi-finalists are chosen by a panel of 30 Georgia racing experts. ... Updated on Jul 21, 2015 at 5:05p.m.
Dawsonville Racers compete Dawsonville Racers compete The Dawsonville Racer swim team competed at the District 7 swim meet at the Ruby Fulbright Aquatic Center in Clarkesville last week. Coach Stephanie Morgan's team wa... Updated on Jul 14, 2015 at 4:59p.m.
Thomason leaves Dawson County After eight years in the Dawson County School System, including one as a student teacher, Coach Mark Thomason has decided to leave and take an assistant basketball po... Updated on Jul 14, 2015 at 4:57p.m.
Dawsonville Racers swim toward a goal Dawsonville Racers swim toward a goal With summer heating up, the Dawsonville Racers are hitting the pool. But the team needs help from the community to keep its swimmers taking laps. The Racers are hold... Updated on Jul 07, 2015 at 4:02p.m.

VIEWPOINT

How to be a liberal in one angry letter I want you to hear this from me rather than from Donald Trump. I have been outed. I am a "bed-wetting liberal." No longer can I hide in the closet, among my bell-b... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 2:07p.m.
Space: The fading frontier that's just a look away I turned my power boat due west after clearing the Ft. Myers channel markers. We headed out into the dead calm Gulf of Mexico. The late afternoon sun glared straig... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 2:05p.m.
Blessed are the peacemakers who state the obvious Blessed are we, the peacemakers. Ours is a lonely lot. I had hoped I could cut back on pacifying petulant poops and spend more time on my latest passion - learning... Updated on Jul 22, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Jekyll Island deer are now official In the midst of all the turmoil over recent Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and gay marriage, as well as the furor over the Confederate battle flag, you may have ... Updated on Jul 15, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Truth never changes About 30 years ago, when the Episcopal Church was debating whether or not to put their blessing on gay rights, I had the opportunity to dialogue with a young lesbian w... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
 
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