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Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund

June 25, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education

James Braxton “Brock” Smith III

James Braxton "Brock" Smith III, 75, of Dawsonville, died June 16, 2015. He was born on Dec. 18, 1939. Brock was born in Bradenton, Fla., and graduated from Manatee County High School in 1957. H...

June 24, 2015 | | OBITS

Lillian R. Slaton

Lillian R. Slaton, 79, of Dawsonville, died June 19, 2015. Born June 4, 1936 in Lumpkin County, to the late Ben and Carrie Hollifield, she had lived in Dawson County since 1999, having moved from ...

June 24, 2015 | | OBITS

Janie Bell Nichols

Janie Bell Nichols, 77, of Cumming, died June 19, 2015. Her husbands, Addie Kyle (1974) and Jimmy Nichols (1992); son, William Kyle; grandbaby, Crissy Ann Callahan; great-grandbaby, Addison Meeks;...

June 24, 2015 | | OBITS

Chuck Carter

Chuck Carter, 45, died June 17, 2015. Chuck was born in Cape Canaveral, Florida, and grew up in Lawrenceville. In 1995, he moved to Dawsonville, on the north end of Lake Lanier. He enjoyed the l...

June 24, 2015 | | OBITS

County, city produce markets begin annual sales of local stock

The Dawson County Produce Market will reopen for business this weekend. The market will begin June 27 at the Dawson County Extension Office. A similar market at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex ...

June 24, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

What does doing nothing mean?

Often when you ask a youngster, or even a young adult, "What are you doing?" the answer is "Nothing." And often the truth is that he/she is playing with an electronic or is watching television. A...

June 24, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Five young students define a successful life

Five young men, ages 18 to 23. Two college graduates. Two currently attending college. The youngest headed that way this fall. All good students. All excellent athletes. All standing resolutely be...

June 24, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Controlling Chiggers

Have you ever walked through your yard or hiked through the woods only to return with red, itchy bumps? These are most likely caused by red mites, commonly called "chiggers." Summer is the most co...

June 24, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Lessons learned from the mat

I knew Cole needed a sport this summer. After being homeschooled and missing his peers, he needed the social interaction and the discipline of a sport. I say that, and I am not a huge sports fan,...

June 24, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Drugs taken during robbery

Authorities are investigating a report that two men assaulted and robbed another at the Kangaroo gas station in Dawson County near Ga. 400 last week. According to Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Ton...

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Local teen charged as adult in molestation case

A 17-year-old from Dawsonville has been arrested in the alleged molestation of a young child. Jonathan Wade Finch was arrested on June 18 at his home in Dawson County. He is charged with one coun...

June 24, 2015 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS

Search continues for missing Dawsonville man

A local family is pleading for answers as authorities continue to pursue leads in the search for a missing Dawsonville man. Quinton "Jimmy" Walls, 50, was last heard from the night of June 6 when ...

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

A new makeover

A local civic club is lending a helping hand in support of the arts by painting the deck at the Bowen Center. "They asked if anyone would be interested in painting the deck as a project, and we sai...

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

June 11 crash still under investigation

A fiery crash that sent three to area hospitals is still being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT). "As this case is being investigated by SCR...

June 24, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

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