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Press issues cause delivery delay

Due to a press issue, today's edition of the Dawson Community News did not print in time to go out in the mail as expected. The papers will be delivered on Friday due to Thanksgiving on Thursday. ...

November 26, 2014 | | LOCAL

Community invited to free Thanksgiving meals

Preparations are in place for everyone wanting to celebrate the holidays with a hearty feast this Thanksgiving. The festivities start Nov. 26 with a free dinner at the Lakeview Center, beginning a...

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Floats needed for parade

There's still time to have a float in this year's Christmas parade. The parade, now in its second year, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in downtown Dawsonville. With floats from various local orga...

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Board bids farewell

After several decades serving on the Dawson County Board of Education, the local school system bid farewell to board member Cecil Bennett Nov. 22. A farewell party was held for Bennett over the we...

November 26, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Holiday shoppers looking to hit stores on Thanksgiving night

An estimated 140 million shoppers will take advantage of holiday sales, some opting to forego the traditional Thanksgiving dinner and hitting the stores early in hopes of getting one of those adver...

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Man falls down 50-foot embankment fleeing police

An Atlanta man suspected of fraud was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital Friday night after plummeting about 50 feet down an embankment while fleeing authorities. Christopher Edward Greene-Jacks...

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Floats needed for parade

There's still time to have a float in this year's Christmas parade. The parade, now in its second year, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in downtown Dawsonville. With floats from various local orga...

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Commissioners to work with sheriff on budget

A gallery of uniformed deputies, plainclothes officers and administrative staff filed into the Dawson County Board of Commissioner's meeting room on Thursday to see if budget demands made by the sh...

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Rezoning to bring grocer

Commissioners last week approved a rezoning that will make way for a new grocery store and retail center at the intersection of Ga. 400 and Dawson Forest Road. While developers have said they were...

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Thanksgiving serves up traditions

Turkey, dressing, corn on the cob, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes are traditional staples for many families each Thanksgiving. But so are biscuits, bacon and pancakes, according to Matthew Ben...

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Man killed in weekend shooting

Authorities continue to investigate a shooting Saturday that killed a popular coach and father of three off Dawson Forest Road in southern Dawson County. Officials said Alan "Brandon" Weaver, 37, ...

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

A very thankful Thanksgiving indeed

Cole was worried. I was worried. I think Lamar, even though he would never admit it, was worried. But Thanksgiving was approaching and we didn't know what to do. It was the first real holiday w...

November 26, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Household squirrel control

Have you been hearing erratic scratching noises coming from your ceiling and attic? Chances are you are the victim of a squirrel infestation. Like humans, squirrels prefer a warm, cozy sleeping en...

November 26, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Event was a wonderful tribute

I am writing regarding Dawsonville's Veterans Day Celebration. It was a wonderful tribute to all of our vets, from all wars to the ones currently serving. We should be so proud of these men and w...

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

Carl Sanders: A great man who did great things for Georgia

On my "To Do" list last week was a reminder to call former Gov. Carl Sanders and see if he had any thoughts on how to get the field at Sanford Stadium named for UGA's former coach and athletic dire...

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

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