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'Awesome Bill' named to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Dawsonville's Bill Elliott was at the top of the list Wednesday afternoon when NASCAR's 2015 Hall of Fame class was announced. The 1988 Winston Cup Champion secured more than 87 percent of the vot...

May 21, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Beware of blossom-end rot

The weather so far this spring has been much better than last year for our vegetable gardens. The light, infrequent rain has been great compared to the excessive moisture of last season. While most...

May 21, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Christ the Redeemer completes memorial grotto

Each paving stone that seasoned stonemason Allen Cerinetti placed on the ground marked a prayer by a college community and a pledge by a Catholic church congregation to build a memorial grotto in D...

May 21, 2014 | By Andrew Akers DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL

Wyoma Donna Patrick

Wyoma Donna Patrick, 72, of Demorest, died May 11, 2014. Her husband, Reuben Thomas Patrick Sr., preceded her in death. Survivors include her children, Thomas and Diane Patrick, William Patrick, ...

May 21, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Dewey Edwards Jr. (Junior Edwards)

Dewey Edwards Jr. (Junior Edwards), 89, of Dahlonega, died May 16, 2014. Junior was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a member of Hightower Baptist Church. He retired from Burlington Pine...

May 21, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Memorial markers placed

Dawson County continues to show its patriotism by placing a new round of memorial markers along the roads this week. Community members will place 169 Veteran Memorial Markers with American Flags a...

May 21, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Random thoughts on random subjects

How's this for a conflict? This past weekend I had to choose between going to New York and attending the prestigious Peabody Award ceremonies, sponsored by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass ...

May 21, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Connie L. Stradley

Connie L. Stradley, 65, of Dawsonville, died May 14, 2014. Connie was very active in each church that she attended with her husband, the Rev. Tom Stradley. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmot...

May 21, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Love means never saying you’re sorry — maybe

There's a few words that are fairly hard to say. "I love you" is usually the hard one for many; I know the ex didn't utter those words until we had been dating about a year. Don't ask why I married...

May 21, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

County, city officials to discuss sales tax projects

County and city officials have a joint meeting this afternoon to discuss how revenue should be distributed if voters pass the upcoming special purpose local option sales tax extension in November. ...

May 21, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Yes, I am still here with you

My last column was written in mid-April and here it is mid-May. Several of you have asked about the silence. So, now you have this personal note. Unfortunately, these weeks have been filled with r...

May 21, 2014 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Community honors retiring school leader

It was a veritable who's who of school superintendents and system employees, both past and present and from surrounding counties, at the Dawson County Board of Education on Sunday. The board held a...

May 21, 2014 | David Renner | Education

City discusses 2014-15 budget

With the 2014-15 fiscal year fast approaching, the city of Dawsonville has unveiled its potential operating budget. "We're just about where we were last year on the budget," said Dawsonville Mayor...

May 21, 2014 | David Renner | Government

Sheriff to fight budget

With Dawson County's annual budget hearings approaching, Sheriff Billy Carlisle said he can no longer stand by and watch longtime employees leave for higher paying jobs with better benefits. In an...

May 21, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Graduation is Saturday

With the current school year winding down, anticipation is growing with the Dawson County High School Class of 2014. But this year, the final goodbyes will not be just for the students. The commenc...

May 21, 2014 | David Renner | Education

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