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Meth lab found in southeast Dawson

Drug agents were on the scene Wednesday morning of what they are calling a methamphetamine lab at a home on Hanging Dog Road in southeastern Dawson County. Maj. Ray Goodie with the Dawson County S...

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Yarbrough named to commission

Gov. Nathan Deal has named 33 state education experts, including columnist Dick Yarbrough, to the state Education Reform Commission. Deal announced the appointments during his Jan. 14 State of the...

January 28, 2015 | DCN regional staff | Government

Tanner proposes bill to limit no-knock warrants

With an 18-year career in law enforcement, including many with a multi-county narcotics unit, State Rep. Kevin Tanner executed his fair share of arrest warrants. While most were announced upon arr...

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

McKee new administration director

A longtime employee was promoted last week to serve as Dawson County's director of administration. David McKee, 32, most recently served as director of planning and development, a position he has ...

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Local man arrested in child molestation case

A Dawsonville man was arrested overnight Monday in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a teen girl. Randall Leroy Piper, 50, is charged with aggravated child molestation, according to jai...

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Food, fun and football

A lifelong Washington Redskins fan, Jim Sheppard really doesn't care who wins Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday. And since when is the Super Bowl about football anyway? Everyone knows there are three rea...

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Board of Elections member resigns, new woman voted in

Chief Registrar and Chairperson Glenda Ferguson is no longer able to claim that she is the only woman on the Board of Elections and Voter Registration board. "Charlie Vincent is not serving anothe...

January 28, 2015 | David Renner | Government

‘Awesome Bill’ joins NASCAR Hall of Fame

Affectionately known as "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" by his legion of fans, Bill Elliott will cement the town's status in motorsports history when he is inducted into NASCAR's Hall of Fame Frida...

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Introverts of the world unite

If you had asked me 25 years ago if I was an extravert or an introvert, I would have whole-heartedly responded with the former. I was considered outgoing and it seemed like I was always at a churc...

January 28, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

The State of Our State

Gov. Nathan Deal made it clear during his annual "State of the State" address that Georgia's economy continues to grow in the aftermath of the worst economic collapse of the 21st century. Thousand...

January 28, 2015 | By Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Gov. Deal wants to add to the number of uninsured in Georgia

Georgia is still refusing the federal funds to expand Medicaid to cover more than 500,000 uninsured people. This decision will cost the state's health care system about $34 billion over the next de...

January 28, 2015 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Georgia’s juvenile justice system going to the dogs and that’s a good thing

The State of Georgia's Juvenile Justice System is going to the dogs. And that's a good thing. This is just one of the lessons I have learned during my short time as a member of the board of the De...

January 28, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Fire Blight control tips

Backyard apple trees are very popular in this area of Georgia. Many people see the apples being grown just down the road in Ellijay and assume it should be easy to grow them at home. While home fr...

January 28, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

What goes down will also go up

Forty years ago I embarked on a career in the oil industry that has covered decades. That career has taken me around the world far more than once. It has taken me from oil rigs to refineries, to ma...

January 28, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Virginia Louise Vaughn

Virginia Louise Vaughn, 77, of Cumming, died Jan. 19, 2015. Her son, Joe Vaughn; and sister, Mildred Ward, preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, John Vaughn of Cumming, son and da...

January 28, 2015 | | OBITS

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