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Poverty simulation shows low income struggles

Several dozen local leaders and college students found themselves living on minimum wage salaries, wondering how to make ends meet from paycheck to paycheck.

December 10, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Officials will be sworn in to office Tuesday

The county's newest elected officials will be sworn into office Tuesday at the Dawson County Government Center.

December 10, 2014 | David Renner | Government

Progress made in state’s charter school efforts

You may recall that I vigorously opposed passage of a constitutional amendment in 2012 creating the State Charter School Commission that would allow an alternative method for authorizing charter schools in Georgia.

December 10, 2014 | Progress made in state’s charter school efforts For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Lady Tigers move to 4-0

Dawson County High School Head Coach Steve Sweat's Lady Tigers remain undefeated, 4-0, following an impressive offensive display in a 73-50 win over visiting Rabun County Dec. 2.

December 09, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Varsity boys continue to struggle

The Dawson County High School varsity boys' basketball team continues to struggle with a youthful squad.

December 09, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Eighth grade Eagles defeat Jasper

Coach Mark Thomason's Riverview Middle School eighth grade boys basketball team defeated Jasper Middle School, 49-28, in Jasper Dec. 1.

December 09, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Lady Eagles fall short of goal

The Riverview Middle School seventh grade girls' basketball team suffered a heartbreaking loss to Jasper Middle School Dec. 4. The team lost by a score of 28-25.

December 09, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Reed leads 7th grade Eagles

Campbell Reed led the Riverview Middle School seventh grade boys' basketball team to a 34-28 win over Jasper Dec. 1.

December 09, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Junior Varsity Tigers split games last week

The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys' basketball team is currently 1-1 on the young season.

December 09, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Racers to be inducted at hall of fame event

This weekend, the newest class of racers will join their peers in the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

December 09, 2014 | David Renner | SPORTS

Freshmen team improves to 2-0

The Dawson County High School freshmen boys' team is currently 2-0 after picking up wins over Pickens County, 38-36 on Nov. 18 and Chestatee, 33-26, on Dec. 1.

December 09, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Lanier Tech named state's top technical college

December 05, 2014 | By Kristen Oliver DCN regional staff | Education

Arrest made in fatal shooting

An arrest was made Thursday morning in the fatal shooting of a popular coach and father of three.

December 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

If Bora-Bora doesn’t care about the game, why should we?

This was written in a cave somewhere in Greater Bora Bora. The column was floated across the ocean in an RC Cola bottle to this newspaper.

December 03, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

You think you’re not being heard?

If you're expecting this column to deal with the recent protests, you will be surprised. Protests are, indeed, being heard, but not always in a positive way. And certainly, the violence is deplorable.

December 03, 2014 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

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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.

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Floats needed for parade

There's still time to have a float in this year's Christmas parade.

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.

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 advertised pre-Black Friday super deals.

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.

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.

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 sheriff to increase pay would be approved.

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.

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.

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.

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

A very thankful Thanksgiving indeed

Cole was worried.

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.

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.

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 director Vince Dooley.

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

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