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Hazel Winifred McEachern Giddings

Hazel Winifred McEachern Giddings, 95, longtime resident of Adams, Tenn., died March 16, 2015.

March 24, 2015 | | OBITS

James G. “Greg” DeLong

James G. "Greg" DeLong, 63, of Deland, Fla., died March 13, 2015.

March 24, 2015 | | OBITS

Horace Gene Bennett

Horace Gene Bennett, 55, of Dawsonville, died March 21, 2015.

March 24, 2015 | | OBITS

Republicans salute Churchill’s legacy

There was a capacity crowd at Big Canoe on March 13 to pay tribute to Winston Churchill's life, legacy and leadership.

March 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Aldi is coming to Dawson County

Dawson County's Planning Commission approved a variance Tuesday that could make way for a new grocery store on Ga. 400.

March 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Intersection update irks business owner

The changes planned for the crossing at Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 has the owner of a local restaurant wondering how he'll be able to stay in business without access to his main entrance.

March 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Ellijay teen killed in fiery crash

A Gilmer County teen was killed in a fiery crash Tuesday afternoon when his car ran off the road in northwestern Dawson County, hit a tree and ignited in flames.

March 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

We have no place for discrimination

I just finished sending out congratulatory messages across the globe to various women I have worked with through the decades.

March 18, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Thankful for a new line of Methodist ministers

I spent last week helping to assess a group of people for a job I couldn't do if my life depended on it.

March 18, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Georgia’s children are top priority

The legislature reached day 30 of the legislative session on March 13.

March 18, 2015 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Deal’s Education Plan

Opportunity for every American is a value which we all hope for.

March 18, 2015 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | VIEWPOINT

Thanks to Speaker Ralston for service as lawyer/legislator

In these final weeks of the 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly, I would like to take this opportunity to offer appreciation, on behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, to Attorney and State House Speaker David Ralston, whose district reaches into Dawson, Fannin and Gilmer counties.

March 18, 2015 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | VIEWPOINT

Prepare for potato planting

Now is the time to start preparing your garden for potato plantings.

March 18, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

You always need your Mama

"So, how are Mama and Uncle Bobby doing without Granny?" my friend Renee asked as she took a seat across the table from me.

March 18, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Week highlights children of all abilities

Each year, the Dawson County school system sets aside a week for "exceptional students."

March 18, 2015 | David Renner | Education

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Friday night in Charlotte.

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.

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.

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 decade, according to a new report by two well-respected research organizations.

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.

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.

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 massive tanker ships to the highest corporate towers.

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.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITS

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