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Appreciating the value of ‘small’

As usual, there are many big news stories swirling around, many of which we can scarcely affect and many which do not affect us. So it really becomes the "little things" that determine our daily outlooks, attitudes and actions.

March 11, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Up against the Crossover deadline

The Georgia General Assembly will reach a significant deadline this week-Crossover Day.

March 11, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Preparing lawn for summer weed control

With all of the recent winter weather, a summer lawn may be the last thing on your mind. However, now is the time to start thinking about controlling summer annual weeds, such as crabgrass.

March 11, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Banks crowned Miss Relay for Life for Dawson County

A local high school sophomore was recently crowned Miss Dawson County Relay for Life.

March 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Varsity drops two games

The Dawson County High School varsity baseball team dropped two games last week.

March 10, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Weather hinders tennis season

The Dawson County High School boys' tennis team finally played its first match of the season on March 6.

March 10, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

School system names new football coach

Dawson County High School has a new head football coach.

March 10, 2015 | David Renner | High School

Lady Eagles improve to 4-0

The Riverview Middle School Lady Eagle's soccer team remains undefeated at 4-0, following three wins last week.

March 10, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Tiger golfers are in full swing

The Dawson County High School golf team saw a lot of action last week.

March 10, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Tigers are No. 1

The Class AAA, No. 1 ranked Tigers men's soccer team picked up an easy 6-1 victory at home against Forsyth Central March 3.

March 10, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Weather system could make roads icy

Dawson County is under a winter weather advisory through 10 p.m. tonight as a mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet move into the area.

March 05, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Sid Maxwell named Dawson head football coach

Dawson County High School has a new head football coach.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | High School

Dawson County student and teacher reaching for the STARs

Some students plan and schedule to be the best student they can be. For others, hard work and a thirst for knowledge help them reach for the stars.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Benefit fund set up after house fire

A local woman lost nearly everything she owned in a fire Saturday afternoon.

March 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Literacy enthusiasts take the plunge

After nearly three weeks of freezing rain, ice and snow, the weekend seemed like a great day for a swim for some Dawson County reading advocates.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

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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

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