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First public hearing on millage rate is Thursday

A meeting Thursday will be the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on a proposed increase to the county's millage rate.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Edible food science program at the library

The Dawson County Library was flooded with kids looking for food, fun and learning last week during the Edible Science display.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Ex-church intern charged with child pornography

A former youth ministry intern from Dawsonville faces nearly three dozen child pornography charges in connection with an investigation that originated earlier this year in neighboring Forsyth County.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Blood drive in memory of late teacher, historian

Dawson County residents will have a chance to honor a late teacher and historian with the gift of life.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Head returns to DCN for summer internship

For the second consecutive summer, Amanda Head returns to the Dawson Community News as part of the Georgia Press Association's college internship program.

June 25, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS

Some conversations need not to happen

One of the challenges of raising a child is having to explain the behavior and actions of celebrities. Sure, we can try to shield them from things on TV, but things are a lot different than when I was growing up.

June 25, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Local doctor rides for reading

After jumping in a cold lake in February for three years in a row, Brian Burke has decided to find a warmer way to raise money for literacy.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Execution date set in 1991 slaying

An execution date has been set for Georgia death row inmate Tommy Lee Waldrip, who was convicted in the murder of a Dawsonville man more than 20 years ago.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Family rescued from balcony during fire

Firefighters rescued three people from a third-floor balcony Thursday after a fire broke out at a home on Grizzle Farm Road.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

City, chamber make agreement

The city of Dawsonville has decided to provide money to a Dawson County organization in return for promotional services.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Government

Tigers working over summer break

The Dawson County High School Tiger boys' basketball team continues to work hard this summer.

June 24, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

‘Get to Know:’ Wes Greer, head golf coach at DCHS

This article is the third of a summer series of "Get to Know" sessions with various high school and middle school coaches in Dawson County.

June 24, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Preparing for fall

Dawson County High School Head Football Coach Jeff Lee and his 2014 edition of Tiger football have several camps, 7-on-7 passing events, weight training and agility sessions scheduled this summer.

June 24, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

It has been an amazing century

With all the flurry some friends are making about my upcoming 90th birthday, and with watching the CNN specials on the momentous changes our nation made in the '60s, I've been made particularly aware of the amazing changes that I have witnessed in this near-century that I've lived.

June 18, 2014 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Crossing named in youth’s memory

A legion of supporters gathered Thursday to pay tribute to a young man many knew as "Soldier Boy."

June 18, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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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.

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 of us have recently planted our gardens, we need to get a head start on scouting for problems. A common issue in many vegetable gardens is dark, sunken lesions on the bottom tomato fruit. This is a nutritional disorder called "Blossom-end rot."

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 Dawsonville.

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

Wyoma Donna Patrick

Wyoma Donna Patrick, 72, of Demorest, died May 11, 2014.

May 21, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Dewey Edwards Jr. (Junior Edwards)

Dewey Edwards Jr. (Junior Edwards), 89, of Dahlonega, died May 16, 2014.

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.

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 Communications at the University of Georgia or an opportunity to participate in the 14th annual Washpot Festival in Garfield.

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.

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 that fool. The only explanation I can give is that I love a challenge.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

May 21, 2014 | David Renner | Education

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