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Benny Anthony Mullinax

Benny Anthony Mullinax, 59, of Ellijay, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Adam Lee Stegall

Adam Lee Stegall, 27, of Lawrenceville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Bobby Joe Wofford

Bobby Joe Wofford, 80, of Cumming, died July 20, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Taxpayers on hook for ethics probe

In 1997, Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term where I served until 2002. It was a rewarding experience and I am proud of the good things we accomplished at the commission.

July 23, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

I always wonder what Granny would do

It had been four months since Granny had passed. Not a day had gone by that I hadn't thought of her.

July 23, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

James P. “Buck” Cheves Jr.

James P. "Buck" Cheves Jr., 90, of Dahlonega, died July 17, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Children learn flamenco dancing

Carmen Dauset Moreno, also known as the Spanish dancer Carmencita, originally from Spain, is known for making flamenco dancing popular in the U.S.

July 23, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education

Pruning in summer

Knowing when to prune different species of plants is a skill that many gardeners fail to grasp. Many plants have an optimal time or season when pruning should be done.

July 23, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

2nd arrest in church burglaries

A second suspect has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a string of church burglaries over the past several months.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Commission sets millage rate

Some Dawson County residents may see a slight property tax increase following the county commission's vote last week to set the millage rate at 8.138 mills.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Lumpkin Campmeeting this week

Lynn Nahlik looks forward to campmeeting at Lumpkin Campground all year.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Learning center gains accreditation

Students interested in taking religious education classes have a way to learn and gain graduation credit at the same time.

July 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Humane Society boutique opens

The Dawson County Humane Society opened its Resale Shop and Boutique last Thursday to excited patrons from around the county.

July 23, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS

Six ladies join elite group

Six Dawson County Lady Tiger soccer players join an elite group of All-Area performers as selected by The Times of Gainesville last week.

July 22, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Parker commits to North Georgia

Verbally committing to the University of North Georgia is an exciting reality for Dawson County High School basketball player and rising senior Ashley Parker.

July 22, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | High School

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GBI investigating jail employee

A night shift supervisor at the Dawson County Detention Center is on paid administrative leave while the Georgia Bureau of Investigation looks into accusations he punched an inmate in the face.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Officers train to protect schools

During the summer months, there are not students roaming the halls of area schools, but come August, when class is back in session, officers charged with securing their safety plan to be ready in the event of a dangerous situation.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education

Local club to host technology day

With school out for the summer, one local hang-out for kids is keeping Dawson County's students engaged in learning.

July 02, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education

Humane Society plans to open a boutique

The Dawson County Humane Society is trying a new method of raising money for its no-kill shelter.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Carpenter ant control

Carpenter ants are the largest species of pest ants found in Georgia. They get the name from their habit of chewing wood to create nesting sites. Carpenter ants do not eat wood, they simply excavate cavities in trees and wood products for nesting galleries. These ants can be a nuisance in and around the home because of their large size and sheer numbers.

July 02, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Old age is not for sissies

Unlike the masses who started prepping for swimsuit season shortly after the last Cadbury egg or Peep was eaten, I have decided to start integrating an exercise routine.

July 02, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Board of education talks about millage

With the budget for the next fiscal year set, the Dawson County Board of Education has set its sights on the school system's millage rate.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | Education

County continues tax rate discussions

A meeting last week was the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on the county's millage rate.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Farmers market offers fresh crops

Each year, summer in Dawson County is marked by the tents and trucks of vegetables that show up in front of the Dawsonville Municipal Complex and Dawson County Extension Office.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Teacher charged with intimidating co-worker

A local elementary school teacher was among two people arrested last week after authorities responded to reports of a burglary at her colleague's home in neighboring Gilmer County.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Fireworks set for Friday

Atlanta Motorsports Park and the Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority are gearing up for a full day of family fun as part of the "Sparks in the Motorsports Park" on July Fourth.

July 02, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL

1 arrested after stop by deputy

Several garbage bags filled with harvested marijuana plants were discovered during a traffic stop last week in Dawson County.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Beavers causing problems

Beavers are prone to finding running water and building their dams, but in Dawson County all they seem to be building are problems.

July 02, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL

Taylor celebrates 90 years

A well-known Dawson County figure celebrated her 90th birthday Sunday afternoon surrounded by friends and family.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Blood drive is appreciated

This year in memory of Charles [Finley] on his birthday, Ben and I have asked LifeSouth to hold a blood drive. They have made arrangements to have it at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, 59 Main Street, in downtown Dawsonville, from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. July 5.

July 02, 2014 | By Reader Submitted For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

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