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Baldwin man killed in Dawson motorcycle crash

A 21-year-old Baldwin man was killed Wednesday evening after he lost control of his motorcycle on Hwy. 9 South and collided with a pick-up truck.

July 31, 2014 | | LOCAL

Renovation under way at state park lodge

A makeover at Amicalola Falls State Park lodge is on schedule to be complete in time for the fall season.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Teachers resign after incident in Gilmer Co.

Two teachers involved in an incident that ended with the arrest of one of the women in Gilmer County last month have both resigned from the Dawson County school system.

July 30, 2014 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS

Checkout clerk charged in thefts from Walmart

An 18-year-old Gainesville woman has been arrested in connection with the theft of about $6,800 from a Dawsonville retailer.

July 30, 2014 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS

Tanner named legislator of the year

Rep. Kevin Tanner was recently named legislator of the year by the Brain Injury Association of Georgia for his work on a resolution that could transfer additional funding to help those with traumatic brain injuries.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

There is no such thing as perfect

Perfection is really elusive. Sure, we all want perfect - the perfect body, the perfect smile, the perfect house - and sometimes, we have those moments of perfect, even briefly.

July 30, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Donald Webster Martin

Donald Webster Martin, 75, of Cumming, died July 25, 2014.

July 30, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Ruby G. Nelson

Ruby G. Nelson, 85, of Cumming, died July 25, 2014.

July 30, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Edward “Ed” Reeves

Edward "Ed" Reeves, 89, of Dawsonville, died July 24, 2014.

July 30, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Salary study finds pay lagging in Dawson

A recent salary study commissioned by Dawson County found there are positions within the government that are below the recommended minimum pay level compared to neighboring jurisdictions.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Authority closes on park land

The Downtown Development Authority has closed on a loan to buy 18 acres behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex for a planned city park.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

History preserved

Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting began more than 180 years ago, meeting for summer revival after local men paid $1 for the 40-acre lot.

July 30, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL

Families gear up for back to school

Children are ready to see their friends again while parents gear them up for school, which starts back next week.

July 30, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education

Beware of new fruit fly

Gardeners who grow fruit crops need to be on the lookout. There is a new invasive intruder that may cause frustration to backyard fruit growers - the spotted wing drosophila.

July 30, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister Extension agent | Lifestyle Columnists

Memories of Russian radishes

About this time of year, along the Russian Black Sea coast, radishes can be found in abundance at the open air markets and in all restaurants.

July 30, 2014 | By Charlie Auvermann | Lifestyle Columnists

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Control rose sawflies

I have received several calls in the past week dealing with roses.

May 28, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Tony R. Gravitt

Tony R. Gravitt, 60, of Cumming, died May 18, 2014.

May 28, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Marie Beck

Marie Beck, 77, of Dawsonville, died May 20, 2014.

May 28, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Advice for candidates

To David Perdue, Jack Kingston and Michelle Nunn: Congratulations on making it this far in your quest to become our newest U.S. Senator. As you prepare for the next phase of your campaign, I thought I would pass along to you some unsolicited advice for your consideration. Please don't thank me. It was either this or clean out my sock drawer.

May 28, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

SPLOST talks to continue

Dawson County and Dawsonville officials have begun outlining the projects they would like to see funded if voters approve a 1-cent sales tax extension in November.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Party planned for volunteer

Longtime friends of civic volunteer Helen Taylor are asking the community to save June 29 on their calendars to celebrate her 90th birthday.

May 28, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Dawson participates in national hacking day

For the second year, representatives from Dawson County will be participating in a nationally-recognized tech event.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Fausett ready to serve

A week after winning the seat in a three-way race for the county's District 1 commission seat, Sharon Fausett is still ecstatic over the victory.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Caldwell finishes as runner-up

Dawson County High School golf sensation Madison Caldwell finished second at the Class AAA State tournament May 19 at the Waynesboro Golf Club.

May 27, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Golf season ends for Tigers

Tiger Hunter Burt represented Dawson County at the 2014 state golf championships at Belle Meade Country Club in Thomason. The match was played on May 19.

May 27, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Football schedule announced for ’14

Dawson County High School Head Football Coach Jeff Lee has announced the 2014 Tiger football schedule. New teams added to this year's schedule will be Gilmer County, Heritage-Catoosa, Franklin County and Johnson from Gainesville.

May 27, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Four named all-region

Four Dawson County soccer players were named to the Region 7-AAA team last week by coaches. In the voting, no coach could vote for a player on their team.

May 27, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

'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

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