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Tigers outlast Pickens, fall to Rabun

Dawson County started the 2015-2016 season with a 63-41 win over Pickens County last week in Dawsonville.

November 25, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Ladies open season 2-0

The reigning Region 7-AAA champion Dawson County Lady Tigers opened the season last week with two big wins over traditionally strong teams.

November 25, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

A real western Thanksgiving

A grey gloomy sky dropped suddenly over the jagged edges of the Zailiysky Alatu Mountains sending a chilling reminder that winter was now enveloping Almaty ...

November 25, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

Can we really say ‘Happy Thanksgiving?’

'Tis the season to be thankful. Really?

November 25, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

There’s still plenty to be thankful for

"What was Thanksgiving like when you were a little girl?" Cole asked as I was making plans for this week.

November 25, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Police: Man set fire over bad drug deal

Authorities are saying a Dawsonville man was so mad after a drug deal that he walked to a neighbor's home where he poured gasoline ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Dawson County embracing ‘great opportunity’ in state quarterfinal

Riding the wave of its most successful season in school history, the Dawson County High football team will host No. 2 Blessed Trinity on Friday ...

November 25, 2015 | By David Thackham DCN regional staff, | SPORTS

Thanksgiving feast free to everyone

Preparations are in place for anyone wanting to celebrate the holidays with a hearty feast this Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Realignment in works for grades 6-12

A proposal to realign 6th-12th grades in the Dawson County School System are in the works with plans for the change to begin as early ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Date set for rescheduled sheriff’s candidate debate

Organizers have set a date to reschedule a recently canceled sheriff's candidate debate.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Commissioners deny slaughterhouse zoning

A family that has spent more than $50,000 on equipment in preparation of opening a butchery and slaughterhouse on the east side of the ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Georgia, Florida mention mediation as step to solve water wars

Georgia and Florida may be inching closer to settling a water sharing lawsuit, as court records show lawyers for both sides are talking about mediation.

November 25, 2015 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL

Chase Elliott wins ‘Most Popular Driver’ for second consecutive season

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott has once again been voted one of NASCAR's most popular drivers.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Bearden signs to play basketball at Lenoire-Rhyne

Lady Tiger Karlie Bearden is the first to admit she wasn't always the basketball player she is today.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School

Tigers defeat Spencer 22-12

The 7-AAA champion Dawson County Tigers kept the dream alive Friday night, defeating Spencer High's Green Waves 22-12 in the second round of the ...

November 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

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NGCSU receives grants, federal funds

North Georgia College & State University received four grants from NASA last week to support its planetarium and physics department.

The grants, totaling $12,000, will help fund additional student personnel, the Georgia E. Coleman Sr. Planetarium, the North Georgia Astronomical Observatory, student training, eight scholarships and undergraduate research in confocal X-ray fluorescence, a technique used to detect and quantify elements in a sample.

November 23, 2011 | By Dallas Duncan DCN regional staff | Education

Amanda E. Anderson and M. Edwin Martin III

Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Mills Jr. of Jasper and Todd Anderson of Flowery Branch announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Elizabeth Anderson, to Maurice Edwin Martin III. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Edwin Martin Jr. of Dawsonville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Robert G. and the late Elaine H. Webster of Dawsonville, and the late Mr. and Mrs. James W. Anderson Jr.

November 23, 2011 | | Engagements

Thankful for farmers

As you enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, please be thankful for the American farmer.

Give thanks to the American farmer for growing most of the food we eat and material for many of the clothes we wear.

November 23, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This …

Granny has always been known for doing two things really well: Cooking and quilting.

Before arthritis completely crippled her hands, she could make the most beautiful handmade quilts ever seen. Her skills in the kitchen were even more impressive.

November 23, 2011 | By Sudie Crouch DCN regional staff | Lifestyle Columnists

City kicks off Christmas Dec. 9 with tree lighting

Santa Claus is expected to make an early stop in Dawsonville for the city's annual Christmas tree lighting Dec. 9.

Festivities including carolers and dancers beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex, followed by the lighting of the 26-foot tree at dark.

November 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Corps working to meet a court order on manual

The water control manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin has bobbed like a yo-yo in recent years.

And though one deadline looms for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the document's long-awaited completion isn't near.

November 23, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL

Fundraiser benefits boy recovering from surgery

A barbeque fundraiser Dec. 3 benefits a local 4-year-old boy who is recovering from heart surgery.

Proceeds will go toward medical and travel expenses Nathan Tolbert's family has incurred during the ordeal.

November 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Trashed ticket transforms into lottery prize for man

A local restaurant worker recently turned his trash into treasure.

According to the Georgia Lottery, Andrew Hunter won $250,000 after playing the Mega Millions with winnings from a tossed ticket.

November 23, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Tickets available for pheasant shoot

Make plans now to attend the third annual Dawson County European Pheasant Shoot.

The event will be held Dec. 10 at the Whitmire property at Goldmine and Nugget Ridge roads.

November 23, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Olivia “Libby” Smith Newsome

Olivia "Libby" Smith Newsome, died Nov. 19, 2011.

She was born in Metter and was a long time resident of Statesboro.

November 23, 2011 | | OBITS

Marie Jane Pilgrim

Marie Jane Pilgrim, of Cumming, died Nov. 15, 2001.

She was a native of Dawson County and lived most of her life in Cobb County where she was a self-employed hairdresser.

November 23, 2011 | | OBITS

Robert Lawrence “Larry” Sheppard

Robert Lawrence "Larry" Sheppard, 76, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 16, 2011.

Born in Norfolk, Va. in 1935 to the late Robert and Margaret Sheppard, he was raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., where he attended Massanutten Military Academy.

November 23, 2011 | | OBITS

Junior E. Lee takes credit for upsurge in Gingrich run

Junior E. Lee is one of my most valued associates, but he can be a load to manage and a bit of a know-it-all. Junior, as you know, is general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield.

He has two primary responsibilities: First, keep as many bugs as possible out of Emanuel County - particularly Arveen Ridley's farm - and then to help us all to make better informed political decisions. The exterminating profession doesn't seem to have a lot in common with the democratic process, but when you have someone of Junior ...

November 23, 2011 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Dawson moves up in classification

THOMASTON - After rescinding a measure that would have allowed schools to deduct special needs students from the enrollment counts, the Georgia High Schools Association passed its reclassification of member schools Monday morning.

With the state moving to a six-classification system, big changes are in store for some local schools.

November 23, 2011 | By Zac Taylor DCN regional staff | SPORTS

Churches serve holiday meal

The local Alliance of Churches is expecting several hundred guests today for the annual community Thanksgiving feast at the Lakeview Center.

"We just know that in this economy that there's a lot of people that are struggling and trying to manage very tight budgets, who may not have the means to provide a nice Thanksgiving banquet type meal for their families because of money concerns," said Doug Powell, an alliance volunteer.

November 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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