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Why one outstanding candidate won’t be running for president

My fellow Americans, it is with heavy heart that I announce to you today that I will not be a candidate for President of the United States in 2016.

April 22, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

We all need to think about the planet

Many years ago, when I was raising my children, our family hosted an exchange student from Finland, named Marianne.

April 22, 2015 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | VIEWPOINT

Celebrate our Earth

Earth Day was first celebrated worldwide 45 years ago today. Now millions of people celebrate Earth Day around the world.

April 22, 2015 | | VIEWPOINT

Kindergarten Roundup tries new format

Each year, Dawson County's youngest students tag along with their parents to begin the next 13 years of their lives.

April 22, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Dawson County Spring Games take center stage

After rain delays and changes in venue, the 2015 Dawson County Spring Games were finally able to be held last week.

April 22, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Foreign pest destroys trees

I recently received a leaf sample from a homeowner whose tree had been rapidly declining for a few months.

April 22, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Dawson BOC chairman receives top county honor

Mike Berg received an unexpected honor over the weekend when he was named the recipient of the Emory Green Leadership Award.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Veteran lawman announces bid for sheriff

A veteran lawman with more than 26 years in the field is the first to announce his campaign to be Dawson County's next sheriff.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawsonville sites seen by the world

Dawsonville was put on the world stage last week as nearly 30 consuls from around the world started off their three-day tour of the region in the city.

April 22, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Two airlifted after collision

Both drivers were seriously injured in what appears to have been a head-on collision on Hwy. 136, just west of Bailey Waters Road in Dawson County Tuesday morning.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

City responds to animal control requests

The City of Dawsonville has taken steps toward mending an animal control issue within city limits.

April 22, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Student arrested with shotgun in truck on Hightower campus

A student at Hightower Academy, Dawson County's alternative school, was arrested last week for having a weapon on campus.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Dawson County Relay for Life Saturday at GRHOF

Dozens of volunteer teams plan to put cancer survivors in the winner's circle as they "race toward a cure" during Saturday's Relay for Life in Dawson County.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

K9 teams train on Lake Lanier

K9 teams from across Georgia searched through thick brush, along the shoreline and from boats on Lake Lanier April 11 in a training exercise at Thompson Creek Park.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Student arrested in locker room thefts

A Dawson County High School student was arrested Thursday, two days after he reportedly took nearly $600 from the wallets in the school's gymnasium locker room.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

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3 soldiers in jail after bomb scare

Charges continue to mount for three enlisted soldiers who authorities say tossed training grenades into a crowd of people at a local parking lot over the weekend.

August 11, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Summer retests come back

Results from summer retest scores at the high school have confirmed that the Dawson County School System did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress.

August 11, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

Students return to class

Robinson Elementary School teacher Cathy Carlisle said the beginning of a new school year can stir a spectrum of emotion in children and parents.

August 11, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

Varsity announces plans for restaurant in Dawson

If all goes as planned, the words "What'll ya have?" will begin ringing in Dawson County before Christmas.

August 11, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Power wins clerk race

Justin Power has one thing he would like to say to the voters of Dawson County: "Thank you, thank you, thank you."

August 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government

Team spirit is high

The Dawson County Tiger football team concluded camp with a scrimmage Aug. 7 at Tiger Stadium. It was the end of a long week of three practices a day conducted by the Tiger coaching staff.

August 10, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Lady Tigers prepare for rivals

Head Coach Karen Spencer will begin her third year as head coach of the Dawson County Middle School softball team. Spencer conducted tryouts last week at Veterans Memorial Park. Over 30 girls participated in tryouts with only 11 players making the team.

August 10, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Middle schoolers ready to play

Head Coach Thomy Edwards and the Dawson County Middle School Tigers have been busy preparing for the upcoming 2010 season. The team has been working out all summer to get ready for the upcoming campaign.

August 10, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Brown is a quiet leader

He is not a player of many words, but gives it 110 percent at all times while on the football field. This Tiger has played through injury, pain and many position changes, but he is always upbeat.

August 10, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Soldiers arrested after attack on crowd

Three enlisted soldiers from Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega were booked Monday morning on dozens of charges, including domestic terrorism, after authorities say they tossed explosive devices into a crowd of people in a Dawson County parking lot.

August 09, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Voting begins late

Due to a recount request at the state level, advance voting for Dawson County residents was delayed for several hours on Monday.

August 04, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government

Man drowns in home pool

Authorities have ruled the July 29 drowning of a 34-year-old Dawson County man an accident.

August 04, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

City council will not raise property taxes

Dawsonville officials voted Monday night to uphold one of the entity's longest-standing traditions - no property tax for city residents.

August 04, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government

Riverview welcomed

Angela Cooper and her children walked the halls of Riverview Elementary School on Sunday afternoon.

August 04, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

Team ready for rescues with horses

A mounted search and rescue unit with local headquarters in Dawson County is awaiting its first mission.

August 04, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

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