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Lanier Technical College nominates students for award

Lanier Technical College instructors have nominated 16 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the college's GOAL program.

October 29, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education

Red Ribbon Week will focus on drug awareness

More than 1,500 schools across Georgia are setting aside time this week to celebrate drug-free students.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Grow giant pumpkins

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of fall? If you're like most people, chances are you think of turning leaves and pumpkins. From carving Jack-o-lanterns for Halloween, to harvest-themed displays, to lattes, pumpkins are an integral part of autumn in America.

October 29, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

It’s OK for family to have different interests

I woke up one Saturday with the desperate urge to get my hair done. It had only been six months - I am terrible about not scheduling regular hair appointments, especially when most of the time, my hair is pulled up in a ponytail on top of my head.

October 29, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

A salute to one trying to make this world better

A wise man once said that our only reason for occupying space on this earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not enough of us will. Len Pagano is an exception.

October 29, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

City to form Historic Preservation Commission

After reviewing an ordinance regarding the city's historical preservation, one city council member has decided to expand the role.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | Government

Local authorities urge caution this Halloween

With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, there are sure to be tricks and treats for everyone.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Man accused of killing cellmate will undergo mental evaluation

A Dawsonville man accused of murdering his cellmate in the Hall County Jail will be evaluated for mental competency.

October 29, 2014 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS

SPLOST, governor’s race on Tuesday’s ballot

Proponents for extending the county's 1-cent sales tax for six more years hope their campaign mail-outs, speaking engagements and social media presence to promote a "yes" vote resonates at the polls.

October 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Luncheon on Saturday celebrates art

Preparations are under way for the eighth annual Lunch at an Artful Table fundraiser for the Dawson County Arts Council.

October 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Rotary Club named volunteer of the year

Rotary Club of Dawson County was recently named Volunteer of the Year by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association for building a waterpark, Rotary Island, at Rock Creek Park.

October 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Barry Andrew Harness

Barry Andrew Harness, 58, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 24, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Sherman Lee “Tank” Heaton

Sherman Lee "Tank" Heaton, 79, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 22, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Betty Reid Martin

Betty Reid Martin, 80, of Cumming, died Oct. 20, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Annie Etheleen Pilcher

Annie Etheleen Pilcher, 82, of Cumming, died Oct. 21, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

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State budget continues to be the focus

Based on state revenues, Georgia's government is 25 percent smaller than it was two and a half years ago. In order to meet the demands of our state's growing population, we are finding ways to do more with less. To that end, the Budget Task Force released their recommendations to the Senate this week on new ways to cut state spending.

March 24, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Track teams compete at invitational

Last Tuesday the Dawson County girls track team set two new school records in the pole vault and 3,200-meters. Head Coach Arron Haynes Lady Tigers' team also picked up a win over Fannin County, 93-38.

March 23, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Ladies team 4-3-1 overall

St. Patrick's Day wasn't kind to the Dawson County varsity girls' soccer team.

March 23, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Soccer season off to great start

The boys' soccer team continues to play well with wins over North Forsyth and Rabun County last week. With the two wins, Dawson is currently 6-2 overall and 2-0 in Area play.

March 23, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Golfers have busy week on the green

It was a busy week for the Dawson County boys and girls golf teams.

March 23, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Clerk of Courts resigns from office

In what local officials say was an unexpected turn of events, Dawson County's clerk of court resigned Thursday.

March 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

City to discuss peanut peddlers

Dawsonville officials may crack down on peanut peddlers during a March 22 work session.

March 17, 2010 | Frank Reddy | BUSINESS

IRS looks into clerk of courts

The Internal Revenue Service has opened a case on Dawson County Clerk of Court Becky McCord, authorities said Monday.

March 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

DOT unveils new plan

Representatives with the state Department of Transportation say proposed changes to the bustling Ga. 400-Hwy. 53 crossing could be the first of their kind in Georgia.

March 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government

School districts to change

The Dawson County Board of Education is moving forward with plans to redraw attendance zones to make way for the district's fourth elementary school.

March 17, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

No outlet for theft

Larry Taffar was working in his garden March 9 when he noticed two men sprint past his house behind the outlet mall.

March 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Georgia’s doing better than most states during these tough times

When we are looking at all the red ink in the FY 2010 Budget, it is very difficult to find ways of dispensing hope. In spite of the difficulties, I'll try my best.

March 17, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Working for residents in legislature

For those who can't come to Atlanta to see first-hand how the state legislature operates, I'd like to take this opportunity to explain how business works under the Gold Dome.

March 17, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Martha Annette Shelton

Martha Annette Shelton, 62, of Cumming, died Friday, March 12, 2010.

March 17, 2010 | | OBITUARIES

‘Uncle Dell’ will be back on television

Dawson County resident Dell Conner is making a History Channel appearance March 22 on a television show where two hosts scour the country for antiques and collectibles.

March 17, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

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