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Chris Hamby has been named the valedictorian and Kara Hafermalz the salutatorian for Dawson County High School's class of 2014.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education

New school calendar set

After five years of fewer school days, Dawson County will finally see a full calendar.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Egg hunt expected to bring fun, donations

An eagerly anticipated, family-friendly tradition will be happening once again in Dawson County.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

New students set to enter schools

Smiling parents and apprehensive children were seen coming in and out of the Rock Creek Park gym April 11.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Marjorie Stowers Bishop

Marjorie Stowers Bishop, 96, of Dawsonville, died April 11, 2014.

April 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Eldon O. Miller

Eldon O. Miller, 74, of Dawsonville, died April 9, 2014.

April 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

A lesson in friendship

"Mama, can I talk to you?" Cole asked me quietly one evening.

April 16, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Edith Angela Ashe Pirkle

Edith Angela Ashe Pirkle, 90, of Cumming, died April 9, 2014.

April 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Bo Callaway will be missed

Most young Georgians have never heard of Bo Callaway, a gentleman from Georgia.

April 16, 2014 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Business community thanks top teachers

The local business community last week paid tribute to the county's top teachers.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Hydrangea bloom colors

Hydrangeas are a staple in most southern gardens. Bigleaf hydrangeas, also known as Japanese, French and snowball hydrangeas, bloom in colors of blue, pink or different shades in between. Did you know that the bloom color of hydrangea can be changed?

April 16, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Remember what Easter is all about

I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.

April 16, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

April a multi-faceted month

April is traditionally known for showers, blooming trees and shrubs and early flowers. We have had our share of those (including the pollen) and are enjoying the "popping out" beauty.

April 16, 2014 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Chase wins again

Downtown Dawsonville is not typically known for its loud nightlife. Except when there's a NASCAR race on TV and native son Chase Elliott is celebrating in victory lane.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Gibbs signs on as new school chief

After a 14-day waiting period, the Dawson County school system officially has a new superintendent.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education

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No vacancy at shelter

Employees and volunteers at the Dawson County Humane Society are considering hanging a "no vacancy" sign on the front door.

August 19, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Board may approve furloughs

The Dawson County commission will consider Thursday whether to make county employees take Sept. 4 and four other unpaid "days of rest" this year.

August 19, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Herb growing basics

Herbs are great for the novice gardener. They grow quickly, and most can tolerate a range of soil conditions. Plus, many are naturally pest-resistant.

August 19, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Board of Commissioners regular meeting agenda

6 p.m. Thursday, city hall

August 19, 2009 | | Government

Teachers graduate from academy

Recently, Dawson County's Cassandra Tallant and Jennifer Wooten completed graduation requirements for the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Teacher Academy.

August 19, 2009 | | Education

Nurse, nutrition program awarded

Just before school started, Leigh Ann Bagley took a trip to New York City where she was presented with an award based on efforts made to promote wellness and healthier life choices among students, faculty and staff at Black's Mill Elementary School.

August 19, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

When a daughter goes off to college

When you have children, there are those memorable moments that are etched in your mind. You remember their first steps, the first time they babble something that sounds like "Daddy," their first day of school and the list goes on and on.

August 19, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Georgians will be without drinking water

Recently, a federal judge ruled that metro Atlanta residents have no right to tap Lake Lanier for their drinking water. Because that function was not originally authorized when the lake was built 50 years ago, 3 million people could be without a single source of water if a compromise with Florida and Alabama is not reached within three years.

August 19, 2009 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Defendants want lawsuit dismissed

The parties named in a lawsuit aimed at blocking plans for a motorsports country club in western Dawson County hope a judge will dismiss the matter next month.

August 19, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Jethel W. Chumbley

Jethel W. Chumbley, 91, of Dawsonville, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009.

August 19, 2009 | | OBITUARIES

Eating breakfast, solving problems

They talk about politics, the weather, their families and anything else that comes to mind.

August 19, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Club moves forward

An information-gathering meeting last Thursday brought together almost two dozen volunteers interested in forming an Optimist Club in Dawson County.

August 19, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Reverse raffle tickets on sale at the chamber

One of the most anticipated events of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce for the past seven years, the Reverse Raffle, will be held on Aug. 27.

August 19, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS

Second terror suspect found guilty

A federal judge set an October sentencing date for a Dawsonville man convicted of conspiring to provide support to terrorists after the man's co-defendant was found guilty of similar charges last Wednesday.

August 19, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr DCN Regional Staff | CRIME/COURTS

Rev. Lee Westbrook

Rev. Lee Westbrook, 87, of Dawsonville, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009.

August 19, 2009 | | OBITUARIES

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