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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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No stimulus money for 2012

FY 2010 and 2011 budgets couldn't have been balanced without getting some of our hard-earned taxpayer dollars back from the federal government. That's the only thing that kept a lot of elected officials from the dreaded task of raising taxes. Raising taxes in good times is risky business for elected officials; in bad times it's a death wish.

June 23, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

American taxpayers under siege

While the steady stream of illegal immigrants continues to flood American streets, our country's leaders do nothing more than offer a political nod to securing our borders.

June 23, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Squinting through some political fogs

As most of you know, I seldom dabble in politics in this column. For one thing, my own political views often differ from those of many of my friends and relatives, and, since I am not likely to change anyone's mind, why provoke? But this week, I felt an urge to drop a few comments.

June 23, 2010 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Kayla Elizabeth Tate weds Nakia Paul Wood

Kayla Elizabeth Tate and Nakia Paul Wood were married at sunset June 11, 2010 on the beach at Myrtle Beach, S.C.

June 23, 2010 | | Weddings

NASCAR ‘godfather’ mourned

In December 1947, a group of men gathered inside a smoky conference room in Daytona Beach, Fla. to create the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, or NASCAR.

June 23, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

State buys ‘critical link’

State leaders got a glimpse last week of 469 recently-acquired acres that will provide a geographic link between portions of the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management area.

June 23, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government

Market opens for season

Shoppers looking for fresh seasonal produce have four days a week to take advantage of farmers' markets in downtown Dawsonville.

June 23, 2010 | Frank Reddy | BUSINESS

Candidates square off at forum on Thursday

A political forum tomorrow night will be the first public arena for the county's 10 clerk of courts candidates to square off on the issues.

June 23, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government

Charges likely in wreck

A Dawson County employee involved in a June 15 fatal wreck near Veterans Memorial Park could face charges in connection with the incident, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

June 23, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

‘Celebrity’ Waiter event serves up fun

Fourteen local "celebrities" traded their business suits and briefcases for aprons and serving trays last week to raise more than $3,000 during the second annual Dawson County Family Connection Celebrity Waiter breakfast.

June 23, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Local woman given scholarship

A Dawson County Chick-fil-A employee was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship for her service, academic excellence and leadership in the community.

June 23, 2010 | | Education

Crossroads changes name

Big plans for Dawson County's alternative school are moving forward.

June 23, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

Outlets a mecca for north Georgia

A North Georgia economist and forecaster said June 10 that residents must invest in the Dawson County medicine to see a recovery.

June 23, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Family earns certification

A local couple and their adult son recently took four hours out of their busy schedules to take part in a statewide initiative to become Certified Work Ready.

June 23, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Dawson County Board of Commissioners

L. New business

June 23, 2010 | | Government

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