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Pepper Pettit named Rotarian of the Year

It's not often that Pepper Pettit finds himself speechless.

July 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

County discusses millage rate

A meeting Thursday will be the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on a proposed increase to the county's millage rate.

July 02, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Board of education to open central registration location

The Dawson County Board of Education now has a one-stop location for school registration.

July 01, 2015 | David Renner | Education

School facilities director heads north

The Dawson County Board of Education is saying goodbye to a long-time employee.

July 01, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Truth never changes

About 30 years ago, when the Episcopal Church was debating whether or not to put their blessing on gay rights, I had the opportunity to dialogue with a young lesbian who was furious with me for my Biblical views against the lifestyle.

July 01, 2015 | Reader submitted | VIEWPOINT

Former UGA president heads back to Malibu

Dr. Michael Adams, former president of the University of Georgia, has announced he is returning to Pepperdine University, located in the wilds of Malibu, Calif., to become chancellor, effective Aug. 1.

July 01, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT

The landline: Mama’s last bastion of communication

Who ever created texting, thank you.

July 01, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Bagworm management

Are you having issues with distressed or dying evergreen trees in your landscape this year? Chances are you may have a bagworm infestation.

July 01, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Forsyth County man killed in weekend crash

A Forsyth County man was killed Saturday night as he attempted to pull onto Ga. 400 from Nightfire Drive.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Sparks fly for the 4th of July

The Independence Day celebration will once again rev into gear Saturday at Atlanta Motorsports Park with a fireworks display to wow spectators for miles away.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Inventions take shape

Dawson County Middle School was home to a symposium of inventors and out-of-this-world creations last week.

July 01, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund

Pauline Ivey couldn't afford to get a higher education, but she wanted to make sure others could.

July 01, 2015 | By Kristen Oliver DCN Regional Staff | Education

Hospitality Highway renamed for tourism pioneer

The north end of Ga. 400 will now be known as the Bill T. Hardman Hospitality Highway.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Local churches take stance on same-sex marriage

Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage drew both jeers and cheers, and was followed by ministers across the state taking the issue to the pulpit on Sunday morning.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Woman charged after alleged home invasion

A Forsyth County woman was arrested last week in connection with what authorities are calling a home invasion at a local mobile home park near Ga. 400.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

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Vandiver named president of Lanier Tech

Russell Vandiver, who has worked at Lanier Technical College for 34 years, was appointed the new president of the school Thursday afternoon.

September 03, 2010 | By Elizabeth Burlingame DCN regional staff | Education

Man in crash with tour bus dies

The elderly man involved in a collision with a tour bus in Dawson County Wednesday morning has died.

September 02, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

It’s a sermon to struggle with

Although I sometimes mention something about my personal religious beliefs and I often get "preachy" about civic responsibilities, this may be my first attempt to use my column to deliver a sermon.

September 01, 2010 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Dawson County Board of Commissioners

A. Roll call

September 01, 2010 | | Government

Ceremony planned for fire station

Fire service in Dawson County's Liberty community has come a long way from its roots almost four decades ago.

September 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government

Are you overmulching?

You can over mulch. Over-mulching is a serious problem responsible for the decline and death of many shallow rooted shrubs as well as large coniferous and deciduous trees.

September 01, 2010 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Finally, two consecutive months of positive revenue collections

Following the unprecedented downturn of the economy during the past two fiscal years, the positive revenue collections for June and July seem to signal a significant change in direction. But are two back-to-back months of positive revenue really good news?

September 01, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Gutherie joins county

With the downturn in the economy many businesses and individuals have had to reinvent themselves. We all have had to look for ways to cut back and to be more efficient with the limited resources that are available. Your local Dawson County government is no exception.

September 01, 2010 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Authorities probe possible stabbing

Authorities are investigating an apparent stabbing that left a 26-year-old man hospitalized Tuesday in critical condition.

September 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Regional development honors local mayor

Almost three decades have passed since Dawsonville Mayor Joe Lane Cox attended his first regional development meeting.

September 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government

Domestic terrorism charges dismissed

Domestic terrorism charges have been dropped against two local soldiers accused of tossing training grenades into a crowd last month.

September 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

‘You’re a team’

As Sgt. Steve Pamplin watched high school students arrive for class last week, he noticed something remarkable.

September 01, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

Talks on water to continue

Officials with the city of Dawsonville and Etowah Water and Sewer Authority said they made headway last week in discussions to resolve a months-long water service dispute.

September 01, 2010 | Frank Reddy | BUSINESS

Humane society presents audit

An auditor with a Marietta accounting firm gave the Dawson County Humane Society's finances a clean bill of health.

September 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government

Americans work more every year

When our country's financial deficit reaches into the trillions, it's hard to put such excessive government spending into perspective.

September 01, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

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