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Lady Tigers win first Elite Eight game

The Dawson County Lady Tigers bounced back from a 4-1 deficit to win their first game in the State Class AAA tournament Thursday afternoon at Columbus Softball Complex.

October 30, 2014 | By Michele Hester and Stephanie Woody | High School

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

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Word wiz wins bee

The best young spellers in town gathered last week for the school-wide bee, an hour-long alphabetical battle.

February 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

Ladies defeated by Fannin

The young Dawson County Lady Tigers basketball team continues to fight.

February 02, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Eighth graders getting hot

Riverview Middle School Head Coach Mark Thomason's eighth grade boys basketball team is getting hot at just the right time.

February 02, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Tough stretch ahead

The Tigers dropped an important Region 8A-AA game to Riverside Military Academy Monday night at the Ford E. Phillips gymnasium by a score of 52-41.

February 02, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

JV team wins two in a row

The Dawson County High School junior varsity boys basketball team won its second game in a row with a 40-34 win over Riverside Military Academy on Monday. Head Coach Wes Greer's team now stands at 7-6 on the season.

February 02, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Middle schoolers finish undefeated

The Dawson County Middle School eighth grade boys basketball team finished the regular season with an undefeated record, 10-0, with a 43-32 win over Union County last Monday, Jan. 25 in Dawsonville.

February 02, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Dawson County breaks ground on new courthouse

Tractors began moving dirt moments after Dawson County officials broke ground on a new courthouse and government center Thursday afternoon.

January 28, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government

Man publishes historical novel

J.M. Burt believes that if you're going to write a book, there ought to be a good story to tell.

January 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Haiti needs donations

Helping a victim of the earthquakes in Haiti can be as easy as turning on your computer or writing a check.

January 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Relay for Life kicks off in Dawson Thursday

A kick off for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life is scheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at Dawsonville city hall.

January 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Local thespians win national honors

Members of a local theater troupe were a tough act to follow at a national event where students competed for the Junior Theater Festival trophy.

January 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Program celebrates 14th year of service

In 2009 the senate of the United States signed a resolution designating January as National Mentoring Month.

January 27, 2010 | | Education

Teacher pay could be based on performance

Gov. Sonny Perdue is looking to change the way teachers get paid in Georgia, basing salaries on performance instead of tenure and advanced degrees.

January 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

Election board moves to new office

The U.S. Department of Justice has approved the county's request to combine precincts and create three voting locations in the county.

January 27, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government

Speeding promotion angers foe of park

The wording of a press release from the developer of a controversial motorsports park has at least one Dawson County resident up

January 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | BUSINESS

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