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Tanner named legislator of the year

Rep. Kevin Tanner was recently named legislator of the year by the Brain Injury Association of Georgia for his work on a resolution that could transfer additional funding to help those with traumatic brain injuries.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

There is no such thing as perfect

Perfection is really elusive. Sure, we all want perfect - the perfect body, the perfect smile, the perfect house - and sometimes, we have those moments of perfect, even briefly.

July 30, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Donald Webster Martin

Donald Webster Martin, 75, of Cumming, died July 25, 2014.

July 30, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Ruby G. Nelson

Ruby G. Nelson, 85, of Cumming, died July 25, 2014.

July 30, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Edward “Ed” Reeves

Edward "Ed" Reeves, 89, of Dawsonville, died July 24, 2014.

July 30, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Salary study finds pay lagging in Dawson

A recent salary study commissioned by Dawson County found there are positions within the government that are below the recommended minimum pay level compared to neighboring jurisdictions.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Authority closes on park land

The Downtown Development Authority has closed on a loan to buy 18 acres behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex for a planned city park.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

History preserved

Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting began more than 180 years ago, meeting for summer revival after local men paid $1 for the 40-acre lot.

July 30, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL

Families gear up for back to school

Children are ready to see their friends again while parents gear them up for school, which starts back next week.

July 30, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education

Beware of new fruit fly

Gardeners who grow fruit crops need to be on the lookout. There is a new invasive intruder that may cause frustration to backyard fruit growers - the spotted wing drosophila.

July 30, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister Extension agent | Lifestyle Columnists

Memories of Russian radishes

About this time of year, along the Russian Black Sea coast, radishes can be found in abundance at the open air markets and in all restaurants.

July 30, 2014 | By Charlie Auvermann | Lifestyle Columnists

School revises weapon policies

The Dawson County Board of Education is reviewing new policies that will allow employees to evaluate possession of what was once classified as "weapons" on a case-by-case basis.

July 30, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Who is the outsider in senate race?

The U.S. Senate race this November between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue will be one of the more unusual campaigns we have witnessed in Georgia. Neither has held public office and both are anxious to portray themselves as the ultimate "outsider."

July 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Edna Dale Ingram

Edna Dale Ingram, 88, of Warner Robins, died July 22, 2014.

July 30, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Doris Maffucci

Doris Maffucci, 69, of Dawsonville, died July 23, 2014.

July 30, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

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Community Clean Up scheduled for this month

Keep Dawson County Beautiful and the Dawson County Marshal's Office encourage everyone to participate in this year's second collaborative district-wide community clean up event Nov. 21.

November 11, 2009 | | LOCAL

Circus featured acrobats, clowns

Kids of all ages were in awe last weekend when the World Renowned Blanstar Circus rolled into town.

November 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Christmas is coming fast

Quick - get that Jack O' Lantern out of the way, put the turkey and Pilgrim decorations out and back quickly, line store shelves with gifts and Christmas decor, and tune up the carols and Santa music.

November 11, 2009 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Browse stores in local area

In a few retail stores, the Christmas decorations are already going up. The holiday season, like it or not, is upon us.

November 11, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Blessed with rocks

One thing Dawson County is blessed with is rocks.

November 11, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

SleeveCo purchases chamber property

One of Dawson County's largest employers plans to expand its operation and create 15 to 20 new jobs in the next year.

November 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Suspect held after chase, manhunt

A Dawsonville man with an extensive criminal history is being held without bond following a chase and brief manhunt last week.

November 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Schools earn Title I honor

All three Dawson County elementary schools - Black's Mill, Kilough and Robinson - have been named Title I Distinguished Schools.

November 11, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education

Identity crisis

Some say the Millers run a hospice for wayward animals.

November 11, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Little interest in polling change

Glenda Ferguson said she was surprised no one wanted to speak at a recent public hearing on plans to consolidate the county's voting precincts.

November 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawson County Board of Commissioners Work Session Agenda

4 p.m. Thursday at city hall

November 11, 2009 | | Government

Middle school student named essay winner

Thirteen-year-old Michael Putlak was a young man on a mission when he sat down to pen an essay on Veterans Day.

November 11, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education

Youth aids seniors

One local young man found a unique way to work toward his Eagle Scout rank, while at the same time helping seniors, shut-ins and those with special needs.

November 11, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education

United Way worried about reaching goal

Just two months into the 2010 campaign, United Way for Dawson County officials are saying they are concerned about reaching a $100,000 goal.

November 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Dawson County man killed in North Hall wreck

A Dawson County man died early Thursday morning in a single-vehicle wreck in North Hall County.

November 11, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr DCN Regional Staff | CRIME/COURTS

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