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Perdue bests Kingston in Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

July 23, 2014 | From DCN regional staff reports | Government

Funding shift helps chamber

Dawson County commissioners last week approved a measure that will help the local office of tourism and development pay its rent.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Goodwill opens

Judging from the line waiting for the doors to open and the steady customer flow all day, Dawson County residents have welcomed the opening of a new Goodwill store on Ga. 400.

July 23, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS

Lillian Dunn

Lillian Dunn, 87, of Dawsonville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Ronald Eugene Hastings

Ronald Eugene Hastings, 64, of Cumming, formerly of Summerfield, Fla., died July 13, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Mary Jo Fortune Kinney

Mary Jo Fortune Kinney, 48, of Dawsonville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Benny Anthony Mullinax

Benny Anthony Mullinax, 59, of Ellijay, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Adam Lee Stegall

Adam Lee Stegall, 27, of Lawrenceville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Bobby Joe Wofford

Bobby Joe Wofford, 80, of Cumming, died July 20, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Taxpayers on hook for ethics probe

In 1997, Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term where I served until 2002. It was a rewarding experience and I am proud of the good things we accomplished at the commission.

July 23, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

I always wonder what Granny would do

It had been four months since Granny had passed. Not a day had gone by that I hadn't thought of her.

July 23, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

James P. “Buck” Cheves Jr.

James P. "Buck" Cheves Jr., 90, of Dahlonega, died July 17, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Children learn flamenco dancing

Carmen Dauset Moreno, also known as the Spanish dancer Carmencita, originally from Spain, is known for making flamenco dancing popular in the U.S.

July 23, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education

Pruning in summer

Knowing when to prune different species of plants is a skill that many gardeners fail to grasp. Many plants have an optimal time or season when pruning should be done.

July 23, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

2nd arrest in church burglaries

A second suspect has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a string of church burglaries over the past several months.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

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Barbara Jean Turner

Barbara Jean Turner, 70, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009.

November 04, 2009 | | OBITUARIES

Weaver plans to keep pumpkins sprouting

It all started with a cardboard sign in his front yard that read, 'Pumpkins for sale.'

November 04, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education

Precinct plan goes to public

Consolidating Dawson County's eight polling locations will be the topic of discussion at a public hearing Friday morning.

November 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Deal says meeting ‘a beginning’

While a meeting between lawmakers from Georgia, Florida and Alabama did not end the tri-state water wars last Wednesday morning, U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, said it was a start.

November 04, 2009 | By Ashley Fielding DCN Regional Staff | Government

Pheasant shoot to benefit seniors

A time-honored European tradition comes to Dawsonville Dec. 12 with the Inaugural Dawson County European Pheasant Shoot at the Whitmire Farm on Goldmine Road.

November 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawson County Board of Commissioners regular meeting agenda

6 p.m. Thursday at city hall

November 04, 2009 | | Government

Ruby "Bobbie" Samples

Ruby "Bobbie" Samples, 79, of Cumming, died Oct. 28, 2009.

November 04, 2009 | | OBITUARIES

James E. "Jim" Chastain

James E. "Jim" Chastain, 76, of Marble Hill, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.

November 04, 2009 | | OBITUARIES

Desser M. Christopher

Desser M. Christopher, 84, of Braselton, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009.

November 04, 2009 | | OBITUARIES

Pearl Florence Chastain

Pearl Florence Chastain, 91, of Cumming, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009.

November 04, 2009 | | OBITUARIES

Catch-up with matching game

Again, I am apologetic to those who so kindly tell me that they read my columns. I am aware that I have been negligent for several weeks and have a good excuse for only one of those: I did spend a lazy one down at the Cape San Blas beach house. It was there that I thought of this way of describing the getaway time. Maybe you will find it interesting.

November 04, 2009 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

It’s changed from Drive to Vista

One thing the housing slowdown has given us is fewer cutely named subdivisions.

November 04, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Gardening tips for November

A November application of fertilizer is very beneficial to a lawn of cool-season grasses. It promotes root development without excessive top growth. With a strong root system, your lawn will be better able to withstand drought conditions next summer.

November 04, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Ex-meth addict warns students of dangers

Cari McDonald remembers the first time she smoked pot.

November 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education

Winter sports begin practicing for season

Basketball and middle school wrestling began practice during the past week. Coach Arron Haynes and his high school wrestling team began practice Monday, Nov. 2.

November 04, 2009 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

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