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Tigers fall to Blessed Trinity

The Tigers Cinderella season has come to an end.

November 27, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Tigers outlast Pickens, fall to Rabun

Dawson County started the 2015-2016 season with a 63-41 win over Pickens County last week in Dawsonville.

November 25, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Ladies open season 2-0

The reigning Region 7-AAA champion Dawson County Lady Tigers opened the season last week with two big wins over traditionally strong teams.

November 25, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

A real western Thanksgiving

A grey gloomy sky dropped suddenly over the jagged edges of the Zailiysky Alatu Mountains sending a chilling reminder that winter was now enveloping Almaty ...

November 25, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

Can we really say ‘Happy Thanksgiving?’

'Tis the season to be thankful. Really?

November 25, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

There’s still plenty to be thankful for

"What was Thanksgiving like when you were a little girl?" Cole asked as I was making plans for this week.

November 25, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Police: Man set fire over bad drug deal

Authorities are saying a Dawsonville man was so mad after a drug deal that he walked to a neighbor's home where he poured gasoline ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Dawson County embracing ‘great opportunity’ in state quarterfinal

Riding the wave of its most successful season in school history, the Dawson County High football team will host No. 2 Blessed Trinity on Friday ...

November 25, 2015 | By David Thackham DCN regional staff, | SPORTS

Thanksgiving feast free to everyone

Preparations are in place for anyone wanting to celebrate the holidays with a hearty feast this Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Realignment in works for grades 6-12

A proposal to realign 6th-12th grades in the Dawson County School System are in the works with plans for the change to begin as early ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Date set for rescheduled sheriff’s candidate debate

Organizers have set a date to reschedule a recently canceled sheriff's candidate debate.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Commissioners deny slaughterhouse zoning

A family that has spent more than $50,000 on equipment in preparation of opening a butchery and slaughterhouse on the east side of the ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Georgia, Florida mention mediation as step to solve water wars

Georgia and Florida may be inching closer to settling a water sharing lawsuit, as court records show lawyers for both sides are talking about mediation.

November 25, 2015 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL

Chase Elliott wins ‘Most Popular Driver’ for second consecutive season

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott has once again been voted one of NASCAR's most popular drivers.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

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Myrtle Lois Guest

Myrtle Lois Guest, 78, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 26, 2011.

Born June 2, 1933 in Lithia Springs to the late Henry and Cora Belle Cochran, she had lived in Dawson County for more than 30 years having moved from Forsyth County.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS

Laddie H. Long

Laddie H. Long, 82, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 30, 2011.

Mr. Long was born April 12, 1929 in Lincoln County to the late George and Marie Long.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS

Donna Jean Edgil

Donna Jean Edgil, 73, of Cumming, died Sept. 28, 2011.

She attended River of Life Church of God.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS

Eula Idelle Evans

Eula Idelle Evans, 96, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 28, 2011.

Born Dec. 15, 1914 in Hall County to the late Ode and Ommie Kemp Elliott, she lived most of her life in Dawson County. A homemaker at her death, for many years she and her husband owned and operated a poultry farm.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS

Eula Belle Grant

Eula Belle Grant, 91, of Gainesville, died Oct. 2, 2011.

Born Oct. 5, 1919 in Hall County to the late Joseph Benjamin and Fannie Pearl Robinson, she lived most of her life in Dawson and Forsyth counties.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS

Hazel Castleberry

Hazel Castleberry, 70, of Dahlonega, died Sept. 29, 2011.

Born Nov. 11, 1940 to the late J.W. and Mary Helton, she lived most of her life in Dawson County before moving to Lumpkin County in 2006.

October 05, 2011 | | OBITS

Morgan Freeman is uninformed or ill informed

I've been a Morgan Freeman fan as long as he has been a Hollywood movie star. I was shocked to see him play the "race card" in a recent interview just last week. During his interview he referred to the Tea Party as being "racist."

He has just been the latest to climb on the "race-card bandwagon."

October 05, 2011 | By Reader Submitted | LETTERS/COLUMNS

English can be a strange language

We who have spoken English all our lives take many of its oddities for granted, but even natives will find some of these interesting. They are some more "gleanings" from various e-mails.

For example, see how many of these you can read correctly the first time:

October 05, 2011 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Election registration deadline is Tuesday

Residents living in the city of Dawsonville have until Tuesday to register if they plan to vote in the Nov. 8 municipal election.

Registration is available at the Dawson County Elections and Voter Registration Office, located at the intersection of Academy Avenue and Maple Street in downtown Dawsonville.

October 05, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Skeeter doesn’t care much for due process for terrorists

Everybody needs a guru. Someone you can go to whenever you find yourself stuck on the horns of a moral dilemma.

Some climb the mountain tops of Nepal to sit before an old guy wrapped in a bed sheet and listen to him prattle about inner beauty.

October 05, 2011 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Fall charity sale to benefit nonprofits

It's time for nonprofits to again sign up for the Belk Charity Sale.

The fundraiser is held twice a year, in the spring and fall, with the next shopping event set for 6 to 10 a.m. Nov. 5.

October 05, 2011 | By Crystal Ledford DCN regional staff | BUSINESS

Students tour local detention center

Freshman honors students recently had the opportunity to tour the Dawson County Law Enforcement Center.

The Sept. 22 trip was a part of the Building Educated Students for Tomorrow program at Dawson County High and gave the students the opportunity to see how the center functions.

October 05, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. | Education

Dawson County Board of Commissioners voting session agenda

A. Roll call

B. Opening presentation: Doris Cook, chairwoman of Dawson Against Substance Abuse

October 05, 2011 | | Government

Unwanted houseguest

Every fall I will receive calls from homeowners with the problem of squirrels in the attic. At first the person may think there is a rat chewing on the inside of the attic, but after days of hearing sounds, they discover the problem is squirrels.

A squirrel is really not a rat, but once squirrels begin to live and play in your attic, it can be as bad as any rat. Squirrels in the attic will not only keep you up at night, they can also cause damage to your home by eating holes in walls and wires.

October 05, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Annual competition aids literacy program

For the last two years, members of the Dawson County Woman's Club proved they are indeed smarter than a 10-year-old.

On Tuesday, teams will have the chance to see if they also are during the annual Are you Smarter than a 10-Year-Old competition. The event benefits Reading Education Association of Dawson County, or READ, a local, literacy group that aims to improve young lives through education.

October 05, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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