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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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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

Region champions

Dawson County High School's girls' cross country team is the 2009 Region 8-AA champions.

November 03, 2009 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Seniors honored at football game

It was senior night at Tiger Stadium last Friday night. Head Coach Jeff Lee and his staff honored five young men who have dedicated the last four years to Tiger football.

November 03, 2009 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Boys' team finishes 4th in region

The Dawson County High School boys' cross country team is headed to the state meet in Carrollton this Saturday.

November 03, 2009 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Racers honored

Names like "Cannonball," "Slick" and "The Bomb" drove their ways into regional racing history Friday night when they were inducted as the 2009 Georgia Racing Hall of Fame class.

October 28, 2009 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

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