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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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It’s time for the second annual citizens academy

School is back in session, summer is almost over and fall is around the corner. With the arrival of fall comes time for the second annual Dawson County Citizens Academy.

September 02, 2009 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

On guard against flu

Dawson County school and safety officials are urging calm in the wake of the first confirmed case of H1N1 virus, or swine flu.

September 02, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education

Riverview beats Dawson in rivalry game

It was a battle until the final buzzer sounded. The Riverview Eagles and Dawson County Tigers were friends before and after the game, but during the game both teams slugged it out.

September 01, 2009 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Tigers fall to Indians

Dawson County traveled to Dahlonega last Friday night to play the Lumpkin County Indians in the opening game of the season for both clubs. The Indians rallied in the second half to pull off a 13-0 victory.

September 01, 2009 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Swine Flu confirmed in Dawson County

State health officials confirmed the first case of the H1N1 (Swine Flu) virus in Dawson County Wednesday afternoon.

August 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL

Trees with wet wounds

In the past two weeks, I have been asked three times about trees with wet wounds. The foul smelling liquid ooze from wounds in the bark or wood of various shade trees is known as slime flux or wetwood.

August 26, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Treatment court graduates five

Thursday was a day of celebration and the official marking of a new life for five people.

August 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | CRIME/COURTS

Suspected pot farmer arrested

A Dawson County man was arrested Monday afternoon after authorities say they found him tending to a crop of suspected marijuana in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area.

August 26, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Edwards tapped for state board

Dawson County's student health coordinator has been tapped to serve on a state panel charged with developing policies for handling reports of child abuse by school employees.

August 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

That dog’ll hunt

A year after he went raccoon hunting for the first time, a 13-year-old Dawson County boy is winning state awards for his new hobby.

August 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL

County opposes habitat proposal

Dawson County does not plan to join about a dozen other local governments in a habitat conservation plan for the Etowah River basin.

August 26, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Reservoir proposed for site in forest

Long before a federal judge threatened to limit water withdrawals from Lake Lanier, officials with the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority had begun making plans to build a reservoir in Dawson County.

August 26, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Eleanor Wallace Swafford

Eleanor Wallace Swafford, 60, of Marble Hill, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2009.

August 26, 2009 | | OBITUARIES

Ongoing crisis of no sense

Disclaimer: Though this is a serious issue with serious implications, large amounts of sarcasm are used in the following opinion. Sometimes it's better to laugh than to cry. Proceed at your own risk.

August 26, 2009 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

David Thomas Morris

David Thomas Morris, 38, of Dahlonega, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009.

August 26, 2009 | | OBITUARIES

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