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Lady Tigers headed to playoffs

Dawson County High School Varsity Softball Coach Jimmy Pruett's Lady Tigers team is headed to the state playoffs.

October 13, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Tigers improve to 3-0

The last time Dawson County scored more than 50 points was during a 54-12 defeat of Fannin County on Nov. 9, 2012.

October 13, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Weather hinders times at River Run

The boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Lambert River Run at Chattahoochee River Park on Saturday.

October 13, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Indoor cockroach control

One insect that is universally loathed is the cockroach.

October 07, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

Two places, one lesson

Singapore was a very interesting place back in the late 80s. I travelled through there frequently working on a project that took me repeatedly from ...

October 07, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

How do you know what’s happening?

Ironically, my last column advised county residents to subscribe to our local newspapers as a good way to keep up with what's happening. But ...

October 07, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

Going to the barbershop more for company than a cut

Sitting in for Ronda this week is her husband, John Tinker... "Tink."

October 07, 2015 | | Lifestyle Columnists

This insomniac is jealous of those who get a good night’s sleep

I am deeply envious of those who get a full night's sleep.

October 07, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

Remembering a special group of Georgians in Iraq

What a difference a decade makes.

October 07, 2015 | | VIEWPOINT

River clean-ups planned on Amicalola, Etowah

Two events are planned within the next week to celebrate October as Clean Water month in Dawson County.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Crews moving dirt for new shopping center on Ga. 400

Crews began moving dirt on the second of two new shopping centers planned on Ga. 400 in Dawson County.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Smarter than a 10-year-old contest set for Tuesday

As adults, we'd all like to think we can remember the geography, history, language arts and math we learned so many years ago in ...

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Authorities investigating multiple break-ins at workshop

Investigators with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office are asking for help in identifying the two suspects that allegedly broke into a local workshop three ...

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Rotary recognizes student of the month

The Rotary Club of Dawson County's Student of the Month for September is Megan Morley, a fifth grader at Black's Mill Elementary.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Spirited cheer dad can’t hide his Tiger pride

Isaac Barnes showed up at his daughter's first cheer practice to help his wife teach the young cheerleaders a thing or two about football.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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Summer baseball over for some

Several age groups just completed their respective Dizzy Dean All-Star tournaments over the last few weeks. Teams representing Dawson County play in District 6. Both softball and baseball All-Stars did a great job at their tournaments, according to Dawson County Parks and Recreation.

Two teams qualified for the State Dizzy Dean tournament. Both the 7-year old and 8-year old baseball teams will play in the state tournament this month.

July 05, 2011 | Pam Jacobs | Parks & Recreation

Fourth, important day in history

The Fourth of July or "Independence Day" is the national day of the United States set aside to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This piece of paper declared our independence from Great Britain, and was signed by 56 great men who risked treason to create our great nation.

From that day on, the Fourth of July is one of, if not the most important day in American history.

June 29, 2011 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Barry Samples

Barry Samples, 57, died June 23, 2011.

Barry retired from Sawnee Electric after 28 years of service to the company.

June 29, 2011 | | OBITS

Joyce Elizabeth Spain

Joyce Elizabeth Spain, 67, of Dawsonville, died June 22, 2011.

Mrs. Spain was born Sept. 30, 1943 in Dawson County to the late R.B. and Ruby Whitmire.

June 29, 2011 | | OBITS

Rev. Harold Truelove

Rev. Harold Truelove, 82, of Dahlonega, died June 21, 2011.

Born Oct. 6, 1928 in White County to the late Lee and Vicie Truelove, he lived most of his life in Lumpkin County. For many years, he worked in dry wall and residential construction.

June 29, 2011 | | OBITS

James Millard Turner

James Millard Turner, 73, of Dawsonville, died June 21, 2011.

Born Oct. 6, 1937 in Little Rock, Ark. to the late Francis and Mable Turner, he had lived in Dawsonville since 1999, having moved from Dunwoody.

June 29, 2011 | | OBITS

County plans to settle with gun club

The nearly five-year saga over a controversial gun club, a dispute that has cost the county thousands of dollars in legal fees, could soon come to an end.

Last week, Dawson County commissioners said they anticipate settling the lawsuit with Richard Becker, owner of Etowah Valley Sporting Clays, as early as next month.

June 29, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

Ralston settles tax debt

A spokesman for Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston said the Blue Ridge Republican would have paid more than $1,300 in property taxes to Dawson County earlier if he had known about the debt.

Dawson County Tax Commissioner Linda Townley filed a lien for the amount, which includes penalties and interest, earlier this year on property owned by Ralston's wife.

June 29, 2011 | From staff reports | Government

Residents raise fuss over utility tower

Residents of a gated subdivision in southeastern Dawson County are angry about a utility tower recently erected without warning near their homes.

"Would you like to have that tower next your home? I want you to be honest with me. Would you want that in your backyard?" Ivan Ruiz asked representatives of Etowah Water and Sewer Authority last week.

June 29, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Golf tournament raises funds

On June 6 the Georgia Mountain Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, a group of active, retired and former military officers, sponsored a golf tournament at Lake Lanier Islands for Wounded Warriors (wounded service members of any war or conflict) to raise funds for Homes for Troops, Fisher House and Wounded Warrior Transition and related programs.

The chapter will donate over $30,000 to those programs.

June 29, 2011 | Reader submitted | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Beware of poisonous plants in the landscape

While most of us are familiar with common poisonous plants that cause dermatitis (skin irritations) such as poison ivy or poison oak, we fail to recognize common ornamental plants in the landscape that may cause internal poisoning when ingested.

Although most adults would not intentionally eat the leaves or fruit of ornamental plants in the landscape, young children or pets sometimes do.

June 29, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Daylilies inspire local woman

A local woman's passion for botany has bloomed into an obsession with one of nature's most diverse flowering plants.

In short, Dawsonville's Suzanne Franklin says daylilies "fascinate" her.

June 29, 2011 | By Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Memorial fund established for youth

A memorial fund has been set up for a 16-year-old who died June 6 after he was struck by a vehicle on Hwy. 53 near Dawsonville, while riding his skateboard.

Contributions may be made to the Tyler Seay Memorial Fund at any United Community Bank.

June 29, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Veteran markers will be put out Wednesday

Members of Etowah Masonic Lodge No. 222, Free & Accepted Masons, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 970, Dawsonville Lions Club and Dawson County Jaycees will be placing Veterans memorial markers today for this year's Independence Day in the City of Dawsonville.

The markers are to honor deceased men and women who have served honorably in one of the branches of military service.

June 29, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Local group aims to help veterans

The Vietnam Veterans of America's local chapter is offering a few new programs for families of veterans in case of emergencies.

The chapter is providing a planning guide to help with the planning and decision making of the funeral and burial services. The guide includes simple steps to prepare for the end of life event, a list of important documents needed when arranging the funeral and information on burial benefits.

June 29, 2011 | By Morgan Bennett For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL

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