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Lady Tigers bow out of state tourney

The Dawson County Lady Tigers varsity girls' basketball team bowed out of the state tournament after falling 70-64to Laney High School in Augusta Tuesday night.

February 26, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Cold injury in plants

The winter storm of the past week has led to many shrubs and trees damaged in home landscapes.

February 25, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

In praise of…well, praise

I have often marveled how teachers could do it. Not just the keeping a classroom of children occupied or trying to keep track of how many kids have gone to the restroom, either. I have always been in awe of those good teachers who really inspire their students to learn.

February 25, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

You don’t know much about history? This test is for you

As you may have heard, some of our intrepid public servants under the Gold Dome are unhappy with the Advanced Placement U.S. History test and the College Board which administers the tests.

February 25, 2015 | For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Winter weather won’t slow the Senate down

Georgia was greeted on President's Day with frigid temperatures that lasted throughout the week.

February 25, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Local authorities search for man in CVS robbery

Authorities are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect from an armed robbery at CVS in Dawsonville last week.

February 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Cold front rolls in again

Just barely a week after ice and freezing rain downed an estimated 1,000 trees and left nearly a half inch of ice on surfaces across the county, Dawson County is once again bracing for a new wintry mix that is predicted to dump an estimated four inches of snow on the region.

February 25, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Annual gala honors chamber’s members

Despite the blustering winds and snow flurries last Friday, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce celebrated business in the style of the roaring 20s.

February 25, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS

County names planning director

County officials last week announced that a new planning and development director has been named.

February 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

City elections put on hold

With just one candidate qualifying for a city council seat, the City of Dawsonville will not be holding an election to fill the recently-appointed seat in March.

February 25, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Annual Leap for Literacy set for Saturday

As cold as it has been recently, you'd think the community would be running toward warmer locales.

February 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Bobby Dean Bagby

Bobby Dean Bagby, 54, of Zeeland, Mich., formerly of Silver City, died Feb. 12, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS

Foster “Gene” Bennett

Foster "Gene" Bennett, 86, of Cumming, died Feb. 19, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS

Roger Ben Gilleland

Roger Ben Gilleland, 82, died Feb. 19, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS

Harold L. Harkness

Harold L. Harkness, 81, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 21, 2015.

February 25, 2015 | | OBITS

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4 wrestlers qualify for sectionals

The Dawson County wrestling team competed in the Area Wrestling Championships last Friday and Saturday at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville. Head Coach Arron Haynes' team was able to qualify four wrestlers for this weekend's sectionals, which will be held at Jefferson High School.

February 09, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Ladies fall to Union

The Dawson County varsity Lady Tigers maintained a lead for three quarters, but just couldn't hang on as the team dropped its fifth straight game with a 68-50 loss to Union County last Friday night in Blairsville.

February 09, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

8th grade Lady Tigers end season

Head Coach Nichole Green's eighth grade Lady Tiger basketball team made it to the Mountain League Championship semi-finals before being eliminated by Fannin County Middle School last Friday night. The Lady Tigers began the tournament, held in Pickens County, with a close 34-29 win over Union County Middle School. Emily Ayers led all Dawson scorers with 13 points. Ayers was followed in scoring by Madison Shope with seven points, on two, big 3-point shots, Alison Honea and Brooke Duffy added six points apiece, and Hannah Moye contributed two points. "We did very well," said Green. "It was a tough ...

February 09, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Tigers defeat Panthers

Dawson County has a strangle hold over Union County. The Tigers defeated Union for the ninth consecutive time last Friday night in Blairsville. Behind the great offensive performance by Stephen Scaife and Tyler Dominy, with 26 and 25 points respectively, the Tigers captured a 66-46 win over their archrivals Union County.

February 09, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Tigers win championship

The Dawson County Middle School eighth grade boys basketball team are champions of the North Georgia Mountain League.

February 09, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

7th graders play in tourney

The seventh grade Riverview Middle School Lady Eagles won its first game of the Mountain League Tournament, 34-11, over Clear Creek on Feb. 1 at Pickens County Middle School.

February 09, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Moye to leave Lanier Tech for job in Macon

Lanier Tech President Mike Moye will leave his post of eight years this month to become president of Central Georgia Technical College in Macon.

February 04, 2010 | | Education

When the people speak, Georgia’s Legislators listen

Unlike Washington D.C., when the people of Georgia speak, Georgia's Legislators listen.

February 04, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Legislative focus on jobs continues

Moving into the third week of session, we continue to focus on the legislature's role in job growth for Georgia.

February 04, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

People helping out in the community

For the hundreds who did not attend the "Black and White Affair" and who may think of those honored at the annual Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Gala as just upper-echelon business executives, let me assure you that they are truly down-to-earth, hard-working residents. In truth, much of the work for which they were recognized benefits Dawson County in general, not just their own businesses.

February 04, 2010 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

People who shape our lives

I was in Central Florida recently and someone suggested I take a couple of minutes and drive through the town of Celebration.

February 04, 2010 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Learn to handle weeds

It has been said, a weed is simply a plant growing out of place. For some people a watermelon may be called a weed if it is growing in a rose garden. I for one would simply eat the watermelon while looking at the roses.

February 04, 2010 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

France thanks veteran

One of Dawson County's own was among 10 World War II veterans from the Southeastern United States honored last week in Atlanta.

February 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Addison Tess Meeks

Baby Addison Tess Meeks, of Cumming, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2010.

February 03, 2010 | | OBITS

Two charged in theft

Authorities say a longtime employee took nearly $82,000 over the last 10 months from the Dawson County Clerk of Court's office.

February 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

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