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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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Plenty of unions here

Some people tout our state because it is largely non-union.

August 12, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

August not a good time to plant trees

Normally, I write articles with suggestions on what gardeners should do, but this article is dedicated to what not to do in August.

August 12, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Act takes power away from you

My dad used to say: "Your freedom ends where my nose begins."

August 12, 2009 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

‘Road to Recovery’ provides transportation

Cancer patients receiving treatment at a nearby hospital or medical facility will soon have access to free transportation to and from their treatment site, with the help of efforts towards establishing an initiative of a national program in Dawson County, known as Road to Recovery.

August 12, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL

Man charged with child porn

A Dawsonville man faces nearly a dozen felony charges for sexual exploitation of children after he reportedly made contact with a teen over the Internet.

August 12, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Middle school teacher resigns following arrest

A Dawson County Middle School teacher has resigned following his arrest in Forsyth County last month on a felony drug charge.

August 12, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | CRIME/COURTS

Ex-cop pleads guilty

Dressed in an orange jumpsuit with his hands and feet shackled, former Dawson County Sheriff's Officer Kenneth Cannon admitted he impersonated a state patrol officer to illegally gather information on his ex-wife.

August 12, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

School starts back

With bookbags packed with pencils, paper and notebooks, more than 3,000 children began a new school year Monday in Dawson County.

August 12, 2009 | | Education

Workers facing furloughs

It wasn't an easy decision, but Dawson County's finance and budget staff is recommending employee furloughs beginning next month.

August 12, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Increase expected on 2009 tax bills

Homeowners can expect to pay between $200 and $300 more on their property taxes due to the cancellation of the state's homestead exemption for 2009.

August 12, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawson County Board of Commissioners

G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at city hall

August 12, 2009 | | Government

Camp aims to prepare students for middle school

Transitioning into middle school can be full of excitement, sadness and anxiety, all of which are emotions that each new student handles in his or her own way.

August 12, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Student art displayed at Hartsfield-Jackson airport

This summer presented a first time opportunity for many students at Robinson Elementary.

August 12, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

New tastes in town

While many counties and cities across north Georgia are struggling with businesses closing down, the city of Dawsonville is experiencing a surprising growth spurt.

August 12, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Berg to chair public defender council

Less than a year after his appointment to Governor Sonny Perdue's Public Defender Standards Council, Dawson County Commissioner Mike Berg has agreed to chair the board.

August 12, 2009 | | Government

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