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Greenhouses open

After nearly two decades of work and the efforts of three teachers, Dawson County High School has a new greenhouse facility.

August 20, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Commissioner questions annexation

A request to annex nearly 37 acres into Dawsonville has one Dawson County commissioner questioning the motives of city leaders.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Retail development expected to surge

At least six retail shops, including three restaurants, have contracts or commitments in place to be among the first to open in a new commercial development on Ga. 400.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Cream still often rises to the top

Not many people nowadays are familiar with whole milk, in which the richest part does indeed rise to the top of the container.

August 20, 2014 | Helen Taylor Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Man charged under new state law

A 20-year-old Dawsonville man is the first to be charged locally under a new state law that prohibits sending sexually explicit photographs without the consent of the person depicted.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Report details use of force incident

Personnel documents released by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office detail the use-of-force incident that resulted in the firing of a jail sergeant earlier this month.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Jewell Strickland

Jewell Strickland, 92, of Dawsonville died Aug. 16, 2014.

August 20, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Lucille Lowman

Lucille Lowman, 92, of Dawsonville died Aug. 16, 2014.

August 20, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Festival on tap this weekend for music, beer

Be on the lookout for food, drinks and fun this weekend as the downtown area plays host to the second annual Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

One letter not enough to polish liberal credentials

Rap. Rap. Rap.

August 20, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Education is anything but elementary

I never thought I would be one to homeschool my child.

August 20, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Rotary Island set to open next week

Rotary Island at Rock Creek Park will be open for the Labor Day weekend.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Townley honored for service

Etowah Water and Sewer Authority recently recognized one of its board members for a quarter-century of service.

August 20, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Middle school team hits back in double header

Coach Jeff Compton got a great look at his Dawson County Middle School softball team last Friday.

August 19, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Girls take two

Offensively, the Lady Tigers softball team is on fire.

August 19, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

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New laws could soon take effect

This week marked the governor's deadline for signing and vetoing bills. With his signature, these measures will become law either immediately or upon the new Fiscal Year, beginning July 1.

May 20, 2009 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Spring sports hold banquets

The spring sports teams held their end of year banquets over the last two weeks.

May 20, 2009 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Ladies place at state

Christine Parker and Madalyn Walters both placed in the Girls State Track Meet held last Thursday through Saturday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.

May 20, 2009 | Pam Jacobs | High School

A community that cares

Sometimes, a band-aid is not enough to make the pain go away after a young child falls off his or her bicycle, and it's certainly not a safety precaution to protect children from unintentional injuries such as bicycle accidents.

May 20, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Options for medical care expand

The growing number of residents who lack health insurance and the money to pay for medical care have a new option that's nearly as good as a house call.

May 20, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Budget may revert to ’08 level

There are no new positions, vehicles or cost of living adjustments in the proposed three-year budget presented to the Dawson County commission last week.

May 20, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Seniors ready to move on

Dawson County High School will bid farewell this weekend to the class of 2009.

May 20, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Swinging into summer

Keziah Newton couldn't be bothered last Friday afternoon.

May 20, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Raising high school standards to meet needs

Children are our most important resource. Educating them is the best use of our tax dollars. Over 56 percent of our state budget goes toward education. As a member of the House Higher Education Committee and the Appropriations Subcommittee for Education (K-12), I am expected to keep up with what is happening educationally in other states, as well as in Georgia.

May 20, 2009 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Travis R. Puckett

Travis R. Puckett, 63, of Dawsonville and formerly of Buford, died Saturday, May 16, 2009.

May 20, 2009 | | OBITUARIES

Lillie Marie Mincey

Lillie Marie Mincey, 73, of Cumming, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009.

May 20, 2009 | | OBITUARIES

Joseph V. "Ski" Bojarski

Joseph V. "Ski" Bojarski, 60, of Dawsonville, died Saturday, May 16, 2009.

May 20, 2009 | | OBITUARIES

Contrasts may enliven thought processes

It's a foregone conclusion; contrasts attract attention. It's also a possibility, though not necessarily so, that they engender new ways of looking at things.

May 20, 2009 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Old pans take you back

We have a pretty kitchen at our house. We've got a big stove that has a convection oven. We haven't learned how to convect, but when we do, we supposedly have an oven that will do it.

May 20, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Answers to questions you may have wanted to ask

Each month I receive hundreds of calls from gardeners with questions ranging from how to keep deer out of a garden to disease control in a home lawn. A few questions you may have thought about, but never got around to asking are as follows:

May 20, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

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