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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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Plan for reservoir proceeds

Local officials are surprised at the pace with which the Atlanta City Council is moving on a proposal to sell 10,000 acres in Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area.

September 16, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Picnic draws crowd

Dawson County bid farewell to summer Sept. 8 during the 13th annual Community Picnic at Amicalola Falls State Park.

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS

Day care owner seeks longer lease

The operator of a local day care is holding out hope the Dawson County commission will vote to extend her lease Thursday.

September 16, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Organization for parents, teachers and students

Dawson County resident Karen Armstrong knows the importance of a solid education for the county's children, as well as the importance of parent and community involvement within the school system.

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education

Sign up for library card

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and Chestatee Regional Library System wants to make sure that all children in Lumpkin and Dawson counties have the smartest card of all - a library card.

September 16, 2009 | | Education

Local graduates from academy

Jason M. Blackwell recently graduated from the GPSTC Regional Police Academy in Athens.

September 16, 2009 | | Government

Dawson County Board of Commissioners

A. Roll Call

September 16, 2009 | | Government

Citizens Academy enters second year

Do you want to know how your government works? Residents are invited to go behind the scenes of government departments at Dawson County Citizens Academy.

September 16, 2009 | | Government

Plant fescue through October

The establishment process for fescue can be divided into three areas. The first, soil preparation which is generally most important; the second involves proper seeding; and the third includes care and maintenance for two to four weeks after planting.

September 16, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Remembering 9/11

He was a little boy about 4 years old. I don't know his name, but his face is forever etched in my mind.

September 16, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

How many folks do you need to thank?

Yes, I did write about expressing gratitude just a couple of weeks ago, but after the Sept. 8 Community Picnic and several other occasions, I feel the urge to do it in more detail. I am sure you can make your own (different) personal list.

September 16, 2009 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Burn ban ends Sept. 30

Georgia's annual air quality ban on outdoor burning, mostly in the northern half of Georgia, will end at midnight on Sept. 30.

September 16, 2009 | | LOCAL

Poker run Saturday to benefit KARE for Kids

Put on your helmet, boots and best poker face Saturday to take part in the first annual KARE for Kids Motorcycle Poker Run.

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Road construction to start in Dawson, Forsyth

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced last week that construction is scheduled to begin soon on two highway projects in Northeast Georgia funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act .

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Cheerleaders finish first

The Dawson County Tiger competitive cheerleading squad played host to its 14th annual Tiger Cheer Classic last Saturday in the Ford E. Phillips gymnasium.

September 15, 2009 | Pam Jacobs | High School

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