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Lanier Technical College nominates students for award

Lanier Technical College instructors have nominated 16 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the college's GOAL program.

October 29, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education

Red Ribbon Week will focus on drug awareness

More than 1,500 schools across Georgia are setting aside time this week to celebrate drug-free students.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Grow giant pumpkins

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of fall? If you're like most people, chances are you think of turning leaves and pumpkins. From carving Jack-o-lanterns for Halloween, to harvest-themed displays, to lattes, pumpkins are an integral part of autumn in America.

October 29, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

It’s OK for family to have different interests

I woke up one Saturday with the desperate urge to get my hair done. It had only been six months - I am terrible about not scheduling regular hair appointments, especially when most of the time, my hair is pulled up in a ponytail on top of my head.

October 29, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

A salute to one trying to make this world better

A wise man once said that our only reason for occupying space on this earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not enough of us will. Len Pagano is an exception.

October 29, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

City to form Historic Preservation Commission

After reviewing an ordinance regarding the city's historical preservation, one city council member has decided to expand the role.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | Government

Local authorities urge caution this Halloween

With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, there are sure to be tricks and treats for everyone.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Man accused of killing cellmate will undergo mental evaluation

A Dawsonville man accused of murdering his cellmate in the Hall County Jail will be evaluated for mental competency.

October 29, 2014 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS

SPLOST, governor’s race on Tuesday’s ballot

Proponents for extending the county's 1-cent sales tax for six more years hope their campaign mail-outs, speaking engagements and social media presence to promote a "yes" vote resonates at the polls.

October 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Luncheon on Saturday celebrates art

Preparations are under way for the eighth annual Lunch at an Artful Table fundraiser for the Dawson County Arts Council.

October 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Rotary Club named volunteer of the year

Rotary Club of Dawson County was recently named Volunteer of the Year by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association for building a waterpark, Rotary Island, at Rock Creek Park.

October 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Barry Andrew Harness

Barry Andrew Harness, 58, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 24, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Sherman Lee “Tank” Heaton

Sherman Lee "Tank" Heaton, 79, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 22, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Betty Reid Martin

Betty Reid Martin, 80, of Cumming, died Oct. 20, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Annie Etheleen Pilcher

Annie Etheleen Pilcher, 82, of Cumming, died Oct. 21, 2014.

October 29, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

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Golfers fare well

Dawson County High School Senior Charley Whitmire was named to the first team All-Area girls' golf team by the Gainesville Times last week.

June 02, 2009 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Remembering our military on Memorial Day

"The kids today don't know the history. That's because their teachers and parents don't know. But I try to tell them."

May 27, 2009 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Now is the time to buy a home

It's late May, schools out, and it's time to think about buying or selling your home.

May 27, 2009 | By Scott Whelchel For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Treatment court graduates eight during ceremony

While many local parents prepared to watch their children complete high school and begin a new chapter in their lives, a different kind of graduation ceremony was taking place last Thursday at the Dawson County Courthouse.

May 27, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Volunteers needed for new station

With the engines in place and the new station almost complete, there's still one thing preventing a higher level of fire protection on Burnt Mountain in west Dawson County.

May 27, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Welcome to the future

With diplomas in hand and tassels turned, Dawson County High School's class of 2009 has entered the next phase of life.

May 27, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Free early learning videos available to families

The creator of an award-winning children's educational video collection announced earlier this month he plans to give the DVDs to Dawson County children free of charge.

May 27, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Public defender recovering after scooter wreck

Northeastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender Brad Morris remained in critical but stable condition at an Atlanta hospital last week after his scooter collided with an employee's truck that swerved into his path.

May 27, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr DCN Regional Staff | CRIME/COURTS

Cox named DCMS Teacher of the Year

Dawson County Middle School announced Paula Cox as its 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year on May 11.

May 27, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Library has summer programs for everyone

Express yourself and be creative at the library this summer through the Chestatee Regional Library System Vacation Reading Program.

May 27, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Mayfield named as Advisor of the Year

The more you put into something, most likely, the more you will get out of it.

May 27, 2009 | Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Impact fees put on hold

Developers have a year to begin new construction if they want to take advantage of the county's new impact fee structure.

May 27, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Suspect opts for judge

A Dawsonville man accused of plotting "violent jihad" on American targets has waived his right to a jury trial.

May 27, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

‘An important day’

A large crowd gathered Monday in Veterans Memorial Park to pay tribute to those who gave their lives in service to the country.

May 27, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

This may be a good year for gardeners

With recent rains, 2009 may be an excellent year for local vegetable gardens.

May 27, 2009 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

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