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Weather postpones club’s motorcycle ride

The Dawson County Civitan Club's inaugural motorcycle ride planned for Saturday has been postponed due to the threat of rain storms.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Healthcare system plans expansion

Officials with Northeast Georgia Health Systems last week confirmed the hospital has purchased a building on Ga. 400 with plans to expand medical services in Dawson County.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

‘Superior’ voices: High school ensemble receives top marks

Dawson County High School Chorus Director Spencer Wright has proven that, once again, his chorus is superior.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Stray pet pickups put in spotlight

The City of Dawsonville recently found itself dealing with a problem it wasn't aware it even had.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Dawsonville man killed in fatal collision

A memorial fund has been set up for the children of the Dawsonville man that was killed in last week's fatal motorcycle crash on Hwy. 53 West.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS

Kindergarten registration is Friday

The Dawson County School System is already looking ahead to its newest generation of students.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Electronic recycling event set for Saturday

Keep Dawson County Beautiful's annual electronics recycling event is this weekend.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Where does spring pollen come from?

Spring is a beautiful time of year.

April 15, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister Extension agent | Lifestyle Columnists

Meeting my match in one little boy

Granny cursed me once.

April 15, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Those doing good deserve recognition

Sometimes we forget that there are a lot of good people on this earth doing good things. I was reminded of that by my friend, Jack Cookston, who recently had some medical issues that required him to cart around an oxygen tank wherever he went.

April 15, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT

Things are not always what they seem

Although I have not seen the "Furious" film that features the late Paul Walker, I would guess that its box office success may be partially due to interest in how modern technology makes several stand-ins appear to be Walker himself.

April 15, 2015 | By Helen Taylor Columnist | VIEWPOINT

Long-time educator and administrator remembered

One of Dawson County's most decorated education veterans was laid to rest last week following a tragic house fire.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Education

City’s grant request denied

What was originally thought a "sure-fire" grant request has, instead, left city officials scratching their heads.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Government

County worker injured clearing storm debris

An equipment operator on Dawson County's road crew was injured when he was struck by a tree on a job site Monday morning on Perimeter Road.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Farley named deputy tax commissioner

Dawson County Tax Commissioner Linda Townley recently announced the promotion of BJ Farley as the county's deputy tax commissioner.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

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Food, fun and football

A lifelong Washington Redskins fan, Jim Sheppard really doesn't care who wins Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Board of Elections member resigns, new woman voted in

Chief Registrar and Chairperson Glenda Ferguson is no longer able to claim that she is the only woman on the Board of Elections and Voter Registration board.

January 28, 2015 | David Renner | Government

‘Awesome Bill’ joins NASCAR Hall of Fame

Affectionately known as "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" by his legion of fans, Bill Elliott will cement the town's status in motorsports history when he is inducted into NASCAR's Hall of Fame Friday night in Charlotte.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Introverts of the world unite

If you had asked me 25 years ago if I was an extravert or an introvert, I would have whole-heartedly responded with the former.

January 28, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

The State of Our State

Gov. Nathan Deal made it clear during his annual "State of the State" address that Georgia's economy continues to grow in the aftermath of the worst economic collapse of the 21st century.

January 28, 2015 | By Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Gov. Deal wants to add to the number of uninsured in Georgia

Georgia is still refusing the federal funds to expand Medicaid to cover more than 500,000 uninsured people. This decision will cost the state's health care system about $34 billion over the next decade, according to a new report by two well-respected research organizations.

January 28, 2015 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Georgia’s juvenile justice system going to the dogs and that’s a good thing

The State of Georgia's Juvenile Justice System is going to the dogs. And that's a good thing.

January 28, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Fire Blight control tips

Backyard apple trees are very popular in this area of Georgia. Many people see the apples being grown just down the road in Ellijay and assume it should be easy to grow them at home.

January 28, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

What goes down will also go up

Forty years ago I embarked on a career in the oil industry that has covered decades. That career has taken me around the world far more than once. It has taken me from oil rigs to refineries, to massive tanker ships to the highest corporate towers.

January 28, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Virginia Louise Vaughn

Virginia Louise Vaughn, 77, of Cumming, died Jan. 19, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITS

Brian Thomas Johnson

Brian Thomas Johnson, 27, of Cumming, died Jan. 21, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITS

G. Dan Hulsey

G. Dan Hulsey, 62, of Dumfries, Va., died Jan. 21, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITS

Edwin Donald Gravitt

Edwin Donald Gravitt, 75, of Cumming, died Jan. 20, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITS

Robert G. “Slim” Denny

Robert G. "Slim" Denny, 75, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 19, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITS

Tigers take tri-meet

The Dawson County High School varsity wrestlers traveled to Blue Ridge Jan. 20 for a tri-match with host Fannin County and Towns County. The Tigers came away with victorious with a 54-21 win over Fannin County and a 48-33 victory over Towns County.

January 27, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

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