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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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Celebrity Reader Day held at Robinson Elementary

Celebrities flocked to Robinson Elementary School Friday for Celebrity Reader Day.

December 07, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education

Students participate in Jump Rope for Heart

Robinson Elementary School hosted the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser Nov. 21.

December 07, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education

Riverview Middle School announces Students of the Month

Being named Student of the Month at Riverview Middle School is quite an honor.

December 07, 2008 | | Education

Shirley Louise Ballew

Shirley Louise Ballew, 77, of Dawsonville, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008.

December 07, 2008 | | OBITS

Ronald G. Swanson

Ronald G. Swanson, 77, of Dawsonville, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008.

December 07, 2008 | | OBITS

Local Civil Air Patrol squadron hosts statewide Mountain Flying Safety Course

Forsyth County resident Captain Dayle Yates has thousands of hours as a commercial airline pilot, and after retiring he decided he wanted to "give something back" to his country and community. So he joined the Dahlonega Squadron of the US Civil Air Patrol.

December 07, 2008 | | LIFE

Firewood for Seniors program underway

With the rising costs of energy bills, some seniors, many of whom live on fixed incomes, find their budgets drastically shrinking. But the Dawson County Senior Center has partnered with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office to ease the burden.

December 07, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | LIFE

Thankful for farmers

As you enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, please be thankful for the American farmer. Give thanks to the American farmer for growing most of the food we eat and many of the clothes we wear.

December 07, 2008 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Hold the mac ‘n’ cheese

I don't understand the whole fascination with macaroni and cheese.

December 07, 2008 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Fiber optic technology is coming to North Georgia

Last week I wrote that "Lumpkin, Dawson and Forsyth counties have joined with White and Union counties to explore bringing high-speed, fiber optics up Ga. 400," and that, "We need high technology companies to provide jobs for those living in our community."

December 07, 2008 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

A day to give thanks, reflection

This week as we gather with family and friends, we give thanks and praise God for the many blessings in our lives. During these challenging times for our nation, Thanksgiving is a time to remind us that hope is beyond the stock market, alternative energy solutions and big business bailouts.

December 07, 2008 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Young Life honors former committee chair at annual banquet

Young Life held its annual fundraising banquet Oct. 28 at First Baptist Church of Dawsonville.

December 07, 2008 | | Religion

Drug court recognizes graduates

More than three years have passed since Jeremy Adams had his first run-in with Dawson County Sheriff's Deputy Jennifer Wright.

December 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Storeowner ordered to remove pipes

Pipes commonly used to smoke illegal drugs are no longer available at convenience stores in Dawson County after the lone holdout agreed to go along with a local effort to ban the items.

December 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Church offers local Thanksgiving meal

Not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to spend this Thanksgiving with loved ones or afford a traditional holiday meal.

December 07, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL

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