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Meth lab found in southeast Dawson

Drug agents were on the scene Wednesday morning of what they are calling a methamphetamine lab at a home on Hanging Dog Road in southeastern Dawson County.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Robert G. “Slim” Denny

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

January 28, 2015 | | OBITUARIES

Edwin Donald Gravitt

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

January 28, 2015 | | OBITUARIES

G. Dan Hulsey

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

January 28, 2015 | | OBITUARIES

Brian Thomas Johnson

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

January 28, 2015 | | OBITUARIES

Virginia Louise Vaughn

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

January 28, 2015 | | OBITUARIES

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 | Opinion: 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

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 | Opinion: 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 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns

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 | Opinion: Letters/Columns

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

‘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

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

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Lichen not harmful to plants

I am often asked about a gray-green leafy or crusty growth found on some plants. Many times the homeowner believes the growth in question is killing the plant. These growths are called lichens and in no way responsible for the poor health of any tree or shrub. As a matter of fact, lichens are common on old wooden fence posts.

November 16, 2008 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Coming too soon, gone too early

How much Santa time do we need? I got a notice this week from a big mall that Santa has arrived. I think the reason Santa arrives so early is for snooty little mamas to go and look at him and compare him with Santa at another mall to decide which one is the best looking Santa.

November 16, 2008 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Clap your hands, beauty surrounds you

By the time you're reading this, we should be finished with the election. I won't make any comments about that now, except to say, "Thank goodness." Most of us are tired of hearing the same ads and talking points and receiving robocalls.

November 16, 2008 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Master Gardeners aid local extension office

Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners continued their efforts at the Dawson County Extension during the month of September.

November 16, 2008 | | LIFE

Betty Ruth Beck

Betty Ruth Beck, 73, of Dawsonville, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

November 16, 2008 | | OBITUARIES

Denver Eugene Grigsby

Denver Eugene Grigsby, 70, of Dawsonville, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 at his residence following an extended illness.

November 16, 2008 | | OBITUARIES

Juanita (Mamie) Hargreave

Juanita (Mamie) Hargreave, 69, of Cumming, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008.

November 16, 2008 | | OBITUARIES

Louise Tinsley Inklebarger

Louise Tinsley Inklebarger, 79, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health.

November 16, 2008 | | OBITUARIES

Harold Howard Nichols

Harold Howard Nichols, 88, of Cumming, died at his home Oct. 28, 2008.

November 16, 2008 | | OBITUARIES

Jamie Truelove

Jamie Truelove, 38, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008.

November 16, 2008 | | OBITUARIES

Recapping the election

Running on a platform of change, Barack Obama broke through barriers to become the nation's first African American president Tuesday with an early win over Arizona Senator John McCain.

November 16, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government

Joseph Thomas Hanke and Krystal Elise Gunnels

Krystal Elise Gunnels and Joseph Thomas Hanke announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

November 16, 2008 | | Engagements

Dawson County Board of Commissioners

G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at City Hall, 6 p.m.

November 16, 2008 | | Government

School system braces for more cutbacks

The possibility of losing more than $250,000 of his operating budget has Dawson County's school superintendent planning for cutbacks.

November 16, 2008 | Michele Hester | Education

‘Almost like reality’

Students at Dawson County High School have been able to practice driving without leaving the classroom this fall thanks to a grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

November 16, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education

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