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Why one outstanding candidate won’t be running for president

My fellow Americans, it is with heavy heart that I announce to you today that I will not be a candidate for President of the United States in 2016.

April 22, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

We all need to think about the planet

Many years ago, when I was raising my children, our family hosted an exchange student from Finland, named Marianne.

April 22, 2015 | By Reader Submitted | VIEWPOINT

Celebrate our Earth

Earth Day was first celebrated worldwide 45 years ago today. Now millions of people celebrate Earth Day around the world.

April 22, 2015 | | VIEWPOINT

Kindergarten Roundup tries new format

Each year, Dawson County's youngest students tag along with their parents to begin the next 13 years of their lives.

April 22, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Dawson County Spring Games take center stage

After rain delays and changes in venue, the 2015 Dawson County Spring Games were finally able to be held last week.

April 22, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Foreign pest destroys trees

I recently received a leaf sample from a homeowner whose tree had been rapidly declining for a few months.

April 22, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Dawson BOC chairman receives top county honor

Mike Berg received an unexpected honor over the weekend when he was named the recipient of the Emory Green Leadership Award.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Veteran lawman announces bid for sheriff

A veteran lawman with more than 26 years in the field is the first to announce his campaign to be Dawson County's next sheriff.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawsonville sites seen by the world

Dawsonville was put on the world stage last week as nearly 30 consuls from around the world started off their three-day tour of the region in the city.

April 22, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Two airlifted after collision

Both drivers were seriously injured in what appears to have been a head-on collision on Hwy. 136, just west of Bailey Waters Road in Dawson County Tuesday morning.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

City responds to animal control requests

The City of Dawsonville has taken steps toward mending an animal control issue within city limits.

April 22, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Student arrested with shotgun in truck on Hightower campus

A student at Hightower Academy, Dawson County's alternative school, was arrested last week for having a weapon on campus.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Dawson County Relay for Life Saturday at GRHOF

Dozens of volunteer teams plan to put cancer survivors in the winner's circle as they "race toward a cure" during Saturday's Relay for Life in Dawson County.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

K9 teams train on Lake Lanier

K9 teams from across Georgia searched through thick brush, along the shoreline and from boats on Lake Lanier April 11 in a training exercise at Thompson Creek Park.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Student arrested in locker room thefts

A Dawson County High School student was arrested Thursday, two days after he reportedly took nearly $600 from the wallets in the school's gymnasium locker room.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

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Sheriff’s office enhances Citizens Law Enforcement Academy

With the addition of firearms training and the opportunity to solve a crime using crime scene investigation equipment and techniques, space is quickly filling for the Dawson County Sheriff's Office's ninth annual Citizens Law Enforcement Academy.

January 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Pearson reappointed as State Economic Development chair

State Sen. Chip Pearson, R-Dawsonville, was named Chairman of the Senate Economic Development Committee. Lt. Governor Casey Cagle announced the reappointment last week.

January 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Deaths, speed on rise

Authorities responded to more traffic fatalities in 2008 on Dawson County roads than they had in nearly a decade.

January 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Woman charged in fatal wreck

A Gainesville woman has been charged with vehicular homocide in connection with a 2008 wreck that claimed the life of a Forsyth County man and his unborn daughter.

January 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Gilleland announces retirement

Dawson County School Superintendent Nicky Gilleland announced Monday night that he will step down at the end of the school year.

January 14, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Local lawman graduates at top of police academy

Jarrett Simpson has set the bar high for the next group of Dawson County Sheriff's deputies.

January 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Schools get OK to raise class sizes

Dawson County educators are heralding the state Department of Education's recent decision to relax class-size limits to help school districts cope with budget issues.

January 14, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Wrestlers finish fourth in Area Duals

It was a great weekend for Tiger wrestling fans. Dawson finished in fourth place behind Jefferson, Banks County and East Jackson in the Area Duals held at East Jackson High School.

January 13, 2009 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Lady Tigers rebound

The Dawson County Lady Tiger basketball team started the new year in a big way. The team finished the week with two wins and one loss.

January 13, 2009 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Tigers defeat East Jackson

You couldn't have wished for a better start to 2009 according to Dawson County High School Head Boy's Basketball Coach Thad Burgess. His Tiger basketball team jumped right into the second half of their season with three big wins last week.

January 13, 2009 | Pam Jacobs | High School

DCMS 8th grade Tigers win a close one

It was ugly, but the Dawson County Middle School eighth grade boys' basketball team came away with a narrow 23-21 victory over host Pickens County Middle School last Wednesday, Jan. 7. With the win, Dawson currenlty has a 5-4 record.

January 13, 2009 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Dawson middle seventh grade girls defeat Pickens

The Dawson County Middle School seventh grade girls' basketball team defeated Pickens County Middle School 23-17 last Thursday, Jan. 8. Emily Ayers led the Lady Tigers with 8 points for the contest.

January 13, 2009 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Ralph E. Cowart

Ralph E. Cowart, 82, of Cumming, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009.

January 07, 2009 | | OBITS

Grant will enhance area K-9 division

Christmas came a few days late for the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, which learned last week that its K-9 division will receive at least $46,000 in homeland security grant money.

January 07, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Newspaper now features legal notices

Beginning with today's issue, The Dawson Community News serves as Dawson County's official legal organ.

January 07, 2009 | | BUSINESS

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