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Townley honored for service

Etowah Water and Sewer Authority recently recognized one of its board members for a quarter-century of service. During an Aug. 12 meeting, Linda Townley was presented a glass award in the shape of...

August 20, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Commissioner questions annexation

A request to annex nearly 37 acres into Dawsonville has one Dawson County commissioner questioning the motives of city leaders. "Why is the city shaped like this and why would the leadership of a ...

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Greenhouses open

After nearly two decades of work and the efforts of three teachers, Dawson County High School has a new greenhouse facility. "I've worked on getting something like this here for more than 15 years...

August 20, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Lucille Lowman

Lucille Lowman, 92, of Dawsonville died Aug. 16, 2014. Born Aug. 15, 1922 in Lumpkin County to the late Raymond Roscoe and Lelia Alice Thurmond, she lived most of her life in Dawson County. Mrs. ...

August 20, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Jewell Strickland

Jewell Strickland, 92, of Dawsonville died Aug. 16, 2014. She was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church. Her husband, Fred Strickland, and daughter, Marion Patricia Williams preceded her in death...

August 20, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Report details use of force incident

Personnel documents released by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office detail the use-of-force incident that resulted in the firing of a jail sergeant earlier this month. According to the report, Sgt....

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Man charged under new state law

A 20-year-old Dawsonville man is the first to be charged locally under a new state law that prohibits sending sexually explicit photographs without the consent of the person depicted. According to...

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Cream still often rises to the top

Not many people nowadays are familiar with whole milk, in which the richest part does indeed rise to the top of the container. Homogenized, 2 percent, 1 percent or skim milk fills our dairy cases;...

August 20, 2014 | Helen Taylor Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Retail development expected to surge

At least six retail shops, including three restaurants, have contracts or commitments in place to be among the first to open in a new commercial development on Ga. 400. "Don't ask me the names of ...

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Rotary Island set to open next week

Rotary Island at Rock Creek Park will be open for the Labor Day weekend. "We're just excited about bringing it to the community," said Brooke Anderson, incoming president of the Rotary Club of Daw...

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Education is anything but elementary

I never thought I would be one to homeschool my child. "I am not smart enough to do that," I would think when I would hear of people homeschooling. "More power to you," I told my soul-sister Cour...

August 20, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

One letter not enough to polish liberal credentials

Rap. Rap. Rap. "The special called meeting of the Loyal Order of Liberals will come to order. Let's begin the meeting as we always do with the Liberal Pledge of Allegiance: "I pledge allegiance t...

August 20, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Festival on tap this weekend for music, beer

Be on the lookout for food, drinks and fun this weekend as the downtown area plays host to the second annual Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival. The two-day event will be held Friday and Saturday...

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Middle school team hits back in double header

Coach Jeff Compton got a great look at his Dawson County Middle School softball team last Friday. The Lady Tigers played a double header with Lumpkin County losing the first game, 7-5, and bouncin...

August 19, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Girls take two

Offensively, the Lady Tigers softball team is on fire. Coach Jimmy Pruett's group pounded 29 hits in 66 official at-bats for a .439 team batting average in two Region 7-AAA wins last week. "Our p...

August 19, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

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