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Overturned vehicle shuts down Ga. 400 in Dawson County

Ga. 400 in Dawson County has reopened following this morning's collision in front of North Georgia Premium Outlets. Dawson County Sheriff's deputy Russell Smith said there were only minor injurie...

April 28, 2016 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Political newcomer promises to bring new perspective to county commission

A political newcomer who's been active in the local Republican Party for the last several years promises to bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to the Dawson County Board of Commissioners. Hea...

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Early voting begins Monday for May 24 General Primary

The early voting period for this year's May 24 General Primary begins Monday at the Dawson County Voter Registration and Elections Office in downtown Dawsonville. Early voting runs from 8 a.m.-5 p...

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins sets up meeting with Windstream over customer service concerns

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said in a statement Tuesday that he will meet with Windstream officials on May 9 to discuss the company's latest promises to improve communication with and up...

April 27, 2016 | DCN regional staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Teachers honored at luncheon

During the monthly Chamber of Commerce luncheon April 14, Dawson County teachers of the year were honored by local business and political leaders. The monthly membership luncheon, held on April 14...

April 27, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Suspected outlet mall shoplifter nabbed in Forsyth

A south Georgia man suspected of shoplifting at the North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawson County was arrested last week in Forsyth, officials said. The arrest of Delton Styles of Albany on April...

April 27, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS

City of Dawsonville receives $100,000 grant

The City of Dawsonville is among more than a dozen municipalities poised to receive thousands of dollars through the state's Recreational Trail Grants program. Mayor James Grogan said the city wou...

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Woman and pet attacked by pack of dogs

City officials have made contact with the owners of three dogs that attacked a Dawsonville woman walking her small dog in her backyard Saturday morning. "We had to determine where the dogs lived f...

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dawson County News moves to new office near downtown square

Dawson County News is on the move. Effective Monday, the Dawson County News will be fully operational at a new location, just off the square in downtown Dawsonville. The address is 30 Shoal Creek...

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Varsity volleyball coming to Dawson County High School

Girls' volleyball is finally coming to Dawson County. "It's coming and it's coming fast and furious," said soon-to-be head volleyball Coach Tanya Porter of Dawson County High School. This fall wi...

April 26, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Tigers take 3 from Indians

The Dawson County High School varsity baseball team secured the second seed in the region with a win in the first game of Friday's doubleheader against Lumpkin County. The Tigers swept the Indians...

April 26, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Lady Tigers win region track title

Dawson County track had a history making week as the girls' team finished at the top of the region for the first time ever. The boys' team also had their best ever finish at third overall during r...

April 26, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Dawson County senior signs with Piedmont College

When senior runner Melanie Rimawi went out for ninth grade soccer, she had no trouble with the conditioning. So much so, people told her she should try distance running. "That's just how it happen...

April 26, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

North Forsyth traffic stop yields 1,000 doses of meth stashed in can of peaches

A 46-year-old Dawsonville woman was arrested after a recent traffic stop in north Forsyth, during which authorities found about 1,000 suspected doses of methamphetamine. According to the Forsyth C...

April 20, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS

Congregation seeks volunteers to serve community

The congregation at Mountain Lake Church-Dawson invites the community to join them in a day of service. "We see our church as a church for the community," said Pastor Brian Haas, who is leading th...

April 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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