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Tigers pound Panthers

The Dawson County Tigers easily handled the Union County Panthers for their second region win in the rain and drizzle on Friday night. The Tigers defense was able to come up with three turnovers i...

October 07, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Council selects final city manager candidates

Council members voted Monday night to release the names of the final three candidates for the open city manager position. Mayor James Grogan said that the council has narrowed down the applicants ...

October 06, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

State’s case against citizen journalist up in the air

The criminal case against citizen journalist Nydia Tisdale moved forward this week as a pre-trial motions hearing was held at the Dawson County courthouse. Tisdale's attorney, Bruce Harvey, motion...

October 06, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Orphans stranded in Dawsonville after Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti

Haitian orphans who are a part of a traveling choir found themselves stranded this week while their home was battered by Hurricane Matthew. The group of 22 kids, ranging from ages 4 to 17, are sta...

October 05, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

City bar and restaurant alcohol sales extended one hour

Council members on Monday approved an amendment of the City of Dawsonville Alcohol Ordinance, extending the time frame that local businesses can serve alcohol for consumption by one hour. The chan...

October 05, 2016 | Allie Dean | Government

“Fill the Boot” sends local boy to summer camp

During Labor Day weekend, Dawson County Emergency Services members conducted their annual Fill the Boot fundraiser to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), an organization that aids in ...

October 05, 2016 | Allie Dean | LOCAL

Publix set to open next week

The new Publix grocery store on Ga. 400 in the Dawson Crossroads shopping center will open its doors to the public for the first time next week. The store is slated to host a ribbon cutting at 6:4...

October 05, 2016 | Allie Dean | LOCAL

Family humbled by support

Saying "thank you" just doesn't seem enough. You go to bed one night as normal and you wake up to your world never being the same. That's how it has been for Richard and our family since May 9, 20...

October 05, 2016 | By Richard and Debbie Ridings | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Amendment could have negative impact

This November, there is a proposed amendment to our state's constitution that, if passed, will likely impact our local schools negatively. It will read, with preamble: Amendment 1: Provides greate...

October 05, 2016 | By Brian Roberts | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Local Nonprofit supports Domestic Violence Awareness Month with Chili Cook-Off

In the United States, one in three women has been physically abused by an intimate partner, according to statistics from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. No One Alone, or NOA, a l...

October 05, 2016 | Allie Dean | LOCAL

Bethel United Methodist Chicken-Q chairs retire

The Chicken-Q has been a part of Bethel United Methodist Church's history as long as any of its patrons can remember, and now two of the directors of the yearly October luncheon are saying farewell...

October 05, 2016 | Allie Dean | LOCAL

Tiger Den Cafe opens in school library

With a new school year comes a new program, Community Based Instruction. Teacher Ashley Elliott introduced the program to Dawson County when she moved here over the summer from Fulton County. The...

October 05, 2016 | By Nicole Garbuzovas | Education

RES raises money for childhood cancer

Last Thursday at Robinson Elementary School, a visitor might have mistaken the school for a secret hideout of superheroes. The students and teachers of RES spent the last two weeks raising awarene...

October 05, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Ralph Laverne Haygood Jr.

Ralph Laverne Haygood Jr., 84, of Mabel, Fla., died Sept. 26, 2016. Born in Cobb County, he moved to Sumter County from Dawsonville in 1998. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, retired fr...

October 05, 2016 | | OBITS

Garvin Duane Elkhill

Garvin Duane Elkhill, 48, of Cumming, died Sept. 25, 2016. Duane was born on Aug. 23, 1968, to Garvin and Gwen Elkhill. He was one of the cofounders of the Georgia Octane Baseball Organization an...

October 05, 2016 | | OBITS

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