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Elliott ready to rebound at Dover

Coming off his worst finish in his Nationwide Series career, Chase Elliott is ready to head to Dover International Speedway where he said "anything short of winning is just not good enough." Ellio...

May 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Graduate airlifted after wreck

A Dawsonville teen was airlifted in serious condition to Atlanta Medical Center following a collision Saturday afternoon just hours after graduating with honors from Dawson County High School. Aut...

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Elliott named to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Dawsonville's Bill Elliott is back in Victory Lane. The 1988 Winston Cup Champion was at the top of the leaderboard when NASCAR announced its 2015 Hall of Fame class of inductees last week. In hi...

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Jessie Tinsley

Jessie Tinsley, 72, of Cumming, died May 26, 2014. His parents, Guy and Alene Tinsley; sister, Emma Brady; brothers, Willie Frank "Buddy" Tinsley and Gene Tinsley, preceded him in death. Survivor...

May 28, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Future looks bright

Students who had eagerly awaited this moment for 13 years gathered at Tigers Stadium on Saturday morning to begin their future. Dawson County High School said goodbye to its record-breaking, 260-st...

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Commissioners approve design for splash pad

The updated design plans for a new water feature at Rock Creek Park have been approved by county officials. "We're one step closer and that makes us happy. We'll have it ready this summer," said V...

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Impulse employees see finished product

The last six months have been hard on the employees at Impulse Manufacturing in Dawsonville. But the long hours paid off Friday when one of the first bulldozers off the line at the new Caterpillar ...

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Event raises money for Kilough campus

Kilough Elementary had its students running laps half the day May 9. But this wasn't punishment for acting up in class. The students were raising money for their school in the inaugural Cougar Das...

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Fans flock to former Falcons’ coach estate sale

The sign leading up to the lake home on Holly Drive in Dawsonville said estate sale, but the better description would have been the "Jerry Glanville Museum." The former Atlanta Falcons coach and NA...

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Grotto receives blessings from Father, mother

With the memorial grotto at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church finished, all that was left was to formally dedicate the site to the memory of its inspiration. The grotto serves as a memorial to a ...

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Schools offer summer lunches

Dawson County schools and parks will be opening their doors once again to help feed the hungry over the summer. The school system's nutrition department is operating the Seamless Summer Feeding Pr...

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Student excels in reading program

Erin Osborne has accomplished something that, according to Riverview Elementary officials, no other student from Dawson County has. The Riverview Elementary fourth-grader has earned more than 1,00...

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Ralston overcomes challenge in primary

House Speaker David Ralston held on to his 7th District seat in the Georgia General Assembly by defeating challenger Sam Snider in last week's primary. The veteran lawmaker secured 65 percent to S...

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

The best generation, like, totally

I am unashamedly, proudly a child of the '80s. Life was good then. Almost blissful, in its simpler times. No cell phones, no Internet, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Thank God, all my stupidity was...

May 28, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Control rose sawflies

I have received several calls in the past week dealing with roses. Concerned homeowners have noticed several of their Knockout roses with "brown spots" on them, usually paired with a comment about...

May 28, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

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