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Joint committee to tackle rural Georgia’s high-speed internet challenges

Members of Dawson County's state delegation have been tasked with tackling rural Georgia's high-speed internet challenges. Sen. Steve Gooch, R-Dahlonega, was appointed by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to s...

June 29, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Hundreds cool off at Rotary Island on hottest day in four years

On the hottest day reported in four years, hundreds cooled off at Rotary Island Saturday and enjoyed a summer day at the park. "It was a hot one, but you could tell everyone was having fun," said ...

June 29, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Best of Dawson winners announced

The votes have been tallied and the Dawson County News is proud to announce the Best of Dawson winners. "With more than 147,000 votes cast, the businesses in this section can rightfully brag that ...

June 29, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Wade named president of GSBA

During a recent meeting of the Georgia School Boards Association, Dawson County School Board Chairman William Wade was named president. The association held its summer conference and delegate asse...

June 29, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | Education

Unknown heroes

History's full of people who made a difference, who took a stand or voiced an opinion against injustice when it cost them plenty. Either it wasn't known at the time or time covers their boldness in...

June 29, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Boo-Anne’s betrayal

Doodle, a.k.a Boo-Anne, had been betrayed. By the very man she loved more than a Milk Bone itself: Lamar. The chunky little red dog was curled up on the couch, taking her post-dinner, pre-bedtime...

June 29, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Firefighters battle three blazes in two days

Two people are in custody in connection with a house fire on Amicalola Church Road that has been ruled arson. Richard James Justice, 47, and Karen Renee Boling, 54, both of Dawsonville, were arres...

June 28, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

4th fireworks roar Monday at motorsports park

Organizers are asking Independence Day revelers to RSVP to Monday's fireworks extravaganza at Atlanta Motorsports Park in western Dawson County. "Parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis," sa...

June 28, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Soccer players receive all-area honors

Multiple players in the Dawson County High School soccer program were honored once again when the The Times of Gainesville released its all-area soccer teams this week. On the men's side: Dennis P...

June 28, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Gridiron girls starts second season

Hot summer days start early for Georgia Smith and the entire Tigers football team. Georgia is a rising eighth grader who is about to enter her second season of football for Dawson County. This is...

June 28, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Elliott has busy weekend at Sonoma

After a week off for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott had a busy weekend at the Sonoma Raceway. Elliott, in an effort to get some time on a track he had yet to race on, en...

June 28, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Dawson deputies respond to citizen journalist’s federal lawsuit

Dawson County Sheriff's officers named in a federal lawsuit by a Roswell citizen journalist have responded, claiming her "alleged injuries and damages were proximately caused by her intentional, cr...

June 27, 2016 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS

Ministry aims to make sure kids won’t go to bed hungry

Children should go to bed happy, not hungry is the profound theme for volunteers with Meals by Grace Based in Cumming, Meals by Grace meets weekly to create, prepare and deliver a hot nutritious m...

June 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Lanier Tech marks 50th commencement

Lanier Technical College held its 2016 commencement Friday night at Free Chapel, awarding 235 degrees, 394 diplomas and 631 certificates. The college marked its 50th graduation ceremony with 985 u...

June 22, 2016 | editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Rotary Day celebration offers free food, fun

Rotary Club of Dawson County invites the entire community out to Rotary Day at Rotary Island Saturday for a summer celebration featuring free food, music, games, entertainment and even a waterslide...

June 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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