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Local murder investigation to be featured on Discovery

Dawsonville residents will be able to view a television episode Monday that details the investigation of two murders that occurred in the county in December of 2009. A new series on Investigation ...

January 20, 2017 | | LOCAL

Dawson teen missing, last seen Jan. 13

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office has issued a BOLO or "be on the lookout" for 15-year-old Mallory Roxanne Padgett, who was last seen at her residence in Dawsonville last week. According to Padge...

January 20, 2017 | | LOCAL

Tanner appointed to transportation committee

The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments recently named Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee. Tanner said he is glad for the a...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government

Raymond Parks to be inducted this weekend

This weekend Dawsonville native Raymond Parks will be officially etched into the granite of NASCAR history when he is inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. The ceremony will be ...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL

Sheriff’s Office employee fired for lying about relationship with supervisor

A Dawson County Sheriff's Office employee was fired last week and another is on leave after an inquest revealed the two lied about being engaged in an inappropriate relationship. Jennifer Mott, a ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Board of ed approves Rick Brown as chief operations officer

During last week's Dawson County Board of Education meeting, the board approved current Chief Academic Officer Rick Brown to take on a new position as chief operations officer of the Dawson County ...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | Education

James H. Ledbetter

James H. Ledbetter, 82, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 13, 2017. Born Dec. 15, 1934 in Dawson County to the late Farish and Annie Mae Ledbetter, he lived in Marietta for 40 years, before returning to D...

January 18, 2017 | | OBITS

Eleanor H. King

Eleanor H. King, 98, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 15, 2017. Services will be held at a later date. Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming is in charge of the arrangements.

January 18, 2017 | | OBITS

Charles Hunt Eldred

Charles Hunt Eldred, died Jan. 3, 2017. Charlie lived a full albeit shortened life. His many interest included his love for family, friends, adventure, sports and business. He grew up in Overland ...

January 18, 2017 | | OBITS

Joan Ellen Coffman

Joan Ellen Coffman, 63, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 13, 2017. Joan was retired from Lockheed Martin and she was also a graduate of Georgia Tech. Her father, James Roberts, preceded her in death. S...

January 18, 2017 | | OBITS

Wrestlers compete in area duals

Dawson County High School played host to a twice-rescheduled area duals wrestling meet last week and the Tigers finished in fifth place after an initial three-way tie. "After scurrying around to m...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Spelling bees take place in preparation for system-wide event

Thirty middle school spellers sat nervously on stage at Dawson County Middle School last week for the annual spelling bee that ended up going through eight rounds before reaching the final two cont...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | Education

County names new planning commission

The new year has brought new members to the county planning commission. All four planning board members, as well as the chair, had terms that ended in December, requiring new appointments for 2016....

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government

Donald W. Moss Scholarship now open to Dawson students

The Donald Moss Scholarship Fund is now open for applications. This is the first year that the scholarship is open to Dawson County students who are going on to pursue secondary education in a coll...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Education

Chamber speaker tells business owners: Give up what’s good in search of something better in 2017

"People are passionate about resolutions: either they love them or they hate them. They want to talk about how terrible they are, or say they aren't making resolutions they're making goals, and som...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

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