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Thurmond, Gaines, Nix chosen for commission posts

Votes are in for races in Dawson County. With all three precincts reporting, results are as follows: Commissioner Chairman Peter Hill 1,000votes, (24.75 percent)Billy Thurmond 3,041 ...

May 24, 2016 | | Government

Middle school basketball camp offers fundamentals

Though the official start of basketball season in Dawson County is months away, the new head coach for the varsity boys program, Chad Pittman, is already working to coordinate programs and encourag...

May 24, 2016 | Amy French | Middle School

Track team honored for successful season

The Dawson County track program finished a successful season that saw multiple students achieve personal bests and break school records. The students were honored last week during the team's annua...

May 24, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Golf tournament raises funds to help overcome addictions

The Jericho House, a non-profit drug and alcohol recovery program, held its fifth annual golf tournament last week in hopes of raising funds to expand facilities and services. Participants from Da...

May 24, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Delivery driver reports armed robbery

The driver of a delivery van was reportedly robbed at gunpoint Friday evening in western Dawson County. Dawson County Sheriff's Maj. Ray Goodie said the man was traveling on Hwy. 136 near Goshen C...

May 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Black’s Mill students develop successful portfolios

The Georgia Council for Economic Education (GCEE) recognized fourth and fifth grade students from Black's Mill Elementary for their successful ventures in the Stock Market Game at a recent awards l...

May 19, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Pup recovering after dog pack attack

Bowser, the 9-year-old miniature Schnauzer attacked last month by a pack of dogs in downtown Dawsonville, is recovering well, according to his owner. "Bowser is doing very well. He is doing physic...

May 19, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Deputy resigns following DUI arrest in Lumpkin

A Dawson County Sheriff's deputy tendered his resignation following his arrest in Lumpkin County when he was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Sheriff Billy Carlisle said Lt. Ja...

May 19, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

'Suspicious' package deemed safe

The Biscayne neighborhood is back to normal following the report of a suspicious package found at a home on Sandcastle Court. "It was a false alarm," said Dawson County Sheriff's Maj. Ray Goodie. ...

May 18, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

‘Suspicious package’ reported at Dawson County home

Dawson County deputies are investigating a suspicious package found at a home on Sandcastle Court in the Biscayne subdivision, near Ga. 400. Maj. Ray Goodie, commander of the sheriff's criminal in...

May 18, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Kathleen Timms Rogers

Kathleen Timms Rogers, 93, died May 11, 2016. She was born Aug. 30, 1922. Her husband, Tom Watson Rogers; her brother and sister-in-law, Neal and Vera Timms; and her parents, Judge and Fanny Timm...

May 18, 2016 | | OBITS

Bobbie T. Owen

Bobbie T. Owen, 74, of Dawsonville, died May 16, 2016. Born May 24, 1941 in Forsyth County, to the late Edgar and Callie Turner, she had lived in Dawson County since 1956. A homemaker at her deat...

May 18, 2016 | Michele Hester | OBITS

Bobbie Ivey

Bobbie Ivey, 77, of Dawsonville, died May 11, 2016. Born July 7, 1938 in Lumpkin County to the late George and Ruby Abercrombie, she lived in Dawson County for the past 45 years, having moved from...

May 18, 2016 | | OBITS

James Edward Gaddis

James Edward Gaddis, 52, of Dahlonega, died May 13, 2016. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. May 15 at Mill Creek Baptist Church. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of the arrange...

May 18, 2016 | | OBITS

Earnest Anderson

Earnest Anderson, 83, of Cumming, died May 11, 2016. He was a lifelong member of Temple United Methodist Church. His wife, Lou Anderson; sister, Sonja Bailey and brother, Bussy Anderson, preceded...

May 18, 2016 | | OBITS

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