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Head-on collision injures three

A two-vehicle wreck Wednesday shut down Price Road at Toto Creek Park for several hours. According to Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford, Dawson 911 received a call around 7 a....

May 25, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

William Garner

William C. Garner, 96, died May 12, 2017. Bill was born June 16, 1920 in Polk County. His infant daughter, Laura Kay; his wife, Dottie (in 2005), and his wife, Donna (in 2014); and seven siblings...

May 24, 2017 | | OBITS

J.L. Evans

J.L. Evans, 87, of Dawsonville, died May 15, 2017. Born May 22, 1929 to the late Rufus and Gretell Evans, Mr. Evans was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. J.L. was formerly employed by Lockhee...

May 24, 2017 | | OBITS

Anna Elaine Carpenter

Anna Elaine Carpenter, 86, of Dawsonville, died May 22, 2017. Graveside services will be held at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton at a later date. McDonald and Son Funeral Home of Cumming is i...

May 24, 2017 | | OBITS

William Winston “Wink” Anderson

William Winston "Wink" Anderson, 89, of Dawsonville and Decatur, died May 17, 2017. Wink was born Sept. 26, 1927 in Lumpkin County to the late Price and Estelle Crawford Anderson. He retired from...

May 24, 2017 | | OBITS

Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery soon to sell direct to customers

Jeff Chastain makes moonshine the way his great Uncle Ben did, following a century and a half-old recipe that turns mash to corn whiskey. First, sprouted or germinated corn is cooked at 150 degree...

May 24, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Mayor Grogan appeals removal from office

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan has appealed the city council's decision to remove him from office following a May 15 hearing where the council voted 3-1 in favor of removal. The Mayor's appeal was...

May 24, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government

County to complete first full tax revaluation since 2006

A total property tax revaluation, in which the value all of the county's approximately 15,000 parcels of real property will be assessed, is scheduled to begin soon. Approved last week by the Dawso...

May 24, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government

Class of 2017 to graduate Saturday

Dawson County High School seniors wrapped up their high school careers last week and have begun the countdown to their final hurdle-crossing that stage on Saturday morning. The Class of 2017 will ...

May 24, 2017 | Amy French | Education

Six graduate from drug treatment court

"I found love in a Cuban drug dealer. We had lots of money and lots of cocaine," said Teri Spurill, guest speaker at last Wednesday's Dawson County Treatment Court graduation. Six graduated from t...

May 24, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Hundreds attend Rotary Day

Temperatures soared above 85 degrees on Saturday, leading many to take refuge in the cooling outdoor splash pad at Rotary Island at Rock Creek Park. The third annual Rotary Day took off with a spl...

May 24, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Robotics bring STEM activities to DCMS classroom

"It's the claw machine all over again," said a flustered Mac Cline as he tried to maneuver his robot to pick up a hexball on the giant game board last week. Cline and his classmates paired up and ...

May 24, 2017 | Amy French | Education

Dev. Auth. reports strong first quarter for Dawson

The Development Authority of Dawson County (DADC) released information last week that points to a very strong local economy during the first quarter of 2017. The data included sales tax revenue inf...

May 24, 2017 | | LOCAL

County clerk re-appointed after salary increase

After one county employee interviewed last week for the position, Danielle Yarbrough was retained as county clerk by the board of commissioners in an unanimous vote following an executive session. ...

May 24, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Students get jump on summer reading

Kilough Elementary was host last week to a Title I sponsored summer reading program through The Reading Warehouse. Students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade-357 of them-were given the opp...

May 24, 2017 | Amy French | Education

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