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272 housing units on Hwy. 53 denied

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners had its final say in one developer's fight to bring 95 townhomes and 177 single family homes to Hwy. 53 East near the Tractor Supply. In a unanimous vote, ...

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

County advertises for new staff attorney

Commissioners voted last week to officially begin the search for an applicant to fill an internal legal services position that, if accepted, would be the first on-staff attorney the county has ever...

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government

County bids farewell to officials

The county will be losing four leaders this month as their final elected terms come to an end. The board of commissioners last Tuesday formally bid farewell to Chairman Mike Berg and District 2 Co...

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government

Dawsonville Tavern to ‘Feed the Hungry’

The Dawsonville Tavern is giving back this year with their Christmas Day project "Feed the Hungry." The restaurant is hosting a free meal for the less fortunate on Dec. 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. "...

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Math teacher making connections in classroom

Dawson County High School math teacher Michelle Gee knew early on she loved math. She also knew that she loved kids, but when she realized where those two loves would naturally lead she initially ...

December 21, 2016 | Amy French | Education

GDOT: Roundabout on Hwy. 53 at Hwy. 183 coming soon

A new roundabout at the intersection of Hwys. 53 and 183 in Dawsonville has been officially bid out by the Georgia Department of Transportation. The project was awarded to the lowest bidder, CMES ...

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

County approves fourth Dollar General

Another Dollar General is coming to Dawsonville after a rezoning request was approved by the board of commissioners in a unanimous vote last week. The Dec. 13 approval will allow developers to bui...

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Dawson County school board named exemplary for second year

For the second year in a row, the Dawson County Board of Education was named an Exemplary Board by the Georgia School Board Association (GSBA). The board of education has met or exceeded the crite...

December 21, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Local teen collects donations for animals

Fifteen-year-old Shannon Porter has spent the last four holiday seasons making sure that all of the furry friends in Dawson County have a good Christmas. "I've always had a place in my heart for h...

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Don’t leave presents in your car, sheriff warns

Recent car break-ins in Dawson County subdivisions have Sheriff Billy Carlisle advising residents to take extra precautions against thefts this holiday season. According to Carlisle, the sheriff's...

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

“Bring one for the chipper”

Recycle your Christmas tree this year with Keep Dawson County Beautiful's annual event, "Bring One for the Chipper." Each year, beginning right after Christmas and running into the New Year, the c...

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Dawson County Emergency Services partners with DCHS Community Based Instruction program

The Community Based Instruction (CBI) program at Dawson County High School has embarked on another community venture-this time with the Dawson County Emergency Services. The two entities have star...

December 21, 2016 | | Education

Lady Tigers pick up two region wins

The Dawson County Lady Tigers picked up two region wins last week against rival Lumpkin County at home and on the road against Fannin County. The Lady Tigers lost to Jefferson on the road on Dec. ...

December 21, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

DCHS boys' basketball picks up three in a row

The Dawson County High School varsity boys' basketball team picked up three wins last week including region wins over Lumpkin and Fannin counties. "I was just proud we finally got over the top," s...

December 21, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Maxwell ready for UGA baseball season

Being the new guy isn't easy, but Dawson County High School graduate Tucker Maxwell is making it look easy. The former Tiger baseball player has been working out and getting ready for his first se...

December 21, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

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