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Jeffrey S. “Bodine” Roberts

Jeffrey S. "Bodine" Roberts, 52, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 19, 2017. Born April 24, 1964 in Forsyth County to the late Benny and Linda Roberts, he had lived in Dawson County since 1986, having mov...

February 21, 2017 | | OBITS

Plane crashes in Dawson County

A single-passenger plane crashed onto the shoulder of Goodson Road in Dawsonville shortly before noon today. According to Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford, the pilot was out of the plane w...

February 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

KKK sign removed from Dahlonega building

A sign in downtown Dahlonega bearing Ku Klux Klan imagery has been taken down amid protests against it. The sign, which was placed above the permanently closed Piazza Italian restaurant, showed...

February 16, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire For the DCN | LOCAL

Commissioners discuss in-house attorney salary

The new county attorney's salary and compensation were discussed by the board of commissioners during last week's work session. The newly appointed attorney, Lynn Frey, was hired on Feb. 3 and sta...

February 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

New developments in missing man’s case emerge

Dawson County investigators say they're putting fresh eyes on three local cases that have left many stupefied and searching fruitlessly for answers. One case, that of missing 52-year-old Quinton "...

February 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

A strummin’ good time

Within the first 20 minutes of their first-ever gathering, a newly-minted Dawsonville music group were strumming along to "You are my sunshine" as they sat in a big circle in the Dawson County Libr...

February 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Tanner introduces bill for failing schools

Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, introduced a bill last week that is his answer to last session's failed Amendment One, also known as the Opportunity School District amendment. Tanner spoke about...

February 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Commission to consider new wireless internet option

The board of commissioners is expected to vote Thursday on a proposal from Paladin Wireless, a small company out of Royston that wishes to put two of their antennae on top of the Dawson County Gove...

February 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

City park plans move forward

The city council voted on Monday to move forward with the engineering phase of the park planned behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex and the Food Lion shopping center. The park, currently refe...

February 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government

Schools make up for January inclement weather

Dawson County Schools will be open on Feb. 20 to make up for a snow day taken last month. Due to the snow and poor road conditions from a winter storm that moved across Dawsonville on Jan. 6, scho...

February 15, 2017 | Amy French | Education

Girls’ soccer gets underway with two home wins

Dawson County girls' varsity soccer opened up their season last week with home wins over Hart County and Sonoraville. The Lady Tigers easily handled Hart County on Feb. 9 with a 10-0 victory. "Th...

February 15, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Girls’ basketball finishes second in region

The Dawson County Lady Tigers not only earned a spot in the state tournament, the team will host the first round after their runner-up finish in the Region 7-AAA tournament over the weekend. In th...

February 15, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Tigers’ soccer team plays tough in first home games

The Dawson County Tigers boys' soccer team got its season underway last week with a home win over Hart County and a tough tie game with Sonoraville. The Tigers opened play on Feb. 7 when they host...

February 15, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Tigers qualify for state tournament

The Dawson County Tigers win streak came to an end when they met East Hall for the third time this year. The team was coming off what was their sixth consecutive win during the first round of the ...

February 15, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Callas signs with the Golden Tigers

When Mackenzie Callas' mother, Tracy, tried to find the right word to describe her daughter's style of play last week, the closest she could come up with was passion. "Kenzie has got passion and--...

February 15, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

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