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Dawson County Emergency Services Holds Annual Appreciation and Awards Banquet

From Staff Reports Dawson County Emergency Services held its annual appreciation and awards banquet. This year's event was held at the Dawson County Junior High School and was attended by a large ...

December 20, 2016 | | LOCAL

Dawsonville man killed in Monday crash remembered for passion

For the family of Michael Bruce, the death of the 29-year-old is like a spoke missing from its wheel. "Our wheel will be a little wobbly for a little while," his mother Rita Bruce said Wednesday. ...

December 15, 2016 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | LOCAL

County committee seeks first staff attorney

A committee established by commissioners last week is looking to hire the county's first internal legal counsel, and the first new county attorney since Joey Homans initially took the post 20 years...

December 14, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Learning to talk about suicide

Suicide is a word barely uttered above a whisper. Perhaps out of respect. Perhaps out of fear. Maybe it is because of the mystery and the heavy weight of grief that goes with it. For those who've...

December 14, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

Light show, music draws visitors to home on Ga. 400

A residential light show to rival all others has been erected this holiday season in a subdivision off Ga. 400. One family who lives in the Highland Pointe at Oakmont subdivision has worked their ...

December 14, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

CCRPI scores dip slightly in Dawson County

In reports released last week by the Georgia Department of Education, Dawson County Schools had a slight dip on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). The index is a state-wide ac...

December 14, 2016 | Amy French | Education

DCMS media specialist makes time for everyone

Dawson County Middle School Media Specialist Cherie Powell says that education is part of who she is. After 16 years in school systems throughout north Georgia including Cherokee, Forsyth, Hall an...

December 14, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Bethel live nativity shows true meaning of Christmas

Bethel Baptist Church's live nativity was presented this past weekend, and the elaborate 10-scene outdoor play moved many spectators to tears. One local woman Rebecca Reed, 58, and her partner Dan...

December 14, 2016 | | LOCAL

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 14, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Local Church distributes Thanksgiving meals

Many members of the Dawson County community stepped up during the week of Thanksgiving to bring food and holiday cheer to those in need. Last week one group, the Christ Fellowship Church Care Team,...

December 14, 2016 | | LOCAL

“Wildlife Expedition” concludes with awards

Art students from Dawson County High School hosted their first ever show in the Performing Arts Center on campus last week. The show's director Katie Goodwin was pleased with the final product as ...

December 14, 2016 | Amy French | Education

New school calendar approved

The Dawson County Board of Education voted on and unanimously approved the adoption of the final draft of next year's school calendar during the Dec. 5 meeting. Superintendent Damon Gibbs explaine...

December 14, 2016 | Amy French | Education

George Ellsworth Quigley Sr.

George Ellsworth Quigley Sr., 82, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 8, 2016. Mr. Quigley was born July 24, 1934 in Port Salerno, Fla. His parents, Owen and Rosa Quigley; sister, Rosemary Stevenson; broth...

December 14, 2016 | | OBITS

Conrad McClure

Conrad McClure, 83, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 6, 2016. Born Feb. 10, 1933 in Gilmer County to the late Dewey and Alma McClure, he had lived in Dawson County for the past 54 years. A certified ele...

December 14, 2016 | | OBITS

Hoping Santa Claus has something special for school teachers this Christmas

Dear Santa Claus: I am going to forego my usual letter requesting snarky gifts for the humor-impaired. I expect there will be other opportunities in the future to gig them. One thing about the hum...

December 14, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS

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