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Deputy cleared of any wrongdoing

Capt. Tony Wooten with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the arrest investigation of a Roswell woman over the weekend. Sheriff Billy Carlisle on Friday morni...

August 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Deputy placed on leave after woman arrested at political rally

The deputy who arrested a Roswell woman over the weekend at a political rally in Dawson County has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation ...

August 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Festival rocks Dawsonville

A new, local tradition continued to brew over the weekend during the second annual Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival. Proceeds from the event benefited Camp Southern Ground, area musician Zac Bro...

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

County objects to annexation into the city

Commissioners last week voted to deny the application from a county resident that wants to annex his west side property in the city of Dawsonville. In a letter to Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan, C...

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Bones found at transfer station sent to GBI

Employees got a surprise last weekend when a backpack full of bones turned up at the Dawson County waste transfer station. "We got a call ... and came down to collect the bones," said Dawson Count...

August 27, 2014 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS

Elliott racing in Atlanta

Dawsonville race fans will get a chance this weekend to see their hometown driver make his Atlanta Motor Speedway debut as the Nationwide Series arrives for the Great Clips 300. In celebration of ...

August 27, 2014 | David Renner | SPORTS

Racing legend donates car from personal collection

NASCAR legend Bill Elliott last week donated a 1937 Ford from his private collection that will be raffled off to raise money to support the Dawsonville History Museum. "It's for a good cause and t...

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Motorsports Park submits expansion plans

Plans to expand the Atlanta Motorsports Park were heard during a meeting last week. The Dawsonville Planning Commission heard a presentation from park representatives regarding the expansion durin...

August 27, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS

My dogs are more spoiled than others

When you live in a small town, people know you. When you have the privilege of living in a small town in the mountains, people know your dogs, too. "How's the girls?" asked one of the owners of th...

August 27, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Tragedy is a reminder to text less, live more

It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus and it doesn't get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa this is one with a qui...

August 27, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Gladys Akins Sosebee

Gladys Akins Sosebee, 86, of Cumming died Aug. 22, 2014. Survivors include her children, Ronald "Saralyn" Kellogg of Cumming, David "Vicki" Kellogg of Buford, Shawn "Greg" Mason of Royston, Gary "...

August 27, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Thelma Green Samples

Thelma Green Samples, 91, of Cumming died on Aug. 18, 2014. Born July 14, 1923, to Grady and Mamie (Satterfield) Green, she was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church. Thelma was known for her pean...

August 27, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Alice Gentry Ramsey

Alice Gentry Ramsey, 74, of Dahlonega died Aug. 24, 2014. Survivors include her children, Dean Ritchie of Blairsville and Tammy (Charles) Lloyd of Dawsonville; grandchildren, Layla Pate, Allison S...

August 27, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Sara Leen Bagley

Sarah Leen Bagley, 89, of Cumming died Aug. 23, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Lee Bagley; son, Harry Lee Bagley; parents, Marvin and Lena Cobb and sisters Bobby Ann Cobb a...

August 27, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Woman arrested at rally

A Roswell woman was arrested Saturday after she refused to stop recording a political rally in Dawson County with her video camera. According to the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, 51-year-old Nyd...

August 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

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