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Boys’ track takes second in meet at home, improves at invitational

In last week's home meet versus East Hall and North Forsyth, the Dawson County Tigers took second overall in track and field. At the GACS invitational on Saturday, several athletes finished well ag...

March 23, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Dawson County soccer has nearly ‘flawless game’ to open region play

Dawson County varsity boys' soccer shutout Fannin County Friday night at home for a strong start in region play. "Now that is how you start a region season," said Head Coach Jed Lacey about the wi...

March 23, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Lady Tigers handle Fannin County

Despite heading into region play without three starters on Friday night, the varsity Lady Tigers were able to handle Fannin County without any problem. The Lady Tigers got into a rhythm during the...

March 23, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Cheer teams win national berths

Over the weekend cheerleaders of all ages from TKO Cheer competed in two national competitions and won in multiple categories including a national championship by the Youth Level 2 team and an over...

March 23, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

High school band ranked 'Superior'

The Dawson County High School Symphonic Band competed in a concert at Reinhardt University in Waleska recently, where they received superior ratings on every song and on their overall performance. ...

March 23, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Detention center receives medical accreditation

The Dawson County Detention Center recently received a prestigious recognition that few law enforcement agencies can claim. The detention center's medical component received accreditation as award...

March 23, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Sheriff’s candidates discuss crime prevention, employee retention at forum

Candidates running to be Dawson County's next sheriff answered questions on crime prevention and deputy retention during a political forum held last week by the local chamber of commerce. Jeff Joh...

March 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

DCHS senior makes livestock history

Dawson County senior and FFA president Zach Samples won first place in showmanship at the Georgia National Junior Livestock Show in Perry in February. It is the first time any Dawson County student...

March 23, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

Designers show Main Street Park ideas

The Dawsonville City Council spent Monday evening with three firms that want to design the new Main Street Park going in behind the municipal complex. Representatives with Lawrenceville-based Prec...

March 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Stanfield wins Miss Dawson County

She has confidence. She has poise. And now Mollie Stanfield has her second crown in two weeks after winning the Miss Dawson County pageant Sunday at Dawson County Middle School. "I'm really honore...

March 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Backlash rises over faith-based bill

A faith-based bill that won approval in the state House and Senate and is now awaiting the governor's signature is receiving a corporate backlash from opponents who say the legislation is discrimin...

March 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Elliott finishes sixth in California

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet SS finished sixth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway Sunday afternoon. It was Elliott's third top-ten finish i...

March 22, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS

Dawson County weekend preview

Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather we're having in Dawsonville with the following fun events set for this weekend: Georgia Watercolor Society's 37th National ExhibitionBowen Center for...

March 18, 2016 | | LOCAL

Lifelong Dawson County resident announces commission seat bid

A local truck driver with deep roots in the community officially announced on Monday he will run for the Dawson County Board of Commissioners District 2. Tim Davis, 60, qualified to run for the po...

March 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Architect will run for county commission chair

A local architect who has served many years on the county's development authority recently announced he wants to be Dawson County's next commission chairman. "Running for office is something I've ...

March 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

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