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Bobby Addison White

Bobby Addison White, 13, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 2, 2015.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | OBITS


SFC Ronald Stanley Shipp Jr.

SFC Ronald Stanley Shipp Jr., Unite States Army, 33, of Cumming, died Nov. 24, 2015.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | OBITS


Lady Tigers complete comeback in double-overtime to beat East Hall, 62-55

Four days after suffering their first loss in a game which involved 65 combined free throw attempts, the East Hall Lady Vikings fell to Dawson County (6-0, 1-0 Region 7-AAA), 62-55, in a double-overtime thriller Tuesday in Gainesville.

December 09, 2015 | By Zack Myers DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


11-year-old boy dies in Dawson County house fire

The local school system and community are mourning the loss of a Dawsonville boy who friends say had a smile that lit up the town and all who met him.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville council brings animal control in-house

After months and months of discussions, debate and failed attempts to reach agreements, Dawsonville's city council on Monday voted to take control of its own animal control issues.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Judge ratifies tax relief agreement for Kroger Marketplace

A judge has ratified an agreement between the local development authority and Kroger that will give the company some tax relief and guarantees the grocer will build a new flagship Marketplace store on Ga. 400 in Dawson County.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Talks of developing 10,000 acres in Dawson Forest resurface

County officials have had little contact and have been given even less information involving the 10,000 acre Dawson Forest Wildlife Management tract owned by the City of Atlanta, despite reports that real estate developers are once again eyeing the land.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Residents find holiday mood at annual parade

The weather still looks and feels a bit like fall, but with the lighting of the grand tree in front of city hall this past weekend, there's no doubt the spirit of Christmas has made it to Dawsonville.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Debate between sheriff's candidates set for Thursday

Citizens have a chance to hear from the men vying to be Dawson County's next sheriff during a candidates forum at the Dawson County Library Thursday evening.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Longtime emergency services director bids farewell to friends, colleagues

Friends, family and colleagues gathered Friday afternoon at the headquarters of Dawson County Emergency Services to celebrate the nearly four decade career of the county's longest standing employee.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Church will present live nativity this weekend

The reason for the season will be showcased this weekend as the congregation of Bethel Baptist Church presents an elaborate, full-scale production depicting the story of Christ.

December 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Elliott wins Snowball Derby after leader is disqualified

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott was declared the winner of Sunday's Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola after Christopher Bell, who crossed the line first, was disqualified when a postrace inspection revealed his car was far heavier than the rules allow.

December 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


David Headley named Dawsonville city manager

Council members voted Monday night to name David Headley Dawsonville's city manager.

December 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


5K race to benefit Family Connection

The teen organizer of a 5K run and walk that will be held Dec. 12 at Rock Creek Park plans to donate proceeds to Dawson County Family Connection.

December 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Partnership could create bike trail at Rock Creek Park

County commissioners are considering a partnership that could help fund the construction of mountain bike trails next to Rock Creek Park.

December 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Pastor Protection Act passes first hurdles

One of several proposed religious freedom bills won approval in the Georgia House Judiciary Commitee on Tuesday and now moves on to the full House ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Snow day for area students

Students across Dawson County go their wish for a snow day after a dusting of powder throughout the day and overnight Tuesday prompted schools to ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Randall Dowling hired as new Dawson County manager

In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of Randall Dowling as the county's new manager and ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson maintains ‘StormReady’ status

Dawson County is once again being recognized as a National Weather Service StormReady community.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Former city councilman will run for county commission seat

Former Dawsonville City Councilman Chris Gaines announced last week that he plans to seek Dawson County's District 2 commission seat.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


GDOT seeks public comment on intersection

State transportation officials will be at Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge Thursday to gage public opinion over changes proposed to the intersection of Highways ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Accused jewelry bandits indicted in Florida

A Northern District of Florida Grand Jury has indicted an Atlanta area pair accused in a Southeast jewelry theft operation.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Economy expert to speak at chamber lunch

North Georgia real estate and economic expert Frank Norton Jr. will highlight trends in the local housing market and commercial industry during the Dawson County ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Three Tigers qualify for state wrestling championships

Coming off his best in class win a week earlier, Dawson County freshman Kelton LeBaron was one of three Tigers to qualify for the state ...

February 09, 2016 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Tigers see improvement

One thing the Dawson County High School varsity boys basketball team didn't have a lot of coming in to the season was experience. Head ...

February 09, 2016 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Dawson County under winter weather advisory

With the potential for a surge of winter weather tonight, the Dawson County School System will make a decision on whether to cancel classes early ...

February 08, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Possible gas leak at medical center

Emergency crews are at Northside-Dawson Medical Campus investigating a possible gas leak.

February 08, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Sheriff’s office seeks help in locating runaway teen

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is turning to the public for help in locating a missing teen.

February 05, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Randall Dowling hired as new Dawson County manager

In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of Randall Dowling as the county's new manager and ...

February 04, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Pedestrian killed crossing Ga. 400

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help cover final expenses for a Dahlonega man who died from injuries sustained when he was hit ...

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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