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Courthouse work is on schedule

Residents can expect an increase in activity as construction moves forward on the county's new courthouse over the next several months.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Two burned in truck fire

A 12-year-old girl and her father were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital on Saturday night after they suffered burns in a vehicle fire on Perimeter Road.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Veterans supporting veterans’

A law passed by Congress in 1999 ensured all veterans would receive full military honors at burial.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Illegal dumping probed

Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials are investigating the illegal dumping of dozens of barrels filled with old paint and solvents in western Dawson County.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Fight night delights

Bobby Cordell said his son doesn't miss a professional wrestling event.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Driver charged in woman’s death

A Dawsonville man has been charged in connection with a deadly collision that claimed the life of a 24-year-old Gainesville woman this summer on Ga. 400.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Charges issued in Hwy. 9 fatal wreck

A Dawson County maintenance worker turned himself into authorities Tuesday to face charges stemming from his role in a wreck that killed a Dawsonville man June 15.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Government class aims to engage students

Government isn't typically on the list of favorite high school subjects.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Food drives planned to stock pantry

Several food drives are planned through the end of the year in an effort to stock the pantry at the local food bank for the holidays.

October 27, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Schools kick off annual drug resistance campaign

Schools across the county kicked off Red Ribbon Week on Monday with programs planned that encourage students to say no to drugs.

October 27, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Daughter charged in theft case

The daughter of a woman arrested earlier this month for allegedly taking thousands of dollars from her employer has also been charged in the case.

October 27, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Veterans continue service to community

Vietnam veteran Steve de Lyra remembers returning from the service to a hostile homecoming.

October 27, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Board questions request

Pick almost any day each week and you'll find the county's IT department working on the sheriff's records management system.

October 27, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Senior awarded for safe driving

Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers in America, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

October 27, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Ceremony inducts new class to hall

Ernie Elliott says he is more comfortable under the hood of a race car than in front of the camera.

October 26, 2010 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


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Underwater search and recovery team earns new certification

Divers with the Dawson County Underwater Search and Recovery Team completed training last week that certifies the entire group at the technician level.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Woman arrested at political rally seeks $550,000

Attorneys for a Roswell woman arrested last summer during a political rally in Dawson County have filed notice that a lawsuit is looming unless a ...

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawson County history book now available for purchasing

Zack and Annice Meeler have been making trips from Augusta to Dawsonville for years, tracing family history and making memories.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tax credits available for employers that help workers get GEDs

New tax credits are available for employers who help their employees earn their GEDs.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Judge grants separate trials in murder case

The two men facing charges in connection with the murder of a local Little League coach will be tried separately.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Churches burglarized, two hit in two weeks

Authorities are investigating the back-to-back weekend burglaries of two churches in Dawson County.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


You’re challenged to a Downtown Showdown

So you say you have the best chili in Dawson County?

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Thieves target outlets: Burberry, Zales both hit in August

A Georgia Bureau of Investigation sketch artist is being called in to help create a better picture of the woman who robbed a local jewelry ...

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Patrol deputy injured but OK after wreck

A Dawson County deputy was injured last week when a driver failed to stop at a traffic light and collided into his patrol cruiser.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Treatment court leads addicts down the road to recovery

The road to recovery was a long, rough drive for Pam Williams.

August 26, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


BOC votes to increase employee pay

County employees will soon see a few more dollars going into their wallets after the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved pay raises Thursday night.

August 26, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Smash and grab thieves target outlets

North Georgia Premium Outlets has once again become the target for thieves, and this time the suspects got away with more than $20,000 in ...

August 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Wooten announces bid for sheriff

Capt. Tony Wooten on Monday announced his bid to be Dawson County's next sheriff.

August 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


More retail, restaurants eye Dawson

Hobby Lobby, Panda Garden, Ulta, Academy Sports, Organic Nails.

August 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


DCES welcomes new volunteer recruits

Dawson County Emergency Services on Saturday celebrated the graduation of 11 new recruits into the department's volunteer firefighter program.

August 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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