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Store owner, worker face charges

Two people face drug charges after an undercover sting Friday afternoon at a local convenience store.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Bond set for two soldiers in explosion

An attorney for one of three Dahlonega soldiers accused of tossing grenade simulators into a Dawsonville crowd earlier this month said his client cannot pay the $200,000 bond a judge set Aug. 19.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Drug court recognizes graduate

Rhonda Randolph is a drug addict.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Charges likely in wreck

Charges likely will be filed in connection with a three-vehicle wreck on Hwy. 53 that sent three people to area hospitals Aug. 18.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Casino night benefits shelter

Critters living at the local animal shelter hope you're feeling lucky Saturday for the Dawson County Humane Society's inaugural Lucky Dog Casino night.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Former UGA quarterback visits local club

Considered by many to be the University of Georgia's greatest quarterback in history, David Greene took time out of his schedule to speak to the local Jaycee's club last week.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local Tea Party surges in interest

Dawson County Tea Party organizers say they were not surprised by the high attendance at last week's meeting.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bond set at $200,000 for soldiers charged with domestic terrorism

A judge this morning set a $200,000 bond for soldiers accused of tossing grenade simulators into a Dawsonville crowd earlier this month.

August 19, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Despite lawsuit, park moves ahead

A new judge has been assigned to hear the case against a planned motorsports park in western Dawson County.

August 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Gold Creek sale pending

Gold Creek homeowners are hopeful that a potential buyer for the defunct golf club in the subdivision can close on the property this week.

August 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Driver cited after log truck overturns

The driver of a logging truck that overturned Friday afternoon, spilling logs onto the shoulder of Ga. 400, has been charged in connection with the incident.

August 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Twisting the night away

Dozens of couples put on their dancing shoes to "get down and boogie" Saturday night as the City of Dawsonville celebrated its 150th birthday.

August 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Driver rewarded for safety

Timothy Thorn wondered what he had done wrong when an officer directing traffic at Dawson County High School motioned for him to pull onto the shoulder of the road last Wednesday afternoon.

August 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


County budget down 8.8 percent

Patrol cars are necessities not luxury items, Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle said Monday.

August 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Prepared for crisis

Deputy Stan Harrison knows that he will more than likely be the first shot in the event an active shooter breaks out at Robinson Elementary School where he works as a resource officer.

August 11, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


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Forsyth County man killed in weekend crash

A Forsyth County man was killed Saturday night as he attempted to pull onto Ga. 400 from Nightfire Drive.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Sparks fly for the 4th of July

The Independence Day celebration will once again rev into gear Saturday at Atlanta Motorsports Park with a fireworks display to wow spectators for miles away.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Hospitality Highway renamed for tourism pioneer

The north end of Ga. 400 will now be known as the Bill T. Hardman Hospitality Highway.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local churches take stance on same-sex marriage

Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage drew both jeers and cheers, and was followed by ministers across the state taking the issue to the pulpit on Sunday morning.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Woman charged after alleged home invasion

A Forsyth County woman was arrested last week in connection with what authorities are calling a home invasion at a local mobile home park near Ga. 400.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville Heritage Days festivities this weekend

Take a step back in time and experience life of days gone by at Dawsonville's Heritage Days this weekend.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Public has one more chance to speak on social hosting ordinance

The public has one more chance to voice their concerns on a proposed county ordinance that, if approved, would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with their friends.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Parent group supports social hosting ordinance

County commissioners are considering a proposed ordinance that, if approved, would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with their friends.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


A new makeover

A local civic club is lending a helping hand in support of the arts by painting the deck at the Bowen Center.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Search continues for missing Dawsonville man

A local family is pleading for answers as authorities continue to pursue leads in the search for a missing Dawsonville man.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Drugs taken during robbery

Authorities are investigating a report that two men assaulted and robbed another at the Kangaroo gas station in Dawson County near Ga. 400 last week.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man robbed at Dawson County gas station

Authorities are investigating a report that two men assaulted and robbed another at the Kangaroo gas station in Dawson County near Ga. 400 Friday morning.

June 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Search continues for missing Dawsonville man

A local family is pleading for answers as authorities continue to pursue leads in the search for a missing Dawsonville man.

June 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Group improves flooding and erosion issues at Rock Creek

A major conservation project is underway at Rock Creek Park to repair erosion damage caused by torrential rainfall last year.

June 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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