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Annual expo helps businesses

Damian and Silvia Roberti opened Amadeo's Italian Cookies on Nix Bridge Road about six months ago, and aside from their regular customers, it's taken some time to get the word out.

October 13, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Lanier Tech recognized for adult literacy efforts

For the second consecutive year, Lanier Technical College and its partners in adult education are being recognized at the state level.

October 13, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Bennett named Miss KARE for Kids

Dressed in a floor length, silk gown, Morgan Bennett was crowned Miss KARE for Kids 2011 Saturday afternoon at Riverview Middle School.

October 13, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Varsity Jr. breaks ground in Dawsonville

Construction crews broke ground Friday on a new Varsity Jr. restaurant, which will sit on 2 acres along Ga. 400 in Dawson County.

October 06, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Winner of raffle‘stunned’

James Grogan was the luckiest man in town Sept. 30.

October 06, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Smarter than a 10-year-old contest set for Tuesday

As adults, we'd all like to think we're smarter than a 10-year-old.

October 06, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Businesses coming to Dawsonville

Recent activity along the Ga. 400 corridor and in the city of Dawsonville has officials optimistic the local economy is starting to see signs of recovery.

October 06, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Local accountant indicted in theft case

A local accountant arrested two years ago on theft charges has been indicted again by a Dawson County grand jury.

October 06, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Volunteer board to run museum

On just about any given day, Gordon Pirkle can be found giving tours at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

September 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County weighs historic label

The Dawson County Commission could soon examine the possibility of labeling certain locations in the county as "historic."

September 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bowen turns 10

Dawsonville celebrated a decade of fine arts with a gala Saturday night at the Bowen Center for the Arts.

September 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Coroner named tops in Georgia

With nearly three decades in the funeral business, Ted Bearden is rarely surprised.

September 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Issues omitted from ballot

Voters who cast ballots early for the Nov. 2 General Election will need to vote again if they want their opinions counted on two pieces of local legislation.

September 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


State K9 recovery team trains locally

A call went out early Saturday morning that hunters reported what they believed to be human remains in the woods near Gold Creek.

September 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Highway project put on hold indefinitely

A beautification project along a portion of Ga. 400 has been postponed indefinitely.

September 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


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Articles By Author - Michele Hester


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


Beats and brews: Music festival rocks Dawsonville

Little Dylan Nixon may only be 5-years-old, but he quite possibly could be the biggest AC/DC fan in north Georgia.

August 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Gainesville man arrested in mountain resort heist

An arrest has been made in last week's burglary at Forrest Hills Mountain Resort.

August 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Brazen thieves hit resort cabins, steal 15 flat screen TVs

The owners of a popular mountain resort just across the Dawson County line in Dahlonega are once again reeling to recover after thieves reportedly stole ...

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


County leader believes future vision talks overdue

County Commission Chairman Mike Berg was seated next to School Superintendent Damon Gibbs last week at a chamber of commerce event when he mentioned two ...

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Campground host fires gunshots at lake visitors

A Buford man is facing state and federal charges after authorities say he attempted to take the law into his own hands Saturday night by ...

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


DA plans to add fourth attorney in Dawson

Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh plans to add a fourth attorney to cover the court caseload in Dawson County.

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Florida woman identified as driver in fatal car chase

Authorities have positively identified a Florida woman as the driver in last week's fatal high speed chase.

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville man appointed to state committee

A community banker from Dawsonville was recently appointed to serve on a state committee charged with studying and identifying guidelines to be utilized in partnerships ...

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Retailers commit to Dawson Crossroads shopping center

The first truckloads of dirt were moved over the weekend to make way for a new shopping center on Ga. 400 near Dawson Forest Road.

August 12, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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