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Lumpkin man charged in pharmacy fire

A man arrested last month in a Dawson County drug sting has now been charged with setting the Dahlonega Rite Aid on fire two days earlier.

April 08, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Noise ordinance talks continue

If a proposed noise ordinance is approved as written, make sure your neighbor is fine with you cutting your grass or playing basketball with your kids outside.

April 08, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Council to vote on car park Monday

Mayor Joe Lane Cox is pretty certain the Dawsonville City Council will make a decision on the motorsports park at Monday night's meeting.

April 08, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Chestatee developer accepts deal with county, drops lawsuit

Developers of the Chestatee community have agreed to drop a lawsuit against the Dawson County Board of Commissioners.

April 08, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Making an old tradition new

Dozens of ladies donned their hats and gloves to sit down for an afternoon tea March 28 at the Bowen Center for the Arts.

April 08, 2009 | Michele Hester | LIFE


Kangaroo center on VIP Tour

Dawson County is on a list of stops on a north Georgia tour for top diplomats and business officials from across the globe.

April 08, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Fuel co-op could cut costs

Dawson County officials believe they can save thousands of dollars in fuel costs by buying in bulk with other counties, cities and school systems.

April 01, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Father inspires Miss Dawson

Whoever said diamonds are a girl's best friend never met Brittany McCoy.

April 01, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Man charged after short chase, wreck

A Ball Ground man who authorities say has a lengthy record of driving violations was arrested Sunday night after fleeing a traffic stop and flipping his truck.

April 01, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Berg to address chamber of commerce

Chairman of the Dawson County Board of Commissioners Mike Berg is the guest speaker April 9 for the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Peach Brandy Cottage.

April 01, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Looking toward a brighter future

Two and a half years ago, Carol Tyger met her granddaughter Ingrid for the first time.

April 01, 2009 | Michele Hester | LIFE


Humane society voted favorite non-profit

With more than 600 votes as the favorite local non-profit, Kay Harris stepped into a money grab at Appalachian Community Bank Friday and left with $500 for the Dawson County Humane Society.

April 01, 2009 | Michele Hester | LIFE


Habitat hoping to grow in Dawson

Volunteers interested in building low-cost homes for needy families have taken the first steps toward developing a Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Dawson County.

April 01, 2009 | Michele Hester | LIFE


March 29 declared Vietnam Veterans Day

For the second year, Gov. Sonny Perdue declared March 29 Vietnam Veterans Day in Georgia.

April 01, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Support continues for local children’s book program

Entertainment legend and philanthropist Dolly Parton announced a partnership last month with Georgia's Rotary Clubs to continue in the fight to encourage childhood literacy.

March 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


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Business community thanks top teachers

The local business community last week paid tribute to the county's top teachers.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Chase wins again

Downtown Dawsonville is not typically known for its loud nightlife. Except when there's a NASCAR race on TV and native son Chase Elliott is celebrating in victory lane.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Electronic recycling event is Saturday

Keep Dawson County Beautiful's annual electronics recycling event is this weekend.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Chase Elliott wins again

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott won his second consecutive victory in the Nationwide Series Friday at Darlington Speedway in South Carolina.

April 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


FAA awards pilot

A local pilot, who currently serves as director of operations for the Georgia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol based in Gainesville, was recently recognized for flying accident free through his 54-year career.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County seeks back taxes from business

County officials are once again seeking legal action against a local hotel owner over delinquent taxes.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


County plans hearings on proposed burn ordinance

Dawson County officials have agreed to move forward with public hearings on a proposed ordinance that would limit where debris from construction sites can be burned.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Drivers put Dawsonville in spotlight

Chase Elliott's first Nationwide Series win Friday night made Dawsonville the most popular city in the country, at least for a few minutes.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Authorities seek suspect in reported car theft

Authorities are hoping the public can help them identify the man who reportedly stole a vehicle from a local repair shop.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


CHASE WINS!

The siren at the world famous Pool Room rang out through Dawsonville on Friday night after native son Chase Elliott won his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Drug treatment court seeks new coordinator

Dawson County Treatment Court is under new management.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Chase Elliott wins first Nationwide Series race

The siren at the world famous Pool Room rang out through Dawsonville Friday night when Chase Elliott won his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

April 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Coffee with a Cop offers safety advice

In an effort to educate seniors on the dangers they could face, the Dawson County Sheriff's Office conducted a question and answer session Thursday at the Margie Weaver Senior Center.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Club updates splash park concept

The Rotary Club of Dawson County has updated the initial concept for its community splash pad at Rock Creek Park.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Kroger awarded as top United Way contributor

Dawsonville Kroger is again United Way for Dawson County's top contributor.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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