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Woman graduates 13 years later

Amanda Worley was two credits shy of earning a diploma when she was allowed to walk across the stage as part of Dawson County High School's class of 1998.

April 06, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


Officials bracing for budget pain

Budget woes topped discussion as the Dawson County commission gathered for a retreat at Amicalola Falls State Park.

April 06, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Finance director retires

After a decade of dedicated service, Dawson County's finance director has retired.

April 06, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Show films feed from museum

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame was the backdrop for a segment on ESPN2's racing show "NASCAR Now" last Wednesday.

April 06, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Secretary of State makes rounds through county

Secretary of State Brian Kemp made several stops throughout Dawsonville last week in an effort to meet constituents and leaders from each of the state's 159 counties this year.

March 30, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Shelter celebrates surgical unit opening

A ceremony to celebrate the opening of a puppy pavilion and surgical unit at the Dawson County Humane Society is set for Sunday.

March 30, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Second hearing for sign ordinance April 7

Proposed changes to the county's sign ordinance are set to go before the Dawson County Board of Commissioners next week.

March 30, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Tourney aids youth homes

Teams are still forming for the second annual Georgia Jail Association's charity golf tournament at Chestatee Golf Club on April 4.

March 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Unit targets crime

A new division at the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been tasked with raising the agency's visibility in an effort to suppress and prevent crime.

March 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Massive development in works on Hwy. 136

One of the largest landowners in the county is moving forward with plans for a massive mixed-use development in north Dawson.

March 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Prom dress drive in need of donations

Dresses, accessories and even tuxedos are on a wish list of items a local organization is collecting to help area high school students go to the prom.

March 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


County increases by 39 percent

The City of Dawsonville grew by more than 139 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to U.S. Census results released last week.

March 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Switch coming in soccer

A decision by the Dawson County Parks and Recreation board to work with a new soccer club has some parents and coaches questioning where their children will play this fall.

March 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | Parks & Recreation


Mother, daughter indicted in theft case

A Dawson County woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars from her longtime employer has been indicted by a Dawson County Grand Jury.

March 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Gala tickets still available

A gala next week will celebrate two decades of service and support to victims of domestic violence and their families.

March 16, 2011 | 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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