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Board to discuss ATV ordinance

County officials are considering an ordinance to regulate the use of all-terraine vehicles in Dawson County.

July 29, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Driver arrested twice in three days

A Dawsonville man remains in custody after being arrested twice in three days for driving under the influence.

July 29, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Theft charge dismissed

A Superior Court judge has determined a Dawsonville accountant did not break any laws when he transferred more than $60,000 from a client's escrow account to pay other expenses.

July 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


County adopts 2010 budget

With the approval of the county's operating budget last week, residents can breath a sigh of relief that there will be no tax increase in 2010.

July 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawsonville farmer grows giant tomato

It's not the biggest he's ever grown, but the 2.75- pound tomato Kenneth Allison plucked from his garden on New Hope Road is one of the biggest local Extension Agent Clark Beusse has seen this season.

July 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Board agrees to settle sign suit

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners placed a moratorium on sign permits last week following a decision to settle a lawsuit with a marketing company wanting to set up billboards on Ga. 400.

July 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Longtime employee honored

Margie Weaver was not looking forward to the July 16 Dawson County commission meeting.

July 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Local author to sign newest book Saturday

Even as a child, Larry Pirkle wrote about the "old times" and the life lessons he learned from his mother and her parents growing up near the Etowah River.

July 15, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Confidence crowned

Walter and Janice Lee always knew their oldest daughter would do great things.

July 15, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Criminal charge not valid against local CPA

A Superior Court judge on Tuesday determined an accountant did not break the law when he transferred over $60,000 from a client's escrow account to pay other expenses.

July 15, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


County may settle sign suit

Dawson County is weighing whether to settle a lawsuit with a marketing company that wants to set up billboards along a main traffic corridor.

July 15, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Woman charged in wreck

A Forsyth County teenager has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a February wreck that claimed the life of her boyfriend and injured four other people in southwestern Dawson County.

July 08, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Popularity of tattoos grows

When Bob Shelton opened Dragon's Den tattoo studio at War Hill almost two decades ago, he was one of only a few tattoo artists in north Georgia.

July 08, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Fresh off the vine

It was a few weeks early for corn, okra and tomatoes, but beans, potatoes and squash were ripe for the picking as the Dawson County Farmers Market opened July 1.

July 08, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Plan may give ‘teeth’ to park enforcement

Angry parents tossed from youth league games don't have much to worry about at Dawson County parks.

July 01, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


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Literacy pheasant shoot is Saturday

Organizers are hoping to gain greater exposure for a local literacy group by expanding fundraising efforts to include a European pheasant shoot on Saturday.

October 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


SPLOST approval could generate $9.6 million

If voters approve a proposed extension of the 1-cent sales tax next month, the measure could generate as much as $9.6 million for projects within downtown Dawsonville.

October 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


BBQ supports United Way

A barbecue fundraiser Saturday supports United Way for Dawson County and its many local partners.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pups in the Park Dog Show is this weekend

Fun and furry festivities are planned this weekend at the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tanner receives award for legislative leadership

Rep. Kevin Tanner was recently recognized by the Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission for his leadership in passing legislation that could transfer additional funding to help those with traumatic brain injuries.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Bones found at dump human

State investigators have confirmed that bones discovered in August at the Dawson County Transfer Station are human remains.

October 08, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Official keeps pushing for consolidation

Commissioner Gary Pichon may have just two more months as an elected official, but that isn't stopping him from pushing for a consolidated government in Dawson County.

October 08, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Business group supports SPLOST

Advance voting begins Monday for the Nov. 4 election, which includes a referendum asking voters to extend Dawson County's 1-cent sales tax.

October 08, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Elliott struggles at Kansas

With four races left in the season, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott remains at the top of the NASCAR Nationwide Series leader board, despite a 10th-place finish at Kansas Speedway on Saturday.

October 07, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Bones confirmed as human

State investigators have confirmed that bones discovered at the Dawson County Transfer Station in August are human remains.

October 03, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Elliott holds on to series lead

With five races left in the season, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is poised to take home the NASCAR Nationwide Championship title in his first year on the circuit.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Volunteers sweep shore

Massive amounts of Styrofoam, parts of an abandoned houseboat and two crumbling docks were among the debris collected in Dawson County on Saturday during the Lake Lanier Association's 26th annual Shore Sweep.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Backpack Buddies’ provides snacks for kids

A new collaboration is gearing up to make sure local children are not going hungry when they leave school and are home on the weekends.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


Champ consolidates racing collection

A 30-year racing career can produce quite a collection of cars and memorabilia.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Swafford named state’s top deputy coroner

Lanier Swafford was recently named the state's top deputy coroner by the Georgia Coroner's Association.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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