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Fatal fire is probed

Officials have yet to determine the cause of last week's fire on Pinewood Trail that killed an elderly Dawsonville woman and displaced 10 other people, including seven children.

December 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Filling the sleigh

A few of Santa's elves wore Dawson County Sheriff's uniforms Thursday for the agency's annual Shop with a Cop event.

December 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Man pleads guilty to child molestation

A 31-year-old Dawsonville man who pleaded guilty to child molestation charges will spend at least 13 years in prison.

December 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Pedestrian ID’d in fatal collision

Authorities said wintry weather was not to blame for a collision Thursday that claimed the life of a pedestrian on Ga. 400.

December 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pheasant shoot benefits senior center

The Dawson County Senior Center is steps closer to having a new elevator at the facility after a pheasant shoot on Saturday raised more than $8,500 for the cause.

December 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Chairman of commission receives regional honor

Mike Berg received an unexpected honor earlier this month when the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission named him its 2010 Elected Official of the Year.

December 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Accountant convicted of theft

A local accountant awaits sentencing next month after he was convicted last week on nearly a dozen theft charges.

December 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Joint effort aims to recycle instruments

A collaboration between the Dawson County Arts Council and RIC Rack Thrift Store could introduce the art of making music to students who may otherwise not have the chance.

December 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Heating assistance funds gone

Nearly 100 people asked to be placed on a waiting list for heating assistance this winter as temperatures dropped into the 20s and 30s last week.

December 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Santa comes to breakfast

Hundreds of children waited in line to pass on a Christmas wish list to Santa Claus when he visited Rock Creek Park Saturday morning.

December 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Judge allows work to continue at park site

Construction of a motorsports park in western Dawson County can proceed following a judge's decision last week.

December 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


County to settle suit over fatal collision

The Dawson County commission has agreed to settle a lawsuit with the family of a man who was killed earlier this year when his motorcycle collided with a county vehicle.

December 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Mobile home destroyed in fire under investigation

The Dawson County Fire Marshal's Office continues to investigate a blaze that destroyed a mobile home on Grover Burt Road late last week.

December 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Program recognized for clean-up efforts

Dawson County Treatment Court participants received an unexpected recognition during the court's graduation ceremony Nov. 18 when they were named Volunteers of the Year for community cleanup efforts.

December 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Clerk settling in to job

After three months on the job, Dawson County Clerk of Court Justin Power says he's where he belongs.

December 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


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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


Speller had a ‘hankering’ to win bee

Kilough Elementary fifth grader Jacob Vaughan had a real "hankering" to win last week's countywide spelling bee at Dawson County Middle School.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | Education


City moving forward with park plans

City officials are entertaining design concepts for the new park going in behind Dawsonville Municipal Complex.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Relay for Life volunteers hunt for a cure

Deer hunting season may be over, but those whose mission it is to stop cancer in its tracks are still "Hunting for a Cure."

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tax commissioner will not seek 4th term

Dawson County's longtime tax commissioner announced on Monday that she will not seek re-election.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


City workshop draws small crowd

A first of its kind workshop in Dawsonville gave local residents the opportunity last week to learn more about the goings on in city government.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


GDOT lowering speed limit on Ga. 400 in Dawson County

State transportation officials announced last month that the speed limit on a stretch of Ga. 400 in Dawson County will be lowered to 55 mph.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pedestrian hit crossing Ga. 400 in Dawson County early Monday morning dies

A pedestrian hit this morning as he attempted to cross Ga. 400 in Dawson County has died.

February 01, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


City considering water rate hike

Water customers in the City of Dawsonville could soon see a slight rate increase.

January 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Chamber superstars unmasked at gala

Winter weather may have postponed the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce annual gala, but the masked revelers still had a ball Sunday.

January 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Commission chair will not seek 4th term

When you blow the candles out on your 70th birthday, there also comes a certain degree of privilege.

January 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


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