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Rabies clinics this weekend

In an effort to protect man and man's best friends, the county's annual rabies clinics sponsored by 4-H get underway Saturday morning.

May 11, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Weekend festival brings hundreds to Dawsonville

Last weekend's weather was pretty close to perfect for the 10th annual Dawson County Arts Council Spring Fling Festival.

May 11, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Two charged with shoplifting

Hundreds of dollars of children's clothing and designer shoes were recovered May 4, just minutes after associates at the local outlet mall reported the merchandise stolen.

May 11, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Soccer club presents plans

A town hall meeting Friday night introduced the new club selected to oversee Dawson County Park and Recreation's soccer program this fall.

May 04, 2011 | Michele Hester | Parks & Recreation


‘Soldier Boy’ continues fight

Kenny Stewart and his mother, Ana Miles, say they are blessed to have such a large family.

May 04, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Official honored for work

A local official was recognized by his peers Monday night for contributions to public service in county government.

May 04, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Varsity Jr. to open Monday

The world famous words "what'll ya have" will echo through north Georgia as Varsity Jr. opens in Dawsonville next week.

May 04, 2011 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Dinner celebrates survivors

Monday night's dinner at First Baptist Church of Dawsonville was a celebration of survivorship.

May 04, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Event offers doses of healthy information

Michele DeBlois sat down for a vision screening last Tuesday having an idea about the results.

May 04, 2011 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Massive development approved for north end

Neighboring property owners are applauding a plan that could bring more than 1,500 new homes to northern Dawson County.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Commission backs raising lake level

Dawson is the latest county to sign a resolution in favor of raising the water level of Lake Lanier.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Officials plan for drop in tax digest

More than a month remains before property tax assessments go out, but local officials are bracing for at least a 10 percent drop in collections.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Convicted killer sentenced to death

A drifter from Georgia learned his fate Thursday morning when a judge sentenced him to death for the 2007 murder and kidnapping of a nurse in northern Florida.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


One man dies in wreck

Authorities would like to talk to anyone who may have seen a head-on collision April 19 on Auraria Road that claimed the life of a 24-year-old Dawsonville man.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Annual festival sign of season

Ring in the season with Dawsonville's annual Spring Fling festival.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Dawson County News moves to new office near downtown square

Dawson County News is on the move.

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Woman and pet attacked by pack of dogs

City officials have made contact with the owners of three dogs that attacked a Dawsonville woman walking her small dog in her backyard Saturday morning.

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


City of Dawsonville receives $100,000 grant

The City of Dawsonville is among more than a dozen municipalities poised to receive thousands of dollars through the state's Recreational Trail Grants program.

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Early voting begins Monday for May 24 General Primary

The early voting period for this year's May 24 General Primary begins Monday at the Dawson County Voter Registration and Elections Office in downtown ...

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Political newcomer promises to bring new perspective to county commission

A political newcomer who's been active in the local Republican Party for the last several years promises to bring a fresh perspective and new ...

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


‘Olympians’ compete in special games

Student Olympians from across Dawson County were going for gold last week as they sprinted, tossed and bowled in some very special games held at ...

April 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | Education


Congregation seeks volunteers to serve community

The congregation at Mountain Lake Church-Dawson invites the community to join them in a day of service.

April 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Adult siblings killed in head-on crash

Authorities have identified the two people killed in Monday's head-on collision on Kelly Bridge Road as adult siblings from Dawsonville.

April 19, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Toddlers die in Monday afternoon house fire

The Dawson and Lumpkin communities are mourning the deaths of two toddlers who died in a mobile home fire Monday afternoon.

April 19, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Two killed in Kelly Bridge Road head-on collision

Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle is now confirming that two people have died from injuries sustained in the head-on collision this afternoon on Kelly Bridge ...

April 18, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Drone bill waits Deal’s approval

A House bill awaiting the governor's signature has potential to set the stage for Georgia to be a leader in the unmanned aircraft industry.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners reject long-term hydrant contract

County commissioners last week said they were not comfortable approving a long term contract with the local water and sewer authority for hydrants.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Package found in lot deemed safe

Authorities investigating a suspicious package reported in the parking lot of Walmart in Dawsonville last week found no threat to the public.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville man accused of rape

A local man has been charged with rape in connection with an alleged beating attack at his Dawson County home.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Low cost rabies clinics this weekend

Low cost rabies vaccinations will be available Saturday at various locations across the county.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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