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Pastor will be missed

Some called him pastor, but to many more he was a friend.

May 19, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


K-9 handlers receive national certifications

Two handlers from the Dawson County Emergency Services K-9 Strike Team are now certified to national standards.

May 19, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson man sentenced in theft ring

A Dawson County businessman with deep roots in the community was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years, with a year to serve in custody, for his involvement in a theft ring.

May 19, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Jury convicts man in property theft ring

A local businessman with deep ties to the community will be sentenced next week for his role in a property theft ring.

May 12, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Samples recalled for love of city, racing

The woman credited by many with saving Thunder Road and keeping Dawsonville's racing history alive died Monday following a brief illness.

May 12, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Mystery theater benefits critters

Murder and mayhem was the theme Saturday night as Peach Brandy Cottage opened its doors for a presentation of The Curse of the Hopeless Diamond.

May 12, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Berg elected group's third vice president

Mike Berg, chairman of the Dawson County Board of Commissioners, was elected last month to serve the Association County Commissioners of Georgia as third vice president.

May 12, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Service remembered

Law enforcement officers know they should never take threats lightly.

May 12, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Former clerk arrested again

Authorities have added tax evasion to the litany of charges against Dawson County's embattled former clerk of courts.

May 12, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Outdoor festival welcomes spring

Stepping up to the children's area at the Spring Fling in Dawsonville Sunday afternoon, Nathan Frazier told his sister he was going to win a goldfish.

May 05, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


10 vying for clerk of court

Other than the size of the field, there were few surprises Friday as qualifying for the July 20 primary election came to a close.

May 05, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Pearson won’t seek re-election

District 51 State Sen. Chip Pearson is looking forward to spending time with his family when his term expires in December.

May 05, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Goodson appointed to state board

A local certified public accountant was appointed Friday by Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve on the Georgia State Board of Accountancy.

May 05, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Special election next week

Candidates for the 9th District U.S. House seat made stops in Dawsonville earlier this week as polls opened for advance voting in next week's special election.

May 05, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Boot drive this week

There have been more than 600 fire fatalities in the U.S. since the beginning of the year.

May 05, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Articles By Author - Michele Hester


Treatment court leads addicts down the road to recovery

The road to recovery was a long, rough drive for Pam Williams.

August 26, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


BOC votes to increase employee pay

County employees will soon see a few more dollars going into their wallets after the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved pay raises Thursday night.

August 26, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Smash and grab thieves target outlets

North Georgia Premium Outlets has once again become the target for thieves, and this time the suspects got away with more than $20,000 in ...

August 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Wooten announces bid for sheriff

Capt. Tony Wooten on Monday announced his bid to be Dawson County's next sheriff.

August 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


More retail, restaurants eye Dawson

Hobby Lobby, Panda Garden, Ulta, Academy Sports, Organic Nails.

August 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


DCES welcomes new volunteer recruits

Dawson County Emergency Services on Saturday celebrated the graduation of 11 new recruits into the department's volunteer firefighter program.

August 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Beats and brews: Music festival rocks Dawsonville

Little Dylan Nixon may only be 5-years-old, but he quite possibly could be the biggest AC/DC fan in north Georgia.

August 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Gainesville man arrested in mountain resort heist

An arrest has been made in last week's burglary at Forrest Hills Mountain Resort.

August 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Brazen thieves hit resort cabins, steal 15 flat screen TVs

The owners of a popular mountain resort just across the Dawson County line in Dahlonega are once again reeling to recover after thieves reportedly stole ...

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


County leader believes future vision talks overdue

County Commission Chairman Mike Berg was seated next to School Superintendent Damon Gibbs last week at a chamber of commerce event when he mentioned two ...

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Campground host fires gunshots at lake visitors

A Buford man is facing state and federal charges after authorities say he attempted to take the law into his own hands Saturday night by ...

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


DA plans to add fourth attorney in Dawson

Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh plans to add a fourth attorney to cover the court caseload in Dawson County.

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Florida woman identified as driver in fatal car chase

Authorities have positively identified a Florida woman as the driver in last week's fatal high speed chase.

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville man appointed to state committee

A community banker from Dawsonville was recently appointed to serve on a state committee charged with studying and identifying guidelines to be utilized in partnerships ...

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Retailers commit to Dawson Crossroads shopping center

The first truckloads of dirt were moved over the weekend to make way for a new shopping center on Ga. 400 near Dawson Forest Road.

August 12, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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