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Dawson County, state of Georgia still voting ‘Red’

Running on a platform of change, Barack Obama broke through barriers to become the nation's first African American president last Tuesday with an early win over Arizona Senator John McCain.

November 23, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Advocacy center receives present from local women’s organization

Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle has worked for years to create a local victim's advocacy center.

November 23, 2008 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Protestors to picket ‘pipe’ store Thursday

Since the beginning of the year, there have been 120 methamphetamine and marijuana arrests in Dawson County, according to statistics compiled by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office.

November 23, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Racing hall of fame board disbanded

Citing the need for a full-time employee, the Dawsonville City Council voted last week to disband the five-member volunteer panel that oversaw the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

November 23, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Just one of the guys

Growing up in the west Georgia town of Franklin, Lori Barrett learned early how to tend to a garden and work in the fields.

November 23, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Developer offers peek at car park site

An invite-only crowd will be the first to tour the property where Jeremy Porter hopes to open a sports car country club in rural western Dawson County.

November 23, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Honoring all who served

Tuesdays brisk wind and cool breeze flew the flags with ease as the community paid tribute to all who served.

November 23, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Effort under way to bring Habitat here

Some 40 residents gathered Monday night to discuss bringing Habitat for Humanity to Dawson County.

November 23, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


84 Lumber closes store in Dawson

Thirteen employees at the Dawson County 84 Lumber location were offered a transfer or lost their jobs when the lumberyard closed Oct. 25.

November 16, 2008 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Veterans Day celebration planned

One of the nation's most distinguished military officers will be the keynote speaker during Dawsonville's Fourth Annual Veterans Day Celebration on Nov. 11.

November 16, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local government workers complete management course

Cathy Brooks, public affairs coordinator for Dawson County, wiped her brow and smiled last Tuesday as she accepted a certificate for completing the Management Development Program with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

November 16, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Recapping the election

Running on a platform of change, Barack Obama broke through barriers to become the nation's first African American president Tuesday with an early win over Arizona Senator John McCain.

November 16, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


School system braces for more cutbacks

The possibility of losing more than $250,000 of his operating budget has Dawson County's school superintendent planning for cutbacks.

November 16, 2008 | Michele Hester | Education


Going to the polls

Voters were standing in line as early as 6 a.m. for polls opening at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning in the nation's historic 2008 Presidential Election.

November 15, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Fire destroys home

Authorities are trying to determine the cause of a Friday afternoon fire that destroyed a home on Dill Lane.

November 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Business community thanks top teachers

The local business community last week paid tribute to the county's top teachers.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Chase wins again

Downtown Dawsonville is not typically known for its loud nightlife. Except when there's a NASCAR race on TV and native son Chase Elliott is celebrating in victory lane.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Electronic recycling event is Saturday

Keep Dawson County Beautiful's annual electronics recycling event is this weekend.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Chase Elliott wins again

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott won his second consecutive victory in the Nationwide Series Friday at Darlington Speedway in South Carolina.

April 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


FAA awards pilot

A local pilot, who currently serves as director of operations for the Georgia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol based in Gainesville, was recently recognized for flying accident free through his 54-year career.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County seeks back taxes from business

County officials are once again seeking legal action against a local hotel owner over delinquent taxes.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


County plans hearings on proposed burn ordinance

Dawson County officials have agreed to move forward with public hearings on a proposed ordinance that would limit where debris from construction sites can be burned.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Drivers put Dawsonville in spotlight

Chase Elliott's first Nationwide Series win Friday night made Dawsonville the most popular city in the country, at least for a few minutes.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Authorities seek suspect in reported car theft

Authorities are hoping the public can help them identify the man who reportedly stole a vehicle from a local repair shop.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


CHASE WINS!

The siren at the world famous Pool Room rang out through Dawsonville on Friday night after native son Chase Elliott won his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Drug treatment court seeks new coordinator

Dawson County Treatment Court is under new management.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Chase Elliott wins first Nationwide Series race

The siren at the world famous Pool Room rang out through Dawsonville Friday night when Chase Elliott won his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

April 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Coffee with a Cop offers safety advice

In an effort to educate seniors on the dangers they could face, the Dawson County Sheriff's Office conducted a question and answer session Thursday at the Margie Weaver Senior Center.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Club updates splash park concept

The Rotary Club of Dawson County has updated the initial concept for its community splash pad at Rock Creek Park.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Kroger awarded as top United Way contributor

Dawsonville Kroger is again United Way for Dawson County's top contributor.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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