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Former property owner released from lawsuit

A judge ruled Sept. 14 that the former owner of 152 acres in western Dawson County is not a proper party for a lawsuit challenging the construction of a motorsports park on the site.

September 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


United Way sets goal

There wasn't a dry eye during Friday's lunch to kick off United Way for Dawson County's 2011 campaign.

September 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Poultry plant likely culprit for EPD fines

State and city officials say a local poultry packaging plant likely is to blame for excessive wastewater discharge in the sewer system.

September 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Citizens police academy seeking participants

Spaces are quickly filling for the Dawson County Sheriff's Office's annual Citizens Law Enforcement Academy.

September 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Government academy enters its third year

The third annual Dawson County Citizens Academy is underway and proving to be as interesting and informative as in past years.

September 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Council names Warne clerk

The Dawsonville City Council voted Monday night to appoint Bonnie Warne as city clerk.

September 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Outlet store seeks $100K inventory

As much as $100,000 in merchandise is reportedly missing from a local outlet store following a remodeling in mid-August.

September 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Service pays respect to missing soldiers

A remembrance service Friday night will pay respect to soldiers who remain missing or were once prisoners of war.

September 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dozens to help at Day of Caring

United Way for Dawson County kicks off its 2010 fundraising campaign this Friday with a Day of Caring.

September 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


9/11 remembrance service planned

On Saturday, nine years will have passed since the terrorists attacks on the United States.

September 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Lucky Dogs’ win big during casino night

Luck was on the side of the Dawson County Humane Society on Aug. 28 as volunteers collected proceeds from the inaugural Lucky Dog Casino fundraiser.

September 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Board considering beautification program

Grants, county funds and committed community involvement would be required if the Dawson County Board of Commissioners moves forward with a program to beautify portions of Ga. 400.

September 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Varsity submits site plans

Site plans were submitted last week for the much anticipated Varsity Jr. on Ga. 400 in Dawson County.

September 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Man killed in wreck with bus

Services were held Sunday for a former pastor involved in a Sept. 1 collision with a tour bus in Dawson County.

September 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Man sentenced in child porn case

A former assistant manager of a local retail store was sentenced Friday to more than seven years in federal prison on child pornography charges.

September 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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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


POA plans to buy 730 acres inside Big Canoe

A group of Big Canoe property owners are negotiating to purchase more than 700 acres of land in an effort to ensure the property will ...

January 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Threat of snow prompts officials to err on the side of caution

Milk and bread began disappearing from grocery shelves early last week as threats of ice and snow blew into the area.

January 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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