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Bearden named county GOP chair

Saturday's district convention of the Dawson County Republican Party ushered in a new chairman.

March 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Walking trail is on sales tax wish list

A 10-mile walking trail that would begin near Riverview Middle School and end at War Hill Park is one of several Dawson County projects that could be funded by a regional 1-cent transportation tax.

March 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Power enters council race

Political newcomer Jason Power announced Saturday that he will seek a seat on the Dawsonville City Council in the November election.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Sheriff shifting positions

The struggling economy, evolving crime trends and the county's new courthouse have forced Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle to re-evalute his agency's operations.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Worker faces theft charges

A 24-year-old Dahlonega woman was arrested Monday after she reportedly took about $30,000 from the local Walmart.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Speaks named assistant chief

A career firefighter and paramedic was recently named assistant chief for Dawson County Emergency Services.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Family calls new home a ‘blessing’

Bethany Berg couldn't stop smiling Saturday morning as she and her teenage sons hammered the first nails into their new home in northern Forsyth County.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Chili Bowl proceeds benefit local scholars

Rain threatened to wash out a benefit flag football tournament at Dawson County High School over the weekend.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Government receives excellence award

For the third time in six years, Dawson County's government has been recognized for its efforts and efficiency.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Expo spotlights businesses

A handyman for 30 years, Robert Hartman likes to keep up with new construction tools and gadgets.

March 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Flag football tourney benefits local high school scholars

The Dawson County Jaycees club is looking for a few more teams for Saturday's charity flag football tournament at Dawson County High School.

March 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Judge rules in park’s favor

The defendants in a lawsuit aimed at halting construction of a motorsports park in western Dawson County scored a victory last week when a judge granted numerous motions in their favor.

March 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Reservoir tops talk on water

A panel of experts fielded questions on regional water issues, including the controversial Shoal Creek Reservoir proposal, Saturday morning in Dawsonville.

March 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Event raises money for local deputy

A recent dinner and dance raised more than $10,000 for an ailing Dawson County Sheriff's deputy who collapsed while on the job in December.

February 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Busy weekend for first responders

Dawson County Emergency Services personnel stayed busy over the weekend with a number of serious injury calls and several brush fires.

February 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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11-year-old in dirt bike crash dies

A charity page to assist with final expenses has been set up in memory of a Dawson County boy involved in a dirt bike wreck ...

May 26, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Child in critical condition following dirt bike wreck

An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a dirt bike wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon.

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Long Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer of fun

The sun is out and it's been nice for several weeks now, but it's the long Memorial Day weekend that many consider the ...

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Independent zombie flick films at historic jail

Dawson County's Historic Jail will serve as the backdrop for an independent movie being filmed in mid-June.

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Attorney for accused jewel thief wants some charges dropped

The attorney for a woman accused of robbing Zales Outlet in Dawsonville last summer wants some of the charges against her client dropped, according to ...

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Delivery driver reports armed robbery

The driver of a delivery van was reportedly robbed at gunpoint Friday evening in western Dawson County.

May 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Deputy resigns following DUI arrest in Lumpkin

A Dawson County Sheriff's deputy tendered his resignation following his arrest in Lumpkin County when he was charged with driving under the influence of ...

May 19, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Pup recovering after dog pack attack

Bowser, the 9-year-old miniature Schnauzer attacked last month by a pack of dogs in downtown Dawsonville, is recovering well, according to his owner.

May 19, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


'Suspicious' package deemed safe

The Biscayne neighborhood is back to normal following the report of a suspicious package found at a home on Sandcastle Court.

May 18, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Suspicious package’ reported at Dawson County home

Dawson County deputies are investigating a suspicious package found at a home on Sandcastle Court in the Biscayne subdivision, near Ga. 400.

May 18, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bobbie T. Owen

Bobbie T. Owen, 74, of Dawsonville, died May 16, 2016.

May 18, 2016 | Michele Hester | OBITS


New traffic signals planned in Ga. 400 corridor

Dawson County motorists can expect to see new traffic signals along the Ga. 400 corridor within the next few months in response to the increased ...

May 18, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Primary election is set for Tuesday

Advanced voting continues through Friday for Tuesday's General Primary election.

May 18, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Cancer fundraiser relays past $50,000 goal

Some ran, others walked and many held hands with loved ones as they relayed around the makeshift track in front of the Dawsonville Municipal Complex ...

May 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Residents vow to fight for hydrants

Residents living in the areas of Kilough and Nix Bridge roads are vowing to continue their fight to get fire hydrants in the area.

May 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


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