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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


Man in crash with tour bus dies

The elderly man involved in a collision with a tour bus in Dawson County Wednesday morning has died.

September 02, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ceremony planned for fire station

Fire service in Dawson County's Liberty community has come a long way from its roots almost four decades ago.

September 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Authorities probe possible stabbing

Authorities are investigating an apparent stabbing that left a 26-year-old man hospitalized Tuesday in critical condition.

September 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Regional development honors local mayor

Almost three decades have passed since Dawsonville Mayor Joe Lane Cox attended his first regional development meeting.

September 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Domestic terrorism charges dismissed

Domestic terrorism charges have been dropped against two local soldiers accused of tossing training grenades into a crowd last month.

September 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Humane society presents audit

An auditor with a Marietta accounting firm gave the Dawson County Humane Society's finances a clean bill of health.

September 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Man charged with child molestation

A 53-year-old Dawson County man was arrested Monday on charges that he molested a young boy.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Store owner, worker face charges

Two people face drug charges after an undercover sting Friday afternoon at a local convenience store.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Bond set for two soldiers in explosion

An attorney for one of three Dahlonega soldiers accused of tossing grenade simulators into a Dawsonville crowd earlier this month said his client cannot pay the $200,000 bond a judge set Aug. 19.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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PetSmart clear to operate at new shopping center

County commissioners last week approved a special use permit to allow PetSmart to operate at the new shopping center going in at the southeast intersection ...

June 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Rotary Day celebration offers free food, fun

Rotary Club of Dawson County invites the entire community out to Rotary Day at Rotary Island Saturday for a summer celebration featuring free food, music ...

June 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ministry aims to make sure kids won’t go to bed hungry

Children should go to bed happy, not hungry is the profound theme for volunteers with Meals by Grace

June 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ministry thrives to help women heal

Jada Fiorentino doesn't like to look back at the life she once lived, the life of drug addition, sexual abuse and self-destruction.

June 15, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Two downtown businesses to split city grant funds

A new art studio and an existing event venue in downtown Dawsonville are set to split $7,500 in grant funding from the city of ...

June 15, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


White primer on Historic Courthouse concerns residents

The past few weeks have had many residents in Dawson County in full fret mode as they have driven through downtown Dawsonville and seen the ...

June 08, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Water quality improved for Pigeon Creek

Water quality has improved for residents living in Pigeon Creek Estates following the city's move to reroute service through a new well.

June 07, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


New church looks to find permanent pastor, location

A new church founded last year in Dawson County, is looking to hire a permanent pastor in the coming months.

June 07, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Illinois company purchases Dawsonville label maker SleeveCo

A leading supplier of high-impact decorative labels announced last week the acquisition of Dawsonville-based SleeveCo.

June 07, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Women charged in children's truancy

Warrants were issued last week for two Dawson County mothers accused of violating the state's school truancy law.

June 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Proposed city budget up $400,000 from current year

The park going in behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex and plans to continue with a downtown revitalization project top capital expenses in the city's ...

June 02, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Attorney for citizen journalist wants DA disqualified from criminal case

Counsel for a citizen journalist facing criminal charges over a ruckus at a political rally in 2014 has filed a motion in an attempt to ...

June 01, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Coalition forms locally to combat Zika

A local doctor is encouraging the community to take precautions against the Zika virus.

June 01, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Upgrades planned for Dawson Forest Road

Commissioners are considering a plan to rehabilitate Dawson Forest Road.

June 01, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Summer shines: Hot holiday weekend kicks off season

In a high-pitched squeak, 4-year-old Patience Finnegan ran toward her grandma.

June 01, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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