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First responders give details of alleged shooting scene in 2014 Dawson death

Deputies, a paramedic and the crime scene tech, who were among the first responders on the scene of a fatal shooting in November 2014, testified on behalf of the state Wednesday in the murder trial of a Dawson County man accused in the death of a local little league coach.

February 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawson County jury seated for murder trial

A Dawson County jury was seated Monday night after hours of questions to potential jurors in the murder trial of Herman James "Bo" Seppenfield VII, who is accused in the 2014 shooting death of a popular little league coach.

February 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Cumming man arrested after crashing truck into Dawsonville Walmart

Dawson County Sheriff's deputies have made an arrest in connection with the early morning crash in which a Cumming man drove a Ford pick-up through the front glass doors at Walmart in Dawsonville.

February 21, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Lady Tigers' post season ends with second round loss to Laney

The Dawson County Lady Tigers' post season came to an end Friday night with a 64-45 loss to Laney in the second round of the state AAA playoffs.

February 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Meet and greet planned for Thursday

The public is invited to join Dawson County Commissioners on Thursday as they hold a meet and greet for newly appointed County Manager Randy Dowling.

February 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County retail ‘back in fashion’

The announcement that two new retail developments are going in at Ga. 400 and Dawson Forest in Dawson County has been named to a list of the top-10 things to happen in North Georgia in 2015.

February 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


New subdivision planned in Dawsonville

Developers are looking to bring more than 100 new homes into the city of Dawsonville.

February 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Task force forms to find tenant for Kroger building

A taskforce has formed to find suitable new tenants for the current Kroger location in Dawson County.

February 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville’s Chase Elliott ready for ‘the 500’

Chase Elliott was trying to believe his lifelong dream of being a Sprint Cup driver was finally coming true when reality became even more unbelievable.

February 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


GDOT seeks public input on roundabout planned in western Dawson

Barbara Roberts can name dozens of times she's almost been hit pulling out of her driveway on Hwy. 52 near its intersection with Elliott Family Parkway.

February 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pastor Protection Act passes first hurdles

One of several proposed religious freedom bills won approval in the Georgia House Judiciary Commitee on Tuesday and now moves on to the full House for a vote.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Snow day for area students

Students across Dawson County go their wish for a snow day after a dusting of powder throughout the day and overnight Tuesday prompted schools to be closed Wednesday.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Economy expert to speak at chamber lunch

North Georgia real estate and economic expert Frank Norton Jr. will highlight trends in the local housing market and commercial industry during the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Accused jewelry bandits indicted in Florida

A Northern District of Florida Grand Jury has indicted an Atlanta area pair accused in a Southeast jewelry theft operation.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


GDOT seeks public comment on intersection

State transportation officials will be at Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge Thursday to gage public opinion over changes proposed to the intersection of Highways 52 and 183 in western Dawson County.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Dawson County News moves to new office near downtown square

Dawson County News is on the move.

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Woman and pet attacked by pack of dogs

City officials have made contact with the owners of three dogs that attacked a Dawsonville woman walking her small dog in her backyard Saturday morning.

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


City of Dawsonville receives $100,000 grant

The City of Dawsonville is among more than a dozen municipalities poised to receive thousands of dollars through the state's Recreational Trail Grants program.

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Early voting begins Monday for May 24 General Primary

The early voting period for this year's May 24 General Primary begins Monday at the Dawson County Voter Registration and Elections Office in downtown ...

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Political newcomer promises to bring new perspective to county commission

A political newcomer who's been active in the local Republican Party for the last several years promises to bring a fresh perspective and new ...

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


‘Olympians’ compete in special games

Student Olympians from across Dawson County were going for gold last week as they sprinted, tossed and bowled in some very special games held at ...

April 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | Education


Congregation seeks volunteers to serve community

The congregation at Mountain Lake Church-Dawson invites the community to join them in a day of service.

April 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Adult siblings killed in head-on crash

Authorities have identified the two people killed in Monday's head-on collision on Kelly Bridge Road as adult siblings from Dawsonville.

April 19, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Toddlers die in Monday afternoon house fire

The Dawson and Lumpkin communities are mourning the deaths of two toddlers who died in a mobile home fire Monday afternoon.

April 19, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Two killed in Kelly Bridge Road head-on collision

Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle is now confirming that two people have died from injuries sustained in the head-on collision this afternoon on Kelly Bridge ...

April 18, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Drone bill waits Deal’s approval

A House bill awaiting the governor's signature has potential to set the stage for Georgia to be a leader in the unmanned aircraft industry.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners reject long-term hydrant contract

County commissioners last week said they were not comfortable approving a long term contract with the local water and sewer authority for hydrants.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Package found in lot deemed safe

Authorities investigating a suspicious package reported in the parking lot of Walmart in Dawsonville last week found no threat to the public.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville man accused of rape

A local man has been charged with rape in connection with an alleged beating attack at his Dawson County home.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Low cost rabies clinics this weekend

Low cost rabies vaccinations will be available Saturday at various locations across the county.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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