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Tigers ready for round two of the playoffs

The crowd wore white last week, but for Friday night's second round playoff game, the Dawson County Tigers are calling for everyone to wear black in support of the team.

November 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


BOC begins search for next county manager

The search for Dawson County's next chief administrative officer began last week when commissioners opened advertisements to replace Cindy Campbell, who unexpectedly resigned last month.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Maxwell will play baseball for UGA

Dawson County athletics inked a historical moment last week when Tucker Maxwell signed on to play baseball for the University of Georgia.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Vietnam serviceman is Veteran of the Year

Sitting on the front row of Dawson County Middle School's auditorium, surrounded by family and friends, Charles Spain listened to stories of military men recalling their service during Dawsonville's annual Veterans Day ceremony last week.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson student scores above average on Milestones

The results of the Georgia Milestones test are in, and despite lower than expected scores, Dawson County school officials said they are not disappointed.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


Council names finalists for city manager

Council members have named two finalists for Dawsonville's newly created city manager position.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Cheerleaders place sixth at state meet

The Dawson County High Competition Cheerleaders are in celebration mode after placing sixth in Saturday's state completion at the Columbus Civic Center.

November 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Grand jury indicts citizen journalist

A Roswell woman, who bills herself as a citizen journalist, was indicted yesterday on charges resulting from her refusal to stop videoing and leave a political rally at Burt's Farm last year.

November 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawson takes on Ringgold in 1st round of state playoffs

The Dawson County Tigers are calling for a white-out when the Region 7-AAA champs take on Ringgold in the first round of the state playoffs in Dawsonville tonight.

November 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Sheriff’s debate canceled

Organizers have canceled tonight's debate at McKee's Chapel.

November 12, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawsonville celebrates veterans with luncheon, ceremony and parade

Veterans of all ages and from each branch of the military will be honored today during Dawsonville's annual Veterans Day celebration.

November 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


New stores announced for Publix shopping center

Developers announced on Friday two new stores will be joining Publix in the new retail center at the southeast intersection of Ga. 400 and Dawson Forest Road.

November 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Commissioners approve 2016 spending plan

Commissioners approved the county's 2016 spending plan last week with the addition of a $408,000 increase over what was initially proposed.

November 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


First Dawson County sheriff’s debate set for Thursday

The first planned debate for candidates vying to be Dawson County's next sheriff will be held tomorrow at McKee's Chapel.

November 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Owners break ground on state’s first Culver’s

The weeks of rain the area has received may have made the ground mushy, but that didn't stop Friday's ceremony to celebrate the upcoming opening of the state's first Culver's restaurant.

November 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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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 ...

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 ...

February 10, 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 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson maintains ‘StormReady’ status

Dawson County is once again being recognized as a National Weather Service StormReady community.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Former city councilman will run for county commission seat

Former Dawsonville City Councilman Chris Gaines announced last week that he plans to seek Dawson County's District 2 commission seat.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


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 ...

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


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 ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Three Tigers qualify for state wrestling championships

Coming off his best in class win a week earlier, Dawson County freshman Kelton LeBaron was one of three Tigers to qualify for the state ...

February 09, 2016 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Tigers see improvement

One thing the Dawson County High School varsity boys basketball team didn't have a lot of coming in to the season was experience. Head ...

February 09, 2016 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Dawson County under winter weather advisory

With the potential for a surge of winter weather tonight, the Dawson County School System will make a decision on whether to cancel classes early ...

February 08, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Possible gas leak at medical center

Emergency crews are at Northside-Dawson Medical Campus investigating a possible gas leak.

February 08, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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


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