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Attorney tapped to lead state child welfare division

The watchdog agency of the state's child welfare system has a new director.

January 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Growing church expands downtown

It wasn't long ago that Pastor Sam Nissen was holding Sunday morning services in the yard of his home in northwestern Dawson County.

January 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Board opposes request

When the Easons moved into the Gold Creek subdivision in 2012, the couple thought they were buying a house in the Dawsonville city limits.

January 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Liquor bill is designed to boost tourism at distilleries

A bill expected to be introduced in the Georgia General Assembly soon is intended to boost tourism at the state's distilleries.

January 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Prizes up for grabs in annual Super Bowl contest

The faceoff between the Denver Broncos' record-breaking offense and the Seattle Seahawks' top defense in Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2 is anticipated to be one of the most explosive matchups in recent years.

January 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tanner to introduce sludge legislation this week

The issue of sludge application is expected to go before state lawmakers this week.

January 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Big Canoe developer looks to expand, seeks investors

Big Canoe Company LLC is in search of an investment partner to expand the residential mountain resort.

January 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Engineer announces commission seat bid

A political newcomer has announced plans to run for the Dawson County commission District 1 post.

January 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Chamber celebrates year

The stars shone brightly Friday night as the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce celebrated a successful year and honored many for their community contributions.

January 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Drownings are ruled accidental

Autopsy reports have confirmed that two Dawson County men pulled from Lake Lanier on Friday drowned.

January 14, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Weather system could bring wintry mix

A mix of wintry weather expected to move in tonight could bring up to an inch of snow in higher elevations.

January 14, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bodies pulled from lake are missing Dawson County men

Authorities have confirmed that the bodies found in Fredericks Cove on Lake Lanier Friday afternoon in Dawson County are that of Mason Cox and David Wood.

January 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Two bodies recovered in Fredericks Cove

The bodies of two men have been found in Fredericks Cove on Lake Lanier near the site where two Dawson County young men reportedly went missing on Jan. 2.

January 10, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Candlelight vigil planned for Sunday

A candlelight vigil is planned Sunday for the two Dawson County men missing since Jan. 2.

January 10, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Deal speaks to Republicans

In one of his first public appearances of the new year, Gov. Nathan Deal addressed area Republicans during a fireside chat Thursday in Dahlonega.

January 08, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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Articles By Author - Michele Hester


Business community thanks top teachers

The local business community last week paid tribute to the county's top teachers.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Chase wins again

Downtown Dawsonville is not typically known for its loud nightlife. Except when there's a NASCAR race on TV and native son Chase Elliott is celebrating in victory lane.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Electronic recycling event is Saturday

Keep Dawson County Beautiful's annual electronics recycling event is this weekend.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Chase Elliott wins again

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott won his second consecutive victory in the Nationwide Series Friday at Darlington Speedway in South Carolina.

April 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


FAA awards pilot

A local pilot, who currently serves as director of operations for the Georgia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol based in Gainesville, was recently recognized for flying accident free through his 54-year career.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County seeks back taxes from business

County officials are once again seeking legal action against a local hotel owner over delinquent taxes.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


County plans hearings on proposed burn ordinance

Dawson County officials have agreed to move forward with public hearings on a proposed ordinance that would limit where debris from construction sites can be burned.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Drivers put Dawsonville in spotlight

Chase Elliott's first Nationwide Series win Friday night made Dawsonville the most popular city in the country, at least for a few minutes.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Authorities seek suspect in reported car theft

Authorities are hoping the public can help them identify the man who reportedly stole a vehicle from a local repair shop.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


CHASE WINS!

The siren at the world famous Pool Room rang out through Dawsonville on Friday night after native son Chase Elliott won his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Drug treatment court seeks new coordinator

Dawson County Treatment Court is under new management.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Chase Elliott wins first Nationwide Series race

The siren at the world famous Pool Room rang out through Dawsonville Friday night when Chase Elliott won his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

April 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Coffee with a Cop offers safety advice

In an effort to educate seniors on the dangers they could face, the Dawson County Sheriff's Office conducted a question and answer session Thursday at the Margie Weaver Senior Center.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Club updates splash park concept

The Rotary Club of Dawson County has updated the initial concept for its community splash pad at Rock Creek Park.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Kroger awarded as top United Way contributor

Dawsonville Kroger is again United Way for Dawson County's top contributor.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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