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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


Drug court recognizes graduate

Rhonda Randolph is a drug addict.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Charges likely in wreck

Charges likely will be filed in connection with a three-vehicle wreck on Hwy. 53 that sent three people to area hospitals Aug. 18.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Casino night benefits shelter

Critters living at the local animal shelter hope you're feeling lucky Saturday for the Dawson County Humane Society's inaugural Lucky Dog Casino night.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Former UGA quarterback visits local club

Considered by many to be the University of Georgia's greatest quarterback in history, David Greene took time out of his schedule to speak to the local Jaycee's club last week.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local Tea Party surges in interest

Dawson County Tea Party organizers say they were not surprised by the high attendance at last week's meeting.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bond set at $200,000 for soldiers charged with domestic terrorism

A judge this morning set a $200,000 bond for soldiers accused of tossing grenade simulators into a Dawsonville crowd earlier this month.

August 19, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Despite lawsuit, park moves ahead

A new judge has been assigned to hear the case against a planned motorsports park in western Dawson County.

August 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Gold Creek sale pending

Gold Creek homeowners are hopeful that a potential buyer for the defunct golf club in the subdivision can close on the property this week.

August 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Driver cited after log truck overturns

The driver of a logging truck that overturned Friday afternoon, spilling logs onto the shoulder of Ga. 400, has been charged in connection with the incident.

August 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Twisting the night away

Dozens of couples put on their dancing shoes to "get down and boogie" Saturday night as the City of Dawsonville celebrated its 150th birthday.

August 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Driver rewarded for safety

Timothy Thorn wondered what he had done wrong when an officer directing traffic at Dawson County High School motioned for him to pull onto the shoulder of the road last Wednesday afternoon.

August 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


County budget down 8.8 percent

Patrol cars are necessities not luxury items, Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle said Monday.

August 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Prepared for crisis

Deputy Stan Harrison knows that he will more than likely be the first shot in the event an active shooter breaks out at Robinson Elementary School where he works as a resource officer.

August 11, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


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Local authorities search for man in CVS robbery

Authorities are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect from an armed robbery at CVS in Dawsonville last week.

February 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


County names planning director

County officials last week announced that a new planning and development director has been named.

February 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Annual Leap for Literacy set for Saturday

As cold as it has been recently, you'd think the community would be running toward warmer locales.

February 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lady Tigers advance to Sweet Sixteen

The undefeated Lady Tigers advanced to the Sweet Sixteen with Thursday's 71-35 win over Elbert County.

February 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School


Arbor Day Friday

The community is invited to a celebration of trees Friday afternoon at War Hill Park on Lake Lanier.

The Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee, in conjunction with Keep Dawson County Beautiful and the local extension agency, will meet at 2 p.m. in honor of Arbor Day, held in Georgia on the third week of February each year.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Arrest made in church fire

An arrest was made last week in connection with a fire late last year at Gospel Way Baptist Church.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Ice knocks down 1,000 trees

Crews were still moving downed trees from roadways and responding to weather-related incidents Tuesday afternoon, more than 12 hours after Mother Nature dumped at least a an estimated half inch of ice across Dawson County.

"Stay at home and off the roads unless it's an emergency," was the common request among first responders as early as noon Monday.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Forecaster predicts Dawson’s population at 100,000 by 2030

Community leaders are both hopeful and hesitant after hearing a north Georgia real estate forecaster say he expects the county's population to quadruple in the next 15 years.

"Our plan has always been to have 50,000 folks in 2030," said Dawson County Commission Chairman Mike Berg.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Lady Tigers go entire season without loss

The Dawson County Lady Tigers are perfect after Friday night's victory over West Hall.

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School


Dawsonville man killed in logging incident

A Dawsonville man died from injuries sustained in a logging incident over the weekend.

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County withdraws annexation objection

County leaders last week agreed they would not a fight a recent annexation into the city of Dawsonville.

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Mayor urges citizens to reject proposed transportation bill

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan is urging citizens in the city and county to reject a proposed transportation bill floating through the state capitol.

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Woman on probation for theft, forgery arrested again

An ex-realtor who pleaded guilty to theft and forgery charges last year was arrested again last week, this time for fraud.

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Retail center expected to break ground soon

Construction is expected to begin on a new retail center along Ga. 400 next month.

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Lady Tigers are perfect

The Dawson County Lady Tigers are perfect after Friday night's victory over West Hall at home.

February 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School


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