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Mother, daughter plead guilty in theft case

A Dawson County woman who admitted to stealing thousands from her former employer will spend the next three months behind bars.

May 18, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Effort nets 22 arrests

The local sheriff's office is working with several anti-drug groups and partner agencies in its ongoing effort to keep drugs out of Dawson County.

May 11, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

‘What’ll ya have’

Growing up in Atlanta, Joyce Harris remembers being "courted" at the world-famous Varsity on North Avenue.

May 11, 2011 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Local businessman announces council bid

A downtown businessman announced Monday he will seek a seat on the Dawsonville City Council in the November election.

May 11, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

Rabies clinics this weekend

In an effort to protect man and man's best friends, the county's annual rabies clinics sponsored by 4-H get underway Saturday morning.

May 11, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Weekend festival brings hundreds to Dawsonville

Last weekend's weather was pretty close to perfect for the 10th annual Dawson County Arts Council Spring Fling Festival.

May 11, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Two charged with shoplifting

Hundreds of dollars of children's clothing and designer shoes were recovered May 4, just minutes after associates at the local outlet mall reported the merchandise stolen.

May 11, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Soccer club presents plans

A town hall meeting Friday night introduced the new club selected to oversee Dawson County Park and Recreation's soccer program this fall.

May 04, 2011 | Michele Hester | Parks & Recreation

‘Soldier Boy’ continues fight

Kenny Stewart and his mother, Ana Miles, say they are blessed to have such a large family.

May 04, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Official honored for work

A local official was recognized by his peers Monday night for contributions to public service in county government.

May 04, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

Varsity Jr. to open Monday

The world famous words "what'll ya have" will echo through north Georgia as Varsity Jr. opens in Dawsonville next week.

May 04, 2011 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Dinner celebrates survivors

Monday night's dinner at First Baptist Church of Dawsonville was a celebration of survivorship.

May 04, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Event offers doses of healthy information

Michele DeBlois sat down for a vision screening last Tuesday having an idea about the results.

May 04, 2011 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Massive development approved for north end

Neighboring property owners are applauding a plan that could bring more than 1,500 new homes to northern Dawson County.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Commission backs raising lake level

Dawson is the latest county to sign a resolution in favor of raising the water level of Lake Lanier.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

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Police: Man set fire over bad drug deal

Authorities are saying a Dawsonville man was so mad after a drug deal that he walked to a neighbor's home where he poured gasoline ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Thanksgiving feast free to everyone

Preparations are in place for anyone wanting to celebrate the holidays with a hearty feast this Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Realignment in works for grades 6-12

A proposal to realign 6th-12th grades in the Dawson County School System are in the works with plans for the change to begin as early ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Date set for rescheduled sheriff’s candidate debate

Organizers have set a date to reschedule a recently canceled sheriff's candidate debate.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Commissioners deny slaughterhouse zoning

A family that has spent more than $50,000 on equipment in preparation of opening a butchery and slaughterhouse on the east side of the ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Chase Elliott wins ‘Most Popular Driver’ for second consecutive season

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott has once again been voted one of NASCAR's most popular drivers.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Bearden signs to play basketball at Lenoire-Rhyne

Lady Tiger Karlie Bearden is the first to admit she wasn't always the basketball player she is today.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School

Tigers defeat Spencer 22-12

The 7-AAA champion Dawson County Tigers kept the dream alive Friday night, defeating Spencer High's Green Waves 22-12 in the second round of the ...

November 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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

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 ...

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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

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