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Rotary inducts officers

Dawson County Rotary Club installed a new slate of officers last month and handed the presidential gavel to longtime club treasurer Kathy Fuller.

July 14, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tax increase unlikely

While neighboring counties are opting to increase property taxes to offset declining revenue, Dawson County officials do not plan to raise the millage rate for 2011.

July 14, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Candidates make their final appeals to voters

From waving flags on street corners to knocking on doors and sending mass e-mails, candidates are hoping to rake in support as the July 20 primary election enters its final days.

July 14, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Board declares loss in clerk case

The Dawson County commission voted Thursday to officially declare a loss in an effort to recover the nearly $225,000 in funds taken from the local Clerk of Courts office.

July 07, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Early voting turnout lower than expected

With less than two weeks left before Election Day, the steady stream of early voters at the Dawson County Board of Elections has almost dried up.

July 07, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Teen hospitalized after wreck

A Dawsonville teenager remained hospitalized Tuesday, five days after he was injured in a two-vehicle wreck near Ga. 400.

July 07, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Water official will speak to chamber

Preparing for future growth will be the topic of discussion as Etowah Water and Sewer Authority General Manager Brooke Anderson speaks to the local chamber of commerce tomorrow.

July 07, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Traffic advisory for holiday

Authorities are advising travelers not attending Saturday's Dawson Day Sparks in the Park fireworks display at Rock Creek Park to avoid the area.

June 30, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Charges likely after passenger ejected

Authorities say a Dawsonville man likely will face charges after a passenger fell out of the Jeep he was driving Friday night on Ga. 400 and was killed when hit by an oncoming minivan.

June 30, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Hopefuls for clerk face off at forum

Passport fees and fiscal responsibility topped discussions during a June 24 political forum at Dawson County Middle School.

June 30, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Independence celebration Saturday at Rock Creek

Fireworks will light up the sky Saturday night at Rock Creek Park as Dawson County gets a jump start on the July Fourth holiday.

June 30, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Teenager hit by boat on Father’s Day dies

A Woodstock teenager died of her injuries June 24, four days after she was struck by a boat on Lake Lanier.

June 30, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Grand Jury hands down indictments

A Dawson County Grand Jury last week indicted 20 suspects on charges ranging from perjury to child molestation and statutory rape. The following list of indictments was provided by the Dawson County Clerk of Superior Courts office.

June 30, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


New leadership plans to move shelter forward

The Dawson County Humane Society installed a new executive board of directors during its June 3 meeting.

June 30, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Cadets awarded for superior skills

Sadie Hardsey is about six years away from graduating high school, but she knows what she plans to be when she grows up.

June 30, 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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