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Outlet store seeks $100K inventory

As much as $100,000 in merchandise is reportedly missing from a local outlet store following a remodeling in mid-August.

September 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Service pays respect to missing soldiers

A remembrance service Friday night will pay respect to soldiers who remain missing or were once prisoners of war.

September 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dozens to help at Day of Caring

United Way for Dawson County kicks off its 2010 fundraising campaign this Friday with a Day of Caring.

September 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


9/11 remembrance service planned

On Saturday, nine years will have passed since the terrorists attacks on the United States.

September 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Lucky Dogs’ win big during casino night

Luck was on the side of the Dawson County Humane Society on Aug. 28 as volunteers collected proceeds from the inaugural Lucky Dog Casino fundraiser.

September 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Board considering beautification program

Grants, county funds and committed community involvement would be required if the Dawson County Board of Commissioners moves forward with a program to beautify portions of Ga. 400.

September 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Varsity submits site plans

Site plans were submitted last week for the much anticipated Varsity Jr. on Ga. 400 in Dawson County.

September 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Man killed in wreck with bus

Services were held Sunday for a former pastor involved in a Sept. 1 collision with a tour bus in Dawson County.

September 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Man sentenced in child porn case

A former assistant manager of a local retail store was sentenced Friday to more than seven years in federal prison on child pornography charges.

September 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man in crash with tour bus dies

The elderly man involved in a collision with a tour bus in Dawson County Wednesday morning has died.

September 02, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ceremony planned for fire station

Fire service in Dawson County's Liberty community has come a long way from its roots almost four decades ago.

September 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Authorities probe possible stabbing

Authorities are investigating an apparent stabbing that left a 26-year-old man hospitalized Tuesday in critical condition.

September 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Regional development honors local mayor

Almost three decades have passed since Dawsonville Mayor Joe Lane Cox attended his first regional development meeting.

September 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Domestic terrorism charges dismissed

Domestic terrorism charges have been dropped against two local soldiers accused of tossing training grenades into a crowd last month.

September 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Humane society presents audit

An auditor with a Marietta accounting firm gave the Dawson County Humane Society's finances a clean bill of health.

September 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


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Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Veterans park

A service Monday at Veterans Memorial Park will honor local military men and women who served their country honorably and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Rotary Club of Dawson County named tops

The Rotary Club of Dawson County has been named 2014-2015 Club of the Year among large clubs in the district.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville man accused of hitting family member with metal fire poker

A Dawsonville man has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with the brutal beating of a family member.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Manufacturer moving to Dawson

A manufacturer currently based in north Forsyth broke ground on its new plant in Dawson County earlier this month.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Man pleads guilty to Lumpkin church thefts

A Dahlonega man pleaded guilty last week to his part in a string of church burglaries in Lumpkin County.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Marine pilot with ties to Dawsonville killed delivering disaster aid

A candlelight vigil and prayer service was held Sunday at Juno Baptist Church in memory of U.S. Marine Mark Johnson, one of eight soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed on a relief mission in Nepal.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lawmakers recap legislative session

The state's new transportation funding mechanism was among the key topics last week when Dawson County's state delegation met to recap the 2015 legislative session.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Caldwell claims elusive state title

Dawson County Senior Madison Caldwell went into Monday's state championship golf match with nerves of steel, an unmatched mental focus and a drive to achieve the goal she set for herself four years ago.

May 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School


Proposal designed to prevent underage drinking

Parents caught allowing their kids to host drinking parties with their friends could face hefty fines and punishments if a proposed ordinance is passed by county commissioners.

May 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Marine pilot with ties to Dawsonville killed delivering military aid

A candlelight vigil and prayer service was held Sunday at Juno Baptist Church in memory of U.S. Marine Mark Johnson, one of eight soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed on a relief mission in Nepal.

May 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Cumming man killed in tree-cutting accident

A Cumming man was killed in a tree-cutting accident Tuesday evening in southern Dawson County.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


DCHS wins ‘All-Sports Trophy’

Student athletes and coaches are celebrating Dawson County High's latest victory after the school was awarded the Region 7-AAA All-Sports Trophy last week.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School


Weapons, ammo stolen from deputy’s vehicle

Authorities are investigating the thefts of guns and ammo taken from a deputy's service vehicle last week.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Governor’s seal lifts local moonshiners’ spirits

Visitors touring the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery will soon have the option to take home a bottle of its signature backwoods spirits.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Dawson man dies from injuries sustained in crash

A Dawson County man died Sunday from injuries sustained in a head-on collision near his home a week before.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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