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Teen boating victim identified as Woodstock resident

Authorities have released the name of a teen who died Thursday after being struck by a boat on Lake Lanier over the weekend.

June 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Teen hit by boat in Dawson County dies

June 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Candidates square off at forum on Thursday

A political forum tomorrow night will be the first public arena for the county's 10 clerk of courts candidates to square off on the issues.

June 23, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Charges likely in wreck

A Dawson County employee involved in a June 15 fatal wreck near Veterans Memorial Park could face charges in connection with the incident, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

June 23, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


‘Celebrity’ Waiter event serves up fun

Fourteen local "celebrities" traded their business suits and briefcases for aprons and serving trays last week to raise more than $3,000 during the second annual Dawson County Family Connection Celebrity Waiter breakfast.

June 23, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Outlets a mecca for north Georgia

A North Georgia economist and forecaster said June 10 that residents must invest in the Dawson County medicine to see a recovery.

June 23, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Family earns certification

A local couple and their adult son recently took four hours out of their busy schedules to take part in a statewide initiative to become Certified Work Ready.

June 23, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Pick-up drivers buckle up

Pickup drivers have until July 2 to break the habit of not clicking a seat belt on local roads.

June 23, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Teen hit by boat

A 15-year-old girl remained in critical condition Tuesday, authorities said, two days after she was struck by a boat near Nix Bridge Park on Lake Lanier.

June 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Shelter to reopen today

The Dawson County Humane Society is scheduled to reopen today after the discovery of a sick dog forced the facility to go into lockdown for a couple days.

June 16, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Habitat grants wish

Within the next year, Bethany Berg will realize the joy of homeownership as she becomes the first Dawson County Habitat for Humanity recipient.

June 16, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Former deputy clerk, cohort plead guilty

Sentencing has been delayed until September for a former Dawson County deputy clerk of court and her accomplice who admitted last week they had taken about $82,000 from an office account.

June 16, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


High-speed chase ends with wreck, 3 arrests

A 37-year-old Cumming man faces nearly a dozen charges after he reportedly led authorities on a high-speed chase through Dawson County in a stolen truck.

June 16, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Grandmother wins $150K in the lottery

Sandra Smith plays the lottery on occasion.

June 09, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Restrictions lifted for many sex offenders

A law signed last month by Gov. Sonny Perdue allows more than half of the county's registered sex offenders to live and work wherever they want.

June 09, 2010 | By Stephen Gurr DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


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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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