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Volunteers training for new station

A joint agreement between Dawson and Pickens counties put a fire station in the under-served area around Monument Road last year.

July 21, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Jail chief named tops in the state

A year after taking over as detention center administrator, Dawson County Sheriff's Maj. Jeff Johnson was named the state's top jail commander.

July 21, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Motorcyclist’s family retains an attorney

The family of a Dawsonville man killed last month when his motorcycle struck a county maintenance truck has retained legal counsel to review the collision.

July 14, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local teens likely to face theft charges

Authorities likely will charge three teenagers in connection with a July 7 crime spree that targeted nearly two dozen vehicles near Ga. 400.

July 14, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man pleads guilty to child molestation

A Dawsonville man must serve at least half of the 40-year prison sentence he received after admitting he sexually abused a teenage family member.

July 14, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Three residents tapped for panel

A group of local business leaders agreed earlier this week to sit on an economic advisory council for the 9th Congressional District.

July 14, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


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


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Proposed Black’s Mill cell tower draws opposition

Neighbors living in and around Black's Mill Place subdivision have banded together in opposition to a cell phone tower proposed for the area.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Elliott makes Sprint Cup debut Sunday

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is set to make his Sprint Cup debut in Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Variance makes way for new Aldi store on Ga. 400

Dawson County's Planning Commission approved a variance last week that could make way for a new grocery store on Ga. 400.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Dawsonville man in standoff arrested again

Days after a Dawsonville man with a shotgun held officers at bay for nearly five hours, deputies issued a new warrant for his arrest, this time for aggravated stalking.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


County pursuing legal action to recover back taxes

Dawson County Commissioners last week agreed to move forward with litigation against a local innkeeper in an effort to recoup more than $30,000 in delinquent hotel/motel taxes.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Ellijay teen killed in fiery crash on Hwy. 52

A Gilmer County teen was killed in a fiery crash last week when his car ran off the road in northwestern Dawson County, hit a tree and ignited in flames.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Removal of trees part of ‘routine maintenance’

County officials say the removal of 16 trees is part of the routine maintenance needed as workers prepare to open the campground of War Hill Park this weekend.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


No adjustment to humane society funds

A vote last week by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners requires an annual audit of the local animal shelter's finances.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Republicans salute Churchill’s legacy

There was a capacity crowd at Big Canoe on March 13 to pay tribute to Winston Churchill's life, legacy and leadership.

March 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Aldi is coming to Dawson County

Dawson County's Planning Commission approved a variance Tuesday that could make way for a new grocery store on Ga. 400.

March 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Intersection update irks business owner

The changes planned for the crossing at Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 has the owner of a local restaurant wondering how he'll be able to stay in business without access to his main entrance.

March 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ellijay teen killed in fiery crash

A Gilmer County teen was killed in a fiery crash Tuesday afternoon when his car ran off the road in northwestern Dawson County, hit a tree and ignited in flames.

March 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Humane society at risk to lose funds

Commissioners are considering a measure that could reduce funding for the local animal shelter.

March 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Spring has sprung

After a bitter cold winter that brought snow, sleet and ice to the area on multiple occasions, local families welcomed the near 80 degree temperatures that started blooming earlier this week.

March 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Murder suspect enters not guilty plea

The Dawson County man charged with murder in the shooting death of a local coach has entered a not guilty plea.

March 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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