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Local Tea Party surges in interest

Dawson County Tea Party organizers say they were not surprised by the high attendance at last week's meeting.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bond set at $200,000 for soldiers charged with domestic terrorism

A judge this morning set a $200,000 bond for soldiers accused of tossing grenade simulators into a Dawsonville crowd earlier this month.

August 19, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Despite lawsuit, park moves ahead

A new judge has been assigned to hear the case against a planned motorsports park in western Dawson County.

August 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Gold Creek sale pending

Gold Creek homeowners are hopeful that a potential buyer for the defunct golf club in the subdivision can close on the property this week.

August 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Driver cited after log truck overturns

The driver of a logging truck that overturned Friday afternoon, spilling logs onto the shoulder of Ga. 400, has been charged in connection with the incident.

August 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Twisting the night away

Dozens of couples put on their dancing shoes to "get down and boogie" Saturday night as the City of Dawsonville celebrated its 150th birthday.

August 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Driver rewarded for safety

Timothy Thorn wondered what he had done wrong when an officer directing traffic at Dawson County High School motioned for him to pull onto the shoulder of the road last Wednesday afternoon.

August 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


County budget down 8.8 percent

Patrol cars are necessities not luxury items, Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle said Monday.

August 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Prepared for crisis

Deputy Stan Harrison knows that he will more than likely be the first shot in the event an active shooter breaks out at Robinson Elementary School where he works as a resource officer.

August 11, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Kayak race raises money for center

Katie Centofanti doesn't quite remember how old she was when she first learned to paddle a kayak.

August 11, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Trail dedication set for Friday

Until a few weeks ago, Veterans Memorial Park looked much like a ghost town most mornings.

August 11, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


3 soldiers in jail after bomb scare

Charges continue to mount for three enlisted soldiers who authorities say tossed training grenades into a crowd of people at a local parking lot over the weekend.

August 11, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Varsity announces plans for restaurant in Dawson

If all goes as planned, the words "What'll ya have?" will begin ringing in Dawson County before Christmas.

August 11, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Soldiers arrested after attack on crowd

Three enlisted soldiers from Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega were booked Monday morning on dozens of charges, including domestic terrorism, after authorities say they tossed explosive devices into a crowd of people in a Dawson County parking lot.

August 09, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man drowns in home pool

Authorities have ruled the July 29 drowning of a 34-year-old Dawson County man an accident.

August 04, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Articles By Author - Michele Hester


Trial dates set for murder suspect

Trial dates are set for the man accused of gunning down a popular coach last November.

May 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Couple seeks $1 million after criminal charges dismissed

A couple arrested for interference of child custody in 2014 is seeking a sizable retribution from the Dawson County Sheriff's Office after the charges were dismissed.

May 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Deal signs transparency bill

A bill signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday in Dawsonville opens transparency into one of the state's most secretive agencies.

May 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Rotary golf tourney raises $50K

For more than 100 golfers, even a bad day on the greens was better than a good day at work last week.

May 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Woman accused of ‘doctor shopping’

A Dawsonville woman is facing multiple charges in connection with what authorities are calling "doctor shopping."

May 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Officers step up patrols after second wreck near crossing

A head-on collision within feet of another less than two weeks earlier has the Dawson County Sheriff's Office stepping up patrols in the area.

May 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ordinance revision addresses commissioner compensation

Public hearings are planned to revise an ordinance regarding county commissioner compensation.

May 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Stories of years gone by grow on Tomato Day vine

Donna and Linda Puckett know a thing or two about growing tomatoes.

May 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Eugene “Gene” Emory Wallis

Eugene "Gene" Emory Wallis, 83, of Cumming, died May 3, 2015.

May 05, 2015 | Michele Hester | OBITS


Deal signs transparency bill in Dawsonville

A bill signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday in Dawsonville opens transparency into one of the state's most secretive agencies.

May 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Rotary Club essay winners reflect on life lessons

Nearly a dozen Dawson County High School students were recognized on April 23 for sharing the challenges they have faced in their young lives during this year's Laws of Life essay contest.

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


DOT commissioner touts intersection improvements

The state's top transportation official was on a tour of several roads in Dawson County Friday as crews on Ga. 400 continued work to improve the intersection of Hwy. 53.

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


More than $37K raised as part of weekend cancer event

A new venue and shorter event schedule proved a positive move for Relay for Life in Dawson County.

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tons of electronics recycled at annual event

Lori Burke had been looking for a place to recycle the electronic clutter that had accumulated at her home over the years.

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Governor to sign parole transparency bill Friday

Gov. Nathan Deal will be in Dawsonville Friday morning to sign a bill into law that will make sweeping transparency changes to one of the Georgia's most secretive agencies.

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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