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Races to benefit children’s home

The Dawson County Kiwanis Club is encouraging the community to hit the streets for fun and fitness in the group's annual road races.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Plea near in clerk’s federal case

GAINESVILLE - A financial discrepancy appears to have delayed the guilty plea federal prosecutors were expecting Tuesday morning in the tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud case against an ex-Dawson County official.

April 26, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Convicted killer sentenced to death

A drifter from Georgia learned his fate Thursday morning when a judge sentenced him to death for the 2007 murder and kidnapping of a nurse in northern Florida.

April 21, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Local man killed in head-on collision

A head-on collision Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of a Dawsonville man as he drove home from work.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Mom of 3 killed by car

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a 29-year-old mother of three who died in what authorities say was a freak accident Saturday night.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Real first responders

In a time of crisis, they're the calming voice on the other end of the phone line, the one with answers or advice.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

Tea Party Patriots in town for rally

Tea Party Patriots from across North Georgia rallied Saturday for tax cuts and to stop wasteful spending.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

‘Preserving the beauty’

A friendly competition last Wednesday cleared more than 700 pounds of litter from local roadsides.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Fair focuses on health

With spring upon us and summer just around the corner, many are looking to improve health and wellness.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Sheriff announces upcoming academies

Applications recently went home with local fifth through ninth graders inviting them to sign up for the Dawson County Sheriff's Junior Law Enforcement Academy.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education

Arrest ends spree

Authorities say a 27-year-old Dawsonville man they arrested last week is responsible for nearly half of Dawson County's burglaries this year.

April 13, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Tax rally planned in Dawsonville

Organizers say a tax rally on Saturday in Dawsonville could turn out to be one of the largest in Northeast Georgia.

April 13, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Relay teams plan to paint the town purple

Get ready to Paint the Town Purple by helping local teams raise money for next month's Relay for Life event.

April 13, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Fees for soccer won’t increase

Officials with the new organization chosen to oversee Dawson County's parks and recreation soccer program have pledged that fees will not increase.

April 13, 2011 | Michele Hester | Parks & Recreation

Woman graduates 13 years later

Amanda Worley was two credits shy of earning a diploma when she was allowed to walk across the stage as part of Dawson County High School's class of 1998.

April 06, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education

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Police: Man set fire over bad drug deal

Authorities are saying a Dawsonville man was so mad after a drug deal that he walked to a neighbor's home where he poured gasoline ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Thanksgiving feast free to everyone

Preparations are in place for anyone wanting to celebrate the holidays with a hearty feast this Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Realignment in works for grades 6-12

A proposal to realign 6th-12th grades in the Dawson County School System are in the works with plans for the change to begin as early ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Date set for rescheduled sheriff’s candidate debate

Organizers have set a date to reschedule a recently canceled sheriff's candidate debate.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Commissioners deny slaughterhouse zoning

A family that has spent more than $50,000 on equipment in preparation of opening a butchery and slaughterhouse on the east side of the ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Chase Elliott wins ‘Most Popular Driver’ for second consecutive season

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott has once again been voted one of NASCAR's most popular drivers.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Bearden signs to play basketball at Lenoire-Rhyne

Lady Tiger Karlie Bearden is the first to admit she wasn't always the basketball player she is today.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School

Tigers defeat Spencer 22-12

The 7-AAA champion Dawson County Tigers kept the dream alive Friday night, defeating Spencer High's Green Waves 22-12 in the second round of the ...

November 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Tigers ready for round two of the playoffs

The crowd wore white last week, but for Friday night's second round playoff game, the Dawson County Tigers are calling for everyone to wear ...

November 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

BOC begins search for next county manager

The search for Dawson County's next chief administrative officer began last week when commissioners opened advertisements to replace Cindy Campbell, who unexpectedly resigned last ...

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Maxwell will play baseball for UGA

Dawson County athletics inked a historical moment last week when Tucker Maxwell signed on to play baseball for the University of Georgia.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Council names finalists for city manager

Council members have named two finalists for Dawsonville's newly created city manager position.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawson student scores above average on Milestones

The results of the Georgia Milestones test are in, and despite lower than expected scores, Dawson County school officials said they are not disappointed.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Vietnam serviceman is Veteran of the Year

Sitting on the front row of Dawson County Middle School's auditorium, surrounded by family and friends, Charles Spain listened to stories of military men ...

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Cheerleaders place sixth at state meet

The Dawson County High Competition Cheerleaders are in celebration mode after placing sixth in Saturday's state completion at the Columbus Civic Center.

November 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

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