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Academy opens young eyes to safety

Until Monday, the closest Quinton Lyons had been to a fire was camping.

July 28, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Two arrested at car dealership

A recent parolee from Suwanee was arrested over the weekend after authorities said he attempted to take wheels off vehicles at a local car dealership.

July 28, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Teens accused of theft are released to parents

Three teenagers believed to be responsible for entering nearly two dozen vehicles near Ga. 400 on July 7 made their first appearance before a Juvenile Court judge Friday.

July 28, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Clerk race to runoff

Gaye Cantrell and Justin Power woke up Wednesday morning ready to hit the campaign trail again as they head into an Aug. 10 runoff election to become Dawson County's next clerk of courts.

July 21, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Judge swears in new circuit ADA

A Mercer University Law School graduate joined the Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office last week.

July 21, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Commission adopts millage rate for 2011

There was no discussion among the board and no remarks from the public last Thursday when the Dawson County commission voted 4-0 to keep the current millage rate for 2011.

July 21, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Tea Party meeting draws large crowd

The words "Hello patriots" sent a rumble of applause through a crowd of about 100 July 13 as the Dawson County Tea Party met for the first time.

July 21, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Lions select new leader

A new leader in the Dawsonville Lions Club has plans to expand the scope of the service organization's mission.

July 21, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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


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Dawson BOC chairman receives top county honor

Mike Berg received an unexpected honor over the weekend when he was named the recipient of the Emory Green Leadership Award.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Veteran lawman announces bid for sheriff

A veteran lawman with more than 26 years in the field is the first to announce his campaign to be Dawson County's next sheriff.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Two airlifted after collision

Both drivers were seriously injured in what appears to have been a head-on collision on Hwy. 136, just west of Bailey Waters Road in Dawson County Tuesday morning.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Student arrested with shotgun in truck on Hightower campus

A student at Hightower Academy, Dawson County's alternative school, was arrested last week for having a weapon on campus.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawson County Relay for Life Saturday at GRHOF

Dozens of volunteer teams plan to put cancer survivors in the winner's circle as they "race toward a cure" during Saturday's Relay for Life in Dawson County.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


K9 teams train on Lake Lanier

K9 teams from across Georgia searched through thick brush, along the shoreline and from boats on Lake Lanier April 11 in a training exercise at Thompson Creek Park.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Student arrested in locker room thefts

A Dawson County High School student was arrested Thursday, two days after he reportedly took nearly $600 from the wallets in the school's gymnasium locker room.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man pleads guilty in Halloween shooting

One of two men charged with aggravated assault in the Halloween 2013 shooting of a Dawsonville man pleaded guilty to the charges last week.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Case of alleged 2012 voting process violations dismissed

The investigation into complaints filed by a resident in 2012 over alleged voting process violations has been dismissed.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Healthcare system plans expansion

Officials with Northeast Georgia Health Systems last week confirmed the hospital has purchased a building on Ga. 400 with plans to expand medical services in Dawson County.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Electronic recycling event set for Saturday

Keep Dawson County Beautiful's annual electronics recycling event is this weekend.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County worker injured clearing storm debris

An equipment operator on Dawson County's road crew was injured when he was struck by a tree on a job site Monday morning on Perimeter Road.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Farley named deputy tax commissioner

Dawson County Tax Commissioner Linda Townley recently announced the promotion of BJ Farley as the county's deputy tax commissioner.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Senate makes changes to parole board transparency bill

After passage in the State Senate on the last day of the 2015 General Assembly, the House Bill designed to make one of the state's most secretive agencies more transparent is awaiting the governor's signature.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville on international display with VIP tour

Dawsonville is among several destinations a group of international dignitaries will be touring across northeast Georgia this week.

April 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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