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City expected to adopt budget $1.16 million Monday

The Dawsonville City Council is expected to adopt its 2009/2010 budget at a special called meeting at 4 p.m. Monday at city hall.

June 24, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Mail carrier indicted on drug charges

A suspended postal worker has been indicted by a Dawson County grand jury on charges that she used her route to deliver drugs.

June 24, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Adult education advocates gather

High school never really seemed like the answer for Eric Dowdy.

June 24, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Jungle Paradise to hold an open garden event

For the first time in more than 13 years, Suzanne Franklin plans to open her exotic garden, Jungle Paradise, free to the public June 20 and 21.

June 17, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


No tax increase proposed for city of Dawsonville

A special called meeting of the Dawsonville City Council will be held at 4 p.m. today, at city hall, to hear public comment on the city's proposed 2009-2010 budget.

June 17, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Lawsuit challenges motorsports park

The attorney for a couple attempting to block the construction of a motorsports country club in western Dawson County vows a lengthy legal battle.

June 17, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Board to field input on budget

The Dawson County commission will gather feedback on the county's 2010 budget during Thursday night's regular called meeting.

June 17, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Postal worker suspended

A Dawson County mail carrier accused of selling methamphetamine on her route is off the job pending the outcome of the investigation, authorities said Monday.

June 17, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Ralston on list of Supreme Court candidates

State Rep. David Ralston is one of three local and 47 statewide nominees being considered for an upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court of Georgia.

June 10, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Postal workers face drug charges

Two local postal workers remain on the job despite their arrests last month on felony drug charges, including suspicion that at least one used her postal route to deliver drugs.

June 10, 2009 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Reeling in the 'big one'

Arriving from Dalton with his family before sunrise Saturday morning, Christian Gillespie planned to hook "the big one" during the annual Kids Fishing Rodeo at Amicalola Falls State Park.

June 10, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Porter in talks to lure businesses to car park

Negotiations between Atlanta Motorsports Park developer Jeremy Porter and a high-performance repair facility that wants to relocate to Dawsonville are in the final stages.

June 10, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Learning the law

A local man is in custody and authorities say he has confessed to a murder that occurred in downtown Dawsonville early Monday morning.

June 10, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


County, school system fuel station opens

A long-term collaboration between the Dawson County Board of Commissioners and the Dawson County School Board came to fruition as a joint fuel station opened on Burt Creek Road last Thursday.

June 10, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Second grader begins colorful recycling project

Blake Wood doesn't travel outside Dawsonville much.

June 03, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


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Business community thanks top teachers

The local business community last week paid tribute to the county's top teachers.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Chase wins again

Downtown Dawsonville is not typically known for its loud nightlife. Except when there's a NASCAR race on TV and native son Chase Elliott is celebrating in victory lane.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Electronic recycling event is Saturday

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

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Chase Elliott wins again

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott won his second consecutive victory in the Nationwide Series Friday at Darlington Speedway in South Carolina.

April 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


FAA awards pilot

A local pilot, who currently serves as director of operations for the Georgia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol based in Gainesville, was recently recognized for flying accident free through his 54-year career.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County seeks back taxes from business

County officials are once again seeking legal action against a local hotel owner over delinquent taxes.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


County plans hearings on proposed burn ordinance

Dawson County officials have agreed to move forward with public hearings on a proposed ordinance that would limit where debris from construction sites can be burned.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Drivers put Dawsonville in spotlight

Chase Elliott's first Nationwide Series win Friday night made Dawsonville the most popular city in the country, at least for a few minutes.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Authorities seek suspect in reported car theft

Authorities are hoping the public can help them identify the man who reportedly stole a vehicle from a local repair shop.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


CHASE WINS!

The siren at the world famous Pool Room rang out through Dawsonville on Friday night after native son Chase Elliott won his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Drug treatment court seeks new coordinator

Dawson County Treatment Court is under new management.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Chase Elliott wins first Nationwide Series race

The siren at the world famous Pool Room rang out through Dawsonville Friday night when Chase Elliott won his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

April 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Coffee with a Cop offers safety advice

In an effort to educate seniors on the dangers they could face, the Dawson County Sheriff's Office conducted a question and answer session Thursday at the Margie Weaver Senior Center.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Club updates splash park concept

The Rotary Club of Dawson County has updated the initial concept for its community splash pad at Rock Creek Park.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Kroger awarded as top United Way contributor

Dawsonville Kroger is again United Way for Dawson County's top contributor.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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