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Man charged with child molestation

A 53-year-old Dawson County man was arrested Monday on charges that he molested a young boy.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Store owner, worker face charges

Two people face drug charges after an undercover sting Friday afternoon at a local convenience store.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Bond set for two soldiers in explosion

An attorney for one of three Dahlonega soldiers accused of tossing grenade simulators into a Dawsonville crowd earlier this month said his client cannot pay the $200,000 bond a judge set Aug. 19.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Drug court recognizes graduate

Rhonda Randolph is a drug addict.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Charges likely in wreck

Charges likely will be filed in connection with a three-vehicle wreck on Hwy. 53 that sent three people to area hospitals Aug. 18.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Casino night benefits shelter

Critters living at the local animal shelter hope you're feeling lucky Saturday for the Dawson County Humane Society's inaugural Lucky Dog Casino night.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Former UGA quarterback visits local club

Considered by many to be the University of Georgia's greatest quarterback in history, David Greene took time out of his schedule to speak to the local Jaycee's club last week.

August 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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


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Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Veterans park

A service Monday at Veterans Memorial Park will honor local military men and women who served their country honorably and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Rotary Club of Dawson County named tops

The Rotary Club of Dawson County has been named 2014-2015 Club of the Year among large clubs in the district.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville man accused of hitting family member with metal fire poker

A Dawsonville man has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with the brutal beating of a family member.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Manufacturer moving to Dawson

A manufacturer currently based in north Forsyth broke ground on its new plant in Dawson County earlier this month.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Man pleads guilty to Lumpkin church thefts

A Dahlonega man pleaded guilty last week to his part in a string of church burglaries in Lumpkin County.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Marine pilot with ties to Dawsonville killed delivering disaster aid

A candlelight vigil and prayer service was held Sunday at Juno Baptist Church in memory of U.S. Marine Mark Johnson, one of eight soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed on a relief mission in Nepal.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lawmakers recap legislative session

The state's new transportation funding mechanism was among the key topics last week when Dawson County's state delegation met to recap the 2015 legislative session.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Caldwell claims elusive state title

Dawson County Senior Madison Caldwell went into Monday's state championship golf match with nerves of steel, an unmatched mental focus and a drive to achieve the goal she set for herself four years ago.

May 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School


Proposal designed to prevent underage drinking

Parents caught allowing their kids to host drinking parties with their friends could face hefty fines and punishments if a proposed ordinance is passed by county commissioners.

May 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Marine pilot with ties to Dawsonville killed delivering military aid

A candlelight vigil and prayer service was held Sunday at Juno Baptist Church in memory of U.S. Marine Mark Johnson, one of eight soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed on a relief mission in Nepal.

May 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Cumming man killed in tree-cutting accident

A Cumming man was killed in a tree-cutting accident Tuesday evening in southern Dawson County.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


DCHS wins ‘All-Sports Trophy’

Student athletes and coaches are celebrating Dawson County High's latest victory after the school was awarded the Region 7-AAA All-Sports Trophy last week.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School


Weapons, ammo stolen from deputy’s vehicle

Authorities are investigating the thefts of guns and ammo taken from a deputy's service vehicle last week.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Governor’s seal lifts local moonshiners’ spirits

Visitors touring the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery will soon have the option to take home a bottle of its signature backwoods spirits.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Dawson man dies from injuries sustained in crash

A Dawson County man died Sunday from injuries sustained in a head-on collision near his home a week before.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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