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Clerk settling in to job

After three months on the job, Dawson County Clerk of Court Justin Power says he's where he belongs.

December 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Business brisk

The parking lot at North Georgia Premium Outlets filled to capacity long before the doors opened for thousands of shoppers at midnight on Thanksgiving.

December 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Operation rounds up fugitives

More than a dozen fugitives were taken into custody over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in what authorities are calling Operation Turkey Claw.

December 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Accountant’s case headed to court

A local accountant could face new theft charges when he goes to court next week.

December 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Festival benefits the high school

Nearly a dozen local restaurants will showcase a collection of appetizers, entrees and desserts during the second annual Taste of Dawson High on Saturday.

December 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Bench dedicated to park ‘friend’

Friends and family gathered earlier this month to honor one man's commitment and dedication to Amicalola Falls State Park.

December 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Residents graduate from academy

The 2010 class of Dawson County's Citizen Academy came to a close last week with a commencement ceremony at Riverview Middle School.

November 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Grace Presbyterian receives charter

The congregation at Grace Presbyterian celebrated Sunday as the newest church in the Cherokee Presbytery.

November 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | LIFE


Troopers collect holiday presents

State troopers want to make sure Santa visits every child in Georgia this Christmas season.

November 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Team wins Super Bowl

Parents called it a true "Bad News Bears" story after a Dawson County team won the Super Bowl for their age group earlier this month.

November 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | Parks & Recreation


Alleged assault recanted

Authorities say the 14-year-old Dawson County girl who made up a story about being raped likely will face charges in connection with the incident.

November 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Toy run grows

Santa Claus was one of nearly 300 riders Sunday in the 19th Annual Buck Jones Memorial Toy Run.

November 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Judge may halt work at car park site

Opponents will ask a Superior Court judge on Tuesday to halt construction of a motorsports park in western Dawson County.

November 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Deputy injured in training

A Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy returned to work this week, days after he was hit by a ricochet bullet during a training exercise in Dawson County.

November 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


DNR continues investigation

The investigation continues into last month's illegal dumping of dozens of barrels of old paint and solvents in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area.

November 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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Underwater search and recovery team earns new certification

Divers with the Dawson County Underwater Search and Recovery Team completed training last week that certifies the entire group at the technician level.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Woman arrested at political rally seeks $550,000

Attorneys for a Roswell woman arrested last summer during a political rally in Dawson County have filed notice that a lawsuit is looming unless a ...

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawson County history book now available for purchasing

Zack and Annice Meeler have been making trips from Augusta to Dawsonville for years, tracing family history and making memories.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tax credits available for employers that help workers get GEDs

New tax credits are available for employers who help their employees earn their GEDs.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Judge grants separate trials in murder case

The two men facing charges in connection with the murder of a local Little League coach will be tried separately.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Churches burglarized, two hit in two weeks

Authorities are investigating the back-to-back weekend burglaries of two churches in Dawson County.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


You’re challenged to a Downtown Showdown

So you say you have the best chili in Dawson County?

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Thieves target outlets: Burberry, Zales both hit in August

A Georgia Bureau of Investigation sketch artist is being called in to help create a better picture of the woman who robbed a local jewelry ...

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Patrol deputy injured but OK after wreck

A Dawson County deputy was injured last week when a driver failed to stop at a traffic light and collided into his patrol cruiser.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Treatment court leads addicts down the road to recovery

The road to recovery was a long, rough drive for Pam Williams.

August 26, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


BOC votes to increase employee pay

County employees will soon see a few more dollars going into their wallets after the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved pay raises Thursday night.

August 26, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Smash and grab thieves target outlets

North Georgia Premium Outlets has once again become the target for thieves, and this time the suspects got away with more than $20,000 in ...

August 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Wooten announces bid for sheriff

Capt. Tony Wooten on Monday announced his bid to be Dawson County's next sheriff.

August 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


More retail, restaurants eye Dawson

Hobby Lobby, Panda Garden, Ulta, Academy Sports, Organic Nails.

August 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


DCES welcomes new volunteer recruits

Dawson County Emergency Services on Saturday celebrated the graduation of 11 new recruits into the department's volunteer firefighter program.

August 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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