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Roundabout considered for busy intersection

The Georgia Department of Transportation is looking at the intersection of Hwy. 53 and Elliott Family Parkway as a possible roundabout site.

November 10, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Reading garden dedicated

John Wayne Corcoran was not always a great reader.

November 10, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


DCSO to get new records system

Despite future financial concerns, Dawson County commissioners have approved spending more than $273,000 on a new records management system for the sheriff's office.

November 10, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Right for a reservoir?

Coosa River Basin Initiative representatives said during a recent visit that a proposed reservoir on Shoal Creek in Dawson County could harm several native fish species.

November 10, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Man faces battery, molestation charges

A Dawsonville man was arrested Monday on charges he molested a teenage girl several times over a four-year period.

November 10, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Emergency services director recognized

Each year, the Governor's Office of Public Safety awards individuals for their commitment to the profession.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Dine the United Way fundraiser set for Nov. 16

Several local restaurants are donating a portion of their profits Nov. 16 to benefit the community.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Courthouse work is on schedule

Residents can expect an increase in activity as construction moves forward on the county's new courthouse over the next several months.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Two burned in truck fire

A 12-year-old girl and her father were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital on Saturday night after they suffered burns in a vehicle fire on Perimeter Road.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Veterans supporting veterans’

A law passed by Congress in 1999 ensured all veterans would receive full military honors at burial.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Illegal dumping probed

Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials are investigating the illegal dumping of dozens of barrels filled with old paint and solvents in western Dawson County.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Fight night delights

Bobby Cordell said his son doesn't miss a professional wrestling event.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Driver charged in woman’s death

A Dawsonville man has been charged in connection with a deadly collision that claimed the life of a 24-year-old Gainesville woman this summer on Ga. 400.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Charges issued in Hwy. 9 fatal wreck

A Dawson County maintenance worker turned himself into authorities Tuesday to face charges stemming from his role in a wreck that killed a Dawsonville man June 15.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Government class aims to engage students

Government isn't typically on the list of favorite high school subjects.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


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Articles By Author - Michele Hester


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


Beats and brews: Music festival rocks Dawsonville

Little Dylan Nixon may only be 5-years-old, but he quite possibly could be the biggest AC/DC fan in north Georgia.

August 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Gainesville man arrested in mountain resort heist

An arrest has been made in last week's burglary at Forrest Hills Mountain Resort.

August 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Brazen thieves hit resort cabins, steal 15 flat screen TVs

The owners of a popular mountain resort just across the Dawson County line in Dahlonega are once again reeling to recover after thieves reportedly stole ...

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


County leader believes future vision talks overdue

County Commission Chairman Mike Berg was seated next to School Superintendent Damon Gibbs last week at a chamber of commerce event when he mentioned two ...

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Campground host fires gunshots at lake visitors

A Buford man is facing state and federal charges after authorities say he attempted to take the law into his own hands Saturday night by ...

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


DA plans to add fourth attorney in Dawson

Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh plans to add a fourth attorney to cover the court caseload in Dawson County.

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Florida woman identified as driver in fatal car chase

Authorities have positively identified a Florida woman as the driver in last week's fatal high speed chase.

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville man appointed to state committee

A community banker from Dawsonville was recently appointed to serve on a state committee charged with studying and identifying guidelines to be utilized in partnerships ...

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Retailers commit to Dawson Crossroads shopping center

The first truckloads of dirt were moved over the weekend to make way for a new shopping center on Ga. 400 near Dawson Forest Road.

August 12, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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