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Church will present live nativity this weekend

The reason for the season will be showcased this weekend as the congregation of Bethel Baptist Church presents an elaborate, full-scale production depicting the story of Christ.

December 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Elliott wins Snowball Derby after leader is disqualified

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott was declared the winner of Sunday's Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola after Christopher Bell, who crossed the line first, was disqualified when a postrace inspection revealed his car was far heavier than the rules allow.

December 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


David Headley named Dawsonville city manager

Council members voted Monday night to name David Headley Dawsonville's city manager.

December 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


5K race to benefit Family Connection

The teen organizer of a 5K run and walk that will be held Dec. 12 at Rock Creek Park plans to donate proceeds to Dawson County Family Connection.

December 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Partnership could create bike trail at Rock Creek Park

County commissioners are considering a partnership that could help fund the construction of mountain bike trails next to Rock Creek Park.

December 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Teen collects ‘Christmas for Critters’

A freshman at Dawson County High School wants to make sure Dawsonville's furry population has a merry Christmas this holiday season.

December 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Commissioner will not seek reelection

Dawson County Commissioner James Swafford recently announced that he will not seek reelection in 2016.

December 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


First responders recognized for service

A recent awards ceremony allowed Dawson County Emergency Services to pay tribute to personnel who went above and beyond in their service during 2015.

December 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Parade, tree lighting set for Saturday

The City of Dawsonville and Dawson County Chamber of Commerce are inviting the community to ring in the holiday season during Saturday's Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting celebration.

December 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Shopping and Santa: Season brings annual Christmas traditions

Every year Meredith Stroup has the opportunity to let her children see Santa when he makes a stop at her husband's company Christmas party.

December 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


February date set for murder case

A trial date has been set in the case of a Dawson County man accused in the 2014 shooting death of a local little league coach.

December 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Kroger seeks tax relief for new store

The Development Authority of Dawson County recently reached an agreement that would give Kroger some tax relief while also securing the grocer's new, larger location in Dawsonville on Ga. 400.

December 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Bearden signs to play basketball at Lenoire-Rhyne

Lady Tiger Karlie Bearden is the first to admit she wasn't always the basketball player she is today.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School


Chase Elliott wins ‘Most Popular Driver’ for second consecutive season

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott has once again been voted one of NASCAR's most popular drivers.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Commissioners deny slaughterhouse zoning

A family that has spent more than $50,000 on equipment in preparation of opening a butchery and slaughterhouse on the east side of the county found out last week that their request to rezone their property would not be approved.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


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Articles By Author - Michele Hester


BOC expected to approve new county manager next week

The search for a new county manager is expected to come to close next week as commissioners anticipate a vote on the matter during their ...

January 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Winter weather postpones chamber gala

Winter weather this weekend forced Dawson County Chamber of Commerce officials to err on the side of caution and postpone tonight's annual gala and ...

January 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County, city crews ready to tackle roadways as system move in

County and city road crews are ready to start treating roadways the moment the rain moves out and snow flurries move in.

January 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


City reschedules citizen discussion workshop

Dawsonville's inaugural citizen discussion workshop planned for tonight has been rescheduled due to the potential for hazardous weather conditions.

January 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Business community mourns death of popular community leader

The local business community is mourning the weekend death of a leader who they say was passionate about Dawson County.

January 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Injured teen driver charged with DUI

Two teens were seriously injured last week in a single vehicle wreck on Couch Road in eastern Dawson County.

January 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tanner: Bill aims to balance rights

The author of a controversial faith-based bill introduced last week says opponents are not considering both sides of the debate.

January 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Precautions urged as precipitation possible

There's a pretty good chance Dawsonville may see its first wintry weather this week as a freezing cold patch of air and precipitation moves ...

January 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Candidates make cases for position

Last week's work session of the Dawson County Board of Commissioners was a bit more crowded than typical.

January 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


City animal control investigates dog bite

City of Dawsonville officials are investigating the report by a local postal worker, who said he was bitten by a dog while on his route ...

January 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Saturday barbecue benefits local family

A benefit is planned for a local family that lost everything in a fire last month.

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Former jail sergeant pleads guilty to punching inmate

A former Dawson County Sheriff's sergeant last week pleaded guilty to simple battery, nearly 18 months after he was accused of punching an inmate ...

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Race fan wins museum’s 50/50 raffle

When Sherry Gailey bought two 50/50 raffle tickets from volunteers at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame during last year's annual Mountain Moonshine ...

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Cameron Harper crowned top speller at Black’s Mill Elementary

Black's Mill Elementary fifth grader Cameron Harper will never "forget" now that's he's been crowned the school's Spelling Bee winner for ...

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Education


Jewelry heist suspect nabbed

Abigail Lee Kemp made no effort to hide her face as she casually walked into the Zales Outlet at North Georgia Premium Outlets last August ...

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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