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Bobby Addison White

Bobby Addison White, 13, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 2, 2015.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | OBITS


SFC Ronald Stanley Shipp Jr.

SFC Ronald Stanley Shipp Jr., Unite States Army, 33, of Cumming, died Nov. 24, 2015.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | OBITS


Lady Tigers complete comeback in double-overtime to beat East Hall, 62-55

Four days after suffering their first loss in a game which involved 65 combined free throw attempts, the East Hall Lady Vikings fell to Dawson County (6-0, 1-0 Region 7-AAA), 62-55, in a double-overtime thriller Tuesday in Gainesville.

December 09, 2015 | By Zack Myers DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


11-year-old boy dies in Dawson County house fire

The local school system and community are mourning the loss of a Dawsonville boy who friends say had a smile that lit up the town and all who met him.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville council brings animal control in-house

After months and months of discussions, debate and failed attempts to reach agreements, Dawsonville's city council on Monday voted to take control of its own animal control issues.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Judge ratifies tax relief agreement for Kroger Marketplace

A judge has ratified an agreement between the local development authority and Kroger that will give the company some tax relief and guarantees the grocer will build a new flagship Marketplace store on Ga. 400 in Dawson County.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Talks of developing 10,000 acres in Dawson Forest resurface

County officials have had little contact and have been given even less information involving the 10,000 acre Dawson Forest Wildlife Management tract owned by the City of Atlanta, despite reports that real estate developers are once again eyeing the land.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Residents find holiday mood at annual parade

The weather still looks and feels a bit like fall, but with the lighting of the grand tree in front of city hall this past weekend, there's no doubt the spirit of Christmas has made it to Dawsonville.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Debate between sheriff's candidates set for Thursday

Citizens have a chance to hear from the men vying to be Dawson County's next sheriff during a candidates forum at the Dawson County Library Thursday evening.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Longtime emergency services director bids farewell to friends, colleagues

Friends, family and colleagues gathered Friday afternoon at the headquarters of Dawson County Emergency Services to celebrate the nearly four decade career of the county's longest standing employee.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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


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Crews work to repair problems caused by flooding

Crews have been on the scene of a new retail development on Ga. 400 and Dawson Forest Road where recent rain and flooding has caused ...

December 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dade County man killed in Burnt Mountain crash

A single-vehicle collision in northwestern Dawson County claimed the life of a Dade County man two days before Christmas.

December 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Eatery to serve 'lucky' New Year's meal

The Dawsonville Pool Room will once again open for lunch on New Year's Day and welcomes everyone to ring in 2016 with the southern ...

December 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Sheriff recognizes top employees of 2015

Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle recognized his top employees of 2015 during the department's annual Christmas luncheon and celebration at the Georgia Racing Hall ...

December 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville man arrested after fleeing traffic stop

A Dawsonville man faces a litany of charges after fleeing a traffic stop on Sunday.

December 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


County’s new ISO rating could mean lower insurance premiums

Results from a recent evaluation by the Insurance Services Offices places Dawson County in a lower insurance classification, which should translate into lower insurance premiums ...

December 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tavern chef pays it forward with free holiday dinner

Santa will already be back at the North Pole, but a few of his elves will stick around Dawsonville Friday to serve Christmas dinners to ...

December 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Officers grant holiday wishes

Little Mason Blake arrived at Walmart Friday afternoon with a plan.

December 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Authorities say threat unfounded at doctor’s office

Authorities continue to investigate who called in a bomb threat at a local doctor's office last week.

December 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Working holiday for swim team

It may be Christmas break, but for the Dawson County High Swim Team, that means additional time is available to prepare for the next meet.

December 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


No threat found at doctor's office

Authorities on the scene at a local doctor's office where a bomb threat was phoned in this morning say they found no evidence of ...

December 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


How my child plans to catch Santa Claus

It was an intricate plan, complete with several diagrams and involved string.

December 16, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Rotary Club recognizes outstanding members

The Rotary Club of Dawson County recently started a new tradition by honoring two members that went above and beyond in their service to the ...

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Road improvements top SPLOST VI projects

With special purpose local option sales tax collections continuing to roll in at the anticipated rate, county officials are readying to move forward with projects ...

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Bike trail considered at Rock Creek Park

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

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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