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Assisted living center opens in downtown Dawsonville

Dawsonville has its first assisted living center, and it's located within walking distance of downtown.

August 05, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS

Dawson County schools back in session Friday

Summer officially comes to a close Friday, when Dawson County schools start back in session that morning.

August 05, 2015 | David Renner | Education

First Lady Sandra Deal visits Dawson County

Georgia's First Lady was back in Dawson County last week to spread the word on childhood literacy.

August 05, 2015 | David Renner | Education

First Lady of Georgia wants to Get Georgia Reading

Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal was welcomed with open arms and ears yesterday afternoon when she came to Dawson County as part of her childhood reading initiative.

July 31, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Teen dies following June wreck that claimed grandfather's life

A Forsyth County teenager injured in a crash that claimed the life of his grandfather has succumbed to his injuries.

July 30, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Summer renovations wrapping up at DCHS

With the final week of summer on the horizon, the Dawson County Board of Education is putting the finishing touches on renovations going on in the system.

July 29, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Dawson County chairman presented award at chamber luncheon

While it wasn't a new honor for County Commission Chair Mike Berg, it was the first time that his fellow commissioners and county employees got to see their chair honored with a prestigious ACCG award.

July 22, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal to visit Dawson County

Dawson County is preparing to play host to a special guest next week.

July 22, 2015 | David Renner | Education

City considers firearm discharge ordinance

After some citizen complaints, the Dawsonville City Council is taking into consideration an ordinance to curb firearm discharge within the city limits.

July 22, 2015 | David Renner | Government

School leaders plan to lower millage rate

With two of its three required hearings held, the Dawson County Board of Education has announced that it will be lowering its millage rate.

July 22, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Head school nurse wins state award

Dawson County Schools Lead School Nurse Jeannie Edwards said she got quite the surprise during an annual nurses' conference in Savannah.

July 22, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Fast 15 racing hall of fame semi-finalists announced

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame has announced the Fast 15 semi-finalists for its 2015 class.

July 21, 2015 | David Renner | SPORTS

Berg gives constituents update on county progress

County Commission Chair Mike Berg gave a very bright outlook for Dawson County during his annual State of the County address last week at the chamber of commerce's monthly luncheon.

July 15, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Nearly two-century tradition continues next week

Families and friends will continue their nearly two-century tradition next week at Lumpkin Campground.

July 15, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Two found dead in Dawsonville home

An incident authorities initially described only as a dispute has left two people dead at a home on Maple Hill Drive in downtown Dawsonville.

July 08, 2015 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS

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Articles By Author - David Renner

Dawsonville animal control fate uncertain

While it appeared that the issue of Dawsonville's animal control had been solved, concerned Lumpkin County citizens have spoken otherwise to their county commission.

September 30, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Program encourages young scholars to stay the course

Dawson County's young scholars are getting a chance from the state to continue their education after high school.

September 30, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Interactive program aims to open community eyes

Volunteers are needed to participate in an interactive collaboration and learn what it's like to live in poverty.

September 30, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Chamber continues nearly 20-year tradition with golf tournament

Golfers from Dawson and its neighboring counties took advantage of the weather Monday to support local business.

September 23, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS

Parents, students bond at school over dodgeball

Two Dawson County elementary schools recently came together to compete for the title of best mother-son dodgeball team.

September 23, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Interesting Dogwood species

When most people think of dogwood trees, the first thing that comes to mind is usually our native flowering dogwood (Cornus florida). This small tree ...

September 23, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Librarian heads west for storyteller festival

A Dawson County librarian recently had the chance to "spin a good yarn" and weave some tall tales out west.

September 23, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Community remembers lost soldiers during memorial service

Dawson County Veterans took time last week to remember brothers-in-arms that were either captured or never returned from battle.

September 23, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

No threat found at school

Despite rumors circulating that Dawson County High is on lockdown, sheriff's officials say their investigation has revealed no threat to the school.

September 17, 2015 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS

Tragedy to triumph: Dawson County remembers 9/11, celebrates lives

Dawson County continues to remember those lost both during a fateful attack on America 14 years ago and in the line of duty in general.

September 16, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Adult education celebrates GED recipients

Dawson County adult education advocates are celebrating a new round of GED graduates.

September 08, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Tigers help elementary students

Most high school students worry about getting to class on time or dealing with that younger sibling, but 17 of Dawson County High School's ...

September 08, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Dawson County looks at ways to battle opiate addiction

When Dawson County Treatment Court Coordinator Heather Herrington started working in the drug court program, north Georgia was known for one major "drug of choice."

September 08, 2015 | David Renner | LIFE

SAT scores show steady hold for state, national decline

Dawson County High School is right there with the rest of the state in regards to SAT scores.

September 08, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Teachers shoot hoops to bring fun to learning

Riverview Elementary parents and students last week had a chance to learn about Title I programs and have a little fun at the same time.

September 08, 2015 | David Renner | Education

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