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Dawson students R.E.A.D.ing

Third-grade students at every elementary school in Dawson County received a visit Nov. 6 from a local educational advocacy group.

November 12, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Science put into practice

Dawson County Middle School eighth-graders got a chance last week to build digital thermometers from base components. Now, they're learning to use what they created.

November 12, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Board of education plans for future

The Dawson County Board of Education has big hopes for what it believes will be a great boon to its students.

November 12, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Local cadets finish second at state

The Dawson County JROTC has won several awards and accolades in the past, but last weekend, the Raiders competed for a state honor.

November 05, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Library is accepting food for fines

The Chestatee Regional Library is offering library patrons a chance to do away with their fines by helping out a good cause.

November 05, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


City, county authority receives state loan

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority recently made an announcement regarding both the city of Dawsonville and a Dawson County entity.

November 05, 2014 | David Renner | Government


City councilman resigns

Dawsonville welcomed new residents to the city but also bid farewell to one of its council members during a meeting Monday night.

November 05, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Organization looking for holiday families

Christmas is less than two months away and one local organization is looking for ways to help make it a happy time for everyone.

November 05, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


College, middle school partner

Eighth-graders at Dawson County Middle School recently had a chance to work hands-on with technology students and professors from the University of North Georgia.

November 05, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Red Ribbon Week will focus on drug awareness

More than 1,500 schools across Georgia are setting aside time this week to celebrate drug-free students.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | Education


City to form Historic Preservation Commission

After reviewing an ordinance regarding the city's historical preservation, one city council member has decided to expand the role.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Local authorities urge caution this Halloween

With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, there are sure to be tricks and treats for everyone.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Annexation coming to head

On Monday, Dawsonville residents will have one final chance to voice their opinions on the latest wave of annexation requests before the city council.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Good weather, moonshine nostalgia draws crowds

The more than 100,000 visitors that flock to Dawsonville the fourth weekend in October couldn't have asked for better weather for the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Local emergency services trains for Ebola

As of late, the national news scene has been buzzing with one particular topic - the Ebola virus.

October 22, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


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Articles By Author - David Renner


Sid Maxwell named Dawson head football coach

Dawson County High School has a new head football coach.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | High School


Dawson County student and teacher reaching for the STARs

Some students plan and schedule to be the best student they can be. For others, hard work and a thirst for knowledge help them reach for the stars.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Literacy enthusiasts take the plunge

After nearly three weeks of freezing rain, ice and snow, the weekend seemed like a great day for a swim for some Dawson County reading advocates.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Schools back in session following winter weather

Students are finally back in school following the past few weeks of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Cold front rolls in again

Just barely a week after ice and freezing rain downed an estimated 1,000 trees and left nearly a half inch of ice on surfaces across the county, Dawson County is once again bracing for a new wintry mix that is predicted to dump an estimated four inches of snow on the region.

February 25, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Annual gala honors chamber’s members

Despite the blustering winds and snow flurries last Friday, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce celebrated business in the style of the roaring 20s.

February 25, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


City elections put on hold

With just one candidate qualifying for a city council seat, the City of Dawsonville will not be holding an election to fill the recently-appointed seat in March.

February 25, 2015 | David Renner | Government


City qualifying continues

Only two days remain for those that wish to qualify for Dawsonville's March 7 special election.

February 11, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Dawson crowns best school speller

With words like "spaceship" flying out of the caller's mouth, the Dawson County System-wide Spelling Bee was sure to make its winner "famous," which, coincidentally, was another of the words that the county's best spellers had to figure out to move on.

February 04, 2015 | David Renner | Education


City council qualifying to begin next week

Qualifying for Dawsonville's March 17 special election begins Tuesday.

February 04, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Board of Elections member resigns, new woman voted in

Chief Registrar and Chairperson Glenda Ferguson is no longer able to claim that she is the only woman on the Board of Elections and Voter Registration board.

January 28, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Lady Tigers remain undefeated

The 2014-2015 Varsity Lady Tigers have done something that no team before them has managed - the longest winning streak in Dawson County High School history.

January 21, 2015 | David Renner | High School


Relay for Life kicks off 2015 campaign

The 2015 Relay for Life season is officially under way in Dawson County.

January 21, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Middle School poets printed in annual writing collection

Students from Dawson County Middle School were recently given the chance to have their writing works published for a much wider audience to see.

January 21, 2015 | David Renner | Education


School leaders examine future

While it may be quite a way off, local school leaders are looking at ways to help students transition from middle to high school.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


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