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Dawson participates in national hacking day

For the second year, representatives from Dawson County will be participating in a nationally-recognized tech event.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Student excels in reading program

Erin Osborne has accomplished something that, according to Riverview Elementary officials, no other student from Dawson County has.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Schools offer summer lunches

Dawson County schools and parks will be opening their doors once again to help feed the hungry over the summer.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Grotto receives blessings from Father, mother

With the memorial grotto at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church finished, all that was left was to formally dedicate the site to the memory of its inspiration.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Event raises money for Kilough campus

Kilough Elementary had its students running laps half the day May 9.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Future looks bright

Students who had eagerly awaited this moment for 13 years gathered at Tigers Stadium on Saturday morning to begin their future.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Summerour achieves rank

Riverside Military Academy senior cadet Harrison Summerour has achieved yet another career landmark during his schooling.

May 21, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Graduation is Saturday

With the current school year winding down, anticipation is growing with the Dawson County High School Class of 2014.

May 21, 2014 | David Renner | Education


City discusses 2014-15 budget

With the 2014-15 fiscal year fast approaching, the city of Dawsonville has unveiled its potential operating budget.

May 21, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Community honors retiring school leader

It was a veritable who's who of school superintendents and system employees, both past and present and from surrounding counties, at the Dawson County Board of Education on Sunday.

May 21, 2014 | David Renner | Education


2015 school budget discussed

With the school year drawing to a close, the Dawson County Board of Education has begun preparations for next year.

May 14, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Rangers train for parachuting into water

Jumping out of a plane can be pretty disorienting. Jumping from a plane into water with a wet parchute surrounding you is even worse.

May 14, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Officers trained to spot abuse

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is taking another step in ensuring that its residents, especially its young ones, are safe.

May 14, 2014 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS


City reviews budget, tax

While a budget has not been finalized for the 2014-15 fiscal year, Dawsonville officials remain determined not to levy a city property tax.

May 07, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Board considers burn ordinance

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners is considering a new ordinance that will limit where debris from construction sites can be burned in the county.

May 07, 2014 | David Renner | Government


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Articles By Author - David Renner


Farmers market offers fresh crops

Each year, summer in Dawson County is marked by the tents and trucks of vegetables that show up in front of the Dawsonville Municipal Complex and Dawson County Extension Office.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Board of education talks about millage

With the budget for the next fiscal year set, the Dawson County Board of Education has set its sights on the school system's millage rate.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Humane Society plans to open a boutique

The Dawson County Humane Society is trying a new method of raising money for its no-kill shelter.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Part of America’s Team

Many young athletes aspire to travel the globe playing their favorite sports, but one Dawson County High School sophomore is getting the chance to do just that.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | SPORTS


Edible food science program at the library

The Dawson County Library was flooded with kids looking for food, fun and learning last week during the Edible Science display.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Blood drive in memory of late teacher, historian

Dawson County residents will have a chance to honor a late teacher and historian with the gift of life.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Local doctor rides for reading

After jumping in a cold lake in February for three years in a row, Brian Burke has decided to find a warmer way to raise money for literacy.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Education


City, chamber make agreement

The city of Dawsonville has decided to provide money to a Dawson County organization in return for promotional services.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Fire academy aims to teach

Students on summer vacation enjoyed a soot-covered and wet time during the recent junior fire academy.

June 18, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Dawsonville election will stay put in 2015

Dawsonville has decided keep its 2015 municipal election at the Dawson County Board of Elections instead of returning it to city hall.

June 18, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Council approves budget

The city of Dawsonville has approved a $2.6 million budget for fiscal year 2014-15, though one councilman expressed reservations with the suddenness of a pay increase for city workers.

June 18, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Fireworks a ‘go’

A Fourth of July fireworks spectacular will still go on, according to city officials.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Service with a smile

Local "celebrities" and community members alike packed LongHorn Steakhouse on Friday as Family Connection of Dawson County held its sixth annual Celebrity Waiter breakfast.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Budget set for schools

The Dawson County Board of Education set the budget for the upcoming fiscal year at $33.9 million during a meeting Monday night.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Truck drives into local restaurant

Dawson County emergency personnel responded to reports of a vehicle entering a local restaurant shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


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