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Georgia’s first ladies make their own mark in state

You may have read about the sudden resignation of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley last week. The "Luv Guv" as he was known in the local media was facing impeachment proceedings for campaign finance violations and allegations of some boy-girl hanky-panky with one of his top aides.

April 19, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Continuous flow intersection nears completion

The final weeks of construction on the continuous flow intersection at Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 are looming as crews make final touches to the first intersection of its kind in Georgia.

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Egg hunt a success

The annual Easter egg hunt at Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday couldn't have asked for a better day as attendees walked onto the football field to see 20,000 brightly colored Easter eggs laid out on the grass.

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


City moves forward with airport improvements

City Manager Bob Bolz brought before the city council Monday a committee recommendation for a consulting firm that will spearhead improvements to a local airport that the city is in the process of purchasing.

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Voting heating up for Best of Dawson

Vote, vote, vote for the 2017 Best of Dawson!

April 19, 2017 | | LOCAL


County reinstates long-range planning committee

Public input on the future of the county is what will help maintain controlled growth, says Dawson County Board of Commissioners Chairman Billy Thurmond.

April 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


County updates vehicle take-home policy

A newly updated county policy could help stop county employees from utilizing take-home vehicles without written approval from the county manager.

April 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Paul J. Sheehy

Paul J. Sheehy, 75, of Dawsonville, died April 6, 2017.

April 12, 2017 | | OBITS


Homero Sanchez

Homero Sanchez, 63, of Cumming, died April 10, 2017.

April 12, 2017 | | OBITS


Doug Hill

Doug Hill, 70, of Dawsonville, died March 25, 2017.

April 12, 2017 | | OBITS


Dawson grads teach English in Japan

A young Dawson couple has found their life's work overseas in Japan, where for nearly a year they have lived, worked and helped to spread the word of God as kindergarten English teachers.

April 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


City council hires lawyer to investigate reduced fees

The Dawsonville City Council last week moved to investigate actions taken by Mayor James Grogan to reduce fees for several Dawsonville property owners.

April 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Commission approves larger Dollar General

Residents fought a hard battle, but last week the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved variances for a Dollar General Store set to go in at the corner of Harmony Church Road and Nix Bridge Road in Dawsonville.

April 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Three arrested for stealing washing machines, trailer from home

Three were arrested last week for allegedly stealing appliances and a utility trailer from an under construction residence in Dawson County while another in their company was arrested for methamphetamine possession.

April 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Egg hunt set for Saturday

One of the largest events of the year is coming up this weekend as the county springs into action to hold the biggest and best Easter egg hunt ever at Veterans' Memorial Park in Dawsonville.

April 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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Father and son drown at Lumpkin waterfall

A 38-year-old man and his 6-year-old son both drowned Tuesday afternoon while swimming at Dicks Creek Falls in Lumpkin County, according to a press release ...

June 21, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Recent high profile events are proof you can’t fix stupid

So, what possessed comedian Kathy Griffin to post a picture of herself holding the decapitated and bloody head of the President of the United States?

June 21, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Will the United States be left behind?

Earlier this month, Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. While his action may score political points with the ...

June 21, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Always remember

It's time once again to celebrate our great country's independence and freedom.

June 21, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The legend of Bobby Baker

Bobby Baker was the most memorable kid in my first grade class. I spent 12 years matriculating with Bobby but it was in the first ...

June 21, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


That’s not how I would do it – and maybe that’s a good thing

I have become that which I used to dread.

June 21, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Covington earns finance officer certification

Beth Swafford Covington, who works with the Dawson County Board of Education, recently earned her Local Finance Officer Certification through the Carl Vinson Institute of ...

June 21, 2017 | | Education


Water authority board member appointed

Doug Schuster last week was sworn in as the newest member of the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority board of directors.

June 21, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County approves scrap tire storage ordinance

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week approved an ordinance that will contribute to the health and safety of county citizens by helping to ...

June 21, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Windstream continues speed expansion in north Georgia Cable upgrades, 1-Gig speeds coming to Dawson

More than 67,000 households in the area are expected to benefit from cable upgrades by internet service provider Windstream by the end of 2017.

June 21, 2017 | | LOCAL


Dawson Marketplace enters phase two of development

The Development Authority of Dawson County announced last week that three nationally recognized retail firms will be the main anchor stores for phase two of ...

June 21, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Paddle Georgia launches into weeklong Etowah trek

It has been 11 years since the Etowah River was chosen as the site of Paddle Georgia's weeklong canoe and kayaking trip, and a ...

June 21, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


City holds first hearing for new annexation fee

An amendment to the City of Dawsonville annexation ordinance that will allow the city to charge an additional fee for each property annexing into the ...

June 21, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Long range planning committee schedules first meeting

A committee recently reinstated and appointed by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners to provide public input on the future of the county will have ...

June 21, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawsonville reverend receives posthumous award

Dawsonville-native James Styles was recently awarded the 2017 Spirit of Young Harris award.

June 21, 2017 | | LOCAL


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