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Norma Lee Braselton

Norma Lee Braselton, 79, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 1, 2017.

January 04, 2017 | | OBITS


2016: A Year in Review

Dawson County saw a year full of changes.

January 04, 2017 | | LOCAL


Woman arrested for starving her children

A Dawsonville woman was arrested early last month for reportedly starving her children and allowing her toddler to wander away from her residence.

January 04, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


State committee says tax incentives, funds could boost broadband internet in rural areas

A committee headed up by Sen. Steve Gooch, R-Dahlonega, that is focused on obtaining high-speed broadband internet access for all Georgians held its final meeting on Thursday at the Georgia State Capitol.

January 04, 2017 | By Allie Dean | Government


Sheriff ends final term with radio sign-off

Dawson County's long-serving sheriff, Billy Carlisle, officially ended his last term of service on Friday with a party and farewell ceremony at the sheriff's office.

January 04, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Sawnee EMC accepting applications for scholarships and trip

The Sawnee Foundation Youth Scholarship program, a part of Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation (Sawnee EMC) is currently accepting applications for scholarships for high school seniors.

January 04, 2017 | | Education


Northside Hospital-Forsyth applies for $8.4 million expansion

CUMMING - Just as Forsyth County continues to grow at a seemingly incessant pace, Northside Hospital-Forsyth continues to expand and evolve to meet the needs of an increasing number of patients.

January 04, 2017 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


County’s longest 911 director retires after 18 years

Many argue that the "true first responders" in emergency services and law enforcement are the people answering the phones.

January 04, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL


To Cameron Charles Yarbrough: Work hard and dream big

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:

January 04, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Trade and the balance of payments

The USA is running a negative current account balance of about $500 billion dollars per year.

January 04, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


A canine resolution

"What's your New Year's resolutions gonna be?" Mama asked on the eve of 2017.

January 04, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Good-bye to Grant Tinker

Mama used to say, every time she was sick, "I've never been so sick in all of my life." EVERY time.

January 04, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Northside Hospital-Forsyth applies for $8.4 million expansion

CUMMING - Just as Forsyth County continues to grow at a seemingly incessant pace, Northside Hospital-Forsyth continues to expand and evolve to meet the needs of an increasing number of patients.

December 28, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Dawsonville restaurant serves free meal to hundreds on Christmas

This year, Dawsonville Tavern owners, managers and community volunteers congregated on Christmas day to prepare, pack and deliver food to those in need this holiday season.

December 28, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Elected officials get sworn in

Dawson County's newest elected officials pledged their allegiance to Dawson County and were sworn in Thursday morning at the Dawson County Government Center by Superior Court Judge C. Andrew Fuller.

December 28, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


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Betty Bearden

Betty Bearden, 70, of Gainesville, died March 26, 2017.

March 29, 2017 | | OBITS


Jerry Lee Blalock

Jerry Lee Blalock, 73, of Dawsonville, died March 24, 2017.

March 29, 2017 | | OBITS


Eloise Pinion Bramblett

Eloise Pinion Bramblett, 90, of Dawsonville, died March 23, 2017.

March 29, 2017 | | OBITS


Billy Brooks

Billy Brooks, 90, of Cumming, died March 25, 2017.

March 29, 2017 | | OBITS


Stephen J. “Steve” Brown

Stephen J. "Steve" Brown, 60, of Dawsonville, died March 22, 2017.

March 29, 2017 | | OBITS


Clifford D. “Bob” Merritt

Clifford D. "Bob" Merritt, 79, of Dahlonega, died March 23, 2017.

March 29, 2017 | | OBITS


Anita Lorraine Ray Prichard

Anita Lorraine Ray Prichard, 50, of Dawsonville, died March 24, 2017.

March 29, 2017 | | OBITS


Annual 4-H Rabies Clinic

Dawson County 4-H Club, All Animals Veterinary Hospital, and Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital will be hosting an annual rabies clinic on Saturday, April 22. It will ...

March 29, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Busy week headed toward session's end

The Georgia General Assembly reconvened under the Gold Dome on Monday, March 20 for day 36 of the 2017 legislative session. Sine die is this ...

March 29, 2017 | By Rep. Kevin Tanner | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Atlanta Motorsports Park is here to stay and wants more

The county originally turned the AMP rezoning request down, so in 2007 the City of Dawsonville went slipping through the wood all the way from ...

March 29, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Dressing Up

A couple of years ago, a national book tour dropped me in Oxford, Mississippi, on a Friday afternoon before an Ole Miss home football game ...

March 29, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Fast Approaching Sine Die

This week marks Day 38 of the 40-day legislative session. We have reached the point where committees are no longer meeting and we are working ...

March 29, 2017 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Hair of the dog

Dog hair is my arch nemesis.

March 29, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Dawson County can now better service people experiencing mental illness, developmental disabilities

Formerly Georgia Mountains Community Services, Avita is a public agency that was created by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Avita opened ...

March 29, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Suspect leads deputies on hours-long foot chase Gainesville wanted man still not located

What started with a medical visit ended with an hours-long foot chase and no arrest in Dawson County on March 17 when one man presented ...

March 29, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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