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Dawson drug court celebrates 10 years

This year marks the 10th anniversary for Dawson County Treatment Court and the 15th anniversary for Hall County Drug Court, and treatment services for the two counties hosted a celebration and joint graduation last week.

November 23, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Kroger Marketplace opens

Last week, one of the largest Kroger supermarkets in the state of Georgia opened its doors to the citizens of Dawsonville.

November 23, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


95 apartment units on Hwy. 53 move forward

During their Nov. 15 meeting, the planning commission unanimously voted to recommend approval of the rezoning for 95 planned apartment units and a commercial business on Hwy. 53 East, and also voted to recommend denial of the rezoning of a plot of land behind the Tractor Supply that would hold 177 single-family homes.

November 23, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Gov. Deal issues level 2 severe drought response

A recent edict by Gov. Nathan Deal means that residential water use in Dawson County will now be restricted as the region's drought has begun to affect the water supply.

November 23, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Christmas program planned at First Baptist Church

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and for the past 14 years, First Baptist Dawsonville has presented its annual Christmas Program to the community free of charge.

November 23, 2016 | | LOCAL


Citizen government academy class graduates

A ceremony was held last week to celebrate the newest graduates of the Dawson County Citizens Academy.

November 23, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


The pursuit of gratitude

This, for many reasons, has been a challenging year.

November 23, 2016 | | Lifestyle Columnists


With elections over, can Penguin Awareness Day be far behind?

I promised last week I would share with you the results of the latest patent-pending Wikiwinkwink Political Report, courtesy of my colleague, Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Ga.

November 23, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Thanksgiving, 2016

It is a solid friendship of two like-minded Southerners that started in, of all places, a high-end restaurant in Beverly Hills. This was several years before I would meet my future husband who was working in an office a couple of miles up the street.

November 23, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


William E. Wilson

William E. Wilson, 73, of Cumming, died Nov. 15, 2016.

November 23, 2016 | | OBITS


Guinnett Chester Holtzclaw

Guinnett Chester Holtzclaw, 64, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 14, 2016.

November 23, 2016 | | OBITS


James Garston “J.G.” Green

James Garston "J.G." Green, 95, of Cumming, died Nov. 16, 2016.

November 23, 2016 | | OBITS


Marlene Glassman

Marlene Glassman, 85, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 7, 2016.

November 23, 2016 | | OBITS


Sacha Alexander Dzuba

Sacha Alexander Dzuba, 38, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 14, 2016.

November 23, 2016 | | OBITS


Rotary to host free Thanksgiving dinner

Dawson County Rotarians are hosting a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner next week.

November 16, 2016 | | LOCAL


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Going off the grid

One summer night, a few years before Mama died, I tried to call her but there was no answer.

November 30, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Any given Sunday and other random days

"I am not a big sports guy."

November 30, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Local man charged with child molestation

A Dawsonville man was arrested last week and faces several charges including child molestation and aggravated sodomy, while a Dahlonega woman was arrested a week ...

November 30, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


New parks and rec smartphone app launches

Dawson County Parks and Recreation has launched a free smartphone app that is downloadable on both Apple and Android devices.

November 30, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Christmas parade, tree lighting scheduled for Saturday

This weekend will bring holiday festivities to downtown Dawsonville with the city's annual parade and Christmas tree lighting on Saturday.

November 30, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL


Holiday shopping kicks off

Thanksgiving Day was the kickoff for holiday shopping season at the North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawsonville.

November 30, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Rev. Gerald Rudolph Carnes

The Rev. Gerald Rudolph Carnes, 74, of Cleveland, died Nov. 22, 2016.

November 30, 2016 | | OBITS


Jacky Evans

Jacky Evans, 63, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 23, 2016.

November 30, 2016 | | OBITS


Damon Karl Rink

Damon Karl Rink, 52, of Maysville, died Nov. 18, 2016.

November 30, 2016 | | OBITS


Jerry Smallwood

Jerry Smallwood, 59, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 22, 2016.

November 30, 2016 | | OBITS


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