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One killed in motorcycle wreck

A man was killed Friday afternoon after a collision with a passenger vehicle in the area of Beartooth Parkway and Ga. 400.

May 26, 2017 | Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Authorities: 19-year-old jogger raped near Dahlonega reservoir trails

A 19-year-old woman told authorities she was raped Wednesday night by a man while on the Lake Zwerner reservoir trails in Dahlonega.

May 26, 2017 | By Nick Watson DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Head-on collision injures three

A two-vehicle wreck Wednesday shut down Price Road at Toto Creek Park for several hours.

May 25, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


William Garner

William C. Garner, 96, died May 12, 2017.

May 24, 2017 | | OBITS


J.L. Evans

J.L. Evans, 87, of Dawsonville, died May 15, 2017.

May 24, 2017 | | OBITS


Anna Elaine Carpenter

Anna Elaine Carpenter, 86, of Dawsonville, died May 22, 2017.

May 24, 2017 | | OBITS


William Winston “Wink” Anderson

William Winston "Wink" Anderson, 89, of Dawsonville and Decatur, died May 17, 2017.

May 24, 2017 | | OBITS


Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery soon to sell direct to customers

Jeff Chastain makes moonshine the way his great Uncle Ben did, following a century and a half-old recipe that turns mash to corn whiskey.

May 24, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Mayor Grogan appeals removal from office

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan has appealed the city council's decision to remove him from office following a May 15 hearing where the council voted 3-1 in favor of removal.

May 24, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


County to complete first full tax revaluation since 2006

A total property tax revaluation, in which the value all of the county's approximately 15,000 parcels of real property will be assessed, is scheduled to begin soon.

May 24, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Six graduate from drug treatment court

"I found love in a Cuban drug dealer. We had lots of money and lots of cocaine," said Teri Spurill, guest speaker at last Wednesday's Dawson County Treatment Court graduation.

May 24, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Hundreds attend Rotary Day

Temperatures soared above 85 degrees on Saturday, leading many to take refuge in the cooling outdoor splash pad at Rotary Island at Rock Creek Park.

May 24, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dev. Auth. reports strong first quarter for Dawson

The Development Authority of Dawson County (DADC) released information last week that points to a very strong local economy during the first quarter of 2017. The data included sales tax revenue information and unemployment figures.

May 24, 2017 | | LOCAL


County clerk re-appointed after salary increase

After one county employee interviewed last week for the position, Danielle Yarbrough was retained as county clerk by the board of commissioners in an unanimous vote following an executive session.

May 24, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Just choose

Every day we are faced with dozens of choices.

May 24, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


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Lelia Vaughters Bruce

Lelia Vaughters Bruce, 100, of Dawsonville, died June 4, 2017.

June 07, 2017 | | OBITS


Oletta Disharoon

Oletta Disharoon, 87, of Dawsonville, died May 31, 2017.

June 07, 2017 | | OBITS


Charles Clayton “Clay” Free Jr.

Charles Clayton "Clay" Free Jr., 32, of Gainesville, died June 1, 2017.

June 07, 2017 | | OBITS


Evelyn W. Smith

Evelyn W. Smith, 91, of Dawsonville, died June 4, 2017.

June 07, 2017 | | OBITS


How to control chigger bites

Have you ever walked through your yard or hiked through the woods only to return with red, itchy bumps? These are most likely caused by ...

June 07, 2017 | By Clark MacAllister | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Cut and run ideologues make job even more difficult for school teachers

Dear Georgia's Public Schoolteachers:

June 07, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Trump’s cruel budget plans

As if the passage of the Trump/Ryan healthcare plan which will take insurance away from 23 million people wasn't enough, now we have ...

June 07, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Enjoy the tranquility

We moved to Dawson County to enjoy the tranquility of a rural community. We are disappointed to see the City of Dawsonville support activities that ...

June 07, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Can we do it again?

Several years ago, I struck up a friendship with a reader named LaTrelle.

June 07, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


The shame of summer

School has officially been out a week and my child is already bored.

June 07, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fishing action rises and falls based on weather fronts

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level is up again from recent rains. Lake Lanier's level is 1,064.31 or 6.69 feet ...

June 07, 2017 | By Eric Aldrich DCN regional staff | SPORTS


Burberry burglary update

A Tennessee woman was arrested last week in connection with the April 23 burglary of the Burberry outlet store in Dawsonville. Three suspects broke into ...

June 07, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Appraisers to visit homes beginning June 8

This week Dawson County will begin the property revaluation equalization project recently approved by the board of commissioners.

June 07, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


BOC gives go ahead on impact fee study

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week voted to begin a study with the goal of updating the county's impact fee ordinance and ...

June 07, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Adam S. Smith named senior vice president & SBA/commercial lender of Foothills Community Bank

John L. Lewis, president and CEO of First Citizens Financial Corporation and its subsidiary, Foothills Community Bank, recently announced that Adam Smith has been named ...

June 07, 2017 | | LOCAL


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