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City council moves to oust mayor

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan was not in attendance at tonight's city council meeting when Gainesville City Attorney Abbott Hayes presented findings that point to city code and charter violations by Grogan.

May 01, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


UPDATED: Courthouse evacuated after powder spilled in courtroom

The Dawson County Government Center was partially evacuated on Wednesday after a powdery substance was dropped in a courtroom.

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


Farmer’s Market opens Friday

The Amicalola Regional Farmers Market is scheduled to start this Friday at the Tractor Supply on Hwy. 53 East.

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


Gene Lambert

Gene Lambert, 94, of Dawsonville, died April 23, 2017.

April 26, 2017 | | OBITS


Melody Looper Collins

Melody Looper Collins, 65, of Dawsonville, died April 23, 2017.

April 26, 2017 | | OBITS


Relay for Life this Friday

The annual Dawson County Relay for Life will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Park in Dawsonville.

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


Veterans hold pancake breakfast fundraiser

The Veterans Affairs of Dawson County held its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser this weekend and saw enthusiastic support from the citizens of Dawson County.

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


County receives $700,000 donation for new senior center

Dawson County seniors have something big to look forward to after an announcement at last week's board of commissioners meeting.

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


$40,000 in merchandise stolen from Burberry outlet

Law enforcement in Dawson County is actively searching for three suspects who burglarized a Burberry store at the North Georgia Premium Outlets this weekend.

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


County planning department granted assistant, new inspector

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week approved a request from Planning and Development Director Jason Streetman for a budget amendment so that the department can hire two additional staff members to keep up with an increasing demand for services.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Dawson to see 5th Ranger Training Battalion annual water jump

The 5th Ranger Training Battalion will conduct its annual water jump at War Hill Park into Lake Lanier next week.

April 26, 2017 | | LOCAL


United Way celebrates more than $50,000 raised

United Way for Dawson County celebrated another year of fundraising with a luncheon last Wednesday, where contributors were recognized for their generous donations.

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


Keep Dawson County Beautiful to restore creek

Keep Dawson County Beautiful is working to restore the creek at Rock Creek Park and will hold an event this weekend for volunteers who wish to participate in Arbor Day activities.

April 26, 2017 | | LOCAL


Georgia Highlands Medical Services opens center in Dawsonville

Since 1979, Georgia Highlands Medical Services (GHMS) has been committed to its mission of providing exceptional primary medical care to everyone, regardless of personal circumstance.

April 26, 2017 | | LOCAL


Recent phone scam targets elderly

Two incidences of a phone scam have been reported in Dawson County in the past few weeks, an issue Sheriff Jeff Johnson says should put senior citizens on high alert.

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


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Dawsonville reverend receives posthumous award

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

June 21, 2017 | | LOCAL


Priscilla Faith Harrison Beale

Priscilla Faith Harrison Beale, 82, of Dawsonville, died June 13, 2017.

June 21, 2017 | | OBITS


Joshua Andrew “Josh” Gilleland

Joshua Andrew "Josh" Gilleland, 24, of Dawsonville, died June 18, 2017.

June 21, 2017 | | OBITS


Teresa Johnston

Teresa Johnston, 66, of Dawsonville, died June 14, 2017.

June 21, 2017 | | OBITS


James Harold McGinnis

James Harold McGinnis, 67, of Forsyth County, died June 15, 2017.

June 21, 2017 | | OBITS


Eula Blondine Simonds

Eula Blondine Simonds, 85, of Dawsonville, died June 9, 2017.

June 21, 2017 | | OBITS


Harley Eugene Wilson

Harley Eugene "Willie" Wilson, 86, of Dawsonville, died June 13, 2017.

June 21, 2017 | | OBITS


County to hold open budget hearings

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners will be holding a series of open hearings over the next two weeks to discuss the 2017-2018 budget.

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


Paddle Georgia to pass through Dawson this weekend

Paddle Georgia, the country's largest week-long canoe and kayak camping adventure, will launch at Dawson County's River Park on the Etowah River this ...

June 14, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Two join board of Good Shepherd Clinic

Jo Brewer and Dr. Brian Burke O.D. have joined the board of the Good Shepherd Clinic of Dawson County, according to a press release ...

June 14, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Local motorcycle ride raises money for child cancer

Thunderstorms were not enough to stop the almost 200 motorcyclists who, two weekends ago, joined to give rides to 28 'stars' and their families at ...

June 14, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


David P. “Butch” Cane

David P. "Butch" Cane, 57, of Dawsonville, died June 9, 2017.

June 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Valerie Ann Doss

Valerie Ann Doss, 66, of Cumming, died June 6, 2017.

June 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Joseph “Sandy” Massey

Joseph "Sandy" Massey, 68, of Canton, died June 10, 2017.

June 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Charles James Siburt

Charles James Siburt, 87, of Dawsonville, and formerly of Wellsburg, W. Va., died June 10, 2017.

June 14, 2017 | | OBITS


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