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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


Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle files to run for governor in 2018

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a Gainesville native, filed last week to run for governor in 2018, making him the latest Republican to enter what is becoming a busier race to replace Gov. Nathan Deal.

April 19, 2017 | By Nick Bowman and Kelly Whitmire DCN regional staff | LOCAL


4-H to hold drive-by rabies clinic

Dawson County 4-H Club, All Animals Veterinary Hospital and Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital will be hosting an annual rabies clinic this Saturday at three locations throughout Dawson County.

April 19, 2017 | | LOCAL


Gibson retires from Etowah board

Last week marked the final meeting for Etowah Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors member Lake Gibson, who retired from the board after moving to Forsyth County.

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


Council to add annexation fee

The Dawsonville City Council is considering adding a fee that could double the cost of annexing into the city for some homeowners as well as allow for those in 'islands' to annex at no charge.

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


Take jobs you're not qualified for, says chamber speaker

Sonja McLendon, chief of operational excellence at Northeast Georgia Health System, spoke at the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week and gave the business community tips on how to succeed, be good leaders and be good mentors.

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


Laura Paige Dooley to wed James Robert Carr

Carolyn Dooley, of Dawsonville, announces the engagement of her daughter, Laura Paige, to James Robert Carr.

April 19, 2017 | | Engagements


Ricky Sosebee

Ricky Sosebee, 60, of Dawsonville, died April 15, 2017.

April 19, 2017 | | OBITS


Joann H. Leonard

Joann H. Leonard, 82, of Dawsonville, died April 12, 2017.

April 19, 2017 | | OBITS


James Roy Johnson Jr.

James Roy Johnson Jr., 44, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Dawsonville, died April 13, 2017.

April 19, 2017 | | OBITS


Leroy Harper

Leroy Harper, 86, of Dawsonville, died April 17, 2017.

April 19, 2017 | | OBITS


John Hunter Franklin

He was a 2006 graduate of Dawson County High School and attended North Georgia College.

April 19, 2017 | | OBITS


The PSC will have to face reality

On St. Patrick's Day in 2009, the Public Service Commission decided one of its most important cases ever.

April 19, 2017 | By Tom Crawford | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Small town blessings

There's a few inconveniences that come with living in a small town.

April 19, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Storytelling Songs

When I was almost 17 and started my career in media by hosting a weekend radio show on a country music station, I was no stranger to country music and the great stories told in its songs.

April 19, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


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Don M. Woodruff, Sr.

Don M. Woodruff, Sr., 71, of Cumming, died June 10.

June 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Tink and the car

My husband is a simple man. This comes as a surprise to folks because of the high-profile family from which he comes and the job ...

June 14, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Not a Daddy's Girl

Unlike many of my friends, I was never a "Daddy's Girl."

June 14, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Look forward to thermocline to concentrate fish

Lake Lanier's water level continues to move in the right direction and is up again due to the consistent rains. Lake Lanier's level ...

June 14, 2017 | By Eric Aldrich For the Dawson County News | SPORTS


City of Dawsonville plans sidewalk expansion, improvements

The City of Dawsonville has plans for more sidewalks, some of which will be paid out of the proceeds of SPLOST V and SPLOST VI ...

June 14, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Tanner appointed chair of transit commission

Though not faced with the same grid-lock as Atlanta and other metropolitan cities in Georgia, Dawson County has its fair share of transit issues that ...

June 14, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Georgia can learn from Kansas' mistake

One of the most compelling political stories of the past week happened not in Washington, D.C. but out to the west in Kansas.

June 13, 2017 | By Tom Crawford | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Woman arrested for falsely reporting rape on Dahlonega trail

A woman who reported she was raped while running on the reservoir trail surrounding Lake Zwerner in Dahlonega late last month has been arrested after ...

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


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


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