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Deal says he will veto 'religious liberty' bill

Gov. Nathan Deal said Monday morning he will veto a controversial "religious liberty" bill, saying the First Amendment was protection enough for the concerns raised by Christians after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last year.

March 28, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Detention center receives medical accreditation

The Dawson County Detention Center recently received a prestigious recognition that few law enforcement agencies can claim.

March 23, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Elliott finishes sixth in California

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet SS finished sixth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway Sunday afternoon.

March 22, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Dawson County weekend preview

Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather we're having in Dawsonville with the following fun events set for this weekend:

March 18, 2016 | | LOCAL


North Georgia Women's Expo to connect local women

North Georgia women interested in checking out area vendors, hearing speakers and participating in activities geared specifically for them should mark their calendars. The 2016 North Georgia Women's Expo is nine days away.

March 16, 2016 | By Kristen Oliver DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


By all means, let’s get as offended as possible

I am not the type that is easily offended.

March 16, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Wilma Mooney Vaughn

Wilma Mooney Vaughn, 67, of Dawsonville, died March 2, 2016.

March 09, 2016 | | OBITS


Robert W. Vasquez

Robert W. Vasquez, 82, died March 4, 2016.

March 09, 2016 | | OBITS


Frank Powell

Frank Powell, 71, of Dahlonega, died March 1, 2016.

March 09, 2016 | | OBITS


Jerry Ailene Myers

Jerry Ailene Myers, 75, of Cumming, died Feb. 28, 2016.

March 09, 2016 | | OBITS


Deborah Lynn Murrell

Deborah Lynn Murrell, 56, of Blairsville, died March 5, 2016.

March 09, 2016 | | OBITS


William Norris McWhorter

William Norris McWhorter, 86, of Dawsonville, died March 2, 2016.

March 09, 2016 | | OBITS


Shirley Irene Brandenburg McClelland

Shirley Irene Brandenburg McClelland, 56, of Royston, formerly of Dawsonville, died March 7, 2016.

March 09, 2016 | | OBITS


Jeffery Dwayne Gramling

Jeffery Dwayne Gramling, 57, of Ball Ground, died March 1, 2016.

March 09, 2016 | | OBITS


George “Goody” Goedhart

George "Goody" Goedhart, 70, of Dawsonville, died March 5, 2016.

March 09, 2016 | | OBITS


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Myrtle M. “Nanny” Wright

Myrtle M. "Nanny" Wright, 98, of Dahlonega, died March 30, 2016.

April 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Dr. Billie C. Russo, Sr.

Dr. Billie C. Russo, Sr., 80, of Dawsonville, died April 2, 2016.

April 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Lurlee Beck Graham

Lurlee Beck Graham, 90, of Cleveland, died April 1, 2016.

April 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Lorena Stanley Alexander

Lorena Stanley Alexander, 86, of Alto, died March 30, 2016.

April 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Gunfire near Dawson-Forsyth line triggers rumors, social media frenzy

Local law enforcement is investigating reports of gunfire Sunday night in north Forsyth, not far from the Dawson County line.

April 04, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Authorities: Medical episode likely cause of three-vehicle crash at county line

The three-vehicle crash at the Dawson-Forsyth County line Wednesday that sent several people to the hospital occurred, authorities said, when a teenage driver suffered a ...

April 01, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Kingergarten registration is coming up

It is almost time to register for kindergarten in Dawson County.

March 30, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Sharing life’s bumps and bruises with friends

She is not going to be pleased that I have told you this, but we are all family here, even if some of you consider ...

March 30, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT


Burt one of state’s first judges to complete new training

Probate Judge Jennifer E. Burt of Dawson County successfully completed in-depth judicial training requirements through the Georgia Probate Court Judges Certificate Program.

March 30, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


The store of memories

There is a country store that sets in the middle of hundreds of acres of farm land embedded with hardwoods and pines that have grown ...

March 29, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Begrudgingly holding onto a grudge

The other day, the unthinkable happened.

March 29, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists


Barbara West

Barbara West, 88, of Dawson County, died March 17, 2016.

March 29, 2016 | | OBITS


Senior Chief Richard A. O’Brien MMCS

Senior Chief Richard A. O'Brien MMCS, U.S. Navy retired, 62, of Dawsonville, died March 24, 2016.

March 29, 2016 | | OBITS


Diana Long

Diana Long, 62, of Dawsonville, died March 21, 2016.

March 29, 2016 | | OBITS


Maxine Taylor Bailey Holtzclaw

Maxine Taylor Bailey Holtzclaw, 91, of Dawsonville, died March 28, 2016.

March 29, 2016 | | OBITS


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