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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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Dawson County Emergency Services partners with DCHS Community Based Instruction program

The Community Based Instruction (CBI) program at Dawson County High School has embarked on another community venture-this time with the Dawson County Emergency Services.

December 21, 2016 | | Education


“Bring one for the chipper”

Recycle your Christmas tree this year with Keep Dawson County Beautiful's annual event, "Bring One for the Chipper."

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Don’t leave presents in your car, sheriff warns

Recent car break-ins in Dawson County subdivisions have Sheriff Billy Carlisle advising residents to take extra precautions against thefts this holiday season.

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Local teen collects donations for animals

Fifteen-year-old Shannon Porter has spent the last four holiday seasons making sure that all of the furry friends in Dawson County have a good Christmas.

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County approves fourth Dollar General

Another Dollar General is coming to Dawsonville after a rezoning request was approved by the board of commissioners in a unanimous vote last week.

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawsonville Tavern to ‘Feed the Hungry’

The Dawsonville Tavern is giving back this year with their Christmas Day project "Feed the Hungry." The restaurant is hosting a free meal for the ...

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County bids farewell to officials

The county will be losing four leaders this month as their final elected terms come to an end.

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


County advertises for new staff attorney

Commissioners voted last week to officially begin the search for an applicant to fill an internal legal services position that, if accepted, would be the ...

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


272 housing units on Hwy. 53 denied

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners had its final say in one developer's fight to bring 95 townhomes and 177 single family homes to ...

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


To all who believe

This column has become a Christmas tradition and I share with you once again this year. It is dedicated to all who believe.

December 21, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


The big hack

The main stream media is just full of talk of cyber spies and governmental sponsored "hacks."

December 21, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Home for Christmas

As a child growing up, Christmas was pure joy and delight.

December 21, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


An old-fashioned Christmas

Granny never asked for much for Christmas.

December 21, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists




Dawsonville man killed in Monday crash remembered for passion

For the family of Michael Bruce, the death of the 29-year-old is like a spoke missing from its wheel.

December 15, 2016 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | LOCAL


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