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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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Appreciation to the farmer

Several years ago when my agent and I were pitching my second book, we made the round of New York publishers, hoping to find enough ...

July 05, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Skeeter skates learns about face paint and twerping

I don't need Caller ID to know when Skeeter Skates is calling.

July 05, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Facing the mortality of my Mama

"She died."

July 05, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Associated Credit Union opens Dawson Forest branch

Norcross-based Associated Credit Union opened its doors for a soft launch last week and offered the community a sneak peek into its new offices on ...

July 05, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Driver charged in fatal north Forsyth crash

A Forsyth County grand jury has indicted a Dawsonville man in connection to a fatal car crash during which he is accused to have been ...

July 05, 2017 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Goodwill of North Georgia awarded $1.2M for ex-offender job program

Goodwill of North Georgia will receive $1.2 million from the federal Department of Labor for its program helping young adult ex-offenders find employment.

July 05, 2017 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Fire destroys vacant bed and breakfast

A fire Tuesday night destroyed a 6,500 square foot former bed and breakfast off Hwy. 53 in Dawsonville.

June 28, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Vicky Lynn Duran

Vicky Lynn Duran, 53, of Cumming, died June 23, 2017.

June 28, 2017 | | OBITS


Marcelle Ledbetter

Marcelle Ledbetter, 86, of Dawsonville, died June 25, 2017.

June 28, 2017 | | OBITS


John Alden Scarlet

John Alden Scarlet, 65, of Dawsonville, died June 25, 2017.

June 28, 2017 | | OBITS


Random thoughts on random subjects like education, politics and law enforcement

Oh, barf. The Georgia Center for Opportunity - whatever that is - has come out with a report card, giving As and A-pluses to cut-and-run legislators who ...

June 28, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Do-er or Dow-er

Since the beginning of our time together, Tink and I have discovered that we pronounce words differently.

June 28, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


Some sorely missing etiquette

Mama has started following in Granny's previous footsteps of blaming technology for most of our current woes.

June 28, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Motorsports park to host 4th of July fireworks

The fourth annual Sparks in the Motorsports Park event is scheduled for this 4th of July and will be the biggest display of fireworks in ...

June 28, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Father and son drown at popular Lumpkin waterfall

More than $38,000 has been raised since a Dahlonega man and his son drowned at a popular Lumpkin County swimming spot last week.

June 28, 2017 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | LOCAL


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