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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


One killed in Dawsonville wreck

One person died and Elliott Family Parkway near Howser Mill Road was closed for several hours after a serious car wreck Sunday night.

March 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Ann T. Poole

Ann T. Poole, 79, of Marietta, died Jan. 4, 2017.

March 22, 2017 | | OBITS


William “Mike” Michael McGehee

William "Mike" Michael McGehee, 54, of Tucker, died March 17, 2017.

March 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Rema Martin

Rema Martin, 79, died March 11, 2017.

March 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Sarah Pearl Lathem

Sarah Pearl Lathem, 83, of Cumming, died March 19, 2017.

March 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Timothy Gordon Elzey

Timothy Gordon Elzey, 53, of Dawsonville, formerly of Forsyth County, died March 15, 2017.

March 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Kimberly Lambert-Dorsey

Kimberly Lambert-Dorsey, 35, of Dawsonville, died March 15, 2017.

March 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Pamela Davis Bragg

Pamela Davis Bragg, 60, of Dawsonville, died March 8, 2017.

March 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Nathan S. Bennett

Nathan S. Bennett, 53, died March 10, 2017.

March 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Gibbs Garden shows signs of spring as daffodil season starts ahead of schedule

Daffodils are one of the first signs of spring and Gibbs Gardens has mid-season and late fragrant blooms indicating spring is just around the corner.

March 22, 2017 | By Jennifer Linn DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Abba House chicken coop helps to heal women

Three times a day, Amy and the other "chicken mamas" walk to Abba House's chicken coop and check on the hens.

March 22, 2017 | By Jennifer Linn DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Pigeon Creek well still closed as city builds another

Residents of the Pigeon Creek subdivision off Shoal Creek Road have waited a long time for their issues with city water to be resolved.

March 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


BOC signs resolutions on city airport, motorsports park regulations

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted March 16 approve two resolutions conveying their disapproval of the city of Dawsonville's current consideration of the Elliott Field airport, as well as amendments to stipulations asked for by the Atlanta Motorsports Park.

March 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Board of Elections retiree gets party

Former Dawson County Board of Elections member Tom Foley was honored last week during a retirement party at the board of elections office.

March 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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Voting heating up for Best of Dawson

Vote, vote, vote for the 2017 Best of Dawson!

April 19, 2017 | | LOCAL


County reinstates long-range planning committee

Public input on the future of the county is what will help maintain controlled growth, says Dawson County Board of Commissioners Chairman Billy Thurmond.

April 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Organic fertilizers

Many home gardeners and small-scale producers have a growing interest in organic production. Defining what "organic" means can vary from one person to the next ...

April 12, 2017 | By Clark MacAllister | LETTERS/COLUMNS


This week a time to remember what Easter is all about

Continuing a long-standing Easter Week tradition in this space.

April 12, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


Still dressing up for Easter

It's funny how someone's opinion or a story will stick with you, how it will trail like a mist of a cloud over ...

April 12, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists


The color revival of Easter

My childhood was marked by two time periods.

April 12, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists


Egg hunt set for Saturday

One of the largest events of the year is coming up this weekend as the county springs into action to hold the biggest and best ...

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


Three arrested for stealing washing machines, trailer from home

Three were arrested last week for allegedly stealing appliances and a utility trailer from an under construction residence in Dawson County while another in their ...

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


Commission approves larger Dollar General

Residents fought a hard battle, but last week the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved variances for a Dollar General Store set to go in ...

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


City council hires lawyer to investigate reduced fees

The Dawsonville City Council last week moved to investigate actions taken by Mayor James Grogan to reduce fees for several Dawsonville property owners.

April 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Dawson grads teach English in Japan

A young Dawson couple has found their life's work overseas in Japan, where for nearly a year they have lived, worked and helped to ...

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


Doug Hill

Doug Hill, 70, of Dawsonville, died March 25, 2017.

April 12, 2017 | | OBITS


Homero Sanchez

Homero Sanchez, 63, of Cumming, died April 10, 2017.

April 12, 2017 | | OBITS


Paul J. Sheehy

Paul J. Sheehy, 75, of Dawsonville, died April 6, 2017.

April 12, 2017 | | OBITS


County updates vehicle take-home policy

A newly updated county policy could help stop county employees from utilizing take-home vehicles without written approval from the county manager.

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


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