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Local murder investigation to be featured on Discovery

Dawsonville residents will be able to view a television episode Monday that details the investigation of two murders that occurred in the county in December ...

January 20, 2017 | | LOCAL

Dawson teen missing, last seen Jan. 13

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office has issued a BOLO or "be on the lookout" for 15-year-old Mallory Roxanne Padgett, who was last seen at ...

January 20, 2017 | | LOCAL

Some observations on the national scene and then it’s back to broccoli

I hope you will forgive me but I am going against my better judgment today and sound like one of those inch-wide, inch-deep political pundits ...

January 18, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Sometimes it is helpful that others do your work

This column was conceived and intended for last week's paper, but it did not get transferred to my computer and thus not to the ...

January 18, 2017 | By Helen Taylor | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The unnecessary obituary

One of the dearest and oldest friends I have, had a close brush with death recently. He didn't just stand on the banks of ...

January 18, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

Getting started in 2017

On Jan. 9, we reconvened for the first session of the 154th Georgia General Assembly. This year promises to be very busy and offers endless ...

January 18, 2017 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The end of the fried chickatarian era

Years and years ago, my child had decided he was going to be a vegetarian.

January 18, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Junior varsity girls get back on court

The Dawson County junior varsity girls' basketball program got back to the court last week for the first time since mid-December and lost on the ...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Kaila Billingsley signs with the Sand Sharks

Dawson County High School softball player Kaila Billingsley signed last week to play at the collegiate level at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

DCHS swim team sets school best times

The Dawson County High School swim team traveled to Adairsville and Cumming last week for two events where freshman swimmer Matthew Wood qualified in his ...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Dawson loses two close road games

The Tigers traveled last week to play the Union County Panthers and the East Hall Vikings.

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Varsity girls get region win on the road at Union

The Dawson County High School varsity girls' basketball team picked up a big region win on the road against Union County and fell to East ...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Chamber speaker tells business owners: Give up what’s good in search of something better in 2017

"People are passionate about resolutions: either they love them or they hate them. They want to talk about how terrible they are, or say they ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Donald W. Moss Scholarship now open to Dawson students

The Donald Moss Scholarship Fund is now open for applications. This is the first year that the scholarship is open to Dawson County students who ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Education

County names new planning commission

The new year has brought new members to the county planning commission. All four planning board members, as well as the chair, had terms that ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government

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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

Kilough teacher of the year connects with students

Kilough Elementary School teacher of the year Hillary Mullinax found her calling in an after school program.

November 23, 2016 | Amy French | Education

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

Black Friday is nearly here

Thanksgiving is tomorrow.

November 23, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

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

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