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Fall of 2016 was a rough season.

February 22, 2017 | By Clark MacAllister | LETTERS/COLUMNS

A salute to an Olympic champion and his pursuit of excellence

Dr. Melvin Pender Jr. is a bona fide American hero: An Olympic gold medalist (4x100 relay in the 1968 Mexico City Games at 31 years ...

February 22, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Sharing some concerns for better, for worse

As a former educator, an environmentalist, a Christian, and a (very) senior citizen, I have been concerned about a number of recent news items on ...

February 22, 2017 | By Helen Taylor | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Here we go again

The specter of Elliott Field has resurfaced.

February 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

A government owned airport in Dawson County?

The City of Dawsonville is proposing that they buy an airport with everybody elses' money.

February 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

What will Republicans do?

The Republicans in Congress are working towards repealing the Affordable Care Act, known to many as Obamacare. Unfortunately, although they always said they would "repeal ...

February 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The end to a great character

One of my favorite characters ever and one that readers have unfailingly enjoyed is my friend, Poet, the scion of a cotton family who speaks ...

February 22, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

The halfway point

This week marked the halfway point of the 2017 legislative session and the end of week six here at the state Capitol. From committee meetings ...

February 22, 2017 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The power of silence

Many people are uncomfortable with stretches of silence in a conversation.

February 22, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Dollar General proposed on Nix Bridge

The same developers who are building a Dollar General in Dawsonville where Hwy. 183 meets Hwy. 136 near Afton Road have submitted two applications for ...

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

DCHS baseball season opens with three wins

The Dawson County Tigers baseball team opened its season with a win on the road last week against Clarke Central High School in Athens and ...

February 22, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

‘We had something to prove’

The Dawson County Tigers varsity soccer team won twice more on the road last week.

February 22, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Ladies soccer gets two more road wins

The Dawson County Lady Tigers soccer program picked up two more wins last week when the team traveled to East Jackson on Feb. 14 and ...

February 22, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Burt signs to Bears

Dawson County High School golfer Hunter Burt signed last week to play college level golf at Truett McConnell University.

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS

Dawson boys’ basketball falls to the Knights

The Dawson County boys' basketball team traveled to Pace Academy last weekend for the first round of the Class AAA tournament.

February 22, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

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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 Hwy. 53 East near the Tractor Supply.

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

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 first on-staff attorney the county has ever seen.

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

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

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 less fortunate on Dec. 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

Math teacher making connections in classroom

Dawson County High School math teacher Michelle Gee knew early on she loved math.

December 21, 2016 | Amy French | Education

GDOT: Roundabout on Hwy. 53 at Hwy. 183 coming soon

A new roundabout at the intersection of Hwys. 53 and 183 in Dawsonville has been officially bid out by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

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

Dawson County school board named exemplary for second year

For the second year in a row, the Dawson County Board of Education was named an Exemplary Board by the Georgia School Board Association (GSBA).

December 21, 2016 | Amy French | Education

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

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

“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

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

Lady Tigers pick up two region wins

The Dawson County Lady Tigers picked up two region wins last week against rival Lumpkin County at home and on the road against Fannin County.

December 21, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

DCHS boys' basketball picks up three in a row

The Dawson County High School varsity boys' basketball team picked up three wins last week including region wins over Lumpkin and Fannin counties.

December 21, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Maxwell ready for UGA baseball season

Being the new guy isn't easy, but Dawson County High School graduate Tucker Maxwell is making it look easy.

December 21, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

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