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Father and son drown at Lumpkin waterfall

A 38-year-old man and his 6-year-old son both drowned Tuesday afternoon while swimming at Dicks Creek Falls in Lumpkin County, according to a press release ...

June 21, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Recent high profile events are proof you can’t fix stupid

So, what possessed comedian Kathy Griffin to post a picture of herself holding the decapitated and bloody head of the President of the United States?

June 21, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Will the United States be left behind?

Earlier this month, Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. While his action may score political points with the ...

June 21, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Always remember

It's time once again to celebrate our great country's independence and freedom.

June 21, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The legend of Bobby Baker

Bobby Baker was the most memorable kid in my first grade class. I spent 12 years matriculating with Bobby but it was in the first ...

June 21, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

That’s not how I would do it – and maybe that’s a good thing

I have become that which I used to dread.

June 21, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Young Lady Tigers look for first state championship

The Dawson County girls' 8U all-star softball team just accomplished something no 8U team has before-won the district tournament to advance to the state championship ...

June 21, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Three times two

If it felt like deja-vu at the Michigan International Speedway on Father's Day, it was. For the third time in as many races at ...

June 21, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Dawson girls’ soccer makes annual trip to camp

The Dawson County varsity girls soccer team returned from their annual trip to Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee last week after having what Head Coach ...

June 21, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Dawson students head to national FBLA competition

Two members of Dawson County High School's Future Business Leaders of America club will be heading to California this summer to compete in a ...

June 21, 2017 | Amy French | Education

Covington earns finance officer certification

Beth Swafford Covington, who works with the Dawson County Board of Education, recently earned her Local Finance Officer Certification through the Carl Vinson Institute of ...

June 21, 2017 | | Education

School board approves new after school care provider

The Dawson County School Board approved a new vendor for after school care at all four Dawson elementary schools during Monday's special called meeting ...

June 21, 2017 | Amy French | Education

Cadets get feel for law enforcement careers

State troopers Steve Thompson and Jeremy Allison of the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team visited last week with students at Dawson County Junior High School.

June 21, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL

Water authority board member appointed

Doug Schuster last week was sworn in as the newest member of the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority board of directors.

June 21, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

County approves scrap tire storage ordinance

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week approved an ordinance that will contribute to the health and safety of county citizens by helping to ...

June 21, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

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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

Track teams take first and second

The Dawson County High School boys and girls track and field teams finished up their regular season last week with first and second place respective finishes against North Hall, Johnson and Fannin County.

April 19, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle files to run for governor in 2018

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a Gainesville native, filed last week to run for governor in 2018, making him the latest Republican to enter what is becoming a busier race to replace Gov. Nathan Deal.

April 19, 2017 | By Nick Bowman and Kelly Whitmire DCN regional staff | LOCAL

Mr. and Miss Dawson County to be crowned this weekend

The annual Miss Dawson County beauty pageants will be held this upcoming weekend with all proceeds from the event going to the Dawson County Band Boosters.

April 19, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL

4-H to hold drive-by rabies clinic

Dawson County 4-H Club, All Animals Veterinary Hospital and Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital will be hosting an annual rabies clinic this Saturday at three locations throughout Dawson County.

April 19, 2017 | | LOCAL

Gibson retires from Etowah board

Last week marked the final meeting for Etowah Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors member Lake Gibson, who retired from the board after moving to Forsyth County.

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Council to add annexation fee

The Dawsonville City Council is considering adding a fee that could double the cost of annexing into the city for some homeowners as well as allow for those in 'islands' to annex at no charge.

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Take jobs you're not qualified for, says chamber speaker

Sonja McLendon, chief of operational excellence at Northeast Georgia Health System, spoke at the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week and gave the business community tips on how to succeed, be good leaders and be good mentors.

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Laura Paige Dooley to wed James Robert Carr

Carolyn Dooley, of Dawsonville, announces the engagement of her daughter, Laura Paige, to James Robert Carr.

April 19, 2017 | | Engagements

Ricky Sosebee

Ricky Sosebee, 60, of Dawsonville, died April 15, 2017.

April 19, 2017 | | OBITS

Joann H. Leonard

Joann H. Leonard, 82, of Dawsonville, died April 12, 2017.

April 19, 2017 | | OBITS

James Roy Johnson Jr.

James Roy Johnson Jr., 44, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Dawsonville, died April 13, 2017.

April 19, 2017 | | OBITS

Leroy Harper

Leroy Harper, 86, of Dawsonville, died April 17, 2017.

April 19, 2017 | | OBITS

John Hunter Franklin

He was a 2006 graduate of Dawson County High School and attended North Georgia College.

April 19, 2017 | | OBITS

The PSC will have to face reality

On St. Patrick's Day in 2009, the Public Service Commission decided one of its most important cases ever.

April 19, 2017 | By Tom Crawford | LETTERS/COLUMNS

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