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11-year-old in dirt bike crash dies

A charity page to assist with final expenses has been set up in memory of a Dawson County boy involved in a dirt bike wreck ...

May 26, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Local school system speaks out on transgender bathroom order

The ripple effects of President Barack Obama's administration's directive regarding the treatment of transgender students and their access to both restrooms and locker ...

May 25, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Dawson County High Class of 2016 graduates

After four years of hard work, practice and preparation, the graduating class at Dawson County High School had to wait a little longer to commence ...

May 25, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Dawson County High School Valedictorian Sarah Tinsley's commencement speech

Good morning! Thank you all very much for celebrating with us this great milestone in

May 25, 2016 | | Education

Dawson County Salutatorian Dana Little's commencement speech

I don't know. There, Dana, you owe me five bucks.

May 25, 2016 | | Education

Loy D. Hughes

Loy D. Hughes, 88, of Monroe, died May 16, 2016.

May 25, 2016 | | OBITS

Tony L. Bearden

Tony L. Bearden, 56, of Gainesville, died May 20, 2016.

May 25, 2016 | | OBITS

This is one terrorist who deserves our thanks

There is a terrorist living in my neighborhood and I couldn't be prouder. You may remember that I shared with you the story of ...

May 25, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

In the South, it matters

At the beauty shop one day, I was flipping through a magazine and half-listening to the local happenings.

May 25, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

That mama’s intuition

There was no getting past Mama.

May 25, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers.

May 25, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government

Child in critical condition following dirt bike wreck

An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a dirt bike wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon.

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Tax commissioner, sheriff's races head to run-off

Billy Thurmond, Chris Gaines and Julie Hughes Nix won their respective commission posts in Tuesday's primary election, while the tax commissioner and sheriff's ...

May 25, 2016 | By Amy French, afrench@dawsonnews.com By Michele Hester, mhester@dawsonnews.com | Government

Long Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer of fun

The sun is out and it's been nice for several weeks now, but it's the long Memorial Day weekend that many consider the ...

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Independent zombie flick films at historic jail

Dawson County's Historic Jail will serve as the backdrop for an independent movie being filmed in mid-June.

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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Dawson County High School losing two head coaches

Dawson County Tigers basketball head coach Thad Burgess has accepted a position with Oconee County High School in Watkinsville, according to Dawson County Athletic Director Grady Turner.

March 25, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Boys’ track takes second in meet at home, improves at invitational

In last week's home meet versus East Hall and North Forsyth, the Dawson County Tigers took second overall in track and field. At the GACS invitational on Saturday, several athletes finished well against 12 other schools from across North Georgia.

March 23, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Dawson County soccer has nearly ‘flawless game’ to open region play

Dawson County varsity boys' soccer shutout Fannin County Friday night at home for a strong start in region play.

March 23, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Lady Tigers handle Fannin County

Despite heading into region play without three starters on Friday night, the varsity Lady Tigers were able to handle Fannin County without any problem.

March 23, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Cheer teams win national berths

Over the weekend cheerleaders of all ages from TKO Cheer competed in two national competitions and won in multiple categories including a national championship by the Youth Level 2 team and an overall grand championship to qualify for nationals by the Senior 4 division team.

March 23, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

High school band ranked 'Superior'

The Dawson County High School Symphonic Band competed in a concert at Reinhardt University in Waleska recently, where they received superior ratings on every song and on their overall performance.

March 23, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Detention center receives medical accreditation

The Dawson County Detention Center recently received a prestigious recognition that few law enforcement agencies can claim.

March 23, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Sheriff’s candidates discuss crime prevention, employee retention at forum

Candidates running to be Dawson County's next sheriff answered questions on crime prevention and deputy retention during a political forum held last week by the local chamber of commerce.

March 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

DCHS senior makes livestock history

Dawson County senior and FFA president Zach Samples won first place in showmanship at the Georgia National Junior Livestock Show in Perry in February. It is the first time any Dawson County student has ever received the honor.

March 23, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

Designers show Main Street Park ideas

The Dawsonville City Council spent Monday evening with three firms that want to design the new Main Street Park going in behind the municipal complex.

March 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Stanfield wins Miss Dawson County

She has confidence. She has poise. And now Mollie Stanfield has her second crown in two weeks after winning the Miss Dawson County pageant Sunday at Dawson County Middle School.

March 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Backlash rises over faith-based bill

A faith-based bill that won approval in the state House and Senate and is now awaiting the governor's signature is receiving a corporate backlash from opponents who say the legislation is discriminatory against same-sex couples.

March 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Elliott finishes sixth in California

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet SS finished sixth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway Sunday afternoon.

March 22, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS

Dawson County weekend preview

Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather we're having in Dawsonville with the following fun events set for this weekend:

March 18, 2016 | | LOCAL

Lifelong Dawson County resident announces commission seat bid

A local truck driver with deep roots in the community officially announced on Monday he will run for the Dawson County Board of Commissioners District 2.

March 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

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