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Rock Creek ‘Trunk or Treat’ promises ghoulishly good fun

Dawson County Parks and Recreation is hosting its fifth annual Trunk or Treat event at Rock Creek Park on Halloween. The event is free to ...

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Passage of Gov. Deal’s Opportunity School District Amendment no sure thing

In Georgia, it is a political fact of life that whatever the governor wants - no matter who occupies the seat - the governor usually gets.

October 26, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS

I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghosts – well, maybe

"Mama, are ghosts real?"

October 26, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Personal finance program challenges high school seniors

Dawson County High School partnered with volunteers from Junior Achievement last week to bring a personal finance program to senior students.

October 26, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Elementary students experience “Sophie and the Pirates”

The Tiger Den Players had a swashbuckling adventure last week when they took on the one-act play "Sophie and the Pirates" in front of nearly ...

October 26, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Inappropriate conduct reported at jail

A Dawson County Detention Center inmate in mid-October reported a sexual assault involving a contracted food service worker and a jail inmate.

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS

Early voting running smoothly

Early voting is underway and the first week was smooth sailing according to Dawson County Board of Elections Chairwoman and Election Supervisor Glenda Ferguson.

October 26, 2016 | | Government

Commission holds first of two budget hearings

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners held the first of two public hearings last week on the proposed 2017 county budget.

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government

State officials continue search for better internet access, more connectivity

Windstream announced last week that it plans to upgrade its broadband internet service in Northeast Georgia counties, including Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Habersham and Jackson.

October 26, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent jsilavent@gainesvilletimes.com | LOCAL

Nudist resort owner receives county approval for expansion

More than 200 people gathered at the county courthouse last week to support a rezoning effort by one of the county's popular tourist destinations.

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Pinto beans, cornbread and buttermilk

My sister said once that she doesn't really like pinto beans because when she was growing up, Mama cooked a pot three or four ...

October 26, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

James “Jim” R. Brown

James "Jim" R. Brown, 78, died Oct. 24, 2016.

October 26, 2016 | | OBITS

Gladys Eva O’Kelley

Gladys Eva O'Kelley, 87, of Cumming, formerly of Dawsonville, died Oct. 23, 2016.

October 26, 2016 | | OBITS

Bobby Stepp

Bobby Stepp, 50, of Dahlonega, died Oct. 17, 2016.

October 26, 2016 | | OBITS

Clint Turner Jr.

Clint Turner Jr., of Kennesaw, died Oct. 18, 2016.

October 26, 2016 | | OBITS

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Tigers pound Panthers

The Dawson County Tigers easily handled the Union County Panthers for their second region win in the rain and drizzle on Friday night.

October 07, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Council selects final city manager candidates

Council members voted Monday night to release the names of the final three candidates for the open city manager position.

October 06, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

State’s case against citizen journalist up in the air

The criminal case against citizen journalist Nydia Tisdale moved forward this week as a pre-trial motions hearing was held at the Dawson County courthouse.

October 06, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Orphans stranded in Dawsonville after Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti

Haitian orphans who are a part of a traveling choir found themselves stranded this week while their home was battered by Hurricane Matthew.

October 05, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

City bar and restaurant alcohol sales extended one hour

Council members on Monday approved an amendment of the City of Dawsonville Alcohol Ordinance, extending the time frame that local businesses can serve alcohol for consumption by one hour.

October 05, 2016 | Allie Dean | Government

“Fill the Boot” sends local boy to summer camp

During Labor Day weekend, Dawson County Emergency Services members conducted their annual Fill the Boot fundraiser to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), an organization that aids in finding cures and treatments for muscle debilitating diseases like Muscular Dystrophy and ALS.

October 05, 2016 | Allie Dean | LOCAL

Publix set to open next week

The new Publix grocery store on Ga. 400 in the Dawson Crossroads shopping center will open its doors to the public for the first time next week.

October 05, 2016 | Allie Dean | LOCAL

Family humbled by support

Saying "thank you" just doesn't seem enough. You go to bed one night as normal and you wake up to your world never being the same.

October 05, 2016 | By Richard and Debbie Ridings | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Amendment could have negative impact

This November, there is a proposed amendment to our state's constitution that, if passed, will likely impact our local schools negatively. It will read, with preamble:

October 05, 2016 | By Brian Roberts | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Local Nonprofit supports Domestic Violence Awareness Month with Chili Cook-Off

In the United States, one in three women has been physically abused by an intimate partner, according to statistics from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

October 05, 2016 | Allie Dean | LOCAL

Bethel United Methodist Chicken-Q chairs retire

The Chicken-Q has been a part of Bethel United Methodist Church's history as long as any of its patrons can remember, and now two of the directors of the yearly October luncheon are saying farewell to their position, welcoming new management as well as a new pastor.

October 05, 2016 | Allie Dean | LOCAL

Tiger Den Cafe opens in school library

With a new school year comes a new program, Community Based Instruction.

October 05, 2016 | By Nicole Garbuzovas | Education

RES raises money for childhood cancer

Last Thursday at Robinson Elementary School, a visitor might have mistaken the school for a secret hideout of superheroes.

October 05, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Ralph Laverne Haygood Jr.

Ralph Laverne Haygood Jr., 84, of Mabel, Fla., died Sept. 26, 2016.

October 05, 2016 | | OBITS

Garvin Duane Elkhill

Garvin Duane Elkhill, 48, of Cumming, died Sept. 25, 2016.

October 05, 2016 | | OBITS

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