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Catching up on the news

While we wait for the next round of presidential debates, let's take a moment to catch up on some of Georgia's major political ...

October 21, 2015 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

Chestatee community supports Backpack Buddies

Volunteers recently collected more than 2,500 items for a local program designed to make sure children do not go hungry when they leave school ...

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Time for some ‘Shine

Dawsonville's unique and storied past will come alive this weekend when thousands converge on downtown for the 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

No injuries in crash with school bus

A school bus carrying students to Black's Mill Elementary and Riverview Middle School was hit Tuesday morning at the crossing of Perimeter Road and ...

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Raffle winners split $10,000 grand prize

The clock was winding down, but the anticipation was turning up Thursday night as the last 10 standing at the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce ...

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Online readers to see changes

Online visitors to the Dawson County News website will see some changes beginning this week.

October 21, 2015 | By Staff Reports | BUSINESS

Middle school team competes

The Dawson County Middle School boys and girls cross country teams ran at the Runners Fit Mountain Invitational at Unicoi State Park in Helen on ...

October 20, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Lady Tigers’ season ends

The Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers softball season came to an abrupt end last week in Calhoun.

October 20, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Tigers fall to Fannin

Dawson County couldn't overcome a 24-0 halftime deficit Friday night.

October 20, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Runners rank in top 10

Both the boys and girls Dawson County High School cross country teams are ranked in the top 10 in Class AAA.

October 20, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Resilient recover for Elliott and NAPA team at Kansas

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, finished seventh in Saturday's Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race at ...

October 20, 2015 | By Staff Reports | SPORTS

Dawsonville man among 18 arrested in statewide child porn sting

A Dawsonville man was among 18 arrested in a statewide child pornography sting by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

October 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

DCHS marching band takes top honors

Dawson County High School's marching band took home top honors Saturday during the Blue Ridge Mountain Marching Festival in Fannin County.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

NASCAR pumpkin auction raises funds to fight cancer

A pumpkin on display at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame will be auctioned off to raise money for childhood cancer.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

City sets qualifications for manager

The Dawsonville City Council has released the qualifications they want to see of applicants wishing to serve as the city's new manager and head ...

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

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Local papers merge

The Dawson Community News has purchased the Dawson News and Advertiser and will merge the two publications into one weekly newspaper to serve Dawson County. The resulting publication, Dawson County News, will debut its print edition on Sept. 30.

September 23, 2015 | From Staff Reports | BUSINESS

Community remembers lost soldiers during memorial service

Dawson County Veterans took time last week to remember brothers-in-arms that were either captured or never returned from battle.

September 23, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Progress made on retail center plans

Developers for the massive Kroger-anchored retail center on Ga. 400 continue to make progress in bringing new restaurants and shops to Dawson County.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Marijuana growers arrested in separate busts

Two Dawson County men are facing felony charges in connection with growing marijuana.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

It’s fall, y’all

The weather is still sweltering and muggy in Central Florida, so Linda Thompson is spending the first few weeks of fall in North Georgia, where the air is crisp and the colors of the leaves are already starting to fade to beautiful shades of red, gold and orange.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

DNR officer on Lake Lanier wins national award

When announced last week as the national boating officer of the year, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Cpl. Jason Roberson said it's his family that ought to see some of the spotlight.

September 23, 2015 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff, | CRIME/COURTS

Judge rules on pre-trial motions in murder case

While the trials of two men charged in connection with the 2014 death of a Dawson County man did not begin as originally scheduled last week, motions on behalf of the defendants continue to move the case forward.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

City council prioritizes SPLOST spending plan

The Dawsonville City Council on Monday voted to prioritize projects that will be funded as special purpose local option sales tax dollars roll in.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Shore Sweep is Saturday

Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in clearing the shores of Lake Lanier Saturday.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Pups on parade this weekend

A festival of all things furry is planned this weekend at the second annual Pups in the Park Dog Show.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Librarian heads west for storyteller festival

A Dawson County librarian recently had the chance to "spin a good yarn" and weave some tall tales out west.

September 23, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Questions now make sense

My wife and I came through and did some shopping recently at the outlet mall.

September 23, 2015 | By Reader Submitted | VIEWPOINT

Considering some other sides of situations

Those Dawson County Woman's Club members have done it again: Produced a lovely, fun fundraiser. The "Giving Goes Glam" fashion show luncheon was indeed glamorous with clothing for different ages from several shops at the North Georgia Premium Outlets.

September 23, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Georgia high school fishing clubs growing

Mark Gintert might just have the best job in America. An avid outdoorsman and a successful businessman, Gintert is the national youth director of The Bass Federation, which means he gets to work with young people across the land to introduce them to the joys of fishing through high school fishing clubs.

September 23, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

The power of forgiveness: Doing some self-work

I have been doing some self-work lately - a byproduct of trying to better myself these last few years.

September 23, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

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