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Bones found at dump human

State investigators have confirmed that bones discovered in August at the Dawson County Transfer Station are human remains.

October 08, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Official keeps pushing for consolidation

Commissioner Gary Pichon may have just two more months as an elected official, but that isn't stopping him from pushing for a consolidated government in Dawson County.

October 08, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Annexation disagreement continues

The Dawsonville City Council continues to field annexation requests, despite objections from the Dawson County commission.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Government

School board meeting asks for community input

The Dawson County Board of Education heard the concerns and questions of parents in the county last week when they held a public forum to discuss the new five-year plan for the system.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Business group supports SPLOST

Advance voting begins Monday for the Nov. 4 election, which includes a referendum asking voters to extend Dawson County's 1-cent sales tax.

October 08, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

School’s first run equals spooky fun

With Halloween only a few weeks away, Riverview Middle School is gearing up for a spooky run for a good cause.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Science teacher honored for work

Hightower Academy Teacher of the Year Niki Kenny has been in education for nearly 20 years, five of those in Dawson County.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Ladies enter region as No. 2

Dawson County High School Head Softball Coach Jimmy Pruett's Lady Tigers team will enter the Region 7-AAA tournament as the No. 2 seed. Dawson County will play the winner of the Banks County and Franklin County game at 1 p.m. today.

October 07, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

East Hall outlasts Dawson

East Hall High School picked up its first Region 7-AAA win in a hotly-contested game against Dawson County on Oct. 3, holding on for a 36-29 victory.

October 07, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Loss caps off season for middle school

The Dawson County middle school Tigers' football season came to a close with a 14-6 loss at the hands of White County Middle School on Oct. 2.

October 07, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

J.V. Tigers take down Union County

The Dawson County High School junior varsity football team defeated Union County, 19-0, on Oct. 2 to even their season record at 2-2.

October 07, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Elliott struggles at Kansas

With four races left in the season, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott remains at the top of the NASCAR Nationwide Series leader board, despite a 10th-place finish at Kansas Speedway on Saturday.

October 07, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Teams run at Unicoi State Park

The Dawson County High School varsity cross country team squared up against some tough competitions Oct. 2 at the Mountain Invitational at Unicoi State Park in Helen.

October 07, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Bones confirmed as human

State investigators have confirmed that bones discovered at the Dawson County Transfer Station in August are human remains.

October 03, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Literacy group spreads words

Dawson county students were paid a visit by a local literacy group last week.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education

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Suspect indicted in credit card scheme

A Riverdale man has been indicted on nearly two dozen charges in connection with a credit card scheme and high-speed chase last summer.

September 17, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

System honors award winners

Two Dawson County High School students were recognized during the last board of education meeting.

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Men indicted for rape, kidnapping

Two men accused in unrelated rape and kidnapping cases were indicted last week by a Dawson County grand jury.

September 17, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Motorsports Park plans groundbreaking

With plans for expansion approved, Atlanta Motorsports Park is celebrating by breaking ground on the site.

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS

9/11 ceremony held at Station 1

Dawson County paused last week to remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Finding a common musical ground

According to Mama, I am not a grown up yet. I do not have a full appreciation of country music and until I do, I cannot be deemed a grown up.

September 17, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Actively looking forward

September is not only the full-fledged beginning of the new school year, it is also start-up time for organization activities that have filled many planning hours during the "dormant" days of July and August.

September 17, 2014 | Helen Taylor Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Trying to find positive in this world can be negative

The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week's column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way. "Surely, you can find some positive things to write about," she said, "and temporarily take people's minds off all the terrible things going on in the world. I think your readers would appreciate that."

September 17, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Cover crops for home gardens

It seems like summer is slowly beginning to turn to fall. Some vegetable gardens may still be producing well, but others are beginning to wind down for the season. For those of us whose gardens have given up, consider planting a cover crop this fall to improve your vegetable garden next summer.

September 17, 2014 | Clark MacAllister Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Montine Richards

Montine Richards, 90, of Alpharetta died Sept. 12, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Erwin Topper

Erwin Topper, 72, of Dawsonville died Sept. 13, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

William “Dean” Hulsey

SMSgt. William "Dean" Hulsey, U.S.A.F. (Ret.), 88, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Anne Davis

Anne Davis, 82, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Claude Irvin Burns

Claude Irvin Burns, 67, of Cumming died Sept. 9, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Event benefits animal shelter

In an effort to help Dawson County's no-kill animal shelter, the city of Dawsonville has set aside a day just for dogs.

September 16, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

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