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Jeff Johnson is Dawson County's new sheriff

Dawson County's runoff election for sheriff and tax commissioner ended in narrow victories Tuesday night.

July 26, 2016 | | LOCAL

Retired army engineer to run for District 2 commission seat

Retired army engineer and JROTC instructor at Dawson County High School, Robert Wiley is now officially on the ballot for the District 2 county commission ...

July 26, 2016 | Amy French | Government

Campmeeting: 'It's better than Christmas'

Those on the inside can't fully explain it and those on the outside can't fully understand it.

July 26, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

Softball team hosts camp at high school

Young softball players from all over Dawson County took the high school field last week to learn from the Lady Tigers.

July 26, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Open house at Performing Arts Center next week

The Dawson County Performing Arts Center will open its doors to the public next week.

July 26, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Etowah votes to lay 12-inch waterlines on Nix Bridge

Residents along Nix Bridge Road will soon have the waterlines needed for improved fire safety, though there are no immediate plans by the county to ...

July 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Neikirk named interim county manager

Commissioners Thursday night voted to appoint Vicki Neikirk to serve as interim county manager following Randy Dowling's abrupt resignation earlier that day.

July 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Commission chair recommends full property tax rollback

Commission Chairman Mike Berg is calling for a full millage rate rollback that, if approved, would be the county's first tax reduction in 12 ...

July 20, 2016 | By Michele Hester | Government

Lanier Tech opens doors to prospective students

Lanier Technical College opened its doors last week for prospective students to get an up close look at labs and classrooms as well as meet ...

July 20, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Tax commissioner candidates make plea for runoff votes

Andi Henson Juliette and Nicole Stewart made final public pleas to voters last week asking for support in Tuesday's runoff election for Dawson County ...

July 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Sheriff’s candidates square off in debate

The men vying to be Dawson County's first new sheriff in 20 years squared off in a heated debate last week before a standing ...

July 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Senior exercise routine offers health, laughs

Open the door to get to the downstairs level of the Margie Weaver Senior Center in Dawsonville on a Tuesday or Thursday morning and the ...

July 20, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

Weeklong revival begins Monday at Lumpkin Campground

Some say time seems to stand still on the hallowed grounds of Lumpkin Campground during the weeklong spiritual revival and celebration known as campmeeting.

July 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dawson County volleyball hosts first scrimmage and joint practice

The Dawson County High School volleyball team hosted its first scrimmage on Monday against the White County Lady Warriors.

July 19, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Softball teams ready for new year

Softball players at Dawson County High School didn't have much of an off-season this year.

July 19, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

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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 earlier this week.

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 rooms continue to make their way to school administrators at both the state and county levels nationwide.

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 on Saturday morning due to weather.

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 Col. Frank Gleason sometime back, but as we prepare to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, his is a tale worth repeating.

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 races are headed to run-offs in July.

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

Attorney for accused jewel thief wants some charges dropped

The attorney for a woman accused of robbing Zales Outlet in Dawsonville last summer wants some of the charges against her client dropped, according to a motion filed last week that suggests the crimes in question were not "violent" in nature.

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

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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