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335 townhomes proposed for Hwy. 53 near Tractor Supply

Developers for new housing units off Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 East have once again halted their efforts to rezone property after tabling their request ...

September 28, 2016 | Allie Dean | LOCAL

The lost art of handwriting

In an age when handwriting has fallen by the wayside, Kaitlyn Gillespie is celebrating the written word.

September 28, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

REACH scholars named in ceremony

Five students from Dawson County Junior High School signed contracts as REACH scholars in a ceremony last week at the school in front of parents ...

September 28, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Panera Bread to open next month

Dawson County's new Panera Bread Bakery-Café is expected to open next month.

September 28, 2016 | Allie Dean | LOCAL

LED lights to brighten Rock Creek soccer fields

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners recently voted to approve the installation of new LED light fixtures at the soccer fields in Rock Creek Park ...

September 28, 2016 | Allie Dean | LOCAL

Job hunters attend North Georgia Career Expo

The North Georgia Career Expo was held last week with employers and job seekers hoping to make successful connections to benefit the workforce of Dawson ...

September 28, 2016 | Allie Dean | LOCAL

Dawson County shuts out Warriors for homecoming win

The only moment of doubt for the Tiger offense on Friday night may have been when the ball hit the upright on a point after ...

September 23, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Racing Hall of Fame hosts sock hop

Go back in time this weekend with local greats from another era when the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame hosts a genuine sock hop.

September 21, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

Elliott takes third in first race of the Chase

In the first race for the Chase at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott raced to a thrilling third place finish after what ...

September 21, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Tigers lose in double overtime despite ‘valiant effort’

After going into double overtime Friday night, the Dawson County Tigers suffered a heartbreaking loss in Oakwood to the West Hall Spartans.

September 21, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Junior varsity Tigers handle Gilmer

The junior varsity Tigers football team easily handled the Gilmer Bobcats at home last week.

September 21, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Volleyball team opens region play

The Lady Tigers volleyball team hosted a tri-match last Tuesday with Fannin County and East Hall for the team's first region matches.

September 21, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Dawson gets win on road after tough games at home

After a rough stretch at home last week against Union County and Chestatee High School, the Lady Tigers softball team traveled to Fannin County and ...

September 21, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Trees for shady locations

Many homeowners ask me about recommendations for certain plants that will fit their landscape. Since many of us have wooded lots, a question I often ...

September 21, 2016 | By Clark MacAllister | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Dawson BOE Opposes Amendment 1

On Sept. 12 the Dawson County Board of Education passed a resolution opposing Amendment 1, a constitutional amendment which would create a state run school ...

September 21, 2016 | By Bette Holland | LETTERS/COLUMNS

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Commissioners name Bill Tanner interim county manager

During a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon, commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Bill Tanner to serve as county manager until a permanent replacement is hired.

July 28, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Kids head back to school

Dawson County Schools are back in business on Friday.

July 28, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Mountain Education Charter High School opens in Dawson County

The Dawson County Board of Education voted on Monday night to unanimously approve Mountain Education Charter High School to begin operating out of Hightower Academy for the upcoming school year.

July 27, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Lucky winners roll the dice at Roaring Rotary casino

Dawson County deputies raided an underground gambling parlor Saturday night and arrested several well-known wiseguys on alcohol and racketeering charges.

July 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

That's a fake laugh

Fake laughing may have gotten a bad rap.

July 27, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

Robert Kenneth Hicks

Robert Kenneth Hicks, 64, of Dawsonville, died July 20, 2016.

July 27, 2016 | | OBITS

Terry “Goodester” Goode

Terry "Goodester" Goode, 54, of Dawsonville, died July 24, 2016.

July 27, 2016 | | OBITS

There ought to be a few more laws

July is a special time in Georgia because it's the month when most of the laws passed during the previous legislative session go into effect.

July 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford | VIEWPOINT

Millage roll back is disappointing

I was extremely disappointed to read the article about lowering the millage rate for our property taxes.

July 27, 2016 | Leslie Kupkowski | LETTERS/COLUMNS

What good is a bucket list without The Gaithers on it?

I don't have a bucket list, but if I did I would be hard-pressed to find room to add anything else. There is not much I have wanted to do that I haven't done, from shooting the breeze with the president in the Oval Office, to seeing the sun rise in the Scottish Highlands, to being embedded with the brave men and women of Georgia's 48th Brigade Combat Team in Iraq.

July 27, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | VIEWPOINT

Tips for caring for trees

Trees provide great benefits to our home landscapes. They provide shade, help retain soils and add visual interest. It is important that we take care of our trees.

July 27, 2016 | Clark Macallister | Lifestyle Columnists

Birthday parties--even my own--freak me out

My child is already making his birthday list, putting a corgi at the top of his list followed by Pokemon cards and DS games.

July 27, 2016 | | Lifestyle Columnists

Why one church's preacher was also the plumber

In the months before we married, I sought to show Tink the Southern mountains of my raising. On a colorful autumn afternoon, I was driving him around the curvy backroads and pointing out spots of various interests such as family farms, cemeteries, and birthplaces. I turned off the "blacktop" onto a graveled dirt drive.

July 27, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

Cheerleaders give back by working with local girls

Last week at Rock Creek Park there was giggling, dancing, clapping, cheering and bows-lots and lots of bows.

July 27, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

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