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BOC begins search for next county manager

The search for Dawson County's next chief administrative officer began last week when commissioners opened advertisements to replace Cindy Campbell, who unexpectedly resigned last ...

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Henry Lewis Young

Henry Lewis Young, 77, died Nov. 15, 2015.

November 18, 2015 | | OBITS

Donald Wayne “D.W.” Moss

Donald Wayne "D.W." Moss, 82, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 11, 2015.

November 18, 2015 | | OBITS

Eurith Irwin

Eurith Irwin, 88, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 14, 2015.

November 18, 2015 | | OBITS

Margaret Holtzclaw Carlyle

Margaret Holtzclaw Carlyle, 77, of Gainesville, died Nov. 16, 2015.

November 18, 2015 | | OBITS

You can deal with problems, even without big-girl britches

There's one phrase that really irritates me.

November 18, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Maxwell will play baseball for UGA

Dawson County athletics inked a historical moment last week when Tucker Maxwell signed on to play baseball for the University of Georgia.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Record night for Tigers, win 63-40 in first round of playoffs

DAWSONVILLE - Coey Watson and the Dawson County offense could not be stopped Friday night, scoring touchdowns on seven of their first eight possessions in a ...

November 18, 2015 | By Colin Ochs DCN regional staff, | SPORTS

Council names finalists for city manager

Council members have named two finalists for Dawsonville's newly created city manager position.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Racing Hall of Fame recognizes volunteers, pioneers

Day in and day out, there is a group of race fans that spend hours upon hours working to keep Georgia's motorsports history alive.

November 18, 2015 | Stephanie Woody | LOCAL

Dawson student scores above average on Milestones

The results of the Georgia Milestones test are in, and despite lower than expected scores, Dawson County school officials said they are not disappointed.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Vietnam serviceman is Veteran of the Year

Sitting on the front row of Dawson County Middle School's auditorium, surrounded by family and friends, Charles Spain listened to stories of military men ...

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Cheerleaders place sixth at state meet

The Dawson County High Competition Cheerleaders are in celebration mode after placing sixth in Saturday's state completion at the Columbus Civic Center.

November 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Grand jury indicts citizen journalist

A Roswell woman, who bills herself as a citizen journalist, was indicted yesterday on charges resulting from her refusal to stop videoing and leave a ...

November 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

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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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