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Package found in lot deemed safe

Authorities investigating a suspicious package reported in the parking lot of Walmart in Dawsonville last week found no threat to the public.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dawsonville man accused of rape

A local man has been charged with rape in connection with an alleged beating attack at his Dawson County home.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Low cost rabies clinics this weekend

Low cost rabies vaccinations will be available Saturday at various locations across the county.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dinner gives hope to cancer survivors, caregivers

A dinner Tuesday night will celebrate the lives of local cancer survivors and their caregivers.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Events planned to meet local candidates

Early voting for the May 24th Election gets underway in less than three weeks, but there is still time to get to know the local ...

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

GOP House debate contrasts styles of 5 candidates

It's no surprise to see some agreement during a primary debate.

April 13, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government

Janel Mary Temple

Janel Mary Temple, 84, of Cumming, died April 8, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS

Alice M. Sneed

Alice M. Sneed, 83, of Cumming, died April 9, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS

Pam Sheffield

Pam Sheffield, 58, of Dahlonega, died April 7, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS

Richard Jackson “Jack” Moseman

Richard Jackson "Jack" Moseman, 73, of Cumming, died April 7, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS

Charles Roland Mincey Sr.

Charles Roland Mincey Sr., 84, of Dallas, died April 7, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS

Charles Broughton Heard

Charles Broughton Heard, 84, of Cumming, died April 8, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS

Randy Gene Fausett

Randy Gene Fausett, 59, of Dawsonville, died April 8, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS

Clyde Edwards

Clyde Edwards, 87, of Dawsonville, died April 10, 2016.

April 12, 2016 | | OBITS

Tigers’ take last game in West Hall series

After a rough week against Franklin County, and dropping the first two games of the series, the Tigers were able to get a win over ...

April 12, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

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Deliberations in murder trial to resume Monday

Court is in recess until Monday morning in the murder case against a Dawson County man accused of shooting a local father of three and little league coach.

February 26, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Chase Elliott makes Sprint Cup debut at hometown track Sunday

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott has a special place in his heart for Atlanta Motor Speedway.

February 26, 2016 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Defendant testifies that shooting was self-defense

The attorney for the Dawson County man accused in the shooting death of a popular little league coach in 2014 wasted no time with small talk Thursday afternoon when his client took the stand.

February 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

High winds to blame for power outage that closed big-box stores in Dawson County Wednesday

Local shoppers looking for groceries, clothing and home improvement goods were out of luck Wednesday evening after a power outage shutdown several big-box retailers along Ga. 400 in Dawson County.

February 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

GOP candidates surface to oppose Congressman Doug Collins

Two candidates have emerged to oppose U.S. Rep. Doug Collins of Gainesville in the May 24 Republican primary.

February 25, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government

Roundabout is a good thing

I have read with interest the news item-"GDOT seeks solutions" in your issue of Feb. 17, in which the Georgia Department of Transportation is requesting comments from the public to their proposal for replacing the stop sign with a roundabout on the intersection of Highways 52 and 183 in Dawsonville to reduce the chances of accidents and making the intersection easier to go through.

February 24, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Legislature racing against the clock

The Georgia General Assembly is racing against the clock in order to meet a significant deadline-the 30th legislative day, which is also more commonly known as Crossover Day. This is the last day that Senate bills can transfer to the House for consideration, and vice versa. This means that all Senate bills must be filed and favorably reported out of committee this week in order to still be eligible for consideration in 2016.

February 24, 2016 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

Education a priority in budget

The General Assembly has one constitutional obligation each year: To pass a balanced state budget. The budget passed the House on Friday and will serve as a spending guide for the state beginning July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The FY2017 budget is $23.7 billion, which is an increase of $673.9 million, or 2.9 percent, over the amended FY2016 budget.

February 24, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

Looking at public education reform efforts past and present

I had the privilege to speak to several hundred educators in Atlanta last week. I was there to talk about my experiences as a member of the Education Reform Commission but, as is my wont, I soon deviated off the purpose for which I had been invited to speak and into unchartered waters.

February 24, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

Must have time when you spend your day reactin’ to things

It is with earnest intention and optimism that I arise each day and assemble my "to do" list. Somewhere between coffee and barn chores, the day claims its independence, thumbs its nose at my list and shows me that the day will rule. Not me.

February 24, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

Miss Relay for Life set for March 6

The Dawson County Miss Relay for Life Beauty Pageant will be Mar 6. in the Dawson County Middle School auditorium.

February 24, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Local banker announces bid for tax commissioner

A local banker and community volunteer on Monday announced her intention to run for Dawson County Tax Commissioner.

February 24, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Royals raise $55,000 for hospice care

Dressed in gold, green and purple, North Georgia royalty celebrated as if they were partying on Bourbon Street and in the process raised more than $55,000 for a local hospice care center.

February 24, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Hughes Nix announces re-election campaign

Longtime Dawson County District 4 Commissioner Julie Hughes Nix has announced she will seek a fifth term.

February 24, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

There’s a reason why we can’t have nice things

Much akin to Jeff Foxworthy's cry when his mother's Elvis Jack Daniels decanter was broken, my grandmother declared she couldn't have anything nice.

February 24, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

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