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Lindsay Porter and Chris Holmes to wed

Gary and Kim Porter of Dawsonville announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lindsay Porter, to Chris Holmes. He is the son of Barry Holmes of Sharpsburg and Devin Holmes of Alpharetta.

April 09, 2014 | | Engagements

Child abuse prevention a priority

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Georgia, as proclaimed by Gov. Nathan Deal. Child abuse is a subject I don't like to think about, let alone write about and you would probably just as soon not hear about. But it is there and we need to acknowledge it and demand some solutions.

April 09, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Annual 4-H rabies clinic

Dawson County 4-H Club, All Animals Veterinary Hospital and Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital will be holding an annual rabies clinic on April 26.

April 09, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Good girls finish last

Angel Doodle is not a good girl. She likes it that way. The little caramel colored pittie mix doesn't even pretend to be good.

April 09, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Drivers put Dawsonville in spotlight

Chase Elliott's first Nationwide Series win Friday night made Dawsonville the most popular city in the country, at least for a few minutes.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Authorities seek suspect in reported car theft

Authorities are hoping the public can help them identify the man who reportedly stole a vehicle from a local repair shop.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

CHASE WINS!

The siren at the world famous Pool Room rang out through Dawsonville on Friday night after native son Chase Elliott won his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

City of Dawsonville to hold week of events

The city of Dawsonville will be hosting a week of events as part of a statewide initiative to boost town tourism and appreciation.

April 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government

Second political forum scheduled for Tuesday

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will be holding a political forum for candidates running for local elected office.

April 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government

Drug treatment court seeks new coordinator

Dawson County Treatment Court is under new management.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

City issues bonds to restructure water debt

Concluding nearly a year of talks, the city of Dawsonville has issued bonds to restructure debt on previous loans from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

April 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government

Brown named to all-area

Dawson County wrestler Gavin Brown was able to add another honor to his stellar career last week.

April 08, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Spring sports resume

Spring sports will resume at Dawson County High School this week after taking a week off for Spring Break.

April 08, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Three ladies recognized

Three Dawson County High School Lady Tigers basketball players were honored by The Times of Gainesville last week.

April 08, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Tigers 10-7 overall

The Dawson County High School baseball team had an up and down week.

April 08, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

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Region 7-AAA basketball tournament this weekend

The Region 7-AAA basketball tournament will be this weekend.

February 14, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | High School

Man hurt in sledding incident

A 22-year-old man was injured in a sledding incident Wednesday afternoon in Dawson County.

February 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dawson Schools closed Thursday

Emergency officials are urging everyone to stay home today as the roadways in Dawson County are treacherous.

February 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

No school for Dawson County on Wednesday

Dawson County School Superintendent announced just before 2 p.m. today that schools are canceled for students and staff on Wednesday.

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education

Senator discusses water bill during town hall meeting

A town hall meeting in Dahlonega on Saturday focused on a controversial piece of legislation being proposed in the Georgia General Assembly.

February 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

County says ‘no’ to annexation request

Dawson County commissioners have reiterated their opposition to an annexation request that, if approved, would bring a home into the city of Dawsonville.

February 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Winter weather closes schools

With just a two-week reprieve from the last snowstorm, Dawson County was bracing early this week for more winter weather and the closings that come with it.

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education

Students defy cold, spell

Despite a few weather-related delays, the Dawson County school system has crowned a spelling bee champion to represent it in the district spelling bee.

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education

Young Elliott’s career on track

It's been more than 25 years since Bill Elliott won the Winston Cup Championship and thrust Dawsonville into the spotlight as a powerhouse racing community.

February 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Turn lane welcomed at intersection

A new right turn lane has opened at Hwys. 9 and 53.

February 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Tigers finish third at State Sectionals

Dawson County High School Wrestling Coach Arron Haynes' Tiger team finished in third place at the State Sectionals tournament Feb. 7 and 8 at Sonoraville High School.

February 11, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Ladies head to region tourney as No. 4 seed

Last week didn't start well for Head Coach Steve Sweat's Dawson County High School varsity girls basketball team, after losing to North Hall on Feb. 4, 66-49. However, the team rebounded with two big wins over West Hall, 42-35, on Feb. 7 and Banks County, 55-51 on Saturday.

February 11, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Team ready to hit the pitch

Dawson County High School Varsity Boys Soccer Coach Jed Lacey says that he is excited about his team this year. The Tigers have high expectations every year, after going to the state playoffs five out of the last six years.

February 11, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Boys heating up

The Dawson County High School varsity boys' basketball team is getting hot at just the right time. Coach Thad Burgess' team is currently on a three game winning streak headed into the Region 7-AAA tournament to be held this week.

February 11, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Girls finish season 11-2

The Dawson County High School junior varsity girls basketball team, under Coach Anne Hyams, finished the 2013-2014 season with an impressive 11-2 record.

February 11, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

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