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Governor recognizes county for tourism

The Dawson County Office of Tourism Development has been formally recognized by the governor for steps taken to promote the county.

September 09, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS

Tigers 0-2 on season

The Dawson County Tigers dropped their second football game of the season Friday against Gilmer County at home.

September 09, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Don’t let anyone make you believe the lies

Part of the joys of homeschooling is seeing my child's face light up during our discussions, the animated way he gets excited and can sit and talk about certain subjects for 45 minutes - which he said he didn't have the opportunity to do before. The heartbreak is hearing my child's fears of failure.

September 04, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Carolyn Bennett Hammond

Carolyn Bennett Hammond, 70, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 28, 2014.

September 03, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Sally Burt

Sally Burt, 99, of Dawsonville died Aug. 28, 2014.

September 03, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Star Wars for president

In college statistics, I realized the Evan Esar's quote that "statistics is the science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures" was true. They taught my class how to go to extremes with the science of figures. The point was to understand that everything has a counter point.

September 03, 2014 | By Charlie Auvermann Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Robinson educator named tops

Robinson Elementary School kindergarten teacher Lisa Bessiere has been named teacher of the year for the downtown school.

September 03, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Dawson County prepares for Milestones testing

The State of Georgia is getting ready to roll out a new set of tests for students in order to comply with the Common Core State Standards system.

September 03, 2014 | David Renner | Education

County’s request for public records denied

Dawson County's request for the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to declassify information regarding its decision to grant clemency to a man convicted of a 1991 slaying has been denied.

September 03, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Elliott finishes fifth

HAMPTON - There was little doubt who the star of the Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed the Hungry was at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday.

September 03, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Rotary Island is open

The Rotary Club of Dawson County made a splash Thursday with the grand opening of Rotary Island, an interactive water playground at Rock Creek Park.

September 03, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Authority secures loan for reservoir

After nearly five months of waiting, Georgia has answered - partially - the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority's request for a loan.

September 03, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Deputy cleared in arrest at rally

A Dawson County Sheriff's officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the arrest investigation of a Roswell woman at a political event last month.

September 03, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Lady’s streak ends

Fatigue seemed to set in for the Dawson County High School varsity softball team.

September 02, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Deputy cleared of any wrongdoing

Capt. Tony Wooten with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the arrest investigation of a Roswell woman over the weekend.

August 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

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Perdue bests Kingston in Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

July 23, 2014 | From DCN regional staff reports | Government

Humane Society boutique opens

The Dawson County Humane Society opened its Resale Shop and Boutique last Thursday to excited patrons from around the county.

July 23, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS

Learning center gains accreditation

Students interested in taking religious education classes have a way to learn and gain graduation credit at the same time.

July 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Lumpkin Campmeeting this week

Lynn Nahlik looks forward to campmeeting at Lumpkin Campground all year.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Commission sets millage rate

Some Dawson County residents may see a slight property tax increase following the county commission's vote last week to set the millage rate at 8.138 mills.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

2nd arrest in church burglaries

A second suspect has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a string of church burglaries over the past several months.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Goodwill opens

Judging from the line waiting for the doors to open and the steady customer flow all day, Dawson County residents have welcomed the opening of a new Goodwill store on Ga. 400.

July 23, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS

Funding shift helps chamber

Dawson County commissioners last week approved a measure that will help the local office of tourism and development pay its rent.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Taxpayers on hook for ethics probe

In 1997, Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term where I served until 2002. It was a rewarding experience and I am proud of the good things we accomplished at the commission.

July 23, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Bobby Joe Wofford

Bobby Joe Wofford, 80, of Cumming, died July 20, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Adam Lee Stegall

Adam Lee Stegall, 27, of Lawrenceville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Benny Anthony Mullinax

Benny Anthony Mullinax, 59, of Ellijay, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Mary Jo Fortune Kinney

Mary Jo Fortune Kinney, 48, of Dawsonville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Ronald Eugene Hastings

Ronald Eugene Hastings, 64, of Cumming, formerly of Summerfield, Fla., died July 13, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Lillian Dunn

Lillian Dunn, 87, of Dawsonville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

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