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Work to widen Ga. 400 in Forsyth County will start Monday

If the weather cooperates, work to begin widening Ga. 400 through much of Forsyth County will begin Monday.

November 05, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Man shot in overnight fight

A Dawsonville man was shot in the face during an overnight altercation with his roommate at their Sandberg Way home off Perimeter Road, according to ...

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Teen cited after bus stop incident

A 15-year-old driver has been cited after a child was nearly hit exiting a bus last week.

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Tigers are region champions

Going into the season, Tigers Head Coach Sid Maxwell set a theme for his new football team: Playing for those that came before you, setting ...

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Man dies following collision

A Gainesville man has died from injuries sustained in a head on collision Saturday night west of Dawsonville.

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

City looking to take reins of animal control

After months of discussions and failed attempts to come to agreements with other agencies to oversee Dawsonville's animal control issues, the city council is ...

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Firefighter suffers medical issue battling Big Canoe blaze

A Dawson County firefighter reportedly was taken to the hospital for a medical issue that developed while fighting a fire in Big Canoe Saturday morning.

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Groundbreaking planned for state’s first Culver’s restuarant

Dirt is being moved to make way for a new restaurant in Dawson County and the first Culver's in the state of Georgia.

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

ATM installed at courthouse

Those needing cash to pay taxes, tickets, fines or fees at the Dawson County Government Center no longer have to leave the premises to find ...

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Wrong return envelopes sent out with recent car tag renewals

The state of Georgia is using a new company to send out vehicle registration renewals.

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Pauline Ivey estate named Benefactor of the Year

The Technical College Foundation Association of Georgia recently named the Estate of Pauline Ivey as its Benefactor of the Year for 2015.

November 04, 2015 | From staff reports | Education

Park offers sweet Trunk or Treat fun

Lee Carbajal was determined to be a Boxtroll for Halloween this year.

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Carey Poole

Carey Poole, 48, of Gainesville, died Oct. 26, 2015.

November 03, 2015 | | OBITS

Emilie Virginia Martin

Emilie Virginia Martin, 71, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 23, 2015.

November 03, 2015 | | OBITS

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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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