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Gas station going in at 136/9 intersection

More than three acres at the intersection of Hwys. 9 North and 136 are being cleared to make way for a new gas station and ...

April 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Williamson to challenge Gooch for 51st Senate district

One of the founders of Gilmer County's Tea Party has challenged State Sen. Steve Gooch for the 51st Senate District.

April 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Career day gives 7th graders glimpse at real ife

"How do you drill a bone?"

April 06, 2016 | Amy French | Education

EAGLE winner Desmond Vaird earns GED, overcomes addiction to continue education and 'give back' as t

Desmond Vaird says he is on cloud nine after being selected as the Technical College System of Georgia's 2016 Adult Education Student of the ...

April 06, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Education

Myrtle M. “Nanny” Wright

Myrtle M. "Nanny" Wright, 98, of Dahlonega, died March 30, 2016.

April 05, 2016 | | OBITS

Dr. Billie C. Russo, Sr.

Dr. Billie C. Russo, Sr., 80, of Dawsonville, died April 2, 2016.

April 05, 2016 | | OBITS

Lurlee Beck Graham

Lurlee Beck Graham, 90, of Cleveland, died April 1, 2016.

April 05, 2016 | | OBITS

Lorena Stanley Alexander

Lorena Stanley Alexander, 86, of Alto, died March 30, 2016.

April 05, 2016 | | OBITS

Lady Tigers get record win

The Lady Tiger track team had a strong showing last week with the girls relay team setting a school record in their win.

April 05, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Lady Tigers shutout opponents

The Dawson County Lady Tigers traveled to Franklin County last week and came away with a shutout.

April 05, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Boys’ track takes seven first place spots

The Dawson County boys track team had a record setting day with close to half of the athletes setting personal records and the relay team ...

April 05, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

No. 3 Tigers win over Franklin County

The Tigers soccer team overcame a slow start to beat Franklin County away last week.

April 05, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Tigers drop series to Franklin County

The undefeated Franklin County Lions were too much for the Tigers Saturday in blustery conditions at Dawson County High School.

April 05, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Former Lady Tiger named Southern Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week

Western Carolina freshman and Dawson County alumna Madison Caldwell was named Southern Conference's Women's Golfer of the Week after finishing first among 20 ...

April 05, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Junior varsity baseball wins Mountain League tourney

The Dawson County junior varsity baseball team won the Mountain League Tournament championship last weekend at Gilmer High School.

April 05, 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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