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Fireworks set for Friday

Atlanta Motorsports Park and the Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority are gearing up for a full day of family fun as part of the "Sparks in the Motorsports Park" on July Fourth.

July 02, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL

Teacher charged with intimidating co-worker

A local elementary school teacher was among two people arrested last week after authorities responded to reports of a burglary at her colleague's home in neighboring Gilmer County.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Farmers market offers fresh crops

Each year, summer in Dawson County is marked by the tents and trucks of vegetables that show up in front of the Dawsonville Municipal Complex and Dawson County Extension Office.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

County continues tax rate discussions

A meeting last week was the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on the county's millage rate.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Board of education talks about millage

With the budget for the next fiscal year set, the Dawson County Board of Education has set its sights on the school system's millage rate.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Old age is not for sissies

Unlike the masses who started prepping for swimsuit season shortly after the last Cadbury egg or Peep was eaten, I have decided to start integrating an exercise routine.

July 02, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Carpenter ant control

Carpenter ants are the largest species of pest ants found in Georgia. They get the name from their habit of chewing wood to create nesting sites. Carpenter ants do not eat wood, they simply excavate cavities in trees and wood products for nesting galleries. These ants can be a nuisance in and around the home because of their large size and sheer numbers.

July 02, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Humane Society plans to open a boutique

The Dawson County Humane Society is trying a new method of raising money for its no-kill shelter.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Local club to host technology day

With school out for the summer, one local hang-out for kids is keeping Dawson County's students engaged in learning.

July 02, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education

Officers train to protect schools

During the summer months, there are not students roaming the halls of area schools, but come August, when class is back in session, officers charged with securing their safety plan to be ready in the event of a dangerous situation.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education

GBI investigating jail employee

A night shift supervisor at the Dawson County Detention Center is on paid administrative leave while the Georgia Bureau of Investigation looks into accusations he punched an inmate in the face.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

SUMMER GRIND

It has been a very busy summer for the Dawson County High School Lady Tigers basketball team.

July 01, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Get to Know: Arron Haynes

This article is the fourth of a summer series of "Get to Know" sessions with various high school and middle school coaches in Dawson County.

July 01, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

Tigers take part in camp

Dawson County High School Head Boys Basketball Coach Thad Burgess was very pleased with team camp at Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama. The Tigers finished the camp with a 3-1 record.

July 01, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Speeding SUV leads to marijuana bust

Several garbage bags filled with harvested marijuana plants were discovered during a routine traffic stop Tuesday in Dawson County.

June 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

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Graduate airlifted after wreck

A Dawsonville teen was airlifted in serious condition to Atlanta Medical Center following a collision Saturday afternoon just hours after graduating with honors from Dawson County High School.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Elliott named to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Dawsonville's Bill Elliott is back in Victory Lane.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Jessie Tinsley

Jessie Tinsley, 72, of Cumming, died May 26, 2014.

May 28, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Future looks bright

Students who had eagerly awaited this moment for 13 years gathered at Tigers Stadium on Saturday morning to begin their future.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Commissioners approve design for splash pad

The updated design plans for a new water feature at Rock Creek Park have been approved by county officials.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Impulse employees see finished product

The last six months have been hard on the employees at Impulse Manufacturing in Dawsonville.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Event raises money for Kilough campus

Kilough Elementary had its students running laps half the day May 9.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Fans flock to former Falcons’ coach estate sale

The sign leading up to the lake home on Holly Drive in Dawsonville said estate sale, but the better description would have been the "Jerry Glanville Museum."

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Grotto receives blessings from Father, mother

With the memorial grotto at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church finished, all that was left was to formally dedicate the site to the memory of its inspiration.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Schools offer summer lunches

Dawson County schools and parks will be opening their doors once again to help feed the hungry over the summer.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Student excels in reading program

Erin Osborne has accomplished something that, according to Riverview Elementary officials, no other student from Dawson County has.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Ralston overcomes challenge in primary

House Speaker David Ralston held on to his 7th District seat in the Georgia General Assembly by defeating challenger Sam Snider in last week's primary.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

The best generation, like, totally

I am unashamedly, proudly a child of the '80s. Life was good then. Almost blissful, in its simpler times.

May 28, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Control rose sawflies

I have received several calls in the past week dealing with roses.

May 28, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Tony R. Gravitt

Tony R. Gravitt, 60, of Cumming, died May 18, 2014.

May 28, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

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