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Sales tax referendum set for next week

Dawson County voters will get a say this and next week over whether or not they want a 1-cent educational sales tax to continue.

March 11, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Humane society names new director

The Dawson County Humane Society announced the appointment of a new shelter director on Monday.

March 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Regional commission invests in Dawson County

Sewer lines at the outlet mall, support of adult education and dollars set aside to ease traffic at the county's busiest intersection are among projects the Appalachian Regional Commission has had a direct hand in bringing to Dawson County.

March 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

They shoot fat people, don’t they?

It must be open season on people who are overweight.

March 11, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Appreciating the value of ‘small’

As usual, there are many big news stories swirling around, many of which we can scarcely affect and many which do not affect us. So it really becomes the "little things" that determine our daily outlooks, attitudes and actions.

March 11, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Up against the Crossover deadline

The Georgia General Assembly will reach a significant deadline this week-Crossover Day.

March 11, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Preparing lawn for summer weed control

With all of the recent winter weather, a summer lawn may be the last thing on your mind. However, now is the time to start thinking about controlling summer annual weeds, such as crabgrass.

March 11, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Banks crowned Miss Relay for Life for Dawson County

A local high school sophomore was recently crowned Miss Dawson County Relay for Life.

March 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Varsity drops two games

The Dawson County High School varsity baseball team dropped two games last week.

March 10, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Weather hinders tennis season

The Dawson County High School boys' tennis team finally played its first match of the season on March 6.

March 10, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

School system names new football coach

Dawson County High School has a new head football coach.

March 10, 2015 | David Renner | High School

Lady Eagles improve to 4-0

The Riverview Middle School Lady Eagle's soccer team remains undefeated at 4-0, following three wins last week.

March 10, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Tiger golfers are in full swing

The Dawson County High School golf team saw a lot of action last week.

March 10, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Tigers are No. 1

The Class AAA, No. 1 ranked Tigers men's soccer team picked up an easy 6-1 victory at home against Forsyth Central March 3.

March 10, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Weather system could make roads icy

Dawson County is under a winter weather advisory through 10 p.m. tonight as a mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet move into the area.

March 05, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

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Middle school grapplers finish fifth

The Dawson County Middle School wrestling team finished in fifth place at the recent state duals at Cass High School.

January 21, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Getting down to business

The 2015 legislative session is off to a fast and busy start. The Georgia State Senate swore in all 56 senators last week, including 10 new freshman senators, and announced committee assignments shortly thereafter.

January 21, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Time to pay attention

It's that time of year again.

January 21, 2015 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

2015 session underway

We began the 153rd Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly on Jan. 12. Last Monday marked the first day of the 2015-2016 term, all the members of the Georgia House of Representatives were sworn into office. We then promptly got to work on our first order of business: Electing leaders to guide the Georgia House of Representatives through our next two years of public service.

January 21, 2015 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

State of the column: Never been stronger

My fellow Georgians: In order to keep my national certification as a modest and much-beloved columnist, it is required that I submit to you at the first of every year my State of the Column message. (Yay! Clap! Clap! Clap!)

January 21, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The next best thing

Being raised an only child meant I spent a lot of time reading and pretending.

January 21, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

The time to prune vines approaching

Muscadines are grapes native to America, and they are a staple of home gardens all over the Southeast.

January 21, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Middle School poets printed in annual writing collection

Students from Dawson County Middle School were recently given the chance to have their writing works published for a much wider audience to see.

January 21, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Lanier Technical College names semi-finalists for GOAL award

Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College's GOAL program.

January 21, 2015 | | Education

New hardware store is looking to break ground

The owner of a hardware store in Dahlonega is expanding to Dawson County after officials last week approved a request to rezone nearly three acres at Hwy. 53 East and Stephens Road.

January 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Local teen charged as adult in molestation case

A 15-year-old from Dawsonville has been charged as an adult in the alleged molestation of a young child.

January 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Iowa man indicted after alleged rape at local motel

An Iowa man accused of sexually assaulting an employee at a local motel late last year was indicted on the charges by a Dawson County grand jury last week.

January 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

BOC avoids arbitration

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners has avoided going into arbitration with the city of Dawsonville over an annexation dispute.

January 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Bridge repairs impacted due to federal cuts

Federal cuts have delayed repairs to two heavily traveled bridges in Dawson County.

January 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Relay for Life kicks off 2015 campaign

The 2015 Relay for Life season is officially under way in Dawson County.

January 21, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

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