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Stanfield wins Miss Dawson County

She has confidence. She has poise. And now Mollie Stanfield has her second crown in two weeks after winning the Miss Dawson County pageant Sunday ...

March 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Designers show Main Street Park ideas

The Dawsonville City Council spent Monday evening with three firms that want to design the new Main Street Park going in behind the municipal complex.

March 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

DCHS senior makes livestock history

Dawson County senior and FFA president Zach Samples won first place in showmanship at the Georgia National Junior Livestock Show in Perry in February. It ...

March 23, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

Sheriff’s candidates discuss crime prevention, employee retention at forum

Candidates running to be Dawson County's next sheriff answered questions on crime prevention and deputy retention during a political forum held last week by ...

March 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Detention center receives medical accreditation

The Dawson County Detention Center recently received a prestigious recognition that few law enforcement agencies can claim.

March 23, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

High school band ranked 'Superior'

The Dawson County High School Symphonic Band competed in a concert at Reinhardt University in Waleska recently, where they received superior ratings on every song ...

March 23, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Elliott finishes sixth in California

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet SS finished sixth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway ...

March 22, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS

Dawson County weekend preview

Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather we're having in Dawsonville with the following fun events set for this weekend:

March 18, 2016 | | LOCAL

Lifelong Dawson County resident announces commission seat bid

A local truck driver with deep roots in the community officially announced on Monday he will run for the Dawson County Board of Commissioners District ...

March 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Architect will run for county commission chair

A local architect who has served many years on the county's development authority recently announced he wants to be Dawson County's next commission ...

March 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

North Georgia Women's Expo to connect local women

North Georgia women interested in checking out area vendors, hearing speakers and participating in activities geared specifically for them should mark their calendars. The 2016 ...

March 16, 2016 | By Kristen Oliver DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Community celebrates exceptional children

Each year Dawson County Schools honor special needs children throughout the system during the statewide celebration of Exceptional Children's Week. During last week's ...

March 16, 2016 | Amy French | Education

By all means, let’s get as offended as possible

I am not the type that is easily offended.

March 16, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Commissioners nix intersection measure

County commissioners last week voted down a measure that would offset some of the costs to intersection improvements at Hwy. 53 at Stephens Road where ...

March 16, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

9-1-1 center operator and husband arrested for growing pot

A Dawson County 9-1-1 dispatcher was set to turn herself in to local authorities Tuesday in connection with allegedly growing marijuana at her home with ...

March 16, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

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Dawson County man acquitted in murder case

A Dawson County man charged in the 2014 deadly shooting of a local little league coach has been acquitted of all charges.

February 29, 2016 | | CRIME/COURTS

Woman accused of perjury in connection with murder trial released from custody

The woman taken into custody by sheriff's investigators this morning at the Dawson County courthouse for allegedly lying under oath was released on a signature bond.

February 29, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Neighbor accused of lying under oath in connection with murder case

A neighbor of Herman James "Bo" Seppenfield VII , who is on trial for the 2014 murder of a local little league coach, was taken into custody at the Dawson County Government Center this morning, accused of lying under oath.

February 29, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

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

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