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Local school system speaks out on transgender bathroom order

The ripple effects of President Barack Obama's administration's directive regarding the treatment of transgender students and their access to both restrooms and locker ...

May 25, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Dawson County High Class of 2016 graduates

After four years of hard work, practice and preparation, the graduating class at Dawson County High School had to wait a little longer to commence ...

May 25, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Dawson County High School Valedictorian Sarah Tinsley's commencement speech

Good morning! Thank you all very much for celebrating with us this great milestone in

May 25, 2016 | | Education

Dawson County Salutatorian Dana Little's commencement speech

I don't know. There, Dana, you owe me five bucks.

May 25, 2016 | | Education

Loy D. Hughes

Loy D. Hughes, 88, of Monroe, died May 16, 2016.

May 25, 2016 | | OBITS

Tony L. Bearden

Tony L. Bearden, 56, of Gainesville, died May 20, 2016.

May 25, 2016 | | OBITS

This is one terrorist who deserves our thanks

There is a terrorist living in my neighborhood and I couldn't be prouder. You may remember that I shared with you the story of ...

May 25, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

In the South, it matters

At the beauty shop one day, I was flipping through a magazine and half-listening to the local happenings.

May 25, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

That mama’s intuition

There was no getting past Mama.

May 25, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers.

May 25, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government

Child in critical condition following dirt bike wreck

An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a dirt bike wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon.

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Tax commissioner, sheriff's races head to run-off

Billy Thurmond, Chris Gaines and Julie Hughes Nix won their respective commission posts in Tuesday's primary election, while the tax commissioner and sheriff's ...

May 25, 2016 | By Amy French, afrench@dawsonnews.com By Michele Hester, mhester@dawsonnews.com | Government

Long Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer of fun

The sun is out and it's been nice for several weeks now, but it's the long Memorial Day weekend that many consider the ...

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Independent zombie flick films at historic jail

Dawson County's Historic Jail will serve as the backdrop for an independent movie being filmed in mid-June.

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Attorney for accused jewel thief wants some charges dropped

The attorney for a woman accused of robbing Zales Outlet in Dawsonville last summer wants some of the charges against her client dropped, according to ...

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

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Accused jewelry bandits indicted in Florida

A Northern District of Florida Grand Jury has indicted an Atlanta area pair accused in a Southeast jewelry theft operation.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

GDOT seeks public comment on intersection

State transportation officials will be at Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge Thursday to gage public opinion over changes proposed to the intersection of Highways 52 and 183 in western Dawson County.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Former city councilman will run for county commission seat

Former Dawsonville City Councilman Chris Gaines announced last week that he plans to seek Dawson County's District 2 commission seat.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawson maintains ‘StormReady’ status

Dawson County is once again being recognized as a National Weather Service StormReady community.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Randall Dowling hired as new Dawson County manager

In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of Randall Dowling as the county's new manager and chief operating officer.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Kemp’s primary could be decisive

Two years ago, Secretary of State Brian Kemp began his push to set up an "SEC Primary" for a simple reason: He wanted the world to pay more attention to Georgia and the South in an important presidential election year.

February 10, 2016 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

For the people of Georgia

The Georgia General Assembly has completed the fourth week of the 2016 legislative session, and week five is well underway.

February 10, 2016 | By Sen. Steve Gooch For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks

Much to her irritation, Mama was told by her insurance company she needed to get a checkup.

February 10, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

How do they survive without cream of mushroom soup?

It would be, I decided, a nice gesture of Southern thoughtfulness if I made a dish of my famous macaroni and cheese.

February 10, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

The reality behind the Georgia budget for 2017

In the Governor's State of the State address on Jan. 13 he stated that his $23.7 Billion budget is the highest ever.

February 10, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Diversity and multiculturalism

Everything we read today lauds the idea of diversity and its twin sister multiculturalism. Most of the time, the people that assert these ideas mean that we need men and women and people of different races and backgrounds to work together to solve the large common problems which face humanity.

February 10, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Education is a top priority

The House reconvened on Feb. 1 to start our fourth week of the 2016 legislative session. With a month of session behind us, we are hard at work in the General Assembly passing meaningful legislation that will have a positive impact on all Georgians.

February 10, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

A name can be revealing in more than one way

I am usually aware of the title of a book I am reading because I think that the author intends for it to be significant. Sometimes it may have more than one interpretation or level of meaning. Often the same is true of organizations.

February 10, 2016 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

Legislators beat plowshares into pistols

Son of a gun. Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, is at it again.

February 10, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

Dawson County Schools closed Wednesday

Dawson County schools will be closed on Wednesday due to winter precipitation and deteriorating road conditions. Twelve month employees are asked to report at 10 a.m. if travel is safe.

February 09, 2016 | | LOCAL

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