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Father and son drown at Lumpkin waterfall

A 38-year-old man and his 6-year-old son both drowned Tuesday afternoon while swimming at Dicks Creek Falls in Lumpkin County, according to a press release ...

June 21, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Recent high profile events are proof you can’t fix stupid

So, what possessed comedian Kathy Griffin to post a picture of herself holding the decapitated and bloody head of the President of the United States?

June 21, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Will the United States be left behind?

Earlier this month, Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. While his action may score political points with the ...

June 21, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Always remember

It's time once again to celebrate our great country's independence and freedom.

June 21, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The legend of Bobby Baker

Bobby Baker was the most memorable kid in my first grade class. I spent 12 years matriculating with Bobby but it was in the first ...

June 21, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

That’s not how I would do it – and maybe that’s a good thing

I have become that which I used to dread.

June 21, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Young Lady Tigers look for first state championship

The Dawson County girls' 8U all-star softball team just accomplished something no 8U team has before-won the district tournament to advance to the state championship ...

June 21, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Three times two

If it felt like deja-vu at the Michigan International Speedway on Father's Day, it was. For the third time in as many races at ...

June 21, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Dawson girls’ soccer makes annual trip to camp

The Dawson County varsity girls soccer team returned from their annual trip to Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee last week after having what Head Coach ...

June 21, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Dawson students head to national FBLA competition

Two members of Dawson County High School's Future Business Leaders of America club will be heading to California this summer to compete in a ...

June 21, 2017 | Amy French | Education

Covington earns finance officer certification

Beth Swafford Covington, who works with the Dawson County Board of Education, recently earned her Local Finance Officer Certification through the Carl Vinson Institute of ...

June 21, 2017 | | Education

School board approves new after school care provider

The Dawson County School Board approved a new vendor for after school care at all four Dawson elementary schools during Monday's special called meeting ...

June 21, 2017 | Amy French | Education

Cadets get feel for law enforcement careers

State troopers Steve Thompson and Jeremy Allison of the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team visited last week with students at Dawson County Junior High School.

June 21, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL

Water authority board member appointed

Doug Schuster last week was sworn in as the newest member of the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority board of directors.

June 21, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

County approves scrap tire storage ordinance

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week approved an ordinance that will contribute to the health and safety of county citizens by helping to ...

June 21, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

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Small town blessings

There's a few inconveniences that come with living in a small town.

April 19, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Storytelling Songs

When I was almost 17 and started my career in media by hosting a weekend radio show on a country music station, I was no stranger to country music and the great stories told in its songs.

April 19, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

Georgia’s first ladies make their own mark in state

You may have read about the sudden resignation of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley last week. The "Luv Guv" as he was known in the local media was facing impeachment proceedings for campaign finance violations and allegations of some boy-girl hanky-panky with one of his top aides.

April 19, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Up-and-coming kindergarteners ready for fall

Pre-kindergarten students Tristan Cantrell and Cooper Southers were anything but intimidated last week when they attended the annual kindergarten round-up in the gymnasium at Rock Creek Park.

April 19, 2017 | Amy French | Education

Continuous flow intersection nears completion

The final weeks of construction on the continuous flow intersection at Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 are looming as crews make final touches to the first intersection of its kind in Georgia.

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Egg hunt a success

The annual Easter egg hunt at Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday couldn't have asked for a better day as attendees walked onto the football field to see 20,000 brightly colored Easter eggs laid out on the grass.

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

City moves forward with airport improvements

City Manager Bob Bolz brought before the city council Monday a committee recommendation for a consulting firm that will spearhead improvements to a local airport that the city is in the process of purchasing.

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Voting heating up for Best of Dawson

Vote, vote, vote for the 2017 Best of Dawson!

April 19, 2017 | | LOCAL

Teachers and students honored following Exceptional Children’s Week

During the April Dawson County Board of Education meeting, Director of Exceptional Children Hershel Bennett recognized the efforts of educators and students across the system after celebrating Exceptional Children's Week early in March.

April 19, 2017 | Amy French | Education

Ladies tennis qualifies for state

Dawson County High School hosted the Region 7-AAA tennis tournament last week and the Lady Tigers took third in the region.

April 19, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Lady Tigers get physical in rivalry game

In its usual, somewhat hostile fashion, the rivalry with Lumpkin County continued Friday night when the Lady Tigers soccer team traveled to Dahlonega and picked up a road win over the Lady Indians.

April 19, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Dawson blanks the Indians

The Dawson County boys' soccer team continued undefeated last Friday when the Tigers got a win in Dahlonega over the Lumpkin County Indians.

April 19, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Tiger’s baseball completes third straight sweep

The Dawson County Tigers baseball team finished up their next-to-last series last week when they defeated East Hall on three separate outings.

April 19, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Another top-10 finish keeps Elliott high on points list

Seven races into the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy season and Dawsonville-native Chase Elliott is still in the second spot behind Kyle Larson in the overall points standings.

April 12, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Soccer teams poised for runs at state titles

Though the Dawson County girls and boys soccer teams took a well-deserved break last week, the rest is something Head Coach Jed Lacey believes will only help as the teams move into the critical part of the season.

April 12, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

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