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Stamp Out Hunger coming up

The Dawsonville Post Office will participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers annual food drive one week from Saturday.

May 05, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Mother’s Day 2016

There isn't a day that passes that I don't remember Mama.

May 05, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

No one loves you like your mama

As I've grown older, several truths have grown more apparent.

May 05, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Commissioners reevaluating water authority’s proposal

County commissioners are set to revisit a proposed intergovernmental agreement that, if approved, would result in the installation of fire hydrants in a currently underserved ...

May 05, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Fifth graders learn connection between academics, career

Robinson Elementary fifth grade students Ian Costley and Brianna Savage had to be reassured they weren't really married.

May 05, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Lady Tigers dominate Central in Sweet Sixteen

The Dawson County Lady Tigers soccer team dominated the Central Chargers on Wednesday.

May 05, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Group collects tons of old electronics

Volunteers with Keep Dawson County Beautiful want to make sure outdated electronics stay out of landfills.

May 04, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dawson County Tigers boys’ soccer moves to Elite Eight

Dawson County boys' soccer moved past the Rutland Hurricanes last night to face Oconee County in the Elite Eight of the GHSA state playoffs.

May 04, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

City takes steps to find source of water odors

Jim Watson has changed out his hot water heater. He's flushed the tanks with bleach. He's sent water samples off to labs for ...

May 04, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Candidates tout qualifications, experience at forum

Early voting is underway for the May 24 General Primary.

May 04, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawsonville woman injured burning leaves dies

Funeral services for a Dawsonville woman who died from injuries sustained when she was burning leaves in her yard last month will be held May ...

May 04, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Veteran deputy facing termination following DUI arrest

A veteran Dawson County deputy is on unpaid administrative leave following his DUI arrest in Lumpkin County last week.

May 04, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Elliott survives at Talladega

Survival seemed to be the word for this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Talladega Superspeedway and Dawsonville's rookie driver Chase ...

May 03, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Dawson soccer gets first round win

The end of April meant a hotly contested finale to the first round of soccer state playoffs for the Dawson County High School boys' team.

May 03, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Lady Tigers advance in playoffs

The Dawson County Lady Tigers advanced to the Sweet Sixteen round of the Class AAA state playoffs with a win Friday night over the Sonoraville ...

May 03, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

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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

Royals raise $55,000 for hospice care

Dressed in gold, green and purple, North Georgia royalty celebrated as if they were partying on Bourbon Street and in the process raised more than $55,000 for a local hospice care center.

February 24, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Hughes Nix announces re-election campaign

Longtime Dawson County District 4 Commissioner Julie Hughes Nix has announced she will seek a fifth term.

February 24, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

There’s a reason why we can’t have nice things

Much akin to Jeff Foxworthy's cry when his mother's Elvis Jack Daniels decanter was broken, my grandmother declared she couldn't have anything nice.

February 24, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

David Joshua Martin Jay Tillett

David Joshua Martin Jay Tillett, 27, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 13, 2016.

February 24, 2016 | | OBITS

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