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Police search for missing woman

Dawson County police are searching for a Dawsonville woman who was reported missing on Sunday.

March 27, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Dawson County cleaning up after storms bring high winds

The threat of severe weather became more than just a threat overnight as severe thunderstorms made way through Dawson County, resulting in downed trees, significant ...

March 22, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL

Baits work well for fire ant control

Fire ants can be a nasty problem in the home landscape. They love to make unsightly mounds in the middle of our lawn turf and ...

March 22, 2017 | By Clark MacAllister | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Being a modest and much-beloved columnist can get testy at times

I regret I won't have time this week to get into the details about how Barack Obama managed to wiretap Donald Trump's shoelaces ...

March 22, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Promises not delivered

On March 6, Ken Akins, Marissa Pyle, and Bette Holland met with Rep. Doug Collins (R) at his Gainesville office to talk about the Affordable ...

March 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

House bill 217: Another attempt to siphon money from public schools for private schools

House Bill 217 has passed the House and is now in the Senate for consideration. It seems to me that the legislators are again trying ...

March 22, 2017 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Nothing's quick anymore

Do you remember the days when we used to say, "I'm gonna run into town and run a quick errand. I'll be right ...

March 22, 2017 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

Finalizing Georgia's budget

As the General Assembly marches closer to Sine Die, our constitutional duty of passing a balanced budget for Georgia's government has become our biggest ...

March 22, 2017 | By Sen. Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS

It's always Mama's fault

Freud may have been onto something.

March 22, 2017 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Tigers find will to win in final game of series

The Dawson County Tigers' baseball team picked up a hard-fought win last Friday against Greater Atlanta Christian to prevent a sweep by the Spartans in ...

March 22, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Boys' soccer remains undefeated

The Dawson County Tigers picked up their first region win in soccer and continued undefeated on the season when they beat North Hall at home ...

March 22, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Devon Coates signs with the Hurricanes

When Dawson County High School senior soccer player Devon Coates tore her ACL during playoffs of her sophomore year, many people thought that was the ...

March 22, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Girls' soccer picks up first region win

After starting out with what Head Coach Jed Lacey called the worst half of soccer the Lady Tigers have played this year, Dawson County made ...

March 22, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Dawson track and field teams compete in GAC invitational

The Dawson County track and field teams competed over the weekend in the Greater Atlanta Invitational in Norcross against schools from all over the region ...

March 22, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Five students earn spots on the all-state chorus

During the March Dawson County Board of Education meeting, the board honored five Dawson County High School chorus students who were recently named to the ...

March 22, 2017 | Amy French | Education

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Board of ed approves Rick Brown as chief operations officer

During last week's Dawson County Board of Education meeting, the board approved current Chief Academic Officer Rick Brown to take on a new position as chief operations officer of the Dawson County School System.

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | Education

James H. Ledbetter

James H. Ledbetter, 82, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 13, 2017.

January 18, 2017 | | OBITS

Eleanor H. King

Eleanor H. King, 98, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 15, 2017.

January 18, 2017 | | OBITS

Charles Hunt Eldred

Charles Hunt Eldred, died Jan. 3, 2017.

January 18, 2017 | | OBITS

Joan Ellen Coffman

Joan Ellen Coffman, 63, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 13, 2017.

January 18, 2017 | | OBITS

Wrestlers compete in area duals

Dawson County High School played host to a twice-rescheduled area duals wrestling meet last week and the Tigers finished in fifth place after an initial three-way tie.

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Spelling bees take place in preparation for system-wide event

Thirty middle school spellers sat nervously on stage at Dawson County Middle School last week for the annual spelling bee that ended up going through eight rounds before reaching the final two contestants-Megan Wright and Madelyn Lee.

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | Education

County names new planning commission

The new year has brought new members to the county planning commission. All four planning board members, as well as the chair, had terms that ended in December, requiring new appointments for 2016.

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government

Donald W. Moss Scholarship now open to Dawson students

The Donald Moss Scholarship Fund is now open for applications. This is the first year that the scholarship is open to Dawson County students who are going on to pursue secondary education in a college or technical school.

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Education

Chamber speaker tells business owners: Give up what’s good in search of something better in 2017

"People are passionate about resolutions: either they love them or they hate them. They want to talk about how terrible they are, or say they aren't making resolutions they're making goals, and some don't want to do any of that. I don't want to talk about any of those: I want to talk about some good things this year that we've got to be willing to give up to do things that are even better."

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Varsity girls get region win on the road at Union

The Dawson County High School varsity girls' basketball team picked up a big region win on the road against Union County and fell to East Hall by a single point during last week's makeup game.

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Dawson loses two close road games

The Tigers traveled last week to play the Union County Panthers and the East Hall Vikings.

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

DCHS swim team sets school best times

The Dawson County High School swim team traveled to Adairsville and Cumming last week for two events where freshman swimmer Matthew Wood qualified in his second and third events for state.

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Kaila Billingsley signs with the Sand Sharks

Dawson County High School softball player Kaila Billingsley signed last week to play at the collegiate level at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

Junior varsity girls get back on court

The Dawson County junior varsity girls' basketball program got back to the court last week for the first time since mid-December and lost on the road at Union County.

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | SPORTS

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