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Overturned vehicle shuts down Ga. 400 in Dawson County

Ga. 400 in Dawson County has reopened following this morning's collision in front of North Georgia Premium Outlets.

April 28, 2016 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Dawson County News moves to new office near downtown square

Dawson County News is on the move.

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Woman and pet attacked by pack of dogs

City officials have made contact with the owners of three dogs that attacked a Dawsonville woman walking her small dog in her backyard Saturday morning.

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

City of Dawsonville receives $100,000 grant

The City of Dawsonville is among more than a dozen municipalities poised to receive thousands of dollars through the state's Recreational Trail Grants program.

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Suspected outlet mall shoplifter nabbed in Forsyth

A south Georgia man suspected of shoplifting at the North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawson County was arrested last week in Forsyth, officials said.

April 27, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS

Teachers honored at luncheon

During the monthly Chamber of Commerce luncheon April 14, Dawson County teachers of the year were honored by local business and political leaders.

April 27, 2016 | Amy French | Education

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins sets up meeting with Windstream over customer service concerns

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said in a statement Tuesday that he will meet with Windstream officials on May 9 to discuss the company ...

April 27, 2016 | DCN regional staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Early voting begins Monday for May 24 General Primary

The early voting period for this year's May 24 General Primary begins Monday at the Dawson County Voter Registration and Elections Office in downtown ...

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Political newcomer promises to bring new perspective to county commission

A political newcomer who's been active in the local Republican Party for the last several years promises to bring a fresh perspective and new ...

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Varsity volleyball coming to Dawson County High School

Girls' volleyball is finally coming to Dawson County.

April 26, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Tigers take 3 from Indians

The Dawson County High School varsity baseball team secured the second seed in the region with a win in the first game of Friday's ...

April 26, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Lady Tigers win region track title

Dawson County track had a history making week as the girls' team finished at the top of the region for the first time ever.

April 26, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Dawson County senior signs with Piedmont College

When senior runner Melanie Rimawi went out for ninth grade soccer, she had no trouble with the conditioning. So much so, people told her she ...

April 26, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

‘Olympians’ compete in special games

Student Olympians from across Dawson County were going for gold last week as they sprinted, tossed and bowled in some very special games held at ...

April 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | Education

Teachers honored at luncheon

During last week's monthly Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Dawson County teachers of the year were honored by local business and political leaders.

April 20, 2016 | Amy French | Education

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Kea Swanson Woody

Kea Swanson Woody, 37, of Cumming, died April 14, 2012.

A member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, her mother, Jenny Williams Swanson, preceded her in death.

April 18, 2012 | | OBITS

Center rebuilds lives, lifts spirits

Those of you who regularly check this space know this, but to the newcomers out there: I am a whiner. Like Goldilocks, I whine when the porridge is too hot. I whine when the porridge is too cold. But unlike Goldilocks, I whine even when the glop is just right.

Recently, my whining was put to the test and found wanting. After turning down several opportunities to visit the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, I finally agreed to go but not because I wanted to. The Woman Who Shares My Name said I had to because she was going and I ...

April 18, 2012 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

System approves personnel cuts

The Dawson County Board of Education voted Monday night to trim staff in the wake of ongoing budget challenges for the 2012-13 school year.

Four classified staff positions were cut and "absorbed," meaning they will not be replaced, during the meeting.

April 18, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | Education

‘A great honor’

Principal Jute Wilson said it's always an honor to recognize Dawson County High School's academic elite.

"Naming the valedictorian and salutatorian is one of the most rewarding times of the year," he said. "To be recognized as the top academic performer over the course of four years speaks for itself."

April 18, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | Education

Cow county’s first rabies case in ’12

Animal owners are encouraged to have their pets and livestock vaccinated after a cow in northeastern Dawson was confirmed last week as the county's first rabies case in 2012.

Local animal control officials received verification April 9 that a cow found near Stowers Road and Ga. 400 was infected with the virus.

April 18, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Center planned for visits

A supervised visitation center planned for Dawson County aims to address domestic and dating violence that can occur during child custody exchanges.

The project began in October when the Office on Violence Against Women awarded "The Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant" to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council in Atlanta.

April 18, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL

Adult friendships can bring disappointments

As a child, the start of the school year brought a lot of trepidation.

Would I still be friends with the same children from the year before?

April 18, 2012 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Hughes Nix announces re-election campaign

Longtime Dawson County District 4 Commissioner Julie Hughes Nix recently announced her plans to seek a fourth term this year.

A lifelong county resident, Hughes Nix became the first woman elected to the commission in 1996. After taking four years off following her first term, she was re-elected in 2004 and '08.

April 18, 2012 | Michele Hester | Government

Starting a vegetable garden

With our traditional last frost date, April 20, soon approaching, many folks are getting ready to start planting summer vegetable gardens.

Home gardens can be an enjoyable way to stay active and provide your family with fresh produce throughout the summer. However, a productive garden takes a lot of work and proper planning can greatly increase a garden's success.

April 18, 2012 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Board gives farm go ahead

Members of the Dawsonville Planning Commission on Monday said they will recommend approval of a zoning map amendment that would allow a local farm to have chickens and pigs on the property.

Currently zoned restricted single family residential, property owner Jack Forester requested the farm be rezoned to restricted agriculture, which allows swine and fowl.

April 18, 2012 | | Government

Commission chair seeking third term

Mike Berg has announced that he will seek a third term as chairman of the Dawson County commission in the July 31 primary.

A Republican, Berg was first elected to the five-member board in 2004, when he outlined a series of goals based on a principle of balance.

April 18, 2012 | Michele Hester | Government

FY 2013 budget overview

As highlighted last week, state lawmakers approved a $19.3 billion budget, listing public safety as one of the state's top priorities.

In an effort to continue strengthening policies that promote the well-being of our citizens, the fiscal year 2013 budget included funding for Georgia's Department of Corrections and the State's Judicial Branch.

April 18, 2012 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Dawson County High School students in the spotlight

The Dawson County High School gym was rollickin’ the morning of April 12 as Buck Lanford of Fox 5 News featured the school in the High 5 Field Trip segment on the channel’s Good Day Atlanta program.

April 18, 2012 | Carly Sharec Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Tigers take four wins at track and field meet

In a stadium full of athletes, four competitors from Dawson County High School stood above the rest as the Tigers hosted East Hall and White County last Thursday.

April 18, 2012 | Staff report Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

French, Smith are top two

Greer French has been announced as the valedictorian of the Dawson County High School class of 2012, and Jessica Smith will be the class salutatorian.

April 18, 2012 | Carly Sharec Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

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