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Man transported with gunshot wounds from LongHorn Steakhouse parking lot

Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford said that personnel responded to a call of a potential gunshot wound in the parking lot of LongHorn ...

October 24, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

49th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival honors racing legends

A cool, breezy morning awakened vendors and festival-goers alike on Saturday morning for the 49th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 24, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Tigers take down the Vikings

The Dawson County Tigers traveled to East Hall Friday night where they kept their perfect region record intact with a 38-24 win over the Vikings.

October 22, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

K.A.R.E. for Kids makes holiday wishes come true

Hundreds of local children will wake up Christmas morning to find presents under their trees thanks to dozens of volunteers determined to make holiday wishes ...

October 19, 2016 | | LOCAL

49th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival and Entertainment Schedule

Festival Weekend Schedule

October 19, 2016 | | LOCAL

Dawson dismantles Fannin

After last year's stumble against Fannin County, the Tigers were laser-focused on this year's game at Blue Ridge.

October 19, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Dawsonville's next up-and-coming driver

In a community like Dawsonville where race car driving is part of the history, respect and deference will always be given to names like Raymond ...

October 19, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

JV Tigers finish strong

The junior varsity Tigers finished their football season on a convincing win over the Flowery Branch Falcons at home last week.

October 19, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Football players give youth something to look up to

Dawson County High School football players gathered last week at Veterans Memorial Park during practice times for the elementary school-aged park and recreation teams to ...

October 19, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Tea Olive brings fragrant fall flowers

One of my absolute favorite fall-flowering plants is the Fragrant Tea Olive (Osmanthus fragrans). Given its name, you'd be right to assume this plant ...

October 19, 2016 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle lays out his vision for public education

Once upon a time, there was a lieutenant governor in Georgia who later became governor. He had a vision for improving public education in the ...

October 19, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS


As the road twisted and turned while rising up through the elevation of the tree-smothered mountain, I slowed the car and looked at the place ...

October 19, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

The battleground of a tween clean room

"You need to clean your room."

October 19, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Keep your family safe this Halloween

There is an old adage which states, "With age comes wisdom."

October 19, 2016 | By Jeff Johnson | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Edward J. Engle III

Edward J. Engle III, 75, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 11, 2016.

October 19, 2016 | | OBITS

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Tax-free holiday returns

Georgia shoppers will get a break when buying a variety of school supplies this weekend, though the savings may be too late for many local parents.

School starts on Thursday for Dawson County students.

August 08, 2012 | From staff reports | BUSINESS

Local deli owner dies

A downtown business owner and member of the Dawsonville Planning Commission was found dead Tuesday morning in her restaurant on the square.

According to employees at Julia's Neighborhood Deli, 44-year-old Julia Cody was unconscious and not breathing when they arrived to open the eatery for the lunch shift about 10 a.m.

August 08, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Support for Chip Rogers raises doubts

What in the world was State School Superintendent John Barge thinking when he endorsed the reelection campaign of State Sen. Majority Leader Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock? Chip Rogers, in case you are not aware, is not exactly public education's best friend.

Rogers talks about education "being in his blood" and then proceeds to bleed public schools by promoting a variety of schemes, including school vouchers, virtual schools and pushing the state to take control of the process for creating charter schools (and the campaign contributions of for-profit charter school management companies that comes with that) away from local school systems.

August 08, 2012 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Memorial ride set for Saturday

Area sheriff's deputies are showing their support for the family of two brothers killed on Lake Lanier earlier this summer with a benefit memorial ride and car show Saturday.

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from the Hall, Lumpkin and Forsyth County sheriff's offices, invites the community to participate in the Griffin and Jake Prince Memorial Ride and Classic Car Cruise-In.

August 08, 2012 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Dawsonville named regional site

Editor's note: The Dawson Community News is accepting "Welcome Home" letters to be published as part of a series leading up to the Veterans Day celebration in November. The paper will also publish submitted photos and stories from the era. Letters and photos can be mailed to P.O. Box 1600 Dawsonville, GA 30534, dropped off at the office at 76 Howard Ave. E. Suite 140, Dawsonville or e-mailed to

For the sixth consecutive year, Dawsonville is one of only two regional Veterans Day sites in the state for 2012.

August 08, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Grogan sworn in as mayor

Dawsonville voters sent a clear message to city hall on July 31: We want James Grogan as our mayor.

August 08, 2012 | Kimberly Boim Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Restaurant owner found dead

The owner of a popular downtown Dawsonville eatery was found dead Tuesday morning. 

August 08, 2012 | Kimberly Boim Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Lady Tigers hope summer efforts equal success

If the Lady Tigers are going to have a strong start in the next couple of weeks, it might be because of what they have already done.

August 08, 2012 | John Bynum Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Lady Eagles announce players

Last Thursday was hot and humid but that didn't stop the Riverview Middle School softball team from holding tryouts for the upcoming season.

More than 15 girls braved the weather to give it their best for head coach Jeff Compton.

August 07, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Edwards takes helm of program at Riverview

Riverview Middle School began football practice under first year head coach Benji Edwards last week.

Edwards had been an assistant coach for 4 years before taking the head position this spring.

August 07, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Teams prepare

The Dawson County Middle School football team has been using early morning practices to prepare for the 2012 season.

The Tigers have been starting at 6:30 a.m. in order to beat the heat.

August 07, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

DCHS ready to take the field

The Dawson County High School softball team will open the regular season on Friday at the Lanier Point Softball Tournament in Gainesville.

The Lady Tigers will open up with The Wesleyan School in a 6:30 p.m. game on Friday.

August 07, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Senior runner looks to lead

Lady Tiger senior cross country runner Savanna Estes is running up to 40 miles per week in preparation for the 2012 season.

Estes will be a key part of a rebuilding year for the Dawson County High School cross country program, following the team's loss of four seniors from last year's team.

August 07, 2012 | Pam Jacobs | High School

School supply drive this Saturday

Economic hardships have made it increasingly difficult for some families to provide their children school supplies.

To address the need, Dawson County Family Connection will host its annual school supply drive from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Walmart.

August 01, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | Education

BOE upholds same millage rate

The Dawson County Board of Education voted at its July meeting to keep local property taxes at the same rate for 2013.

Last year, the board approved a resolution to raise the millage rate by 1.9 mills to reportedly offset an expected budget deficit.

August 01, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | Education

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