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Commissioners name Bill Tanner interim county manager

During a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon, commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Bill Tanner to serve as county manager until a permanent replacement is ...

July 28, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Kids head back to school

Dawson County Schools are back in business on Friday.

July 28, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

Cheerleaders give back by working with local girls

Last week at Rock Creek Park there was giggling, dancing, clapping, cheering and bows-lots and lots of bows.

July 27, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Why one church's preacher was also the plumber

In the months before we married, I sought to show Tink the Southern mountains of my raising. On a colorful autumn afternoon, I was driving ...

July 27, 2016 | Ronda Rich | Lifestyle Columnists

Birthday parties--even my own--freak me out

My child is already making his birthday list, putting a corgi at the top of his list followed by Pokemon cards and DS games.

July 27, 2016 | | Lifestyle Columnists

Tips for caring for trees

Trees provide great benefits to our home landscapes. They provide shade, help retain soils and add visual interest. It is important that we take care ...

July 27, 2016 | Clark Macallister | Lifestyle Columnists

What good is a bucket list without The Gaithers on it?

I don't have a bucket list, but if I did I would be hard-pressed to find room to add anything else. There is not ...

July 27, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | VIEWPOINT

Millage roll back is disappointing

I was extremely disappointed to read the article about lowering the millage rate for our property taxes.

July 27, 2016 | Leslie Kupkowski | LETTERS/COLUMNS

There ought to be a few more laws

July is a special time in Georgia because it's the month when most of the laws passed during the previous legislative session go into ...

July 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford | VIEWPOINT

Terry “Goodester” Goode

Terry "Goodester" Goode, 54, of Dawsonville, died July 24, 2016.

July 27, 2016 | | OBITS

Robert Kenneth Hicks

Robert Kenneth Hicks, 64, of Dawsonville, died July 20, 2016.

July 27, 2016 | | OBITS

That's a fake laugh

Fake laughing may have gotten a bad rap.

July 27, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

Lucky winners roll the dice at Roaring Rotary casino

Dawson County deputies raided an underground gambling parlor Saturday night and arrested several well-known wiseguys on alcohol and racketeering charges.

July 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Mountain Education Charter High School opens in Dawson County

The Dawson County Board of Education voted on Monday night to unanimously approve Mountain Education Charter High School to begin operating out of Hightower Academy ...

July 27, 2016 | Amy French | Education

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Park looks for votes

Veterans Memorial Park is competing for a $100,000 grant and to be voted as "America's Favorite Park" in a nationwide competition sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company and FourSquare.

The park that tallies the most votes receives the title and the grant, which can be used for park needs.

June 20, 2012 | By Mark Watkins Staff Writer | LOCAL

Nancy Brown

Nancy Brown, 66, of Dawsonville, died June 11, 2012.

Born Dec. 4, 1945 in Culver City, Calif. to the late James and Bobbie Jo Carter, she had lived in Dawson County since 2000 having moved from Cumming.

June 20, 2012 | | OBITS

Rebecca P. Dowdle

Rebecca P. Dowdle, 109, died June 14, 2012.

She had been a resident of Dahlonega for 2 years.

June 20, 2012 | | OBITS

Catherine Gee

Catherine Gee, 51, of Cumming, died June 12, 2012.

She was a member of Daves Creek Baptist Church.

June 20, 2012 | | OBITS

Lonanell E. Graham

Lonanell E. Graham, 87, of Dawsonville, died June 11, 2012.

Born June 19, 1924, to the late Richard and Julie Elrod, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.

June 20, 2012 | | OBITS

John Quinten Sapp Jr.

John Quinten Sapp Jr., 79, of Sugar Hill, died June 16, 2012.

Born in Peoria, Ill., he was the son of the late John Quinton Sapp Sr. and Leola Gardner Sapp.

June 20, 2012 | | OBITS

Methodists more than a match for secularists

I received a press release last week from the Secular Coalition for America, a group of "atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and other nontheistic Americans" announcing plans to establish a chapter in Georgia to lobby state lawmakers.

Among the things they don't like in our state are the annual Clergy Day at the state capitol and a law that "requires" that "In God We Trust" be printed on license plates.

June 20, 2012 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Lanier Tech honors graduates

Families and friends gathered Friday to celebrate the graduation of Lanier Technical College's class of 2012 at Free Chapel Worship Center in Gainesville.

This year, Lanier Tech had a total of 1,419 graduates. This included 190 associates degrees, 473 diplomas and 756 technical certificates.

June 20, 2012 | By Megan Gill DCN regional staff | Education

Fiber optic work nears completion

Construction of a fiber optic network that could mean lightning-fast Internet service for thousands of businesses and households in north Georgia is nearing completion.

Crews were in downtown Dawsonville last week installing what is described as middle- and last-mile fiber runs. These lines will connect to core lines that were put in over the last several months.

June 20, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Junior police academies remain popular

More than 150 young cadets graduated from the Dawson County Sheriff's Junior Police Academy on Friday.

Now in its 15th year, the academy aims to introduce youth to the field of law enforcement by teaching students in fourth through eighth grades the mentality and techniques behind police work through various exercises.

June 20, 2012 | By Mark Watkins Staff writer | Education

Sarah Rebecca Melton and Matthew Christopher Smith

Sarah Rebecca Melton of Dawsonville and Matthew Christopher Smith of Lawrenceville were united in marriage at noon May 12, 2012, at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island.

The Rev. Brook Batchelor of Holy Cross Anglican Church of Loganville performed the double ring ceremony.

June 20, 2012 | | Weddings

Pool Room future remains up in air

While the future of the Dawsonville Pool Room remains uncertain, a small group of determined and persistent citizens has banded together to save the historic restaurant.

June 20, 2012 | Carly Sharec Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Retired educator injured in wreck

Three people were extracted from their vehicles and airlifted to Atlanta following a wreck in Dawson County June 16.

June 20, 2012 | Carly Sharec Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Len Foote Hike Inn team paddles to protect rivers

Staff members from the Len Foote Hike Inn headed south on Friday to participate in a 105-mile, weeklong canoe/kayak trip down the Altamaha River, also known as Georgia’s “Little Amazon”.

June 20, 2012 | Angela Williamson Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Varsity softball competing no matter what the season

The Lady Tigers cheered and encouraged each other like they were in a late-season race for the Region title.

June 20, 2012 | John Bynum Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

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