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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

DCHS hosts District 9 chorus event

Schools from all around North Georgia sent their choirs-elementary, middle and high school levels-to the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Dawson County High ...

March 22, 2017 | Amy French | Education

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Chase leads to 2 arrests

A 25-year-old Cumming man faces drug and traffic charges in Dawson and Forsyth counties following a late-night, high-speed chase that spanned nearly 30 miles.

According to the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, Andrew Michael Waters has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, a felony.

November 28, 2012 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Deals worth the wait

The holiday shopping season is officially here. And judging by the lines at local retailers, shoppers were happy with the deals they were finding on Black Friday.

Sales events started at 8 p.m. Thursday at Walmart and continued throughout the evening and into the weekend.

November 28, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

R.E.A.D. donates to middle schoolers

Riverview Middle School students will soon have a new component to enhance their reading skills.

On Monday, Joe Hirsch and Sandy Lipkowitz with the Reading Education Association of Dawson County arrived at the school with news Language Arts teacher Cassie Tallant has been waiting to pass on to her students that struggle with reading.

November 28, 2012 | Michael Beard | Education

Urgent care center set to open Monday

The community is invited to a reception tomorrow in celebration of Northside Hospital's opening of an urgent care center in Dawson County.

"We're excited about being up here in Dawson County," said CEO Skip Putnam. "This is just part of our expansion and we're going to continue to expand services up here in this area. We appreciate everyone's support and we look forward to a very long relationship with Dawson County."

November 28, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Road closed for work

A busy stretch of Thompson Road will close Thursday as crews rebuild its intersection with Hwy. 53.

The closure is scheduled to last two months if there are no weather setbacks, according to state Department of Transportation officials.

November 28, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Gaines completes academy

Dawsonville City Councilman Chris Gaines is the newest Georgia Academy for Economic Development graduate from the 2012 Region 2 Multi-Day Training Program.

Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators and social service providers from 13 counties in north Georgia.

November 28, 2012 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government

Pines shed needles

Fall is most closely associated with leaves dropping from deciduous trees, like oaks and maples. But did you know that evergreen trees, such as pines, shed their needles also?

"Evergreen" does not really mean that the trees stay green for the entire life of the tree. It actually means that the leaves or needles stay green and attached to the plant for more than one year.

November 28, 2012 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Students reach for GOAL

Two Lanier Technical College students from Dawsonville have been nominated for a state awards program.

Instructors at the technical college nominated a total of 18 students from its campuses for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL, competition.

November 28, 2012 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education

Santa Claus is coming to town

Santa Claus is coming to town Friday night to help the city of Dawsonville light its grand Christmas tree.

Festivities, including carolers and dancers, are set for 5:30 p.m. at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex, followed later by the lighting of the 26-foot tree.

November 28, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Going the way of the Twinkie?

Mama's been worried. Really, really worried. More so than her usual worried-about-nothing - except-she-has to worry anxiety.

"Have you heard anything about how the world is supposed to end next month?" she asked recently.

November 28, 2012 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Boot drive raises funds for Christmas

Local firefighters, paramedics and EMTs plan to hit the streets this weekend for an annual boot drive to raise Christmas funds for local families.

Dawson County Emergency Services hopes to provide some Christmas cheer to several families in the area by collecting donations.

November 28, 2012 | Michael Beard | LOCAL

Groups collecting toys

Several local groups are collecting toys to give out this holiday season.

Georgia State Patrol has donation boxes set up that benefit the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program.

November 28, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Falcons surprise young fan with room makeover

A Riverview Middle School student found the surprise of a lifetime when he arrived home from school Nov. 13: Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner.

Erikson Sieber, 11, was among a handful of young fans selected to receive a room makeover by Rooms to Go, which partners every year with the Falcons to award deserving student athletes who also excel academically.

November 28, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Road closing at SR 53

Kimberly Boim

November 28, 2012 | Kimberly Boim Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

'Little lady' known for keeping streets clean dies at 57

A former Dawsonville resident widely-known for her dedication to keeping the streets of the city clean, died on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.

November 28, 2012 | Angela Williamson Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

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