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Officials confirm rabies case in Dawson County

A Dawson County woman is receiving treatment after being bitten by a rabid dog Friday.

June 29, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Joint committee to tackle rural Georgia’s high-speed internet challenges

Members of Dawson County's state delegation have been tasked with tackling rural Georgia's high-speed internet challenges.

June 29, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Boo-Anne’s betrayal

Doodle, a.k.a Boo-Anne, had been betrayed.

June 29, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Unknown heroes

History's full of people who made a difference, who took a stand or voiced an opinion against injustice when it cost them plenty. Either ...

June 29, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Wade named president of GSBA

During a recent meeting of the Georgia School Boards Association, Dawson County School Board Chairman William Wade was named president.

June 29, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | Education

Best of Dawson winners announced

The votes have been tallied and the Dawson County News is proud to announce the Best of Dawson winners.

June 29, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Hundreds cool off at Rotary Island on hottest day in four years

On the hottest day reported in four years, hundreds cooled off at Rotary Island Saturday and enjoyed a summer day at the park.

June 29, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Firefighters battle three blazes in two days

Two people are in custody in connection with a house fire on Amicalola Church Road that has been ruled arson.

June 28, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

4th fireworks roar Monday at motorsports park

Organizers are asking Independence Day revelers to RSVP to Monday's fireworks extravaganza at Atlanta Motorsports Park in western Dawson County.

June 28, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Soccer players receive all-area honors

Multiple players in the Dawson County High School soccer program were honored once again when the The Times of Gainesville released its all-area soccer teams ...

June 28, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Gridiron girls starts second season

Hot summer days start early for Georgia Smith and the entire Tigers football team.

June 28, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Elliott has busy weekend at Sonoma

After a week off for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott had a busy weekend at the Sonoma Raceway.

June 28, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Dawson deputies respond to citizen journalist’s federal lawsuit

Dawson County Sheriff's officers named in a federal lawsuit by a Roswell citizen journalist have responded, claiming her "alleged injuries and damages were proximately ...

June 27, 2016 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS

PetSmart clear to operate at new shopping center

County commissioners last week approved a special use permit to allow PetSmart to operate at the new shopping center going in at the southeast intersection ...

June 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Students get glimpse of police life

Police dog Kimbo burst out of the back seat of Cpl. Jessica Kraft's vehicle last week ready to assist Kraft as she demonstrated the ...

June 22, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

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Ida Mae McBrayer Lingerfelt

Ida Mae McBrayer Lingerfelt, 61, of Cumming, died May 21, 2012.

She was a lifelong resident of Cumming and was a member of Four Mile Baptist Church in Pickens County.

May 30, 2012 | | OBITS

Sara Cox Roper

Sara Cox Roper, 63, of Cumming, died May 24, 2012.

Born Aug. 20, 1948 in Dawson County to the late Wayne and Nellie Cox, she had lived in Forsyth County most of her life.

May 30, 2012 | | OBITS

James Marvin Whitmire

James Marvin Whitmire, 81, of Dawsonville, died May 22, 2012.

His parents, Jim and Minnie Whitmire; and a son, Glenn Clay Whitmire; preceded him in death.

May 30, 2012 | | OBITS

Childcare center closing

A local childcare center is closing its doors on Friday.

"It's been a wonderful 12 years. This has become an extension of our family," said Barry Slaton, who with his father, Roger, opened Dawson Learning Center in August 2000.

May 30, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Hopefuls qualify for elections

Qualifying for the local and state elections ended with at least one surprise in Dawson County.

Former District 2 County Commissioner Mike Connor decided to challenge incumbent Mike Berg for commission chairman.

May 30, 2012 | Michele Hester | Government

Area scouts honored for service

More than a hundred boy scout leaders and troop members recently gathered at First Baptist Church of Dawsonville for the annual district banquet.

Scouts from Dawson, Forsyth and Lumpkin counties, which make up the Northeast Georgia Council, assembled to celebrate their service and accomplishments.

May 30, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | Education

Voting center named for former election chairwoman

Friends and family gathered Thursday at the Dawson County board of elections office to pay tribute to the board's former chairwoman.

Jeannine McGee thought she was attending an end of the year ceremony for her grandson, but later found out the party was being held in her honor.

May 30, 2012 | Michele Hester | Government

My son, the future president of 2038

The first grade class voted a few weeks ago and it was announced during awards day that the "Most Likely to be President of the USA" was my child.

Cole's teacher, Mrs. Robin even declared that Cole would be one to get things done if he was in the White House and she'd vote for him tomorrow if he ran.

May 30, 2012 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Battery recycling offered locally

Battery recycling soon will be available free of charge at the Dawson County Transfer Station.

Beginning June 4, county residents can dispose of single-use batteries that will be recycled to keep hazardous materials such as mercury, lead, cadmium and nickel out of landfills.

May 30, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Alliance continues meeting needs of Dawson community

You may have been aware of the Alliance of Churches of Dawson County as that group has prepared and served "open house" Thanksgiving dinners for the past two years. The dinners were especially for families who currently could not provide such a feast for themselves and for individuals who might otherwise be alone on that holiday.

The alliance is now offering assistance to those same citizens who may need minor home repairs.

May 30, 2012 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Racing Hall of Fame 10 years old

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame reached a milestone this past week as it celebrated its 10th year.

Opening in 2002, the museum, originally a tourist attraction called "Thunder Road," has overcome numerous obstacles along the way.

May 30, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL

Stanton Rogers signs with LaGrange

Stanton Rogers will be a part of LaGrange College’s soccer program for the 2012-2013 season.

May 30, 2012 | Carly Sharec Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Local daycare to close

After providing childcare programs to Dawson County families for more than 12 years, the Dawson Learning Center is closing its doors on June 1.

May 30, 2012 | Kimberly Boim Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Dawson County High School graduates over 220 seniors

Dawson County now has 220 new high school graduates following the commencement ceremony May 26.

May 30, 2012 | Carly Sharec Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Elliott continues winning streak

Chase Elliott continues to dominate the field with his latest win at Five Flags Speedway on May 25. The win marked his third win of his last three races at Five Flags, including the 2011 Snowball Derby, where he set a new record, being the youngest driver to ever win the elite race.

May 30, 2012 | Angela Williamson Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

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