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Meth lab found in southeast Dawson

Drug agents were on the scene Wednesday morning of what they are calling a methamphetamine lab at a home on Hanging Dog Road in southeastern Dawson County.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Robert G. “Slim” Denny

Robert G. "Slim" Denny, 75, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 19, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITUARIES

Edwin Donald Gravitt

Edwin Donald Gravitt, 75, of Cumming, died Jan. 20, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITUARIES

G. Dan Hulsey

G. Dan Hulsey, 62, of Dumfries, Va., died Jan. 21, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITUARIES

Brian Thomas Johnson

Brian Thomas Johnson, 27, of Cumming, died Jan. 21, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITUARIES

Virginia Louise Vaughn

Virginia Louise Vaughn, 77, of Cumming, died Jan. 19, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITUARIES

What goes down will also go up

Forty years ago I embarked on a career in the oil industry that has covered decades. That career has taken me around the world far more than once. It has taken me from oil rigs to refineries, to massive tanker ships to the highest corporate towers.

January 28, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Fire Blight control tips

Backyard apple trees are very popular in this area of Georgia. Many people see the apples being grown just down the road in Ellijay and assume it should be easy to grow them at home.

January 28, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Georgia’s juvenile justice system going to the dogs and that’s a good thing

The State of Georgia's Juvenile Justice System is going to the dogs. And that's a good thing.

January 28, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Gov. Deal wants to add to the number of uninsured in Georgia

Georgia is still refusing the federal funds to expand Medicaid to cover more than 500,000 uninsured people. This decision will cost the state's health care system about $34 billion over the next decade, according to a new report by two well-respected research organizations.

January 28, 2015 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns

The State of Our State

Gov. Nathan Deal made it clear during his annual "State of the State" address that Georgia's economy continues to grow in the aftermath of the worst economic collapse of the 21st century.

January 28, 2015 | By Steve Gooch | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Introverts of the world unite

If you had asked me 25 years ago if I was an extravert or an introvert, I would have whole-heartedly responded with the former.

January 28, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

‘Awesome Bill’ joins NASCAR Hall of Fame

Affectionately known as "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" by his legion of fans, Bill Elliott will cement the town's status in motorsports history when he is inducted into NASCAR's Hall of Fame Friday night in Charlotte.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Board of Elections member resigns, new woman voted in

Chief Registrar and Chairperson Glenda Ferguson is no longer able to claim that she is the only woman on the Board of Elections and Voter Registration board.

January 28, 2015 | David Renner | Government

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Floyd Cliatt

Floyd Cliatt, 70, of Winder, died Nov. 11, 2014.

November 19, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Varsity team scrimmages Lakeview

The Dawson County High School varsity boys' basketball team traveled to Gainesville Nov. 13 for a preseason scrimmage game with Lakeview Academy.

November 18, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Competitive team takes it to state finals

Saturday's contest may not have been the result Dawson County High School's competitive cheerleaders had hoped for, but the excitement of competing in the state finals in Columbus had the team pumped in celebration of a winning season.

November 18, 2014 | Michele Hester | High School

All-region cross country team chosen

The Region 7-AAA cross country team has been announced and several Dawson County runners are on the list.

November 18, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Chase Elliott is NASCAR's newest champion

The "si-rene" atop the world-famous Pool Room is screaming through downtown Dawsonville for Chase Elliott

November 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Man charged with raping employee at local motel

A man who had been living at the Best Western along Ga. 400 in Dawsonville was arrested last week for allegedly sexually assaulting an employee at the motel, authorities said.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Advocates urge BOC to support adult literacy

The first of two public hearings required before commissioners can adopt the county's 2015 budget brought out a handful of speakers in support of adult literacy.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Board of education plans for future

The Dawson County Board of Education has big hopes for what it believes will be a great boon to its students.

November 12, 2014 | David Renner | Education

House Republicans re-elect Ralston

Rep. David Ralston will retain his position as one of the most powerful leaders in the Georgia General Assembly after House Republicans unanimously approved his nomination as Speaker of the House for another two years during Monday morning's caucus meeting at the state capitol.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Community honors servicemen and women

The community paid tribute to servicemen and women of all ages and from each branch of the military Tuesday during Dawsonville's Veterans Day celebration.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Science put into practice

Dawson County Middle School eighth-graders got a chance last week to build digital thermometers from base components. Now, they're learning to use what they created.

November 12, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Road repaving could hinge on agreement with city

A portion of road could be skipped when the county begins a repaving project on Burt Creek Road if an agreement with the city isn't reached.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Elliott clinches the title

Dawsonville's legacy of producing NASCAR champions continued Saturday when Chase Elliott clinched the 2014 Nationwide Series title with a fifth-place finish at Phoenix International Speedway.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Homeowner charged with fraud

A woman whose Dawson County home caught fire and exploded in March has been charged with felony insurance fraud after officials say she exaggerated the extent of her losses from the blaze.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Amendment by local legislator passes

Georgia voters last week approved an amendment to the state's Constitution that imposes additional fees for reckless driving violations when they are pleaded down from driving under the influence.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

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