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Possible gas leak at medical center

Emergency crews are at Northside-Dawson Medical Campus investigating a possible gas leak.

February 08, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dawson County under winter weather advisory

Dawson is among nearly a dozen North Georgia counties under a winter weather advisory through 7 p.m. Tuesday.

February 08, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Sheriff’s office seeks help in locating runaway teen

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is turning to the public for help in locating a missing teen.

February 05, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Randall Dowling hired as new Dawson County manager

In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of Randall Dowling as the county's new manager and ...

February 04, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Return of corn-fried shrimp is welcomed news

Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn't quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart's Rick finding Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa in "Casablanca" ("Of ...

February 03, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

First pieces of 2016 legislation passed

We returned to the Capitol on Jan. 25 for the third week of the 2016 legislative session.

February 03, 2016 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

Better to be broke at the beginning than in the end

It is now that I have reached the age where the wiser generation, those who taught me and mentored me, are starting to take their ...

February 03, 2016 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

Senate passes first two bills of session

The Senate reconvened after a busy third week of budget hearings and committee meetings. It was also a very productive week in that we've ...

February 03, 2016 | By Sen. Steve Gooch For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

Pedestrian killed crossing Ga. 400

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help cover final expenses for a Dahlonega man who died from injuries sustained when he was hit ...

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Speller had a ‘hankering’ to win bee

Kilough Elementary fifth grader Jacob Vaughan had a real "hankering" to win last week's countywide spelling bee at Dawson County Middle School.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | Education

City moving forward with park plans

City officials are entertaining design concepts for the new park going in behind Dawsonville Municipal Complex.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Relay for Life volunteers hunt for a cure

Deer hunting season may be over, but those whose mission it is to stop cancer in its tracks are still "Hunting for a Cure."

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Tax commissioner will not seek 4th term

Dawson County's longtime tax commissioner announced on Monday that she will not seek re-election.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

City workshop draws small crowd

A first of its kind workshop in Dawsonville gave local residents the opportunity last week to learn more about the goings on in city government.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

GDOT lowering speed limit on Ga. 400 in Dawson County

State transportation officials announced last month that the speed limit on a stretch of Ga. 400 in Dawson County will be lowered to 55 mph.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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Commissioners deny slaughterhouse zoning

A family that has spent more than $50,000 on equipment in preparation of opening a butchery and slaughterhouse on the east side of the county found out last week that their request to rezone their property would not be approved.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Date set for rescheduled sheriff’s candidate debate

Organizers have set a date to reschedule a recently canceled sheriff's candidate debate.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Realignment in works for grades 6-12

A proposal to realign 6th-12th grades in the Dawson County School System are in the works with plans for the change to begin as early as fall 2016.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Thanksgiving feast free to everyone

Preparations are in place for anyone wanting to celebrate the holidays with a hearty feast this Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dawson County embracing ‘great opportunity’ in state quarterfinal

Riding the wave of its most successful season in school history, the Dawson County High football team will host No. 2 Blessed Trinity on Friday in a Class AAA state quarterfinal at Tiger Stadium.

November 25, 2015 | By David Thackham DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS

Police: Man set fire over bad drug deal

Authorities are saying a Dawsonville man was so mad after a drug deal that he walked to a neighbor's home where he poured gasoline on two cars and a deck before igniting the flame and setting the home ablaze while children were inside.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Tigers defeat Spencer 22-12

The 7-AAA champion Dawson County Tigers kept the dream alive Friday night, defeating Spencer High's Green Waves 22-12 in the second round of the state playoffs.

November 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Tigers ready for round two of the playoffs

The crowd wore white last week, but for Friday night's second round playoff game, the Dawson County Tigers are calling for everyone to wear black in support of the team.

November 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Advantage of age - Not doing what you don’t want to do

As the years of Mama's life grew long into the shadows of age, she managed to squeeze every bit of good out of growing old. She used it to get both what she wanted and to shun that which she did not want.

November 18, 2015 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

BOC begins search for next county manager

The search for Dawson County's next chief administrative officer began last week when commissioners opened advertisements to replace Cindy Campbell, who unexpectedly resigned last month.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Henry Lewis Young

Henry Lewis Young, 77, died Nov. 15, 2015.

November 18, 2015 | | OBITS

Donald Wayne “D.W.” Moss

Donald Wayne "D.W." Moss, 82, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 11, 2015.

November 18, 2015 | | OBITS

Eurith Irwin

Eurith Irwin, 88, of Dawsonville, died Nov. 14, 2015.

November 18, 2015 | | OBITS

Margaret Holtzclaw Carlyle

Margaret Holtzclaw Carlyle, 77, of Gainesville, died Nov. 16, 2015.

November 18, 2015 | | OBITS

You can deal with problems, even without big-girl britches

There's one phrase that really irritates me.

November 18, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

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