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Pepper Pettit named Rotarian of the Year

It's not often that Pepper Pettit finds himself speechless.

July 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

County discusses millage rate

A meeting Thursday will be the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on a proposed increase to the county's millage rate.

July 02, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Board of education to open central registration location

The Dawson County Board of Education now has a one-stop location for school registration.

July 01, 2015 | David Renner | Education

School facilities director heads north

The Dawson County Board of Education is saying goodbye to a long-time employee.

July 01, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Truth never changes

About 30 years ago, when the Episcopal Church was debating whether or not to put their blessing on gay rights, I had the opportunity to dialogue with a young lesbian who was furious with me for my Biblical views against the lifestyle.

July 01, 2015 | Reader submitted | VIEWPOINT

Former UGA president heads back to Malibu

Dr. Michael Adams, former president of the University of Georgia, has announced he is returning to Pepperdine University, located in the wilds of Malibu, Calif., to become chancellor, effective Aug. 1.

July 01, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT

The landline: Mama’s last bastion of communication

Who ever created texting, thank you.

July 01, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Bagworm management

Are you having issues with distressed or dying evergreen trees in your landscape this year? Chances are you may have a bagworm infestation.

July 01, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Forsyth County man killed in weekend crash

A Forsyth County man was killed Saturday night as he attempted to pull onto Ga. 400 from Nightfire Drive.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Sparks fly for the 4th of July

The Independence Day celebration will once again rev into gear Saturday at Atlanta Motorsports Park with a fireworks display to wow spectators for miles away.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Inventions take shape

Dawson County Middle School was home to a symposium of inventors and out-of-this-world creations last week.

July 01, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund

Pauline Ivey couldn't afford to get a higher education, but she wanted to make sure others could.

July 01, 2015 | By Kristen Oliver DCN Regional Staff | Education

Hospitality Highway renamed for tourism pioneer

The north end of Ga. 400 will now be known as the Bill T. Hardman Hospitality Highway.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Local churches take stance on same-sex marriage

Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage drew both jeers and cheers, and was followed by ministers across the state taking the issue to the pulpit on Sunday morning.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Woman charged after alleged home invasion

A Forsyth County woman was arrested last week in connection with what authorities are calling a home invasion at a local mobile home park near Ga. 400.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

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Senate makes changes to parole board transparency bill

After passage in the State Senate on the last day of the 2015 General Assembly, the House Bill designed to make one of the state's most secretive agencies more transparent is awaiting the governor's signature.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Farley named deputy tax commissioner

Dawson County Tax Commissioner Linda Townley recently announced the promotion of BJ Farley as the county's deputy tax commissioner.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

County worker injured clearing storm debris

An equipment operator on Dawson County's road crew was injured when he was struck by a tree on a job site Monday morning on Perimeter Road.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

City’s grant request denied

What was originally thought a "sure-fire" grant request has, instead, left city officials scratching their heads.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Long-time educator and administrator remembered

One of Dawson County's most decorated education veterans was laid to rest last week following a tragic house fire.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Things are not always what they seem

Although I have not seen the "Furious" film that features the late Paul Walker, I would guess that its box office success may be partially due to interest in how modern technology makes several stand-ins appear to be Walker himself.

April 15, 2015 | By Helen Taylor Columnist | VIEWPOINT

Those doing good deserve recognition

Sometimes we forget that there are a lot of good people on this earth doing good things. I was reminded of that by my friend, Jack Cookston, who recently had some medical issues that required him to cart around an oxygen tank wherever he went.

April 15, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT

Meeting my match in one little boy

Granny cursed me once.

April 15, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Where does spring pollen come from?

Spring is a beautiful time of year.

April 15, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister Extension agent | Lifestyle Columnists

Electronic recycling event set for Saturday

Keep Dawson County Beautiful's annual electronics recycling event is this weekend.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Kindergarten registration is Friday

The Dawson County School System is already looking ahead to its newest generation of students.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Dawsonville man killed in fatal collision

A memorial fund has been set up for the children of the Dawsonville man that was killed in last week's fatal motorcycle crash on Hwy. 53 West.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS

Stray pet pickups put in spotlight

The City of Dawsonville recently found itself dealing with a problem it wasn't aware it even had.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Government

‘Superior’ voices: High school ensemble receives top marks

Dawson County High School Chorus Director Spencer Wright has proven that, once again, his chorus is superior.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Healthcare system plans expansion

Officials with Northeast Georgia Health Systems last week confirmed the hospital has purchased a building on Ga. 400 with plans to expand medical services in Dawson County.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

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