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Renovation under way at state park lodge

A makeover at Amicalola Falls State Park lodge is on schedule to be complete in time for the fall season.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Teachers resign after incident in Gilmer Co.

Two teachers involved in an incident that ended with the arrest of one of the women in Gilmer County last month have both resigned from the Dawson County school system.

July 30, 2014 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS

Checkout clerk charged in thefts from Walmart

An 18-year-old Gainesville woman has been arrested in connection with the theft of about $6,800 from a Dawsonville retailer.

July 30, 2014 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS

Tanner named legislator of the year

Rep. Kevin Tanner was recently named legislator of the year by the Brain Injury Association of Georgia for his work on a resolution that could transfer additional funding to help those with traumatic brain injuries.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

There is no such thing as perfect

Perfection is really elusive. Sure, we all want perfect - the perfect body, the perfect smile, the perfect house - and sometimes, we have those moments of perfect, even briefly.

July 30, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Donald Webster Martin

Donald Webster Martin, 75, of Cumming, died July 25, 2014.

July 30, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Ruby G. Nelson

Ruby G. Nelson, 85, of Cumming, died July 25, 2014.

July 30, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Edward “Ed” Reeves

Edward "Ed" Reeves, 89, of Dawsonville, died July 24, 2014.

July 30, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Salary study finds pay lagging in Dawson

A recent salary study commissioned by Dawson County found there are positions within the government that are below the recommended minimum pay level compared to neighboring jurisdictions.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Authority closes on park land

The Downtown Development Authority has closed on a loan to buy 18 acres behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex for a planned city park.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

History preserved

Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting began more than 180 years ago, meeting for summer revival after local men paid $1 for the 40-acre lot.

July 30, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL

Families gear up for back to school

Children are ready to see their friends again while parents gear them up for school, which starts back next week.

July 30, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education

Beware of new fruit fly

Gardeners who grow fruit crops need to be on the lookout. There is a new invasive intruder that may cause frustration to backyard fruit growers - the spotted wing drosophila.

July 30, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister Extension agent | Lifestyle Columnists

Memories of Russian radishes

About this time of year, along the Russian Black Sea coast, radishes can be found in abundance at the open air markets and in all restaurants.

July 30, 2014 | By Charlie Auvermann | Lifestyle Columnists

School revises weapon policies

The Dawson County Board of Education is reviewing new policies that will allow employees to evaluate possession of what was once classified as "weapons" on a case-by-case basis.

July 30, 2014 | David Renner | Education

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J.L. Chapman

J.L. Chapman, 74, of Dawsonville, died May 9, 2014.

May 14, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Scholars receive honors, awards

Dawson County's soon-to-be graduates were recently showered with praise and money.

May 14, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Rangers train for parachuting into water

Jumping out of a plane can be pretty disorienting. Jumping from a plane into water with a wet parchute surrounding you is even worse.

May 14, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Scholarship set up in honor of drowning victim

One mother is turning tragedy into opportunity for Dawson County students.

May 14, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Conservatives running for 9th District vary in focus

The U.S. House 9th District Republican primary May 20 pits incumbent Doug Collins against challenger Bernard Fontaine, with the winner facing Democrat David Vogel in November.

May 14, 2014 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff | Government

Whatever you do, do it out of love

The best advice I ever received was from my lifelong friend, Jane.

May 14, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Dawsonville estate sale this week

Football and racing fans alike are expected to flock to Dawsonville later this week to get an up-close glimpse at the treasure trove of collectibles former NFL head coach and NASCAR owner and driver Jerry Glanville has accumulated throughout his storied career.

May 14, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Business loses alcohol license

Dawson County commissioners voted last week to suspend a local convenience store's beer and wine license, and a similar fate may await a second business this week.

May 14, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Authorities warn of phone scam

Authorities are warning the public of a law enforcement impersonator attempting to get personal information over the telephone.

May 14, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Health board upholds animal control ruling

A local man has two weeks to be in compliance with state law after the Dawson County Health Board upheld a decision by animal control that classifies his 2-year-old Cane Corso Mastiff as vicious.

May 14, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Primary election Tuesday

Advanced voting continues through Friday for the May 20 primary election.

May 14, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Festival rocks Dawsonville

There was a sea of neon, spandex and teased hair as the decade of glam rocked Dawsonville last weekend.

May 14, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

2015 school budget discussed

With the school year drawing to a close, the Dawson County Board of Education has begun preparations for next year.

May 14, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Answer man knows his stuff

It is the merry month of May and you know what that means, boys and girls. It is time for Answer Man! You ask it, we answer it. Please know that all answers have been authenticated and hermetically-sealed by Funk and Wagnall.

May 14, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Ladies succumb to St. Pius

In what many people think could have been the state soccer championship, the Dawson County Lady Tigers, No. 7, lost to last year's defending state champions St. Pius X, No. 1 in Class AAA, 1-0, May 7.

May 13, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

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