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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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Fred North Poole

Fred North Poole, 93, of Cumming, died March 30, 2015.

April 08, 2015 | | OBITS

Officials unclear if armed robbery suspect connected to Dawsonville CVS heist

The FBI task force investigating a string of armed robberies at CVS stores across metro-Atlanta has not reached out to local law enforcement to determine if a February robbery at the Dawsonville location is connected.

April 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Parks and Rec employee recognized for saving a life

Harold Evans doesn't think he would be alive today if it weren't for Dawson County Parks and Recreation employee Billy Mahaffey.

April 08, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Relay for Life celebrates cancer survivors

Holding on to a walker, Peggy Jenkins slowly made her way to the front of the crowd Thursday night to claim her "survivor" medallion.

April 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Judge sets bond for NASCAR engine builder’s wife

The wife of famed NASCAR engine builder Ernie Elliott remained in custody Tuesday, nearly a week after she was arrested for reportedly trying to run him over.

April 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Bill opens new doors for local distillery

Visitors touring the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery who want to take home a bottle of the signature backwoods spirits today have to leave the premises, drive a half mile away and shop at the local package store.

April 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Kids scramble for 20,000 eggs

K.A.R.E. for Kids and Dawson County couldn't have asked for better weather Saturday for kids to hunt Easter eggs.

April 08, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Top of class

The scores are in and totals tallied for Dawson County High School's class of 2015's valedictorian and salutatorian.

April 08, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Betty Jean Styles

Betty Jean Styles, 83, of Dawsonville, died April 1, 2015.

April 08, 2015 | | OBITS

James V. Grindle

James V. Grindle, 77, of Gainesville, died April 4, 2015.

April 08, 2015 | | OBITS

Edgar “Eddy” DeCoursey

Edgar "Eddy" DeCoursey, 59, of Dawsonville, died April 1, 2015.

April 08, 2015 | | OBITS

Phillips sworn in for remainder of term

While there was no official election for the city, City Councilman Caleb Phillips was sworn in during the city of Dawsonville's regular called meeting.

April 08, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Lanier Tech students awarded for hard work

The Dawson Campus of Lanier Technical College now has two more accolades to add to the list.

April 08, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Exceptional games moved due to rain

Exceptional student athletes will have to wait another week to participate in the Dawson/Lumpkin Spring Games.

April 08, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Verizon pulls plans for cellphone tower

A proposed cellphone tower will not be built on property in southern Dawson County after a group of neighbors came out in strong opposition to the measure.

April 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

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