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Man accused of setting fire over 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 ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Dawson County embracing ‘great opportunity’ in state quarterfinal matchup vs. Blessed Trinity

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 ...

November 25, 2015 | By David Thackham DCN regional staff, | SPORTS

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

Realignment plans in the works for 6-12th grades

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 ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

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

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 ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Georgia, Florida mention mediation as step to solve water wars

Georgia and Florida may be inching closer to settling a water sharing lawsuit, as court records show lawyers for both sides are talking about mediation.

November 25, 2015 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL

Chase Elliott wins ‘Most Popular Driver’ for second consecutive season

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott has once again been voted one of NASCAR's most popular drivers.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Bearden signs to play basketball at Lenoire-Rhyne

Lady Tiger Karlie Bearden is the first to admit she wasn't always the basketball player she is today.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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Wooten announces bid for sheriff

Capt. Tony Wooten on Monday announced his bid to be Dawson County's next sheriff.

August 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

For the last time, I am not angry

I hate pictures of myself, always have. My Facebook profile pic is a few years old and I am not one to agonize over the perfect selfie to share just because I want to say "Good morning!" to the world.

August 25, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Tigers show promise

For the second consecutive Friday night, a strong contingent of Tiger football fans traveled to Clermont to watch their Dawson County team play against North Hall.

August 25, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Eleven step up to serve county for free

Eleven local residents have chosen to serve Dawson County as unpaid first responders.

August 25, 2015 | Denise Ray Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

$28,000 stolen from Burberry

Three people are wanted in connection with an early morning smash-and-grab robbery of the Burberry clothing store at the North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall.

August 25, 2015 | Kimberly Boim Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Social media helps snare burglars

A pair of suspected burglars became ensnared in a web of social media earlier this month as footage of the culprits and their apparent crimes at Forrest Hills Mountain Resort were caught on camera and shared across Facebook. 

August 25, 2015 | Matt Aiken Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Music festival doubles its vendors

Dawsonville celebrated its third annual music and beer festival this weekend with more than 3,000 tickets being sold and double the number of vendors over last year.

August 25, 2015 | Kimberly Boim Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Some county employees to get raises

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners Thursday said “yes” to all recent requests for money.

August 25, 2015 | Denise Ray Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Beats and brews: Music festival rocks Dawsonville

Little Dylan Nixon may only be 5-years-old, but he quite possibly could be the biggest AC/DC fan in north Georgia.

August 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Gainesville man arrested in mountain resort heist

An arrest has been made in last week's burglary at Forrest Hills Mountain Resort.

August 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Sour lessons and sweet victory

There comes a point in every child's life when they have a very startling reality revealed.

August 19, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Brazen thieves hit resort cabins, steal 15 flat screen TVs

The owners of a popular mountain resort just across the Dawson County line in Dahlonega are once again reeling to recover after thieves reportedly stole more than a dozen flat screen TVs from cabins on the property.

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

One of Georgia Tech’s ‘Lost Dodd Boys’ looks back on the experience

To say Betty Wallace loves Georgia Tech is to say Romeo loved Juliet or hogs love slop.

August 19, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Visitors to Dawsonville can bob to the beat with a brew

Following two successful festival's last summer, the Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival plans to kick it up a notch for this year's event.

August 19, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Election qualifying begins soon

Qualifying for Dawsonville's Nov. 3 election opens in two weeks.

August 19, 2015 | David Renner | Government

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