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Dawson County student wins world championship on Pro Watercross tour

When Dawson County High School sophomore Wyatt Hayes has free time, he will most likely be found on the water.

October 26, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Tigers remain perfect in region play

The Dawson County Tigers secured a spot in the state playoffs on Friday with their win over the East Hall Vikings.

October 26, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Competition cheerleaders take top spot again

The Dawson County High School competition cheerleaders had their second deduction-free routine during last weekend's completion at Creekview High School.

October 26, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Cross country teams should ‘look sharp’

The cross country teams at Dawson County High School are coming off of strong finishes last week at Buford as they head into tomorrow's ...

October 26, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Elliott eliminated from the Chase

Despite starting in fourth place and a solid 12th place finish at the Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott was eliminated from the ...

October 26, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Rock Creek ‘Trunk or Treat’ promises ghoulishly good fun

Dawson County Parks and Recreation is hosting its fifth annual Trunk or Treat event at Rock Creek Park on Halloween. The event is free to ...

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

Passage of Gov. Deal’s Opportunity School District Amendment no sure thing

In Georgia, it is a political fact of life that whatever the governor wants - no matter who occupies the seat - the governor usually gets.

October 26, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | LETTERS/COLUMNS

I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghosts – well, maybe

"Mama, are ghosts real?"

October 26, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch | Lifestyle Columnists

Personal finance program challenges high school seniors

Dawson County High School partnered with volunteers from Junior Achievement last week to bring a personal finance program to senior students.

October 26, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Elementary students experience “Sophie and the Pirates”

The Tiger Den Players had a swashbuckling adventure last week when they took on the one-act play "Sophie and the Pirates" in front of nearly ...

October 26, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Inappropriate conduct reported at jail

A Dawson County Detention Center inmate in mid-October reported a sexual assault involving a contracted food service worker and a jail inmate.

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean | CRIME/COURTS

Early voting running smoothly

Early voting is underway and the first week was smooth sailing according to Dawson County Board of Elections Chairwoman and Election Supervisor Glenda Ferguson.

October 26, 2016 | | Government

Commission holds first of two budget hearings

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners held the first of two public hearings last week on the proposed 2017 county budget.

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean | Government

State officials continue search for better internet access, more connectivity

Windstream announced last week that it plans to upgrade its broadband internet service in Northeast Georgia counties, including Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Habersham and Jackson.

October 26, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent | LOCAL

Nudist resort owner receives county approval for expansion

More than 200 people gathered at the county courthouse last week to support a rezoning effort by one of the county's popular tourist destinations.

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL

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Prayers for the police

Hundreds from across the community were in downtown Dawsonville Sunday afternoon to show their support for law enforcement.

July 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

City threatens lawsuit over SPLOST documents

City officials last week sent a letter to the Dawson County Board of Commissioners threatening suit over alleged missing documents detailing sales tax expenditures.

July 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Magistrate judges to get raises

Commissioners last week approved a request to increase salaries for the county's two fulltime magistrate judges.

July 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Director of CASA of Forsyth County moving to Gainesville

A nonprofit that advocates for abused and neglected children must say goodbye to its director after more than six years, though the person named interim director is already familiar with the group.

July 08, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, | LOCAL

Hightower changing to meet students’ needs

Before the last school year began, Superintendent of Dawson County Schools Dr. Damon Gibbs wanted to see changes made at Hightower Academy. He wanted to see the school open for more students, in an effort to make it more available to meet the needs of kids in Dawson County.

July 06, 2016 | Amy French | Education

Vandals damage teen’s military memorial

A local teen will not let disrespect by a chosen few detour him from supporting American servicemen and women.

July 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Star-spangled celebration

It's not always an easy task to impress an 11-year-old.

July 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dawsonville mayor elected to state municipal association board

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan was recently elected to the Georgia Municipal Association board of directors during the group's annual meeting in Savannah June 27.

July 05, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Officials confirm rabies case in Dawson County

A Dawson County woman is receiving treatment after being bitten by a rabid dog June 24.

July 05, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Early voting for July 26 runoff underway

Early voting is underway for the July 26 runoff election to choose Dawson County's next sheriff and tax commissioner.

July 05, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Middle school girls compete at team camp

Basketball players from the Riverview Middle and Dawson County Middle schools girls' teams came together last week to attend summer basketball camp in preparation for the upcoming year.

July 05, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Back to basketball

This year's Tigers Fun-damental Basketball Camp for boys had a great turn out, according to Coach Johnathan Tinsley.

July 05, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Catching up with Jenna Abbott

The Auburn University Tigers softball team has just ended another dream season, making it to the finals of the Women's College World Series for the second consecutive year.

July 05, 2016 | Amy French | SPORTS

Joint committee to tackle rural Georgia’s high-speed internet challenges

Members of Dawson County's state delegation have been tasked with tackling rural Georgia's high-speed internet challenges.

June 29, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government

Hundreds cool off at Rotary Island on hottest day in four years

On the hottest day reported in four years, hundreds cooled off at Rotary Island Saturday and enjoyed a summer day at the park.

June 29, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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