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Votes are in, local races decided

With only the provisional ballots not counted, Jennifer Burt, Julie Hughes Nix, James Swafford and Lisa Thurmond have secured their respective Dawson County political races.

July 27, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Two hurt after high-speed chase, wreck

Two Alabama men were hospitalized Thursday after an early morning high-speed chase and wreck that authorities say also involved alcohol.

July 22, 2008 | By Michele Hester and Julie Arrington DCN Staff | LOCAL


Airport rezoning advances

Property owners Ernie, Bill and Dan Elliott have moved one step closer to redeveloping their land on Elliott Family Parkway into a light industrial complex.

July 20, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Longtime Dawson educator dies

Known affectionately as "Miss Plennie" by generations of Dawson County school children, Plennie J. Robinson died July 2 at age 88, following a period of declining health.

July 20, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Thunder from above

Hundreds of Dawson County residents celebrated Independence Day at the Dawson County High School with fireworks and entertainment Thursday.

July 20, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


Keeping 'In Touch' with local government

In an effort to open and extend the lines of communication with its citizens, Dawson County government launched a new e-newsletter last week.

July 20, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Carlisle selected as finance chairman for state YMCA

Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle has been selected to serve as the finance chairman for the State YMCA of Georgia in Dawson County/Dawsonville for 2008.

July 20, 2008 | | LOCAL


Morning show features kangaroo center

Viewers of NBC-TV's "Today" show will get an up-close look Thursday morning at the inner workings of the Kangaroo Conservation Center in Dawson County.

July 20, 2008 | | LOCAL


Court date set in Gold Creek foreclosure

A court date is set to move forward with foreclosure proceedings against Gold Creek Golf Club.

July 20, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Former accounting office manager faces theft charges

A Dahlonega woman accused of stealing more than $93,000 from her Dawson County employer was arrested last week.

July 20, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Public comment sought on Ga. 400 crossover closure

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners and Georgia Department of Transportation will hold two public hearings to gather input on closing off crossover traffic between Beartooth Parkway and Industrial Park Road on Ga. 400.

July 19, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Union County coach found dead on hiking trail

Union County Lady Panther girl's basketball ocach Mike West, 42, was found dead on a hiking trail outside of Blairsville last Thursday morning.

July 13, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | LOCAL


Ivey tapped as county's SPLOST project manager

An experienced leader with more than 25 years in management, including the last two as accreditation manager for the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, was tapped last month as the county's SPLOST project manager.

July 13, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Your guide to the Fourth festivities

Democracy was born on July 4, 1776 when our forefathers declared independence from Britain, allowing us to live freely in this great nation.

July 13, 2008 | | LOCAL


Emergency Services urges firework safety

Emergency Services urges firework safety

July 13, 2008 | | LOCAL


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Event benefits animal shelter

In an effort to help Dawson County's no-kill animal shelter, the city of Dawsonville has set aside a day just for dogs.

September 16, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


9/11 ceremony Thursday

Dawson County public safety personnel will continue their commitment to "never forget" on Thursday, when they will hold a memorial service to remember the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

September 10, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Rotary Island is open

The Rotary Club of Dawson County made a splash Thursday with the grand opening of Rotary Island, an interactive water playground at Rock Creek Park.

September 03, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Authority secures loan for reservoir

After nearly five months of waiting, Georgia has answered - partially - the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority's request for a loan.

September 03, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Racing legend donates car from personal collection

NASCAR legend Bill Elliott last week donated a 1937 Ford from his private collection that will be raffled off to raise money to support the Dawsonville History Museum.

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Festival rocks Dawsonville

A new, local tradition continued to brew over the weekend during the second annual Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival.

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Festival on tap this weekend for music, beer

Be on the lookout for food, drinks and fun this weekend as the downtown area plays host to the second annual Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Rotary Island set to open next week

Rotary Island at Rock Creek Park will be open for the Labor Day weekend.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Townley honored for service

Etowah Water and Sewer Authority recently recognized one of its board members for a quarter-century of service.

August 20, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Cumming man killed in tractor accident

A man from Cumming died when his tractor overturned earlier this week.

August 15, 2014 | Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL




Georgia unemployment rate in June

The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region increased to 6.7 percent in June, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in May.

August 06, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Good days ahead

After waiting a couple years, little Mason Hyde has reached all of the milestones, including a desired weight and finding a donor, required for a kidney transplant.

August 06, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Community supports woman battling cancer

A recent benefit brought the community together to walk at Rock Creek Park for a local woman battling cancer.

August 05, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Baldwin man killed in Dawson motorcycle crash

A 21-year-old Baldwin man was killed Wednesday evening after he lost control of his motorcycle on Hwy. 9 South and collided with a pick-up truck.

July 31, 2014 | | LOCAL


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