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City council moves to oust mayor

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan was not in attendance at tonight's city council meeting when Gainesville City Attorney Abbott Hayes presented findings that point to city code and charter violations by Grogan.

May 01, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle files to run for governor in 2018

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a Gainesville native, filed last week to run for governor in 2018, making him the latest Republican to enter what is becoming a busier race to replace Gov. Nathan Deal.

April 19, 2017 | By Nick Bowman and Kelly Whitmire DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Mr. and Miss Dawson County to be crowned this weekend

The annual Miss Dawson County beauty pageants will be held this upcoming weekend with all proceeds from the event going to the Dawson County Band Boosters.

April 19, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


4-H to hold drive-by rabies clinic

Dawson County 4-H Club, All Animals Veterinary Hospital and Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital will be hosting an annual rabies clinic this Saturday at three locations throughout Dawson County.

April 19, 2017 | | LOCAL


Gibson retires from Etowah board

Last week marked the final meeting for Etowah Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors member Lake Gibson, who retired from the board after moving to Forsyth County.

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Council to add annexation fee

The Dawsonville City Council is considering adding a fee that could double the cost of annexing into the city for some homeowners as well as allow for those in 'islands' to annex at no charge.

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Take jobs you're not qualified for, says chamber speaker

Sonja McLendon, chief of operational excellence at Northeast Georgia Health System, spoke at the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week and gave the business community tips on how to succeed, be good leaders and be good mentors.

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Continuous flow intersection nears completion

The final weeks of construction on the continuous flow intersection at Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 are looming as crews make final touches to the first intersection of its kind in Georgia.

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Egg hunt a success

The annual Easter egg hunt at Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday couldn't have asked for a better day as attendees walked onto the football field to see 20,000 brightly colored Easter eggs laid out on the grass.

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


City moves forward with airport improvements

City Manager Bob Bolz brought before the city council Monday a committee recommendation for a consulting firm that will spearhead improvements to a local airport that the city is in the process of purchasing.

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Voting heating up for Best of Dawson

Vote, vote, vote for the 2017 Best of Dawson!

April 19, 2017 | | LOCAL


County updates vehicle take-home policy

A newly updated county policy could help stop county employees from utilizing take-home vehicles without written approval from the county manager.

April 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson grads teach English in Japan

A young Dawson couple has found their life's work overseas in Japan, where for nearly a year they have lived, worked and helped to spread the word of God as kindergarten English teachers.

April 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Commission approves larger Dollar General

Residents fought a hard battle, but last week the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved variances for a Dollar General Store set to go in at the corner of Harmony Church Road and Nix Bridge Road in Dawsonville.

April 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Three arrested for stealing washing machines, trailer from home

Three were arrested last week for allegedly stealing appliances and a utility trailer from an under construction residence in Dawson County while another in their company was arrested for methamphetamine possession.

April 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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School board passes 2018 budget

The Dawson County Board of Education voted unanimously to pass the fiscal year 2018 general fund budget, along with additional budgets, on Monday night following ...

June 14, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Breakfast benefits Family Connection

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan was ready and waiting with a pot of freshly brewed coffee on Friday morning-he was just having trouble finding someone to ...

June 14, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


High-end cars bring hope for childhood cancer patients

Austin Mabry had completed two of his three in-car driving sessions needed to get his driver's license when the process was abruptly set aside.

June 14, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Junior Fire Academy completes another successful week

Dawson County Emergency Services hosted its seventh annual Junior Fire Academy last week at Dawson County Middle School.

June 14, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


City of Dawsonville plans sidewalk expansion, improvements

The City of Dawsonville has plans for more sidewalks, some of which will be paid out of the proceeds of SPLOST V and SPLOST VI ...

June 14, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Tanner appointed chair of transit commission

Though not faced with the same grid-lock as Atlanta and other metropolitan cities in Georgia, Dawson County has its fair share of transit issues that ...

June 14, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Woman arrested for falsely reporting rape on Dahlonega trail

A woman who reported she was raped while running on the reservoir trail surrounding Lake Zwerner in Dahlonega late last month has been arrested after ...

June 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Burberry burglary update

A Tennessee woman was arrested last week in connection with the April 23 burglary of the Burberry outlet store in Dawsonville. Three suspects broke into ...

June 07, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Expect eggs, bacon and spilled coffee

This year's Family Connection Celebrity Waiter Breakfast will see local celebrities out in force to serve the community a delicious meal to raise funds ...

June 07, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


BOC gives go ahead on impact fee study

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week voted to begin a study with the goal of updating the county's impact fee ordinance and ...

June 07, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Adam S. Smith named senior vice president & SBA/commercial lender of Foothills Community Bank

John L. Lewis, president and CEO of First Citizens Financial Corporation and its subsidiary, Foothills Community Bank, recently announced that Adam Smith has been named ...

June 07, 2017 | | LOCAL


Library to host Women’s Health Day

The Dawson County Library will be hosting a Women's Health Day event Saturday to educate women on health issues that specifically affect them.

June 07, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Schools serving up free summer lunches

Dawson County Schools will be serving up everything from hamburgers and pizza to barbeque and breadsticks through its summer feeding program that began this week ...

June 07, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Local farmer’s market hits stride for summer

As the hot sun beamed down Friday afternoon, vendor Paula Alicea stood under a tent in the parking lot of the Dawsonville Tractor Supply with ...

June 07, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Pigeon Creek well to reopen

A well that has been at the center of discord between one neighborhood and the City of Dawsonville is expected to reopen in the near ...

June 07, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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