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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


Local veteran becomes president of council

Dawson County's Chapter 970 of the Vietnam Veterans of America President Wayne Watkins was elected as President of the Georgia State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America during the council's June 21 meeting in Macon.

July 13, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


Dawson summer aquatics program expanded

Due to overwhelming popularity Dawson County Parks and Recreation is proud to announce additional sessions of Adult Water Aerobics.

July 13, 2008 | | LOCAL


Stay cool this summer with these tips

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services is offering tips to help older adults stay cool and avoid heat-related illnesses like heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

July 13, 2008 | | LOCAL


Rural land taxes may increase

Gary Putnam doesn't know how he's going to afford his latest property evaluation.

July 13, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Keeping traditions alive

A half-century ago, Billy and Maryann King married at the courthouse in Dawsonville. Saturday, the Kings watched their granddaughter, Nicole Avery, 23, marry Daniel Damron, 23, at the same, now historic, courthouse.

July 13, 2008 | Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | LOCAL


Newspaper introduces new Web site

Solidifying its reputation in the community as the most dependable source of news and information, the Dawson Community News today launches a revamped Web site.

July 13, 2008 | Stephanie Woody | LOCAL


Gold Creek golf closes

What was once deemed Dawson County's premier golf experience may be facing foreclosure.

July 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Downtown Food Lion expected to open by December

If all goes as planned, Dawson County residents will have a new place to purchase all the trimmings for a Christmas dinner as Food Lion in downtown Dawsonville is set to be open in December.

July 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Grand jury indicts two in alleged set up

Two Dawsonville men accused in connection with planting drugs and a gun in a high school student's car on campus last December were indicted by a grand jury on June 12. Laland Anderson, 57, and Bradley Massey, 21, surrendered to authorities in January after warrants were issued for their arrests in connection with the alleged set up.

July 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Learning the law

An abandoned house on Elliott Village Road became a mock crime scene Thursday morning for the Dawson County Junior Law Enforcement Academy. Junior cadets, acting as the sheriff's office, received a phone call reporting shots fired in the area. "Sheriff" Chase McCalvin said authorities arrived on the scene shortly before 9 a.m. to find a teen victim dead from a single gunshot to the head. A juvenile suspect was taken into custody and booked on murder charges following a brief foot chase. "A neighbor witnessed him breaking out and climbing through the front window," McCalvin said. McCalvin said ...

July 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Sembler intent on breaking ground in '09

Despite the current economy, Sembler Company remains optimistic about the company's plans for Dawson County. "We're hoping to get started early next year," said Sembler spokesman Nick Gold, Monday, affirming the company's intentions of bringing a new large-scale retail development to Dawson County. Sembler Company is responsible for several small and large-scale retail properties throughout the southeast and has plans to bring a new shopping facility, 1 million square feet in size, to 103.5 acres located between Whitmire and Dawson Forest roads. "They're doing quite a bit to make the development an attractive shopping destination ...

July 07, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


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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


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