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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


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


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‘Cabin Fever’

A steady hand, a lot of time and plenty of practice are what it takes to make a quilt from small scraps of cloth. And those traits are on display through Oct. 22 as the Bowen Center for the Arts presents its annual quilt show.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Community joins forces for pups

With the collaborative effort of several local organizations, the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show is stacking up to be a large-scale event for the county.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Volunteers sweep shore

Massive amounts of Styrofoam, parts of an abandoned houseboat and two crumbling docks were among the debris collected in Dawson County on Saturday during the Lake Lanier Association's 26th annual Shore Sweep.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Champ consolidates racing collection

A 30-year racing career can produce quite a collection of cars and memorabilia.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Golfing brings green

With fall weather setting in a day early, there was little to slow turnout for the Dawsonville Lions Club's 19th annual golf tournament.

September 24, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Official: March blaze no accident

The local investigation into an explosion and fire that leveled a southern Dawson County home in March is ongoing, but Allstate Insurance officials said they've denied the property owner's compensation claim because the incident wasn't an accident.

September 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Shore Sweep set for Saturday

Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in clearing the shores of Lake Lanier on Saturday.

September 24, 2014 | From staff reports | LOCAL


9/11 ceremony held at Station 1

Dawson County paused last week to remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


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


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