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Petitions filed to seize drug suspect's property

Petitions were filed earlier this month by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office to seize the home and automobile of an alleged methamphetamine dealer.

July 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Family fights for property

The owners of property located near a proposed new courthouse and administrative building plan to fight efforts by the county to condemn the land.

July 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Cage fighters set to test skills at Lakeview Center

Dawson County's Lakeview Center will host the second annual Night of the Gladiators mixed martial arts tournament, July 19.

July 28, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


Bike ride, rally to benefit family of slain man

The wife of a Forsyth County man whose death remains unsolved after two and a half years hopes the family's tragedy can one day help other families in similar situations.

July 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville population more than doubles in seven years

Recent annexations and the addition of several new subdivisions caused a surge in Dawsonville's population since the last census was taken in 2000.

July 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


A new look for War Hill Park

A facelift may be in War Hill Park's future.

July 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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


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Family rescued from balcony during fire

Firefighters rescued three people from a third-floor balcony Thursday after a fire broke out at a home on Grizzle Farm Road.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Crossing named in youth’s memory

A legion of supporters gathered Thursday to pay tribute to a young man many knew as "Soldier Boy."

June 18, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Pups in the Park’ set for fall

Plans are under way for the Dawson County Humane Society's inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show later this fall.

June 18, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Gathering reunites emergency workers

A lot of the new personnel with Dawson County Emergency Services are too young to remember a time when calls were dispatched by telephone and those responding had to read the chalkboard at the stations to find out where to find the fire.

June 18, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Fireworks a ‘go’

A Fourth of July fireworks spectacular will still go on, according to city officials.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Two from EMS honored

The state advocacy agent for Georgia emergency services personnel recently recognized two men from Dawson County for their dedication to the field.

June 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Service with a smile

Local "celebrities" and community members alike packed LongHorn Steakhouse on Friday as Family Connection of Dawson County held its sixth annual Celebrity Waiter breakfast.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Truck drives into local restaurant

Dawson County emergency personnel responded to reports of a vehicle entering a local restaurant shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Intersection named in youth’s memory

A ceremony will be held Thursday in memory of a young man many in Dawsonville knew as "Soldier Boy."

June 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Truck drives into local restaurant

Dawson County emergency personnel responded to reports of a vehicle entering a local restaurant shortly after 4:20 Thursday afternoon.

June 05, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Summer movies series kicks off Friday at park

There probably won't be anyone building a snowman, but you just might see a sandcastle or two Friday night when Dawson County Parks and Recreation kicks off the popular summertime Movies in the Park series with Disney's "Frozen" on the beach at War Hill Park.

June 04, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Celebrity waiter breakfast is Friday

The community will be seeing stars on Friday for Family Connection's Celebrity Waiter breakfast.

June 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


DCES honors recently promoted personnel

Dawson County Emergency Services recently promoted three to new leadership positions within the department.

June 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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