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Annual fundraising pageant scheduled for March

Dawson County's Miss Relay for Life pageant has been scheduled for March and applications are now being accepted for the annual fundraising event.

January 25, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Vacant retail site on 400 to have new life

The Development Authority of Dawson County announced last week that the old Moss Retail site located on Hwy. 400 North is to be redeveloped into a new mixed commercial use project.

January 24, 2017 | | LOCAL


Local murder investigation to be featured on Discovery

Dawsonville residents will be able to view a television episode Monday that details the investigation of two murders that occurred in the county in December of 2009.

January 20, 2017 | | LOCAL


Dawson teen missing, last seen Jan. 13

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office has issued a BOLO or "be on the lookout" for 15-year-old Mallory Roxanne Padgett, who was last seen at her residence in Dawsonville last week.

January 20, 2017 | | LOCAL


Raymond Parks to be inducted this weekend

This weekend Dawsonville native Raymond Parks will be officially etched into the granite of NASCAR history when he is inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Sheriff’s Office employee fired for lying about relationship with supervisor

A Dawson County Sheriff's Office employee was fired last week and another is on leave after an inquest revealed the two lied about being engaged in an inappropriate relationship.

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Chamber speaker tells business owners: Give up what’s good in search of something better in 2017

"People are passionate about resolutions: either they love them or they hate them. They want to talk about how terrible they are, or say they aren't making resolutions they're making goals, and some don't want to do any of that. I don't want to talk about any of those: I want to talk about some good things this year that we've got to be willing to give up to do things that are even better."

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson weathers snow, ice with no major accidents

When Dawson County residents woke up Saturday morning, they looked out their windows to find a world blanketed in several inches of fresh, powdery snow.

January 11, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


A local legend

They can't pull one over on Gordon Pirkle.

January 11, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Sheriff announces new command staff

Newly elected Sheriff Jeff Johnson has officially announced the personnel who will be in charge of the various departments within the Dawson County Sheriff's Office.

January 11, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Chamber hires marketing and events director

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce recently added to its staff of three with new hire Davida Simpson as marketing and events director.

January 11, 2017 | | LOCAL


Camping reservations now open

The 2017 camping season is just around the corner and the War Hill Park campsite will be taking reservations online only.

January 11, 2017 | | LOCAL


Third suspect arrested for murder of man in northeast Forsyth

A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 35-year-old man that occurred in northeast Forsyth last week.

January 11, 2017 | By DCN Regional Staff editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Hobby Lobby to open in February

Hobby Lobby's newest store is projected to open at the end of February at the Dawson Marketplace shopping center in Dawson County.

January 11, 2017 | editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Knife-wielding suspect dies after being shot by Forsyth County deputy at RV Park

A man who was shot by a Forsyth County deputy late Sunday night after reportedly confronting officers with a knife at Shady Grove RV Park near Cumming died as a result of his injuries, authorities said.

January 11, 2017 | By DCN Regional Staff editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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Dawson County can now better service people experiencing mental illness, developmental disabilities

Formerly Georgia Mountains Community Services, Avita is a public agency that was created by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Avita opened ...

March 29, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Suspect leads deputies on hours-long foot chase Gainesville wanted man still not located

What started with a medical visit ended with an hours-long foot chase and no arrest in Dawson County on March 17 when one man presented ...

March 29, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Gainesville mall up for sale in auction

Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville is on the auction block this week.

March 29, 2017 | DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Chamber celebrates 40th birthday at gala

While the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's annual gala is always highly anticipated, there was extra cause for celebration this past weekend as the ...

March 29, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Missing Dawsonville woman found

Dawson County police have located a Dawsonville woman who was reported missing on Sunday.

March 29, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Emergency personnel brave storm to clear roads

A joint effort between emergency personnel, sheriff's office deputies, county road crews and civilians kept Dawson County roads safe last week after a severe ...

March 29, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Marijuana, cash seized at Dawson residence

Dawson County investigators seized 1 pound of marijuana, a sawed-off shotgun and more than $2,000 in cash from a residence last week after executing ...

March 29, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Missing Dawsonville woman found

Dawson County police have located a Dawsonville woman who was reported missing on Sunday.

March 27, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson County cleaning up after storms bring high winds

The threat of severe weather became more than just a threat overnight as severe thunderstorms made way through Dawson County, resulting in downed trees, significant ...

March 22, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Woman gets through courthouse security with gun

A woman who entered the Dawson County Government Center earlier this month was able to make it past a security guard and a metal detector ...

March 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dollar General appeals zoning decision

When the planning commission voted to deny a request for a larger Dollar General at the corner of Harmony Church and Nix Bridge Roads, the ...

March 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Driver of minivan sought

The driver of a minivan is being sought by authorities following a report that the man attempted to talk to a child near a bus ...

March 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


National transportation board releases details on Dawson plane crash

The cause of a February plane crash in Dawson County has been released in a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board.

March 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Board of Elections retiree gets party

Former Dawson County Board of Elections member Tom Foley was honored last week during a retirement party at the board of elections office.

March 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


BOC signs resolutions on city airport, motorsports park regulations

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted March 16 approve two resolutions conveying their disapproval of the city of Dawsonville's current consideration of the ...

March 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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