Football preview: Forsyth Central at Dawson County Football preview: Forsyth Central at Dawson County Football preview: Forsyth Central at Dawson County When: Friday, 7:30 p.m., Where: Tiger Stadium in Dawsonville. Records, rankings: Forsyth Central is 0-0 overal... Updated on Aug 27, 2015 at 1:49p.m.
Treatment court leads addicts down the road to recovery The road to recovery was a long, rough drive for Pam Williams. "I'd been drinking and doing drugs for 35 years," she said. "My son, he's 28-years-old, and had never ... Updated on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:00p.m.
Everybody needs a good fighter in their corner Unless you are one of the intrepid public servants we keep sending back to the Gold Dome to get you out of our hair, or a lizard-loafered lobbyist lurking around the c... Updated on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:26a.m.
Avian influenza If you regularly follow the news, you may have noticed several recent stories about a new strain of bird flu seriously affecting poultry production across the United S... Updated on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:24a.m.
Football preview: Forsyth Central at Dawson County Football preview: Forsyth Central at Dawson County Football preview: Forsyth Central at Dawson County When: Friday, 7:30 p.m., Where: Tiger Stadium in Dawsonville. Records, rankings: Forsyth Central is 0-0 overal... Updated on Aug 27, 2015 at 1:49p.m.
More retail, restaurants eye Dawson Hobby Lobby, Panda Garden, Ulta, Academy Sports, Organic Nails. Names of restaurants and retail shops looking to open stores in the two new shopping centers coming t... Updated on Aug 25, 2015 at 10:00p.m.
County leader believes future vision talks overdue County Commission Chairman Mike Berg was seated next to School Superintendent Damon Gibbs last week at a chamber of commerce event when he mentioned two new housing de... Updated on Aug 19, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Retailers commit to Dawson Crossroads shopping center Retailers commit to Dawson Crossroads shopping center The first truckloads of dirt were moved over the weekend to make way for a new shopping center on Ga. 400 near Dawson Forest Road. As least three retailers have alrea... Updated on Aug 12, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

LOCAL

DCES welcomes new volunteer recruits DCES welcomes new volunteer recruits Dawson County Emergency Services on Saturday celebrated the graduation of 11 new recruits into the department's volunteer firefighter program. Long considered the ba... Updated on Aug 25, 2015 at 10:00p.m.
Beats and brews: Music festival rocks Dawsonville Beats and brews: Music festival rocks Dawsonville Little Dylan Nixon may only be 5-years-old, but he quite possibly could be the biggest AC/DC fan in north Georgia. "He loves them. Them and Kiss are his favorite ban... Updated on Aug 24, 2015 at 9:58a.m.
Visitors to Dawsonville can bob to the beat with a brew Following two successful festival's last summer, the Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival plans to kick it up a notch for this year's event. Scheduled for Aug. 21-22 ... Updated on Aug 19, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Teen ministry gets new director Teen ministry gets new director Two connected teen ministries in Dawson County have a new area director. Ben Barrett, 26, has been named area director for the high school ministry Young Life and it... Updated on Aug 12, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

Government

City election qualifying begins next week Dawsonville citizens who want to be involved in their town's government will have the chance next week to toss their hat into the ring for city council or mayor. Qua... Updated on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:23a.m.
BOC votes to increase employee pay County employees will soon see a few more dollars going into their wallets after the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved pay raises Thursday night. Of the ... Updated on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:47a.m.
Water odor prompts filter examination This year, the City of Dawsonville has been continuing with water improvement plans to update its water infrastructure. However, this has not come without a few inconv... Updated on Aug 25, 2015 at 10:00p.m.
County leader believes future vision talks overdue County Commission Chairman Mike Berg was seated next to School Superintendent Damon Gibbs last week at a chamber of commerce event when he mentioned two new housing de... Updated on Aug 19, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
City finds solution to animal control saga The City of Dawsonville believes that it has finally solved its on-going animal control issues. "Everyone [on the council] has done some investigation on this issue ... Updated on Aug 19, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

Education

Middle school teacher wins award for lesson in Holocaust Riverview Middle School teacher Sherry Browning had a rare experience over the summer. Browning, a nearly 25-year teaching veteran, was awarded first place for a les... Updated on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:51a.m.
School system continues tradition of excellent financial reporting School system continues tradition of excellent financial reporting The Dawson County School System has once again been honored by the state for its financial reporting. A state auditing team presented the board of education's financ... Updated on Aug 19, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
School district representatives tour Marietta aeronautics facility Dawson County school administrators recently got the chance to see where some of the nation's best military planes are manufactured. The Dawson County School Distric... Updated on Aug 12, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Longtime Robinson Elementary principal returns to school system Longtime Robinson Elementary principal returns to school system When former Robinson Elementary principal Roxanne Howard announced her retirement in May, she said she wasn't sure what the next chapter in her life held for her. "R... Updated on Aug 12, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
New school year in full swing for Dawson New school year in full swing for Dawson Parker Voss's pace grew slower and slower as he inched toward the bumble bee decorated door of his kindergarten classroom Friday morning. Having attended private pre-... Updated on Aug 12, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

CRIME/COURTS

Treatment court leads addicts down the road to recovery The road to recovery was a long, rough drive for Pam Williams. "I'd been drinking and doing drugs for 35 years," she said. "My son, he's 28-years-old, and had never ... Updated on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:00p.m.
Smash and grab thieves target outlets North Georgia Premium Outlets has once again become the target for thieves, and this time the suspects got away with more than $20,000 in designer handbags, clothing a... Updated on Aug 25, 2015 at 11:00p.m.
Wooten announces bid for sheriff Wooten announces bid for sheriff Capt. Tony Wooten on Monday announced his bid to be Dawson County's next sheriff. Wooten, 37, currently serves as the agency's public information officer. He also su... Updated on Aug 25, 2015 at 10:00p.m.
Gainesville man arrested in mountain resort heist Gainesville man arrested in mountain resort heist An arrest has been made in last week's burglary at Forrest Hills Mountain Resort. According to Lumpkin County Sheriff Lt. Wesley Burnett, 29-year-old Brandon Ashley ... Updated on Aug 20, 2015 at 10:58a.m.
Brazen thieves hit resort cabins, steal 15 flat screen TVs Brazen thieves hit resort cabins, steal 15 flat screen TVs The owners of a popular mountain resort just across the Dawson County line in Dahlonega are once again reeling to recover after thieves reportedly stole more than a do... Updated on Aug 19, 2015 at 4:00a.m.

BUSINESS

Applications now available for Downtown Development Authority Project Fund Grant Entrepreneurs wishing to bring their business to or improve already existing businesses in Dawsonville can now apply for a grant for city assistance. The Dawsonville... Updated on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:21a.m.
More retail, restaurants eye Dawson Hobby Lobby, Panda Garden, Ulta, Academy Sports, Organic Nails. Names of restaurants and retail shops looking to open stores in the two new shopping centers coming t... Updated on Aug 25, 2015 at 10:00p.m.
Dawsonville man appointed to state committee Dawsonville man appointed to state committee A community banker from Dawsonville was recently appointed to serve on a state committee charged with studying and identifying guidelines to be utilized in partnership... Updated on Aug 19, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
City development authority nears completion on application The Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority is nearing completion on its application process for a $25,000 grant program. Originally conceived as a way to pay for... Updated on Aug 19, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Foothill Community Bank introduces Lewis as interim president and CEO Foothill Community Bank introduces Lewis as interim president and CEO Foothills Community Bank on Monday announced John Lewis interim CEO and president as part of the Dawsonville-based bank's recapitalization plan. The former president... Updated on Aug 12, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

SPORTS

Another top-10 for Chase Elliott Dawsonville's Chase Elliott raced to his 15th top-10 finish of the season in Saturday's U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway, despite a questionable pit call late in the... Updated on Aug 04, 2015 at 4:26p.m.
Elliott and NAPA team inch closer in championship at Indy Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, finished 10th in Saturday's Lilly Diabetes 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Fast 15 racing hall of fame semi-finalists announced The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame has announced the Fast 15 semi-finalists for its 2015 class. The semi-finalists are chosen by a panel of 30 Georgia racing experts. ... Updated on Jul 21, 2015 at 5:05p.m.
Dawsonville Racers compete Dawsonville Racers compete The Dawsonville Racer swim team competed at the District 7 swim meet at the Ruby Fulbright Aquatic Center in Clarkesville last week. Coach Stephanie Morgan's team wa... Updated on Jul 14, 2015 at 4:59p.m.
Thomason leaves Dawson County After eight years in the Dawson County School System, including one as a student teacher, Coach Mark Thomason has decided to leave and take an assistant basketball po... Updated on Jul 14, 2015 at 4:57p.m.

VIEWPOINT

One of Georgia Tech’s ‘Lost Dodd Boys’ looks back on the experience To say Betty Wallace loves Georgia Tech is to say Romeo loved Juliet or hogs love slop. It is a simple fact. Who else do you know that attended Georgia Tech footba... Updated on Aug 19, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Some random thoughts on some random subject Hooray! The State of Georgia, CSX Transportation, Murray County and the Georgia Ports Authority have announced construction of the Appalachian Regional Port to be buil... Updated on Aug 12, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Some new things – personal, local and beyond Each of us has things to wrestle with day after day: Pleasant, unpleasant, routine, extraordinary. One of my "things" this week is learning to use a new computer. I... Updated on Aug 12, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Georgia’s unique higher education funding Since 1993, the Georgia Lottery has provided a solution to keep higher education tuition affordable in our state, as well as fund Georgia's pre-K program. The HOPE s... Updated on Aug 12, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
How to be a liberal in one angry letter I want you to hear this from me rather than from Donald Trump. I have been outed. I am a "bed-wetting liberal." No longer can I hide in the closet, among my bell-b... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 2:07p.m.
 
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