Perdue bests Kingston in Senate runoff ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against... Updated on Jul 23, 2014 at 9:07a.m.
Funding shift helps chamber Dawson County commissioners last week approved a measure that will help the local office of tourism and development pay its rent. In a 3-1 vote, the commission voted... Updated on Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Goodwill opens Goodwill opens Judging from the line waiting for the doors to open and the steady customer flow all day, Dawson County residents have welcomed the opening of a new Goodwill store on ... Updated on Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
2nd arrest in church burglaries 2nd arrest in church burglaries A second suspect has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a string of church burglaries over the past several months. Johnny Roque, 18, has been charged with... Updated on Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Commission sets millage rate Some Dawson County residents may see a slight property tax increase following the county commission's vote last week to set the millage rate at 8.138 mills. The coun... Updated on Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Arrest made in church burglaries Authorities last night arrested a Dahlonega man believed to be responsible for a string of church burglaries in Dawson and Lumpkin counties. Skyler William Michaelso... Updated on Jul 12, 2014 at 11:55a.m.
Ga. board grants clemency to death row inmate Ga. board grants clemency to death row inmate A local family is devastated after the state's pardons and parole board on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of convicted killer Tommy Lee Waldrip. "We are in sh... Updated on Jul 10, 2014 at 11:26a.m.
Campmeeting next week Campmeeting next week Families and friends will gather and time will take a step back and slow down next week at the Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting. "I like coming because of the fact we ... Updated on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:33p.m.
Man faces rape, kidnapping charges A 43-year-old Dawsonville man faces kidnapping, rape and other charges after he reportedly assaulted a woman over four days at a home in western Dawson County. Accor... Updated on Jul 16, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Arrest in church burglaries Authorities have arrested a Dahlonega man believed to be responsible for a string of church burglaries in Dawson and Lumpkin counties. Skyler William Michaelson, 20,... Updated on Jul 16, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

LOCAL

Lumpkin Campmeeting this week Lumpkin Campmeeting this week Lynn Nahlik looks forward to campmeeting at Lumpkin Campground all year. "Campmeeting is something you focus your life on in a way, because it's something that we wou... Updated on Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Groundbreaking held for splash park Groundbreaking held for splash park Come mid-August, kids of all ages will be able to cool off in the new splash pad at Rock Creek Park. Rotary Club of Dawson County on Thursday broke ground on the thr... Updated on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:40p.m.
Campmeeting next week Campmeeting next week Families and friends will gather and time will take a step back and slow down next week at the Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting. "I like coming because of the fact we ... Updated on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:33p.m.
Family Connection offers classes In an effort to keep kids safe and to raise awareness of a problem not often talked about, Dawson County Family Connection will be holding classes to raise awareness o... Updated on Jul 09, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
New venue a blast New venue a blast Dawsonville's annual Independence Day celebration revved into gear Friday at Atlanta Motorsports Park with a fireworks display that wowed spectators for miles around. ... Updated on Jul 09, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

Government

Perdue bests Kingston in Senate runoff ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against... Updated on Jul 23, 2014 at 9:07a.m.
Funding shift helps chamber Dawson County commissioners last week approved a measure that will help the local office of tourism and development pay its rent. In a 3-1 vote, the commission voted... Updated on Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Commission sets millage rate Some Dawson County residents may see a slight property tax increase following the county commission's vote last week to set the millage rate at 8.138 mills. The coun... Updated on Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
AT&T calling on city Dawsonville once had just one choice for cable and Internet service, but the choices are rapidly expanding. The city currently boasts two providers, Windstream and N... Updated on Jul 09, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
County, city reach SPLOST agreement County and city officials have reached an agreement on how funds will be split if the upcoming 1-cent sales tax extension is approved by voters in November. With an ... Updated on Jul 09, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

Education

Children learn flamenco dancing Children learn flamenco dancing Carmen Dauset Moreno, also known as the Spanish dancer Carmencita, originally from Spain, is known for making flamenco dancing popular in the U.S. Carmencita toured t... Updated on Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Learning center gains accreditation Students interested in taking religious education classes have a way to learn and gain graduation credit at the same time. The Dawson County Christian Learning Cente... Updated on Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Changing work force Changing work force Growing up, Tesela Dutton wanted her first car to be a truck and her first job to be in a garage. "I've always wanted to work on cars or drive a big truck ever since ... Updated on Jul 16, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Lanier Tech wins at national competition A team of students from a local college has ranked nationally in a skill completion. Participating in the SkillsUSA national competition at Kansas City, Mo., Team La... Updated on Jul 09, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Library offers tech savvy tips for all ages Getting a tablet or any other technology device can be overwhelming and sometimes frustrating if it is not known how to use. However, the Dawson County Library is ther... Updated on Jul 09, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

CRIME/COURTS

2nd arrest in church burglaries 2nd arrest in church burglaries A second suspect has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a string of church burglaries over the past several months. Johnny Roque, 18, has been charged with... Updated on Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
No clean getaway for burglary suspect Dawson County Sheriff's investigators cracked the case of a missing dishwasher by following a blood trail that led them --eventually-- to the alleged culprit, who live... Updated on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:59p.m.
Man faces rape, kidnapping charges A 43-year-old Dawsonville man faces kidnapping, rape and other charges after he reportedly assaulted a woman over four days at a home in western Dawson County. Accor... Updated on Jul 16, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Arrest in church burglaries Authorities have arrested a Dahlonega man believed to be responsible for a string of church burglaries in Dawson and Lumpkin counties. Skyler William Michaelson, 20,... Updated on Jul 16, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Death row inmate granted clemency A local family is devastated after the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles commuted the death sentence of convicted killer Tommy Lee Waldrip on July 9. "We are in s... Updated on Jul 16, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

BUSINESS

Goodwill opens Goodwill opens Judging from the line waiting for the doors to open and the steady customer flow all day, Dawson County residents have welcomed the opening of a new Goodwill store on ... Updated on Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Humane Society boutique opens Humane Society boutique opens The Dawson County Humane Society opened its Resale Shop and Boutique last Thursday to excited patrons from around the county. "I'm an animal advocate, so I think thi... Updated on Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Intersection changes will begin in spring Intersection changes will begin in spring State transportation officials are now saying changes to the county's busiest crossing will begin early next year. Robert Murphy, project manager for the continuous ... Updated on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:46p.m.
Tourism office faces rent woes Dawson County's office of tourism development has requested an additional $41,000 to cover its portion of the rent at the Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center on Ga. 400... Updated on Jul 16, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Gold Creek Foods purchases Gainesville facility Gold Creek Foods, founded and headquartered in Dawsonville, acquired a forth distribution and production facility. The 24-acre site is off White Sulphur Road in Gain... Updated on Jul 09, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

SPORTS

Six ladies join elite group Six Dawson County Lady Tiger soccer players join an elite group of All-Area performers as selected by The Times of Gainesville last week. Juniors Taylor Bennett and ... Updated on Jul 22, 2014 at 3:37p.m.
‘Get to Know:’ Coach Mark Thomason This article is the sixth in a summer series of "Get to Know" sessions with various high school and middle school coaches in Dawson County. Each week a coach will be... Updated on Jul 22, 2014 at 3:30p.m.
Elliott wins again Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is leading the NASCAR Nationwide Series points race after claiming a third victory in his rookie season Saturday night at Chicagoland Speed... Updated on Jul 22, 2014 at 3:27p.m.
Rising senior sets sites on University of Pennsylvania Rising senior sets sites on University of Pennsylvania Dawson County High School rising senior Joy Lewis had her eyes set on two colleges, University of Pennsylvania and Eastern Carolina University, but it was the call fro... Updated on Jul 16, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Elliott visits Dawsonville Elliott visits Dawsonville Dawsonville's Chase Elliott joined Atlanta Motor Speedway officials at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame last week to announce a special promotional ticket offer for the... Updated on Jul 16, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

VIEWPOINT

Sea Island company defends plan I wrote recently about the concerns of environmental groups over a proposal by the owners of Sea Island to develop 7.2 acres on the south end of the island. They say t... Updated on Jun 04, 2014 at 10:20a.m.
 
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