Motorcycle wreck claims life of Dawsonville man Motorcycle wreck claims life of Dawsonville man Officials have released the name of the man killed in yesterday's crash on Hwy. 53 West. According to Dawson County Coroner Ted Bearden, William Christopher Pittman,... Updated on Apr 09, 2015 at 10:16a.m.
Aldi cancels plans for Dawson store Corporate officials have announced that plans for an Aldi grocery store in Dawson have been called off. "At this point we are not pursuing a site in Dawsonville," sa... Updated on Apr 06, 2015 at 8:43a.m.
Judge sets bond for NASCAR engine builder’s wife The wife of famed NASCAR engine builder Ernie Elliott remained in custody Tuesday, nearly a week after she was arrested for reportedly trying to run him over. Magist... Updated on Apr 08, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Student arrested with shotgun in truck on campus A student at Hightower Academy, Dawson County's alternative school, was arrested Tuesday afternoon for possession of a weapon on campus. Hunter Davis Glover, 18, is ... Updated on Apr 14, 2015 at 5:04p.m.
Parks and Rec employee recognized for saving a life Parks and Rec employee recognized for saving a life Harold Evans doesn't think he would be alive today if it weren't for Dawson County Parks and Recreation employee Billy Mahaffey. "Billy really deserves all the credi... Updated on Apr 08, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Student arrested with shotgun in truck on campus A student at Hightower Academy, Dawson County's alternative school, was arrested Tuesday afternoon for possession of a weapon on campus. Hunter Davis Glover, 18, is ... Updated on Apr 14, 2015 at 5:04p.m.
Motorcycle wreck claims life of Dawsonville man Motorcycle wreck claims life of Dawsonville man Officials have released the name of the man killed in yesterday's crash on Hwy. 53 West. According to Dawson County Coroner Ted Bearden, William Christopher Pittman,... Updated on Apr 09, 2015 at 10:16a.m.
Dawson County’s Sweat retiring in June Dawson County’s Sweat retiring in June Dawson County High School's Steve Sweat, who coached the Lady Tigers to a history-making, undefeated regular season in 2015, confirmed today that he will be retiring a... Updated on Apr 01, 2015 at 4:48p.m.
Program helps graduates cope with mental health Program helps graduates cope with mental health Looking back 24 months ago, Paul Watson can now admit his life was spiraling out of control. "I was in pretty bad shape. I had a lot of anger issues," he said. "I we... Updated on Apr 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
North Georgia under freeze warning tonight Winter isn't turning loose of Northeast Georgia just yet. Dawson County is among those in the area under a freeze warning from the National Weather Service tonight a... Updated on Mar 27, 2015 at 4:36p.m.

LOCAL

Weather postpones club’s motorcycle ride The Dawson County Civitan Club's inaugural motorcycle ride planned for Saturday has been postponed due to the threat of rain storms. Ride for A Reason, a deputy-esco... Updated on Apr 15, 2015 at 4:32p.m.
Electronic recycling event set for Saturday Electronic recycling event set for Saturday Keep Dawson County Beautiful's annual electronics recycling event is this weekend. Volunteers will be in the Dawsonville Walmart parking lot from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Satur... Updated on Apr 15, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Motorcycle wreck claims life of Dawsonville man Motorcycle wreck claims life of Dawsonville man Officials have released the name of the man killed in yesterday's crash on Hwy. 53 West. According to Dawson County Coroner Ted Bearden, William Christopher Pittman,... Updated on Apr 09, 2015 at 10:16a.m.
Buchan crowned Miss Dawson County Gabby Buchan was recently crowned Miss Dawson County. "I was shocked and very grateful. A lot of my close friends were in the pageant with me and so I was shocked th... Updated on Apr 08, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Kids scramble for 20,000 eggs Kids scramble for 20,000 eggs K.A.R.E. for Kids and Dawson County couldn't have asked for better weather Saturday for kids to hunt Easter eggs. The 29th annual Dawson County Easter Egg Hunt, a co... Updated on Apr 08, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

Government

Stray pet pickups put in spotlight The City of Dawsonville recently found itself dealing with a problem it wasn't aware it even had. According to Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan, the issue of animal co... Updated on Apr 15, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
City’s grant request denied What was originally thought a "sure-fire" grant request has, instead, left city officials scratching their heads. "Based on the criteria that [the Georgia Department... Updated on Apr 15, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
County worker injured clearing storm debris An equipment operator on Dawson County's road crew was injured when he was struck by a tree on a job site Monday morning on Perimeter Road. Bruce Rayner, 48, of Daws... Updated on Apr 15, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Farley named deputy tax commissioner Dawson County Tax Commissioner Linda Townley recently announced the promotion of BJ Farley as the county's deputy tax commissioner. Prior to the promotion, Farley ha... Updated on Apr 15, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Phillips sworn in for remainder of term Phillips sworn in for remainder of term While there was no official election for the city, City Councilman Caleb Phillips was sworn in during the city of Dawsonville's regular called meeting. Phillips was ... Updated on Apr 08, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

Education

‘Superior’ voices: High school ensemble receives top marks ‘Superior’ voices: High school ensemble receives top marks Dawson County High School Chorus Director Spencer Wright has proven that, once again, his chorus is superior. "Every year, we participate in the Large Group Performa... Updated on Apr 15, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Kindergarten registration is Friday Kindergarten registration is Friday The Dawson County School System is already looking ahead to its newest generation of students. Kindergarten registration will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday at th... Updated on Apr 15, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Long-time educator and administrator remembered One of Dawson County's most decorated education veterans was laid to rest last week following a tragic house fire. Betty Jean Styles, 83, of Dawsonville, was remembe... Updated on Apr 15, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Monitor honored by peers Monitor honored by peers As part of a 15-year tradition, Dawson County educators have recognized one of their own for excellence in special education. Dawson County School System Compliance ... Updated on Apr 08, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Exceptional games moved due to rain Exceptional student athletes will have to wait another week to participate in the Dawson/Lumpkin Spring Games. The games will be held on April 15 with opening ceremo... Updated on Apr 08, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

CRIME/COURTS

Dawsonville man killed in fatal collision Dawsonville man killed in fatal collision A memorial fund has been set up for the children of the Dawsonville man that was killed in last week's fatal motorcycle crash on Hwy. 53 West. William Christopher "C... Updated on Apr 15, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Senate makes changes to parole board transparency bill After passage in the State Senate on the last day of the 2015 General Assembly, the House Bill designed to make one of the state's most secretive agencies more transpa... Updated on Apr 15, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Student arrested with shotgun in truck on campus A student at Hightower Academy, Dawson County's alternative school, was arrested Tuesday afternoon for possession of a weapon on campus. Hunter Davis Glover, 18, is ... Updated on Apr 14, 2015 at 5:04p.m.
Judge sets bond for NASCAR engine builder’s wife The wife of famed NASCAR engine builder Ernie Elliott remained in custody Tuesday, nearly a week after she was arrested for reportedly trying to run him over. Magist... Updated on Apr 08, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Officials unclear if armed robbery suspect connected to Dawsonville CVS heist The FBI task force investigating a string of armed robberies at CVS stores across metro-Atlanta has not reached out to local law enforcement to determine if a February... Updated on Apr 08, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

BUSINESS

Healthcare system plans expansion Healthcare system plans expansion Officials with Northeast Georgia Health Systems last week confirmed the hospital has purchased a building on Ga. 400 with plans to expand medical services in Dawson Co... Updated on Apr 15, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawsonville on international display with VIP tour Dawsonville is among several destinations a group of international dignitaries will be touring across northeast Georgia this week. "The international diversity found... Updated on Apr 14, 2015 at 3:29p.m.
Verizon pulls plans for cellphone tower A proposed cellphone tower will not be built on property in southern Dawson County after a group of neighbors came out in strong opposition to the measure. According... Updated on Apr 08, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Bill opens new doors for local distillery Bill opens new doors for local distillery Visitors touring the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery who want to take home a bottle of the signature backwoods spirits today have to leave the premises, drive a half ... Updated on Apr 08, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Aldi cancels plans for Dawson store Corporate officials have announced that plans for an Aldi grocery store in Dawson have been called off. "At this point we are not pursuing a site in Dawsonville," sa... Updated on Apr 06, 2015 at 8:43a.m.

SPORTS

Chase Elliott Sprint Cup debut doesn’t go as planned Despite a decent qualifying start for Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, short-track racing in NASCAR's premier series proved difficult for Dawsonville's Chase... Updated on Mar 31, 2015 at 4:25p.m.
Elliott makes Sprint Cup debut Sunday Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is set to make his Sprint Cup debut in Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. "I'm excited to go to Martinsville. Hendrick Motorsport... Updated on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

VIEWPOINT

Those doing good deserve recognition Sometimes we forget that there are a lot of good people on this earth doing good things. I was reminded of that by my friend, Jack Cookston, who recently had some medi... Updated on Apr 15, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Things are not always what they seem Although I have not seen the "Furious" film that features the late Paul Walker, I would guess that its box office success may be partially due to interest in how moder... Updated on Apr 15, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Columnist irked at being left off ‘Leaders’ list for second year Fortune Magazine has announced its list of the World's Greatest Leaders for 2015 and would you believe that I got snubbed again this year? This makes two years in a ... Updated on Apr 08, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Wrapping up the 2015 Legislative Session The Georgia General Assembly wrapped up another legislative session on April 2 ending a long week in which nearly 100 bills were heard on the Senate floor. The 40th ... Updated on Apr 08, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
UGA Class of 2019 will include some of state’s brightest students If you are a high school senior hoping to attend The University of Georgia, the oldest-state chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of... Updated on Apr 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
 
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