Jailer will lose post The termination process is underway for a Dawson County Detention Center shift supervisor accused of punching an inmate in June. Sgt. Shane Jenkins was served on Mon... Updated on Aug 13, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Body of missing teen recovered from Lake Lanier Updated on Aug 07, 2014 at 11:36a.m.
Cumming man killed in tractor accident A man from Cumming died when his tractor overturned earlier this week. According to Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Robin Stone, Jerry Ledford, 63, was cutting gras... Updated on Aug 15, 2014 at 8:00a.m.
Elliott stays in the lead Dawsonville's Chase Elliott continues to hold onto his top points spot after his 15th top-10 finish of the season. The driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet fi... Updated on Aug 13, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
County wants clemency answers County wants clemency answers County commissioners are demanding answers after a state board's ruling last month to grant clemency to a convicted murderer. Tommy Lee Waldrip was set to die by let... Updated on Aug 13, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Man charged under new state law A 20-year-old Dawsonville man is the first to be charged locally under a new state law that prohibits sending sexually explicit photographs without the consent of the ... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Townley honored for service Townley honored for service Etowah Water and Sewer Authority recently recognized one of its board members for a quarter-century of service. During an Aug. 12 meeting, Linda Townley was presente... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Greenhouses open Greenhouses open After nearly two decades of work and the efforts of three teachers, Dawson County High School has a new greenhouse facility. "I've worked on getting something like t... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Commissioner questions annexation A request to annex nearly 37 acres into Dawsonville has one Dawson County commissioner questioning the motives of city leaders. "Why is the city shaped like this and... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Report details use of force incident Personnel documents released by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office detail the use-of-force incident that resulted in the firing of a jail sergeant earlier this month. ... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

LOCAL

Festival on tap this weekend for music, beer Festival on tap this weekend for music, beer Be on the lookout for food, drinks and fun this weekend as the downtown area plays host to the second annual Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival. The two-day event w... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
 Rotary Island set to open next week Rotary Island set to open next week Rotary Island at Rock Creek Park will be open for the Labor Day weekend. "We're just excited about bringing it to the community," said Brooke Anderson, incoming pres... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Townley honored for service Townley honored for service Etowah Water and Sewer Authority recently recognized one of its board members for a quarter-century of service. During an Aug. 12 meeting, Linda Townley was presente... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Cumming man killed in tractor accident A man from Cumming died when his tractor overturned earlier this week. According to Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Robin Stone, Jerry Ledford, 63, was cutting gras... Updated on Aug 15, 2014 at 8:00a.m.
Body of missing teen recovered from Lake Lanier Updated on Aug 07, 2014 at 11:36a.m.

Government

Commissioner questions annexation A request to annex nearly 37 acres into Dawsonville has one Dawson County commissioner questioning the motives of city leaders. "Why is the city shaped like this and... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Retail development expected to surge Retail development expected to surge At least six retail shops, including three restaurants, have contracts or commitments in place to be among the first to open in a new commercial development on Ga. 400... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Citizens academy seeks applicants Residents who wish to learn more about their county government and how it works for them are encouraged to register for the Citizens Government Academy. "It allows c... Updated on Aug 13, 2014 at 10:59a.m.
Tanner named ‘Champion of Cities’ Tanner named ‘Champion of Cities’ The Georgia Municipal Association last week recognized local lawmaker Kevin Tanner with the group's 2014 Champion of Georgia's Cities award. The award is given at th... Updated on Aug 13, 2014 at 9:00a.m.
Salary study finds pay lagging in Dawson A recent salary study commissioned by Dawson County found there are positions within the government that are below the recommended minimum pay level compared to neighb... Updated on Jul 30, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

Education

Greenhouses open Greenhouses open After nearly two decades of work and the efforts of three teachers, Dawson County High School has a new greenhouse facility. "I've worked on getting something like t... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
School system adopts new policies The Dawson County Board of Education voted unanimously during its Monday night meeting to approve changes to the way the school system handles two long-standing operat... Updated on Aug 13, 2014 at 11:12a.m.
Back to school Back to school With budgets set, teachers hired and summer building projects nearing an end, schools across Dawson County eagerly opened their doors to students. Beginning this yea... Updated on Aug 13, 2014 at 8:49a.m.
 School starts on Thursday School starts on Thursday Dawson County school system teachers and administrators were in full preparation mode for starting classes this week. While many educators are returning to their cla... Updated on Aug 06, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Organizations aim to ease burden With school starting Thursday, parents, teachers, faculty and students are getting ready for a new school year. Forms are filled out and paperwork submitted, though no... Updated on Aug 06, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

CRIME/COURTS

Man charged under new state law A 20-year-old Dawsonville man is the first to be charged locally under a new state law that prohibits sending sexually explicit photographs without the consent of the ... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Report details use of force incident Personnel documents released by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office detail the use-of-force incident that resulted in the firing of a jail sergeant earlier this month. ... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Jailer will lose post The termination process is underway for a Dawson County Detention Center shift supervisor accused of punching an inmate in June. Sgt. Shane Jenkins was served on Mon... Updated on Aug 13, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
County wants clemency answers County wants clemency answers County commissioners are demanding answers after a state board's ruling last month to grant clemency to a convicted murderer. Tommy Lee Waldrip was set to die by let... Updated on Aug 13, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Motorcycle collides with SUV, killing one on Hwy. 9 A 21-year-old Baldwin man was killed on July 29 after he lost control of his motorcycle and collided with a pickup truck on Hwy. 9. Dawson County Coroner Ted Bearden... Updated on Aug 06, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

BUSINESS

Renovation under way at state park lodge A makeover at Amicalola Falls State Park lodge is on schedule to be complete in time for the fall season. The first phase of the $5 million renovation is under way. ... Updated on Jul 30, 2014 at 9:01a.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.
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.

SPORTS

Elliott finishes fourth, holds the lead This weekend saw another Nationwide Series race end with Dawsonville's Chase Elliott in a top-five position. The driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet finish... Updated on Aug 19, 2014 at 4:25p.m.
Elliott stays in the lead Dawsonville's Chase Elliott continues to hold onto his top points spot after his 15th top-10 finish of the season. The driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet fi... Updated on Aug 13, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Elliott finishes eighth in Iowa Elliott finishes eighth in Iowa Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, finished eighth in Saturday night's U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. Elliott remains the NASCAR Nati... Updated on Aug 06, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
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.

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