Boating licenses up in first year since law change Boating licenses up in first year since law change DAWSONVILLE - Patrolling the lake, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Ranger First Class Eric Isom carries with him the remembrances of recent boating tragedies. ... Updated on May 28, 2015 at 10:03a.m.
Partnership aims to improve views, streams at Dawsonville's Amicalola Falls Partnership aims to improve views, streams at Dawsonville's Amicalola Falls The Southeast's tallest cascading waterfall is situated in Dawsonville, but a majority of it cannot be seen through the surrounding trees. Georgia Department of Natu... Updated on May 27, 2015 at 4:16p.m.
Man charged following fatal Dawsonville motorcycle crash Man charged following fatal Dawsonville motorcycle crash A Forsyth County man was among the first of 15 fatalities on Georgia roads during the Memorial Day weekend. Jeffery Bell, 38, of Cumming, died from injuries sustaine... Updated on May 27, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Murder suspect wants trial moved from Dawson County The reported triggerman in the shooting death of a popular little league coach last November has requested a change a venue for his murder trial. Attorneys for Herma... Updated on May 27, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawson County High celebrates graduates Dawson County High celebrates graduates A new generation of young adults was released into the world last weekend at Dawson County High School. The DCHS Class of 2015 received their diplomas and turned the... Updated on May 27, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Boating licenses up in first year since law change Boating licenses up in first year since law change DAWSONVILLE - Patrolling the lake, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Ranger First Class Eric Isom carries with him the remembrances of recent boating tragedies. ... Updated on May 28, 2015 at 10:03a.m.
Man charged following fatal Dawsonville motorcycle crash Man charged following fatal Dawsonville motorcycle crash A Forsyth County man was among the first of 15 fatalities on Georgia roads during the Memorial Day weekend. Jeffery Bell, 38, of Cumming, died from injuries sustaine... Updated on May 27, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
City council decision delays economic grant Potential Dawsonville businesses may have to wait another few weeks to take advantage of an economic development grant being proposed by the city. While the number i... Updated on May 20, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Marine pilot with ties to Dawsonville killed delivering military aid Marine pilot with ties to Dawsonville killed delivering military aid A candlelight vigil and prayer service was held Sunday at Juno Baptist Church in memory of U.S. Marine Mark Johnson, one of eight soldiers killed when their helicopter... Updated on May 18, 2015 at 11:16a.m.
Kroger confirms move to new shopping center on Ga. 400 A new Kroger Marketplace will soon be the anchor store for a major retail development in Dawsonville. "Kroger has received approval from the developer and Dawson Cou... Updated on May 13, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

LOCAL

Boating licenses up in first year since law change Boating licenses up in first year since law change DAWSONVILLE - Patrolling the lake, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Ranger First Class Eric Isom carries with him the remembrances of recent boating tragedies. ... Updated on May 28, 2015 at 10:03a.m.
Partnership aims to improve views, streams at Dawsonville's Amicalola Falls Partnership aims to improve views, streams at Dawsonville's Amicalola Falls The Southeast's tallest cascading waterfall is situated in Dawsonville, but a majority of it cannot be seen through the surrounding trees. Georgia Department of Natu... Updated on May 27, 2015 at 4:16p.m.
Large crowd expected Saturday at Dawson club's Rotary Island Large crowd expected Saturday at Dawson club's Rotary Island Rotary Island was packed for Memorial Day weekend, and this Saturday morning should be no different when the water sprinklers at Rock Creek Park burst into the air in ... Updated on May 27, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawson County schools to offer summer lunches Dawson County schools and parks will be opening their doors once again to help feed the hungry over the summer. The school system's nutrition department is operating... Updated on May 27, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Veterans park A service Monday at Veterans Memorial Park will honor local military men and women who served their country honorably and paid the ultimate sacrifice. For the first ... Updated on May 20, 2015 at 9:38a.m.

Government

Public hearings set for proposal designed to prevent underage drinking in Dawson County A proposed ordinance that would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with their friends is set to go before the public for discus... Updated on May 27, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
City clerk wins financial award for transparency City clerk wins financial award for transparency City Clerk Bonnie Warne has a new feather to put into her proverbial hat. The City of Dawsonville, specifically thanks to Warne's financial work, is the recipient of... Updated on May 20, 2015 at 9:31a.m.
City council decision delays economic grant Potential Dawsonville businesses may have to wait another few weeks to take advantage of an economic development grant being proposed by the city. While the number i... Updated on May 20, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawson County welcomes three new principals Dawson County welcomes three new principals Three new principals have been named in the Dawson County School System, and will take their respective posts next school year. The Dawson County Board of Education ... Updated on May 13, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
City pens IGA to help animal control issue The Dawsonville City Council has made the first move in the latest round of the animal control resolution. The city unanimously agreed to send an intergovernmental a... Updated on May 06, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

Education

Dawson County High celebrates graduates Dawson County High celebrates graduates A new generation of young adults was released into the world last weekend at Dawson County High School. The DCHS Class of 2015 received their diplomas and turned the... Updated on May 27, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawson County Middle principal follows rising eighth-graders into high school Dawson County Middle principal follows rising eighth-graders into high school It's not every day that a middle school principal graduates to high school along with his students. "As you are moving on to high school, I am moving on to high scho... Updated on May 27, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Lifelong Dawson County educator to retire Lifelong Dawson County educator to retire Outgoing Robinson Elementary School Principal Roxanne Howard has spent literally her entire life in the Dawson County School System. "I can remember my first day in ... Updated on May 20, 2015 at 9:30a.m.
Seniors ready to walk Seniors ready to walk With only a few days left until graduation, Dawson County High School students are taking the time to say their last goodbyes to their classmates -some of which have b... Updated on May 20, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Local optimist wins state speaking contest Local optimist wins state speaking contest A Dawson County Middle School student has been named the best speaker in the entire state in the Optimist International's annual oratorical contest. Eighth grade stud... Updated on May 20, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

CRIME/COURTS

Man charged following fatal Dawsonville motorcycle crash Man charged following fatal Dawsonville motorcycle crash A Forsyth County man was among the first of 15 fatalities on Georgia roads during the Memorial Day weekend. Jeffery Bell, 38, of Cumming, died from injuries sustaine... Updated on May 27, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Murder suspect wants trial moved from Dawson County The reported triggerman in the shooting death of a popular little league coach last November has requested a change a venue for his murder trial. Attorneys for Herma... Updated on May 27, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Fender bender with Dawson deputy leads to suit A woman involved in a fender bender with a deputy in 2013 has now filed suit against Dawson County. Attorneys for Sandra K. "Sandy" Lipkowitz say she is entitled to ... Updated on May 27, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawsonville man accused of hitting family member with metal fire poker Dawsonville man accused of hitting family member with metal fire poker A Dawsonville man has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with the brutal beating of a family member. Nathan Benjamin Ortega, 29, is accused of repeat... Updated on May 20, 2015 at 9:27a.m.
Man pleads guilty to Lumpkin church thefts A Dahlonega man pleaded guilty last week to his part in a string of church burglaries in Lumpkin County. In exchange for his negotiated plea, Skyler William Michaels... Updated on May 20, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

BUSINESS

Manufacturer moving to Dawson A manufacturer currently based in north Forsyth broke ground on its new plant in Dawson County earlier this month. MESH Engineering purchased 16-acres near Ga. 400 w... Updated on May 20, 2015 at 9:21a.m.
Lawmakers recap legislative session Lawmakers recap legislative session The state's new transportation funding mechanism was among the key topics last week when Dawson County's state delegation met to recap the 2015 legislative session. S... Updated on May 20, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Kroger confirms move to new shopping center on Ga. 400 A new Kroger Marketplace will soon be the anchor store for a major retail development in Dawsonville. "Kroger has received approval from the developer and Dawson Cou... Updated on May 13, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Governor’s seal lifts local moonshiners’ spirits Governor’s seal lifts local moonshiners’ spirits Visitors touring the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery will soon have the option to take home a bottle of its signature backwoods spirits. Gov. Nathan Deal signed a b... Updated on May 13, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Blanchard announces Kroger-anchored shopping center Blanchard Real Estate has announced it will be developing a Kroger‐anchored power center in Dawsonville. According to a release by Blanchard, the Hwy. 400 site, whic... Updated on May 07, 2015 at 5:07p.m.

SPORTS

Chase Elliott jumps to second in points Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is closing in on the Xfinity Series points lead with Friday night's fifth place finish at Martinsville International Raceway. In his four... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
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.

VIEWPOINT

What Nobel Peace Laureates have incurred should not have occurred I have been trying to figure out what to do with my free time now that I have decided not to run for President of the United States (or what's left of it.) Some of y... Updated on May 20, 2015 at 9:40a.m.
To Georgia’s teachers: Thanks for your efforts Dear Public School Teachers in Georgia: Congratulations on surviving another year in the classroom. As you take a moment to catch your breath and enjoy a brief res... Updated on May 13, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Centennial revelries cause trip down memory lane You are going to have to give me a little room today. I am having an attack of the nostalgias. Going down someone else's Memory Lane can be as boring as a lecture on... Updated on May 06, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Looking at your business future I walked through the lobby of the Gulf Building in downtown Houston, Texas, heading for the bank of elevators located just off the main entrance. This was not the fi... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
There is no doubt that Answer Man knows everything What time is it, boys and girls? It's time for Answer Man. Time to dip into the ol' mailbag and see what is on your mind and show you how little is on ours. While ... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
 
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