Grand jury indicts murder suspect Grand jury indicts murder suspect A Dawson County Grand Jury, last week, handed down a murder indictment against a Dawsonville man accused in the shooting death of a popular coach and father. Herman ... Updated on Jan 21, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Local teen charged as adult in molestation case A 15-year-old from Dawsonville has been charged as an adult in the alleged molestation of a young child. Hunter Dakota Lawton Hicks last week was indicted on several... Updated on Jan 21, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
New hardware store is looking to break ground The owner of a hardware store in Dahlonega is expanding to Dawson County after officials last week approved a request to rezone nearly three acres at Hwy. 53 East and ... Updated on Jan 21, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Meth lab found in southeast Dawson Meth lab found in southeast Dawson Drug agents were on the scene Wednesday morning of what they are calling a methamphetamine lab at a home on Hanging Dog Road in southeastern Dawson County. Maj. Ray ... Updated on Jan 28, 2015 at 12:31p.m.
Local man arrested in child molestation case Local man arrested in child molestation case A Dawsonville man was arrested overnight Monday in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a teen girl. Randall Leroy Piper, 50, is charged with aggravated chil... Updated on Jan 28, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Chase Elliott to replace Gordon on NASCAR race team Updated on Jan 29, 2015 at 1:54p.m.
Meth lab found in southeast Dawson Meth lab found in southeast Dawson Drug agents were on the scene Wednesday morning of what they are calling a methamphetamine lab at a home on Hanging Dog Road in southeastern Dawson County. Maj. Ray ... Updated on Jan 28, 2015 at 12:31p.m.
‘Awesome Bill’ joins NASCAR Hall of Fame ‘Awesome Bill’ joins NASCAR Hall of Fame Affectionately known as "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" by his legion of fans, Bill Elliott will cement the town's status in motorsports history when he is inducted in... Updated on Jan 28, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Grand jury indicts murder suspect Grand jury indicts murder suspect A Dawson County Grand Jury, last week, handed down a murder indictment against a Dawsonville man accused in the shooting death of a popular coach and father. Herman ... Updated on Jan 21, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Grand jury indicts murder suspect A Dawson County Grand Jury on Tuesday handed down a murder indictment against a Dawsonville man accused in the shooting death of a popular coach and father. Herman J... Updated on Jan 15, 2015 at 9:44a.m.

LOCAL

‘Awesome Bill’ joins NASCAR Hall of Fame ‘Awesome Bill’ joins NASCAR Hall of Fame Affectionately known as "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" by his legion of fans, Bill Elliott will cement the town's status in motorsports history when he is inducted in... Updated on Jan 28, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Food, fun and football Food, fun and football A lifelong Washington Redskins fan, Jim Sheppard really doesn't care who wins Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday. And since when is the Super Bowl about football anyway? Ev... Updated on Jan 28, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Relay for Life kicks off 2015 campaign Relay for Life kicks off 2015 campaign The 2015 Relay for Life season is officially under way in Dawson County. The local arm of the American Cancer Society kicked off its new year with the theme "Racing t... Updated on Jan 21, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Blaze destroys sheriff’s home Blaze destroys sheriff’s home Friends, family, neighbors and even strangers are pouring on the love for Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle and his family after their home caught fire on Saturday ... Updated on Jan 14, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Bridge dedication celebrates local man’s legacy of service Bridge dedication celebrates local man’s legacy of service The memory of a local businessman and community leader is now forever enshrined upon a bridge renamed last week in his honor. "It's just an honor for Daddy to be reme... Updated on Jan 14, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

Government

Board of Elections member resigns, new woman voted in Board of Elections member resigns, new woman voted in Chief Registrar and Chairperson Glenda Ferguson is no longer able to claim that she is the only woman on the Board of Elections and Voter Registration board. "Charli... Updated on Jan 28, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
McKee new administration director McKee new administration director A longtime employee was promoted last week to serve as Dawson County's director of administration. David McKee, 32, most recently served as director of planning and ... Updated on Jan 28, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Tanner proposes bill to limit no-knock warrants With an 18-year career in law enforcement, including many with a multi-county narcotics unit, State Rep. Kevin Tanner executed his fair share of arrest warrants. Whi... Updated on Jan 28, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Yarbrough named to commission Gov. Nathan Deal has named 33 state education experts, including columnist Dick Yarbrough, to the state Education Reform Commission. Deal announced the appointments ... Updated on Jan 28, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Bridge repairs impacted due to federal cuts Federal cuts have delayed repairs to two heavily traveled bridges in Dawson County. Transportation officials last year announced plans to replace the bridges over th... Updated on Jan 21, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

Education

Lanier Technical College names semi-finalists for GOAL award Lanier Technical College names semi-finalists for GOAL award Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to... Updated on Jan 21, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Middle School poets printed in annual writing collection Students from Dawson County Middle School were recently given the chance to have their writing works published for a much wider audience to see. Gifted Language Arts... Updated on Jan 21, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
School leaders examine future While it may be quite a way off, local school leaders are looking at ways to help students transition from middle to high school. "When we talk about meeting the nee... Updated on Jan 14, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Superintendent addresses chamber Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs gave his first address to the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce during its monthly luncheon last week. Gibbs' topics ... Updated on Jan 14, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
High school named to district honor roll Dawson County High School has yet another accolade to add to its list - this time in academics. "Dawson County, in particularly Dawson County High School, has been n... Updated on Jan 14, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

CRIME/COURTS

Meth lab found in southeast Dawson Meth lab found in southeast Dawson Drug agents were on the scene Wednesday morning of what they are calling a methamphetamine lab at a home on Hanging Dog Road in southeastern Dawson County. Maj. Ray ... Updated on Jan 28, 2015 at 12:31p.m.
Local man arrested in child molestation case Local man arrested in child molestation case A Dawsonville man was arrested overnight Monday in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a teen girl. Randall Leroy Piper, 50, is charged with aggravated chil... Updated on Jan 28, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Grand jury indicts murder suspect Grand jury indicts murder suspect A Dawson County Grand Jury, last week, handed down a murder indictment against a Dawsonville man accused in the shooting death of a popular coach and father. Herman ... Updated on Jan 21, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Iowa man indicted after alleged rape at local motel Iowa man indicted after alleged rape at local motel An Iowa man accused of sexually assaulting an employee at a local motel late last year was indicted on the charges by a Dawson County grand jury last week. Kalen Kus... Updated on Jan 21, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Local teen charged as adult in molestation case A 15-year-old from Dawsonville has been charged as an adult in the alleged molestation of a young child. Hunter Dakota Lawton Hicks last week was indicted on several... Updated on Jan 21, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

BUSINESS

New hardware store is looking to break ground The owner of a hardware store in Dahlonega is expanding to Dawson County after officials last week approved a request to rezone nearly three acres at Hwy. 53 East and ... Updated on Jan 21, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Convention center falls into foreclosure The economic downturn felt across north Georgia and much of the nation has taken its toll on the owners of a popular community gathering place. "The last five years ... Updated on Dec 24, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Auvermann named GMRC appointed official of the year The man charged with bringing quality economic development to the county has been recognized for his work. Charlie Auvermann, executive director of the Development A... Updated on Dec 17, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Intersection changes to begin in spring Sweeping changes at Dawson County's busiest intersection has at least one national eatery planning a move away from the crossing. "We are looking to move," said Jami... Updated on Dec 17, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Commemorative Chase Elliott T-shirts arrive Commemorative Chase Elliott T-shirts arrive Be the first to own a part of Dawsonville's unique racing history. Subscribe now and you'll receive a free Chase Elliott championship T-shirt, featuring the special ... Updated on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:19p.m.

SPORTS

Chase Elliott to replace Gordon on NASCAR race team Updated on Jan 29, 2015 at 1:54p.m.
Commemorative Chase Elliott T-shirts arrive Commemorative Chase Elliott T-shirts arrive Be the first to own a part of Dawsonville's unique racing history. Subscribe now and you'll receive a free Chase Elliott championship T-shirt, featuring the special e... Updated on Dec 17, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Banquet remembers racers Banquet remembers racers Each year, the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame inducts a new class into its hall of legends. Ask any die-hard racing fan who drivers such as Gober Sosebee, Lloyd Seay and... Updated on Dec 17, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Racers to be inducted at hall of fame event This weekend, the newest class of racers will join their peers in the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. The 2014 induction ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 13 at the ... Updated on Dec 09, 2014 at 5:00p.m.
Beusse helps UNG to earn second place Dawson County High School graduate, Emily Beusse, helped lead the University of North Georgia's cross country team to a second place finish in the NCAA Division II Sou... Updated on Dec 02, 2014 at 3:49p.m.

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