Board of education to open central registration location The Dawson County Board of Education now has a one-stop location for school registration. "The Dawson County School District is pleased to announce the opening of it... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
School facilities director heads north The Dawson County Board of Education is saying goodbye to a long-time employee. Stacy Gilleland, who has held the position of Director of Facilities and Maintenance ... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Truth never changes About 30 years ago, when the Episcopal Church was debating whether or not to put their blessing on gay rights, I had the opportunity to dialogue with a young lesbian w... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Former UGA president heads back to Malibu Dr. Michael Adams, former president of the University of Georgia, has announced he is returning to Pepperdine University, located in the wilds of Malibu, Calif., to be... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
The landline: Mama’s last bastion of communication Who ever created texting, thank you. From the bottom of my introverted heart, I am grateful. I truly have grown to loathe talking on the phone. Phone calls have be... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Forsyth County man killed in weekend crash Forsyth County man killed in weekend crash A Forsyth County man was killed Saturday night as he attempted to pull onto Ga. 400 from Nightfire Drive. John Joseph Dumphy, 78, died at the scene of the collision,... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Sparks fly for the 4th of July Sparks fly for the 4th of July The Independence Day celebration will once again rev into gear Saturday at Atlanta Motorsports Park with a fireworks display to wow spectators for miles away. Dawson... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Inventions take shape Inventions take shape Dawson County Middle School was home to a symposium of inventors and out-of-this-world creations last week. The middle school played host to the county's first Camp ... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund Pauline Ivey couldn't afford to get a higher education, but she wanted to make sure others could. Ivey, 97, of Cumming died last year, but her estate recently made a... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Hospitality Highway renamed for tourism pioneer Hospitality Highway renamed for tourism pioneer The north end of Ga. 400 will now be known as the Bill T. Hardman Hospitality Highway. A ceremony was held Monday to unveil signs that will be placed along the stret... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

LOCAL

Sparks fly for the 4th of July Sparks fly for the 4th of July The Independence Day celebration will once again rev into gear Saturday at Atlanta Motorsports Park with a fireworks display to wow spectators for miles away. Dawson... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Hospitality Highway renamed for tourism pioneer Hospitality Highway renamed for tourism pioneer The north end of Ga. 400 will now be known as the Bill T. Hardman Hospitality Highway. A ceremony was held Monday to unveil signs that will be placed along the stret... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawsonville Heritage Days festivities this weekend Dawsonville Heritage Days festivities this weekend Take a step back in time and experience life of days gone by at Dawsonville's Heritage Days this weekend. Presented by the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery and held ... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
June 11 crash still under investigation A fiery crash that sent three to area hospitals is still being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT). "As this ca... Updated on Jun 24, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
A new makeover A new makeover A local civic club is lending a helping hand in support of the arts by painting the deck at the Bowen Center. "They asked if anyone would be interested in painting th... Updated on Jun 24, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

Government

Local churches take stance on same-sex marriage Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage drew both jeers and cheers, and was followed by ministers across the state taking the issue to the pulpit on Sunday ... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Public has one more chance to speak on social hosting ordinance The public has one more chance to voice their concerns on a proposed county ordinance that, if approved, would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to hos... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Parent group supports social hosting ordinance Parent group supports social hosting ordinance County commissioners are considering a proposed ordinance that, if approved, would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with thei... Updated on Jun 24, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
City passes budget for FY 2015-2016 The city of Dawsonville approved a $4.1 million budget for fiscal year 2015-16 during its Monday special called meeting. The budget is an increase from last year's $... Updated on Jun 17, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Tanner name chair of House Motor Vehicles Committee Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, was recently named vice chairman of the House Motor Vehicle Committee. "I am humbled that the Speaker and the Committee on Assignme... Updated on Jun 17, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

Education

Board of education to open central registration location The Dawson County Board of Education now has a one-stop location for school registration. "The Dawson County School District is pleased to announce the opening of it... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
School facilities director heads north The Dawson County Board of Education is saying goodbye to a long-time employee. Stacy Gilleland, who has held the position of Director of Facilities and Maintenance ... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Inventions take shape Inventions take shape Dawson County Middle School was home to a symposium of inventors and out-of-this-world creations last week. The middle school played host to the county's first Camp ... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund Pauline Ivey couldn't afford to get a higher education, but she wanted to make sure others could. Ivey, 97, of Cumming died last year, but her estate recently made a... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund Updated on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:49a.m.

CRIME/COURTS

Forsyth County man killed in weekend crash Forsyth County man killed in weekend crash A Forsyth County man was killed Saturday night as he attempted to pull onto Ga. 400 from Nightfire Drive. John Joseph Dumphy, 78, died at the scene of the collision,... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Woman charged after alleged home invasion Woman charged after alleged home invasion A Forsyth County woman was arrested last week in connection with what authorities are calling a home invasion at a local mobile home park near Ga. 400. Angela Renae ... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Local teen charged as adult in molestation case Local teen charged as adult in molestation case A 17-year-old from Dawsonville has been arrested in the alleged molestation of a young child. Jonathan Wade Finch was arrested on June 18 at his home in Dawson Count... Updated on Jun 24, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Drugs taken during robbery Authorities are investigating a report that two men assaulted and robbed another at the Kangaroo gas station in Dawson County near Ga. 400 last week. According to Da... Updated on Jun 24, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawsonville man guilty of murder, believed cellmate was the devil Dawsonville man guilty of murder, believed cellmate was the devil Believing his cellmate was the devil, John Setchel grabbed 72-year-old Ronald Sailers off of the top bunk in the Hall County Jail and slammed his head into the ground ... Updated on Jun 19, 2015 at 2:03p.m.

BUSINESS

Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tour... Updated on Jun 24, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Hunger Games crew returns to Dawsonville Crews from the widely successful Hunger Games movie franchise returned to Dawsonville last week to wrap-up scenes for Mockingjay Part 2, the last segment in the four-p... Updated on Jun 10, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawsonville council approves business start-up grant A plan for providing starting funds to new Dawsonville businesses has passed one of the final hurdles to becoming a reality. The Dawsonville City Council passed a re... Updated on Jun 03, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
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.

SPORTS

Caldwell overcame to earn coveted AAA state title As Madison Caldwell walked the fairway at Horseshoe Bend Country Club in Roswell, the Dawson County senior doubled over in the pain that she was feeling in the right s... Updated on Jun 30, 2015 at 3:32p.m.
Blake Palmer keeping professional golf dream alive Former Dawson County standout Blake Palmer is trying to make a name for himself in professional golf. Palmer most recently won a local tournament at Crystal Falls Go... Updated on Jun 30, 2015 at 3:19p.m.
Elliott finishes second at Michigan International Dawsonville's Chase Elliott drove to a second place finish in Saturday's Great Clips 250 at Michigan International Speedway, his sixth top-five finish of the season. ... Updated on Jun 17, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawsonville Racers dive in Stephanie Morgan is entering her 15th year as head coach of the Dawsonville Racers swim team. Morgan took over the position in 2000 from her youth coach Nancy Horton... Updated on Jun 09, 2015 at 5:13p.m.
Native part of college softball history The best season in the history of Auburn University softball came to an end on Sunday. The No. 4-ranked Lady Tigers lost to No. 1-ranked Florida, 3-2 in nine innings... Updated on Jun 03, 2015 at 9:27a.m.

VIEWPOINT

Truth never changes About 30 years ago, when the Episcopal Church was debating whether or not to put their blessing on gay rights, I had the opportunity to dialogue with a young lesbian w... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Former UGA president heads back to Malibu Dr. Michael Adams, former president of the University of Georgia, has announced he is returning to Pepperdine University, located in the wilds of Malibu, Calif., to be... Updated on Jul 01, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Five young students define a successful life Five young men, ages 18 to 23. Two college graduates. Two currently attending college. The youngest headed that way this fall. All good students. All excellent athl... Updated on Jun 24, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
What does doing nothing mean? Often when you ask a youngster, or even a young adult, "What are you doing?" the answer is "Nothing." And often the truth is that he/she is playing with an electronic... Updated on Jun 24, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Father’s Day is a time to remember a special man It has been 31 years since he passed away and not a day goes by that I don't miss him, especially on Father's Day. He was a man with a limited education - he only ma... Updated on Jun 17, 2015 at 9:24a.m.
 
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