Local authorities search for man in CVS robbery Local authorities search for man in CVS robbery Authorities are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect from an armed robbery at CVS in Dawsonville last week. Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten said the... Updated on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Lady Tigers advance to Sweet Sixteen Lady Tigers advance to Sweet Sixteen The undefeated Lady Tigers advanced to the Sweet Sixteen with Thursday's 71-35 win over Elbert County. With the win, the 28-0 Lady Tigers have the home court for Sat... Updated on Feb 19, 2015 at 8:46p.m.
Cold front rolls in again Cold front rolls in again Just barely a week after ice and freezing rain downed an estimated 1,000 trees and left nearly a half inch of ice on surfaces across the county, Dawson County is once ... Updated on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Lady Tigers advance to Elite Eight The Dawson County Lady Tigers varsity girls' basketball team defeated Dodge County by a score of 71-40 to advance to the Elite Eight round of the state tournament. Th... Updated on Feb 21, 2015 at 7:42p.m.
Annual gala honors chamber’s members Annual gala honors chamber’s members Despite the blustering winds and snow flurries last Friday, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce celebrated business in the style of the roaring 20s. "Despite the w... Updated on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Weather system could make roads icy Weather system could make roads icy Dawson County is under a winter weather advisory through 10 p.m. tonight as a mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet move into the area. The cold weather system moving... Updated on Mar 05, 2015 at 11:30a.m.
Sid Maxwell named Dawson head football coach Sid Maxwell named Dawson head football coach Dawson County High School has a new head football coach. Sid Maxwell, who brings with him a 133-75 career winning record, starts April 1, according to Superintendent... Updated on Mar 04, 2015 at 9:56a.m.
Dawson County student and teacher reaching for the STARs Dawson County student and teacher reaching for the STARs Some students plan and schedule to be the best student they can be. For others, hard work and a thirst for knowledge help them reach for the stars. Daniel Bettis is o... Updated on Mar 04, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Benefit fund set up after house fire Benefit fund set up after house fire A local woman lost nearly everything she owned in a fire Saturday afternoon. Family said Ellarea Johnson was frying apple pies for a friend when her home on Coltrane... Updated on Mar 04, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Literacy enthusiasts take the plunge Literacy enthusiasts take the plunge After nearly three weeks of freezing rain, ice and snow, the weekend seemed like a great day for a swim for some Dawson County reading advocates. WEE Books held its f... Updated on Mar 04, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

LOCAL

Weather system could make roads icy Weather system could make roads icy Dawson County is under a winter weather advisory through 10 p.m. tonight as a mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet move into the area. The cold weather system moving... Updated on Mar 05, 2015 at 11:30a.m.
Benefit fund set up after house fire Benefit fund set up after house fire A local woman lost nearly everything she owned in a fire Saturday afternoon. Family said Ellarea Johnson was frying apple pies for a friend when her home on Coltrane... Updated on Mar 04, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Literacy enthusiasts take the plunge Literacy enthusiasts take the plunge After nearly three weeks of freezing rain, ice and snow, the weekend seemed like a great day for a swim for some Dawson County reading advocates. WEE Books held its f... Updated on Mar 04, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Schools back in session following winter weather Schools back in session following winter weather Students are finally back in school following the past few weeks of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the ... Updated on Mar 04, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Cold front rolls in again Cold front rolls in again Just barely a week after ice and freezing rain downed an estimated 1,000 trees and left nearly a half inch of ice on surfaces across the county, Dawson County is once ... Updated on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

Government

County names planning director County officials last week announced that a new planning and development director has been named. Rachel Burton will be responsible for zoning, permitting, business ... Updated on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
City elections put on hold With just one candidate qualifying for a city council seat, the City of Dawsonville will not be holding an election to fill the recently-appointed seat in March. "Pu... Updated on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
County withdraws annexation objection County leaders last week agreed they would not a fight a recent annexation into the city of Dawsonville. In a unanimous vote, the Dawson County Board of Commissioner... Updated on Feb 11, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Mayor urges citizens to reject proposed transportation bill Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan is urging citizens in the city and county to reject a proposed transportation bill floating through the state capitol. "This bill righ... Updated on Feb 11, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
City qualifying continues Only two days remain for those that wish to qualify for Dawsonville's March 7 special election. The special election ballot will feature the council seat left vacant... Updated on Feb 11, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

Education

Dawson County student and teacher reaching for the STARs Dawson County student and teacher reaching for the STARs Some students plan and schedule to be the best student they can be. For others, hard work and a thirst for knowledge help them reach for the stars. Daniel Bettis is o... Updated on Mar 04, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawson crowns best school speller Dawson crowns best school speller With words like "spaceship" flying out of the caller's mouth, the Dawson County System-wide Spelling Bee was sure to make its winner "famous," which, coincidentally, w... Updated on Feb 04, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
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.

CRIME/COURTS

Local lawman named state’s top boating officer Local lawman named state’s top boating officer A Dawson County lawman has been named the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division's 2014 Boating Officer of the Year. Assigned to Lake Lanie... Updated on Mar 04, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Local authorities search for man in CVS robbery Local authorities search for man in CVS robbery Authorities are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect from an armed robbery at CVS in Dawsonville last week. Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten said the... Updated on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Arrest made in church fire An arrest was made last week in connection with a fire late last year at Gospel Way Baptist Church. Gary Lee Croy, 40, of Pendergrass, has been charged with first-de... Updated on Feb 18, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Woman on probation for theft, forgery arrested again An ex-realtor who pleaded guilty to theft and forgery charges last year was arrested again last week, this time for fraud. Carol Lynn Michaelson, 51, of Dawsonville ... Updated on Feb 11, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Meth lab found Meth lab found Four suspects are in custody after drug agents last week raided a home in southeastern Dawson County where an active methamphetamine lab was uncovered. Daniel Ray Hug... Updated on Feb 04, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

BUSINESS

Annual gala honors chamber’s members Annual gala honors chamber’s members Despite the blustering winds and snow flurries last Friday, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce celebrated business in the style of the roaring 20s. "Despite the w... Updated on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Forecaster predicts Dawson’s population at 100,000 by 2030 Community leaders are both hopeful and hesitant after hearing a north Georgia real estate forecaster say he expects the county's population to quadruple in the next 15... Updated on Feb 18, 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.

SPORTS

Bill Elliott celebrates ‘Awesome’ career Bill Elliott celebrates ‘Awesome’ career The legend of Bill Elliott's awesome racing career culminated Friday night when the Dawsonville native was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. "You go through your... Updated on Feb 04, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Chase Elliott gets fulltime cup ride in 2016 Chase Elliott gets fulltime cup ride in 2016 There was already speculation that Dawsonville's Chase Elliott would take over the No. 24 when four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon announced last week he planned to ... Updated on Feb 04, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Chase Elliott to replace Gordon on NASCAR race team Updated on Jan 29, 2015 at 1:54p.m.

VIEWPOINT

Will this be a better world because you and I were here? Will this be a better world because you and I spent some time here? Can we really make a difference? I thought about that after a note I received from Jan Goodard, o... Updated on Mar 04, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Georgia capitol session at its half-way point The 20th day, and half-way point, of the 2015 legislative session was Feb. 23. With just 20 days left to pass legislation this year, there were some very important i... Updated on Mar 04, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Lady Tigers should be proud All of us in Dawson County are aware of the spectacular season the DCHS Lady Tigers' basketball team has had this year. In following them from the beginning of the y... Updated on Mar 04, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
You don’t know much about history? This test is for you As you may have heard, some of our intrepid public servants under the Gold Dome are unhappy with the Advanced Placement U.S. History test and the College Board which a... Updated on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Winter weather won’t slow the Senate down Georgia was greeted on President's Day with frigid temperatures that lasted throughout the week. With snow and ice threatening the state, the Capitol was closed on M... Updated on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
 
 
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