11-year-old in dirt bike crash dies 11-year-old in dirt bike crash dies A charity page to assist with final expenses has been set up in memory of a Dawson County boy involved in a dirt bike wreck earlier this week. Tristan Payne, a fourt... Updated on May 26, 2016 at 2:23p.m.
Local school system speaks out on transgender bathroom order The ripple effects of President Barack Obama's administration's directive regarding the treatment of transgender students and their access to both restrooms and locker... Updated on May 25, 2016 at 11:43a.m.
Dawson County High Class of 2016 graduates Dawson County High Class of 2016 graduates After four years of hard work, practice and preparation, the graduating class at Dawson County High School had to wait a little longer to commence on Saturday morning ... Updated on May 25, 2016 at 10:49a.m.
Dawson County High School Valedictorian Sarah Tinsley's commencement speech Good morning! Thank you all very much for celebrating with us this great milestone in our lives! Many times, honor and glory is bestowed upon a select few, but in re... Updated on May 25, 2016 at 10:45a.m.
Dawson County Salutatorian Dana Little's commencement speech I don't know. There, Dana, you owe me five bucks. So I'm now five dollars richer because Dana Robison made a bet with me a few weekends ago on our trip to Hobby Lobb... Updated on May 25, 2016 at 10:42a.m.
11-year-old in dirt bike crash dies 11-year-old in dirt bike crash dies A charity page to assist with final expenses has been set up in memory of a Dawson County boy involved in a dirt bike wreck earlier this week. Tristan Payne, a fourt... Updated on May 26, 2016 at 2:23p.m.
Tax commissioner, sheriff's races head to run-off Billy Thurmond, Chris Gaines and Julie Hughes Nix won their respective commission posts in Tuesday's primary election, while the tax commissioner and sheriff's races a... Updated on May 25, 2016 at 9:12a.m.
Local school system speaks out on transgender bathroom order The ripple effects of President Barack Obama's administration's directive regarding the treatment of transgender students and their access to both restrooms and locker... Updated on May 25, 2016 at 11:43a.m.
Child in critical condition following dirt bike wreck An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a dirt bike wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon. Chief Lanier Swafford, director of Dawso... Updated on May 25, 2016 at 9:32a.m.
Dawson County High Class of 2016 graduates Dawson County High Class of 2016 graduates After four years of hard work, practice and preparation, the graduating class at Dawson County High School had to wait a little longer to commence on Saturday morning ... Updated on May 25, 2016 at 10:49a.m.

LOCAL

11-year-old in dirt bike crash dies 11-year-old in dirt bike crash dies A charity page to assist with final expenses has been set up in memory of a Dawson County boy involved in a dirt bike wreck earlier this week. Tristan Payne, a fourt... Updated on May 26, 2016 at 2:23p.m.
Child in critical condition following dirt bike wreck An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a dirt bike wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon. Chief Lanier Swafford, director of Dawso... Updated on May 25, 2016 at 9:32a.m.
Long Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer of fun The sun is out and it's been nice for several weeks now, but it's the long Memorial Day weekend that many consider the real kick off for summer fun. Dawson County's ... Updated on May 25, 2016 at 4:00a.m.
Independent zombie flick films at historic jail Dawson County's Historic Jail will serve as the backdrop for an independent movie being filmed in mid-June. Writer and producer Jeffery Bucchino said crews will be i... Updated on May 25, 2016 at 4:00a.m.
Pup recovering after dog pack attack Bowser, the 9-year-old miniature Schnauzer attacked last month by a pack of dogs in downtown Dawsonville, is recovering well, according to his owner. "Bowser is doin... Updated on May 19, 2016 at 7:00a.m.

Government

Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers. Facing no Democ... Updated on May 25, 2016 at 10:14a.m.
Tax commissioner, sheriff's races head to run-off Billy Thurmond, Chris Gaines and Julie Hughes Nix won their respective commission posts in Tuesday's primary election, while the tax commissioner and sheriff's races a... Updated on May 25, 2016 at 9:12a.m.
Thurmond, Gaines, Nix chosen for commission posts Votes are in for races in Dawson County. With all three precincts reporting, results are as follows: Commissioner Chairman Peter Hill 1,000votes, (2... Updated on May 24, 2016 at 8:46p.m.
Primary election is set for Tuesday Primary election is set for Tuesday Advanced voting continues through Friday for Tuesday's General Primary election. Polls at the county's three precincts will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Election Da... Updated on May 18, 2016 at 8:47a.m.
Residents vow to fight for hydrants Residents living in the areas of Kilough and Nix Bridge roads are vowing to continue their fight to get fire hydrants in the area. "After election results become ava... Updated on May 17, 2016 at 5:18p.m.

Education

Local school system speaks out on transgender bathroom order The ripple effects of President Barack Obama's administration's directive regarding the treatment of transgender students and their access to both restrooms and locker... Updated on May 25, 2016 at 11:43a.m.
Dawson County High Class of 2016 graduates Dawson County High Class of 2016 graduates After four years of hard work, practice and preparation, the graduating class at Dawson County High School had to wait a little longer to commence on Saturday morning ... Updated on May 25, 2016 at 10:49a.m.
Dawson County High School Valedictorian Sarah Tinsley's commencement speech Good morning! Thank you all very much for celebrating with us this great milestone in our lives! Many times, honor and glory is bestowed upon a select few, but in re... Updated on May 25, 2016 at 10:45a.m.
Dawson County Salutatorian Dana Little's commencement speech I don't know. There, Dana, you owe me five bucks. So I'm now five dollars richer because Dana Robison made a bet with me a few weekends ago on our trip to Hobby Lobb... Updated on May 25, 2016 at 10:42a.m.
Black’s Mill students develop successful portfolios The Georgia Council for Economic Education (GCEE) recognized fourth and fifth grade students from Black's Mill Elementary for their successful ventures in the Stock Ma... Updated on May 19, 2016 at 9:00a.m.

CRIME/COURTS

Attorney for accused jewel thief wants some charges dropped The attorney for a woman accused of robbing Zales Outlet in Dawsonville last summer wants some of the charges against her client dropped, according to a motion filed l... Updated on May 25, 2016 at 4:00a.m.
Delivery driver reports armed robbery The driver of a delivery van was reportedly robbed at gunpoint Friday evening in western Dawson County. Dawson County Sheriff's Maj. Ray Goodie said the man was trav... Updated on May 23, 2016 at 4:39p.m.
Deputy resigns following DUI arrest in Lumpkin A Dawson County Sheriff's deputy tendered his resignation following his arrest in Lumpkin County when he was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. She... Updated on May 19, 2016 at 7:00a.m.
Man critically injured in motorcycle crash Charges are pending against a Dawsonville woman who authorities say pulled into the path of a motorcycle traveling south on Ga. 400 in Dawson County Sunday. Joshua P... Updated on May 10, 2016 at 5:53p.m.
Citizen journalist files federal wrongful arrest lawsuit Citizen journalist files federal wrongful arrest lawsuit Attorneys for a citizen journalist arrested at a political rally in 2014 at Burts Pumpkin Farm have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the arresting officers violated th... Updated on May 10, 2016 at 4:26p.m.

BUSINESS

SPORTS

Track team honored for successful season Track team honored for successful season The Dawson County track program finished a successful season that saw multiple students achieve personal bests and break school records. The students were honored la... Updated on May 24, 2016 at 5:41p.m.
Golf tournament raises funds to help overcome addictions Golf tournament raises funds to help overcome addictions The Jericho House, a non-profit drug and alcohol recovery program, held its fifth annual golf tournament last week in hopes of raising funds to expand facilities and s... Updated on May 24, 2016 at 5:39p.m.
 Maroon and white game all about speed Maroon and white game all about speed There was plenty to see and no time to get bored for any Dawson County football fan during Saturday's maroon and white game. Eighth through 12th grade players took t... Updated on May 18, 2016 at 9:16a.m.
Lacey and Queen top the region Lacey and Queen top the region Coach Jed Lacey's commitment to soccer is unwavering. The Dawson County High School boys and girls programs are the benefactors. Lacey was recently named girls coa... Updated on May 17, 2016 at 5:23p.m.
High school wins All Sports Award under athletic director of the year High school wins All Sports Award under athletic director of the year When Dawson County High School's Athletic Director Grady Turner talks about his student athletes, he's like a proud dad bragging on his kids. This year he's had plen... Updated on May 17, 2016 at 5:15p.m.

VIEWPOINT

This is one terrorist who deserves our thanks There is a terrorist living in my neighborhood and I couldn't be prouder. You may remember that I shared with you the story of Col. Frank Gleason sometime back, but as... Updated on May 25, 2016 at 10:33a.m.
Sharing life’s bumps and bruises with friends She is not going to be pleased that I have told you this, but we are all family here, even if some of you consider me the illegitimate stepson of the weird cousin that... Updated on Mar 30, 2016 at 1:00a.m.
 
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