Man killed in weekend shooting Man killed in weekend shooting Authorities continue to investigate a shooting Saturday that killed a popular coach and father off Dawson Forest Road in southern Dawson County. Officials said Alan ... Updated on Nov 24, 2014 at 12:13p.m.
Local fans ecstatic for Elliott Local fans ecstatic for Elliott Saturday's race at Homestead-Miami Raceway may not have been a career win for Chase Elliott, but the siren sounded all across Dawsonville regardless. With the season ... Updated on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Second suspect in church burglaries in local custody A second teen has been arrested in connection with a string of church burglaries earlier this year. Johnny Roque, 18, is charged with three counts each of second deg... Updated on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Man killed in weekend shooting Man killed in weekend shooting Authorities continue to investigate a shooting Saturday that killed a popular coach and father of three off Dawson Forest Road in southern Dawson County. Officials s... Updated on Nov 26, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Community invited to free Thanksgiving meals Community invited to free Thanksgiving meals Preparations are in place for everyone wanting to celebrate the holidays with a hearty feast this Thanksgiving. The festivities start Nov. 26 with a free dinner at t... Updated on Nov 26, 2014 at 9:05a.m.
Press issues cause delivery delay Due to a press issue, today's edition of the Dawson Community News did not print in time to go out in the mail as expected. The papers will be delivered on Friday due ... Updated on Nov 26, 2014 at 1:49p.m.
Man killed in weekend shooting Man killed in weekend shooting Authorities continue to investigate a shooting Saturday that killed a popular coach and father of three off Dawson Forest Road in southern Dawson County. Officials s... Updated on Nov 26, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Man killed in weekend shooting Man killed in weekend shooting Authorities continue to investigate a shooting Saturday that killed a popular coach and father off Dawson Forest Road in southern Dawson County. Officials said Alan ... Updated on Nov 24, 2014 at 12:13p.m.
Elliott wins Nationwide championship Elliott wins Nationwide championship Nationwide champion. Rookie of the year. Most popular driver. The list goes on and on for Dawsonville's Chase Elliott, who in his first year of contention, clinched ... Updated on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Chase Elliott is NASCAR's newest champion Chase Elliott is NASCAR's newest champion The "si-rene" atop the world-famous Pool Room is screaming through downtown Dawsonville for Chase Elliott Saturday's season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Raceway was... Updated on Nov 15, 2014 at 8:08p.m.

LOCAL

Press issues cause delivery delay Due to a press issue, today's edition of the Dawson Community News did not print in time to go out in the mail as expected. The papers will be delivered on Friday due ... Updated on Nov 26, 2014 at 1:49p.m.
Community invited to free Thanksgiving meals Community invited to free Thanksgiving meals Preparations are in place for everyone wanting to celebrate the holidays with a hearty feast this Thanksgiving. The festivities start Nov. 26 with a free dinner at t... Updated on Nov 26, 2014 at 9:05a.m.
Thanksgiving serves up traditions Thanksgiving serves up traditions Turkey, dressing, corn on the cob, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes are traditional staples for many families each Thanksgiving. But so are biscuits, bacon and pan... Updated on Nov 26, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Floats needed for parade There's still time to have a float in this year's Christmas parade. The parade, now in its second year, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in downtown Dawsonville. Wit... Updated on Nov 26, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Floats needed for parade Floats needed for parade There's still time to have a float in this year's Christmas parade. The parade, now in its second year, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in downtown Dawsonville. Wit... Updated on Nov 26, 2014 at 1:00a.m.

Government

Commissioners to work with sheriff on budget Commissioners to work with sheriff on budget A gallery of uniformed deputies, plainclothes officers and administrative staff filed into the Dawson County Board of Commissioner's meeting room on Thursday to see if... Updated on Nov 26, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
County workers could see cost of living increases County workers could see a pay increase on their next paychecks if commissioners approve a 2 percent cost of living adjustment suggested by County Manager Cindy Campbe... Updated on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Sen. Gooch elected Senate Majority Whip State Sen. Steve Gooch was named to the third ranking leadership position in the Senate Republican Caucus for the upcoming legislative session on Monday. As Majority... Updated on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Councilman named to fill vacancy Councilman named to fill vacancy The city of Dawsonville has appointed a new city councilman to replace a seat vacated earlier this month. Caleb Phillips, 27, was appointed unanimously by the city c... Updated on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Amendment by local legislator passes Georgia voters last week approved an amendment to the state's Constitution that imposes additional fees for reckless driving violations when they are pleaded down from... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.

Education

Board bids farewell After several decades serving on the Dawson County Board of Education, the local school system bid farewell to board member Cecil Bennett Nov. 22. A farewell party w... Updated on Nov 26, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Science night aims to get kids excited to learn Science night aims to get kids excited to learn Riverview Elementary School students got a chance earlier this month to experiment with forces of physics, chemicals and the human body. The elementary school held i... Updated on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Yearbook staff awarded Yearbook staff awarded The Dawson County High School yearbook staff walked away with 14 awards from the Georgia Scholastic Press Association last week. The awards were given for their work... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Dawson students R.E.A.D.ing Dawson students R.E.A.D.ing Third-grade students at every elementary school in Dawson County received a visit Nov. 6 from a local educational advocacy group. The Reading Education Association o... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Science put into practice Science put into practice Dawson County Middle School eighth-graders got a chance last week to build digital thermometers from base components. Now, they're learning to use what they created. ... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.

CRIME/COURTS

Man killed in weekend shooting Man killed in weekend shooting Authorities continue to investigate a shooting Saturday that killed a popular coach and father of three off Dawson Forest Road in southern Dawson County. Officials s... Updated on Nov 26, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Man falls down 50-foot embankment fleeing police An Atlanta man suspected of fraud was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital Friday night after plummeting about 50 feet down an embankment while fleeing authorities. ... Updated on Nov 26, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Man killed in weekend shooting Man killed in weekend shooting Authorities continue to investigate a shooting Saturday that killed a popular coach and father off Dawson Forest Road in southern Dawson County. Officials said Alan ... Updated on Nov 24, 2014 at 12:13p.m.
Second suspect in church burglaries in local custody A second teen has been arrested in connection with a string of church burglaries earlier this year. Johnny Roque, 18, is charged with three counts each of second deg... Updated on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Homeowner charged with fraud A woman whose Dawson County home caught fire and exploded in March has been charged with felony insurance fraud after officials say she exaggerated the extent of her l... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.

BUSINESS

Rezoning to bring grocer Commissioners last week approved a rezoning that will make way for a new grocery store and retail center at the intersection of Ga. 400 and Dawson Forest Road. While... Updated on Nov 26, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Holiday shoppers looking to hit stores on Thanksgiving night An estimated 140 million shoppers will take advantage of holiday sales, some opting to forego the traditional Thanksgiving dinner and hitting the stores early in hopes... Updated on Nov 26, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Unemployment rate continues to fall The unemployment rate for Dawson and neighboring counties in the region continues to fall. The Georgia Department of Labor announced recently that the unemployment r... Updated on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Lanier Tech to host job fair The job search has changed dramatically over the years. Advances in technology and the decline in the economy have changed the way people get hired. Lanier Technical... Updated on Nov 05, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Clinic opens doors for dental exams Clinic opens doors for dental exams A local charity clinic has opened the doors on its new dental clinic. The Good Shepherd clinic, operating out of its Dawson Commons office, offers dental procedures ... Updated on Oct 15, 2014 at 1:00a.m.

SPORTS

McIntosh wins at Boyd’s Speedway Dawsonville's Donald McIntosh sped into the lead at Boyd's Speedway and held off "The Georgia Giant" Shane Clanton to win the Turkey Gobble 50 in Chattanooga on Saturd... Updated on Nov 25, 2014 at 4:27p.m.
Elliott wins Nationwide championship Elliott wins Nationwide championship Nationwide champion. Rookie of the year. Most popular driver. The list goes on and on for Dawsonville's Chase Elliott, who in his first year of contention, clinched ... Updated on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Chase Elliott is NASCAR's newest champion Chase Elliott is NASCAR's newest champion The "si-rene" atop the world-famous Pool Room is screaming through downtown Dawsonville for Chase Elliott Saturday's season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Raceway was... Updated on Nov 15, 2014 at 8:08p.m.
Elliott clinches the title Elliott clinches the title Dawsonville's legacy of producing NASCAR champions continued Saturday when Chase Elliott clinched the 2014 Nationwide Series title with a fifth-place finish at Phoenix... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Elliott clinches Nationwide title Updated on Nov 08, 2014 at 9:18p.m.

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