Intersection update irks business owner Intersection update irks business owner The changes planned for the crossing at Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 has the owner of a local restaurant wondering how he'll be able to stay in business without access to his m... Updated on Mar 19, 2015 at 9:07a.m.
Aldi is coming to Dawson County Dawson County's Planning Commission approved a variance Tuesday that could make way for a new grocery store on Ga. 400. Aldi, which bills itself as the "nation's low... Updated on Mar 20, 2015 at 3:20p.m.
Ellijay teen killed in fiery crash A Gilmer County teen was killed in a fiery crash Tuesday afternoon when his car ran off the road in northwestern Dawson County, hit a tree and ignited in flames. Geo... Updated on Mar 19, 2015 at 8:57a.m.
Murder suspect enters not guilty plea The Dawson County man charged with murder in the shooting death of a local coach has entered a not guilty plea. Herman James Seppenfield VII's attorney, Richard Step... Updated on Mar 18, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Voters approve education tax extension Dawson County voters have decided to extend the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for a fifth time. The tax received 398 votes (83.44 percent) in favor... Updated on Mar 17, 2015 at 6:16p.m.
North Georgia under freeze warning tonight Winter isn't turning loose of Northeast Georgia just yet. Dawson County is among those in the area under a freeze warning from the National Weather Service tonight a... Updated on Mar 27, 2015 at 4:36p.m.
Progress 2015 Progress 2015 Dawson County's accomplishments are in the spotlight in Progress 2015. Inside this issue of the Dawson Community News, you will find a four-section guide to all thing... Updated on Mar 25, 2015 at 8:44a.m.
Proposed Black’s Mill cell tower draws opposition Neighbors living in and around Black's Mill Place subdivision have banded together in opposition to a cell phone tower proposed for the area. Kevin Hallowell said he... Updated on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Aldi is coming to Dawson County Dawson County's Planning Commission approved a variance Tuesday that could make way for a new grocery store on Ga. 400. Aldi, which bills itself as the "nation's low... Updated on Mar 20, 2015 at 3:20p.m.
Ellijay teen killed in fiery crash A Gilmer County teen was killed in a fiery crash Tuesday afternoon when his car ran off the road in northwestern Dawson County, hit a tree and ignited in flames. Geo... Updated on Mar 19, 2015 at 8:57a.m.

LOCAL

North Georgia under freeze warning tonight Winter isn't turning loose of Northeast Georgia just yet. Dawson County is among those in the area under a freeze warning from the National Weather Service tonight a... Updated on Mar 27, 2015 at 4:36p.m.
Progress 2015 Progress 2015 Dawson County's accomplishments are in the spotlight in Progress 2015. Inside this issue of the Dawson Community News, you will find a four-section guide to all thing... Updated on Mar 25, 2015 at 8:44a.m.
Republicans salute Churchill’s legacy Republicans salute Churchill’s legacy There was a capacity crowd at Big Canoe on March 13 to pay tribute to Winston Churchill's life, legacy and leadership. "The past was there for a reason. One of the g... Updated on Mar 24, 2015 at 3:48p.m.
Intersection update irks business owner Intersection update irks business owner The changes planned for the crossing at Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 has the owner of a local restaurant wondering how he'll be able to stay in business without access to his m... Updated on Mar 19, 2015 at 9:07a.m.
Ellijay teen killed in fiery crash A Gilmer County teen was killed in a fiery crash Tuesday afternoon when his car ran off the road in northwestern Dawson County, hit a tree and ignited in flames. Geo... Updated on Mar 19, 2015 at 8:57a.m.

Government

Proposed Black’s Mill cell tower draws opposition Neighbors living in and around Black's Mill Place subdivision have banded together in opposition to a cell phone tower proposed for the area. Kevin Hallowell said he... Updated on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Removal of trees part of ‘routine maintenance’ County officials say the removal of 16 trees is part of the routine maintenance needed as workers prepare to open the campground of War Hill Park this weekend. "The ... Updated on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
No adjustment to humane society funds A vote last week by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners requires an annual audit of the local animal shelter's finances. With the vote, the board also agreed th... Updated on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
City’s Main Street Park development proceeding The latest in a long-term park development behind Dawsonville's Municipal Complex has taken a potential step forward. During its March 16 meeting, the Dawsonville Do... Updated on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Reservoir leaps one more hurdle to permitting After several years of planning and development, Etowah Water and Sewer Authority is nearing completion on the first phase of its Russell Creek Reservoir. "The reser... Updated on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

Education

Kindergarten registration April 17 The Dawson County School System is already looking ahead to its newest generation of students. Kindergarten registration will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 17 at ... Updated on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Musician and storyteller to perform at library The Dawson County Public Library will soon play host to a nationally known singer and storyteller. Adam Booth is a nationally renowned singer of songs and teller of ... Updated on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Week highlights children of all abilities Week highlights children of all abilities Each year, the Dawson County school system sets aside a week for "exceptional students." This year, March 10-14 was designated Exceptional Children's Week. "A lot of... Updated on Mar 18, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Program helps Dawson County students achieve Dawson County students who otherwise may not have been able to afford college are getting another shot at higher education. Realizing Educational Achievement Can Hap... Updated on Mar 18, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Voters approve education tax extension Dawson County voters have decided to extend the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for a fifth time. The tax received 398 votes (83.44 percent) in favor... Updated on Mar 17, 2015 at 6:16p.m.

CRIME/COURTS

Dawsonville man in standoff arrested again Dawsonville man in standoff arrested again Days after a Dawsonville man with a shotgun held officers at bay for nearly five hours, deputies issued a new warrant for his arrest, this time for aggravated stalking... Updated on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Ellijay teen killed in fiery crash on Hwy. 52 A Gilmer County teen was killed in a fiery crash last week when his car ran off the road in northwestern Dawson County, hit a tree and ignited in flames. Georgia Sta... Updated on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Murder suspect enters not guilty plea The Dawson County man charged with murder in the shooting death of a local coach has entered a not guilty plea. Herman James Seppenfield VII's attorney, Richard Step... Updated on Mar 18, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Arraignments set in murder case The Dawson County man accused in the shooting death of a popular coach and father is set to answer to the charges against him in Superior Court on Monday. Herman Jam... Updated on Mar 11, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
5 hour standoff leads to arrest 5 hour standoff leads to arrest A Dawsonville man is in custody following a five hour standoff with deputies overnight Sunday. Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle said 34-year-old Jeffery Friis Kn... Updated on Mar 11, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

BUSINESS

Variance makes way for new Aldi store on Ga. 400 Dawson County's Planning Commission approved a variance last week that could make way for a new grocery store on Ga. 400. Aldi, which bills itself as the "nation's l... Updated on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
County pursuing legal action to recover back taxes Dawson County Commissioners last week agreed to move forward with litigation against a local innkeeper in an effort to recoup more than $30,000 in delinquent hotel/mot... Updated on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Aldi is coming to Dawson County Dawson County's Planning Commission approved a variance Tuesday that could make way for a new grocery store on Ga. 400. Aldi, which bills itself as the "nation's low... Updated on Mar 20, 2015 at 3:20p.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.
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.

SPORTS

Elliott makes Sprint Cup debut Sunday Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is set to make his Sprint Cup debut in Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. "I'm excited to go to Martinsville. Hendrick Motorsport... Updated on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
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

Education Reform Commission provides opportunity to improve public education I suspect my recent silence on the subject of public education in Georgia has been deafening to some of you. I will explain. In January, I was named a member of th... Updated on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Some borrowed notes to make you smile As I delete my forwarded emails, I often pick some to share in this column. Following are a few gleanings: So-called experts are not always correct in their predic... Updated on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Georgia’s transportation compromise Addressing Georgia's critical transportation infrastructure need has been a priority for lawmakers under the Gold Dome throughout the 2015 legislative session. With ... Updated on Mar 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Thankful for a new line of Methodist ministers I spent last week helping to assess a group of people for a job I couldn't do if my life depended on it. Actually, what they were seeking is not a job; it is a calli... Updated on Mar 18, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Georgia’s children are top priority The legislature reached day 30 of the legislative session on March 13. Each year the 30th legislative day marks a crucial deadline for the Georgia General Assembly. ... Updated on Mar 18, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
 
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