Sheriff’s office seeks help in locating runaway teen Sheriff’s office seeks help in locating runaway teen The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is turning to the public for help in locating a missing teen. Investigators say Katherine Emily Gayozo-Calzon, 17, was wearing paj... Updated on Feb 05, 2016 at 1:30p.m.
Randall Dowling hired as new Dawson County manager Randall Dowling hired as new Dawson County manager In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of Randall Dowling as the county's new manager and chief operating off... Updated on Feb 04, 2016 at 7:06p.m.
Return of corn-fried shrimp is welcomed news Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn't quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart's Rick finding Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa in "Casablanca" ("Of all the gin joints in all... Updated on Feb 03, 2016 at 1:00a.m.
First pieces of 2016 legislation passed We returned to the Capitol on Jan. 25 for the third week of the 2016 legislative session. Several House committees and subcommittees met throughout the week to take ... Updated on Feb 03, 2016 at 1:00a.m.
Better to be broke at the beginning than in the end It is now that I have reached the age where the wiser generation, those who taught me and mentored me, are starting to take their leave of this world that I search bot... Updated on Feb 03, 2016 at 1:00a.m.
Sheriff’s office seeks help in locating runaway teen Sheriff’s office seeks help in locating runaway teen The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is turning to the public for help in locating a missing teen. Investigators say Katherine Emily Gayozo-Calzon, 17, was wearing paj... Updated on Feb 05, 2016 at 1:30p.m.
Randall Dowling hired as new Dawson County manager Randall Dowling hired as new Dawson County manager In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of Randall Dowling as the county's new manager and chief operating off... Updated on Feb 04, 2016 at 7:06p.m.
Pedestrian killed crossing Ga. 400 A GoFundMe account has been set up to help cover final expenses for a Dahlonega man who died from injuries sustained when he was hit crossing Ga. 400 Monday morning. ... Updated on Feb 03, 2016 at 1:00a.m.
Schools announce make-up days Schools announce make-up days The Dawson County School System has just announced when students will make up missed classes following last week's snow days. Superintendent Damon Gibbs said Feb. 15... Updated on Jan 27, 2016 at 10:26a.m.
Winter weather postpones chamber gala Winter weather this weekend forced Dawson County Chamber of Commerce officials to err on the side of caution and postpone tonight's annual gala and awards ceremony. ... Updated on Jan 23, 2016 at 9:11a.m.

LOCAL

Sheriff’s office seeks help in locating runaway teen Sheriff’s office seeks help in locating runaway teen The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is turning to the public for help in locating a missing teen. Investigators say Katherine Emily Gayozo-Calzon, 17, was wearing paj... Updated on Feb 05, 2016 at 1:30p.m.
Pedestrian killed crossing Ga. 400 A GoFundMe account has been set up to help cover final expenses for a Dahlonega man who died from injuries sustained when he was hit crossing Ga. 400 Monday morning. ... Updated on Feb 03, 2016 at 1:00a.m.
Relay for Life volunteers hunt for a cure Relay for Life volunteers hunt for a cure Deer hunting season may be over, but those whose mission it is to stop cancer in its tracks are still "Hunting for a Cure." Dawson County Relay for Life kicked off i... Updated on Feb 03, 2016 at 1:00a.m.
GDOT lowering speed limit on Ga. 400 in Dawson County GDOT lowering speed limit on Ga. 400 in Dawson County State transportation officials announced last month that the speed limit on a stretch of Ga. 400 in Dawson County will be lowered to 55 mph. Dawson County Commission... Updated on Feb 03, 2016 at 1:00a.m.
 	 Forsyth County infant battling rare heart condition Forsyth County infant battling rare heart condition FORSYTH COUNTY - An 8-month-old Forsyth County girl with a rare heart condition is undergoing treatment in Boston, but there are ways for local residents to help. Ea... Updated on Feb 02, 2016 at 3:11p.m.

Government

Randall Dowling hired as new Dawson County manager Randall Dowling hired as new Dawson County manager In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of Randall Dowling as the county's new manager and chief operating off... Updated on Feb 04, 2016 at 7:06p.m.
City moving forward with park plans City moving forward with park plans City officials are entertaining design concepts for the new park going in behind Dawsonville Municipal Complex. City Manager David Headley said he's been in contact ... Updated on Feb 03, 2016 at 1:00a.m.
Tax commissioner will not seek 4th term Tax commissioner will not seek 4th term Dawson County's longtime tax commissioner announced on Monday that she will not seek re-election. "It has been my honor to serve the citizens of Dawson County for th... Updated on Feb 03, 2016 at 1:00a.m.
City workshop draws small crowd City workshop draws small crowd A first of its kind workshop in Dawsonville gave local residents the opportunity last week to learn more about the goings on in city government. Topics ranged from t... Updated on Feb 03, 2016 at 1:00a.m.
City considering water rate hike Water customers in the City of Dawsonville could soon see a slight rate increase. Council members are considering a proposal presented Monday night by City Manager D... Updated on Jan 27, 2016 at 1:00a.m.

Education

Speller had a ‘hankering’ to win bee Speller had a ‘hankering’ to win bee Kilough Elementary fifth grader Jacob Vaughan had a real "hankering" to win last week's countywide spelling bee at Dawson County Middle School. J.T., as he is known ... Updated on Feb 03, 2016 at 1:00a.m.
Schools announce make-up days Schools announce make-up days The Dawson County School System has just announced when students will make up missed classes following last week's snow days. Superintendent Damon Gibbs said Feb. 15... Updated on Jan 27, 2016 at 10:26a.m.
Senator encourages students to apply for military scholarship Sen. Steve Gooch invites high school seniors residing within the 51st Georgia State Senate District to apply for the University of North Georgia Military Scholarship. ... Updated on Jan 27, 2016 at 1:00a.m.
Winter weather cancels SAT at Dawson County High testing site Winter weather cancels SAT at Dawson County High testing site Due to the forecast of potential inclement weather expected to come into Dawson County and the surrounding areas Friday night and early Saturday morning, the SAT sched... Updated on Jan 21, 2016 at 2:10p.m.
Cameron Harper crowned top speller at Black’s Mill Elementary Cameron Harper crowned top speller at Black’s Mill Elementary Black's Mill Elementary fifth grader Cameron Harper will never "forget" now that's he's been crowned the school's Spelling Bee winner for accurately spelling the word.... Updated on Jan 13, 2016 at 9:16a.m.

CRIME/COURTS

Former jail sergeant pleads guilty to punching inmate A former Dawson County Sheriff's sergeant last week pleaded guilty to simple battery, nearly 18 months after he was accused of punching an inmate in the face during a ... Updated on Jan 13, 2016 at 9:33a.m.
Jewelry heist suspect nabbed Jewelry heist suspect nabbed Abigail Lee Kemp made no effort to hide her face as she casually walked into the Zales Outlet at North Georgia Premium Outlets last August when authorities say she ord... Updated on Jan 13, 2016 at 1:00a.m.
Two charged after fake hostage report Two charged after fake hostage report Authorities responding to a report of a possible hostage situation in downtown Dawsonville last week took two men into custody in connection with making false statemen... Updated on Jan 13, 2016 at 1:00a.m.
Armed jewel thief in custody Armed jewel thief in custody The suspect in a string of armed jewelry robberies, including the August heist at Zales Outlet in Dawsonville, was taken into custody Friday in Smyrna. Abigail Lee K... Updated on Jan 09, 2016 at 8:08p.m.
Clint Bearden sworn in as new Magistrate Court judge Clint Bearden sworn in as new Magistrate Court judge Dawson County native Clint Bearden on Tuesday vowed to uphold the principles of justice and fairness in the law as the county's new part-time associate magistrate judg... Updated on Jan 06, 2016 at 1:00a.m.

BUSINESS

Judge ratifies tax relief agreement for Kroger Marketplace A judge has ratified an agreement between the local development authority and Kroger that will give the company some tax relief and guarantees the grocer will build a ... Updated on Dec 09, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

SPORTS

Lady Tigers on right track Lady Tigers on right track Since dropping a couple of game two weeks ago the Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers basketball team has righted its ship. Coach Steve Sweat's team won th... Updated on Feb 02, 2016 at 4:43p.m.
Tigers take 2, preparing for region tourney Tigers take 2, preparing for region tourney The Dawson County High School varsity Tigers basketball team is hitting its stride at just the right time. With the Region 7-AAA tournament a week away, Dawson Count... Updated on Feb 02, 2016 at 4:41p.m.
LeBaron named best in his class LeBaron named best in his class Dawson County High School's Kelton LeBaron, a freshman, was crowned champion of the 113-pound weight class at the Area Wrestling Tournament at West Hall High School Ja... Updated on Feb 02, 2016 at 4:06p.m.
Ladies bounce back to defeat Union County Ladies bounce back to defeat Union County After back to back losses to East Hall and Chestatee, the Dawson County Lady Tigers varsity basketball team bounced back in a big way with a decisive, 64-37, over visi... Updated on Jan 26, 2016 at 5:21p.m.
Tigers take down Union County Tigers take down Union County The Dawson County High School varsity Tigers basketball team came away with a huge win over visiting Union County in a non-region game last week at the Ford E. Phillip... Updated on Jan 26, 2016 at 5:20p.m.

VIEWPOINT

Return of corn-fried shrimp is welcomed news Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn't quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart's Rick finding Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa in "Casablanca" ("Of all the gin joints in all... Updated on Feb 03, 2016 at 1:00a.m.
First pieces of 2016 legislation passed We returned to the Capitol on Jan. 25 for the third week of the 2016 legislative session. Several House committees and subcommittees met throughout the week to take ... Updated on Feb 03, 2016 at 1:00a.m.
Senate passes first two bills of session The Senate reconvened after a busy third week of budget hearings and committee meetings. It was also a very productive week in that we've finally got the ball rolling ... Updated on Feb 03, 2016 at 1:00a.m.
Session begins with encouraging outlook We began the second session of the 153rd General Assembly on Jan. 11, 2016. With an ambitious legislative agenda to navigate, and only 40 legislative days to accomplis... Updated on Jan 27, 2016 at 1:00a.m.
Conducting a review of Georgia’s budget The Senate reconvened for week two after taking a long weekend to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Every year, the Georgia General Assembly comes together to rev... Updated on Jan 27, 2016 at 1:00a.m.
 
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