Man killed in logging incident A Dawson County man was killed Monday evening in an incident involving a log splitter at his home. Dawson County Coroner Ted Bearden identified the man as 56-year-ol... Updated on Oct 29, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Dawsonville teen cut in weekend fight A Dawsonville teenager was cut with a knife in a fight at a downtown gas station Saturday during the annual Mountain Moonshine Festival. The young man's name and age... Updated on Oct 29, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Festival here all weekend Festival here all weekend It's not every day that white lightning and fast cars are harmoniously fused, except on the fourth weekend in October at the annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in down... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Lookout posted for fake cop Lookout posted for fake cop The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking residents to be on the lookout for a man who reportedly impersonated a police officer on a local college campus. Accordi... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Moonshine Festival Entertainment Schedule Moonshine Festival Entertainment Schedule Saturday Shine Stage 8 to 10 a.m. - Parade/opening ceremonies, Inductions 10 to 10:30 a.m. - Higher Ground Dance Academy 10:30 to 11 a.m. - Margie Weaver Senior Cen... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 10:59a.m.
Lady Tigers bow out of tourney Lady Tigers bow out of tourney The Dawson County Lady Tigers ended their season, and hopes of a championship, following a 10-0 loss to Central, Carroll in five innings Friday afternoon. The team fe... Updated on Oct 31, 2014 at 1:58p.m.
Lady Tigers advance to Elite Eight DAWSONVILLE-Joy Lewis fielded the final out from the pitchers circle and fired the ball over to teammate Brooke Wende at first base Thursday afternoon. Lewis then pu... Updated on Oct 24, 2014 at 9:29a.m.
Authorities on the lookout The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for a man impersonating an officer on a local college campus. According to the sheriff's off... Updated on Oct 16, 2014 at 4:53p.m.
Cellmate charged in death Cellmate charged in death A Dawsonville man being held on a felony probation violation has been charged with murdering his cellmate at the Hall County jail. John Darrell Setchel, 24, was char... Updated on Oct 08, 2014 at 8:38a.m.
Bones confirmed as human State investigators have confirmed that bones discovered at the Dawson County Transfer Station in August are human remains. Dawson County Sheriff's spokesman Capt. T... Updated on Oct 03, 2014 at 11:27a.m.

LOCAL

Local authorities urge caution this Halloween With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, there are sure to be tricks and treats for everyone. However, officials are urging safety to be at the top of everyone'... Updated on Oct 29, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Luncheon on Saturday celebrates art Preparations are under way for the eighth annual Lunch at an Artful Table fundraiser for the Dawson County Arts Council. The luncheon, set to begin at 11:30 a.m. Sat... Updated on Oct 29, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Rotary Club named volunteer of the year Rotary Club named volunteer of the year Rotary Club of Dawson County was recently named Volunteer of the Year by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association for building a waterpark, Rotary Island, at Rock C... Updated on Oct 29, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Good weather, moonshine nostalgia draws crowds Good weather, moonshine nostalgia draws crowds The more than 100,000 visitors that flock to Dawsonville the fourth weekend in October couldn't have asked for better weather for the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Fe... Updated on Oct 29, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
New GM named for newspaper New GM named for newspaper Longtime editor Stephanie Woody has been named general manager of the Dawson Community News. Norman Baggs, general manager for Swartz-Morris Media, owner of the news... Updated on Oct 29, 2014 at 1:00a.m.

Government

City to form Historic Preservation Commission After reviewing an ordinance regarding the city's historical preservation, one city council member has decided to expand the role. "We were making a couple of change... Updated on Oct 29, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
SPLOST, governor’s race on Tuesday’s ballot Proponents for extending the county's 1-cent sales tax for six more years hope their campaign mail-outs, speaking engagements and social media presence to promote a "y... Updated on Oct 29, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Annexation coming to head On Monday, Dawsonville residents will have one final chance to voice their opinions on the latest wave of annexation requests before the city council. One of the thr... Updated on Oct 29, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Budget includes employee pay increases For the first time in six years, Dawson County's proposed 2014 budget includes pay increases for employees. Commission Chair Mike Berg presented the $21.66 million s... Updated on Oct 29, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Polls open Saturday for early voting Polls open Saturday for early voting Polls are open Saturday in Dawson County for the upcoming Nov. 4 General Election. Voters can cast early ballots from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the board of elections office,... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 1:00a.m.

Education

Lanier Technical College nominates students for award Lanier Technical College instructors have nominated 16 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition, according to Kari Register, coordinator f... Updated on Oct 29, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Red Ribbon Week will focus on drug awareness Red Ribbon Week will focus on drug awareness More than 1,500 schools across Georgia are setting aside time this week to celebrate drug-free students. Running through Oct. 31, the Georgia Department of Behaviora... Updated on Oct 29, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Pumpkins benefit art Pumpkins benefit art The pumpkin patch is full again this year, but you don't have to travel far to get the gourds. Robinson Elementary School opened its third annual pumpkin patch last w... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Mentoring PALS receives donation Mentoring PALS receives donation In an effort to further support students, Black's Mill Elementary School offers a one-on-one peer mentoring program. The Partners in Learning Success program, also c... Updated on Oct 15, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Pumpkin patch supports arts Pumpkin patch supports arts For the third year, Robinson Elementary's entryway is full of pumpkins. The pumpkin patch project, headed by art teacher John Lundy, is raising money to help his dep... Updated on Oct 15, 2014 at 1:00a.m.

CRIME/COURTS

Man accused of killing cellmate will undergo mental evaluation A Dawsonville man accused of murdering his cellmate in the Hall County Jail will be evaluated for mental competency. John Darrell Setchel, 24, was indicted Oct. 8 in... Updated on Oct 29, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Dawsonville teen cut in weekend fight A Dawsonville teenager was cut with a knife in a fight at a downtown gas station Saturday during the annual Mountain Moonshine Festival. The young man's name and age... Updated on Oct 29, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Lookout posted for fake cop Lookout posted for fake cop The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking residents to be on the lookout for a man who reportedly impersonated a police officer on a local college campus. Accordi... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Authorities on the lookout The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for a man impersonating an officer on a local college campus. According to the sheriff's off... Updated on Oct 16, 2014 at 4:53p.m.

BUSINESS

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.
Business group supports SPLOST Advance voting begins Monday for the Nov. 4 election, which includes a referendum asking voters to extend Dawson County's 1-cent sales tax. If approved, projections ... Updated on Oct 08, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Chamber golf tourney successful despite weather Chamber golf tourney successful despite weather While the weather Monday morning was gloomy and overcast, that didn't stop Dawson County Chamber of Commerce members and friends from showing up to golf. The chamber... Updated on Oct 01, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Holiday season to bring jobs Unemployment continues to improve across the north Georgia region and officials believe the busy holiday shopping season will bring even lower rates in the coming mont... Updated on Oct 01, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Rezoning approved for retail center The last 10 acres of a tract of land needed to develop a new retail center along Ga. 400 were rezoned last week. "This is the last puzzle piece for us to make our pr... Updated on Sep 24, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

SPORTS

Local driver named rookie of the year Dawsonville native Spencer Davis made history earlier this month when he was named 2014 Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour series. "It means a lot... Updated on Oct 28, 2014 at 1:21p.m.
‘Georgia Shaker’ is festival’s grand marshal ‘Georgia Shaker’ is festival’s grand marshal Known as the Georgia Shaker, Hubert Platt is the grand marshal for the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival. A drag racer from Cumming, Platt's fascination with f... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 10:24a.m.
Voting opens for most popular NASCAR driver It's another showdown between the rising stars and seasoned veterans of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR's seven touring seri... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Elliott struggles at Kansas With four races left in the season, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott remains at the top of the NASCAR Nationwide Series leader board, despite a 10th-place finish at Kansas ... Updated on Oct 07, 2014 at 4:52p.m.
Elliott holds on to series lead With five races left in the season, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is poised to take home the NASCAR Nationwide Championship title in his first year on the circuit. He ... Updated on Oct 01, 2014 at 1:00a.m.

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