Annexation disagreement continues The Dawsonville City Council continues to field annexation requests, despite objections from the Dawson County commission. With more people attempting to annex their... Updated on Oct 08, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Inmate indicted 3 days after slaying Updated on Oct 09, 2014 at 4:44p.m.
Local veteran, eye of baseball dies A local World War II veteran and professional baseball photographer died today at the age of 97. Walter John Victor, of Dawsonville, died following a short hospitali... Updated on Oct 14, 2014 at 3:22p.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.
‘Cabin Fever’ ‘Cabin Fever’ A steady hand, a lot of time and plenty of practice are what it takes to make a quilt from small scraps of cloth. And those traits are on display through Oct. 22 as th... Updated on Oct 08, 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.
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.
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.
Consolidation floated A recent flurry of requests from Dawson County residents wanting to annex their property into Dawsonville has prompted officials to explore the possibility of a unifie... Updated on Sep 24, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

LOCAL

Literacy pheasant shoot is Saturday Organizers are hoping to gain greater exposure for a local literacy group by expanding fundraising efforts to include a European pheasant shoot on Saturday. "We hope... Updated on Oct 15, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Upcoming transportation referendum is talk of summit SOUTH FORSYTH - The proposed $200 million transportation bond referendum that voters will decide on Nov. 4 was the main topic of the 2014 Transportation Summit. The ... Updated on Oct 15, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Pups storm park Pups storm park While the weekend weather was dark and gloomy, pet lovers didn't let that put a wet blanket over their fun. The inaugural Humane Society Pups in the Park event was he... Updated on Oct 15, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Local veteran, eye of baseball dies A local World War II veteran and professional baseball photographer died today at the age of 97. Walter John Victor, of Dawsonville, died following a short hospitali... Updated on Oct 14, 2014 at 3:22p.m.
BBQ supports United Way A barbecue fundraiser Saturday supports United Way for Dawson County and its many local partners. "I am looking forward to our annual United Way barbecue event that ... Updated on Oct 09, 2014 at 3:18p.m.

Government

SPLOST approval could generate $9.6 million If voters approve a proposed extension of the 1-cent sales tax next month, the measure could generate as much as $9.6 million for projects within downtown Dawsonville.... Updated on Oct 15, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Tanner receives award for legislative leadership Tanner receives award for legislative leadership Rep. Kevin Tanner was recently recognized by the Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission for his leadership in passing legislation that could transfer additional f... Updated on Oct 09, 2014 at 3:10p.m.
Official keeps pushing for consolidation Commissioner Gary Pichon may have just two more months as an elected official, but that isn't stopping him from pushing for a consolidated government in Dawson County.... Updated on Oct 08, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Annexation disagreement continues The Dawsonville City Council continues to field annexation requests, despite objections from the Dawson County commission. With more people attempting to annex their... Updated on Oct 08, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
County reviews insurance coverage The Dawson County commission is examining ways to reduce risks in liability involved with large public gatherings. During a work session last week, County Manager Ci... Updated on Oct 01, 2014 at 1:00a.m.

Education

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.
Agency gives incentive for safe driving A national insurance agency is making a local call to action for the community as a whole to take a pledge to drive safer. State Farm Insurance is asking counties ar... Updated on Oct 15, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Top teacher selected Top teacher selected After choosing its eight teachers of the year from all Dawson County schools, the board of education has named its system Teacher of the Year. Kilough Elementary Scho... Updated on Oct 15, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
System considers project manager The Dawson County Board of Education is considering adding a position that could save the school system money over the long term. During its meeting Monday night, th... Updated on Oct 15, 2014 at 1:00a.m.

CRIME/COURTS

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.
Inmate indicted 3 days after slaying Updated on Oct 09, 2014 at 4:44p.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 found at dump human State investigators have confirmed that bones discovered in August at the Dawson County Transfer Station are human remains. Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten... Updated on Oct 08, 2014 at 1:00a.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.

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

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.
Elliott finishes second at Richmond Elliott finishes second at Richmond Dawsonville's "hometown hero" Chase Elliott continues his Nationwide Series points lead with his latest top-five finish, taking second place. Elliott, the driver of ... Updated on Sep 10, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Elliott finishes fifth Elliott finishes fifth HAMPTON - There was little doubt who the star of the Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed the Hungry was at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday. "We're here to see Chase E... Updated on Sep 03, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Elliott racing in Atlanta Dawsonville race fans will get a chance this weekend to see their hometown driver make his Atlanta Motor Speedway debut as the Nationwide Series arrives for the Great ... Updated on Aug 27, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

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