Deal signs transparency bill in Dawsonville Deal signs transparency bill in Dawsonville A bill signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday in Dawsonville opens transparency into one of the state's most secretive agencies. Known as the parole board tra... Updated on May 01, 2015 at 1:55p.m.
Dawson County says goodbye to three principals Dawson County says goodbye to three principals The Dawson County School System is saying farewell to three of its long-time principals at the end of the school year. Robinson Elementary School principal Roxanne H... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Rotary Club essay winners reflect on life lessons Rotary Club essay winners reflect on life lessons Nearly a dozen Dawson County High School students were recognized on April 23 for sharing the challenges they have faced in their young lives during this year's Laws o... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
 Teachers recognized for dedication to students Teachers recognized for dedication to students Dawson County recently took a moment to recognize some of its most dedicated teachers. The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce dedicated its monthly membership luncheon... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Looking at your business future I walked through the lobby of the Gulf Building in downtown Houston, Texas, heading for the bank of elevators located just off the main entrance. This was not the fi... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Deal signs transparency bill in Dawsonville Deal signs transparency bill in Dawsonville A bill signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday in Dawsonville opens transparency into one of the state's most secretive agencies. Known as the parole board tra... Updated on May 01, 2015 at 1:55p.m.
Dawsonville sites seen by the world Dawsonville sites seen by the world Dawsonville was put on the world stage last week as nearly 30 consuls from around the world started off their three-day tour of the region in the city. As part of a n... Updated on Apr 22, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Student arrested with shotgun in truck on campus A student at Hightower Academy, Dawson County's alternative school, was arrested Tuesday afternoon for possession of a weapon on campus. Hunter Davis Glover, 18, is ... Updated on Apr 14, 2015 at 5:04p.m.
Motorcycle wreck claims life of Dawsonville man Motorcycle wreck claims life of Dawsonville man Officials have released the name of the man killed in yesterday's crash on Hwy. 53 West. According to Dawson County Coroner Ted Bearden, William Christopher Pittman,... Updated on Apr 09, 2015 at 10:16a.m.
Dawson County’s Sweat retiring in June Dawson County’s Sweat retiring in June Dawson County High School's Steve Sweat, who coached the Lady Tigers to a history-making, undefeated regular season in 2015, confirmed today that he will be retiring a... Updated on Apr 01, 2015 at 4:48p.m.

LOCAL

More than $37K raised as part of weekend cancer event More than $37K raised as part of weekend cancer event A new venue and shorter event schedule proved a positive move for Relay for Life in Dawson County. Held from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Georgia Racing Hall o... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Tons of electronics recycled at annual event Tons of electronics recycled at annual event Lori Burke had been looking for a place to recycle the electronic clutter that had accumulated at her home over the years. "We are here recycling a van full of stuff... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
State-wide burn ban begins Friday The Georgia Environmental Protection Agency's open burning ban will begin its nearly 5-month duration at the end of this week. Beginning May 1 and ending Sept. 30, t... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawsonville sites seen by the world Dawsonville sites seen by the world Dawsonville was put on the world stage last week as nearly 30 consuls from around the world started off their three-day tour of the region in the city. As part of a n... Updated on Apr 22, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawson County Relay for Life Saturday at GRHOF Dozens of volunteer teams plan to put cancer survivors in the winner's circle as they "race toward a cure" during Saturday's Relay for Life in Dawson County. The Ame... Updated on Apr 22, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

Government

DOT commissioner touts intersection improvements DOT commissioner touts intersection improvements The state's top transportation official was on a tour of several roads in Dawson County Friday as crews on Ga. 400 continued work to improve the intersection of Hwy. 5... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawson County in line for ice storm disaster relief Dawson County is eligible for thousands of dollars of disaster relief reimbursements for damage caused by the ice storms that downed an estimated 1,000 trees across th... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawson BOC chairman receives top county honor Dawson BOC chairman receives top county honor Mike Berg received an unexpected honor over the weekend when he was named the recipient of the Emory Green Leadership Award. The highest honor that can be given to a... Updated on Apr 22, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Veteran lawman announces bid for sheriff Veteran lawman announces bid for sheriff A veteran lawman with more than 26 years in the field is the first to announce his campaign to be Dawson County's next sheriff. Jeff Perry, 50, currently serves as a... Updated on Apr 22, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
City responds to animal control requests The City of Dawsonville has taken steps toward mending an animal control issue within city limits. During its April 20 special called meeting, the city council heard... Updated on Apr 22, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

Education

Dawson County says goodbye to three principals Dawson County says goodbye to three principals The Dawson County School System is saying farewell to three of its long-time principals at the end of the school year. Robinson Elementary School principal Roxanne H... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Rotary Club essay winners reflect on life lessons Rotary Club essay winners reflect on life lessons Nearly a dozen Dawson County High School students were recognized on April 23 for sharing the challenges they have faced in their young lives during this year's Laws o... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
 Teachers recognized for dedication to students Teachers recognized for dedication to students Dawson County recently took a moment to recognize some of its most dedicated teachers. The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce dedicated its monthly membership luncheon... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Kindergarten Roundup tries new format Kindergarten Roundup tries new format Each year, Dawson County's youngest students tag along with their parents to begin the next 13 years of their lives. Dawson County held its annual Kindergarten Roundu... Updated on Apr 22, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawson County Spring Games take center stage Dawson County Spring Games take center stage After rain delays and changes in venue, the 2015 Dawson County Spring Games were finally able to be held last week. The games were played from 9 a.m. to noon April 1... Updated on Apr 22, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

CRIME/COURTS

Deal signs transparency bill in Dawsonville Deal signs transparency bill in Dawsonville A bill signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday in Dawsonville opens transparency into one of the state's most secretive agencies. Known as the parole board tra... Updated on May 01, 2015 at 1:55p.m.
Governor to sign parole transparency bill Friday Gov. Nathan Deal will be in Dawsonville Friday morning to sign a bill into law that will make sweeping transparency changes to one of the Georgia's most secretive agen... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Man found guilty of evidence tampering Man found guilty of evidence tampering A Dawson County man was sentenced to 20 days in jail last week for his role in a 2013 shooting in southwestern Dawson County. James Cletus Nichols, 61, was found gui... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Names of drivers released in head-on wreck A 39-year-old Dawsonville man has been cited in last week's head-on collision that sent him and a second driver to area hospitals with serious injuries. Jeremy Burne... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawsonville couple facing felony drug charges Dawsonville couple facing felony drug charges A Dawsonville couple is facing felony drug charges after authorities were called to their home on a reported domestic case and discovered suspected narcotics laying ou... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

BUSINESS

Healthcare system plans expansion Healthcare system plans expansion Officials with Northeast Georgia Health Systems last week confirmed the hospital has purchased a building on Ga. 400 with plans to expand medical services in Dawson Co... Updated on Apr 15, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawsonville on international display with VIP tour Dawsonville is among several destinations a group of international dignitaries will be touring across northeast Georgia this week. "The international diversity found... Updated on Apr 14, 2015 at 3:29p.m.
Verizon pulls plans for cellphone tower A proposed cellphone tower will not be built on property in southern Dawson County after a group of neighbors came out in strong opposition to the measure. According... Updated on Apr 08, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Bill opens new doors for local distillery Bill opens new doors for local distillery Visitors touring the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery who want to take home a bottle of the signature backwoods spirits today have to leave the premises, drive a half ... Updated on Apr 08, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Aldi cancels plans for Dawson store Corporate officials have announced that plans for an Aldi grocery store in Dawson have been called off. "At this point we are not pursuing a site in Dawsonville," sa... Updated on Apr 06, 2015 at 8:43a.m.

SPORTS

Chase Elliott jumps to second in points Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is closing in on the Xfinity Series points lead with Friday night's fifth place finish at Martinsville International Raceway. In his four... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Chase Elliott Sprint Cup debut doesn’t go as planned Despite a decent qualifying start for Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, short-track racing in NASCAR's premier series proved difficult for Dawsonville's Chase... Updated on Mar 31, 2015 at 4:25p.m.
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.

VIEWPOINT

Looking at your business future I walked through the lobby of the Gulf Building in downtown Houston, Texas, heading for the bank of elevators located just off the main entrance. This was not the fi... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
There is no doubt that Answer Man knows everything What time is it, boys and girls? It's time for Answer Man. Time to dip into the ol' mailbag and see what is on your mind and show you how little is on ours. While ... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
It’s all about preservation Today, as I write this, is Earth Day. Of course, as you read it, it's a week later, but both weeks are filled with reminders of the importance of preservation. If ... Updated on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Why one outstanding candidate won’t be running for president My fellow Americans, it is with heavy heart that I announce to you today that I will not be a candidate for President of the United States in 2016. I know there are ... Updated on Apr 22, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
We all need to think about the planet Many years ago, when I was raising my children, our family hosted an exchange student from Finland, named Marianne. While camping, I asked the girls to set the picni... Updated on Apr 22, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
 
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