Suspect surrenders in burglary A 17-year-old surrendered to authorities last week after avoiding arrest for months in connection with a spring burglary in eastern Dawson County. Connor Eric Hayden... Updated on Sep 10, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
System awarded System awarded The Dawson County school system was honored by the state Monday night for its financial reporting. A state auditing team presented the Board of Education with the Aw... Updated on Sep 10, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Man sentenced to 12 years for molestation A Dawson County man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a child molestation arrest in 2012. Travis Allen Rice, 20, received a 12-year sentence last week, wit... Updated on Sep 10, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Motorsports Park plans groundbreaking Motorsports Park plans groundbreaking With plans for expansion approved, Atlanta Motorsports Park is celebrating by breaking ground on the site. The park will be holding the groundbreaking ceremony at 11... Updated on Sep 17, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Men indicted for rape, kidnapping Two men accused in unrelated rape and kidnapping cases were indicted last week by a Dawson County grand jury. The first case involved a former Dawson County High Sch... Updated on Sep 17, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
9/11 ceremony held at Station 1 9/11 ceremony held at Station 1 Dawson County paused last week to remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. "This is the time for Dawson County to pause and refl... Updated on Sep 17, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Men indicted for rape, kidnapping Two men accused in unrelated rape and kidnapping cases were indicted last week by a Dawson County grand jury. The first case involved a former Dawson County High Sch... Updated on Sep 17, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
System honors award winners System honors award winners Two Dawson County High School students were recognized during the last board of education meeting. The board recognized James Holton and Daniel Bettis during its Sept... Updated on Sep 17, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Motorsports Park plans groundbreaking Motorsports Park plans groundbreaking With plans for expansion approved, Atlanta Motorsports Park is celebrating by breaking ground on the site. The park will be holding the groundbreaking ceremony at 11... Updated on Sep 17, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Suspect indicted in credit card scheme A Riverdale man has been indicted on nearly two dozen charges in connection with a credit card scheme and high-speed chase last summer. According to court records, M... Updated on Sep 17, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

LOCAL

9/11 ceremony held at Station 1 9/11 ceremony held at Station 1 Dawson County paused last week to remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. "This is the time for Dawson County to pause and refl... Updated on Sep 17, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Event benefits animal shelter Event benefits animal shelter In an effort to help Dawson County's no-kill animal shelter, the city of Dawsonville has set aside a day just for dogs. During its Sept. 8 meeting, Dawsonville Mayor... Updated on Sep 16, 2014 at 5:05p.m.
9/11 ceremony Thursday Dawson County public safety personnel will continue their commitment to "never forget" on Thursday, when they will hold a memorial service to remember the Sept. 11, 20... Updated on Sep 10, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Rotary Island is open Rotary Island is open The Rotary Club of Dawson County made a splash Thursday with the grand opening of Rotary Island, an interactive water playground at Rock Creek Park. Hundreds of kids ... Updated on Sep 03, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Authority secures loan for reservoir After nearly five months of waiting, Georgia has answered - partially - the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority's request for a loan. "We had requested $25.5 million fr... Updated on Sep 03, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

Government

More are seeking to annex Despite protests from Dawson County officials concerning recent annexation requests, Dawsonville continues to receive applications from people who want to live in the ... Updated on Sep 16, 2014 at 5:01p.m.
City hears request for annexation The city of Dawsonville held a public hearing Monday night on a Dawson County-contested annexation of 37 acres on Duck Thurmond Road. Byron Hutson has asked that the... Updated on Sep 10, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
County objects to annexation into the city Commissioners last week voted to deny the application from a county resident that wants to annex his west side property in the city of Dawsonville. In a letter to Da... Updated on Aug 27, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Retail development expected to surge Retail development expected to surge At least six retail shops, including three restaurants, have contracts or commitments in place to be among the first to open in a new commercial development on Ga. 400... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Commissioner questions annexation A request to annex nearly 37 acres into Dawsonville has one Dawson County commissioner questioning the motives of city leaders. "Why is the city shaped like this and... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

Education

System honors award winners System honors award winners Two Dawson County High School students were recognized during the last board of education meeting. The board recognized James Holton and Daniel Bettis during its Sept... Updated on Sep 17, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
System awarded System awarded The Dawson County school system was honored by the state Monday night for its financial reporting. A state auditing team presented the Board of Education with the Aw... Updated on Sep 10, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Robinson educator named tops Robinson educator named tops Robinson Elementary School kindergarten teacher Lisa Bessiere has been named teacher of the year for the downtown school. Miss B, as her students know her, has been ... Updated on Sep 03, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Dawson County prepares for Milestones testing The State of Georgia is getting ready to roll out a new set of tests for students in order to comply with the Common Core State Standards system. Georgia Milestones ... Updated on Sep 03, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Greenhouses open Greenhouses open After nearly two decades of work and the efforts of three teachers, Dawson County High School has a new greenhouse facility. "I've worked on getting something like t... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

CRIME/COURTS

Men indicted for rape, kidnapping Two men accused in unrelated rape and kidnapping cases were indicted last week by a Dawson County grand jury. The first case involved a former Dawson County High Sch... Updated on Sep 17, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Suspect indicted in credit card scheme A Riverdale man has been indicted on nearly two dozen charges in connection with a credit card scheme and high-speed chase last summer. According to court records, M... Updated on Sep 17, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Clemency may be issue at Capitol GAINESVILLE - The State Board of Pardons and Paroles' silence on the July 10 clemency it granted a death-row inmate in a 1991 murder case has stirred strong emotions i... Updated on Sep 16, 2014 at 4:53p.m.
Man sentenced to 12 years for molestation A Dawson County man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a child molestation arrest in 2012. Travis Allen Rice, 20, received a 12-year sentence last week, wit... Updated on Sep 10, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Suspect surrenders in burglary A 17-year-old surrendered to authorities last week after avoiding arrest for months in connection with a spring burglary in eastern Dawson County. Connor Eric Hayden... Updated on Sep 10, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

BUSINESS

Motorsports Park plans groundbreaking Motorsports Park plans groundbreaking With plans for expansion approved, Atlanta Motorsports Park is celebrating by breaking ground on the site. The park will be holding the groundbreaking ceremony at 11... Updated on Sep 17, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Network links will aid education in area Three communications networks in north Georgia have come together to form an education network. NGN, Parker FiberNet and ETC Communications announced during a press ... Updated on Sep 10, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Governor recognizes county for tourism Governor recognizes county for tourism The Dawson County Office of Tourism Development has been formally recognized by the governor for steps taken to promote the county. On Sept. 5, Gov. Nathan Deal pres... Updated on Sep 09, 2014 at 8:03p.m.
Motorsports Park submits expansion plans Plans to expand the Atlanta Motorsports Park were heard during a meeting last week. The Dawsonville Planning Commission heard a presentation from park representative... Updated on Aug 27, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Renovation under way at state park lodge A makeover at Amicalola Falls State Park lodge is on schedule to be complete in time for the fall season. The first phase of the $5 million renovation is under way. ... Updated on Jul 30, 2014 at 9:01a.m.

SPORTS

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.
Elliott finishes fourth, holds the lead This weekend saw another Nationwide Series race end with Dawsonville's Chase Elliott in a top-five position. The driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet finish... Updated on Aug 19, 2014 at 4:25p.m.
Elliott stays in the lead Dawsonville's Chase Elliott continues to hold onto his top points spot after his 15th top-10 finish of the season. The driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet fi... Updated on Aug 13, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

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