Middle school basketball camp offers fundamentals Though the official start of basketball season in Dawson County is months away, the new head coach for the varsity boys program, Chad Pittman, is already working to co... Updated on May 24, 2016 at 5:43p.m.
Track team honored for successful season Track team honored for successful season The Dawson County track program finished a successful season that saw multiple students achieve personal bests and break school records. The students were honored la... Updated on May 24, 2016 at 5:41p.m.
Golf tournament raises funds to help overcome addictions Golf tournament raises funds to help overcome addictions The Jericho House, a non-profit drug and alcohol recovery program, held its fifth annual golf tournament last week in hopes of raising funds to expand facilities and s... Updated on May 24, 2016 at 5:39p.m.
Child in critical condition following motorcycle wreck An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a motorcycle wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon. Chief Lanier Swafford, director of Daws... Updated on May 23, 2016 at 6:22p.m.
Delivery driver reports armed robbery The driver of a delivery van was reportedly robbed at gunpoint Friday evening in western Dawson County. Dawson County Sheriff's Maj. Ray Goodie said the man was trav... Updated on May 23, 2016 at 4:39p.m.
Child in critical condition following motorcycle wreck An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a motorcycle wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon. Chief Lanier Swafford, director of Daws... Updated on May 23, 2016 at 6:22p.m.
Delivery driver reports armed robbery The driver of a delivery van was reportedly robbed at gunpoint Friday evening in western Dawson County. Dawson County Sheriff's Maj. Ray Goodie said the man was trav... Updated on May 23, 2016 at 4:39p.m.
Middle school basketball camp offers fundamentals Though the official start of basketball season in Dawson County is months away, the new head coach for the varsity boys program, Chad Pittman, is already working to co... Updated on May 24, 2016 at 5:43p.m.
Track team honored for successful season Track team honored for successful season The Dawson County track program finished a successful season that saw multiple students achieve personal bests and break school records. The students were honored la... Updated on May 24, 2016 at 5:41p.m.
Golf tournament raises funds to help overcome addictions Golf tournament raises funds to help overcome addictions The Jericho House, a non-profit drug and alcohol recovery program, held its fifth annual golf tournament last week in hopes of raising funds to expand facilities and s... Updated on May 24, 2016 at 5:39p.m.

LOCAL

Child in critical condition following motorcycle wreck An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a motorcycle wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon. Chief Lanier Swafford, director of Daws... Updated on May 23, 2016 at 6:22p.m.
Pup recovering after dog pack attack Bowser, the 9-year-old miniature Schnauzer attacked last month by a pack of dogs in downtown Dawsonville, is recovering well, according to his owner. "Bowser is doin... Updated on May 19, 2016 at 7:00a.m.
'Suspicious' package deemed safe The Biscayne neighborhood is back to normal following the report of a suspicious package found at a home on Sandcastle Court. "It was a false alarm," said Dawson Cou... Updated on May 18, 2016 at 3:12p.m.
‘Suspicious package’ reported at Dawson County home Dawson County deputies are investigating a suspicious package found at a home on Sandcastle Court in the Biscayne subdivision, near Ga. 400. Maj. Ray Goodie, command... Updated on May 18, 2016 at 1:47p.m.
New traffic signals planned in Ga. 400 corridor New traffic signals planned in Ga. 400 corridor Dawson County motorists can expect to see new traffic signals along the Ga. 400 corridor within the next few months in response to the increased commercial development... Updated on May 18, 2016 at 8:47a.m.

Government

Primary election is set for Tuesday Primary election is set for Tuesday Advanced voting continues through Friday for Tuesday's General Primary election. Polls at the county's three precincts will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Election Da... Updated on May 18, 2016 at 8:47a.m.
Residents vow to fight for hydrants Residents living in the areas of Kilough and Nix Bridge roads are vowing to continue their fight to get fire hydrants in the area. "After election results become ava... Updated on May 17, 2016 at 5:18p.m.
Congressional candidates cite federal agencies, programs they’d end Congressional candidates cite federal agencies, programs they’d end Get rid of the IRS, the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Education and even U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who has waffled over his support for Donald Trump, the ... Updated on May 13, 2016 at 2:27p.m.
Vape devices, electronic cigarettes banned on county property Vape devices and electronic cigarettes are now banned on county government property following last week's decision by the board of commissioners to modify Dawson Count... Updated on May 12, 2016 at 11:42a.m.
BOC vote angers residents Residents living along Kilough Church and Nix Bridge roads are furious at county commissioners for voting down a proposal that would have brought fire hydrants to the ... Updated on May 10, 2016 at 6:03p.m.

Education

Black’s Mill students develop successful portfolios The Georgia Council for Economic Education (GCEE) recognized fourth and fifth grade students from Black's Mill Elementary for their successful ventures in the Stock Ma... Updated on May 19, 2016 at 9:00a.m.
Dawson County High School graduation set for Saturday The Dawson County High School Class of 2016 will bid a fond farewell to friends and teachers on Saturday when they walk across the stage at Tigers Stadium. The May 2... Updated on May 17, 2016 at 5:17p.m.
Tinsley and Little named top of class Tinsley and Little named top of class Sarah Tinsley achieved another goal. She was not surprised, but relieved to hear she'd been named Dawson County High School's Valedictorian of the 2016 graduating cl... Updated on May 10, 2016 at 6:00p.m.
 DCHS drama department honored at Shulers DCHS drama department honored at Shulers Dawson County High School's drama department received multiple honorable mentions at this year's Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards (Shuler Awards) as well as ... Updated on May 08, 2016 at 10:00a.m.
Fifth graders learn connection between academics, career Fifth graders learn connection between academics, career Robinson Elementary fifth grade students Ian Costley and Brianna Savage had to be reassured they weren't really married. After classmate Iris Huff declared them man ... Updated on May 05, 2016 at 9:54a.m.

CRIME/COURTS

Delivery driver reports armed robbery The driver of a delivery van was reportedly robbed at gunpoint Friday evening in western Dawson County. Dawson County Sheriff's Maj. Ray Goodie said the man was trav... Updated on May 23, 2016 at 4:39p.m.
Deputy resigns following DUI arrest in Lumpkin A Dawson County Sheriff's deputy tendered his resignation following his arrest in Lumpkin County when he was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. She... Updated on May 19, 2016 at 7:00a.m.
Man critically injured in motorcycle crash Charges are pending against a Dawsonville woman who authorities say pulled into the path of a motorcycle traveling south on Ga. 400 in Dawson County Sunday. Joshua P... Updated on May 10, 2016 at 5:53p.m.
Citizen journalist files federal wrongful arrest lawsuit Citizen journalist files federal wrongful arrest lawsuit Attorneys for a citizen journalist arrested at a political rally in 2014 at Burts Pumpkin Farm have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the arresting officers violated th... Updated on May 10, 2016 at 4:26p.m.
Veteran deputy facing termination following DUI arrest Veteran deputy facing termination following DUI arrest A veteran Dawson County deputy is on unpaid administrative leave following his DUI arrest in Lumpkin County last week. Sheriff Billy Carlisle said Lt. James "Jim" Wa... Updated on May 04, 2016 at 1:00a.m.

BUSINESS

SPORTS

Track team honored for successful season Track team honored for successful season The Dawson County track program finished a successful season that saw multiple students achieve personal bests and break school records. The students were honored la... Updated on May 24, 2016 at 5:41p.m.
Golf tournament raises funds to help overcome addictions Golf tournament raises funds to help overcome addictions The Jericho House, a non-profit drug and alcohol recovery program, held its fifth annual golf tournament last week in hopes of raising funds to expand facilities and s... Updated on May 24, 2016 at 5:39p.m.
 Maroon and white game all about speed Maroon and white game all about speed There was plenty to see and no time to get bored for any Dawson County football fan during Saturday's maroon and white game. Eighth through 12th grade players took t... Updated on May 18, 2016 at 9:16a.m.
Lacey and Queen top the region Lacey and Queen top the region Coach Jed Lacey's commitment to soccer is unwavering. The Dawson County High School boys and girls programs are the benefactors. Lacey was recently named girls coa... Updated on May 17, 2016 at 5:23p.m.
High school wins All Sports Award under athletic director of the year High school wins All Sports Award under athletic director of the year When Dawson County High School's Athletic Director Grady Turner talks about his student athletes, he's like a proud dad bragging on his kids. This year he's had plen... Updated on May 17, 2016 at 5:15p.m.

VIEWPOINT

Sharing life’s bumps and bruises with friends She is not going to be pleased that I have told you this, but we are all family here, even if some of you consider me the illegitimate stepson of the weird cousin that... Updated on Mar 30, 2016 at 1:00a.m.
 
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