Deputy placed on leave after woman arrested at political rally The deputy who arrested a Roswell woman over the weekend at a political rally in Dawson County has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an i... Updated on Aug 28, 2014 at 4:43p.m.
Man charged under new state law A 20-year-old Dawsonville man is the first to be charged locally under a new state law that prohibits sending sexually explicit photographs without the consent of the ... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Woman arrested at rally Woman arrested at rally A Roswell woman was arrested Saturday after she refused to stop recording a political rally in Dawson County with her video camera. According to the Dawson County Sh... Updated on Aug 26, 2014 at 4:27p.m.
Deputy cleared of any wrongdoing Deputy cleared of any wrongdoing Capt. Tony Wooten with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the arrest investigation of a Roswell woman over the weekend. Sheriff... Updated on Aug 29, 2014 at 12:29p.m.
Festival on tap this weekend for music, beer Festival on tap this weekend for music, beer Be on the lookout for food, drinks and fun this weekend as the downtown area plays host to the second annual Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival. The two-day event w... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Deputy cleared of any wrongdoing Deputy cleared of any wrongdoing Capt. Tony Wooten with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the arrest investigation of a Roswell woman over the weekend. Sheriff... Updated on Aug 29, 2014 at 12:29p.m.
Deputy placed on leave after woman arrested at political rally The deputy who arrested a Roswell woman over the weekend at a political rally in Dawson County has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an i... Updated on Aug 28, 2014 at 4:43p.m.
Woman arrested at rally Woman arrested at rally A Roswell woman was arrested Saturday after she refused to stop recording a political rally in Dawson County with her video camera. According to the Dawson County Sh... Updated on Aug 26, 2014 at 4:27p.m.
Man charged under new state law A 20-year-old Dawsonville man is the first to be charged locally under a new state law that prohibits sending sexually explicit photographs without the consent of the ... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Cumming man killed in tractor accident A man from Cumming died when his tractor overturned earlier this week. According to Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Robin Stone, Jerry Ledford, 63, was cutting gras... Updated on Aug 15, 2014 at 8:00a.m.

LOCAL

Festival rocks Dawsonville Festival rocks Dawsonville A new, local tradition continued to brew over the weekend during the second annual Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival. Proceeds from the event benefited Camp Souther... Updated on Aug 27, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Racing legend donates car from personal collection Racing legend donates car from personal collection NASCAR legend Bill Elliott last week donated a 1937 Ford from his private collection that will be raffled off to raise money to support the Dawsonville History Museum.... Updated on Aug 27, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Festival on tap this weekend for music, beer Festival on tap this weekend for music, beer Be on the lookout for food, drinks and fun this weekend as the downtown area plays host to the second annual Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival. The two-day event w... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
 Rotary Island set to open next week Rotary Island set to open next week Rotary Island at Rock Creek Park will be open for the Labor Day weekend. "We're just excited about bringing it to the community," said Brooke Anderson, incoming pres... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Townley honored for service Townley honored for service Etowah Water and Sewer Authority recently recognized one of its board members for a quarter-century of service. During an Aug. 12 meeting, Linda Townley was presente... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

Government

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.
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.
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.
Citizens academy seeks applicants Residents who wish to learn more about their county government and how it works for them are encouraged to register for the Citizens Government Academy. "It allows c... Updated on Aug 13, 2014 at 10:59a.m.
Tanner named ‘Champion of Cities’ Tanner named ‘Champion of Cities’ The Georgia Municipal Association last week recognized local lawmaker Kevin Tanner with the group's 2014 Champion of Georgia's Cities award. The award is given at th... Updated on Aug 13, 2014 at 9:00a.m.

Education

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.
School system adopts new policies The Dawson County Board of Education voted unanimously during its Monday night meeting to approve changes to the way the school system handles two long-standing operat... Updated on Aug 13, 2014 at 11:12a.m.
Back to school Back to school With budgets set, teachers hired and summer building projects nearing an end, schools across Dawson County eagerly opened their doors to students. Beginning this yea... Updated on Aug 13, 2014 at 8:49a.m.
 School starts on Thursday School starts on Thursday Dawson County school system teachers and administrators were in full preparation mode for starting classes this week. While many educators are returning to their cla... Updated on Aug 06, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Organizations aim to ease burden With school starting Thursday, parents, teachers, faculty and students are getting ready for a new school year. Forms are filled out and paperwork submitted, though no... Updated on Aug 06, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

CRIME/COURTS

Deputy cleared of any wrongdoing Deputy cleared of any wrongdoing Capt. Tony Wooten with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the arrest investigation of a Roswell woman over the weekend. Sheriff... Updated on Aug 29, 2014 at 12:29p.m.
Deputy placed on leave after woman arrested at political rally The deputy who arrested a Roswell woman over the weekend at a political rally in Dawson County has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an i... Updated on Aug 28, 2014 at 4:43p.m.
Bones found at transfer station sent to GBI Employees got a surprise last weekend when a backpack full of bones turned up at the Dawson County waste transfer station. "We got a call ... and came down to collec... Updated on Aug 27, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Woman arrested at rally Woman arrested at rally A Roswell woman was arrested Saturday after she refused to stop recording a political rally in Dawson County with her video camera. According to the Dawson County Sh... Updated on Aug 26, 2014 at 4:27p.m.
Man charged under new state law A 20-year-old Dawsonville man is the first to be charged locally under a new state law that prohibits sending sexually explicit photographs without the consent of the ... Updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

BUSINESS

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.
Goodwill opens Goodwill opens Judging from the line waiting for the doors to open and the steady customer flow all day, Dawson County residents have welcomed the opening of a new Goodwill store on ... Updated on Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Humane Society boutique opens Humane Society boutique opens The Dawson County Humane Society opened its Resale Shop and Boutique last Thursday to excited patrons from around the county. "I'm an animal advocate, so I think thi... Updated on Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Intersection changes will begin in spring Intersection changes will begin in spring State transportation officials are now saying changes to the county's busiest crossing will begin early next year. Robert Murphy, project manager for the continuous ... Updated on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:46p.m.

SPORTS

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.
Elliott finishes eighth in Iowa Elliott finishes eighth in Iowa Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, finished eighth in Saturday night's U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. Elliott remains the NASCAR Nati... Updated on Aug 06, 2014 at 4:00a.m.
Six ladies join elite group Six Dawson County Lady Tiger soccer players join an elite group of All-Area performers as selected by The Times of Gainesville last week. Juniors Taylor Bennett and ... Updated on Jul 22, 2014 at 3:37p.m.

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