Board of education plans for future Board of education plans for future The Dawson County Board of Education has big hopes for what it believes will be a great boon to its students. The board voted unanimously during its November meetings... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Local fans ecstatic for Elliott Local fans ecstatic for Elliott Saturday's race at Homestead-Miami Raceway may not have been a career win for Chase Elliott, but the siren sounded all across Dawsonville regardless. With the season ... Updated on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Homeowner charged with fraud A woman whose Dawson County home caught fire and exploded in March has been charged with felony insurance fraud after officials say she exaggerated the extent of her l... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Man charged with raping employee at local motel A man who had been living at the Best Western along Ga. 400 in Dawsonville was arrested last week for allegedly sexually assaulting an employee at the motel, authoriti... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Road repaving could hinge on agreement with city A portion of road could be skipped when the county begins a repaving project on Burt Creek Road if an agreement with the city isn't reached. The county plans to use ... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Elliott wins Nationwide championship Elliott wins Nationwide championship Nationwide champion. Rookie of the year. Most popular driver. The list goes on and on for Dawsonville's Chase Elliott, who in his first year of contention, clinched ... Updated on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Chase Elliott is NASCAR's newest champion Chase Elliott is NASCAR's newest champion The "si-rene" atop the world-famous Pool Room is screaming through downtown Dawsonville for Chase Elliott Saturday's season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Raceway was... Updated on Nov 15, 2014 at 8:08p.m.
Homeowner charged with fraud A woman whose Dawson County home caught fire and exploded in March has been charged with felony insurance fraud after officials say she exaggerated the extent of her l... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Elliott clinches Nationwide title Updated on Nov 08, 2014 at 9:18p.m.
Lady Tigers bow out of tourney Lady Tigers bow out of tourney The Dawson County Lady Tigers ended their season, and hopes of a championship, following a 10-0 loss to Central, Carroll in five innings Friday afternoon. The team fe... Updated on Oct 31, 2014 at 1:58p.m.

LOCAL

Community invited to free Thanksgiving meals Preparations are in place for everyone wanting to celebrate the holidays with a hearty feast this Thanksgiving. The festivities start Nov. 26 with a free dinner at t... Updated on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Local fans ecstatic for Elliott Local fans ecstatic for Elliott Saturday's race at Homestead-Miami Raceway may not have been a career win for Chase Elliott, but the siren sounded all across Dawsonville regardless. With the season ... Updated on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Citizens graduate from academy Citizens graduate from academy A ceremony was held last week to celebrate the latest graduates of the Dawson County Citizens Academy. Nearly two-dozen local residents signed up for the course, whi... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Community honors servicemen and women Community honors servicemen and women The community paid tribute to servicemen and women of all ages and from each branch of the military Tuesday during Dawsonville's Veterans Day celebration. In its 10t... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Library is accepting food for fines The Chestatee Regional Library is offering library patrons a chance to do away with their fines by helping out a good cause. Throughout November, Dawson and Lumpkin ... Updated on Nov 05, 2014 at 1:00a.m.

Government

County workers could see cost of living increases County workers could see a pay increase on their next paychecks if commissioners approve a 2 percent cost of living adjustment suggested by County Manager Cindy Campbe... Updated on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Sen. Gooch elected Senate Majority Whip State Sen. Steve Gooch was named to the third ranking leadership position in the Senate Republican Caucus for the upcoming legislative session on Monday. As Majority... Updated on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Councilman named to fill vacancy Councilman named to fill vacancy The city of Dawsonville has appointed a new city councilman to replace a seat vacated earlier this month. Caleb Phillips, 27, was appointed unanimously by the city c... Updated on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Amendment by local legislator passes Georgia voters last week approved an amendment to the state's Constitution that imposes additional fees for reckless driving violations when they are pleaded down from... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Road repaving could hinge on agreement with city A portion of road could be skipped when the county begins a repaving project on Burt Creek Road if an agreement with the city isn't reached. The county plans to use ... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.

Education

Science night aims to get kids excited to learn Science night aims to get kids excited to learn Riverview Elementary School students got a chance earlier this month to experiment with forces of physics, chemicals and the human body. The elementary school held i... Updated on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Yearbook staff awarded Yearbook staff awarded The Dawson County High School yearbook staff walked away with 14 awards from the Georgia Scholastic Press Association last week. The awards were given for their work... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Dawson students R.E.A.D.ing Dawson students R.E.A.D.ing Third-grade students at every elementary school in Dawson County received a visit Nov. 6 from a local educational advocacy group. The Reading Education Association o... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Science put into practice Science put into practice Dawson County Middle School eighth-graders got a chance last week to build digital thermometers from base components. Now, they're learning to use what they created. ... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Board of education plans for future Board of education plans for future The Dawson County Board of Education has big hopes for what it believes will be a great boon to its students. The board voted unanimously during its November meetings... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.

CRIME/COURTS

Second suspect in church burglaries in local custody A second teen has been arrested in connection with a string of church burglaries earlier this year. Johnny Roque, 18, is charged with three counts each of second deg... Updated on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Homeowner charged with fraud A woman whose Dawson County home caught fire and exploded in March has been charged with felony insurance fraud after officials say she exaggerated the extent of her l... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Man charged with raping employee at local motel A man who had been living at the Best Western along Ga. 400 in Dawsonville was arrested last week for allegedly sexually assaulting an employee at the motel, authoriti... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Man accused of killing cellmate will undergo mental evaluation A Dawsonville man accused of murdering his cellmate in the Hall County Jail will be evaluated for mental competency. John Darrell Setchel, 24, was indicted Oct. 8 in... Updated on Oct 29, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Dawsonville teen cut in weekend fight A Dawsonville teenager was cut with a knife in a fight at a downtown gas station Saturday during the annual Mountain Moonshine Festival. The young man's name and age... Updated on Oct 29, 2014 at 1:00a.m.

BUSINESS

Unemployment rate continues to fall The unemployment rate for Dawson and neighboring counties in the region continues to fall. The Georgia Department of Labor announced recently that the unemployment r... Updated on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Lanier Tech to host job fair The job search has changed dramatically over the years. Advances in technology and the decline in the economy have changed the way people get hired. Lanier Technical... Updated on Nov 05, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
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.

SPORTS

Elliott wins Nationwide championship Elliott wins Nationwide championship Nationwide champion. Rookie of the year. Most popular driver. The list goes on and on for Dawsonville's Chase Elliott, who in his first year of contention, clinched ... Updated on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Chase Elliott is NASCAR's newest champion Chase Elliott is NASCAR's newest champion The "si-rene" atop the world-famous Pool Room is screaming through downtown Dawsonville for Chase Elliott Saturday's season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Raceway was... Updated on Nov 15, 2014 at 8:08p.m.
Elliott clinches the title Elliott clinches the title Dawsonville's legacy of producing NASCAR champions continued Saturday when Chase Elliott clinched the 2014 Nationwide Series title with a fifth-place finish at Phoenix... Updated on Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Elliott clinches Nationwide title Updated on Nov 08, 2014 at 9:18p.m.
Elliott could clinch Nationwide Series in Phoenix Dawsonville's Chase Elliott could clinch the NASCAR Nationwide Series title a week before the season ends if all goes well in Phoenix this weekend. Following his 15t... Updated on Nov 04, 2014 at 4:02p.m.

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