Michigan company purchases Impulse Manufacturing BTD Manufacturing, Inc., a subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation, announced Tuesday it has acquired Dawsonville's Impulse Manufacturing for $30.5 million in cash. "Im... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 10:03a.m.
To my car: ‘Take me to work, please’ I slid down into a fiberglass shell that my Mom said looked more like a coffin than a racecar. It was, in fact, a sleek cigar shaped racer that in the day was consid... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
My great-grandson’s enthusiasm a reminder of why teachers matter Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough: Pardon me, but your great-grandfather is having a surreal moment. Knowing you are now firmly ensconced in the first grade is taking s... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
How much history do you really know? Sometimes I wonder how much of the history of our area that today's young people are knowledgeable about. They don't learn very much about local history in regular s... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Artillery fungus Local homeowners may occasionally notice hundreds of tiny black spots on their home's siding, their cars and landscape plants. These spots are often confused with pain... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Woman arrested at political rally seeks $550,000 Attorneys for a Roswell woman arrested last summer during a political rally in Dawson County have filed notice that a lawsuit is looming unless a settlement can be rea... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Michigan company purchases Impulse Manufacturing BTD Manufacturing, Inc., a subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation, announced Tuesday it has acquired Dawsonville's Impulse Manufacturing for $30.5 million in cash. "Im... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 10:03a.m.
Churches burglarized, two hit in two weeks Authorities are investigating the back-to-back weekend burglaries of two churches in Dawson County. "At this point, we can't say they're related. We're pretty sure t... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Interact Club gives middle-schoolers a chance to lead Interact Club gives middle-schoolers a chance to lead What was once a high school-only club is now spreading to the middle school level. The Interact Club, the junior arm of the Rotary Club, has set up shop at Riverview ... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawson County history book now available for purchasing Dawson County history book now available for purchasing Zack and Annice Meeler have been making trips from Augusta to Dawsonville for years, tracing family history and making memories. "My mother was born here. Her parents... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

LOCAL

Underwater search and recovery team earns new certification Divers with the Dawson County Underwater Search and Recovery Team completed training last week that certifies the entire group at the technician level. Made up of Da... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Dawson County history book now available for purchasing Dawson County history book now available for purchasing Zack and Annice Meeler have been making trips from Augusta to Dawsonville for years, tracing family history and making memories. "My mother was born here. Her parents... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
You’re challenged to a Downtown Showdown So you say you have the best chili in Dawson County? Well, then the Dawson Community News challenges you to a showdown. The inaugural Downtown Showdown Chili Contest... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
DCES welcomes new volunteer recruits DCES welcomes new volunteer recruits Dawson County Emergency Services on Saturday celebrated the graduation of 11 new recruits into the department's volunteer firefighter program. Long considered the ba... Updated on Aug 25, 2015 at 10:00p.m.

Government

City election qualifying begins next week Dawsonville citizens who want to be involved in their town's government will have the chance next week to toss their hat into the ring for city council or mayor. Qua... Updated on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:23a.m.
BOC votes to increase employee pay County employees will soon see a few more dollars going into their wallets after the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved pay raises Thursday night. Of the ... Updated on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:47a.m.
Water odor prompts filter examination This year, the City of Dawsonville has been continuing with water improvement plans to update its water infrastructure. However, this has not come without a few inconv... Updated on Aug 25, 2015 at 10:00p.m.
County leader believes future vision talks overdue County Commission Chairman Mike Berg was seated next to School Superintendent Damon Gibbs last week at a chamber of commerce event when he mentioned two new housing de... Updated on Aug 19, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
City finds solution to animal control saga The City of Dawsonville believes that it has finally solved its on-going animal control issues. "Everyone [on the council] has done some investigation on this issue ... Updated on Aug 19, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

Education

Dawson County 4-H looking for volunteers to expand programs The Dawson County 4-H program is looking to expand what it offers to students in the area. "Currently we want to offer BB and archery competition teams, more animal ... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Interact Club gives middle-schoolers a chance to lead Interact Club gives middle-schoolers a chance to lead What was once a high school-only club is now spreading to the middle school level. The Interact Club, the junior arm of the Rotary Club, has set up shop at Riverview ... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Middle school teacher wins award for lesson in Holocaust Riverview Middle School teacher Sherry Browning had a rare experience over the summer. Browning, a nearly 25-year teaching veteran, was awarded first place for a les... Updated on Aug 26, 2015 at 9:51a.m.
School system continues tradition of excellent financial reporting School system continues tradition of excellent financial reporting The Dawson County School System has once again been honored by the state for its financial reporting. A state auditing team presented the board of education's financ... Updated on Aug 19, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
School district representatives tour Marietta aeronautics facility Dawson County school administrators recently got the chance to see where some of the nation's best military planes are manufactured. The Dawson County School Distric... Updated on Aug 12, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

CRIME/COURTS

Woman arrested at political rally seeks $550,000 Attorneys for a Roswell woman arrested last summer during a political rally in Dawson County have filed notice that a lawsuit is looming unless a settlement can be rea... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Judge grants separate trials in murder case Judge grants separate trials in murder case The two men facing charges in connection with the murder of a local Little League coach will be tried separately. Superior Court Judge Jason Deal earlier this month ... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Churches burglarized, two hit in two weeks Authorities are investigating the back-to-back weekend burglaries of two churches in Dawson County. "At this point, we can't say they're related. We're pretty sure t... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Thieves target outlets: Burberry, Zales both hit in August A Georgia Bureau of Investigation sketch artist is being called in to help create a better picture of the woman who robbed a local jewelry store last month. "The vid... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Patrol deputy injured but OK after wreck A Dawson County deputy was injured last week when a driver failed to stop at a traffic light and collided into his patrol cruiser. Deputy Jamie Grulla reportedly ret... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

BUSINESS

Michigan company purchases Impulse Manufacturing BTD Manufacturing, Inc., a subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation, announced Tuesday it has acquired Dawsonville's Impulse Manufacturing for $30.5 million in cash. "Im... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 10:03a.m.
Sawnee EMC reduces power rate for rest of year Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation has announced it is lowering rates for most members by reducing the component with which most power bills are calculated. The ... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Workforce development crew coming to Dawson County Those interested in working on finishing that much-needed GED or learning new workforce skills will have the opportunity to get all the help they need. The Georgia M... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Tax credits available for employers that help workers get GEDs New tax credits are available for employers who help their employees earn their GEDs. Designed to encourage employers to help their employees obtain their GEDs, the ... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Applications now available for Downtown Development Authority Project Fund Grant Entrepreneurs wishing to bring their business to or improve already existing businesses in Dawsonville can now apply for a grant for city assistance. The Dawsonville... Updated on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:21a.m.

SPORTS

Another top-10 for Chase Elliott Dawsonville's Chase Elliott raced to his 15th top-10 finish of the season in Saturday's U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway, despite a questionable pit call late in the... Updated on Aug 04, 2015 at 4:26p.m.
Elliott and NAPA team inch closer in championship at Indy Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, finished 10th in Saturday's Lilly Diabetes 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.... Updated on Jul 29, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Fast 15 racing hall of fame semi-finalists announced The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame has announced the Fast 15 semi-finalists for its 2015 class. The semi-finalists are chosen by a panel of 30 Georgia racing experts. ... Updated on Jul 21, 2015 at 5:05p.m.
Dawsonville Racers compete Dawsonville Racers compete The Dawsonville Racer swim team competed at the District 7 swim meet at the Ruby Fulbright Aquatic Center in Clarkesville last week. Coach Stephanie Morgan's team wa... Updated on Jul 14, 2015 at 4:59p.m.
Thomason leaves Dawson County After eight years in the Dawson County School System, including one as a student teacher, Coach Mark Thomason has decided to leave and take an assistant basketball po... Updated on Jul 14, 2015 at 4:57p.m.

VIEWPOINT

To my car: ‘Take me to work, please’ I slid down into a fiberglass shell that my Mom said looked more like a coffin than a racecar. It was, in fact, a sleek cigar shaped racer that in the day was consid... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
My great-grandson’s enthusiasm a reminder of why teachers matter Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough: Pardon me, but your great-grandfather is having a surreal moment. Knowing you are now firmly ensconced in the first grade is taking s... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
How much history do you really know? Sometimes I wonder how much of the history of our area that today's young people are knowledgeable about. They don't learn very much about local history in regular s... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Artillery fungus Local homeowners may occasionally notice hundreds of tiny black spots on their home's siding, their cars and landscape plants. These spots are often confused with pain... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
I thought I had time Death has come far too frequently as of late. It seems like every time we watch the news, a terrible tragedy has happened. Friends have lost loved ones. Strangers ... Updated on Sep 02, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
 
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