Arrest made in church fire An arrest was made last week in connection with a fire late last year at Gospel Way Baptist Church. Gary Lee Croy, 40, of Pendergrass, has been charged with first-de... Updated on Feb 18, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Winter storm may be on the way Monday Winter storm may be on the way Monday After an icy winter in 2014, North Georgia's relatively mild 2015 is about to take a turn for the worse. "Although we have had some close calls recently that spared ... Updated on Feb 15, 2015 at 9:44a.m.
Winter storm watch continues for Dawson County Winter storm watch continues for Dawson County Areas of light snow will slowly increase across extreme northwest Georgia between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday, and then become widespread across far north Georgia Frida... Updated on Feb 19, 2015 at 10:58a.m.
Local authorities search for man in CVS robbery Local authorities search for man in CVS robbery Authorities are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect from an armed robbery at CVS in Dawsonville last week. Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten said the... Updated on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
County opens temporary shelter at Rock Creek Park Snow flurries are falling in Northeast Georgia this afternoon, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in tonight. The National Weathe... Updated on Feb 18, 2015 at 12:29p.m.
Local authorities search for man in CVS robbery Local authorities search for man in CVS robbery Authorities are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect from an armed robbery at CVS in Dawsonville last week. Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten said the... Updated on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Lady Tigers advance to Elite Eight The Dawson County Lady Tigers varsity girls' basketball team defeated Dodge County by a score of 71-40 to advance to the Elite Eight round of the state tournament. Th... Updated on Feb 21, 2015 at 7:42p.m.
Lady Tigers advance to Sweet Sixteen Lady Tigers advance to Sweet Sixteen The undefeated Lady Tigers advanced to the Sweet Sixteen with Thursday's 71-35 win over Elbert County. With the win, the 28-0 Lady Tigers have the home court for Sat... Updated on Feb 19, 2015 at 8:46p.m.
Winter storm watch continues for Dawson County Winter storm watch continues for Dawson County Areas of light snow will slowly increase across extreme northwest Georgia between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday, and then become widespread across far north Georgia Frida... Updated on Feb 19, 2015 at 10:58a.m.
County opens temporary shelter at Rock Creek Park Snow flurries are falling in Northeast Georgia this afternoon, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in tonight. The National Weathe... Updated on Feb 18, 2015 at 12:29p.m.

LOCAL

Cold front rolls in again Cold front rolls in again Just barely a week after ice and freezing rain downed an estimated 1,000 trees and left nearly a half inch of ice on surfaces across the county, Dawson County is once ... Updated on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Annual Leap for Literacy set for Saturday As cold as it has been recently, you'd think the community would be running toward warmer locales. But instead, dozens of volunteers are planning to take a plunge in... Updated on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Winter storm watch continues for Dawson County Winter storm watch continues for Dawson County Areas of light snow will slowly increase across extreme northwest Georgia between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday, and then become widespread across far north Georgia Frida... Updated on Feb 19, 2015 at 10:58a.m.
County opens temporary shelter at Rock Creek Park Snow flurries are falling in Northeast Georgia this afternoon, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in tonight. The National Weathe... Updated on Feb 18, 2015 at 12:29p.m.
Arbor Day Friday The community is invited to a celebration of trees Friday afternoon at War Hill Park on Lake Lanier. The Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee, in conjunction wit... Updated on Feb 18, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

Government

County names planning director County officials last week announced that a new planning and development director has been named. Rachel Burton will be responsible for zoning, permitting, business ... Updated on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
City elections put on hold With just one candidate qualifying for a city council seat, the City of Dawsonville will not be holding an election to fill the recently-appointed seat in March. "Pu... Updated on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
County withdraws annexation objection County leaders last week agreed they would not a fight a recent annexation into the city of Dawsonville. In a unanimous vote, the Dawson County Board of Commissioner... Updated on Feb 11, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Mayor urges citizens to reject proposed transportation bill Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan is urging citizens in the city and county to reject a proposed transportation bill floating through the state capitol. "This bill righ... Updated on Feb 11, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
City qualifying continues Only two days remain for those that wish to qualify for Dawsonville's March 7 special election. The special election ballot will feature the council seat left vacant... Updated on Feb 11, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

Education

Dawson crowns best school speller Dawson crowns best school speller With words like "spaceship" flying out of the caller's mouth, the Dawson County System-wide Spelling Bee was sure to make its winner "famous," which, coincidentally, w... Updated on Feb 04, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Lanier Technical College names semi-finalists for GOAL award Lanier Technical College names semi-finalists for GOAL award Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to... Updated on Jan 21, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Middle School poets printed in annual writing collection Students from Dawson County Middle School were recently given the chance to have their writing works published for a much wider audience to see. Gifted Language Arts... Updated on Jan 21, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
School leaders examine future While it may be quite a way off, local school leaders are looking at ways to help students transition from middle to high school. "When we talk about meeting the nee... Updated on Jan 14, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Superintendent addresses chamber Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs gave his first address to the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce during its monthly luncheon last week. Gibbs' topics ... Updated on Jan 14, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

CRIME/COURTS

Local authorities search for man in CVS robbery Local authorities search for man in CVS robbery Authorities are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect from an armed robbery at CVS in Dawsonville last week. Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten said the... Updated on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Arrest made in church fire An arrest was made last week in connection with a fire late last year at Gospel Way Baptist Church. Gary Lee Croy, 40, of Pendergrass, has been charged with first-de... Updated on Feb 18, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Woman on probation for theft, forgery arrested again An ex-realtor who pleaded guilty to theft and forgery charges last year was arrested again last week, this time for fraud. Carol Lynn Michaelson, 51, of Dawsonville ... Updated on Feb 11, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Meth lab found Meth lab found Four suspects are in custody after drug agents last week raided a home in southeastern Dawson County where an active methamphetamine lab was uncovered. Daniel Ray Hug... Updated on Feb 04, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Murder suspect’s bond set at $250K Murder suspect’s bond set at $250K Bond has been set at $250,000 for the Dawsonville man accused in the shooting death of a popular coach and father. As of Tuesday afternoon, Herman James "Bo" Seppenf... Updated on Feb 04, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

BUSINESS

Annual gala honors chamber’s members Annual gala honors chamber’s members Despite the blustering winds and snow flurries last Friday, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce celebrated business in the style of the roaring 20s. "Despite the w... Updated on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Forecaster predicts Dawson’s population at 100,000 by 2030 Community leaders are both hopeful and hesitant after hearing a north Georgia real estate forecaster say he expects the county's population to quadruple in the next 15... Updated on Feb 18, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
New hardware store is looking to break ground The owner of a hardware store in Dahlonega is expanding to Dawson County after officials last week approved a request to rezone nearly three acres at Hwy. 53 East and ... Updated on Jan 21, 2015 at 1:00a.m.

SPORTS

Bill Elliott celebrates ‘Awesome’ career Bill Elliott celebrates ‘Awesome’ career The legend of Bill Elliott's awesome racing career culminated Friday night when the Dawsonville native was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. "You go through your... Updated on Feb 04, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Chase Elliott gets fulltime cup ride in 2016 Chase Elliott gets fulltime cup ride in 2016 There was already speculation that Dawsonville's Chase Elliott would take over the No. 24 when four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon announced last week he planned to ... Updated on Feb 04, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Chase Elliott to replace Gordon on NASCAR race team Updated on Jan 29, 2015 at 1:54p.m.

VIEWPOINT

You don’t know much about history? This test is for you As you may have heard, some of our intrepid public servants under the Gold Dome are unhappy with the Advanced Placement U.S. History test and the College Board which a... Updated on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Winter weather won’t slow the Senate down Georgia was greeted on President's Day with frigid temperatures that lasted throughout the week. With snow and ice threatening the state, the Capitol was closed on M... Updated on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
Random thoughts on random subjects If you watched the Super Bowl a couple of weeks ago - and reports say that 114 million of us did - perhaps you saw a portion of the reprehensible behavior of Seattle w... Updated on Feb 11, 2015 at 1:00a.m.
 
 
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