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11-year-old in dirt bike crash dies

11-year-old in dirt bike crash dies

A charity page to assist with final expenses has been set up in memory of a Dawson County boy involved in a dirt bike wreck ...

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Child in critical condition following dirt bike wreck

An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a dirt bike wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon.

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Long Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer of fun

The sun is out and it's been nice for several weeks now, but it's the long Memorial Day weekend that many consider the ...

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Independent zombie flick films at historic jail

Dawson County's Historic Jail will serve as the backdrop for an independent movie being filmed in mid-June.

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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.

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'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.

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‘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.

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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 ...

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Cancer fundraiser relays past $50,000 goal

Cancer fundraiser relays past $50,000 goal

Some ran, others walked and many held hands with loved ones as they relayed around the makeshift track in front of the Dawsonville Municipal Complex ...

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Relay for Life festivities are Saturday

A day-long event geared to celebrate cancer survivorship will be held Saturday at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

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Dawsonville-based bank completes $10 million recapitalization plan

Dawson County's only locally based bank on Monday announced the successful completion of a $10 million recapitalization campaign.

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Conservation group honors Keep Dawson County Beautiful organizer

Conservation group honors Keep Dawson County Beautiful organizer

The Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee last week honored the woman responsible for organizing Keep Dawson County Beautiful more than a decade ago.

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Local Chick-fil-A employee killed in North Forsyth crash

Local Chick-fil-A employee killed in North Forsyth crash

NORTH FORSYTH -- A crash involving a deer claimed the life of a North Forsyth High School student Tuesday night on Hwy. 369.

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Chamber president receives UGA young alumni award

Chamber president receives UGA young alumni award

Dawson County Chamber President Christie Haynes proves drive and hard work pays off at a young age.

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Single vehicle wreck shuts down Hwy. 136 W

Hwy. 136 west of Bailey Waters Road has reopened following a single vehicle crash Friday afternoon.

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Woman crashes into CVS pharmacy wall

Woman crashes into CVS pharmacy wall

The CVS pharmacy on Hwy. 53 in Dawsonville was closed Friday after a woman crashed her car into the side wall.

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Family displaced by fire thankful for ‘loving’ community

A local family displaced by fire last week is thankful for their "loving" community.

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Stamp Out Hunger coming up

The Dawsonville Post Office will participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers annual food drive one week from Saturday.

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Group collects tons of old electronics

Group collects tons of old electronics

Volunteers with Keep Dawson County Beautiful want to make sure outdated electronics stay out of landfills.

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Dawsonville woman injured burning leaves dies

Dawsonville woman injured burning leaves dies

Funeral services for a Dawsonville woman who died from injuries sustained when she was burning leaves in her yard last month will be held May ...

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Overturned vehicle shuts down Ga. 400 in Dawson County

 Ga. 400 in Dawson County has reopened following this morning's collision in front of North Georgia Premium Outlets.

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Dawson County News moves to new office near downtown square

Dawson County News moves to new office near downtown square

Dawson County News is on the move.

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Woman and pet attacked by pack of dogs

Woman and pet attacked by pack of dogs

City officials have made contact with the owners of three dogs that attacked a Dawsonville woman walking her small dog in her backyard Saturday morning.

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City of Dawsonville receives $100,000 grant

The City of Dawsonville is among more than a dozen municipalities poised to receive thousands of dollars through the state's Recreational Trail Grants program.

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U.S. Rep. Doug Collins sets up meeting with Windstream over customer service concerns

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said in a statement Tuesday that he will meet with Windstream officials on May 9 to discuss the company ...

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Congregation seeks volunteers to serve community

The congregation at Mountain Lake Church-Dawson invites the community to join them in a day of service.

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Adult siblings killed in head-on crash

Authorities have identified the two people killed in Monday's head-on collision on Kelly Bridge Road as adult siblings from Dawsonville.

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Toddlers die in Monday afternoon house fire

The Dawson and Lumpkin communities are mourning the deaths of two toddlers who died in a mobile home fire Monday afternoon.

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Two killed in Kelly Bridge Road head-on collision

Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle is now confirming that two people have died from injuries sustained in the head-on collision this afternoon on Kelly Bridge ...

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Package found in lot deemed safe

Authorities investigating a suspicious package reported in the parking lot of Walmart in Dawsonville last week found no threat to the public.

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Low cost rabies clinics this weekend

Low cost rabies vaccinations will be available Saturday at various locations across the county.

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Dinner gives hope to cancer survivors, caregivers

A dinner Tuesday night will celebrate the lives of local cancer survivors and their caregivers.

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Tales of 'naughty women' shared at library

Tales of 'naughty women' shared at library

Gasp, laughter, repeat.

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Gas station going in at 136/9 intersection

More than three acres at the intersection of Hwys. 9 North and 136 are being cleared to make way for a new gas station and ...

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Hwy. 53 reopens following gas main break

Hwy. 53 was shut down between Lumpkin Campground Road and Ga. 400 just after 5 a.m. Monday due to a gas main break caused ...

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Authorities: Medical episode likely cause of three-vehicle crash at county line

The three-vehicle crash at the Dawson-Forsyth County line Wednesday that sent several people to the hospital occurred, authorities said, when a teenage driver suffered a ...

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Dawson County schools charter contract renewed

The State Board of Education renewed the Dawson County School District's charter system contract today.

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Collision shuts down Hwy. 53 at county line

Hwy. 53 East was shut down in both directions at the Dawson-Forsyth County line Wednesday morning as officers investigated a two-car crash that occured just ...

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Racing pioneer named Moonshine Festival grand marshal

Racing pioneer named Moonshine Festival grand marshal

When Charlie Mincey got his first speeding ticket at the age of 12, he must have known racing was in his blood.

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Beautification group encourages the public to spruce up their neighborhoods

Volunteers with Keep Dawson County Beautiful are encouraging community members to spruce up their neighborhoods as part of this year's Great American Cleanup.

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Teams forming for Rotary’s annual golf tournament

There's still time to register a team in Rotary Club of Dawson County's 24th annual golf tournament and fundraiser.

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Sawnee awards grant to Reading Education Association of Dawson County

Sawnee awards grant to Reading Education Association of Dawson County

Every month when the Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation bill arrives, there is a simple request to give a few extra cents to round up your ...

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Local children get 'eggcited'

Local children get 'eggcited'

When the first graders at Robinson Elementary lined up at their door on Good Friday, there was a serious case of the wiggles going around ...

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GOP honors Berg’s party commitment

GOP honors Berg’s party commitment

Local Republicans recently recognized one of their own for his lifelong service to the party.

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Education



Local school system speaks out on transgender bathroom order

The ripple effects of President Barack Obama's administration's directive regarding the treatment of transgender students and their access to both restrooms and locker ...

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Dawson County High Class of 2016 graduates

Dawson County High Class of 2016 graduates

After four years of hard work, practice and preparation, the graduating class at Dawson County High School had to wait a little longer to commence ...

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Dawson County High School Valedictorian Sarah Tinsley's commencement speech

Good morning! Thank you all very much for celebrating with us this great milestone in

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Dawson County Salutatorian Dana Little's commencement speech

I don't know. There, Dana, you owe me five bucks.

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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 ...

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Government

Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers.

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Tax commissioner, sheriff's races head to run-off

Billy Thurmond, Chris Gaines and Julie Hughes Nix won their respective commission posts in Tuesday's primary election, while the tax commissioner and sheriff's ...

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Thurmond, Gaines, Nix chosen for commission posts

Votes are in for races in Dawson County.

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Primary election is set for Tuesday

Primary election is set for Tuesday

Advanced voting continues through Friday for Tuesday's General Primary election.

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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.

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