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PetSmart clear to operate at new shopping center

County commissioners last week approved a special use permit to allow PetSmart to operate at the new shopping center going in at the southeast intersection ...

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Students get glimpse of police life

Students get glimpse of police life

Police dog Kimbo burst out of the back seat of Cpl. Jessica Kraft's vehicle last week ready to assist Kraft as she demonstrated the ...

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City budget approved

On Monday night the Dawsonville City Council unanimously approved the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which includes a capital project loan for improvements ...

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Board of Education adopts new math resources for elementary students

Elementary math students in all Dawson County schools will soon have access to a new, comprehensive math resource program.

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Rotary Day celebration offers free food, fun

Rotary Day celebration offers free food, fun

Rotary Club of Dawson County invites the entire community out to Rotary Day at Rotary Island Saturday for a summer celebration featuring free food, music ...

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Lanier Tech marks 50th commencement

Lanier Tech marks 50th commencement

Lanier Technical College held its 2016 commencement Friday night at Free Chapel, awarding 235 degrees, 394 diplomas and 631 certificates.

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Ministry aims to make sure kids won’t go to bed hungry

Children should go to bed happy, not hungry is the profound theme for volunteers with Meals by Grace

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The Dawson County Produce Market will begin in July

The Dawson County Produce Market will officially open at 7:30 a.m. July 6.

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Lunches available during summer months

The Dawson County School Nutrition Summer Feeding Program is under way for the months of June and July.

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Ministry thrives to help women heal

Ministry thrives to help women heal

Jada Fiorentino doesn't like to look back at the life she once lived, the life of drug addition, sexual abuse and self-destruction.

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Kids to cool off at fire academy

Students interested in emergency services as a career or even just a curiosity can get a feel for what it is all about during the ...

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Two downtown businesses to split city grant funds

A new art studio and an existing event venue in downtown Dawsonville are set to split $7,500 in grant funding from the city of ...

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New church looks to find permanent pastor, location

A new church founded last year in Dawson County, is looking to hire a permanent pastor in the coming months.

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Illinois company purchases Dawsonville label maker SleeveCo

A leading supplier of high-impact decorative labels announced last week the acquisition of Dawsonville-based SleeveCo.

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Riding to remember and forget

Riding to remember and forget

It may have been a misnomer.

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Rangers conduct annual water training jump

Rangers conduct annual water training jump

"Splash!"called out three-year-old Caleb Brown each time a member of the Ranger Brigade parachuted into the water of Lake Lanier earlier last month.

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Portions of Ga. 400 widening project should open in September

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Though it may have been predicted - and then proven - that traffic on Ga. 400 would get worse before it gets better, a construction ...

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Water wars trial between Georgia, Florida being considered for fall

A trial over Florida allegations that Georgia is drinking up too much of shared water is being eyed for October or November.

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Coalition forms locally to combat Zika

A local doctor is encouraging the community to take precautions against the Zika virus.

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Upgrades planned for Dawson Forest Road

Commissioners are considering a plan to rehabilitate Dawson Forest Road.

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Summer shines: Hot holiday weekend kicks off season

Summer shines: Hot holiday weekend kicks off season

In a high-pitched squeak, 4-year-old Patience Finnegan ran toward her grandma.

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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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Education

Lanier Technical College celebrates 50 years educating the community

Lanier Technical College celebrates 50 years educating the community

FORSYTH COUNTY - Lanier Technical College hosts its share of banquets and events for groups throughout the community at the Forsyth Conference Center, but on June ...

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High school performing arts center renovations near completion

High school performing arts center renovations near completion

Despite the torn up parking lots, construction equipment and debris both inside and out of the facilities at Dawson County High School, the Dawson County ...

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Junior academy invites youth to walk the police beat

School is out and it's time for local kids to start walking the beat.

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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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Government

White primer on Historic Courthouse concerns residents

White primer on Historic Courthouse concerns residents

The past few weeks have had many residents in Dawson County in full fret mode as they have driven through downtown Dawsonville and seen the ...

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Water quality improved for Pigeon Creek

Water quality has improved for residents living in Pigeon Creek Estates following the city's move to reroute service through a new well.

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Proposed city budget up $400,000 from current year

The park going in behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex and plans to continue with a downtown revitalization project top capital expenses in the city's ...

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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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