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335 townhomes proposed for Hwy. 53 near Tractor Supply

Developers for new housing units off Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 East have once again halted their efforts to rezone property after tabling their request ...

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The lost art of handwriting

The lost art of handwriting

The 26-year-old mother of one recently placed second in the World Handwriting Competition for her print submission.

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Panera Bread to open next month

Dawson County's new Panera Bread Bakery-Café is expected to open next month.

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LED lights to brighten Rock Creek soccer fields

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners recently voted to approve the installation of new LED light fixtures at the soccer fields in Rock Creek Park ...

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Job hunters attend North Georgia Career Expo

Job hunters attend North Georgia Career Expo

The North Georgia Career Expo was held last week with employers and job seekers hoping to make successful connections to benefit the workforce of Dawson ...

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Racing Hall of Fame hosts sock hop

Go back in time this weekend with local greats from another era when the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame hosts a genuine sock hop.

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Beauty Beyond Be-Leaf: “Leaf Peepers” converge on North Georgia Mountains

This fall, thousands will descend upon North Georgia, loading their trailers and cars with camping gear and traveling up the winding roads towards a higher ...

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End date released for Ga. 400 and Hwy 53 intersection construction

End date released for Ga. 400 and Hwy 53 intersection construction

Construction and development crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation have been occupying the Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 intersection for nearly 20 months, working ...

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Chili’s to open doors Monday

Chili’s to open doors Monday

The grand opening of the Chili's Grill & Bar at Dawson Crossroads on Georgia 400 is set for Monday.

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Service and Sacrifice: Community remembers 9/11 at Patriot Day memorial service

Service and Sacrifice: Community remembers 9/11 at Patriot Day memorial service

Two days before the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, community members gathered at Fire Station ...

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Search and Rescue Dog remembered

Cody was part of the family.

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North Georgia zoo officials create makeshift incubator to save baby kangaroo

North Georgia zoo officials create makeshift incubator to save baby kangaroo

Lillypad the kangaroo has had a rough life so far.

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Headley sole finalist for manager position

Headley sole finalist for manager position

A year ago, the Dawson County manager thought so little of the work being done by Public Works Director David Headley that he was forced ...

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Jobs for Georgia Graduates program helping students succeed

Jobs for Georgia Graduates program helping students succeed

Dawson County High School students and members of Jobs for Georgia Graduates (JGG), Alondra Zavala and Ava Walker visited Johnson High School last week to ...

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Shopping centers on Ga. 400 open as search for Kroger tenant continues

A year after construction workers first broke ground, the new shopping centers on both sides of Ga. 400 south of the Dawson Forest Road intersection ...

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Superintendent named to state advisory council

Superintendent named to state advisory council

Dawson County Superintendent of Schools Damon Gibbs was chosen to participate in a special advisory council by State Superintendent Richard Woods for the upcoming year.

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Citizens can now sign up to speak day of commission meetings

During last week's board of commissioners voting session, board members decided to alter the policy regarding the time frame for signing up to speak ...

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Dawson County Woman’s Club to host annual fundraiser

The Dawson County Woman's Club will host its annual fundraiser, Giving Goes Glam, on Saturday at the Church of the Apostles on Hwy. 400 ...

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Patriot Day Memorial Service

Dawson County Emergency Services will honor the memory of those who lost their lives during the tragic events of 9/11 in a special ceremony ...

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Commissioners announce sole finalist for manager position

Commissioners announce sole finalist for manager position

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners announced during its regular meeting Thursday night that David Headley is the sole candidate under consideration to be the ...

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77 years for Dot and Loy

77 years for Dot and Loy

After four dates, they snuck away and got married.

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Local Firefighters honored by Georgia State Firefighters Association

Local Firefighters honored by Georgia State Firefighters Association

The Georgia State Firefighters Association recently presented two local firefighters with the 2016 Life Saving Valor Award.

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Longer stretch of road to open than originally planned

CUMMING -- The date marking the first opening of a third lane on Ga. 400 northbound has been changed and expanded.

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Citizen journalist files lawsuit against property owners from 2014 rally

Nearly two years after Nydia Tisdale was arrested at a GOP rally at Burt's Pumpkin Farm in Dawsonville the "citizen journalist" has filed a ...

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‘We have been waiting on this’

‘We have been waiting on this’

The last three weeks have felt like an eternity.

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Blood drive to honor memory of local teacher

Blood drive to honor memory of local teacher

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will host a blood drive Saturday to honor the memory of former Dawson County teacher, Charles B. Finley.

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Study: Hope Scholarship funding could be in jeopardy

Study: Hope Scholarship funding could be in jeopardy

A new study of the Hope Scholarships program, which is funded by the Georgia lottery, contends the program could run out of money for the ...

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Suspect at large after armed bank robbery in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH - An armed robbery occurred about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Foothills Community Bank on Bethelview Road, according to officials with the Forsyth ...

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Dawsonville woman indicted on meth trafficking

Dawsonville woman indicted on meth trafficking

A Dawsonville woman accused of trafficking methamphetamine - and concealing it in a can of peaches - has been indicted on various drug charges by a Forsyth ...

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Chamber hosts 20th golf classic

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will host its 20th annual Chamber Golf Classic Monday at Crystal Falls Golf Club.

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Authority accepting applications for grant

The Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority is once again accepting applications to award grants to businesses within Dawsonville that promote trade, commerce, industry and employment opportunities.

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Lakewood Reunion stirs stories of days gone by

Lakewood Reunion stirs stories of days gone by

Some racing dreams may have faded, but the memories are still vivid for the fans and drivers who were a part of the legendary Lakewood ...

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Goodwill Career Center opens in Dawsonville

Goodwill Career Center opens in Dawsonville

Goodwill of North Georgia opened the doors of its Career Center inside the Dawsonville storefront this week in hopes of assisting job seekers and employers ...

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Body found in Lanier believed to be missing Florida man




Pigeon Creek residents propose a change

The residents of Pigeon Creek Estates presented a petition last week to the Dawsonville City Council that states their intention to convert their water system ...

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Dawsonville man arrested on burglary, drug charges

A Dawson County man was arrested and charged with first degree burglary following a reported incident on Ridge Road late last month.

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Kiwanis Club hosts annual run

The Kiwanis Club of Dawson County has put local runners on notice: The revenuers are coming for you.

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Unidentified urn found floating on Lake Lanier

LAKE LANIER - The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office issued an unusual request Monday: for anyone with information regarding an urn found floating on Lake Lanier ...

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Movies in the Park a fitting end to summer activities

Kids and adults longing for one last taste of summer can jump in at Veterans Park on Friday.

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Father of missing girl facing multiple charges

The father of a Hall County 12-year-old who was missing for a week and a half faces multiple felony charges.

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Celebrity waiters bring out the breakfast crowd

Celebrity waiters bring out the breakfast crowd

Struggling to find parking at LongHorn may be the norm on a Friday night, but last Friday morning there was barely an available spot.

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Milestones scores make gains

Georgia Milestones test scores were released last week and Dawson County students were in the top 20 in the state in multiple grade levels across ...

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Back to school

Though summer hardly seems to be winding down, kids across the county will move back into classrooms on Aug. 5.

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Education

School system wins financial reporting award for third year

School system wins financial reporting award for third year

The Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts recently presented the Dawson County School System with the Award of Distinction for Excellent Financial Reporting for the ...

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REACH scholars named in ceremony

REACH scholars named in ceremony

Five students from Dawson County Junior High School signed contracts as REACH scholars in a ceremony last week at the school in front of parents ...

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Board approves funding for JROTC building

Dawson County High School's JRTOC program should soon have a new facility to call home.

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Construction begins next month on new Lanier Tech campus

Construction begins next month on new Lanier Tech campus

Lanier Technical College officially broke ground Friday morning for a new $100 million campus on Howard Road, just off Ga. 365 in Hall County.

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Board of education openly opposes Amendment 1

The Dawson County Board of Education voted unanimously during Monday night's monthly board meeting to support a resolution to oppose Gov. Nathan Deal's ...

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Government

County hires new planning and development director

County hires new planning and development director

The county planning commission announced last week that Jason Streetman will serve as the county's new planning and development director.

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Headley hired as County Manager

Headley hired as County Manager

Commissioners voted last week to appoint David Headley as Dawson County's next county manager.

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Proposed 2017 county budget includes higher property tax, raises

County Commission Chair Mike Berg presented a $36.4 million budget for fiscal year 2017 last week that includes raises, new vehicles and capital improvement ...

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Board of Commissioners vote to keep current millage rate

During Thursday night's work session and special called meeting, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted to keep the current millage rate unchanged following ...

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Second hearing held on millage rate

During last week's Dawson County Board of Commissioners voting session, Dawson County Chamber of Commerce President Christie Haynes asked the commissioners to take several ...

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