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Chamber speaker tells business owners: Give up what’s good in search of something better in 2017

Chamber speaker tells business owners: Give up what’s good in search of something better in 2017

"People are passionate about resolutions: either they love them or they hate them. They want to talk about how terrible they are, or say they ...

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Sheriff’s Office employee fired for lying about relationship with supervisor

A Dawson County Sheriff's Office employee was fired last week and another is on leave after an inquest revealed the two lied about being ...

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Raymond Parks to be inducted this weekend

Raymond Parks to be inducted this weekend

This weekend Dawsonville native Raymond Parks will be officially etched into the granite of NASCAR history when he is inducted into the NASCAR Hall of ...

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Knife-wielding suspect dies after being shot by Forsyth County deputy at RV Park

Knife-wielding suspect dies after being shot by Forsyth County deputy at RV Park

A man who was shot by a Forsyth County deputy late Sunday night after reportedly confronting officers with a knife at Shady Grove RV Park ...

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Hobby Lobby to open in February

Hobby Lobby's newest store is projected to open at the end of February at the Dawson Marketplace shopping center in Dawson County.

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Third suspect arrested for murder of man in northeast Forsyth

Third suspect arrested for murder of man in northeast Forsyth

A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 35-year-old man that occurred in northeast Forsyth last week.

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Camping reservations now open

The 2017 camping season is just around the corner and the War Hill Park campsite will be taking reservations online only.

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Chamber hires marketing and events director

Chamber hires marketing and events director

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce recently added to its staff of three with new hire Davida Simpson as marketing and events director.

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Sheriff announces new command staff

Newly elected Sheriff Jeff Johnson has officially announced the personnel who will be in charge of the various departments within the Dawson County Sheriff's ...

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A local legend

A local legend

They can't pull one over on Gordon Pirkle.

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Dawson weathers snow, ice with no major accidents

Dawson weathers snow, ice with no major accidents

When Dawson County residents woke up Saturday morning, they looked out their windows to find a world blanketed in several inches of fresh, powdery snow.

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A look ahead: What’s to come in 2017

If 2016 was any indication, this year will be full of new growth and new challenges for Dawson County.

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Dawson schools delayed two hours Tuesday

According to the Dawson County Board of Education, Dawson County schools will be delayed by two hours on Tuesday morning.

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County’s longest 911 director retires after 18 years

County’s longest 911 director retires after 18 years

Many argue that the "true first responders" in emergency services and law enforcement are the people answering the phones.

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Northside Hospital-Forsyth applies for $8.4 million expansion

CUMMING - Just as Forsyth County continues to grow at a seemingly incessant pace, Northside Hospital-Forsyth continues to expand and evolve to meet the needs of ...

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Woman arrested for starving her children

Woman arrested for starving her children

A Dawsonville woman was arrested early last month for reportedly starving her children and allowing her toddler to wander away from her residence.

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2016: A Year in Review

2016: A Year in Review

Dawson County saw a year full of changes.

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Northside Hospital-Forsyth applies for $8.4 million expansion

CUMMING - Just as Forsyth County continues to grow at a seemingly incessant pace, Northside Hospital-Forsyth continues to expand and evolve to meet the needs of ...

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“Bring one for the chipper”

Recycle your Christmas tree this year with Keep Dawson County Beautiful's annual event, "Bring One for the Chipper."

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Dawson County Emergency Services Holds Annual Appreciation and Awards Banquet

Dawson County Emergency Services Holds Annual Appreciation and Awards Banquet

Dawson County Emergency Services held its annual appreciation and awards banquet. This year's event was held at the Dawson County Junior High School and ...

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Dawson County Farm Bureau finalist for state award

Dawson County Farm Bureau finalist for state award

MACON, Ga. - Dawson County Farm Bureau was recognized as one of the top county Farm Bureau programs in the state during the organization's 79th ...

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Quilt raffle winner announced

Quilt raffle winner announced

Earlier this month the Heart in Hand Quilt Guild drew a winner for its annual quilt raffle to benefit The Bowen Center for the Arts.

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Georgia Emergency Management launches upgraded alert app

To kick off Winter Weather Preparedness Week, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMHSA) recently announced the release of a completely updated version ...

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City, County honor employees of the year

Each year both the city of Dawsonville and the county select one person for employee of the year and recognize them for both their dedication ...

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New Year’s Eve sock hop at the Racing Hall of Fame

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame is offering an early New Year's Eve celebration that will feature music from another era.

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Dawsonville restaurant serves free meal to hundreds on Christmas

Dawsonville restaurant serves free meal to hundreds on Christmas

This year, Dawsonville Tavern owners, managers and community volunteers congregated on Christmas day to prepare, pack and deliver food to those in need this holiday ...

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“Bring one for the chipper”

Recycle your Christmas tree this year with Keep Dawson County Beautiful's annual event, "Bring One for the Chipper."

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Don’t leave presents in your car, sheriff warns

Recent car break-ins in Dawson County subdivisions have Sheriff Billy Carlisle advising residents to take extra precautions against thefts this holiday season.

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Local teen collects donations for animals

Local teen collects donations for animals

Fifteen-year-old Shannon Porter has spent the last four holiday seasons making sure that all of the furry friends in Dawson County have a good Christmas.

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County approves fourth Dollar General

Another Dollar General is coming to Dawsonville after a rezoning request was approved by the board of commissioners in a unanimous vote last week.

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GDOT: Roundabout on Hwy. 53 at Hwy. 183 coming soon

A new roundabout at the intersection of Hwys. 53 and 183 in Dawsonville has been officially bid out by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

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Dawsonville Tavern to ‘Feed the Hungry’

The Dawsonville Tavern is giving back this year with their Christmas Day project "Feed the Hungry." The restaurant is hosting a free meal for the ...

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272 housing units on Hwy. 53 denied

272 housing units on Hwy. 53 denied

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners had its final say in one developer's fight to bring 95 townhomes and 177 single family homes to ...

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Dawson County Emergency Services Holds Annual Appreciation and Awards Banquet

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Dawsonville man killed in Monday crash remembered for passion

Dawsonville man killed in Monday crash remembered for passion

For the family of Michael Bruce, the death of the 29-year-old is like a spoke missing from its wheel.

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Local Church distributes Thanksgiving meals

Local Church distributes Thanksgiving meals

Many members of the Dawson County community stepped up during the week of Thanksgiving to bring food and holiday cheer to those in need. Last ...

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Local teen collects donations for animals

Local teen collects donations for animals

Fifteen-year-old Shannon Porter has spent the last four holiday seasons making sure that all of the furry friends in Dawson County have a good Christmas.

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Bethel live nativity shows true meaning of Christmas

Bethel live nativity shows true meaning of Christmas

Bethel Baptist Church's live nativity was presented this past weekend, and the elaborate 10-scene outdoor play moved many spectators to tears.

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Light show, music draws visitors to home on Ga. 400

Light show, music draws visitors to home on Ga. 400

A residential light show to rival all others has been erected this holiday season in a subdivision off Ga. 400.

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Learning to talk about suicide

Learning to talk about suicide

Suicide is a word barely uttered above a whisper.

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County committee seeks first staff attorney

A committee established by commissioners last week is looking to hire the county's first internal legal counsel, and the first new county attorney since ...

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Local teen collects donations for animals

Local teen collects donations for animals

Fifteen-year-old Shannon Porter has spent the last four holiday seasons making sure that all of the furry friends in Dawson County have a good Christmas.

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Seniors mimic masters with holiday art show

Seniors mimic masters with holiday art show

"I had never painted a day in my life before I joined this class," said Marilou Perry as she stood in front of her three ...

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Don't rain on our parade

Don't rain on our parade

Young and old alike came out in full force to celebrate the beginning of the holidays at events in Dawsonville this weekend. Despite the rain ...

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City seeks to save longtime school teacher’s home from demo

City seeks to save longtime school teacher’s home from demo

The City of Dawsonville is currently working to save the former home of a prominent local educator from demolition as planned by the Dawson County ...

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Church to present live Christmas nativity

Bethel Baptist Church in Dawsonville will be performing its annual live Christmas nativity this weekend.

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Suicide prevention program next week

The Dawson County School System will host a workshop next week on suicide prevention and awareness that is open to parents, as well as the ...

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Dawsonville man killed in single vehicle wreck

A single vehicle wreck in Lumpkin County claimed the life of a longtime Dawson County man early Sunday morning.

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Katt Williams banished from Dawson and Hall counties




New parks and rec smartphone app launches

Dawson County Parks and Recreation has launched a free smartphone app that is downloadable on both Apple and Android devices.

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Education



Donald W. Moss Scholarship now open to Dawson students

The Donald Moss Scholarship Fund is now open for applications. This is the first year that the scholarship is open to Dawson County students who ...

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Spelling bees take place in preparation for system-wide event

Spelling bees take place in preparation for system-wide event

Thirty middle school spellers sat nervously on stage at Dawson County Middle School last week for the annual spelling bee that ended up going through ...

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Board of ed approves Rick Brown as chief operations officer

Board of ed approves Rick Brown as chief operations officer

During last week's Dawson County Board of Education meeting, the board approved current Chief Academic Officer Rick Brown to take on a new position ...

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Sawnee EMC accepting applications for scholarships and trip

The Sawnee Foundation Youth Scholarship program, a part of Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation (Sawnee EMC) is currently accepting applications for scholarships for high school seniors.

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Middle school math teacher quietly impacting her students

Middle school math teacher quietly impacting her students

Sixth grade math teacher at Dawson County Middle School Christie Downs likes to, as she says, "fly under the radar."

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Government



County names new planning commission

The new year has brought new members to the county planning commission. All four planning board members, as well as the chair, had terms that ...

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Tanner appointed to transportation committee

Tanner appointed to transportation committee

The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments recently named Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee.

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County manager plans community discussion workshop

Citizens of Dawsonville are invited to attend a joint community connections workshop next week.

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David Ralston re-elected as speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives

David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, has again been re-elected as Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives. Ralston was first elected as speaker in January 2010 ...

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State lawmakers talk first 2017 session plans

Before the first session of the 154th general assembly began Monday local lawmakers discussed what they think will be the biggest and most important issues ...

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