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Dawson County cleaning up after storms bring high winds

Dawson County cleaning up after storms bring high winds

The threat of severe weather became more than just a threat overnight as severe thunderstorms made way through Dawson County, resulting in downed trees, significant ...

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Woman gets through courthouse security with gun

A woman who entered the Dawson County Government Center earlier this month was able to make it past a security guard and a metal detector ...

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Dollar General appeals zoning decision

When the planning commission voted to deny a request for a larger Dollar General at the corner of Harmony Church and Nix Bridge Roads, the ...

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Driver of minivan sought

Driver of minivan sought

The driver of a minivan is being sought by authorities following a report that the man attempted to talk to a child near a bus ...

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National transportation board releases details on Dawson plane crash

The cause of a February plane crash in Dawson County has been released in a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board.

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Board of Elections retiree gets party

Board of Elections retiree gets party

Former Dawson County Board of Elections member Tom Foley was honored last week during a retirement party at the board of elections office.

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BOC signs resolutions on city airport, motorsports park regulations

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted March 16 approve two resolutions conveying their disapproval of the city of Dawsonville's current consideration of the ...

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Pigeon Creek well still closed as city builds another

Residents of the Pigeon Creek subdivision off Shoal Creek Road have waited a long time for their issues with city water to be resolved.

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Abba House chicken coop helps to heal women

Abba House chicken coop helps to heal women

Three times a day, Amy and the other "chicken mamas" walk to Abba House's chicken coop and check on the hens.

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Gibbs Garden shows signs of spring as daffodil season starts ahead of schedule

Gibbs Garden shows signs of spring as daffodil season starts ahead of schedule

Daffodils are one of the first signs of spring and Gibbs Gardens has mid-season and late fragrant blooms indicating spring is just around the corner.

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One killed in Dawsonville wreck

One person died and Elliott Family Parkway near Howser Mill Road was closed for several hours after a serious car wreck Sunday night.

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Firefighters’ cars broken into in downtown Dawsonville

Four firefighters' vehicles at fire station no. 1 in Dawsonville were broken into Thursday night, in what could be the latest in an apparent string ...

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Ted Terry to speak at Tuesday meeting

Ted Terry to speak at Tuesday meeting

The Dawson County Democratic Party will featuring guest speaker Ted Terry at its meeting on March 21 at the Big Canoe Swim Club.

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Section of Hwy. 9 closed this weekend

Section of Hwy. 9 closed this weekend

The Georgia Transmission Corporation will begin relocating utility transmission lines on Hwy. 9 this Friday and continue work through March 19. The work will require ...

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 Chamber to celebrate 40th anniversary at gala

Chamber to celebrate 40th anniversary at gala

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet on March 25 at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

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Miss Relay for Life 2017 crowned

Miss Relay for Life 2017 crowned

The Dawson County Miss Relay for Life Pageant was held on March 5 at the junior high school. The top three places were awarded in ...

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GDOT to fix dangerous intersections in Dawson

The board of commissioners on Thursday may vote to approve a letter of support for the Georgia Department of Transportation to fix dangerous Ga. 400 ...

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Man arrested for allegedly breaking child’s arm, leg

An 18-month-old child is in the hospital with serious injuries and a Dawsonville man has been arrested on 18 felony charges including first degree cruelty ...

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Dollar General appeals zoning decision

When the planning commission voted to deny a request for a larger Dollar General at the corner of Harmony Church and Nix Bridge Roads, the ...

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Century-old Dawson County church gets indoor plumbing

Century-old Dawson County church gets indoor plumbing

Salem United Methodist Church is not dealing with the dilemmas that many modern churches face-like should whether or not to offer more youth events or ...

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City planning recommends approval of AMP requests

City planning recommends approval of AMP requests

City of Dawsonville residents are shaking their heads after Monday night's planning commission meeting during which the commission voted to recommend amendments to the ...

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Bowen Western art and literary show winners announced

Bowen Western art and literary show winners announced

The Bowen Center for the Arts is holding its Round Up Western Art & Literary Show.

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City planning board member dies

City planning board member dies

Pamela Bragg, 60, of Dawsonville, died on March 8, 2017 at her home in Dawsonville following a sudden illness.

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Elliott finishes third at Las Vegas

Chase Elliott took the green flag from the 12th position on Sunday afternoon and quickly made his way into the top 10. Once he cracked ...

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Driver seriously injured in wrong-way collision

One person was seriously injured and others sustained minor injuries after a four-car pileup on Ga. 400 in Dawson County Tuesday morning.

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Arts center hosts juried Western art and literary show

Arts center hosts juried Western art and literary show

The Bowen Center for the Arts is holding its Round Up Western Art & Literary Show March 10 through April 21, 2017.

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Homeowners association gets new name, new leaders

Homeowners association gets new name, new leaders

The Dawson County Civic Association, formerly known as the Dawson County Homeowners Civic Association, met Saturday for their first meeting under a new name and ...

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Middle school teacher seeks medical attention after incident with students

Dawson County Schools Superintendent Damon Gibbs confirmed that an incident occurred late last month between two students and a teacher at Dawson County Middle School ...

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Commission approves little lending libraries

Commission approves little lending libraries

The board of commissioners last week approved a request by Dawson County Family Connection to allow for a partnership between the county and four organizations ...

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‘Where will your children live?’

‘Where will your children live?’

During a joint Rotary Club and chamber of commerce breakfast on Tuesday, real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. gave his annual economic outlook and spoke ...

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BOC approves county-wide raises

Nearly $1 million in raises for county employees was approved by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners during its March 2 voting session.

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Council ratifies Elliott airport agreement

The Dawsonville City Council voted Monday to ratify an agreement that transfers ownership of a portion of the Elliott Field airport runway to the city.

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Man arrested for allegedly breaking child’s arm, leg

Man arrested for allegedly breaking child’s arm, leg

A Dawsonville man was arrested Tuesday on 18 felony charges including first degree cruelty to children after a toddler was found to have broken bones ...

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Middle school teacher seeks medical attention after incident with students


Dawson County Schools Superintendent Damon Gibbs has confirmed a recent incident that occurred between two students and a teacher at Dawson County Middle School that ...

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Tanner bill for failing schools passes committee in unanimous vote

Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, updated constituents on the status of his education reform bill for failing schools on Saturday at his bi-weekly breakfast in Dawsonville.

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BOE demolishes potential historic home

BOE demolishes potential historic home

Angie Smith, city council member, declared during last week's Historical Preservation Commission meeting that the home of former educator and sister-in-law to Herbert Robinson ...

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Marshalls opens new store in Dawsonville

Marshalls, one of the nation's leading off-price retailers with more than 1,000 stores currently operating in 48 states and Puerto Rico, will open ...

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Larger Dollar General store denied on Nix Bridge

Larger Dollar General store denied on Nix Bridge

An application for variances to allow Dollar General to erect a 9,100 square foot store at the corner of Nix Bridge and Harmony Church ...

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Hobby Lobby opens in Dawsonville

Hobby Lobby opens in Dawsonville

One of Dawson County's newest retail stores officially opened its doors on Monday morning to a crowd of shoppers that flooded the store after ...

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Alabama lawyer brings Windstream consumer action to Georgia

Around 40 people showed up Monday night at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame to hear Birmingham-based attorney Dustin Kittle explain the specifics of potential ...

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UPDATE: Former Forsyth high school teacher arrested for relationship with student

UPDATE: Former Forsyth high school teacher arrested for relationship with student

A former math teacher from Lambert High School in south Forsyth County has been arrested for allegedly having a relationship with a 17-year-old female student.

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Dollar General proposed on Nix Bridge

The same developers who are building a Dollar General in Dawsonville where Hwy. 183 meets Hwy. 136 near Afton Road have submitted two applications for ...

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Duluth man proposes to Dawsonville girlfriend in two newspapers

Duluth man proposes to Dawsonville girlfriend in two newspapers

Kevin Wieting said he knew Jancie Hatcher was special early in the relationship.

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Small plane’s pilot OK after crash-landing in Dawsonville over weekend

A small plane carrying a single occupant crashed into the tree line of Goodson Road in Dawsonville on Sunday around noon.

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County decision on raises tabled until March 2

County employees will have to wait a little longer to see if a raise is in their future as the board of commissioners last week ...

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GDOT begins study to determine city airport feasibility

Nine days after the city of Dawsonville announced renewed interest in buying the Elliott Field airport and retaining it for public use, the Georgia Department ...

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Motorsports park seeks extension of hours for go-karts, no noise limits on holidays

Neighboring residents are up in arms after Jeremy Porter, owner of the Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, presented an application to the Dawsonville Planning Commission ...

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Wireless provider tabled indefinitely

The board of commissioners last week voted to table a proposal by Paladin Wireless, an internet company that wishes to bring their services into Dawson ...

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‘I felt like I should take it’

‘I felt like I should take it’

Luke Ellis found his best friend because of math.

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Plane crashes in Dawson County

Plane crashes in Dawson County

A single-passenger plane crashed onto the shoulder of Goodson Road in Dawsonville shortly before noon today.

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Education



Five students earn spots on the all-state chorus

During the March Dawson County Board of Education meeting, the board honored five Dawson County High School chorus students who were recently named to the ...

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DCHS hosts District 9 chorus event

DCHS hosts District 9 chorus event

Schools from all around North Georgia sent their choirs-elementary, middle and high school levels-to the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Dawson County High ...

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Pre-k registration opens next week

Dawson County Schools will be offering pre-k registration next week for one class at Kilough Elementary and two classes at Riverview Elementary.

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School Board Appreciation Week celebrated

This week serves as the observance of School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia.

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Jobs for Georgia Graduates club gets first at state

Jobs for Georgia Graduates club gets first at state

The Jobs for Georgia Graduates (JGG) club at Dawson County High School traveled last week to the 2017 State Career Association Conference and the Creative ...

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Government



Tanner bill for failing schools passes House

A bill that is expected to help turn around low-performing schools in Georgia passed last week in a 138-37 vote by the Georgia House of ...

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Mayor authorizes fee reductions without council approval

City council on Monday voted to deny a request from a group of Gold Creek residents that filed applications to annex their property into the ...

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Commission mulls providing development board with training funds

District 2 Commissioner Chris Gaines last week presented a request made on behalf of the Development Authority of Dawson County to provide funds to the ...

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Sen. Steve Gooch, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle champion transportation bill

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Senate Majority Whip Steve Gooch, R-Dahlonega, last week led the unanimous passage of Senate Bill 6, creating the Georgia Regional ...

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The Amended 2017 Budget

This week, the Senate passed one of the most important pieces of legislation that we will see all year: The Amended 2017 Fiscal Year (FY ...

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