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GBI investigating jail employee

A night shift supervisor at the Dawson County Detention Center is on paid administrative leave while the Georgia Bureau of Investigation looks into accusations he punched an inmate in the face. Da...

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Officers train to protect schools

During the summer months, there are not students roaming the halls of area schools, but come August, when class is back in session, officers charged with securing their safety plan to be ready in t...

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education

Local club to host technology day

With school out for the summer, one local hang-out for kids is keeping Dawson County's students engaged in learning. Next Generation Youth Development will be one of the 500 sites around the count...

July 02, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education

Humane Society plans to open a boutique

The Dawson County Humane Society is trying a new method of raising money for its no-kill shelter. The boutique will be an "upscale resale shop" located on Lumpkin Campground road, just south of th...

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Carpenter ant control

Carpenter ants are the largest species of pest ants found in Georgia. They get the name from their habit of chewing wood to create nesting sites. Carpenter ants do not eat wood, they simply excavat...

July 02, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Old age is not for sissies

Unlike the masses who started prepping for swimsuit season shortly after the last Cadbury egg or Peep was eaten, I have decided to start integrating an exercise routine. I have been talking about ...

July 02, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Board of education talks about millage

With the budget for the next fiscal year set, the Dawson County Board of Education has set its sights on the school system's millage rate. Keeping with the uptrend in economic figures, the board h...

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | Education

County continues tax rate discussions

A meeting last week was the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on the county's millage rate. But only a few had anything to say about the proposed tax increase, as much of the conve...

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Farmers market offers fresh crops

Each year, summer in Dawson County is marked by the tents and trucks of vegetables that show up in front of the Dawsonville Municipal Complex and Dawson County Extension Office. An annual tradition...

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Teacher charged with intimidating co-worker

A local elementary school teacher was among two people arrested last week after authorities responded to reports of a burglary at her colleague's home in neighboring Gilmer County. According to th...

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Fireworks set for Friday

Atlanta Motorsports Park and the Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority are gearing up for a full day of family fun as part of the "Sparks in the Motorsports Park" on July Fourth. Seanie Zappe...

July 02, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL

1 arrested after stop by deputy

Several garbage bags filled with harvested marijuana plants were discovered during a traffic stop last week in Dawson County. The Dawson County Sheriff's Office has charged the driver, 24-year-old ...

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Beavers causing problems

Beavers are prone to finding running water and building their dams, but in Dawson County all they seem to be building are problems. "They dam up the downstream pipe that transfers water from one s...

July 02, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL

Taylor celebrates 90 years

A well-known Dawson County figure celebrated her 90th birthday Sunday afternoon surrounded by friends and family. Local historian, columnist and former educator Helen Taylor marked the occasion wit...

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Blood drive is appreciated

This year in memory of Charles [Finley] on his birthday, Ben and I have asked LifeSouth to hold a blood drive. They have made arrangements to have it at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, 59 Main Str...

July 02, 2014 | By Reader Submitted For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

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