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Boating licenses up in first year since law change

DAWSONVILLE - Patrolling the lake, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Ranger First Class Eric Isom carries with him the remembrances of recent boating tragedies. Isom and his partner were the...

May 28, 2015 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Partnership aims to improve views, streams at Dawsonville's Amicalola Falls

The Southeast's tallest cascading waterfall is situated in Dawsonville, but a majority of it cannot be seen through the surrounding trees. Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Power an...

May 27, 2015 | By Kristen Oliver DCN regional staff | LOCAL

Becoming a manly man - but not all at once

In this family, anytime I am asked to smell something, I proceed with caution. Usually, it's Lamar asking me if his cycling jersey is too funky to wear. His queries of Cole have been met in the pa...

May 27, 2015 | Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Dawson golf standout signs intent to play at Truett-McConnell

When Coach Steve Patton scouts golfers for his Truett-McConnell College golf team, he has a certain kind of player in mind. "I don't just go out and look for the best golfer. I've got to have the ...

May 27, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School

Dawson County Middle principal follows rising eighth-graders into high school

It's not every day that a middle school principal graduates to high school along with his students. "As you are moving on to high school, I am moving on to high school, also," Dawson County Middle...

May 27, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Public hearings set for proposal designed to prevent underage drinking in Dawson County

A proposed ordinance that would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with their friends is set to go before the public for discussion. Public hearings are pla...

May 27, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawson County schools to offer summer lunches

Dawson County schools and parks will be opening their doors once again to help feed the hungry over the summer. The school system's nutrition department is operating the Seamless Summer Feeding Pr...

May 27, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Large crowd expected Saturday at Dawson club's Rotary Island

Rotary Island was packed for Memorial Day weekend, and this Saturday morning should be no different when the water sprinklers at Rock Creek Park burst into the air in celebration of summer. "We wa...

May 27, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Fender bender with Dawson deputy leads to suit

A woman involved in a fender bender with a deputy in 2013 has now filed suit against Dawson County. Attorneys for Sandra K. "Sandy" Lipkowitz say she is entitled to "property, personal injury and ...

May 27, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Dawson County High celebrates graduates

A new generation of young adults was released into the world last weekend at Dawson County High School. The DCHS Class of 2015 received their diplomas and turned their tassels Saturday morning dur...

May 27, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Murder suspect wants trial moved from Dawson County

The reported triggerman in the shooting death of a popular little league coach last November has requested a change a venue for his murder trial. Attorneys for Herman James "Bo" Seppenfield believ...

May 27, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Man charged following fatal Dawsonville motorcycle crash

A Forsyth County man was among the first of 15 fatalities on Georgia roads during the Memorial Day weekend. Jeffery Bell, 38, of Cumming, died from injuries sustained when his motorcycle crashed F...

May 27, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Brenda Sue Smith

Brenda Sue Smith, 65, of Dahlonega, died May 17, 2015. Her father, Calvin E. Rogers; husband, Ronald Oliver Smith; and brother, Ricky Eugene Rogers, preceded her in death. Survivors include her m...

May 26, 2015 | | OBITS

Emily Paige Holbrook

Emily Paige Holbrook, 32, of Dawsonville, died May 18, 2015. Survivors include her parents, Anthony and Joanne Holbrook; sister, Jessica and Matt Tanner; daughters, Ryleigh Garyson Threet and Sadi...

May 26, 2015 | | OBITS

Parnell Goswick

Parnell Goswick, 78, of Dawsonville, died May 20, 2015. Born April 6, 1937 in Canton, Ga., to the late John and Donnie Hendrix, she had lived in Dawson County since 1988, having moved from Forsyth...

May 26, 2015 | | OBITS

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