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Lady Tigers are region champions

The Lady Tigers are region champions. Top-ranked Dawson County is now 27-0 after Saturday night's nail-biting 51-45 win over East Hall to claim the 7-AAA championship at Franklin County in Carnesv...

February 15, 2015 | From staff reports | High School

Lady Tigers remain undefeated

Dawson County coach Steve Sweat was happy his team could book a spot in the Region 7-AAA title game. He just didn't want his team to have to work so hard near the end to get there. Dawson County ...

February 14, 2015 | From staff reports | High School

Lady Tigers go entire season without loss

The Dawson County Lady Tigers are perfect after Friday night's victory over West Hall. Ranked No. 1 in Class AAA, the 56-49 win marked the school's first perfect season, not just in basketball, bu...

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School

Random thoughts on random subjects

If you watched the Super Bowl a couple of weeks ago - and reports say that 114 million of us did - perhaps you saw a portion of the reprehensible behavior of Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who...

February 11, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT

Where do we go from here? Adjusting to the new normal

My "here" is quite different from what it was at the beginning of 2015. On Jan. 12, the nose bleeds that had begun during the weekend increased; at about 5:30 a.m., I called my son, who lives abou...

February 11, 2015 | By Helen Taylor Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Something shiny for his girl

I am not by any means a jewelry girl. I prefer my funky costume jewelry and stones over anything fancy. Lamar has tried buying me jewelry in the past and only once did he manage to find me someth...

February 11, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Retail center expected to break ground soon

Construction is expected to begin on a new retail center along Ga. 400 next month. In his annual state of the county address, Dawson County Commission Chairman Mike Berg said both retail developme...

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

City qualifying continues

Only two days remain for those that wish to qualify for Dawsonville's March 7 special election. The special election ballot will feature the council seat left vacant after the November resignation...

February 11, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Woman on probation for theft, forgery arrested again

An ex-realtor who pleaded guilty to theft and forgery charges last year was arrested again last week, this time for fraud. Carol Lynn Michaelson, 51, of Dawsonville was booked into the Dawson Coun...

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Mayor urges citizens to reject proposed transportation bill

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan is urging citizens in the city and county to reject a proposed transportation bill floating through the state capitol. "This bill right here would kill us as far as ...

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

County withdraws annexation objection

County leaders last week agreed they would not a fight a recent annexation into the city of Dawsonville. In a unanimous vote, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners withdrew its objection to a r...

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawsonville man killed in logging incident

A Dawsonville man died from injuries sustained in a logging incident over the weekend. Clinton Chumbley, 71, was killed in an "accident that happened while he was sawing a tree," according to Daws...

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Walter Louis Walker

Walter Louis Walker, 83, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 7, 2015. A private service will be held at a later date. McDonald and Son Funeral Home of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.

February 11, 2015 | | OBITS

Lewis C. Steward Jr.

Lewis C. Steward Jr., 90, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 6, 2015. Mr. Steward was born Sept. 20, 1924 in Memphis, Tenn., son of the late Lewis Chandler Steward and Mary Reed Steward. He was a longtime...

February 11, 2015 | | OBITS

Margaret Daniel Payne

Margaret Daniel Payne, 70, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 4, 2015. Born Feb. 3, 1945 to the late Howard and Edith Reeves, she lived all her life in the Dawson County area. A homemaker at her death, Ma...

February 11, 2015 | | OBITS

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