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North Georgia under freeze warning tonight

Winter isn't turning loose of Northeast Georgia just yet. Dawson County is among those in the area under a freeze warning from the National Weather Service tonight as temperatures drop near 32 deg...

March 27, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Progress 2015

Dawson County's accomplishments are in the spotlight in Progress 2015. Inside this issue of the Dawson Community News, you will find a four-section guide to all things new and exciting in Dawson Co...

March 25, 2015 | | LOCAL

Reservoir leaps one more hurdle to permitting

After several years of planning and development, Etowah Water and Sewer Authority is nearing completion on the first phase of its Russell Creek Reservoir. "The reservoir is going very well. We ha...

March 25, 2015 | David Renner | Government

City’s Main Street Park development proceeding

The latest in a long-term park development behind Dawsonville's Municipal Complex has taken a potential step forward. During its March 16 meeting, the Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority vo...

March 25, 2015 | David Renner | Government

No adjustment to humane society funds

A vote last week by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners requires an annual audit of the local animal shelter's finances. With the vote, the board also agreed that county funding to the shelte...

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Removal of trees part of ‘routine maintenance’

County officials say the removal of 16 trees is part of the routine maintenance needed as workers prepare to open the campground of War Hill Park this weekend. "The trees are either obstructing in...

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Ellijay teen killed in fiery crash on Hwy. 52

A Gilmer County teen was killed in a fiery crash last week when his car ran off the road in northwestern Dawson County, hit a tree and ignited in flames. Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Robin Sto...

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

County pursuing legal action to recover back taxes

Dawson County Commissioners last week agreed to move forward with litigation against a local innkeeper in an effort to recoup more than $30,000 in delinquent hotel/motel taxes. Comfort Inn on Bear...

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Dawsonville man in standoff arrested again

Days after a Dawsonville man with a shotgun held officers at bay for nearly five hours, deputies issued a new warrant for his arrest, this time for aggravated stalking. Jeffery Friis Knudsen, 34, ...

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Variance makes way for new Aldi store on Ga. 400

Dawson County's Planning Commission approved a variance last week that could make way for a new grocery store on Ga. 400. Aldi, which bills itself as the "nation's low-price grocery leader," has p...

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Elliott makes Sprint Cup debut Sunday

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is set to make his Sprint Cup debut in Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. "I'm excited to go to Martinsville. Hendrick Motorsports has had a lot of success ther...

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Proposed Black’s Mill cell tower draws opposition

Neighbors living in and around Black's Mill Place subdivision have banded together in opposition to a cell phone tower proposed for the area. Kevin Hallowell said he would be able to see the 195-f...

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Showing the world that special spark of happiness

"Mama, is it bad that I am happy?" The question came out of the blue one evening. What prompted it, I do not know, but the question was asked and needed an answer. "No, it is a wonderful thing. ...

March 25, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Georgia’s transportation compromise

Addressing Georgia's critical transportation infrastructure need has been a priority for lawmakers under the Gold Dome throughout the 2015 legislative session. With the recommendations from last y...

March 25, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Some borrowed notes to make you smile

As I delete my forwarded emails, I often pick some to share in this column. Following are a few gleanings: So-called experts are not always correct in their predictions. For example, check these...

March 25, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

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