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Authorities on the lookout

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for a man impersonating an officer on a local college campus. According to the sheriff's office, at approximately 6 p.m. Mo...

October 16, 2014 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS

SPLOST approval could generate $9.6 million

If voters approve a proposed extension of the 1-cent sales tax next month, the measure could generate as much as $9.6 million for projects within downtown Dawsonville. "The city ... could look so ...

October 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Clinic opens doors for dental exams

A local charity clinic has opened the doors on its new dental clinic. The Good Shepherd clinic, operating out of its Dawson Commons office, offers dental procedures for its qualified patients. Th...

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS

Pups storm park

While the weekend weather was dark and gloomy, pet lovers didn't let that put a wet blanket over their fun. The inaugural Humane Society Pups in the Park event was held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday ...

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Softball region champs

For the first time in school history the Dawson County softball team has captured a region title. Last week, Head Coach Jimmy Pruett's varsity softball team defeated Franklin County, 10-1, in a sem...

October 15, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

System considers project manager

The Dawson County Board of Education is considering adding a position that could save the school system money over the long term. During its meeting Monday night, the board discussed the possibili...

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Top teacher selected

After choosing its eight teachers of the year from all Dawson County schools, the board of education has named its system Teacher of the Year. Kilough Elementary School's music teacher, Jennifer Fu...

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Agency gives incentive for safe driving

A national insurance agency is making a local call to action for the community as a whole to take a pledge to drive safer. State Farm Insurance is asking counties around the country to take a pled...

October 15, 2014 | | Education

Jason Carter shares views on education

I have asked the two major gubernatorial candidates to talk to Georgia public school teachers about their respective education platforms. This week the floor belongs to Jason Carter, the Democratic...

October 15, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

What’s your American legacy?

For more than 40 years I was fortunate to be able to work in international business. I traveled the globe, not as a simple tourist, but living, in some cases for years, in other countries, getting ...

October 15, 2014 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Wyatt Willingham

Wyatt Willingham, 62, of Cumming, died Oct. 7, 2014. He was the owner and operator of Dairy Queen for more than 45 years. Wyatt was on the board of directors at Citizens Bank of Forsyth County an...

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Othalee “Lee” Sosebee

Othalee "Lee" Sosebee, 81, of Alpharetta, died Oct. 11, 2014. Lee was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. He ran Lee Sosebee Service Station in Atlanta for 10 years and in Alpharetta for 23 year...

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Joseph Dale Neese

Joseph Dale Neese, 54, of Cumming, died Oct. 7, 2014. He was in law enforcement for 12 years. During that time he headed the Drug Task Force for Dawson, Lumpkin and White counties. In 1992, he be...

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Richard Myers

Richard Myers, 82, of Cleveland, died Oct. 10, 2014. Mr. Myers was born May 25, 1932 in Clermont to the late Jesse James Myers and Maude Loggins Myers. His first wife, Shirley Ann Myers and sever...

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

John J. Mazzei Sr.

John J. Mazzei Sr., 66, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 2, 2014. John Sr. was a drummer for Jay and the Americans until the late 1960s when he took over raising his two sons. He drove a school bus in M...

October 15, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

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