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Deal signs transparency bill in Dawsonville

A bill signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday in Dawsonville opens transparency into one of the state's most secretive agencies. Known as the parole board transparency act, House Bill 71 or...

May 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

State-wide burn ban begins Friday

The Georgia Environmental Protection Agency's open burning ban will begin its nearly 5-month duration at the end of this week. Beginning May 1 and ending Sept. 30, the EPD's ban will be in effect ...

April 29, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Dawson County in line for ice storm disaster relief

Dawson County is eligible for thousands of dollars of disaster relief reimbursements for damage caused by the ice storms that downed an estimated 1,000 trees across the county in mid-February. "Th...

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawsonville couple facing felony drug charges

A Dawsonville couple is facing felony drug charges after authorities were called to their home on a reported domestic case and discovered suspected narcotics laying out in plain view. Justa Dawn M...

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Names of drivers released in head-on wreck

A 39-year-old Dawsonville man has been cited in last week's head-on collision that sent him and a second driver to area hospitals with serious injuries. Jeremy Burnett told officers he can't remem...

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Man found guilty of evidence tampering

A Dawson County man was sentenced to 20 days in jail last week for his role in a 2013 shooting in southwestern Dawson County. James Cletus Nichols, 61, was found guilty on a single charge of evide...

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Chase Elliott jumps to second in points

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is closing in on the Xfinity Series points lead with Friday night's fifth place finish at Martinsville International Raceway. In his fourth top-five finish of the seaso...

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Governor to sign parole transparency bill Friday

Gov. Nathan Deal will be in Dawsonville Friday morning to sign a bill into law that will make sweeping transparency changes to one of the Georgia's most secretive agencies. A signing ceremony is p...

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Tons of electronics recycled at annual event

Lori Burke had been looking for a place to recycle the electronic clutter that had accumulated at her home over the years. "We are here recycling a van full of stuff," she said as she dropped off ...

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

More than $37K raised as part of weekend cancer event

A new venue and shorter event schedule proved a positive move for Relay for Life in Dawson County. Held from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, volunteers raised nearl...

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

DOT commissioner touts intersection improvements

The state's top transportation official was on a tour of several roads in Dawson County Friday as crews on Ga. 400 continued work to improve the intersection of Hwy. 53. DOT Commissioner Russell M...

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

A mid-life crisis in my clothing choices

Slowly, surely, I have been in the process of cleaning out my closet. I was kind of amazed at the things I used to wear. Some things were old and outdated - and if they do come back in style, som...

April 29, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Rose sawfly prevention

Last year, I received several calls during this time of year about roses. Concerned homeowners have noticed several of their Knockout roses with "brown spots" on them, usually paired with a commen...

April 29, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

It’s all about preservation

Today, as I write this, is Earth Day. Of course, as you read it, it's a week later, but both weeks are filled with reminders of the importance of preservation. If you have been reading my columns...

April 29, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

There is no doubt that Answer Man knows everything

What time is it, boys and girls? It's time for Answer Man. Time to dip into the ol' mailbag and see what is on your mind and show you how little is on ours. While we can't guarantee total and com...

April 29, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

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