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Region 7-AAA basketball tournament this weekend

The Region 7-AAA basketball tournament will be this weekend. The Dawson County Tigers, who are on a three-game winning streak, will play North Hall at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at home. With the three w...

February 14, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | High School

Man hurt in sledding incident

A 22-year-old man was injured in a sledding incident Wednesday afternoon in Dawson County. The man, whose name has not been released, was using a kayak as a sled on Old Savannah Place off Thompson...

February 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dawson Schools closed Thursday

Emergency officials are urging everyone to stay home today as the roadways in Dawson County are treacherous. "Most state and county roads are already impassable," said Dawson County Emergency Serv...

February 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

No school for Dawson County on Wednesday

Dawson County School Superintendent announced just before 2 p.m. today that schools are canceled for students and staff on Wednesday. Dawson is among dozens of counties declared in a state of emer...

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education

Senator discusses water bill during town hall meeting

A town hall meeting in Dahlonega on Saturday focused on a controversial piece of legislation being proposed in the Georgia General Assembly. "I normally try to have a town hall meeting during sess...

February 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

County says ‘no’ to annexation request

Dawson County commissioners have reiterated their opposition to an annexation request that, if approved, would bring a home into the city of Dawsonville. The county contends the annexation of the ...

February 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Winter weather closes schools

With just a two-week reprieve from the last snowstorm, Dawson County was bracing early this week for more winter weather and the closings that come with it. On Monday, a winter storm warning was i...

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education

Students defy cold, spell

Despite a few weather-related delays, the Dawson County school system has crowned a spelling bee champion to represent it in the district spelling bee. The local bee was originally scheduled for J...

February 11, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education

Young Elliott’s career on track

It's been more than 25 years since Bill Elliott won the Winston Cup Championship and thrust Dawsonville into the spotlight as a powerhouse racing community. Fast forward to 2014 and the Elliott na...

February 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Turn lane welcomed at intersection

A new right turn lane has opened at Hwys. 9 and 53. Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan said he's pleased with the change, which is intended to improve the flow of traffic at the busy crossing. "I spe...

February 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Tigers finish third at State Sectionals

Dawson County High School Wrestling Coach Arron Haynes' Tiger team finished in third place at the State Sectionals tournament Feb. 7 and 8 at Sonoraville High School. The Tigers amassed 109 points...

February 11, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Ladies head to region tourney as No. 4 seed

Last week didn't start well for Head Coach Steve Sweat's Dawson County High School varsity girls basketball team, after losing to North Hall on Feb. 4, 66-49. However, the team rebounded with two b...

February 11, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Team ready to hit the pitch

Dawson County High School Varsity Boys Soccer Coach Jed Lacey says that he is excited about his team this year. The Tigers have high expectations every year, after going to the state playoffs five ...

February 11, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Boys heating up

The Dawson County High School varsity boys' basketball team is getting hot at just the right time. Coach Thad Burgess' team is currently on a three game winning streak headed into the Region 7-AAA ...

February 11, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Girls finish season 11-2

The Dawson County High School junior varsity girls basketball team, under Coach Anne Hyams, finished the 2013-2014 season with an impressive 11-2 record. The team, who had been off for two weeks p...

February 11, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

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