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The best in class

Chris Hamby has been named the valedictorian and Kara Hafermalz the salutatorian for Dawson County High School's class of 2014.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education

New school calendar set

After five years of fewer school days, Dawson County will finally see a full calendar.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Egg hunt expected to bring fun, donations

An eagerly anticipated, family-friendly tradition will be happening once again in Dawson County.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

New students set to enter schools

Smiling parents and apprehensive children were seen coming in and out of the Rock Creek Park gym April 11.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Marjorie Stowers Bishop

Marjorie Stowers Bishop, 96, of Dawsonville, died April 11, 2014.

April 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Eldon O. Miller

Eldon O. Miller, 74, of Dawsonville, died April 9, 2014.

April 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

A lesson in friendship

"Mama, can I talk to you?" Cole asked me quietly one evening.

April 16, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Edith Angela Ashe Pirkle

Edith Angela Ashe Pirkle, 90, of Cumming, died April 9, 2014.

April 16, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Bo Callaway will be missed

Most young Georgians have never heard of Bo Callaway, a gentleman from Georgia.

April 16, 2014 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Business community thanks top teachers

The local business community last week paid tribute to the county's top teachers.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Hydrangea bloom colors

Hydrangeas are a staple in most southern gardens. Bigleaf hydrangeas, also known as Japanese, French and snowball hydrangeas, bloom in colors of blue, pink or different shades in between. Did you know that the bloom color of hydrangea can be changed?

April 16, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Remember what Easter is all about

I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.

April 16, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

April a multi-faceted month

April is traditionally known for showers, blooming trees and shrubs and early flowers. We have had our share of those (including the pollen) and are enjoying the "popping out" beauty.

April 16, 2014 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Chase wins again

Downtown Dawsonville is not typically known for its loud nightlife. Except when there's a NASCAR race on TV and native son Chase Elliott is celebrating in victory lane.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Gibbs signs on as new school chief

After a 14-day waiting period, the Dawson County school system officially has a new superintendent.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education

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Region 7-AAA basketball tournament this weekend

The Region 7-AAA basketball tournament will be this weekend.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

February 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Turn lane welcomed at intersection

A new right turn lane has opened at Hwys. 9 and 53.

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.

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 big wins over West Hall, 42-35, on Feb. 7 and Banks County, 55-51 on Saturday.

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 out of the last six years.

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 tournament to be held this week.

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.

February 11, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

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