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Gov. Nathan Deal made it clear during his annual "State of the State" address that Georgia's economy continues to grow in the aftermath of the worst economic collapse of the 21st century.

January 28, 2015 | By Steve Gooch | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Introverts of the world unite

If you had asked me 25 years ago if I was an extravert or an introvert, I would have whole-heartedly responded with the former.

January 28, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

‘Awesome Bill’ joins NASCAR Hall of Fame

Affectionately known as "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" by his legion of fans, Bill Elliott will cement the town's status in motorsports history when he is inducted into NASCAR's Hall of Fame Friday night in Charlotte.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Board of Elections member resigns, new woman voted in

Chief Registrar and Chairperson Glenda Ferguson is no longer able to claim that she is the only woman on the Board of Elections and Voter Registration board.

January 28, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Food, fun and football

A lifelong Washington Redskins fan, Jim Sheppard really doesn't care who wins Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Local man arrested in child molestation case

A Dawsonville man was arrested overnight Monday in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a teen girl.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

McKee new administration director

A longtime employee was promoted last week to serve as Dawson County's director of administration.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Tanner proposes bill to limit no-knock warrants

With an 18-year career in law enforcement, including many with a multi-county narcotics unit, State Rep. Kevin Tanner executed his fair share of arrest warrants.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Yarbrough named to commission

Gov. Nathan Deal has named 33 state education experts, including columnist Dick Yarbrough, to the state Education Reform Commission.

January 28, 2015 | DCN regional staff | Government

Tigers take tri-meet

The Dawson County High School varsity wrestlers traveled to Blue Ridge Jan. 20 for a tri-match with host Fannin County and Towns County. The Tigers came away with victorious with a 54-21 win over Fannin County and a 48-33 victory over Towns County.

January 27, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Lady Tigers remain perfect

The Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers' basketball team didn't miss a beat after being off for 10 days. Coach Steve Sweat's team made the long trip to Homer on Friday and defeated Banks County, 55-40.

January 27, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Banks County outlasts team

Playing on the road in a very hostile environment and against the No. 2 team in Region 7-AAA was not a good combination for Coach Thad Burgess' varsity boys' basketball team Friday night. The Tigers dropped to 4-17 after losing to Banks County 73-38.

January 27, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Dorothy Lloyd Brown

Dorothy Lloyd Brown, 79, of Marble Hill, formerly of DeKalb County, died Jan. 14, 2015.

January 21, 2015 | | OBITS

Linda Davis

Linda Davis, 63, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 11, 2015.

January 21, 2015 | | OBITS

Charles Wesley Holbrook

Charles Wesley Holbrook, 65, died Jan. 13, 2015.

January 21, 2015 | | OBITS

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Retiring Judge Joliff plans to stay connected

On weekends and spare moments here and there, retiring Juvenile Court Judge Cliff Jolliff chips away at packing up 24 years of mementos and paperwork that fill his office.

December 31, 2014 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS

Bridge dedicated in local man’s memory

The bridge that crosses the Etowah River on Hwy. 53 East will soon bear the name of a local man who made positive impacts on the lives of numerous scouts in Dawson County.

December 31, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Year in review: A look back at 2014

Looking back on 2014, it would be difficult and a bit deceiving to continue calling Dawsonville and Dawson County a quiet mountain town.

December 31, 2014 | By Michele Hester and David Renner editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL

Eatery rings in New Year with tradition

The Dawsonville Pool Room will once again open for lunch on New Year's Day and welcomes everyone to ring in 2015 with the southern tradition of collard greens, black-eyed peas and hog jowls.

December 31, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

New officials sworn in

A recent ceremony welcomed the county's newest elected officials to their respective positions in local government.

December 31, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Kentucky man arrested after Kroger robbery

A man wanted in connection with at least two bank heists in Kentucky was arrested Monday, days after authorities say he allegedly robbed the Dawsonville Kroger.

December 31, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

My year-end wrap up: Times are fast changing

It's hard to believe that 2014 is well, over.

December 31, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

A time to reflect on the year

Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. It is a time to spend with family and friends and to celebrate the birth of our savior. It is also a time to reflect back over the past year and to begin to plan for the year ahead. This season I have taken time to look back over my first term serving as your State Representative.

December 31, 2014 | Kevin Tanner Columnist | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Potato bowl already looking like the highmark for 2015

I had just returned from the local toxic waste site where I had disposed of my holiday fruit cakes and was busy cramming my Christmas tree down the garbage disposal (don't ask), when I heard a knock at the door. I figured it was the Environmental Protection Agency coming to talk to me about polluting the toxic waste site with fruit cakes.

December 31, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Ruby Mae Turner

Ruby Mae Turner, 80, of Doraville, died Dec. 27, 2014.

December 31, 2014 | | OBITS

Clinton Walter Turner Sr.

Clinton Walter Turner Sr., 89, of Dahlonega, died Dec. 27, 2014.

December 31, 2014 | | OBITS

Louise Samples

Louise Samples, 90, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 22, 2014.

December 31, 2014 | | OBITS

Avery Michele Picklesimer

Avery Michele Picklesimer, 23 months, of Cumming, died Dec. 22, 2014.

December 31, 2014 | | OBITS

Frances Davis Mize

Frances Davis Mize, 95, died Dec. 27, 2014.

December 31, 2014 | | OBITS

Barbara Sue Bishop

Barbara Sue Bishop, 70, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 19, 2014.

December 31, 2014 | | OBITS

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