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Salary study finds pay lagging in Dawson

A recent salary study commissioned by Dawson County found there are positions within the government that are below the recommended minimum pay level compared to neighboring jurisdictions.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Authority closes on park land

The Downtown Development Authority has closed on a loan to buy 18 acres behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex for a planned city park.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

History preserved

Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting began more than 180 years ago, meeting for summer revival after local men paid $1 for the 40-acre lot.

July 30, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL

Families gear up for back to school

Children are ready to see their friends again while parents gear them up for school, which starts back next week.

July 30, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education

School revises weapon policies

The Dawson County Board of Education is reviewing new policies that will allow employees to evaluate possession of what was once classified as "weapons" on a case-by-case basis.

July 30, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Tanner named legislator of the year

Rep. Kevin Tanner was recently named legislator of the year by the Brain Injury Association of Georgia for his work on a resolution that could transfer additional funding to help those with traumatic brain injuries.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Team takes part in practice

As summer winds down, Coach Jeff Lee and his Dawson County High School Tigers are ready for football season to begin.

July 29, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Team prepares for start of season

With only two days remaining before the official start date for cross country, the team continues to conduct voluntary running workouts at Dawson County High School.

July 29, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Softball tryouts are Friday

Summer workouts are continuing for the Dawson County High School softball team.

July 29, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Fun on the sideline teaches football basics

In a first for Dawson County, local mothers and women relatives of gridiron players were indoctrinated to the ins and outs of high school football during "Fun on the Sidelines" Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

July 29, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

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Perdue bests Kingston in Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

July 23, 2014 | From DCN regional staff reports | Government

Humane Society boutique opens

The Dawson County Humane Society opened its Resale Shop and Boutique last Thursday to excited patrons from around the county.

July 23, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS

Learning center gains accreditation

Students interested in taking religious education classes have a way to learn and gain graduation credit at the same time.

July 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Lumpkin Campmeeting this week

Lynn Nahlik looks forward to campmeeting at Lumpkin Campground all year.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Commission sets millage rate

Some Dawson County residents may see a slight property tax increase following the county commission's vote last week to set the millage rate at 8.138 mills.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

2nd arrest in church burglaries

A second suspect has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a string of church burglaries over the past several months.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Goodwill opens

Judging from the line waiting for the doors to open and the steady customer flow all day, Dawson County residents have welcomed the opening of a new Goodwill store on Ga. 400.

July 23, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS

Funding shift helps chamber

Dawson County commissioners last week approved a measure that will help the local office of tourism and development pay its rent.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Taxpayers on hook for ethics probe

In 1997, Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term where I served until 2002. It was a rewarding experience and I am proud of the good things we accomplished at the commission.

July 23, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Bobby Joe Wofford

Bobby Joe Wofford, 80, of Cumming, died July 20, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Adam Lee Stegall

Adam Lee Stegall, 27, of Lawrenceville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Benny Anthony Mullinax

Benny Anthony Mullinax, 59, of Ellijay, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Mary Jo Fortune Kinney

Mary Jo Fortune Kinney, 48, of Dawsonville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Ronald Eugene Hastings

Ronald Eugene Hastings, 64, of Cumming, formerly of Summerfield, Fla., died July 13, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Lillian Dunn

Lillian Dunn, 87, of Dawsonville, died July 15, 2014.

July 23, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

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