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Crumbling asphalt, potholes causing concern

County officials are looking at repair options for a private cut-through road they say has become a public safety issue.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

A promise to families

As the Taste of Italy fundraiser wound down at Church of the Apostles Saturday night, volunteers packed a to-go box of spaghetti, salad and homemade ...

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Sosebee announces candidacy for sheriff

A 32-year law enforcement veteran is the fourth candidate to announce his intention to run for Dawson County Sheriff.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

DDA approves three downtown businesses grants

The group charged with bringing quality development to downtown Dawsonville on Monday night approved economic assistance grants to three local businesses.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Program encourages young scholars to stay the course

Dawson County's young scholars are getting a chance from the state to continue their education after high school.

September 30, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Stay aware during hunting season

Fall is a busy time in the forests and woodlands of North Georgia. Many visitors from metro Atlanta and surrounding areas come to enjoy the ...

September 30, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

Mayor of a small town is only ‘bon vivant’ I know

It didn't surprise me it was him. Although such had never crossed my mind, it was, of course, just the kind of thing that ...

September 30, 2015 | By Ronda Rich For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

Just don’t order the soup -- or set anything on fire

"Mama, what was your toughest job?" Cole asked one day.

September 30, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Pichon named Kiwanian of the Year

When Dan Pichon joined the Dawson County Kiwanis Club five or so years ago, the retiree was promised he wouldn't have to serve on ...

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Interactive program aims to open community eyes

Volunteers are needed to participate in an interactive collaboration and learn what it's like to live in poverty.

September 30, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Aliens have second thoughts about invading Earth


September 30, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

Tuition continues to rise at our universities, technical colleges

Since 2002 public education in Georgia has faced drastic austerity cuts to the tune of $8.5 billion.

September 30, 2015 | | VIEWPOINT

This legislator’s gift will matter

If you tried to find a state legislator who opposed the HOPE scholarship, you couldn't do it.

September 30, 2015 | By Tom Crawford For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

Lady Tigers split games

Dawson County High School head softball coach Jimmy Pruett's Lady Tigers' softball team split home games last week.

September 29, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Big win for Tigers

Dawson County High School Varsity Football Head Coach Sid Maxwell's team defeated defending Region 7-AAA champion West Hall, 17-0, last week in Oakwood.

September 29, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

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Local papers merge

The Dawson Community News has purchased the Dawson News and Advertiser and will merge the two publications into one weekly newspaper to serve Dawson County. The resulting publication, Dawson County News, will debut its print edition on Sept. 30.

September 23, 2015 | From Staff Reports | BUSINESS

Community remembers lost soldiers during memorial service

Dawson County Veterans took time last week to remember brothers-in-arms that were either captured or never returned from battle.

September 23, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Progress made on retail center plans

Developers for the massive Kroger-anchored retail center on Ga. 400 continue to make progress in bringing new restaurants and shops to Dawson County.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Marijuana growers arrested in separate busts

Two Dawson County men are facing felony charges in connection with growing marijuana.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

It’s fall, y’all

The weather is still sweltering and muggy in Central Florida, so Linda Thompson is spending the first few weeks of fall in North Georgia, where the air is crisp and the colors of the leaves are already starting to fade to beautiful shades of red, gold and orange.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

DNR officer on Lake Lanier wins national award

When announced last week as the national boating officer of the year, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Cpl. Jason Roberson said it's his family that ought to see some of the spotlight.

September 23, 2015 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff, | CRIME/COURTS

Judge rules on pre-trial motions in murder case

While the trials of two men charged in connection with the 2014 death of a Dawson County man did not begin as originally scheduled last week, motions on behalf of the defendants continue to move the case forward.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

City council prioritizes SPLOST spending plan

The Dawsonville City Council on Monday voted to prioritize projects that will be funded as special purpose local option sales tax dollars roll in.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Shore Sweep is Saturday

Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in clearing the shores of Lake Lanier Saturday.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Pups on parade this weekend

A festival of all things furry is planned this weekend at the second annual Pups in the Park Dog Show.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Librarian heads west for storyteller festival

A Dawson County librarian recently had the chance to "spin a good yarn" and weave some tall tales out west.

September 23, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Questions now make sense

My wife and I came through and did some shopping recently at the outlet mall.

September 23, 2015 | By Reader Submitted | VIEWPOINT

Considering some other sides of situations

Those Dawson County Woman's Club members have done it again: Produced a lovely, fun fundraiser. The "Giving Goes Glam" fashion show luncheon was indeed glamorous with clothing for different ages from several shops at the North Georgia Premium Outlets.

September 23, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Georgia high school fishing clubs growing

Mark Gintert might just have the best job in America. An avid outdoorsman and a successful businessman, Gintert is the national youth director of The Bass Federation, which means he gets to work with young people across the land to introduce them to the joys of fishing through high school fishing clubs.

September 23, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

The power of forgiveness: Doing some self-work

I have been doing some self-work lately - a byproduct of trying to better myself these last few years.

September 23, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

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