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Rotary Island set to open next week

Rotary Island at Rock Creek Park will be open for the Labor Day weekend.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Townley honored for service

Etowah Water and Sewer Authority recently recognized one of its board members for a quarter-century of service.

August 20, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Middle school team hits back in double header

Coach Jeff Compton got a great look at his Dawson County Middle School softball team last Friday.

August 19, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Girls take two

Offensively, the Lady Tigers softball team is on fire.

August 19, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Team participates in scrimmage

Trailing by 21 as half time neared, the Dawson County Tigers mounted a comeback but fell short against Westminster to start off the preseason during a scrimmage Friday night.

August 19, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Elliott finishes fourth, holds the lead

This weekend saw another Nationwide Series race end with Dawsonville's Chase Elliott in a top-five position.

August 19, 2014 | David Renner | SPORTS

Cumming man killed in tractor accident

A man from Cumming died when his tractor overturned earlier this week.

August 15, 2014 | Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL

Preston Silas Worley

Preston Silas Worley, 73 of Cumming died Aug. 9, 2014.

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Alan C. Wade

Alan C. Wade, 68, of Dawsonville died Aug. 6, 2014.

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Scarlett Sierra Scroggins

Scarlett Sierra Scroggins, "Littlest Bit", 6 weeks, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 2, 2014.

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Howard Kenneth Reagan

Howard Kenneth Reagan, 63, of Dawsonville died Aug. 4, 2014.

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Helon Pendley

Helon Pendley, 71, of Dawsonville died Aug. 9, 2014.

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Richard Oberleitner

Richard A. "Obie" Oberleitner, 60, of Dawsonville died Aug. 1, 2014.

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Dolores Colon

Dolores Colon, 72, of Dawsonville died August 4, 2014.

August 13, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

School system adopts new policies

The Dawson County Board of Education voted unanimously during its Monday night meeting to approve changes to the way the school system handles two long-standing operations.

August 13, 2014 | David Renner | Education

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GBI investigating jail employee

A night shift supervisor at the Dawson County Detention Center is on paid administrative leave while the Georgia Bureau of Investigation looks into accusations he punched an inmate in the face.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Officers train to protect schools

During the summer months, there are not students roaming the halls of area schools, but come August, when class is back in session, officers charged with securing their safety plan to be ready in the event of a dangerous situation.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education

Local club to host technology day

With school out for the summer, one local hang-out for kids is keeping Dawson County's students engaged in learning.

July 02, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education

Humane Society plans to open a boutique

The Dawson County Humane Society is trying a new method of raising money for its no-kill shelter.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Carpenter ant control

Carpenter ants are the largest species of pest ants found in Georgia. They get the name from their habit of chewing wood to create nesting sites. Carpenter ants do not eat wood, they simply excavate cavities in trees and wood products for nesting galleries. These ants can be a nuisance in and around the home because of their large size and sheer numbers.

July 02, 2014 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Old age is not for sissies

Unlike the masses who started prepping for swimsuit season shortly after the last Cadbury egg or Peep was eaten, I have decided to start integrating an exercise routine.

July 02, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Board of education talks about millage

With the budget for the next fiscal year set, the Dawson County Board of Education has set its sights on the school system's millage rate.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | Education

County continues tax rate discussions

A meeting last week was the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on the county's millage rate.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Farmers market offers fresh crops

Each year, summer in Dawson County is marked by the tents and trucks of vegetables that show up in front of the Dawsonville Municipal Complex and Dawson County Extension Office.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Teacher charged with intimidating co-worker

A local elementary school teacher was among two people arrested last week after authorities responded to reports of a burglary at her colleague's home in neighboring Gilmer County.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Fireworks set for Friday

Atlanta Motorsports Park and the Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority are gearing up for a full day of family fun as part of the "Sparks in the Motorsports Park" on July Fourth.

July 02, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL

1 arrested after stop by deputy

Several garbage bags filled with harvested marijuana plants were discovered during a traffic stop last week in Dawson County.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Beavers causing problems

Beavers are prone to finding running water and building their dams, but in Dawson County all they seem to be building are problems.

July 02, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL

Taylor celebrates 90 years

A well-known Dawson County figure celebrated her 90th birthday Sunday afternoon surrounded by friends and family.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Blood drive is appreciated

This year in memory of Charles [Finley] on his birthday, Ben and I have asked LifeSouth to hold a blood drive. They have made arrangements to have it at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, 59 Main Street, in downtown Dawsonville, from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. July 5.

July 02, 2014 | By Reader Submitted For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

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