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Deal signs transparency bill

A bill signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday in Dawsonville opens transparency into one of the state's most secretive agencies.

May 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

City pens IGA to help animal control issue

The Dawsonville City Council has made the first move in the latest round of the animal control resolution.

May 06, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Grant hopes to spur downtown growth

The city of Dawsonville is looking for new ways to attract businesses to its downtown area.

May 06, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Rotary golf tourney raises $50K

For more than 100 golfers, even a bad day on the greens was better than a good day at work last week.

May 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Woman accused of ‘doctor shopping’

A Dawsonville woman is facing multiple charges in connection with what authorities are calling "doctor shopping."

May 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Officers step up patrols after second wreck near crossing

A head-on collision within feet of another less than two weeks earlier has the Dawson County Sheriff's Office stepping up patrols in the area.

May 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Ordinance revision addresses commissioner compensation

Public hearings are planned to revise an ordinance regarding county commissioner compensation.

May 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Stories of years gone by grow on Tomato Day vine

Donna and Linda Puckett know a thing or two about growing tomatoes.

May 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Brown patch lawn disease

May is a month eagerly awaited by many turf lovers.

May 06, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister | Lifestyle Columnists

In defense of not having a free range child

Parenting is hard work. You always feel like you are messing up and someone - usually a person who doesn't know the difference between a zygote and a pygmy goat - is always full of advice and criticism as to the quality of job you are doing.

May 06, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Centennial revelries cause trip down memory lane

You are going to have to give me a little room today. I am having an attack of the nostalgias.

May 06, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT

City continues tax tradition with no FY 2015-16 millage

Even without a budget for the next year set in stone, the Dawsonville city council has once again decided not to tax its residents for living inside the city limits.

May 06, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Dawson County athletes to take part in finals

Saturday was an eventful day in Dawson County High School track history.

May 05, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Ladies defeat Morgan County to advance to next round

Sophomore forward Brooke Cagle had a fantastic game in the Lady Tigers 4-0 victory over Morgan County April 30.

May 05, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Defense leads Tigers to victory

The first round of state for the Dawson County Tiger men's soccer team was a defensive battle with Jackson County. Coach Jed Lacey's team prevailed in the second half taking a 2-1 victory and advancing to the Sweet Sixteen.

May 05, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

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Progress 2015

Dawson County's accomplishments are in the spotlight in Progress 2015.

March 25, 2015 | | LOCAL

Reservoir leaps one more hurdle to permitting

After several years of planning and development, Etowah Water and Sewer Authority is nearing completion on the first phase of its Russell Creek Reservoir.

March 25, 2015 | David Renner | Government

City’s Main Street Park development proceeding

The latest in a long-term park development behind Dawsonville's Municipal Complex has taken a potential step forward.

March 25, 2015 | David Renner | Government

No adjustment to humane society funds

A vote last week by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners requires an annual audit of the local animal shelter's finances.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Removal of trees part of ‘routine maintenance’

County officials say the removal of 16 trees is part of the routine maintenance needed as workers prepare to open the campground of War Hill Park this weekend.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Ellijay teen killed in fiery crash on Hwy. 52

A Gilmer County teen was killed in a fiery crash last week when his car ran off the road in northwestern Dawson County, hit a tree and ignited in flames.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

County pursuing legal action to recover back taxes

Dawson County Commissioners last week agreed to move forward with litigation against a local innkeeper in an effort to recoup more than $30,000 in delinquent hotel/motel taxes.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Dawsonville man in standoff arrested again

Days after a Dawsonville man with a shotgun held officers at bay for nearly five hours, deputies issued a new warrant for his arrest, this time for aggravated stalking.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Variance makes way for new Aldi store on Ga. 400

Dawson County's Planning Commission approved a variance last week that could make way for a new grocery store on Ga. 400.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Elliott makes Sprint Cup debut Sunday

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is set to make his Sprint Cup debut in Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Proposed Black’s Mill cell tower draws opposition

Neighbors living in and around Black's Mill Place subdivision have banded together in opposition to a cell phone tower proposed for the area.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Showing the world that special spark of happiness

"Mama, is it bad that I am happy?"

March 25, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Georgia’s transportation compromise

Addressing Georgia's critical transportation infrastructure need has been a priority for lawmakers under the Gold Dome throughout the 2015 legislative session.

March 25, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Some borrowed notes to make you smile

As I delete my forwarded emails, I often pick some to share in this column.

March 25, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

Education Reform Commission provides opportunity to improve public education

I suspect my recent silence on the subject of public education in Georgia has been deafening to some of you.

March 25, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT

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