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Greenhouses open

After nearly two decades of work and the efforts of three teachers, Dawson County High School has a new greenhouse facility.

August 20, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Commissioner questions annexation

A request to annex nearly 37 acres into Dawsonville has one Dawson County commissioner questioning the motives of city leaders.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Retail development expected to surge

At least six retail shops, including three restaurants, have contracts or commitments in place to be among the first to open in a new commercial development on Ga. 400.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Cream still often rises to the top

Not many people nowadays are familiar with whole milk, in which the richest part does indeed rise to the top of the container.

August 20, 2014 | Helen Taylor Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Man charged under new state law

A 20-year-old Dawsonville man is the first to be charged locally under a new state law that prohibits sending sexually explicit photographs without the consent of the person depicted.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Report details use of force incident

Personnel documents released by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office detail the use-of-force incident that resulted in the firing of a jail sergeant earlier this month.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Jewell Strickland

Jewell Strickland, 92, of Dawsonville died Aug. 16, 2014.

August 20, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Lucille Lowman

Lucille Lowman, 92, of Dawsonville died Aug. 16, 2014.

August 20, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Festival on tap this weekend for music, beer

Be on the lookout for food, drinks and fun this weekend as the downtown area plays host to the second annual Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

One letter not enough to polish liberal credentials

Rap. Rap. Rap.

August 20, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Education is anything but elementary

I never thought I would be one to homeschool my child.

August 20, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

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

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Panel will watch public defenders

The appointed panel that decides who leads the local public defender's office will get some new members and a new name.

February 10, 2010 | By Stephen Gurr DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS

Measure would ban implanted microchips

The technology isn't that widespread, but already the "Chips" are stacked against it.

February 10, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami DCN regional staff | Government

Grant to aid young drivers

Dawson County's Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter received a $2,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety recently to enhance its programs.

February 10, 2010 | | Education

Mashburn to lead new elementary school

The Dawson County Board of Education voted Feb. 8 to approve its principal at Riverview Elementary School, which is slated to open in fall 2010. Superintendent Keith Porter recommended Julia Mashburn for the spot, which the school board approved in a unanimous vote. Mashburn is currently principal at Black's Mill Elementary School. The board also approved Porter's recommendation of Cindy Kinney to be the new principal at Black's Mill. Kinney is currently vice principal at the school.

Funding for Riverview Elementary school came from the county's last 1-cent educational sales tax. Dollars were earmarked for "acquiring ...

February 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

Library use surges in Dawson

Numbers from last month's library board meeting revealed some interesting statistics.

February 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

FBLA wins at region

Dawson County FBLA students attended the Region 9 FBLA competition at Woodland High School on Jan. 26.

February 10, 2010 | | Education

The road to recovery

Brittni Falkenberg is one tough girl.

February 10, 2010 | | Education

Local groups donate bookbags

The Dawson County Church Alliance partnered with Prevent Child Abuse Dawson to donate more than 100 bookbags filled with socks, diapers, toiletries and other personal hygiene items for children entering foster care.

February 10, 2010 | | Education

Crashed plane registered to Dawson County man

A plane involved in a fiery crash Monday in Lawrenceville is registered to a Dawson County man.

February 09, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

4 wrestlers qualify for sectionals

The Dawson County wrestling team competed in the Area Wrestling Championships last Friday and Saturday at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville. Head Coach Arron Haynes' team was able to qualify four wrestlers for this weekend's sectionals, which will be held at Jefferson High School.

February 09, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Ladies fall to Union

The Dawson County varsity Lady Tigers maintained a lead for three quarters, but just couldn't hang on as the team dropped its fifth straight game with a 68-50 loss to Union County last Friday night in Blairsville.

February 09, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

8th grade Lady Tigers end season

Head Coach Nichole Green's eighth grade Lady Tiger basketball team made it to the Mountain League Championship semi-finals before being eliminated by Fannin County Middle School last Friday night. The Lady Tigers began the tournament, held in Pickens County, with a close 34-29 win over Union County Middle School. Emily Ayers led all Dawson scorers with 13 points. Ayers was followed in scoring by Madison Shope with seven points, on two, big 3-point shots, Alison Honea and Brooke Duffy added six points apiece, and Hannah Moye contributed two points. "We did very well," said Green. "It was a tough ...

February 09, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Tigers defeat Panthers

Dawson County has a strangle hold over Union County. The Tigers defeated Union for the ninth consecutive time last Friday night in Blairsville. Behind the great offensive performance by Stephen Scaife and Tyler Dominy, with 26 and 25 points respectively, the Tigers captured a 66-46 win over their archrivals Union County.

February 09, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Tigers win championship

The Dawson County Middle School eighth grade boys basketball team are champions of the North Georgia Mountain League.

February 09, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

7th graders play in tourney

The seventh grade Riverview Middle School Lady Eagles won its first game of the Mountain League Tournament, 34-11, over Clear Creek on Feb. 1 at Pickens County Middle School.

February 09, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

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