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The spirit of campmeeting

Mardie Townley remembers the Thursday night of Lumpkin Campmeeting eight years ago like it was yesterday.

During his sermon, Chad Rogers, a local Baptist preacher ...

July 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | LIFE

DNR ranger up for national boating officer award

Come fall, Cpl. Jason Roberson, a Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement ranger from Dawsonville, could be the nation's top boating officer.

He was ...

July 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Georgia racing legend to serve as festival grand marshal

A Georgia racing legend has been selected to serve as grand marshal for this year's 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in October.

Ken Ragan ...

July 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

High speed chase ends in arrest

A Dahlonega man is in custody following a high speed chase on Ga. 400 overnight Saturday.

Jerry Dakhota McCranie, 29, was being pulled over during ...

July 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Community holds vigil and balloon release for family killed in murder-suicide

SOUTH FORSYTH - The yellow crime scene tape had been taken down by Thursday. What drivers passing by could see was the pile of stuffed animals ...

July 29, 2015 | By Kayla Robins DCN Regional Staff | CRIME/COURTS

Elliott and NAPA team inch closer in championship at Indy

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, finished 10th in Saturday's Lilly Diabetes 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis ...

July 29, 2015 | From staff reports | SPORTS

Dawson County chairman presented award at chamber luncheon

While it wasn't a new honor for County Commission Chair Mike Berg, it was the first time that his fellow commissioners and county employees ...

July 22, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal to visit Dawson County

Dawson County is preparing to play host to a special guest next week.

July 22, 2015 | David Renner | Education

City considers firearm discharge ordinance

After some citizen complaints, the Dawsonville City Council is taking into consideration an ordinance to curb firearm discharge within the city limits.

July 22, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Dawsonville man racks up nearly $3,700 in unauthorized charges

A woman who entrusted a Dawsonville man to make a purchase for her with her credit card while she was hospitalized last year is now ...

July 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Sheriff’s office renews state certification

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office recently received word that the department's state certification has been renewed.

July 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Kathy Marie Jolly

Kathy Marie Jolly, 57, of Cumming, died July 18, 2015.

July 22, 2015 | | OBITS

Bond burning marks government center payoff

Haynes Johnson has driven by the Dawson County Government Center thousands of times, and yet, he's still awestruck by the structure.

July 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

School leaders plan to lower millage rate

With two of its three required hearings held, the Dawson County Board of Education has announced that it will be lowering its millage rate.

July 22, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Head school nurse wins state award

Dawson County Schools Lead School Nurse Jeannie Edwards said she got quite the surprise during an annual nurses' conference in Savannah.

July 22, 2015 | David Renner | Education

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Fight fire ants in lawn

After the recent rains, you may have noticed an increase in the number of fire ant mounds in your lawn. The reason for increased fire ant activities is simple; fire ants like to work in warm soil that is not super hard and compact. For a few days after rain, even heavy clay soil is "soft" and much easier for fire ants to build mounds.

November 10, 2010 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Work session agenda

L. New business

November 10, 2010 | | Government

Boys cross 6th

It was the coldest state cross country meet in recent history. Not only was weather a factor, but a tough 3.1-mile course at Carrollton High School made getting a good time pretty hard to come by.

November 09, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Ladies: 10th in the state

Injuries and sickness have plagued the Lady Tiger cross country team all season. Such was the case at the AA state championships held at Carrollton High School on Saturday.

November 09, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Season comes to end

It was a cold night at Titan Stadium in Bogart for a match-up between North Oconee and the Dawson County Tigers. The winner would advance to the state playoffs as the #3-seed from Region 8-AA.

November 09, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Deal, Cagle carry Dawson

Dawson County election results are in.

November 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Government

Prep academy is ‘voluntarily leaving’

An official with Southern Catholic College said Monday that a sports academy leasing its campus would be gone by Nov. 10.

November 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | BUSINESS

Veteran grateful for holiday

Looking back, some U.S. veterans say that deciding to serve in the military was a tough but defining decision in their lives.

November 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LIFE

Conference center celebrated

Lanier Technical College held the grand opening of its Forsyth Conference Center & Healthcare Building last week.

November 03, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami DCN regional staff | BUSINESS

Emergency services director recognized

Each year, the Governor's Office of Public Safety awards individuals for their commitment to the profession.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government

Reports of alcohol at festival

The fall festival held annually in Dawsonville may be called the Mountain Moonshine Festival, but that doesn't mean local laws on alcohol don't apply during the celebration.

November 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government

Project: ‘Friendship begins with a hello’

A missionary from Dawson County has returned from his trip to Paraguay, where he was able to connect the lives of young people living a world apart.

November 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Dine the United Way fundraiser set for Nov. 16

Several local restaurants are donating a portion of their profits Nov. 16 to benefit the community.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Alvie Ray Clemons

Alvie Ray Clemons, 65, of Cumming, died Oct. 26, 2010.

November 03, 2010 | | OBITS

Danny Darby

Danny Darby, 55, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 31, 2010.

November 03, 2010 | | OBITS

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