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Tigers outlast Pickens, fall to Rabun

Dawson County started the 2015-2016 season with a 63-41 win over Pickens County last week in Dawsonville.

November 25, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Ladies open season 2-0

The reigning Region 7-AAA champion Dawson County Lady Tigers opened the season last week with two big wins over traditionally strong teams.

November 25, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

A real western Thanksgiving

A grey gloomy sky dropped suddenly over the jagged edges of the Zailiysky Alatu Mountains sending a chilling reminder that winter was now enveloping Almaty ...

November 25, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

Can we really say ‘Happy Thanksgiving?’

'Tis the season to be thankful. Really?

November 25, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

There’s still plenty to be thankful for

"What was Thanksgiving like when you were a little girl?" Cole asked as I was making plans for this week.

November 25, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Police: Man set fire over bad drug deal

Authorities are saying a Dawsonville man was so mad after a drug deal that he walked to a neighbor's home where he poured gasoline ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Dawson County embracing ‘great opportunity’ in state quarterfinal

Riding the wave of its most successful season in school history, the Dawson County High football team will host No. 2 Blessed Trinity on Friday ...

November 25, 2015 | By David Thackham DCN regional staff, | SPORTS

Thanksgiving feast free to everyone

Preparations are in place for anyone wanting to celebrate the holidays with a hearty feast this Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Realignment in works for grades 6-12

A proposal to realign 6th-12th grades in the Dawson County School System are in the works with plans for the change to begin as early ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Date set for rescheduled sheriff’s candidate debate

Organizers have set a date to reschedule a recently canceled sheriff's candidate debate.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Commissioners deny slaughterhouse zoning

A family that has spent more than $50,000 on equipment in preparation of opening a butchery and slaughterhouse on the east side of the ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Georgia, Florida mention mediation as step to solve water wars

Georgia and Florida may be inching closer to settling a water sharing lawsuit, as court records show lawyers for both sides are talking about mediation.

November 25, 2015 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL

Chase Elliott wins ‘Most Popular Driver’ for second consecutive season

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott has once again been voted one of NASCAR's most popular drivers.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

Bearden signs to play basketball at Lenoire-Rhyne

Lady Tiger Karlie Bearden is the first to admit she wasn't always the basketball player she is today.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School

Tigers defeat Spencer 22-12

The 7-AAA champion Dawson County Tigers kept the dream alive Friday night, defeating Spencer High's Green Waves 22-12 in the second round of the ...

November 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS

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Funding will help improve young lives

A local partnership recently learned it will receive more than $121,000 to help fund its efforts to improve the lives of young people.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Office of Prevention Services has awarded Dawson County Family Connection a grant to focus on underage alcohol prevention.

October 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Annexation battle resolved

Dawson County commissioners agreed last week to back away from an annexation battle with the city of Dawsonville.

The two governments have been at odds since the city filed several petitions on behalf of residents seeking to have their properties annexed.

October 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

Elizabeth “Nana” Hansard Sanders

Elizabeth "Nana" Hansard Sanders, 59, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 5, 2011. She was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church.

Her father, Aubrey Hansard; and brother, Hugh Hansard, preceded her in death.

October 12, 2011 | | OBITS

Bertie Glover Skinner

Bertie Glover Skinner, 76, of Cumming, died Oct. 9, 2011.

Her husband, Weldon Skinner; parents, Jack and Ruby Glover; sister, Margaret Glover; sister-in-law, Kay Glover; and, nephew, Eddie Glover, preceded her in death.

October 12, 2011 | | OBITS

Martha Ramona Wilkie

Martha Ramona Wilkie, 75, of Dawsonville, formerly of Florida, died Oct. 7, 2011.

Born Nov. 22, 1935 in Dawsonville, she was the daughter of the late Garnie Wilkie and Clifford Cox Wilkie.

October 12, 2011 | | OBITS

Ex-clerk pleads guilty

The state has resolved its criminal case against Dawson County's former clerk of courts, who pleaded guilty Friday to theft by taking and violation of oath of offices charges.

In exchange for her negotiated plea, 62-year-old Becky McCord received a 10-year sentence, with four years to be served in custody and the remaining on probation.

October 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Nordson closing local plant

Corporate officials confirmed Monday that Nordson will be closing its manufacturing plant in Dawson County next year.

"We are restructuring operations in the state of Georgia," said Jim Jaye, director of corporate communications and investor relations.

October 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Panel sets road projects for T-SPLOST vote

Dawson County could see some major transportation improvements if voters next year approve a measure to raise the sales tax to pay for area roads.

The 26-member Georgia Mountains Transportation Roundtable voted Oct. 5 to approve putting on the ballot some $1.26 billion in projects for a 13-county area that includes Dawson.

October 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

Cable barrier project scheduled for Ga. 400

A cable barrier similar to one installed on Interstate 985 in Hall County several years ago will be placed in the median on Ga. 400 in Dawson and Lumpkin counties.

The Georgia Depart-ment of Transportation announced Oct. 3 that it approved the 5.1-mile project as part of $97 million in 10 new transportation infra-structure improvement and maintenance projects across the state.

October 12, 2011 | | LOCAL

Essig to speak to democrats

Alan Essig, director of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute will be the guest speaker at the Dawson County Democratic Party's October meeting.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Dawson County Library. The public is invited.

October 12, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Miss KARE for Kids crowned this weekend

The 2011 Miss KARE for Kids will be crowned Saturday at Riverview Middle School.

Now in its third year, the pageant is one of several fundraisers for KARE for Kids, a local non-profit organization that provides Christmas presents to Dawson County children in need.

October 12, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Dawson County Board of Commissioners work session agenda

L. New business

1. Presentation of the 2012 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Grant application: Lt. Col. John Cagle.

October 12, 2011 | | Government

City to revisit ordinance

The Dawsonville City Council plans to take a new look at its alcohol ordinance during a special called meeting Monday.

The 5 p.m. meeting will be held in the G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at city hall.

October 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

Officials review evaluation process

A recent joint meeting of the Dawson County commission and tax assessor's board could become a regular occurrence.

The two groups met Oct. 5 to discuss property evaluations and how officials could work together in the future.

October 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

Local student attends national security forum

Dawson County High School student Kelton Auvermann has been selected to attend a six-day program in the nation's capital as part of the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security: Exploring American Diplomacy, Intelligence and Defense.

Auvermann, 17, is one of an outstanding group of national high school students that will take part in the unique career development program designed to introduce students to the challenging careers in national security, intelligence and with the diplomatic corps.

October 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Education

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