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Tigers fall to Blessed Trinity

The Tigers Cinderella season has come to an end.

November 27, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS

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

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Man arrested, cache of stolen items found

Several firearms reportedly stolen in late June were recovered last week during a search of a home off War Hill Park Road.

Investigators also found jewelry taken in the same theft case at a local jewelry store, according to Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten.

July 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Scout aims to earn Gold Award

A Girl Scout since she was a small child, Becca Bishop is in the final stages of earning her Gold Award, the highest honor in the organization.

One of the requirements for earning the award is to complete a project that has a lasting, positive impact on the community.

July 20, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr | Education

Campmeeting a 181 year tradition

An annual tradition will light up Lumpkin Campground on Sunday as families and friends gather to whitewash tree trunks in preparation for a weeklong spiritual revival known as campmeeting.

"We painted the trees so we wouldn't run into them before we got electricity," said Thelma Byrd, who has attended campmeeting each summer for more than eight decades.

July 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | LIFE

Fathers, sons display art

The Dawson County Arts Council held an opening reception July 9 at the Bowen Center for the Arts for its current Father's & Son's exhibit.

The exhibit, which will run through the end of the month, features artwork created by the father-and-son teams of James Daniel Sr. and Jr. and Doug and Tyler King.

July 20, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. | LOCAL

Canoe race to benefit center elevator fund

Proceeds from a canoe and kayak race on the Etowah River Aug. 6 will help fund an elevator at the Dawson County Senior Center.

"We're so grateful to have this. The seniors really need an elevator," said Margie Weaver, center director. "We're so close and this will be a really big help to us."

July 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Changes coming to Kilough Church Rd.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid the Kilough Church Road-Ga. 400 crossing next week while the intersection is rerouted.

State Department of Transportation crews will be installing concrete medians and signs similar to those found at Beartooth Parkway and Ga. 400.

July 20, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Safety first when dipping in Lanier

The southern half of Lake Lanier appears laden with the most fatalities over the past six years, including five the past couple of weeks.

But then, so are most of the parks - some nearly side by side - that are run by area governments and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

July 20, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL

Lanier Technical college graduates record class

GAINESVILLE - Lanier Technical College celebrated its largest graduating class Friday night, conferring 2,028 degrees in a ceremony at Free Chapel Worship Center.

President Russell Vandiver told the class its achievements are "heroic because of your perseverance and determination to complete your programs of study in the worst economy since the Great Depression."

July 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Education

Amicalola EMC rolls out grant program

Amicalola EMC's Bright Ideas grant program is a competition designed to reward teachers that take the time to plan, research and put into action a creative learning experience for students.

The 2011-12 school year is the second year for the Bright Ideas program locally, and teachers will see an expanded program that features a budget of more than $60,000 to be distributed among 39 schools, including elementary, middle, high schools and private schools in the Amicalola EMC service area.

July 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Education

Driver charged in July 4 wreck that killed 2 teens

The driver in a July 4 wreck that killed two teenagers has been charged with vehicular homicide, according to Georgia State Patrol officials.

Tony James Delong, 19, was driving a 1993 Jeep Wrangler east on Whelchel Mill Road in Hall County at about 2 p.m. when he lost control in a curve, struck an embankment and the vehicle flipped several times, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

July 20, 2011 | From staff reports | CRIME/COURTS

Speaker appoints local man to commission

A local architect was recently named to the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission.

House Speaker David Ralston, of Blue Ridge, appointed Peter Hill, of Dawsonville, to the commission during the group's June 30 meeting in Rabun County.

July 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Jerry Burruss

Jerry Burruss of Cumming, died July 17, 2011.

Burruss was a proud member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He loved his church and church family.

July 20, 2011 | | OBITS

Jane Burton Edwards Gilreath

Jane Burton Edwards Gilreath, 71, of Dawsonville, died July 17, 2011.

Born May 19, 1940 in Suwanee to the late Howard and Irene Burton, she had been a resident of Dawsonville for the past 10 years having moved from Lawrenceville.

July 20, 2011 | | OBITS

Mary Verline Tatum Sellers

Mary Verline Tatum Sellers, 74, of Dawsonville, died July 12, 2011.

Mrs. Sellers was born Nov. 11, 1936 to the late E.L. and Ina Mae Tatum.

July 20, 2011 | | OBITS

Protect yourself from ticks

It is important to know about ticks for several reasons. They can carry Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and may cause further infection if their mouthparts break off when the ticks are removed.

The three species of ticks throughout Georgia that commonly feed on humans are the lone star tick, American dog tick and black-legged tick.

July 20, 2011 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

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