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Weather postpones club’s motorcycle ride

The Dawson County Civitan Club's inaugural motorcycle ride planned for Saturday has been postponed due to the threat of rain storms.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Healthcare system plans expansion

Officials with Northeast Georgia Health Systems last week confirmed the hospital has purchased a building on Ga. 400 with plans to expand medical services in Dawson County.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

‘Superior’ voices: High school ensemble receives top marks

Dawson County High School Chorus Director Spencer Wright has proven that, once again, his chorus is superior.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Stray pet pickups put in spotlight

The City of Dawsonville recently found itself dealing with a problem it wasn't aware it even had.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Dawsonville man killed in fatal collision

A memorial fund has been set up for the children of the Dawsonville man that was killed in last week's fatal motorcycle crash on Hwy. 53 West.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS

Kindergarten registration is Friday

The Dawson County School System is already looking ahead to its newest generation of students.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Electronic recycling event set for Saturday

Keep Dawson County Beautiful's annual electronics recycling event is this weekend.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Where does spring pollen come from?

Spring is a beautiful time of year.

April 15, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister Extension agent | Lifestyle Columnists

Meeting my match in one little boy

Granny cursed me once.

April 15, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Those doing good deserve recognition

Sometimes we forget that there are a lot of good people on this earth doing good things. I was reminded of that by my friend, Jack Cookston, who recently had some medical issues that required him to cart around an oxygen tank wherever he went.

April 15, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT

Things are not always what they seem

Although I have not seen the "Furious" film that features the late Paul Walker, I would guess that its box office success may be partially due to interest in how modern technology makes several stand-ins appear to be Walker himself.

April 15, 2015 | By Helen Taylor Columnist | VIEWPOINT

Long-time educator and administrator remembered

One of Dawson County's most decorated education veterans was laid to rest last week following a tragic house fire.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Education

City’s grant request denied

What was originally thought a "sure-fire" grant request has, instead, left city officials scratching their heads.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Government

County worker injured clearing storm debris

An equipment operator on Dawson County's road crew was injured when he was struck by a tree on a job site Monday morning on Perimeter Road.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Farley named deputy tax commissioner

Dawson County Tax Commissioner Linda Townley recently announced the promotion of BJ Farley as the county's deputy tax commissioner.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

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Lady Tigers remain perfect

The Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers' basketball team didn't miss a beat after being off for 10 days. Coach Steve Sweat's team made the long trip to Homer on Friday and defeated Banks County, 55-40.

January 27, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Banks County outlasts team

Playing on the road in a very hostile environment and against the No. 2 team in Region 7-AAA was not a good combination for Coach Thad Burgess' varsity boys' basketball team Friday night. The Tigers dropped to 4-17 after losing to Banks County 73-38.

January 27, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Middle school grapplers finish fifth

The Dawson County Middle School wrestling team finished in fifth place at the recent state duals at Cass High School.

January 21, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Getting down to business

The 2015 legislative session is off to a fast and busy start. The Georgia State Senate swore in all 56 senators last week, including 10 new freshman senators, and announced committee assignments shortly thereafter.

January 21, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Time to pay attention

It's that time of year again.

January 21, 2015 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

2015 session underway

We began the 153rd Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly on Jan. 12. Last Monday marked the first day of the 2015-2016 term, all the members of the Georgia House of Representatives were sworn into office. We then promptly got to work on our first order of business: Electing leaders to guide the Georgia House of Representatives through our next two years of public service.

January 21, 2015 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

State of the column: Never been stronger

My fellow Georgians: In order to keep my national certification as a modest and much-beloved columnist, it is required that I submit to you at the first of every year my State of the Column message. (Yay! Clap! Clap! Clap!)

January 21, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The next best thing

Being raised an only child meant I spent a lot of time reading and pretending.

January 21, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

The time to prune vines approaching

Muscadines are grapes native to America, and they are a staple of home gardens all over the Southeast.

January 21, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Middle School poets printed in annual writing collection

Students from Dawson County Middle School were recently given the chance to have their writing works published for a much wider audience to see.

January 21, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Lanier Technical College names semi-finalists for GOAL award

Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College's GOAL program.

January 21, 2015 | | Education

New hardware store is looking to break ground

The owner of a hardware store in Dahlonega is expanding to Dawson County after officials last week approved a request to rezone nearly three acres at Hwy. 53 East and Stephens Road.

January 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Local teen charged as adult in molestation case

A 15-year-old from Dawsonville has been charged as an adult in the alleged molestation of a young child.

January 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Iowa man indicted after alleged rape at local motel

An Iowa man accused of sexually assaulting an employee at a local motel late last year was indicted on the charges by a Dawson County grand jury last week.

January 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

BOC avoids arbitration

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners has avoided going into arbitration with the city of Dawsonville over an annexation dispute.

January 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

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