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Votes are in, local races decided

With only the provisional ballots not counted, Jennifer Burt, Julie Hughes Nix, James Swafford and Lisa Thurmond have secured their respective Dawson County political races.

July 27, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Two hurt after high-speed chase, wreck

Two Alabama men were hospitalized Thursday after an early morning high-speed chase and wreck that authorities say also involved alcohol.

July 22, 2008 | By Michele Hester and Julie Arrington DCN Staff | LOCAL


Airport rezoning advances

Property owners Ernie, Bill and Dan Elliott have moved one step closer to redeveloping their land on Elliott Family Parkway into a light industrial complex.

July 20, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Longtime Dawson educator dies

Known affectionately as "Miss Plennie" by generations of Dawson County school children, Plennie J. Robinson died July 2 at age 88, following a period of declining health.

July 20, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Thunder from above

Hundreds of Dawson County residents celebrated Independence Day at the Dawson County High School with fireworks and entertainment Thursday.

July 20, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


Keeping 'In Touch' with local government

In an effort to open and extend the lines of communication with its citizens, Dawson County government launched a new e-newsletter last week.

July 20, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Carlisle selected as finance chairman for state YMCA

Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle has been selected to serve as the finance chairman for the State YMCA of Georgia in Dawson County/Dawsonville for 2008.

July 20, 2008 | | LOCAL


Morning show features kangaroo center

Viewers of NBC-TV's "Today" show will get an up-close look Thursday morning at the inner workings of the Kangaroo Conservation Center in Dawson County.

July 20, 2008 | | LOCAL


Court date set in Gold Creek foreclosure

A court date is set to move forward with foreclosure proceedings against Gold Creek Golf Club.

July 20, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Former accounting office manager faces theft charges

A Dahlonega woman accused of stealing more than $93,000 from her Dawson County employer was arrested last week.

July 20, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Public comment sought on Ga. 400 crossover closure

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners and Georgia Department of Transportation will hold two public hearings to gather input on closing off crossover traffic between Beartooth Parkway and Industrial Park Road on Ga. 400.

July 19, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Union County coach found dead on hiking trail

Union County Lady Panther girl's basketball ocach Mike West, 42, was found dead on a hiking trail outside of Blairsville last Thursday morning.

July 13, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | LOCAL


Ivey tapped as county's SPLOST project manager

An experienced leader with more than 25 years in management, including the last two as accreditation manager for the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, was tapped last month as the county's SPLOST project manager.

July 13, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Your guide to the Fourth festivities

Democracy was born on July 4, 1776 when our forefathers declared independence from Britain, allowing us to live freely in this great nation.

July 13, 2008 | | LOCAL


Emergency Services urges firework safety

Emergency Services urges firework safety

July 13, 2008 | | LOCAL


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Lumpkin Campmeeting this week

Lynn Nahlik looks forward to campmeeting at Lumpkin Campground all year.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Groundbreaking held for splash park

Come mid-August, kids of all ages will be able to cool off in the new splash pad at Rock Creek Park.

July 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Campmeeting next week

Families and friends will gather and time will take a step back and slow down next week at the Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting.

July 16, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Family Connection offers classes

In an effort to keep kids safe and to raise awareness of a problem not often talked about, Dawson County Family Connection will be holding classes to raise awareness of child sexual abuse.

July 09, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


New venue a blast

Dawsonville's annual Independence Day celebration revved into gear Friday at Atlanta Motorsports Park with a fireworks display that wowed spectators for miles around.

July 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Shelter seeks volunteers

No One Alone is seeking volunteers to help in its Dahlonega shelter.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Taylor celebrates 90 years

A well-known Dawson County figure celebrated her 90th birthday Sunday afternoon surrounded by friends and family.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Beavers causing problems

Beavers are prone to finding running water and building their dams, but in Dawson County all they seem to be building are problems.

July 02, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Fireworks set for Friday

Atlanta Motorsports Park and the Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority are gearing up for a full day of family fun as part of the "Sparks in the Motorsports Park" on July Fourth.

July 02, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Farmers market offers fresh crops

Each year, summer in Dawson County is marked by the tents and trucks of vegetables that show up in front of the Dawsonville Municipal Complex and Dawson County Extension Office.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Humane Society plans to open a boutique

The Dawson County Humane Society is trying a new method of raising money for its no-kill shelter.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Churches targeted by electronic thieves

Two area congregations arrived Sunday to find electronic equipment missing from their churches.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Family rescued from balcony during fire

Firefighters rescued three people from a third-floor balcony Thursday after a fire broke out at a home on Grizzle Farm Road.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Crossing named in youth’s memory

A legion of supporters gathered Thursday to pay tribute to a young man many knew as "Soldier Boy."

June 18, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Pups in the Park’ set for fall

Plans are under way for the Dawson County Humane Society's inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show later this fall.

June 18, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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