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Ralston to challenge Richardson for top post in the House

A Republican representing the west side of Dawson County will challenge House Speaker Glenn Richardson for the top post in the Georgia House.

August 03, 2008 | By Harris Blackwood DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


County building official mourned

Friends and family are mourning the weekend death of Dawson County Building Official Wayne Elledge.

August 03, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lower than expected turnout for primary

Voter turnout was not what poll workers were anticipating in last Tuesday's primary election.

August 03, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local CPA surrenders to authorities

A local accountant accused of stealing more than $60,000 from a client's escrow account has surrendered to authorities.

August 03, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Connecting past to present

The state's oldest working courthouse recently received a much-needed facelift as Dawson County enlisted more than 290 man-hours to preserve the historic building.

August 03, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Training class bridges the gap

Members of the 2008 Management Development Program class constructed a bridge and accompanying pathway from Rock Creek Park to the Dawson County Humane Society animal shelter, July 11.

July 28, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


CPA faces theft charges

Just two weeks after a former employee was arrested on charges of stealing more than $93,000 from a local accounting firm, the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has secured a warrant for the arrest of the owner of the business.

July 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Etowah Water plans for northern expansion

The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority discussed the current status of its countywide service expansion plans during the authority's work meeting, July 8.

July 28, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


Seized drug money to fund new uniforms

With the dwindling economy, high gas prices and county officials being asked to cut back their budgets, new uniforms for sheriff's officers would typically be out of the question - if the sheriff had not seized more than $100,000 in drug money in the last year.

July 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Petitions filed to seize drug suspect's property

Petitions were filed earlier this month by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office to seize the home and automobile of an alleged methamphetamine dealer.

July 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Family fights for property

The owners of property located near a proposed new courthouse and administrative building plan to fight efforts by the county to condemn the land.

July 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Cage fighters set to test skills at Lakeview Center

Dawson County's Lakeview Center will host the second annual Night of the Gladiators mixed martial arts tournament, July 19.

July 28, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


Bike ride, rally to benefit family of slain man

The wife of a Forsyth County man whose death remains unsolved after two and a half years hopes the family's tragedy can one day help other families in similar situations.

July 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville population more than doubles in seven years

Recent annexations and the addition of several new subdivisions caused a surge in Dawsonville's population since the last census was taken in 2000.

July 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


A new look for War Hill Park

A facelift may be in War Hill Park's future.

July 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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9/11 ceremony held at Station 1

Dawson County paused last week to remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Event benefits animal shelter

In an effort to help Dawson County's no-kill animal shelter, the city of Dawsonville has set aside a day just for dogs.

September 16, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


9/11 ceremony Thursday

Dawson County public safety personnel will continue their commitment to "never forget" on Thursday, when they will hold a memorial service to remember the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

September 10, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Rotary Island is open

The Rotary Club of Dawson County made a splash Thursday with the grand opening of Rotary Island, an interactive water playground at Rock Creek Park.

September 03, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Authority secures loan for reservoir

After nearly five months of waiting, Georgia has answered - partially - the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority's request for a loan.

September 03, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Racing legend donates car from personal collection

NASCAR legend Bill Elliott last week donated a 1937 Ford from his private collection that will be raffled off to raise money to support the Dawsonville History Museum.

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Festival rocks Dawsonville

A new, local tradition continued to brew over the weekend during the second annual Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival.

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Festival on tap this weekend for music, beer

Be on the lookout for food, drinks and fun this weekend as the downtown area plays host to the second annual Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Rotary Island set to open next week

Rotary Island at Rock Creek Park will be open for the Labor Day weekend.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Townley honored for service

Etowah Water and Sewer Authority recently recognized one of its board members for a quarter-century of service.

August 20, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Cumming man killed in tractor accident

A man from Cumming died when his tractor overturned earlier this week.

August 15, 2014 | Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL




Georgia unemployment rate in June

The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region increased to 6.7 percent in June, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in May.

August 06, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Good days ahead

After waiting a couple years, little Mason Hyde has reached all of the milestones, including a desired weight and finding a donor, required for a kidney transplant.

August 06, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Community supports woman battling cancer

A recent benefit brought the community together to walk at Rock Creek Park for a local woman battling cancer.

August 05, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


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