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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


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


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Literacy pheasant shoot is Saturday

Organizers are hoping to gain greater exposure for a local literacy group by expanding fundraising efforts to include a European pheasant shoot on Saturday.

October 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Upcoming transportation referendum is talk of summit

SOUTH FORSYTH - The proposed $200 million transportation bond referendum that voters will decide on Nov. 4 was the main topic of the 2014 Transportation Summit.

October 15, 2014 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Pups storm park

While the weekend weather was dark and gloomy, pet lovers didn't let that put a wet blanket over their fun.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Local veteran, eye of baseball dies

A local World War II veteran and professional baseball photographer died today at the age of 97.

October 14, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


BBQ supports United Way

A barbecue fundraiser Saturday supports United Way for Dawson County and its many local partners.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pups in the Park Dog Show is this weekend

Fun and furry festivities are planned this weekend at the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Cabin Fever’

A steady hand, a lot of time and plenty of practice are what it takes to make a quilt from small scraps of cloth. And those traits are on display through Oct. 22 as the Bowen Center for the Arts presents its annual quilt show.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Community joins forces for pups

With the collaborative effort of several local organizations, the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show is stacking up to be a large-scale event for the county.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Volunteers sweep shore

Massive amounts of Styrofoam, parts of an abandoned houseboat and two crumbling docks were among the debris collected in Dawson County on Saturday during the Lake Lanier Association's 26th annual Shore Sweep.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Champ consolidates racing collection

A 30-year racing career can produce quite a collection of cars and memorabilia.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Golfing brings green

With fall weather setting in a day early, there was little to slow turnout for the Dawsonville Lions Club's 19th annual golf tournament.

September 24, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Official: March blaze no accident

The local investigation into an explosion and fire that leveled a southern Dawson County home in March is ongoing, but Allstate Insurance officials said they've denied the property owner's compensation claim because the incident wasn't an accident.

September 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Shore Sweep set for Saturday

Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in clearing the shores of Lake Lanier on Saturday.

September 24, 2014 | From staff reports | LOCAL


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


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