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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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Fireworks a ‘go’

A Fourth of July fireworks spectacular will still go on, according to city officials.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Two from EMS honored

The state advocacy agent for Georgia emergency services personnel recently recognized two men from Dawson County for their dedication to the field.

June 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Service with a smile

Local "celebrities" and community members alike packed LongHorn Steakhouse on Friday as Family Connection of Dawson County held its sixth annual Celebrity Waiter breakfast.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Truck drives into local restaurant

Dawson County emergency personnel responded to reports of a vehicle entering a local restaurant shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Intersection named in youth’s memory

A ceremony will be held Thursday in memory of a young man many in Dawsonville knew as "Soldier Boy."

June 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Truck drives into local restaurant

Dawson County emergency personnel responded to reports of a vehicle entering a local restaurant shortly after 4:20 Thursday afternoon.

June 05, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Summer movies series kicks off Friday at park

There probably won't be anyone building a snowman, but you just might see a sandcastle or two Friday night when Dawson County Parks and Recreation kicks off the popular summertime Movies in the Park series with Disney's "Frozen" on the beach at War Hill Park.

June 04, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Celebrity waiter breakfast is Friday

The community will be seeing stars on Friday for Family Connection's Celebrity Waiter breakfast.

June 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


DCES honors recently promoted personnel

Dawson County Emergency Services recently promoted three to new leadership positions within the department.

June 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Graduate airlifted after wreck

A Dawsonville teen was airlifted in serious condition to Atlanta Medical Center following a collision Saturday afternoon just hours after graduating with honors from Dawson County High School.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson participates in national hacking day

For the second year, representatives from Dawson County will be participating in a nationally-recognized tech event.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Party planned for volunteer

Longtime friends of civic volunteer Helen Taylor are asking the community to save June 29 on their calendars to celebrate her 90th birthday.

May 28, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Grotto receives blessings from Father, mother

With the memorial grotto at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church finished, all that was left was to formally dedicate the site to the memory of its inspiration.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Fans flock to former Falcons’ coach estate sale

The sign leading up to the lake home on Holly Drive in Dawsonville said estate sale, but the better description would have been the "Jerry Glanville Museum."

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Commissioners approve design for splash pad

The updated design plans for a new water feature at Rock Creek Park have been approved by county officials.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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