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Youth ballpark rezoning denied

In a unanimous vote, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners struck down a proposed youth ballpark rezoning last week.

August 10, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Board postpones condemnation vote

After two public hearings on land proposed to be condemned for a new courthouse and administrative building, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners postponed the vote to move forward with condemning the property last Thursday.

August 10, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Forsyth County considering reservoir on Etowah River

Forsyth County's consideration to pursue funding for an Etowah River fed reservoir would not impact Dawson County's water flow, officials say.

August 10, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County applying for grant to improve lake park

The board of commissioners voted last Thursday to move forward in applying for grant generated funds to upgrade War Hill Park.

August 10, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Soldier’s funeral set for Saturday

U.S. Army Cpl. Matthew Phillips of Cumming was just weeks from completing his 15-month tour of duty in Afghanistan.

August 04, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


Fight night

Dawson County's Lakeview Center held the second annual Night of the Gladiators mixed martial arts amateur tournament Saturday.

August 03, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


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


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Gathering reunites emergency workers

A lot of the new personnel with Dawson County Emergency Services are too young to remember a time when calls were dispatched by telephone and those responding had to read the chalkboard at the stations to find out where to find the fire.

June 18, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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


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