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Father and son drown at Lumpkin waterfall

A 38-year-old man and his 6-year-old son both drowned Tuesday afternoon while swimming at Dicks Creek Falls in Lumpkin County, according to a press release ...

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Cadets get feel for law enforcement careers

Cadets get feel for law enforcement careers

State troopers Steve Thompson and Jeremy Allison of the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team visited last week with students at Dawson County Junior High School.

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Water authority board member appointed

Water authority board member appointed

Doug Schuster last week was sworn in as the newest member of the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority board of directors.

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County approves scrap tire storage ordinance

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week approved an ordinance that will contribute to the health and safety of county citizens by helping to ...

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Windstream continues speed expansion in north Georgia Cable upgrades, 1-Gig speeds coming to Dawson

More than 67,000 households in the area are expected to benefit from cable upgrades by internet service provider Windstream by the end of 2017.

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Dawson Marketplace enters phase two of development

Dawson Marketplace enters phase two of development

The Development Authority of Dawson County announced last week that three nationally recognized retail firms will be the main anchor stores for phase two of ...

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Paddle Georgia launches into weeklong Etowah trek

Paddle Georgia launches into weeklong Etowah trek

It has been 11 years since the Etowah River was chosen as the site of Paddle Georgia's weeklong canoe and kayaking trip, and a ...

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City holds first hearing for new annexation fee

An amendment to the City of Dawsonville annexation ordinance that will allow the city to charge an additional fee for each property annexing into the ...

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Long range planning committee schedules first meeting

A committee recently reinstated and appointed by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners to provide public input on the future of the county will have ...

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Dawsonville reverend receives posthumous award

Dawsonville reverend receives posthumous award

Dawsonville-native James Styles was recently awarded the 2017 Spirit of Young Harris award.

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County to hold open budget hearings

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners will be holding a series of open hearings over the next two weeks to discuss the 2017-2018 budget.

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Paddle Georgia to pass through Dawson this weekend

Paddle Georgia to pass through Dawson this weekend

Paddle Georgia, the country's largest week-long canoe and kayak camping adventure, will launch at Dawson County's River Park on the Etowah River this ...

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Two join board of Good Shepherd Clinic

Two join board of Good Shepherd Clinic

Jo Brewer and Dr. Brian Burke O.D. have joined the board of the Good Shepherd Clinic of Dawson County, according to a press release ...

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Chamber lunch covers property tax questions

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce hosted its monthly business luncheon last week so that members and community members could hear directly from Kurt Tangel ...

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Local motorcycle ride raises money for child cancer

Local motorcycle ride raises money for child cancer

Thunderstorms were not enough to stop the almost 200 motorcyclists who, two weekends ago, joined to give rides to 28 ‘stars' and their families at ...

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School board passes 2018 budget

The Dawson County Board of Education voted unanimously to pass the fiscal year 2018 general fund budget, along with additional budgets, on Monday night following ...

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Breakfast benefits Family Connection

Breakfast benefits Family Connection

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan was ready and waiting with a pot of freshly brewed coffee on Friday morning-he was just having trouble finding someone to ...

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High-end cars bring hope for childhood cancer patients

High-end cars bring hope for childhood cancer patients

Austin Mabry had completed two of his three in-car driving sessions needed to get his driver's license when the process was abruptly set aside.

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Junior Fire Academy completes another successful week

Junior Fire Academy completes another successful week

Dawson County Emergency Services hosted its seventh annual Junior Fire Academy last week at Dawson County Middle School.

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City of Dawsonville plans sidewalk expansion, improvements

The City of Dawsonville has plans for more sidewalks, some of which will be paid out of the proceeds of SPLOST V and SPLOST VI ...

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Tanner appointed chair of transit commission

Tanner appointed chair of transit commission

Though not faced with the same grid-lock as Atlanta and other metropolitan cities in Georgia, Dawson County has its fair share of transit issues that ...

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Woman arrested for falsely reporting rape on Dahlonega trail

Woman arrested for falsely reporting rape on Dahlonega trail

A woman who reported she was raped while running on the reservoir trail surrounding Lake Zwerner in Dahlonega late last month has been arrested after ...

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Burberry burglary update

Burberry burglary update

A Tennessee woman was arrested last week in connection with the April 23 burglary of the Burberry outlet store in Dawsonville. Three suspects broke into ...

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Expect eggs, bacon and spilled coffee

This year's Family Connection Celebrity Waiter Breakfast will see local celebrities out in force to serve the community a delicious meal to raise funds ...

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BOC gives go ahead on impact fee study

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week voted to begin a study with the goal of updating the county's impact fee ordinance and ...

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Adam S. Smith named senior vice president & SBA/commercial lender of Foothills Community Bank

John L. Lewis, president and CEO of First Citizens Financial Corporation and its subsidiary, Foothills Community Bank, recently announced that Adam Smith has been named ...

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Library to host Women’s Health Day

The Dawson County Library will be hosting a Women's Health Day event Saturday to educate women on health issues that specifically affect them.

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Schools serving up free summer lunches

Dawson County Schools will be serving up everything from hamburgers and pizza to barbeque and breadsticks through its summer feeding program that began this week ...

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Local farmer’s market hits stride for summer

Local farmer’s market hits stride for summer

As the hot sun beamed down Friday afternoon, vendor Paula Alicea stood under a tent in the parking lot of the Dawsonville Tractor Supply with ...

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Pigeon Creek well to reopen

A well that has been at the center of discord between one neighborhood and the City of Dawsonville is expected to reopen in the near ...

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Persons of interest sought in Dawsonville man’s disappearance

Persons of interest sought in Dawsonville man’s disappearance

Almost two years to the date of Jimmy Walls' disappearance in the Dawson Forest, new details have emerged in the Dawson County Sheriff's Office ...

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Man seriously injured in motorcycle wreck

A single-motorcycle wreck sent a Canton man to the hospital last week after a chase with Dawson and Lumpkin County authorities.

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Motorsports park zoning request withdrawn

A decision that many anticipated for several long months didn't happen on Monday as planned at a meeting of the Dawsonville City Council.

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Atlanta Ride for Kids to come through Dawsonville Sunday

Atlanta Ride for Kids to come through Dawsonville Sunday

A caravan of nearly 500 motorcycles riding to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation will be making its way through Dawsonville on Sunday, hoping to ...

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Learn more about Lake Lanier history at upcoming meeting

Robert David Coughlin will make a presentation next week concerning his book "Lake Lanier: ‘A Storybook Site'," at the Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society ...

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County ordinance possible on used tire storage, disposal

An ordinance drafted by Dawson County Emergency Services concerning scrap tire storage and disposal in the county is under consideration by the board of commissioners ...

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Dawson County receives certified literate community designation

Dawson County receives certified literate community designation

Community leaders in education gathered last week to celebrate with the Reading Education Association of Dawson County (R.E.A.D.) that Dawson County is ...

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County considers increasing impact fees

An increase in the fees that help offset the costs of capital improvements and services in Dawson County is under consideration by the board of ...

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CFI flowing smoothly, officials say

CFI flowing smoothly, officials say

The first two weeks of operation of Dawsonville's new continuous flow intersection have been smooth sailing, according to county and state officials.

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Hapeville man dies in motorcycle wreck on Ga. 400

Hapeville man dies in motorcycle wreck on Ga. 400

A Hapeville man was killed in a motorcycle wreck on Ga. 400 in Dawsonville last week while being pursued by a Georgia State Patrol trooper.

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Man killed in motorcycle wreck identified

The man killed in a motorcycle wreck on Ga. 400 on Friday has been identified as Charles Arnold Painter, 46, of Hapeville.

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One killed in motorcycle wreck

One killed in motorcycle wreck

A man was killed Friday afternoon after a collision with a passenger vehicle in the area of Beartooth Parkway and Ga. 400.

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Authorities: 19-year-old jogger raped near Dahlonega reservoir trails

Authorities: 19-year-old jogger raped near Dahlonega reservoir trails

A 19-year-old woman told authorities she was raped Wednesday night by a man while on the Lake Zwerner reservoir trails in Dahlonega.

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Head-on collision injures three

Head-on collision injures three

A two-vehicle wreck Wednesday shut down Price Road at Toto Creek Park for several hours.

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County clerk re-appointed after salary increase

County clerk re-appointed after salary increase

After one county employee interviewed last week for the position, Danielle Yarbrough was retained as county clerk by the board of commissioners in an unanimous ...

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Dev. Auth. reports strong first quarter for Dawson

The Development Authority of Dawson County (DADC) released information last week that points to a very strong local economy during the first quarter of 2017 ...

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Hundreds attend Rotary Day

Hundreds attend Rotary Day

Temperatures soared above 85 degrees on Saturday, leading many to take refuge in the cooling outdoor splash pad at Rotary Island at Rock Creek Park.

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Six graduate from drug treatment court

Six graduate from drug treatment court

"I found love in a Cuban drug dealer. We had lots of money and lots of cocaine," said Teri Spurill, guest speaker at last Wednesday ...

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Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery soon to sell direct to customers

Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery soon to sell direct to customers

Jeff Chastain makes moonshine the way his great Uncle Ben did, following a century and a half-old recipe that turns mash to corn whiskey.

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Old Navy coming to North Georgia Premium Outlets

Shoppers will soon discover a new retail option at North Georgia Premium Outlets.

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Education

Dawson students head to national FBLA competition

Dawson students head to national FBLA competition

Two members of Dawson County High School's Future Business Leaders of America club will be heading to California this summer to compete in a ...

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Covington earns finance officer certification

Beth Swafford Covington, who works with the Dawson County Board of Education, recently earned her Local Finance Officer Certification through the Carl Vinson Institute of ...

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School board approves new after school care provider

The Dawson County School Board approved a new vendor for after school care at all four Dawson elementary schools during Monday's special called meeting ...

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Board names new Kilough principal

Board names new Kilough principal

During a special called meeting on Monday morning, the Dawson County Board of Education approved Teresa Conowal as the principal for Kilough Elementary School for ...

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'Kids love duct tape'

'Kids love duct tape'

"If there is one thing I have learned personally is that kids love duct tape," said Dawson County High School rising junior Jack Trammell.

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Government



Appraisers to visit homes beginning June 8

This week Dawson County will begin the property revaluation equalization project recently approved by the board of commissioners.

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County to complete first full tax revaluation since 2006

A total property tax revaluation, in which the value all of the county's approximately 15,000 parcels of real property will be assessed, is ...

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Mayor Grogan appeals removal from office

Mayor Grogan appeals removal from office

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan has appealed the city council's decision to remove him from office following a May 15 hearing where the council voted ...

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