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The two choices facing Dawson County

The Board of Commissioners and the City Council are faced with making a choice between two possible scenarios of the future. Either choice involves guessing or forecasting the next several years. If you look at the future, a static case would assume that growth of population will continue at very l

DAWSONNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 03:16:00

Dawson volleyball tops Pickens for fifth time

Hurricane-turned-tropical storm Irma had far reaching impacts, even to the Dawson County athletic programs. The volleyball team was not immune. Dawson County played Fannin and Pickens County on Sept. 14, picking up a fifth win this season over Pickens. The Sept. 12 match against Greater Atlanta Chr

DAWSONNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 03:08:00

County takes stock after tropical storm knocks out power

"God had wrapped his arms around me, that's for sure," says 78-year-old Joy Mixer as she recounts the moment when a tree fell through the roof of the bedroom where, until a few moments previously, she had been asleep. "Three trees came down in a domino effect, or so I'm told," Mixer recalls. "One o

DAWSONNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 02:51:00

Man gets 120 years after breaking bones of 18-month-old child

A Dawsonville man was sentenced earlier this month to serve 120 years after being found guilty of inflicting multiple serious injuries on an 18-month-old child. Mitchell Dewayne Samples, 29, pled guilty Sept. 8 to nine counts of cruelty to children in the first degree, according to District Attorne

DAWSONNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 02:50:00

Sheriff's Desk: Multimillion Dollar Methamphetamine Operation Results in Arrests

From the Desk of Sheriff Chris Clinton Towns County, Georgia I have long believed that one of the secrets to success in criminal investigations is networking and sharing information with other law enforcement agencies. In 2007, after being elected Sheriff of Towns County, I became a member of the Ap

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

$3.2M in meth seized; 5 arrested in North Georgia

A North Georgia drug bust dismantled a meth lab and seized more than $3 million worth of crystal methamphetamine, officials said Saturday. Five people, one from Gwinnett County, were arrested Friday on charges including methamphetamine trafficking and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the A


Man receives package filled with drugs

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - When returning home Aug. 29, a man received a strange package on his door step that didn't belong to him. The 53-year-old man said the box had another person's name on it with his address. The package had been sent to a location in Colorado, but was refused at its destination a

NORTHFULTON.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Authorities documenting Irma damage in Hall

With most of the immediate effects of Tropical Storm Irma cleared away, local officials, utility companies and property owners are digging into the numbers and details of the storm. Tuesday marked the last power outages in the area finally being cleared after the storm. Georgia Power restored its f

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-20 00:38:00

Tropical Storm Irma barely raises level of Lake Lanier

Even a tropical storm can't get Lake Lanier to anywhere near full pool. The lake's water level is only up 5 inches since Tropical Storm Irma passed over the Chattahoochee River basin that feeds Lake Lanier on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12. Before the storm hit, National Weather Service forecasts called for

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:29:00

Lanier shoreline holds up well during Irma ahead of Shore Sweep

Tropical Storm Irma roughed up Gainesville and Hall County, but the Lake Lanier waterfront fared relatively well in the storm. That's good news for property owners, but it's also good for the Lake Lanier Association and its volunteers getting ready for their annual cleanup event, Shore Sweep, set fo

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:12:00

13 juniors attend Boys State

American Legion Boys State, founded in 1935, is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students. It is a participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county and state government. Recently American L

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-19 04:01:31

Man charged by grand jury in June slaying

A Hall County man was indicted for his alleged involvement in a June 26 slaying, according to court documents. Delwoun Quinntess Williams, 24, was charged Friday with malice murder by a grand jury. Cornelius Gordon, 24, of Gainesville, was struck in the head with a bullet on Barnes Drive. Williams'

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

Raccoon confirmed to be rabid in North Hall, marking county's 8th case of 2017

Officials have confirmed Hall County's eighth case of rabies for 2017 in an incident involving a raccoon that had contact with two dogs Sept. 9 in North Hall. The rabid raccoon had contact with the dogs in the 5200 block of Wild Smith Road in Gainesville, according to a statement Monday from Katie C

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-19 00:08:00

Police investigating Sunday night shooting that injured man

A man was shot in the face around 11 p.m. Sunday and walked to a nearby gas station to seek assistance, according to police. Gainesville Police are investigating the shooting. "He was shot in the face, however, was in stable condition," Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said. Police said they believe the shooting

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-18 17:34:00

Grocery store pulls out of Gainesville deal

Worldwide supermarket giant Lidl withdrew a rezoning application that would have brought a big box store to Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville. A local attorney representing the German retailer cited unspecified logistic issues with the property as the reason why Lidl withdrew its application in rec

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-20 03:55:00

Longtime teacher and coach, widow of Gainesville coaching great dies

Jean Ash Gruhn was like a mother to some of the girls she coached, an avid supporter of Gainesville High and someone who always could tell a joke. That's how friends are remembering the longtime teacher and coach and the widow of former Gainesville High football coach Bobby Gruhn. She died Tuesday a

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-20 03:42:00

Enrollment up slightly in Gainesville schools

Enrollment in the Gainesville City School System has increased slightly over last year, according numbers provided to school board members at the board's meeting Monday night. Gainesville Superintendent Jeremy Williams presented numbers showing an overall increase of 48 students on Sept. 14, compare

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-19 18:55:00

Lidl grocery store, 65-townhome rezoning requests aim for Gainesville City Council approval

The public has one last shot to speak up before Gainesville City Council votes on two rezoning requests for developments in high-profile areas - a grocery store on busy Dawsonville Highway and 65 townhouses on South Enota Drive. One public hearing centers on a request by German food chain Lidl to bu

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-19 05:10:00

2 men indicted in April Gainesville slaying

Two men were indicted Friday for their alleged involvement in an April 4 shooting death in Gainesville, according to court documents. Tadrick Terrian Osborne, 37, and Marquis Lejon Studivant, 27, of Gainesville, were both charged with felony murder by a grand jury. Dennis Ronald Gayton, 47, was shot

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-19 03:47:00

Wood River man drowns after falling from dock at Alton Marina

A Wood River man drowned after he fell from a dock at the Alton Marina, the Madison County Coroner said Monday. Michael J. Karlas, 43, was underwater 8-10 minutes after his fall into the Mississippi River on Saturday evening, Coroner Stephen Nonn said. Karlas was pulled from the water by rescuers an

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 21:54:00