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UPDATED: Courthouse evacuated after powder spilled in courtroom

The Dawson County Government Center was partially evacuated on Wednesday after a powdery substance was dropped in a courtroom.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Farmer’s Market opens Friday

The Amicalola Regional Farmers Market is scheduled to start this Friday at the Tractor Supply on Hwy. 53 East.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Gene Lambert

Gene Lambert, 94, of Dawsonville, died April 23, 2017.

April 26, 2017 | | OBITS


Melody Looper Collins

Melody Looper Collins, 65, of Dawsonville, died April 23, 2017.

April 26, 2017 | | OBITS


Relay for Life this Friday

The annual Dawson County Relay for Life will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Park in Dawsonville.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Veterans hold pancake breakfast fundraiser

The Veterans Affairs of Dawson County held its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser this weekend and saw enthusiastic support from the citizens of Dawson County.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County receives $700,000 donation for new senior center

Dawson County seniors have something big to look forward to after an announcement at last week's board of commissioners meeting.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


$40,000 in merchandise stolen from Burberry outlet

Law enforcement in Dawson County is actively searching for three suspects who burglarized a Burberry store at the North Georgia Premium Outlets this weekend.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County planning department granted assistant, new inspector

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week approved a request from Planning and Development Director Jason Streetman for a budget amendment so that the department can hire two additional staff members to keep up with an increasing demand for services.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Dawson to see 5th Ranger Training Battalion annual water jump

The 5th Ranger Training Battalion will conduct its annual water jump at War Hill Park into Lake Lanier next week.

April 26, 2017 | | LOCAL


United Way celebrates more than $50,000 raised

United Way for Dawson County celebrated another year of fundraising with a luncheon last Wednesday, where contributors were recognized for their generous donations.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Keep Dawson County Beautiful to restore creek

Keep Dawson County Beautiful is working to restore the creek at Rock Creek Park and will hold an event this weekend for volunteers who wish to participate in Arbor Day activities.

April 26, 2017 | | LOCAL


Georgia Highlands Medical Services opens center in Dawsonville

Since 1979, Georgia Highlands Medical Services (GHMS) has been committed to its mission of providing exceptional primary medical care to everyone, regardless of personal circumstance.

April 26, 2017 | | LOCAL


Recent phone scam targets elderly

Two incidences of a phone scam have been reported in Dawson County in the past few weeks, an issue Sheriff Jeff Johnson says should put senior citizens on high alert.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Three cases of child molestation, rape reported in Dawson

Three separate incidents involving child molestation and strong arm rape of a child were reported to the Dawson County Sheriff's Office in April, one concluding in an arrest.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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Dahlonega 7-year-old Opal Littleton in Netflix series ‘Ozark’ with Jason Bateman

Opal Littleton is making a name for herself in the film world.

July 21, 2017 | By Amber Tyner DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Couple who met at Kroger get engaged with help of coworkers

The grocery store may be where you buy your vegetables, bread and milk, but it isn't exactly the first place you think of when ...

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Two Dawson residents arrested after separate police chases in north Forsyth

A 38-year-old man was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after officials say he led deputies on a chase up Ga. 400 last week.

July 19, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes DCN regional staff | LOCAL


City planning, public works outline upcoming development

Casey Majewski, Dawsonville planning director, along with Public Works Operations Manager Trampas Hansard, presented at Monday's city council meeting an overview of development expected ...

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Local church partners with gas station to service community

Earlier this month The Church at War Hill hosted a #ServeOurCity event as a way to give back to Dawson County.

July 19, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


City election qualifying begins next month

Two Dawsonville city council seats are up for grabs in the upcoming general election, with qualifying starting next month.

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Historian to discuss Cherokee, Creek Indian heritage

Interested citizens are invited to attend next week's Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society meeting at which Leslie Barker Thomas will discuss the history ...

July 19, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


NE Georgia Health System rolls out new technology, treatments to fight cancer

South Hall County resident Josephine "Jo" Lorigo's ordeal began earlier this year when a mammogram showed "some unusual changes."

July 19, 2017 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Youth Leadership Dawson graduates first class

Future leaders of Dawson County recently graduated from a nine-month program hosted by the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Dawson County Board of Education.

July 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Education


Dawson cheerleaders give back

The Dawson County High School cheerleaders recently prepared for the fall season by coaching the future generation of Dawson Tigers in a summer camp.

July 19, 2017 | By Carly McCurry For the Dawson County News | SPORTS


Middle school volleyball heats up with summer camp

The Dawson County Middle School volleyball team played together for the first time this week, starting with camp on Monday and practice throughout the week.

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


'Shine Pedalers Metric enters fifth year

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism Development is hosting its fifth annual Shine Pedalers bicycle ride July 29.

July 19, 2017 | From staff reports | SPORTS


Volleyball camp gives young girls chance to learn skills

A volleyball camp held last week at Rock Creek Park had high school volleyball team students helping teach lower grades a thing or two about ...

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Friday evening wreck, hazardous spill closes Hwy. 53 for 4 hours

A wreck, that resulted in a hazardous spill on Hwy. 53 East, near the Etowah River, closed the road for four hours in both directions ...

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Brett Bentley

Brett Bentley, 58, of Dawsonville, died July 10, 2017.

July 19, 2017 | | OBITS


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