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Hundreds cool off at Rotary Island on hottest day in four years

On the hottest day reported in four years, hundreds cooled off at Rotary Island Saturday and enjoyed a summer day at the park.

June 29, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Best of Dawson winners announced

The votes have been tallied and the Dawson County News is proud to announce the Best of Dawson winners.

June 29, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


4th fireworks roar Monday at motorsports park

Organizers are asking Independence Day revelers to RSVP to Monday's fireworks extravaganza at Atlanta Motorsports Park in western Dawson County.

June 28, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ministry aims to make sure kids won’t go to bed hungry

Children should go to bed happy, not hungry is the profound theme for volunteers with Meals by Grace

June 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lanier Tech marks 50th commencement

Lanier Technical College held its 2016 commencement Friday night at Free Chapel, awarding 235 degrees, 394 diplomas and 631 certificates.

June 22, 2016 | editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Rotary Day celebration offers free food, fun

Rotary Club of Dawson County invites the entire community out to Rotary Day at Rotary Island Saturday for a summer celebration featuring free food, music, games, entertainment and even a waterslide.

June 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Board of Education adopts new math resources for elementary students

Elementary math students in all Dawson County schools will soon have access to a new, comprehensive math resource program.

June 22, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


City budget approved

On Monday night the Dawsonville City Council unanimously approved the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which includes a capital project loan for improvements to the waste water treatment plant.

June 22, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Students get glimpse of police life

Police dog Kimbo burst out of the back seat of Cpl. Jessica Kraft's vehicle last week ready to assist Kraft as she demonstrated the canine's finely-tuned search and rescue skills.

June 22, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


PetSmart clear to operate at new shopping center

County commissioners last week approved a special use permit to allow PetSmart to operate at the new shopping center going in at the southeast intersection of Ga. 400 and Dawson Forest Road.

June 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


The Dawson County Produce Market will begin in July

The Dawson County Produce Market will officially open at 7:30 a.m. July 6.

June 21, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Lunches available during summer months

The Dawson County School Nutrition Summer Feeding Program is under way for the months of June and July.

June 21, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Ministry thrives to help women heal

Jada Fiorentino doesn't like to look back at the life she once lived, the life of drug addition, sexual abuse and self-destruction.

June 15, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Two downtown businesses to split city grant funds

A new art studio and an existing event venue in downtown Dawsonville are set to split $7,500 in grant funding from the city of Dawsonville.

June 15, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Kids to cool off at fire academy

Students interested in emergency services as a career or even just a curiosity can get a feel for what it is all about during the upcoming Junior Fire Academy.

June 15, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


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‘We have been waiting on this’

The last three weeks have felt like an eternity.

August 24, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Blood drive to honor memory of local teacher

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will host a blood drive Saturday to honor the memory of former Dawson County teacher, Charles B. Finley.

August 24, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Study: Hope Scholarship funding could be in jeopardy

A new study of the Hope Scholarships program, which is funded by the Georgia lottery, contends the program could run out of money for the ...

August 24, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Suspect at large after armed bank robbery in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH - An armed robbery occurred about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Foothills Community Bank on Bethelview Road, according to officials with the Forsyth ...

August 23, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes | LOCAL


Dawsonville woman indicted on meth trafficking

A Dawsonville woman accused of trafficking methamphetamine - and concealing it in a can of peaches - has been indicted on various drug charges by a Forsyth ...

August 17, 2016 | Isabel Hughes DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Chamber hosts 20th golf classic

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will host its 20th annual Chamber Golf Classic Monday at Crystal Falls Golf Club.

August 17, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Authority accepting applications for grant

The Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority is once again accepting applications to award grants to businesses within Dawsonville that promote trade, commerce, industry and employment opportunities.

August 17, 2016 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Lakewood Reunion stirs stories of days gone by

Some racing dreams may have faded, but the memories are still vivid for the fans and drivers who were a part of the legendary Lakewood ...

August 17, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Goodwill Career Center opens in Dawsonville

Goodwill of North Georgia opened the doors of its Career Center inside the Dawsonville storefront this week in hopes of assisting job seekers and employers ...

August 17, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Body found in Lanier believed to be missing Florida man

August 15, 2016 | By DCN regional staff editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Pigeon Creek residents propose a change

The residents of Pigeon Creek Estates presented a petition last week to the Dawsonville City Council that states their intention to convert their water system ...

August 10, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Dawsonville man arrested on burglary, drug charges

A Dawson County man was arrested and charged with first degree burglary following a reported incident on Ridge Road late last month.

August 10, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Kiwanis Club hosts annual run

The Kiwanis Club of Dawson County has put local runners on notice: The revenuers are coming for you.

August 10, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Unidentified urn found floating on Lake Lanier

LAKE LANIER - The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office issued an unusual request Monday: for anyone with information regarding an urn found floating on Lake Lanier ...

August 10, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Movies in the Park a fitting end to summer activities

Kids and adults longing for one last taste of summer can jump in at Veterans Park on Friday.

August 10, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


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