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11-year-old boy dies in Dawson County house fire

The local school system and community are mourning the loss of a Dawsonville boy who friends say had a smile that lit up the town and all who met him.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Residents find holiday mood at annual parade

The weather still looks and feels a bit like fall, but with the lighting of the grand tree in front of city hall this past weekend, there's no doubt the spirit of Christmas has made it to Dawsonville.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Longtime emergency services director bids farewell to friends, colleagues

Friends, family and colleagues gathered Friday afternoon at the headquarters of Dawson County Emergency Services to celebrate the nearly four decade career of the county's longest standing employee.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Longtime Dawson County dentist retires

After 30 years, Dr. Michelle Morrow is finally passing on her role as primary dentist at Dawsonville Distinctive Dentistry.

December 09, 2015 | By Jake Alvarado For the Dawson County News, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Church will present live nativity this weekend

The reason for the season will be showcased this weekend as the congregation of Bethel Baptist Church presents an elaborate, full-scale production depicting the story of Christ.

December 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


5K race to benefit Family Connection

The teen organizer of a 5K run and walk that will be held Dec. 12 at Rock Creek Park plans to donate proceeds to Dawson County Family Connection.

December 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Partnership could create bike trail at Rock Creek Park

County commissioners are considering a partnership that could help fund the construction of mountain bike trails next to Rock Creek Park.

December 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Teen collects ‘Christmas for Critters’

A freshman at Dawson County High School wants to make sure Dawsonville's furry population has a merry Christmas this holiday season.

December 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


First responders recognized for service

A recent awards ceremony allowed Dawson County Emergency Services to pay tribute to personnel who went above and beyond in their service during 2015.

December 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Parade, tree lighting set for Saturday

The City of Dawsonville and Dawson County Chamber of Commerce are inviting the community to ring in the holiday season during Saturday's Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting celebration.

December 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Shopping and Santa: Season brings annual Christmas traditions

Every year Meredith Stroup has the opportunity to let her children see Santa when he makes a stop at her husband's company Christmas party.

December 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Georgia, Florida mention mediation as step to solve water wars

Georgia and Florida may be inching closer to settling a water sharing lawsuit, as court records show lawyers for both sides are talking about mediation.

November 25, 2015 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Thanksgiving feast free to everyone

Preparations are in place for anyone wanting to celebrate the holidays with a hearty feast this Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Vietnam serviceman is Veteran of the Year

Sitting on the front row of Dawson County Middle School's auditorium, surrounded by family and friends, Charles Spain listened to stories of military men recalling their service during Dawsonville's annual Veterans Day ceremony last week.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Racing Hall of Fame recognizes volunteers, pioneers

Day in and day out, there is a group of race fans that spend hours upon hours working to keep Georgia's motorsports history alive.

November 18, 2015 | Stephanie Woody | LOCAL


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Dawson maintains ‘StormReady’ status

Dawson County is once again being recognized as a National Weather Service StormReady community.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Snowy, icy weather ends school early

The latest weather models Tuesday morning were showing less snow than initially anticipated, but school leaders erred on the side of caution and dismissed Dawson ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


GDOT seeks public comment on intersection

State transportation officials will be at Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge Thursday to gage public opinion over changes proposed to the intersection of Highways ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Senator wants to improve Internet access

ATLANTA -- Sen. Steve Gooch (R - Dahlonega) has filed legislation to create the Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for All Georgians Study Committee.

February 10, 2016 | | LOCAL


Economy expert to speak at chamber lunch

North Georgia real estate and economic expert Frank Norton Jr. will highlight trends in the local housing market and commercial industry during the Dawson County ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson County Schools closed Wednesday

Dawson County schools will be closed on Wednesday due to winter precipitation and deteriorating road conditions. Twelve month employees are asked to report at 10 ...

February 09, 2016 | | LOCAL


Dawson County under winter weather advisory

With the potential for a surge of winter weather tonight, the Dawson County School System will make a decision on whether to cancel classes early ...

February 08, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Possible gas leak at medical center

Emergency crews are at Northside-Dawson Medical Campus investigating a possible gas leak.

February 08, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Sheriff’s office seeks help in locating runaway teen

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is turning to the public for help in locating a missing teen.

February 05, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pedestrian killed crossing Ga. 400

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help cover final expenses for a Dahlonega man who died from injuries sustained when he was hit ...

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Relay for Life volunteers hunt for a cure

Deer hunting season may be over, but those whose mission it is to stop cancer in its tracks are still "Hunting for a Cure."

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


GDOT lowering speed limit on Ga. 400 in Dawson County

State transportation officials announced last month that the speed limit on a stretch of Ga. 400 in Dawson County will be lowered to 55 mph.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Forsyth County infant battling rare heart condition

FORSYTH COUNTY - An 8-month-old Forsyth County girl with a rare heart condition is undergoing treatment in Boston, but there are ways for local residents to ...

February 02, 2016 | By Kelly Whitmire DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Pedestrian hit crossing Ga. 400 in Dawson County early Monday morning dies

A pedestrian hit this morning as he attempted to cross Ga. 400 in Dawson County has died.

February 01, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Chamber superstars unmasked at gala

Winter weather may have postponed the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce annual gala, but the masked revelers still had a ball Sunday.

January 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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