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Man accidentally shoots himself in leg at outlets

A man waiting as his wife shopped at North Georgia Premium Outlets Saturday was rushed to an area hospital after he reportedly shot himself in the leg.

August 05, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Calling all shutterbugs: Send us your back to school photos

With school starting on Friday, we're hoping all you shutterbugs will be sharing your back to school and first day of school pictures with us to be featured in an upcoming edition of the Dawson Community News.

August 05, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Teen dies following June wreck that claimed grandfather's life

A Forsyth County teenager injured in a crash that claimed the life of his grandfather has succumbed to his injuries.

July 30, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Dawson Living magazine on racks now

In this issue of the Dawson Community News, you'll find our "Dawson Living" magazine.

July 29, 2015 | | LOCAL

Georgia racing legend to serve as festival grand marshal

A Georgia racing legend has been selected to serve as grand marshal for this year's 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in October.

July 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Campmeeting tradition underway

Campmeeting is currently in full swing at Lumpkin Campground.

July 22, 2015 | | LOCAL

Family of road rage victim recognized

The parents of a young mother killed in a violent road rage tragedy were recognized last week for their efforts to bring awareness to aggressive driving.

July 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Speaker David Ralston proposes Pastor’s Protection Act

State lawmakers are looking at a proposal that would protect clergy from being required to perform marriage ceremonies that conflict with their religious beliefs.

July 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Nearly two-century tradition continues next week

Families and friends will continue their nearly two-century tradition next week at Lumpkin Campground.

July 15, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Heritage Days paid tribute to bygone days

Linda Tinsley started sewing doll clothes at the age of five.

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Phone records provide no leads into missing man’s whereabouts

The family of a missing Dawsonville man continues to hold out hope for his safe return.

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dawsonville singer has chance to record in Nashville

A local singer and songwriter has the opportunity to record his first solo album, but needs help from friends, family and supporters if he is to reach that goal.

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Buchan is Miss Georgia Jr. Teen

Gabrielle Buchan was supposed to be recuperating from a basketball knee injury. Instead, she was taking home to the title of Miss Georgia Jr. Teen on Sunday.

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Sparks light up the sky

Independence Day has many different meanings to many different people.

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Pet snake takes vacation in downtown Dawsonville

City residents may want to watch their step - and their pets - over the next few days while downtown.

July 08, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

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River clean-ups planned on Amicalola, Etowah

Two events are planned within the next week to celebrate October as Clean Water month in Dawson County.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Smarter than a 10-year-old contest set for Tuesday

As adults, we'd all like to think we can remember the geography, history, language arts and math we learned so many years ago in ...

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Spirited cheer dad can’t hide his Tiger pride

Isaac Barnes showed up at his daughter's first cheer practice to help his wife teach the young cheerleaders a thing or two about football.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Gas main break shuts down Hwy. 53 in Dawson County

A stretch of Hwy. 53 between Ga. 400 and Lumpkin Campground Road was shut down Monday morning as crews worked to contain a gas main ...

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Hwy. 53 now open after gas main break shuts down roadway

Hwy. 53 near Ga. 400 has reopened following Monday morning's gas main break east of Lumpkin Campground Road in Dawson County.

October 05, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Hwy. 53 reopens following head-on crash involving fire engine

Hwy. 53 East in Dawson County is now open following this morning's head-on collision involving a fire engine.

October 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Furry fun in the park

He has a blog and his own Facebook page, and now French bulldog Clyde has a blue "Best of Show" ribbon from the Dawson County ...

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Volunteers brave rain to sweep the shores

The rain was misting, the wind was blowing and it was chilly outside.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

A promise to families

As the Taste of Italy fundraiser wound down at Church of the Apostles Saturday night, volunteers packed a to-go box of spaghetti, salad and homemade ...

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Pichon named Kiwanian of the Year

When Dan Pichon joined the Dawson County Kiwanis Club five or so years ago, the retiree was promised he wouldn't have to serve on ...

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Interactive program aims to open community eyes

Volunteers are needed to participate in an interactive collaboration and learn what it's like to live in poverty.

September 30, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Librarian heads west for storyteller festival

A Dawson County librarian recently had the chance to "spin a good yarn" and weave some tall tales out west.

September 23, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Pups on parade this weekend

A festival of all things furry is planned this weekend at the second annual Pups in the Park Dog Show.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Shore Sweep is Saturday

Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in clearing the shores of Lake Lanier Saturday.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

It’s fall, y’all

The weather is still sweltering and muggy in Central Florida, so Linda Thompson is spending the first few weeks of fall in North Georgia, where ...

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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