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Rotary to host free Thanksgiving dinner

Dawson County Rotarians are hosting a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner next week.

November 16, 2016 | | LOCAL


Woman dead following house fire

A Dawsonville woman was found dead in her home Monday following a house fire.

November 16, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Parade, program honors Dawson veterans

Friday marked Dawsonville's 12th annual Veteran's Day celebration.

November 16, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Smoky haze from north Georgia wildfire may last into weekend

The smell of smoke and hazy conditions persisted into Friday as forest fires in north Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina continue to burn.

November 11, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


United Way BBQ launches fundraising

United Way for Dawson County celebrated the beginning of its annual fundraising with a barbeque benefit on Saturday at board member Jim Watson's Dawsonville home.

November 09, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Christmas at the Bowen a jolly good time

A morning full of shopping, eating, sipping sparkling cider and listening to Christmas music delighted all attendees at the Bowen Center for the Arts' 'Christmas at the Bowen' fundraiser event on Saturday.

November 09, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Trump holds lead over Clinton in Georgia

November 08, 2016 | DCN Regional Staff Reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


New Kroger Marketplace to open next week

A week from today, one of the largest Kroger supermarkets in the state of Georgia will open its doors to patrons in Dawsonville.

November 08, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Local woman helps locate arsonist

Nearly two years ago, a fire broke out at Gospel Way Baptist Church on Harmony Church Road in Dawsonville.

November 08, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Celebration on Friday to honor veterans

Veterans from all military branches and all years of service will be honored on Friday as part of Dawsonville's 12th annual Veteran's Day celebration.

November 08, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


'Tis the season: Operation Christmas Child box collection begins

Each year, Operation Christmas Child collects thousands of boxes from across the US and ships them overseas to children in need. The effort, supported by Samaritan's Purse, delivers the shoebox-size containers that hold a message about the Christian faith, along with toys, clothes, hygiene products, school supplies and more.

November 08, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Election Day 2016 voting underway

The polls are open in Dawson County for Election Day 2016, and workers are already anticipating one of the biggest voter turnouts the county has ever seen.

November 08, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Increased fire danger this weekend

Due to dry weather conditions there will be an increased risk of wildfire in northern Georgia this weekend, according to Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford and representatives of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA.

November 04, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Park closes boat ramps as Lanier water levels near 4-year low

Dawson County officials closed three of four boat launching ramps at War Hill Park last week, citing the constantly receding water level in Lake Lanier as a safety hazard for boats going in and out of the water.

November 02, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Car, foot chase leads to DUI arrest

Officers responding to reports of a suspected intoxicated driver ended up being led on a car and a foot chase.

November 02, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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Local murder investigation to be featured on Discovery

Dawsonville residents will be able to view a television episode Monday that details the investigation of two murders that occurred in the county in December ...

January 20, 2017 | | LOCAL


Dawson teen missing, last seen Jan. 13

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office has issued a BOLO or "be on the lookout" for 15-year-old Mallory Roxanne Padgett, who was last seen at ...

January 20, 2017 | | LOCAL


Chamber speaker tells business owners: Give up what’s good in search of something better in 2017

"People are passionate about resolutions: either they love them or they hate them. They want to talk about how terrible they are, or say they ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Sheriff’s Office employee fired for lying about relationship with supervisor

A Dawson County Sheriff's Office employee was fired last week and another is on leave after an inquest revealed the two lied about being ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Raymond Parks to be inducted this weekend

This weekend Dawsonville native Raymond Parks will be officially etched into the granite of NASCAR history when he is inducted into the NASCAR Hall of ...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Knife-wielding suspect dies after being shot by Forsyth County deputy at RV Park

A man who was shot by a Forsyth County deputy late Sunday night after reportedly confronting officers with a knife at Shady Grove RV Park ...

January 11, 2017 | By DCN Regional Staff editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Hobby Lobby to open in February

Hobby Lobby's newest store is projected to open at the end of February at the Dawson Marketplace shopping center in Dawson County.

January 11, 2017 | editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Third suspect arrested for murder of man in northeast Forsyth

A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 35-year-old man that occurred in northeast Forsyth last week.

January 11, 2017 | By DCN Regional Staff editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Camping reservations now open

The 2017 camping season is just around the corner and the War Hill Park campsite will be taking reservations online only.

January 11, 2017 | | LOCAL


Chamber hires marketing and events director

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce recently added to its staff of three with new hire Davida Simpson as marketing and events director.

January 11, 2017 | | LOCAL


Sheriff announces new command staff

Newly elected Sheriff Jeff Johnson has officially announced the personnel who will be in charge of the various departments within the Dawson County Sheriff's ...

January 11, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


A local legend

They can't pull one over on Gordon Pirkle.

January 11, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Dawson weathers snow, ice with no major accidents

When Dawson County residents woke up Saturday morning, they looked out their windows to find a world blanketed in several inches of fresh, powdery snow.

January 11, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


A look ahead: What’s to come in 2017

If 2016 was any indication, this year will be full of new growth and new challenges for Dawson County.

January 10, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson schools delayed two hours Tuesday

According to the Dawson County Board of Education, Dawson County schools will be delayed by two hours on Tuesday morning.

January 08, 2017 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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