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Expect traffic delays during the weekend

With thousands of visitors descending on Dawsonville during the 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival, local authorities are asking motorists to plan their routes and avoid the downtown area if not attending the festival.

October 22, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Teen cited in school bus wreck

A Dawsonville teen has been ticketed following Tuesday's crash involving a Dawson County school bus.

October 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Drivers urged to use caution as deer activity increases

Motorists traveling Dawson County roads should keep a keen eye out for deer as the season changes, especially the week of Nov. 17-23.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Deputies are ‘head of the class’ at contest

Employees at the Dawson County Sheriff's Office last week went to the head of the class after showing they are indeed smarter than a 10-year-old.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Time for some ‘Shine

Dawsonville's unique and storied past will come alive this weekend when thousands converge on downtown for the 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Family donates snacks to officers on the run

When Deputy Mich Long orders his lunch, he typically asks for it to be served to-go.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Chief 'very proud' of firefighters' actions

Tim Pastore stepped back for a moment on Thursday after seeing the damage to the fire engine he was driving nearly a week earlier that collided head on with a passenger car.

October 14, 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 leak punctured during construction.

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


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 elementary school.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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


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


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


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 the board or hold an officer position.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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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


POA plans to buy 730 acres inside Big Canoe

A group of Big Canoe property owners are negotiating to purchase more than 700 acres of land in an effort to ensure the property will ...

January 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Threat of snow prompts officials to err on the side of caution

Milk and bread began disappearing from grocery shelves early last week as threats of ice and snow blew into the area.

January 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter weather postpones chamber gala

Winter weather this weekend forced Dawson County Chamber of Commerce officials to err on the side of caution and postpone tonight's annual gala and ...

January 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County, city crews ready to tackle roadways as system move in

County and city road crews are ready to start treating roadways the moment the rain moves out and snow flurries move in.

January 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


DOT trucks treating roads across north Georgia

As Georgia DOT forces begin laying materials and clearing roadways in north Georgia, Metro Atlanta roadway crews are preparing for the window of opportunity after ...

January 22, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Winter storm warning calls for snow, ice in Dawson County

A winter storm warning calls for 3 to 6 inches of snow and up to a quarter inch of ice in Dawson County today and ...

January 22, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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