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Adults take on youth for fundraiser

For the sixth consecutive year, adults from across Dawson County will gather Thursday to prove they are indeed smarter than a 10-year-old.

The "Are You Smarter Than a 10-year-old" competition, which benefits the Reading Education Association of Dawson County, is set up much like Jeff Foxworthy's game show, "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader," asking questions taught at the elementary school level.

September 26, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Giving goes glam Saturday

Fall fashions will take the runway Saturday at the Dawson County Woman's Club's "Giving goes Glam" fashion show and luncheon.

Residents are invited to enjoy a stylish afternoon reviewing the season's hottest fashion trends along with a silent auction and other activities.

September 26, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Service honors missing soldiers

A remembrance service will pay respect to soldiers who remain missing or were once prisoners of war.

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 970 invite the community to gather at 5 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Park in honor of POW/MIA Recognition Day.

September 19, 2012 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Day of Caring

United Way for Dawson County announced its fundraising goal at a breakfast Friday morning before volunteers set out into the community for a day of service.

The organization plans to raise $100,013 over the next few months to benefit partner agencies such as Rape Response, 4-H, Reading Education Association of Dawson County and the American Red Cross, among others.

September 19, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Superintendent speaks to Democratic Party

Dawson County Schools Superintendent Keith Porter spoke to the Dawson County Democratic Party on Aug. 13 about the state charter school amendment that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Ballots will ask voters in November if they would like the Georgia Legislature to amend the constitution to allow the state to approve and provide funding for charter schools.

September 19, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Stars of upcoming ‘Hunger Games’ sequel spotted

The rumors started a few weeks ago that scenes for the popular "Hunger Games" sequel, "Catching Fire," would be filmed in Dawsonville.

While a press release distributed by Lionsgate entertainment last week listed "only existing locations in and near Atlanta" as the film's primary shooting sites, locals are hopeful after seeing a few of the film's stars at area shops in recent days.

September 19, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


GOP headquarters opening downtown

The Dawson County Republican Party will kick-off the 2012 election campaign at its new headquarters in downtown Dawsonville.

The group leased the historic Harben Brothers Service Station off the town square through the fall.

September 19, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Day of Caring set for Friday

United Way for Dawson County will announce its 2012 fundraising goal during a breakfast Friday morning.

Afterward, dozens of volunteers will head out in to the community for the organization's annual Day of Caring.

September 12, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


District governor visits local club

Rotary International District 6910 Gov. Margie Eddy-Forbes paid a visit to the Rotary Club of Dawson County on Sept. 6 to talk about plans, goals and initiatives for the year ahead.

As in years past, the worldwide eradication of polio remains Rotary's top philanthropic goal.

September 12, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Custom fit career

Eight-hour days in a cubicle may be tough. But Shane Stephens of Dawsonville may have it tougher.

His clients bite, kick, stomp and may throw him into a wall.

September 05, 2012 | By Savannah King DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Work set to begin at intersection

Tracey Burnette was brought to tears late last month when she arrived home from work to see a clearing in her front yard.

"I knew we were in line to have these trees taken down, and I was not sure what kind of an emotional impact it would have on me," she said. "My mom, Betty Anne Bagley, used to climb those trees when she was growing up and they have always been a part of my yard ever since we built the house in 1970. It was so sad."

September 05, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Miss KARE for Kids set to be crowned at Riverview MS

Miss KARE for Kids 2012 will be crowned Sept. 15 at Riverview Middle School.

Now in its fourth year, the pageant is one of several fundraisers for KARE for Kids, a local nonprofit organization that provides Christmas presents to local children in need.

September 04, 2012 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Trailer for movie filmed in Dawsonville released

Praven Patel plans to be among the first in line when the movie filmed earlier this year at his Dawsonville motel hits the big screen next month.

Warner Brothers recently released the first trailer for "Trouble with the Curve" starring Clint Eastwood with several scenes featuring Amicalola Lodge, the motel Patel has owned for the last 20 years.

August 29, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Secret family history surfaces

Dozens of local residents gathered last week to hear the unpublicized, long-kept-secret history of a 1920s Dawsonville murder.

The Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society met at the local library on Aug. 21 to hear David Wallace, a great-grandson of Etna Parks, share his family's story on how Parks shot the county sheriff.

August 29, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Bowen Center hosts food-focused festivities

While paintbrushes and canvases were absent, food of all shapes, colors, smells and tastes was aplenty at Bowen Center for the Arts.

The "Let's Decorate with Food" workshop held Thursday by the Dawson County Arts Council offered art enthusiasts and culinary connoisseurs a chance to mix their mediums.

August 29, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


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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


County’s longest 911 director retires after 18 years

Many argue that the "true first responders" in emergency services and law enforcement are the people answering the phones.

January 04, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL


Northside Hospital-Forsyth applies for $8.4 million expansion

CUMMING - Just as Forsyth County continues to grow at a seemingly incessant pace, Northside Hospital-Forsyth continues to expand and evolve to meet the needs of ...

January 04, 2017 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Woman arrested for starving her children

A Dawsonville woman was arrested early last month for reportedly starving her children and allowing her toddler to wander away from her residence.

January 04, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


2016: A Year in Review

Dawson County saw a year full of changes.

January 04, 2017 | | LOCAL


Northside Hospital-Forsyth applies for $8.4 million expansion

CUMMING - Just as Forsyth County continues to grow at a seemingly incessant pace, Northside Hospital-Forsyth continues to expand and evolve to meet the needs of ...

December 28, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


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