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Event raises money for local deputy

A recent dinner and dance raised more than $10,000 for an ailing Dawson County Sheriff's deputy who collapsed while on the job in December.

February 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Busy weekend for first responders

Dawson County Emergency Services personnel stayed busy over the weekend with a number of serious injury calls and several brush fires.

February 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tree preservationists honored during Arbor Day celebration

When Myrna West's parents planted the Chinese Fir that sits on her property 80 years ago, they expected the tree to grow about six feet.

February 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Radio star remembered for humor

Memorial services were held Saturday for radio humorist and longtime Dawson County resident Ludlow Porch at Big Canoe Chapel in Jasper.

February 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Activist opposes reservoir

Some see a proposed 2,000-acre lake in Dawson County as an excellent solution to North Georgia's water woes.

February 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Racing promoter honored with Raymond Parks award

To Gordon Pirkle, it's always nice to be honored for doing what you love.

February 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Committee to update county’s hazard plan

A local group charged with updating the county's hazardous mitigation plan is seeking community input.

February 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Leap for Literacy is Saturday

In the name of charity, Dawson County residents have the chance to go jump in the lake this weekend.

February 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Pilot lands on Ga. 400

Bill Reister had a perfect day for flying - blue skies, warm temperatures and slight breezes - when his small airplane took off from Gwinnett County Airport-Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville.

February 16, 2011 | By Jeff Gill and Michele Hester michele@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Couple renews vows after five decades

Judy Brandon cried almost five decades ago when she married her sweetheart John at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wisconsin.

February 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Arbor Day ceremony is planned for Friday

A brief ceremony will be held Friday afternoon in observance of Arbor Day.

February 16, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Youth saddle up for horse club

In its second year, interest in the Dawson County Equestrian Club is taking off.

February 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Plane lands in Ga. 400 median

February 13, 2011 | | LOCAL


Fundraiser planned to benefit local deputy

Proceeds from a dinner and dance Saturday night will benefit the family of a local deputy who collapsed while on duty late last year.

February 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Teen dies in rappelling accident

A Dawsonville teen died Sunday while rappelling with friends in western North Carolina.

February 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Articles by Section - LOCAL


Pepper Pettit named Rotarian of the Year

It's not often that Pepper Pettit finds himself speechless.

July 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Sparks fly for the 4th of July

The Independence Day celebration will once again rev into gear Saturday at Atlanta Motorsports Park with a fireworks display to wow spectators for miles away.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Hospitality Highway renamed for tourism pioneer

The north end of Ga. 400 will now be known as the Bill T. Hardman Hospitality Highway.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville Heritage Days festivities this weekend

Take a step back in time and experience life of days gone by at Dawsonville's Heritage Days this weekend.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


June 11 crash still under investigation

A fiery crash that sent three to area hospitals is still being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT).

June 24, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


A new makeover

A local civic club is lending a helping hand in support of the arts by painting the deck at the Bowen Center.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Search continues for missing Dawsonville man

A local family is pleading for answers as authorities continue to pursue leads in the search for a missing Dawsonville man.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County, city produce markets begin annual sales of local stock

The Dawson County Produce Market will reopen for business this weekend.

June 24, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Gas main break shuts down Hwy. 53, east of Ga. 400

Hwy. 53, east of Ga. 400 in Dawsonville, is currently shutdown at Elliott Road as emergency crews attempt to repair a gas main that was ruptured during construction in front of Sonic Drive-In.

June 17, 2015 | | LOCAL


Search continues for missing Dawsonville man

A local family is pleading for answers as authorities continue to pursue leads in the search for a missing Dawsonville man.

June 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Group improves flooding and erosion issues at Rock Creek

A major conservation project is underway at Rock Creek Park to repair erosion damage caused by torrential rainfall last year.

June 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville man reported missing

The search for a missing Dawsonville man has his family frantically waiting for answers.

June 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Cadets learn law lessons at police camp

Ethan Duncan wasn't sure what to expect on his first day of the Dawson County Sheriff's Junior Law Enforcement Academy.

June 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Experience Dawson: Here’s your weekend fun guide

May the Force be with You--Friday Flicks

June 12, 2015 | | LOCAL


Dawsonville man reported missing

A large scale search of the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area is underway as authorities from multiple agencies look for a Dawsonville man that was last seen Saturday.

June 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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