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Bench dedicated to park ‘friend’

Friends and family gathered earlier this month to honor one man's commitment and dedication to Amicalola Falls State Park.

December 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Skeletal remains found in Forsyth

Authorities returned Tuesday morning to the wooded area of Dawsonville Highway where a deer hunter reportedly found human remains.

November 30, 2010 | By Crystal Ledford DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Dahlonega man moves tree to Capitol

"We're in Casper, Wyo., right now," Jeff Underwood, 40, of Dahlonega said in a phone interview Nov. 16. "We left Buffalo, Wyo., this morning, and we just got to Casper, and we're going to stay here for two, two-and-a-half hours," he said.

November 24, 2010 | By Tasha Biggers DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Troopers collect holiday presents

State troopers want to make sure Santa visits every child in Georgia this Christmas season.

November 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local fire officials urge holiday cooking safety

Cooking is the leading cause of residential structure fires on Thanksgiving Day, according to emergency officials.

November 24, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Officers urge traffic safety this weekend

Heavy travel is anticipated for the upcoming 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period and the Georgia State Patrol is asking drivers to use caution as they travel.

November 24, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Unit ‘thankful to be here’

Surrounded by strangers hugging on him after he got off the chartered bus, Staff Sgt. Corey White of Gainesville was overcome with emotions.

November 24, 2010 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Extending a helping hand to veterans

With the economy hurting his business, Brett Bentley found he could no longer afford health insurance.

November 24, 2010 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Toy run grows

Santa Claus was one of nearly 300 riders Sunday in the 19th Annual Buck Jones Memorial Toy Run.

November 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Deputy injured in training

A Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy returned to work this week, days after he was hit by a ricochet bullet during a training exercise in Dawson County.

November 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lunch offered to those in need

The congregation at a local church is getting a jump start on the season of giving by offering a hot lunch and a coat to keep the cold away on Saturday to those in need.

November 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Stroke prevention seminar is Nov. 30

Strokes are the number three killer in this country. Someone in the U.S. experiences a stroke every 40 seconds.

November 17, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Symphony kicks off season

The North Georgia Chamber Symphony has scheduled a series of four holiday concerts in four different Northeast Georgia cities, including Dawsonville, during the first few days of December.

November 17, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Thanksgiving dinner planned

Invitations to a free Thanksgiving dinner have been extended to the community from the local alliance of churches.

November 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Without them, we’re nothing’

Dawson County's sixth annual Veterans Day Celebration drew a crowd of hundreds who gathered Thursday to thank military personnel for their service and sacrifice.

November 17, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


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Cold front rolls in again

Just barely a week after ice and freezing rain downed an estimated 1,000 trees and left nearly a half inch of ice on surfaces across the county, Dawson County is once again bracing for a new wintry mix that is predicted to dump an estimated four inches of snow on the region.

February 25, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Annual Leap for Literacy set for Saturday

As cold as it has been recently, you'd think the community would be running toward warmer locales.

February 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter storm watch continues for Dawson County

Areas of light snow will slowly increase across extreme northwest Georgia between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday, and then become widespread across far north Georgia Friday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

February 19, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


County opens temporary shelter at Rock Creek Park

Snow flurries are falling in Northeast Georgia this afternoon, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in tonight.

February 18, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Arbor Day Friday

The community is invited to a celebration of trees Friday afternoon at War Hill Park on Lake Lanier.

The Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee, in conjunction with Keep Dawson County Beautiful and the local extension agency, will meet at 2 p.m. in honor of Arbor Day, held in Georgia on the third week of February each year.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ice knocks down 1,000 trees

Crews were still moving downed trees from roadways and responding to weather-related incidents Tuesday afternoon, more than 12 hours after Mother Nature dumped at least a an estimated half inch of ice across Dawson County.

"Stay at home and off the roads unless it's an emergency," was the common request among first responders as early as noon Monday.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter storm may be on the way Monday

After an icy winter in 2014, North Georgia's relatively mild 2015 is about to take a turn for the worse.

February 15, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Dawsonville man killed in logging incident

A Dawsonville man died from injuries sustained in a logging incident over the weekend.

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Surveyors to halt 400/53 traffic Saturday morning

Survey work at the intersection of Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 will periodically shutdown traffic at the crossing Saturday morning.

February 05, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Woman drops 100 pounds

Two years ago, Donna Waters had difficulty getting out of her car and walking even a short distance.

February 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Awesome Bill’ joins NASCAR Hall of Fame

Affectionately known as "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" by his legion of fans, Bill Elliott will cement the town's status in motorsports history when he is inducted into NASCAR's Hall of Fame Friday night in Charlotte.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Food, fun and football

A lifelong Washington Redskins fan, Jim Sheppard really doesn't care who wins Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Relay for Life kicks off 2015 campaign

The 2015 Relay for Life season is officially under way in Dawson County.

January 21, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Blaze destroys sheriff’s home

Friends, family, neighbors and even strangers are pouring on the love for Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle and his family after their home caught fire on Saturday afternoon.

January 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bridge dedication celebrates local man’s legacy of service

The memory of a local businessman and community leader is now forever enshrined upon a bridge renamed last week in his honor.

January 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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