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Shore sweep Saturday

Those who have enjoyed recreational time on Lake Lanier - be it fishing, boating or swimming - may consider pitching in to keep the lake beautiful this weekend.

September 22, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Pill drop offers secure way to dispose of drugs

SafeKids of Dawson County has teamed up with local agencies to keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands.

September 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


United Way sets goal

There wasn't a dry eye during Friday's lunch to kick off United Way for Dawson County's 2011 campaign.

September 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Resident tackles Ironman

The Bible says that just "as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."

September 22, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


No clear-cut answer

A Dawson County man who lives near Amicalola Creek is "downright livid" over a state-approved forest clearing project that recently took down nearly 40 acres of woods behind his house.

September 15, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Victims remembered at 9/11 event

Public safety officials held a 9/11 remembrance service last week to honor those who lost their lives nine years ago during terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

September 15, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Corps planning for work at area parks

With several of its Lake Lanier campgrounds closing for the season this week, the Army Corps of Engineers is casting an eye toward offseason improvements.

September 15, 2010 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Show to help senior center

Those looking for a night of live country music need look no further than Dawson County this week.

September 15, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Last date for market is Sept. 18

The 2010 Dawson County Produce Market was a true success, according to Dawson County Extension Agent Clark Beusse.

September 15, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Service pays respect to missing soldiers

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

September 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Car seat inspections open

Dawson County Emergency Services in partnership with Safe Kids will have certified child passenger safety technicians available to provide car seat inspections and advice from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 22 at Wal-Mart in Dawsonville.

September 15, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dozens to help at Day of Caring

United Way for Dawson County kicks off its 2010 fundraising campaign this Friday with a Day of Caring.

September 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


9/11 remembrance service planned

On Saturday, nine years will have passed since the terrorists attacks on the United States.

September 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Flu shots available

The chairman of the Dawson County Health Board is urging residents to visit the health department for annual flu shots.

September 08, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Local Friends of Recovery begins

A local non-profit that provides support for those on the road to recovery now has a home in Dawson County.

September 08, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


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‘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


Blaze destroys sheriff’s home

A fire that may have started in the laundry room Saturday afternoon destroyed the home of Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle.

January 10, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Gazing into 2015

Even without a crystal ball, there's no doubt that Dawson County will see some major changes take place in 2015.

January 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bracing for frigid temperature blast

North Georgia is bracing for extremely cold temperatures, most likely the coldest the area has felt since last January.

January 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Eatery rings in New Year with tradition

The Dawsonville Pool Room will once again open for lunch on New Year's Day and welcomes everyone to ring in 2015 with the southern tradition of collard greens, black-eyed peas and hog jowls.

December 31, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Year in review: A look back at 2014

Looking back on 2014, it would be difficult and a bit deceiving to continue calling Dawsonville and Dawson County a quiet mountain town.

December 31, 2014 | By Michele Hester and David Renner editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Bridge dedicated in local man’s memory

The bridge that crosses the Etowah River on Hwy. 53 East will soon bear the name of a local man who made positive impacts on the lives of numerous scouts in Dawson County.

December 31, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


An interview with Santa Claus

The Jolly Ol' Elf himself recently sat down for an exclusive interview with the Dawson Community News to talk about some of the goodies he'll be delivering to the good little boys and girls in Dawsonville later tonight.

December 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Oakwood man killed in fatal Hwy. 53 crash

An Oakwood man died and two other patients were taken to area hospitals Thursday afternoon following a collision on Hwy. 53, east of Dawsonville.

December 24, 2014 | By Michele Hester and David Renner editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Cops grant holiday wishes

Deputies made Christmas merry and bright for dozens of local children last week during the Dawson County Sheriff's annual Shop with a Cop event at Walmart.

December 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Oakwood man killed in fatal Hwy. 53 crash

An Oakwood man died and two other patients were taken to area hospitals Thursday afternoon following a collision on Hwy. 53, east of Dawsonville.

December 19, 2014 | By Michele Hester and David Renner | LOCAL


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