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Chili Bowl proceeds benefit local scholars

Rain threatened to wash out a benefit flag football tournament at Dawson County High School over the weekend.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Spring in the air

After a wicked winter that included a small-scale blizzard and deep freeze, the recent warmer weather has residents itching to get outdoors.

March 09, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Rescuers team up for drill

Emergency services workers with Dawson County got to put their skills to the test during a recent drill in the Chattahoochee National Forest involving a crashed airplane.

March 02, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Flag football tourney benefits local high school scholars

The Dawson County Jaycees club is looking for a few more teams for Saturday's charity flag football tournament at Dawson County High School.

March 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Reservoir tops talk on water

A panel of experts fielded questions on regional water issues, including the controversial Shoal Creek Reservoir proposal, Saturday morning in Dawsonville.

March 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tractor trailer flames up

Firefighters arrived on scene last week when a tractor trailer full of used furniture caught fire outside the transfer station off Burt Creek Road.

February 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Reservoir moving forward

Officials with Etowah Water and Sewer Authority could be one step closer to building a reservoir designed to meet Dawson County's future water needs.

February 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


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


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Dawson maintains ‘StormReady’ status

Dawson County is once again being recognized as a National Weather Service StormReady community.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Snowy, icy weather ends school early

The latest weather models Tuesday morning were showing less snow than initially anticipated, but school leaders erred on the side of caution and dismissed Dawson ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


GDOT seeks public comment on intersection

State transportation officials will be at Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge Thursday to gage public opinion over changes proposed to the intersection of Highways ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Senator wants to improve Internet access

ATLANTA -- Sen. Steve Gooch (R - Dahlonega) has filed legislation to create the Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for All Georgians Study Committee.

February 10, 2016 | | LOCAL


Economy expert to speak at chamber lunch

North Georgia real estate and economic expert Frank Norton Jr. will highlight trends in the local housing market and commercial industry during the Dawson County ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson County Schools closed Wednesday

Dawson County schools will be closed on Wednesday due to winter precipitation and deteriorating road conditions. Twelve month employees are asked to report at 10 ...

February 09, 2016 | | LOCAL


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


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