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‘What Christmas is about’

Megan Norris knew she had $100 to spend at the Dawsonville Wal-Mart.

December 23, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Biden came to town’

It's been nearly a week since Dawson County got a surprise visit from one of the nation's highest-ranking government officials.

December 23, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Biden brings broadband plan to North Georgia

Georgia Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue and Democratic U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stood together on at least one issue Thursday - an effort to improve communication and attract industry in North Georgia.

December 18, 2009 | By Ashley Fielding DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Biden's visit will close roads temporarily

Getting Vice President Joe Biden from the nation's capital to Dawsonville requires a lot of planning, but local officials are hoping to keep roadway inconveniences to a minimum.

December 17, 2009 | By Brandee A. Thomas DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Church focuses on giving

One Dawson County church wants to remind residents that giving is an important part of the holiday season, even in tough economic times.

December 16, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Vice President to Visit Dawsonville on Thursday

Vice President Joe Biden will visit Dawsonville on Thursday to make an announcement about the federal stimulus package, the White House announced today.

December 16, 2009 | | LOCAL


Pheasant shoot raises money

Anyone who knows Jonah Brinson knows that if they want to find him on the weekend, they need to look in a tree stand.

December 16, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


That’s the spirit

For some, holiday cheer is measured in watts.

December 16, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Banks says it’ll repair Gold Creek entrance

The main entrance to Gold Creek subdivision off Hwy. 136 will be repaired, an official with Regions Bank said last week, though it's not clear how soon that will happen.

December 09, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


The Soldier Boy

Firing machine guns, zipping through the sky in a helicopter, descending a 30-foot tower and lounging in a limousine at day's end.

December 09, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Mounted search and rescue unit forming here

Several Dawson County residents are planning the formation of a mounted search and rescue unit to serve Dawson County and surrounding areas.

December 09, 2009 | | LOCAL


Volunteers spend a day cleaning the city

Dozens of volunteers arrived early Saturday morning to help clean streets through the city of Dawsonville.

December 02, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Clinic expands services

The Good Shepherd Clinic has expanded its services to include gynecological exams.

December 02, 2009 | | LOCAL


Secondhand Silver Bells

While many flocked to local retailers offering after-Thanksgiving savings, some sought discounts on used items for Christmas gifts and decorations.

December 02, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Tree lighting ceremony set for Saturday

The city of Dawsonville will kick off the holiday season on Saturday with its annual tree lighting spectacle.

December 02, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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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


Dawsonville toddler recovering after transplant

A toddler from Dawsonville has a long recovery ahead of him after a successful kidney tranplant last week.

December 17, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


3-year-old to receive new kidney

Thursday is going to be a big day for a little guy from Dawsonville.

December 10, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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