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Egg hunt draws crowd

Children of all ages rushed the field to grab fistfuls of multi-colored eggs Saturday during the 25th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt.

April 27, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Local man killed in head-on collision

A head-on collision Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of a Dawsonville man as he drove home from work.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Earth Day celebration Friday

The Dawson County Woman's Club invites the community to celebrate Earth Day on Friday morning at Rock Creek Park.

April 20, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Big egg hunt this weekend at park

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park.

April 20, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Mom of 3 killed by car

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a 29-year-old mother of three who died in what authorities say was a freak accident Saturday night.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Preserving the beauty’

A friendly competition last Wednesday cleared more than 700 pounds of litter from local roadsides.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Grant aids those in need

The National Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul last week awarded a $1,500 grant to help the needy in Dawsonville.

April 20, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dispose of old prescriptions

Dawson County residents are invited to safely dispose of unused medications at one of three specified locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30.

April 20, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Russell Creek on horizon

Studies completed by a state commission several years ago determined that Dawson County could add 100,000 residents by 2050.

April 13, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Tax rally planned in Dawsonville

Organizers say a tax rally on Saturday in Dawsonville could turn out to be one of the largest in Northeast Georgia.

April 13, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Young racers recognized

Chase Elliott is making a name for himself in the world of NASCAR, and his hometown is taking note.

April 13, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Fire destroys shed

Investigations are ongoing regarding the cause of a workshed fire April 7 on Jacquelyn Drive, across from Veterans Memorial Park, in Dawsonville.

April 13, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


‘For a good cause’

A church near the Dawson-Forsyth County line has joined with a local business to make groceries affordable to families in need.

April 13, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Relay teams plan to paint the town purple

Get ready to Paint the Town Purple by helping local teams raise money for next month's Relay for Life event.

April 13, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Testing the waters

Several dozen people set out on a hike through Dawson Forest over the weekend for a firsthand look at the site of a proposed 2,000-acre reservoir.

April 06, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


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Senior exercise routine offers health, laughs

Open the door to get to the downstairs level of the Margie Weaver Senior Center in Dawsonville on a Tuesday or Thursday morning and the ...

July 20, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Weeklong revival begins Monday at Lumpkin Campground

Some say time seems to stand still on the hallowed grounds of Lumpkin Campground during the weeklong spiritual revival and celebration known as campmeeting.

July 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Floating while drinking now legal in Georgia

It is now legal to "shoot the hooch" with hooch in Georgia.

July 13, 2016 | By Kristen Oliver DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Prayers for the police

Hundreds from across the community were in downtown Dawsonville Sunday afternoon to show their support for law enforcement.

July 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Director of CASA of Forsyth County moving to Gainesville

A nonprofit that advocates for abused and neglected children must say goodbye to its director after more than six years, though the person named interim ...

July 08, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Star-spangled celebration

It's not always an easy task to impress an 11-year-old.

July 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Vandals damage teen’s military memorial

A local teen will not let disrespect by a chosen few detour him from supporting American servicemen and women.

July 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Officials confirm rabies case in Dawson County

A Dawson County woman is receiving treatment after being bitten by a rabid dog June 24.

July 05, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Best of Dawson winners announced

The votes have been tallied and the Dawson County News is proud to announce the Best of Dawson winners.

June 29, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Hundreds cool off at Rotary Island on hottest day in four years

On the hottest day reported in four years, hundreds cooled off at Rotary Island Saturday and enjoyed a summer day at the park.

June 29, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


4th fireworks roar Monday at motorsports park

Organizers are asking Independence Day revelers to RSVP to Monday's fireworks extravaganza at Atlanta Motorsports Park in western Dawson County.

June 28, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


PetSmart clear to operate at new shopping center

County commissioners last week approved a special use permit to allow PetSmart to operate at the new shopping center going in at the southeast intersection ...

June 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Students get glimpse of police life

Police dog Kimbo burst out of the back seat of Cpl. Jessica Kraft's vehicle last week ready to assist Kraft as she demonstrated the ...

June 22, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


City budget approved

On Monday night the Dawsonville City Council unanimously approved the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which includes a capital project loan for improvements ...

June 22, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Board of Education adopts new math resources for elementary students

Elementary math students in all Dawson County schools will soon have access to a new, comprehensive math resource program.

June 22, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


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