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Welcoming home a hero

Michael Neighbours said he couldn't have made it through a recent yearlong tour of duty in Afghanistan without the support of his family and the Dawson County community.

July 28, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Homecoming fit for a hero

Dawsonville will welcome back one of its own Friday afternoon in a celebration fit for a hero.

July 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Dawsonville farmer grows giant tomato

It's not the biggest he's ever grown, but the 2.75- pound tomato Kenneth Allison plucked from his garden on New Hope Road is one of the biggest local Extension Agent Clark Beusse has seen this season.

July 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local author to sign newest book Saturday

Even as a child, Larry Pirkle wrote about the "old times" and the life lessons he learned from his mother and her parents growing up near the Etowah River.

July 15, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bricks of honor

Being in the military requires much of those enlisted, which includes sacrificing many things that people at home enjoy on a daily basis.

July 15, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Habitat still in planning stages

According to Mark Weaver, there are many people and families who currently live in substandard housing conditions within Dawson County. An issue that he has been aware of for quite some time.

July 15, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Food, fun set the tone for holiday

Before James Tolbert could begin celebrating the nation's birthday, he got soaking wet in a dunk tank.

July 08, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Fireworks to light up park

From live music and children's activities to food and fireworks, Rock Creek Park is the place to be Friday night for one of the most festive Independence Day celebrations in North Georgia.

July 01, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Deputy on road to recovery

For nearly two years, Dep. Mickey Gilbertson of the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been suffering from kidney problems and is in the process of receiving a much-need transplant.

July 01, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


For Men Only

On June 6, the Bowen Center for the Arts in downtown Dawsonville held a reception for its current exhibit, "For Men Only."

June 24, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Arthritis sufferer lobbies for healthcare reform

American families -both insured and uninsured - are struggling with rising health care costs, and as the economy declines, the number of uninsured is expected to rise.

June 24, 2009 | | LOCAL


Local fireworks show planned for July 3

Dawson Community News and the Dawson County Board of Commissioners invite the community to the inaugural Dawson Day Thunder in the Sky Fireworks Extravaganza Independence Day Celebration July 3 at Rock Creek Park.

June 17, 2009 | | LOCAL


Reeling in the 'big one'

Arriving from Dalton with his family before sunrise Saturday morning, Christian Gillespie planned to hook "the big one" during the annual Kids Fishing Rodeo at Amicalola Falls State Park.

June 10, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local teen saved from drowning

Two men are being hailed as heroes after they rescued a teenager from drowning in Lake Lanier over the Memorial Day weekend.

June 03, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Cars, trucks outnumber Dawson residents

A lot of folks in Dawson County like their cars.

June 03, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


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Festival rocks Dawsonville

A new, local tradition continued to brew over the weekend during the second annual Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival.

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Racing legend donates car from personal collection

NASCAR legend Bill Elliott last week donated a 1937 Ford from his private collection that will be raffled off to raise money to support the Dawsonville History Museum.

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Festival on tap this weekend for music, beer

Be on the lookout for food, drinks and fun this weekend as the downtown area plays host to the second annual Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Rotary Island set to open next week

Rotary Island at Rock Creek Park will be open for the Labor Day weekend.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Townley honored for service

Etowah Water and Sewer Authority recently recognized one of its board members for a quarter-century of service.

August 20, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Cumming man killed in tractor accident

A man from Cumming died when his tractor overturned earlier this week.

August 15, 2014 | Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL




Good days ahead

After waiting a couple years, little Mason Hyde has reached all of the milestones, including a desired weight and finding a donor, required for a kidney transplant.

August 06, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Georgia unemployment rate in June

The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region increased to 6.7 percent in June, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in May.

August 06, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Community supports woman battling cancer

A recent benefit brought the community together to walk at Rock Creek Park for a local woman battling cancer.

August 05, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Baldwin man killed in Dawson motorcycle crash

A 21-year-old Baldwin man was killed Wednesday evening after he lost control of his motorcycle on Hwy. 9 South and collided with a pick-up truck.

July 31, 2014 | | LOCAL


Tanner named legislator of the year

Rep. Kevin Tanner was recently named legislator of the year by the Brain Injury Association of Georgia for his work on a resolution that could transfer additional funding to help those with traumatic brain injuries.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


History preserved

Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting began more than 180 years ago, meeting for summer revival after local men paid $1 for the 40-acre lot.

July 30, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Lumpkin Campmeeting this week

Lynn Nahlik looks forward to campmeeting at Lumpkin Campground all year.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Groundbreaking held for splash park

Come mid-August, kids of all ages will be able to cool off in the new splash pad at Rock Creek Park.

July 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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