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Burn ban lifted

Georgia's annual ban on outdoor burning ends at midnight Sept. 30, clearing the way for residents to use a fast, new burn permitting system provided by the Georgia Forestry Commission.

September 29, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Volunteer board to run museum

On just about any given day, Gordon Pirkle can be found giving tours at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

September 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Car crashes into eatery

Leslie Elliott was having lunch Monday afternoon at Bojangles' when she heard a really loud noise.

September 29, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


County weighs historic label

The Dawson County Commission could soon examine the possibility of labeling certain locations in the county as "historic."

September 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bowen turns 10

Dawsonville celebrated a decade of fine arts with a gala Saturday night at the Bowen Center for the Arts.

September 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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


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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


POA plans to buy 730 acres inside Big Canoe

A group of Big Canoe property owners are negotiating to purchase more than 700 acres of land in an effort to ensure the property will ...

January 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Threat of snow prompts officials to err on the side of caution

Milk and bread began disappearing from grocery shelves early last week as threats of ice and snow blew into the area.

January 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter weather postpones chamber gala

Winter weather this weekend forced Dawson County Chamber of Commerce officials to err on the side of caution and postpone tonight's annual gala and ...

January 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County, city crews ready to tackle roadways as system move in

County and city road crews are ready to start treating roadways the moment the rain moves out and snow flurries move in.

January 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


DOT trucks treating roads across north Georgia

As Georgia DOT forces begin laying materials and clearing roadways in north Georgia, Metro Atlanta roadway crews are preparing for the window of opportunity after ...

January 22, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Winter storm warning calls for snow, ice in Dawson County

A winter storm warning calls for 3 to 6 inches of snow and up to a quarter inch of ice in Dawson County today and ...

January 22, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Winter weather closings for Friday

All branches of the Chestatee Regional Library System are closed Friday. No items will be due and no fines will accrue.

January 22, 2016 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Winter weather closes schools on Friday

The Dawson County School System has called off class for Friday in anticipation of the incoming winter storm that is expected to drop as much ...

January 21, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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