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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


Pilot lands on Ga. 400

Bill Reister had a perfect day for flying - blue skies, warm temperatures and slight breezes - when his small airplane took off from Gwinnett County Airport-Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville.

February 16, 2011 | By Jeff Gill and Michele Hester michele@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Couple renews vows after five decades

Judy Brandon cried almost five decades ago when she married her sweetheart John at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wisconsin.

February 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Arbor Day ceremony is planned for Friday

A brief ceremony will be held Friday afternoon in observance of Arbor Day.

February 16, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Youth saddle up for horse club

In its second year, interest in the Dawson County Equestrian Club is taking off.

February 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Plane lands in Ga. 400 median

February 13, 2011 | | LOCAL


Fundraiser planned to benefit local deputy

Proceeds from a dinner and dance Saturday night will benefit the family of a local deputy who collapsed while on duty late last year.

February 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Teen dies in rappelling accident

A Dawsonville teen died Sunday while rappelling with friends in western North Carolina.

February 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Articles by Section - LOCAL


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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