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Stormy weather strikes county

Stormy weather struck Dawson County twice in a recent four-day span, though Monday's high winds and rain did not inflict nearly as much damage as Friday's storm front.

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


Searching for a golden egg

Carrying brightly colored baskets and many wearing their Sunday bests, thousands of eager, young treasure hunters covered the grounds at Veterans Memorial Park Saturday in search of golden Easter eggs.

April 15, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


KAREing at Easter

Santa has come and gone, but the Easter Bunny will be here soon - on Saturday as a matter of fact.

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


Girls’ homes offer more new beginnings

Those first few steps across the wide front porch may clop a little louder under the weight of a heavy heart.

April 08, 2009 | By Ben Holcombe DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Food drive aims to help county residents

The economy has affected the lives of many in Dawson County, and according to Doris Cook a growing need in the community has been addressed: hunger.

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


March 29 declared Vietnam Veterans Day

For the second year, Gov. Sonny Perdue declared March 29 Vietnam Veterans Day in Georgia.

April 01, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Shoes and gold fundraiser will be at local bank Friday

A shoes and gold party on March 27 is one that Dawson County residents will not want to miss.

March 25, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Poker run benefits veterans’ memorial enhancements

The local chapter of the Wingmen Motorcycle Club plans to donate proceeds from a poker run Saturday to a local veterans group.

March 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Teen loved life, music

Those who knew Jake Fausett say he was proud of being part of the Chamber Singers at Dawson County High School.

March 18, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


EPD says smog levels elevated

Strict standards for measuring air quality levels have once again led Georgia's Environmental Protection Division to recommend designating Dawson County a nonattainment zone under the U.S. Clean Air Act.

March 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Republicans honor Geeslin at convention

A man of many words when he discusses his religion or his political party, Hugh Geeslin was almost speechless Saturday morning.

March 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Arbor Day event grows on county

Friday was a day for celebrating nature's beauty as several residents and members of Dawson County's Tree Preservation Committee observed Arbor Day at Rock Creek Park.

February 25, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


State funds may go for Meals on Wheels

Local Meals on Wheels volunteer Andrea Morris looks forward to the start of each week.

February 11, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Ghost hunter to speak at library

If there's something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call?

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


The kids are all right

Infant and child safety seats aren't cheap.

January 28, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Literacy pheasant shoot is Saturday

Organizers are hoping to gain greater exposure for a local literacy group by expanding fundraising efforts to include a European pheasant shoot on Saturday.

October 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Upcoming transportation referendum is talk of summit

SOUTH FORSYTH - The proposed $200 million transportation bond referendum that voters will decide on Nov. 4 was the main topic of the 2014 Transportation Summit.

October 15, 2014 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Pups storm park

While the weekend weather was dark and gloomy, pet lovers didn't let that put a wet blanket over their fun.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Local veteran, eye of baseball dies

A local World War II veteran and professional baseball photographer died today at the age of 97.

October 14, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


BBQ supports United Way

A barbecue fundraiser Saturday supports United Way for Dawson County and its many local partners.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pups in the Park Dog Show is this weekend

Fun and furry festivities are planned this weekend at the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Cabin Fever’

A steady hand, a lot of time and plenty of practice are what it takes to make a quilt from small scraps of cloth. And those traits are on display through Oct. 22 as the Bowen Center for the Arts presents its annual quilt show.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Community joins forces for pups

With the collaborative effort of several local organizations, the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show is stacking up to be a large-scale event for the county.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Volunteers sweep shore

Massive amounts of Styrofoam, parts of an abandoned houseboat and two crumbling docks were among the debris collected in Dawson County on Saturday during the Lake Lanier Association's 26th annual Shore Sweep.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Champ consolidates racing collection

A 30-year racing career can produce quite a collection of cars and memorabilia.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Golfing brings green

With fall weather setting in a day early, there was little to slow turnout for the Dawsonville Lions Club's 19th annual golf tournament.

September 24, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Official: March blaze no accident

The local investigation into an explosion and fire that leveled a southern Dawson County home in March is ongoing, but Allstate Insurance officials said they've denied the property owner's compensation claim because the incident wasn't an accident.

September 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Shore Sweep set for Saturday

Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in clearing the shores of Lake Lanier on Saturday.

September 24, 2014 | From staff reports | LOCAL


9/11 ceremony held at Station 1

Dawson County paused last week to remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Event benefits animal shelter

In an effort to help Dawson County's no-kill animal shelter, the city of Dawsonville has set aside a day just for dogs.

September 16, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


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