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Dawsonville man lives ‘pipe’ dream

Dewitt Wannamaker doesn't remember if he was joking several years ago when he told his wife he wanted a set of bagpipes for his birthday.

Today, at the age of 68, the Dawsonville man says he couldn't have asked for a more perfect gift.

May 25, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Program offers support to local teen parents

A rise in teen pregnancy rates and the absence of local programs for preschool children led volunteers to form a new support group for teen parents.

"We know of at least two teen moms who are going to Cumming each week to a group for teen moms," said Nancy Stites of Family Connection, a partner agency with Growing Bright Stars, which focuses on kindergarten readiness.

May 25, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Memorial Day service is scheduled May 30

There's no way to truly thank those who laid down their lives for their country.

That doesn't mean their sacrifice can't be honored.

May 25, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Teeing off for charity

Members of the Rotary Club of Dawson County and others feeling charitable showed up for a game of golf during the organization's annual tournament.

May 18, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Roundabout considered for busy intersection

The Georgia Department of Transportation is looking at the intersection of Hwy. 9 and Dawson Forest Road as another possible roundabout site.

May 18, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Golfing for the Humane Society

The Dawson County Humane Society is holding its ninth annual charity golf tournament next week, and staff members are asking anybody with a love for animals to come out for a day on the greens.

May 18, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Preteen tops Kiwanis runners

After three months of training, Meredith Edwards was pretty happy with her first place finish in the Dawson County Kiwanis Club Thunder Road 10K race May 7.

May 18, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Meeting’s speaker could address Lanier’s levels

The "water wars" between Georgia, Alabama and Florida is likely to surface as a topic at the Lake Lanier Association's annual membership meeting Thursday.

May 18, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Relay set for May 20

Relay for Life Dawson County is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 20 at Dawson County High School, where hundreds of residents will join together in the fight against cancer.

May 18, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


KARE tops national list

KARE for Kids, a local non-profit that assists children in need, has been named to a new list of top-rated non-profits by GreatNonprofits, a provider of user reviews for nonprofit organizations.

May 11, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Rabies clinics this weekend

In an effort to protect man and man's best friends, the county's annual rabies clinics sponsored by 4-H get underway Saturday morning.

May 11, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Road closed next week

A portion of Kelly Bridge Road in southwestern Dawson County will be closed for repairs beginning May 16.

May 11, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Weekend festival brings hundreds to Dawsonville

Last weekend's weather was pretty close to perfect for the 10th annual Dawson County Arts Council Spring Fling Festival.

May 11, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lake’s level nearing full for summer

With levels up and summer just ahead, Lake Lanier is sitting pretty.

May 04, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Authorities offer aid

Following the devastation from last week's violent storms in northwest Georgia, more than a dozen local emergency and law enforcement officials journeyed to Catoosa County to lend a helping hand.

May 04, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


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Knife-wielding suspect dies after being shot by Forsyth County deputy at RV Park

A man who was shot by a Forsyth County deputy late Sunday night after reportedly confronting officers with a knife at Shady Grove RV Park ...

January 11, 2017 | By DCN Regional Staff editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Hobby Lobby to open in February

Hobby Lobby's newest store is projected to open at the end of February at the Dawson Marketplace shopping center in Dawson County.

January 11, 2017 | editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Third suspect arrested for murder of man in northeast Forsyth

A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 35-year-old man that occurred in northeast Forsyth last week.

January 11, 2017 | By DCN Regional Staff editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Camping reservations now open

The 2017 camping season is just around the corner and the War Hill Park campsite will be taking reservations online only.

January 11, 2017 | | LOCAL


Chamber hires marketing and events director

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce recently added to its staff of three with new hire Davida Simpson as marketing and events director.

January 11, 2017 | | LOCAL


Sheriff announces new command staff

Newly elected Sheriff Jeff Johnson has officially announced the personnel who will be in charge of the various departments within the Dawson County Sheriff's ...

January 11, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


A local legend

They can't pull one over on Gordon Pirkle.

January 11, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Dawson weathers snow, ice with no major accidents

When Dawson County residents woke up Saturday morning, they looked out their windows to find a world blanketed in several inches of fresh, powdery snow.

January 11, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


A look ahead: What’s to come in 2017

If 2016 was any indication, this year will be full of new growth and new challenges for Dawson County.

January 10, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson schools delayed two hours Tuesday

According to the Dawson County Board of Education, Dawson County schools will be delayed by two hours on Tuesday morning.

January 08, 2017 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County’s longest 911 director retires after 18 years

Many argue that the "true first responders" in emergency services and law enforcement are the people answering the phones.

January 04, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL


Northside Hospital-Forsyth applies for $8.4 million expansion

CUMMING - Just as Forsyth County continues to grow at a seemingly incessant pace, Northside Hospital-Forsyth continues to expand and evolve to meet the needs of ...

January 04, 2017 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Woman arrested for starving her children

A Dawsonville woman was arrested early last month for reportedly starving her children and allowing her toddler to wander away from her residence.

January 04, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


2016: A Year in Review

Dawson County saw a year full of changes.

January 04, 2017 | | LOCAL


Northside Hospital-Forsyth applies for $8.4 million expansion

CUMMING - Just as Forsyth County continues to grow at a seemingly incessant pace, Northside Hospital-Forsyth continues to expand and evolve to meet the needs of ...

December 28, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


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