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Chamber remembers late official

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce honored late Dawsonville Mayor Joe Lane Cox on Monday night by presenting a proclamation to his family and the city council.

Jennifer Baker, 2012 chamber chairwoman, read the proclamation of appreciation for outstanding civic service.

April 04, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Fundraiser benefits cause

Tickets are now on sale for a barbecue chicken fundraiser next week at Julia's Neighborhood Deli.

Sponsored by SunTrust Bank and the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, proceeds from the April 10 dinner will benefit Relay for Life, an overnight event in May that celebrates survivorship, while raising money for cancer research and programs.

April 04, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local soldier returns from Afghanistan

A special homecoming celebration was delayed a couple weeks for U.S. Army PFC Tyler Youngblood who arrived in Atlanta last month from an 11-month tour in Afghanistan.

Mother Anita Youngblood said life is great, knowing her son is back home safe.

April 04, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Governor speaks on literacy

As part of "Read Across Georgia" month, Gov. Nathan Deal and wife Sandra have touted literacy initiatives in visits across the state.

Last week, the Deals talked about the importance of literacy during the Certified Literate Community Program's state retreat at Amicalola Falls Lodge.

March 28, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Film fans flock to movie set

As word spread that movie legend Clint Eastwood and actress Amy Adams would be in Dawsonville last week, residents and film fans began flocking to the set at Amicalola Lodge.

"I heard about the movie because a location scout visited my brother, who lives in the neighborhood right across from the set," said Sean Sears, a Dahlonega resident. "I have been out here a couple days now."

March 28, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


KARE for Kids keeps busy hosting fundraisers

Even with early morning rain, motorcycles began rolling into downtown last Saturday for the KARE for Kids Fourth Annual Motorcycle Poker Run.

Riders dressed in leather gear and festive green accessories for St. Patrick's Day departed at 10 a.m. for a slick ride around Dawson County.

March 21, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Canines comforting

To a child beginning to read, words on a page can often be a maze of foreign symbols. Navigating them can be a daunting and nerve-wracking task.

Reading to Dogs, a special program offered monthly at the Dawson County Library, looks to ease children's anxiety by allowing participants to practice reading to therapy dogs.

March 21, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Local GOP encourages youth involvement

Republicans across the state met recently to select delegates to send to regional and state GOP conventions later this spring.

Barron Carlton was among a group of young voters in Dawsonville hoping to be selected to represent Dawson County at the 9th Congressional and state conventions.

March 21, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Poker run benefits man injured on trip

It had been more than a decade since James and Barbara Carnes had last taken a vacation.

"We were on a cruise to Costa Maya, Mexico, but it turned into a nightmare," Barbara Carnes said recalling the trip last November that left her husband without use of his arms and legs.

March 21, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Motorcycle fatality under investigation

One person from Forsyth County was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon on Ga. 400 in Dawson County.

Emergency workers said Krista Stein, 47, was thrown from the motorcycle on which she was traveling with her husband and died at the scene.

March 21, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville is seeing stars

Movie legend Clint Eastwood was scheduled to arrive Tuesday in Dawsonville to begin filming scenes at a local motel.

The Warner Brothers' production "Trouble with the Curve" stars Eastwood as an aging baseball scout who travels to Atlanta with his daughter to see a hot prospect.

March 21, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


One dead in Sunday afternoon crash

March 19, 2012 | Jim Dean | LOCAL


Movie filming here could affect traffic

Motorists traveling through downtown Dawsonville next week should expect brief delays west of town as filmmakers shoot scenes for a major motion picture.

This month, Warner Brothers will film scenes for a movie starring Clint Eastwood at Amicalola Lodge on Hwy. 53 West.

March 14, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pancake breakfast Saturday

Veterans Affairs of Dawson County will be offering a pancake breakfast on Saturday.

The event will be held from 8-10 a.m. March 17 at the Community and Southern Bank conference room in downtown Dawsonville.

March 14, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Park announces upcoming events

Editor's note: In the weeks leading up to Relay for Life, Dawson Community News will feature stories of hope, survivorship and fundraising events intended to increase cancer awareness in the community. The series will also include articles on prevention, early detection and treatment options.

Dawson County Park and Rec is now accepting early registrations for several events planned in April to support Relay for Life.

March 14, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Good Shepherd clinic moves

Kay Parrish stands on the sidewalk outside the Good Shepherd Clinic office Friday afternoon, a roll of black duct tape on her arm. She's ...

July 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


More than just recycling

Gold makes the world go round, according to Phillip Kennedy.

July 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson schools see Milestones scores above state average

The Georgia Department of Education released state Milestones test results last week, which showed many gains for the Dawson County School system, according to Tracey ...

July 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawsonville man dies in single vehicle wreck

A Dawsonville man died in a single vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon on Elliott Family Parkway.

July 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Man arrested for DUI, serious injury by vehicle after hit and run

A Dawsonville man was arrested last week on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident ...

July 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Free ice cream social this weekend at the Bowen

Cool off and browse the latest collection of art at the Bowen Center for the Arts in Dawsonville this weekend during a free ice cream ...

July 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


North Georgia Premium Outlets to introduce lululemon athletica this August

North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawson County announced last week that lululemon will join over 140 of the most sought-after outlet retail brands at the ...

July 26, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


School system releases info on new after school care provider

After approving a new a vendor for school care for all four Dawson elementary schools last month, the Dawson County School Board has posted quick ...

July 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Starbucks opens stand-alone store in Dawson

"Are you kidding?"

July 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Local restaurant gives $2,000 to United Way

The store has barely been open a month but the new Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers restaurant on Ga. 400 is already making a ...

July 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Revival continues this week at Lumpkin Campground

Camp meeting at Lumpkin Campground in Dawsonville will continue this week through Sunday July 31.

July 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawsonville man dies in single vehicle wreck

A Dawsonville man died in a single vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon on Elliott Family Parkway.

July 24, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dahlonega 7-year-old Opal Littleton in Netflix series ‘Ozark’ with Jason Bateman

Opal Littleton is making a name for herself in the film world.

July 21, 2017 | By Amber Tyner DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Couple who met at Kroger get engaged with help of coworkers

The grocery store may be where you buy your vegetables, bread and milk, but it isn't exactly the first place you think of when ...

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Two Dawson residents arrested after separate police chases in north Forsyth

A 38-year-old man was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after officials say he led deputies on a chase up Ga. 400 last week.

July 19, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes DCN regional staff | LOCAL


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