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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


‘Soldier Boy’ continues fight

Kenny Stewart and his mother, Ana Miles, say they are blessed to have such a large family.

May 04, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dinner celebrates survivors

Monday night's dinner at First Baptist Church of Dawsonville was a celebration of survivorship.

May 04, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Burn ban in effect until September

Beginning on May 1 and ending Sept. 30, Georgia Environmental Protection Division Open Burning Ban will be enforced in 54 Georgia counties.

May 04, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Deal talks to group about drug court

During last week's Dawson County Republican Party meeting, Superior Court Judge Jason Deal outlined the positives of criminal justice reform measures recently enacted at the state level.

May 04, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Floral art on display

Organizers are holding an art show May 12-13 as a precursor to the annual Big Canoe Tour of Homes this month.

May 04, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


One man dies in wreck

Authorities would like to talk to anyone who may have seen a head-on collision April 19 on Auraria Road that claimed the life of a 24-year-old Dawsonville man.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Annual festival sign of season

Ring in the season with Dawsonville's annual Spring Fling festival.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Runners serving women in need at Abba House

An anticipated 500 runners will gather to compete April 30 in the 2011 Run for Recover 5K/10K race at Vickery Village to help women whose lives have been broken by addiction. The Run for Recovery is held to benefit the ministry to women and children at Abba House.

April 27, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Races to benefit children’s home

The Dawson County Kiwanis Club is encouraging the community to hit the streets for fun and fitness in the group's annual road races.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Local murder investigation to be featured on Discovery

Dawsonville residents will be able to view a television episode Monday that details the investigation of two murders that occurred in the county in December ...

January 20, 2017 | | LOCAL


Dawson teen missing, last seen Jan. 13

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office has issued a BOLO or "be on the lookout" for 15-year-old Mallory Roxanne Padgett, who was last seen at ...

January 20, 2017 | | LOCAL


Chamber speaker tells business owners: Give up what’s good in search of something better in 2017

"People are passionate about resolutions: either they love them or they hate them. They want to talk about how terrible they are, or say they ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Sheriff’s Office employee fired for lying about relationship with supervisor

A Dawson County Sheriff's Office employee was fired last week and another is on leave after an inquest revealed the two lied about being ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Raymond Parks to be inducted this weekend

This weekend Dawsonville native Raymond Parks will be officially etched into the granite of NASCAR history when he is inducted into the NASCAR Hall of ...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


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


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