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H1N1 flu flies under feds’ radar

When it comes to the H1N1 virus there are several unknowns. However, one thing is for sure: The number of confirmed cases are "significantly" underreported.

December 30, 2009 | By Brandee A. Thomas DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL

‘What Christmas is about’

Megan Norris knew she had $100 to spend at the Dawsonville Wal-Mart.

December 23, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

‘Biden came to town’

It's been nearly a week since Dawson County got a surprise visit from one of the nation's highest-ranking government officials.

December 23, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Biden brings broadband plan to North Georgia

Georgia Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue and Democratic U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stood together on at least one issue Thursday - an effort to improve communication and attract industry in North Georgia.

December 18, 2009 | By Ashley Fielding DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL

Biden's visit will close roads temporarily

Getting Vice President Joe Biden from the nation's capital to Dawsonville requires a lot of planning, but local officials are hoping to keep roadway inconveniences to a minimum.

December 17, 2009 | By Brandee A. Thomas DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL

Church focuses on giving

One Dawson County church wants to remind residents that giving is an important part of the holiday season, even in tough economic times.

December 16, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Vice President to Visit Dawsonville on Thursday

Vice President Joe Biden will visit Dawsonville on Thursday to make an announcement about the federal stimulus package, the White House announced today.

December 16, 2009 | | LOCAL

Pheasant shoot raises money

Anyone who knows Jonah Brinson knows that if they want to find him on the weekend, they need to look in a tree stand.

December 16, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

That’s the spirit

For some, holiday cheer is measured in watts.

December 16, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Banks says it’ll repair Gold Creek entrance

The main entrance to Gold Creek subdivision off Hwy. 136 will be repaired, an official with Regions Bank said last week, though it's not clear how soon that will happen.

December 09, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

The Soldier Boy

Firing machine guns, zipping through the sky in a helicopter, descending a 30-foot tower and lounging in a limousine at day's end.

December 09, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Mounted search and rescue unit forming here

Several Dawson County residents are planning the formation of a mounted search and rescue unit to serve Dawson County and surrounding areas.

December 09, 2009 | | LOCAL

Volunteers spend a day cleaning the city

Dozens of volunteers arrived early Saturday morning to help clean streets through the city of Dawsonville.

December 02, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Clinic expands services

The Good Shepherd Clinic has expanded its services to include gynecological exams.

December 02, 2009 | | LOCAL

Secondhand Silver Bells

While many flocked to local retailers offering after-Thanksgiving savings, some sought discounts on used items for Christmas gifts and decorations.

December 02, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

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Thanksgiving feast free to everyone

Preparations are in place for anyone wanting to celebrate the holidays with a hearty feast this Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Georgia, Florida mention mediation as step to solve water wars

Georgia and Florida may be inching closer to settling a water sharing lawsuit, as court records show lawyers for both sides are talking about mediation.

November 25, 2015 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL

Racing Hall of Fame recognizes volunteers, pioneers

Day in and day out, there is a group of race fans that spend hours upon hours working to keep Georgia's motorsports history alive.

November 18, 2015 | Stephanie Woody | LOCAL

Vietnam serviceman is Veteran of the Year

Sitting on the front row of Dawson County Middle School's auditorium, surrounded by family and friends, Charles Spain listened to stories of military men ...

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dawsonville celebrates veterans with luncheon, ceremony and parade

Veterans of all ages and from each branch of the military will be honored today during Dawsonville's annual Veterans Day celebration.

November 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Artful table luncheon celebrates the Peach State

The Peach State was in the spotlight Saturday for the Dawson County Arts Council's annual Artful Table luncheon.

November 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Work to widen Ga. 400 in Forsyth County will start Monday

If the weather cooperates, work to begin widening Ga. 400 through much of Forsyth County will begin Monday.

November 05, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Firefighter suffers medical issue battling Big Canoe blaze

A Dawson County firefighter reportedly was taken to the hospital for a medical issue that developed while fighting a fire in Big Canoe Saturday morning.

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Park offers sweet Trunk or Treat fun

Lee Carbajal was determined to be a Boxtroll for Halloween this year.

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Howling good time planned for Halloween

As parents help their little ghost, goblins, fairies and princesses put the finishing touches on their Halloween costumes this week, the staff at Rock Creek ...

October 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Georgia Mountains’ unemployment rate declines to 4.9 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor recently announced that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region for September was 4.9 percent, down one-tenth of ...

October 28, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Man hit by car leaving festival

A pedestrian was airlifted to an area hospital Saturday afternoon after being hit by a car on Perimeter Road in Dawsonville.

October 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Festival makes Dawsonville ‘shine’

Organizers won't say it was the biggest of all time, but they are proud to admit the 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival was one ...

October 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dawsonville man hit by car leaving festival

A pedestrian was airlifted to an area hospital Saturday afternoon after being hit by a car on Perimeter Road in Dawsonville.

October 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Free child fingerprinting at festival this weekend

Etowah Lodge #222 Free and Accepted Masons in conjunction with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office will offer free fingerprinting for children during the 48th ...

October 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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