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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


Grace Presbyterian gets $50,000 grant

Dana Hughes says Grace Presbyterian is about to get some much-needed renovations thanks to a grant that just five churches nationwide received.

April 27, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Egg hunt draws crowd

Children of all ages rushed the field to grab fistfuls of multi-colored eggs Saturday during the 25th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt.

April 27, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Local man killed in head-on collision

A head-on collision Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of a Dawsonville man as he drove home from work.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Earth Day celebration Friday

The Dawson County Woman's Club invites the community to celebrate Earth Day on Friday morning at Rock Creek Park.

April 20, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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Dollar General proposed on Nix Bridge

The same developers who are building a Dollar General in Dawsonville where Hwy. 183 meets Hwy. 136 near Afton Road have submitted two applications for ...

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Duluth man proposes to Dawsonville girlfriend in two newspapers

Kevin Wieting said he knew Jancie Hatcher was special early in the relationship.

February 22, 2017 | By Jennifer Jinn DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Small plane’s pilot OK after crash-landing in Dawsonville over weekend

A small plane carrying a single occupant crashed into the tree line of Goodson Road in Dawsonville on Sunday around noon.

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County decision on raises tabled until March 2

County employees will have to wait a little longer to see if a raise is in their future as the board of commissioners last week ...

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


GDOT begins study to determine city airport feasibility

Nine days after the city of Dawsonville announced renewed interest in buying the Elliott Field airport and retaining it for public use, the Georgia Department ...

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Motorsports park seeks extension of hours for go-karts, no noise limits on holidays

Neighboring residents are up in arms after Jeremy Porter, owner of the Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, presented an application to the Dawsonville Planning Commission ...

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Wireless provider tabled indefinitely

The board of commissioners last week voted to table a proposal by Paladin Wireless, an internet company that wishes to bring their services into Dawson ...

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


‘I felt like I should take it’

Luke Ellis found his best friend because of math.

February 22, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Plane crashes in Dawson County

A single-passenger plane crashed onto the shoulder of Goodson Road in Dawsonville shortly before noon today.

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


KKK sign removed from Dahlonega building

A sign in downtown Dahlonega bearing Ku Klux Klan imagery has been taken down amid protests against it.

February 16, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire For the DCN | LOCAL


Commissioners discuss in-house attorney salary

The new county attorney's salary and compensation were discussed by the board of commissioners during last week's work session.

February 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Commission to consider new wireless internet option

The board of commissioners is expected to vote Thursday on a proposal from Paladin Wireless, a small company out of Royston that wishes to put ...

February 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Tanner introduces bill for failing schools

Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, introduced a bill last week that is his answer to last session's failed Amendment One, also known as the Opportunity ...

February 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


A strummin’ good time

Within the first 20 minutes of their first-ever gathering, a newly-minted Dawsonville music group were strumming along to "You are my sunshine" as they sat ...

February 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


New developments in missing man’s case emerge

Dawson County investigators say they're putting fresh eyes on three local cases that have left many stupefied and searching fruitlessly for answers.

February 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL


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