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Child safety events set for Saturday at John Megel Chevrolet

In an effort to bring awareness to the number of children injured in car accidents, John Megel Chevrolet and Dawson County SafeKids have paired to kickoff National Child Passenger Safety Week.

September 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Plea possible in slaying case

Prosecutors say a plea agreement could be reached as early as this week in the case against Joshua Glen Layman.

September 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Land gift advances college

More steps have been taken to finalize a pending land deal between Lanier Tech and the Dawson County Board of Education.

September 28, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Fall mazes are corny, yes — but also fun

Corn mazes now are competing with fall festivals, leaf watching and pumpkin shopping as major attractions for Northeast Georgia tourists.

September 28, 2008 | By Jeff Gill DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Soldier returning from Iraq

Wendy Sfier describes her oldest son, Joshua, as someone who would give up the shirt off his back.

September 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Layman pleas to manslaughter

The Forsyth County man who was set to stand trial at the end of the month for a 2003 fatal stabbing pleaded guilty this morning to reduced charges.

September 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Man identified in deadly shooting

Authorities are now saying the shooting death of a 44-year-old man in Big Canoe Tuesday morning is being investigated as self-defense.

September 27, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson County remembers 9/11

Area communities are gathering today to honor the more than 3,000 men, women and children who lost their lives seven years ago today in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

September 22, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville man killed in early morning crash

A Dawsonville man was killed early Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash at the intersection of Hwy. 53 and Hugh Stowers Rd. in Dawson County.

September 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Drug court helps one man smile

Until just a few weeks ago James Raines didn't smile.

September 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local 9/11 ceremony planned

Tim Satterfield remembers his exact whereabouts Sept. 11, 2001, when he learned terrorists had crashed two planes into the World Trade Center in New York and one in Pennsylvania.

September 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Schools take part in study

Dawson County Schools will participate in a statewide field study to test new methods of teacher evaluation.

September 21, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Commission chairman is named to executive board

Dawson County's representation at the state level increased last week with Mike Berg's executive appointment to the governor's Public Defender Standards Council.

September 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Community picnic set for Tuesday

The time has come for the Dawson County annual community picnic, one of the largest community events for the past 12 years.

September 21, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


State mandated budget cuts include retired judges

John Girardeau officially retired from his job as chief judge of Hall County Superior Court in 2005, but in truth it was only a semi-retirement.

September 21, 2008 | By Stephen Gurr DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


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‘Awesome Bill’ joins NASCAR Hall of Fame

Affectionately known as "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" by his legion of fans, Bill Elliott will cement the town's status in motorsports history when he is inducted into NASCAR's Hall of Fame Friday night in Charlotte.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Food, fun and football

A lifelong Washington Redskins fan, Jim Sheppard really doesn't care who wins Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Relay for Life kicks off 2015 campaign

The 2015 Relay for Life season is officially under way in Dawson County.

January 21, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Blaze destroys sheriff’s home

Friends, family, neighbors and even strangers are pouring on the love for Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle and his family after their home caught fire on Saturday afternoon.

January 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bridge dedication celebrates local man’s legacy of service

The memory of a local businessman and community leader is now forever enshrined upon a bridge renamed last week in his honor.

January 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Blaze destroys sheriff’s home

A fire that may have started in the laundry room Saturday afternoon destroyed the home of Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle.

January 10, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Gazing into 2015

Even without a crystal ball, there's no doubt that Dawson County will see some major changes take place in 2015.

January 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bracing for frigid temperature blast

North Georgia is bracing for extremely cold temperatures, most likely the coldest the area has felt since last January.

January 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Eatery rings in New Year with tradition

The Dawsonville Pool Room will once again open for lunch on New Year's Day and welcomes everyone to ring in 2015 with the southern tradition of collard greens, black-eyed peas and hog jowls.

December 31, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Year in review: A look back at 2014

Looking back on 2014, it would be difficult and a bit deceiving to continue calling Dawsonville and Dawson County a quiet mountain town.

December 31, 2014 | By Michele Hester and David Renner editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Bridge dedicated in local man’s memory

The bridge that crosses the Etowah River on Hwy. 53 East will soon bear the name of a local man who made positive impacts on the lives of numerous scouts in Dawson County.

December 31, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


An interview with Santa Claus

The Jolly Ol' Elf himself recently sat down for an exclusive interview with the Dawson Community News to talk about some of the goodies he'll be delivering to the good little boys and girls in Dawsonville later tonight.

December 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Oakwood man killed in fatal Hwy. 53 crash

An Oakwood man died and two other patients were taken to area hospitals Thursday afternoon following a collision on Hwy. 53, east of Dawsonville.

December 24, 2014 | By Michele Hester and David Renner editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Cops grant holiday wishes

Deputies made Christmas merry and bright for dozens of local children last week during the Dawson County Sheriff's annual Shop with a Cop event at Walmart.

December 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Oakwood man killed in fatal Hwy. 53 crash

An Oakwood man died and two other patients were taken to area hospitals Thursday afternoon following a collision on Hwy. 53, east of Dawsonville.

December 19, 2014 | By Michele Hester and David Renner | LOCAL


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