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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


Big egg hunt this weekend at park

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park.

April 20, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


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Dawson County cleaning up after storms bring high winds

The threat of severe weather became more than just a threat overnight as severe thunderstorms made way through Dawson County, resulting in downed trees, significant ...

March 22, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Woman gets through courthouse security with gun

A woman who entered the Dawson County Government Center earlier this month was able to make it past a security guard and a metal detector ...

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


Dollar General appeals zoning decision

When the planning commission voted to deny a request for a larger Dollar General at the corner of Harmony Church and Nix Bridge Roads, the ...

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


Driver of minivan sought

The driver of a minivan is being sought by authorities following a report that the man attempted to talk to a child near a bus ...

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


National transportation board releases details on Dawson plane crash

The cause of a February plane crash in Dawson County has been released in a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board.

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


Board of Elections retiree gets party

Former Dawson County Board of Elections member Tom Foley was honored last week during a retirement party at the board of elections office.

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


BOC signs resolutions on city airport, motorsports park regulations

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted March 16 approve two resolutions conveying their disapproval of the city of Dawsonville's current consideration of the ...

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


Pigeon Creek well still closed as city builds another

Residents of the Pigeon Creek subdivision off Shoal Creek Road have waited a long time for their issues with city water to be resolved.

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


Abba House chicken coop helps to heal women

Three times a day, Amy and the other "chicken mamas" walk to Abba House's chicken coop and check on the hens.

March 22, 2017 | By Jennifer Linn DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Gibbs Garden shows signs of spring as daffodil season starts ahead of schedule

Daffodils are one of the first signs of spring and Gibbs Gardens has mid-season and late fragrant blooms indicating spring is just around the corner.

March 22, 2017 | By Jennifer Linn DCN regional staff | LOCAL


One killed in Dawsonville wreck

One person died and Elliott Family Parkway near Howser Mill Road was closed for several hours after a serious car wreck Sunday night.

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


Firefighters’ cars broken into in downtown Dawsonville

Four firefighters' vehicles at fire station no. 1 in Dawsonville were broken into Thursday night, in what could be the latest in an apparent string ...

March 17, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Ted Terry to speak at Tuesday meeting

The Dawson County Democratic Party will featuring guest speaker Ted Terry at its meeting on March 21 at the Big Canoe Swim Club.

March 17, 2017 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Section of Hwy. 9 closed this weekend

The Georgia Transmission Corporation will begin relocating utility transmission lines on Hwy. 9 this Friday and continue work through March 19. The work will require ...

March 16, 2017 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Chamber to celebrate 40th anniversary at gala

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet on March 25 at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

March 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL


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