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Woman helps nab suspect in hit and run

DeShan Fishel didn't set out Thursday morning to become a hero, but she had been called one dozens of times by the time she arrived home from taking her daughter to school.

September 20, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Hit, run victim released from Atlanta hospital

A 5-year-old boy is expected to recover, family members say, after he was struck by a sport utility vehicle Thursday morning near a school bus stop in Dawson County.

September 20, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Department of Veterans Services holds office hours in Dawsonville

The Department of Veterans Services recently began providing services to the Dawson County veterans on the second Tuesday of every other month.

September 14, 2008 | | LOCAL


Emergency services, community collect funds for the MDA

Motorists traveling through Dawson County played a part in Dawson County Emergency Services last month collecting close to $8,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

September 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bridge dedicated in former county employee’s honor

Family, friends and co-workers gathered at Rock Creek Sports Complex last Tuesday to pay tribute to Wayne Elledge, who died July 19 at the age of 66.

September 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Garage sale benefits victim’s advocacy center

For the second year in a row, local agencies and organizations will benefit from the Dawson County Woman's Club annual Garage Sale-Abration.

September 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lady luck

When Pam Bradfield bought a ticket for the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce reverse raffle, she looked at it as her way of supporting the chamber.

September 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Former judge dies at home

Family and friends celebrated the life of Dawson County's first Chief Magistrate Judge Aug. 29 and memorialized his dedication to his hometown.

September 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Water authority honored for excellence

Etowah Water and Sewer Authority has claimed an award in financial excellence for the second time since 2007.

September 14, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Tigers defeat Indians in 2 OT

It took an extra two periods before the Dawson County Tigers could put away Lumpkin County last Friday night at Tiger Stadium. A fumble by Indian quarterback Daniel Abercrombie, his sixth of the game, in double overtime allowed Dawson to come away with a 26-23 win.

September 14, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | LOCAL


Budget crisis forces school system to cut back

Budget cuts at the state level are trickling down to the Dawson County School System.

September 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Commission denies Kelly Bridge chapel rezoning

The attorney for a family whose request to rezone property for a wedding chapel was denied last week submitted a formal letter challenging a planning commissioner's ethics in denying the request.

September 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


A great commission

Selling a church building to benefit people in a country halfway around the world may seem radical to some.

September 07, 2008 | By Ashley Fields DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Citizens Government Academy gives students key to the county

In the not so near future, Calvin Byrd plans to enter the local political arena.

September 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Former Dawson County Chief Magistrate dies

Funeral services for the man that served Dawson County for over 40 years as justice of the peace and chief magistrate judge will be Friday at Bearden's Funeral Home.

September 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Cold front rolls in again

Just barely a week after ice and freezing rain downed an estimated 1,000 trees and left nearly a half inch of ice on surfaces across the county, Dawson County is once again bracing for a new wintry mix that is predicted to dump an estimated four inches of snow on the region.

February 25, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Annual Leap for Literacy set for Saturday

As cold as it has been recently, you'd think the community would be running toward warmer locales.

February 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter storm watch continues for Dawson County

Areas of light snow will slowly increase across extreme northwest Georgia between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday, and then become widespread across far north Georgia Friday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

February 19, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


County opens temporary shelter at Rock Creek Park

Snow flurries are falling in Northeast Georgia this afternoon, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in tonight.

February 18, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Arbor Day Friday

The community is invited to a celebration of trees Friday afternoon at War Hill Park on Lake Lanier.

The Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee, in conjunction with Keep Dawson County Beautiful and the local extension agency, will meet at 2 p.m. in honor of Arbor Day, held in Georgia on the third week of February each year.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ice knocks down 1,000 trees

Crews were still moving downed trees from roadways and responding to weather-related incidents Tuesday afternoon, more than 12 hours after Mother Nature dumped at least a an estimated half inch of ice across Dawson County.

"Stay at home and off the roads unless it's an emergency," was the common request among first responders as early as noon Monday.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter storm may be on the way Monday

After an icy winter in 2014, North Georgia's relatively mild 2015 is about to take a turn for the worse.

February 15, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Dawsonville man killed in logging incident

A Dawsonville man died from injuries sustained in a logging incident over the weekend.

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Surveyors to halt 400/53 traffic Saturday morning

Survey work at the intersection of Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 will periodically shutdown traffic at the crossing Saturday morning.

February 05, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Woman drops 100 pounds

Two years ago, Donna Waters had difficulty getting out of her car and walking even a short distance.

February 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘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


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