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Filling the sleigh

A few of Santa's elves wore Dawson County Sheriff's uniforms Thursday for the agency's annual Shop with a Cop event.

December 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Couple donates hard-won toys

You know those glass-case machines with the stuffed animals? You put in 50 cents and try to grab a toy with the mechanical claw?

December 22, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Pedestrian ID’d in fatal collision

Authorities said wintry weather was not to blame for a collision Thursday that claimed the life of a pedestrian on Ga. 400.

December 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Elderly woman dies in Dawson Co. house fire

An 84-year-old Dawson County woman died early Thursday morning in a house fire, county officials said this morning.

December 16, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Forestry pageant approaching

Women ages 24 and younger can participate in the 72nd annual Dawson/Forsyth Georgia Forestry Pageant, which is scheduled for Feb. 19, 2011.

December 15, 2010 | | LOCAL


Pheasant shoot benefits senior center

The Dawson County Senior Center is steps closer to having a new elevator at the facility after a pheasant shoot on Saturday raised more than $8,500 for the cause.

December 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pancake contest helps 'deserving' kids

It's far better to give than to receive.

December 15, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Delayed harvest helping restock Amicalola Creek

Trout fishing enthusiasts and officials with the Department of Natural Resources were busy last week releasing rainbow trout into Amicalola Creek.

December 15, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Accountant convicted of theft

A local accountant awaits sentencing next month after he was convicted last week on nearly a dozen theft charges.

December 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Heating assistance funds gone

Nearly 100 people asked to be placed on a waiting list for heating assistance this winter as temperatures dropped into the 20s and 30s last week.

December 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Santa comes to breakfast

Hundreds of children waited in line to pass on a Christmas wish list to Santa Claus when he visited Rock Creek Park Saturday morning.

December 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Season arrives

It's hard to fake the Christmas spirit, according to Jason Kelley of Dawson County.

December 08, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Mobile home destroyed in fire under investigation

The Dawson County Fire Marshal's Office continues to investigate a blaze that destroyed a mobile home on Grover Burt Road late last week.

December 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Breakfast with Santa is Saturday

Organizers haven't said whether Santa Claus will be riding in his sleigh or taking another form of transportation when he arrives at Rock Creek Park this weekend.

December 01, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Tree lighting is Thursday

The annual Tree Lighting Celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at city hall.

December 01, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


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Local teen collects donations for animals

Fifteen-year-old Shannon Porter has spent the last four holiday seasons making sure that all of the furry friends in Dawson County have a good Christmas.

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Seniors mimic masters with holiday art show

"I had never painted a day in my life before I joined this class," said Marilou Perry as she stood in front of her three ...

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Don't rain on our parade

Young and old alike came out in full force to celebrate the beginning of the holidays at events in Dawsonville this weekend. Despite the rain ...

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


City seeks to save longtime school teacher’s home from demo

The City of Dawsonville is currently working to save the former home of a prominent local educator from demolition as planned by the Dawson County ...

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Church to present live Christmas nativity

Bethel Baptist Church in Dawsonville will be performing its annual live Christmas nativity this weekend.

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Suicide prevention program next week

The Dawson County School System will host a workshop next week on suicide prevention and awareness that is open to parents, as well as the ...

December 06, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Dawsonville man killed in single vehicle wreck

A single vehicle wreck in Lumpkin County claimed the life of a longtime Dawson County man early Sunday morning.

December 06, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Katt Williams banished from Dawson and Hall counties

December 02, 2016 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | LOCAL


New parks and rec smartphone app launches

Dawson County Parks and Recreation has launched a free smartphone app that is downloadable on both Apple and Android devices.

November 30, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Christmas parade, tree lighting scheduled for Saturday

This weekend will bring holiday festivities to downtown Dawsonville with the city's annual parade and Christmas tree lighting on Saturday.

November 30, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL


Holiday shopping kicks off

Thanksgiving Day was the kickoff for holiday shopping season at the North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawsonville.

November 30, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Black Friday is nearly here

Thanksgiving is tomorrow.

November 23, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Christmas program planned at First Baptist Church

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and for the past 14 years, First Baptist Dawsonville has presented its annual Christmas Program to ...

November 23, 2016 | | LOCAL


Gov. Deal issues level 2 severe drought response

A recent edict by Gov. Nathan Deal means that residential water use in Dawson County will now be restricted as the region's drought has ...

November 23, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


95 apartment units on Hwy. 53 move forward

During their Nov. 15 meeting, the planning commission unanimously voted to recommend approval of the rezoning for 95 planned apartment units and a commercial business ...

November 23, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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