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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


State cuts won’t sink reservoir

Etowah Water and Sewer Authority General Manager Brooke Anderson had planned this week to apply for a share of $40 million in state grants to build reservoirs in Georgia.

September 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Gold Mine Classic’ football game set

Dawson County will renew an age-old rivalry this Friday when the team plays host to neighboring Lumpkin County in what will be called "The Gold Mine Classic."

September 07, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | LOCAL


Park event educates public on available social services

More than 40 agencies have partnered to give residents a broad look at social services available in and around Dawson County.

September 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lion’s Club’s vice district governor schedules visit

The Vice District Governor of District 18-D, Grace Clower, will be making her official visit to the Dawsonville Lions Club at its regular meeting Sept. 8.

September 07, 2008 | | LOCAL


Veterans Day plans in works

Dawson County and the city of Dawsonville will host the Fourth Annual Veterans Day celebration Tuesday, Nov. 11.

August 31, 2008 | | LOCAL


Group commemorates Women’s Equality Day

The cover of the October 1920 issue of McCall's magazine featured photographs of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone and seven other courageous suffragists, dubbed "Dangerous Women" by the magazine's headline.

August 31, 2008 | | LOCAL


Lions Club to host golf tournament

The Dawsonville Lions Club will host its 13th annual John Gardner Memorial, Lions Charity Golf Tournament at Chestatee Golf Club, Sept. 10.

August 31, 2008 | | LOCAL


Natural gas seminar set for Aug. 27

An educational seminar for natural gas customers will be held Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 1-3 p.m. at the Dawson County Extension Office, 298 Academy Avenue, Suite 100 (Dawson County Agricultural Center) in Dawsonville.

August 31, 2008 | | LOCAL


Author Anne Amerson to speak on Aug. 26

After years of researching, absorbing and sharing the history and heritage of her homeland, Dahlonega's Anne Dismukes Amerson has at last published her first novel.

August 31, 2008 | | LOCAL


Guardsman: Georgians prepared in fight

As the clash between Russian and Georgian soldiers continues half a world away, a Dawsonville member of the Georgia National Guard said he is concerned for the Georgian soldiers he got to know last month during three weeks of military exercises in their country.

August 31, 2008 | By Edie Rogers DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Steepled in tradition

Since Aug. 21, 1833, generations of souls have been saved at Liberty Baptist Church.

August 31, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Staying young at heart

They may not be spring chickens, but they are definitely young at heart.

August 31, 2008 | Michele Hester | 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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