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Shelter to reopen today

The Dawson County Humane Society is scheduled to reopen today after the discovery of a sick dog forced the facility to go into lockdown for a couple days.

June 16, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Habitat grants wish

Within the next year, Bethany Berg will realize the joy of homeownership as she becomes the first Dawson County Habitat for Humanity recipient.

June 16, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Fatal wreck shuts down Hwy. 9 North

Authorities are investigating a fatal wreck Tuesday morning that involved a motorcycle and a Dawson County maintenance truck pulling a trailer on Hwy. 9 at Veterans Memorial Park.

June 15, 2010 | By Michele Hester & Frank Reddy Staff writers | LOCAL


Grandmother wins $150K in the lottery

Sandra Smith plays the lottery on occasion.

June 09, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Quilt exhibit offers a kaleidoscope of colors

Quilts can tell a story.

June 09, 2010 | By Tasha Biggers DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Service honors sacrifice

A crowd of about 200 gathered Monday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Park to honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

June 02, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Candidates vow to defend Lake Lanier

In his first time addressing Lake Lanier's most well-known advocacy group, Maj. Gen. Todd Semonite, commander of the South Atlantic Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, didn't make many promises to protect Lake Lanier's levels.

June 02, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Family mourning loss of teenager

Family and friends are mourning the loss of a former Dawson County middle school student.

May 26, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


France to honor local veteran

In a ceremony Thursday, one of France's highest-ranking officials will recognize a Dawson County man for his military service in World War II.

May 26, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Rotary Club celebrates 18th annual tournament

Looking back, Lake Gibson said he can't believe 18 years has passed since a group of local businessmen and women chartered the Dawson County Rotary Club.

May 26, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Hope and Healing’ for children

They don't have offices in Dawsonville, but Children's Center for Hope and Healing has helped dozens of children and families locally.

May 26, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Relay celebrates life

Kenny Stewart wasn't sure he would see his ninth birthday.

May 19, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pastor will be missed

Some called him pastor, but to many more he was a friend.

May 19, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Task force extends reach

A local non-profit organization that takes aim at substance abuse is looking to change its name and its scope in the near future.

May 19, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Samples recalled for love of city, racing

The woman credited by many with saving Thunder Road and keeping Dawsonville's racing history alive died Monday following a brief illness.

May 12, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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11-year-old in dirt bike crash dies

A charity page to assist with final expenses has been set up in memory of a Dawson County boy involved in a dirt bike wreck ...

May 26, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Child in critical condition following dirt bike wreck

An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a dirt bike wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon.

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Long Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer of fun

The sun is out and it's been nice for several weeks now, but it's the long Memorial Day weekend that many consider the ...

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Independent zombie flick films at historic jail

Dawson County's Historic Jail will serve as the backdrop for an independent movie being filmed in mid-June.

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pup recovering after dog pack attack

Bowser, the 9-year-old miniature Schnauzer attacked last month by a pack of dogs in downtown Dawsonville, is recovering well, according to his owner.

May 19, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


'Suspicious' package deemed safe

The Biscayne neighborhood is back to normal following the report of a suspicious package found at a home on Sandcastle Court.

May 18, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Suspicious package’ reported at Dawson County home

Dawson County deputies are investigating a suspicious package found at a home on Sandcastle Court in the Biscayne subdivision, near Ga. 400.

May 18, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


New traffic signals planned in Ga. 400 corridor

Dawson County motorists can expect to see new traffic signals along the Ga. 400 corridor within the next few months in response to the increased ...

May 18, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Cancer fundraiser relays past $50,000 goal

Some ran, others walked and many held hands with loved ones as they relayed around the makeshift track in front of the Dawsonville Municipal Complex ...

May 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Relay for Life festivities are Saturday

A day-long event geared to celebrate cancer survivorship will be held Saturday at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

May 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville-based bank completes $10 million recapitalization plan

Dawson County's only locally based bank on Monday announced the successful completion of a $10 million recapitalization campaign.

May 12, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Conservation group honors Keep Dawson County Beautiful organizer

The Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee last week honored the woman responsible for organizing Keep Dawson County Beautiful more than a decade ago.

May 12, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local Chick-fil-A employee killed in North Forsyth crash

NORTH FORSYTH -- A crash involving a deer claimed the life of a North Forsyth High School student Tuesday night on Hwy. 369.

May 11, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Chamber president receives UGA young alumni award

Dawson County Chamber President Christie Haynes proves drive and hard work pays off at a young age.

May 07, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Single vehicle wreck shuts down Hwy. 136 W

Hwy. 136 west of Bailey Waters Road has reopened following a single vehicle crash Friday afternoon.

May 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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