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Family calls new home a ‘blessing’

Bethany Berg couldn't stop smiling Saturday morning as she and her teenage sons hammered the first nails into their new home in northern Forsyth County.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Chili Bowl proceeds benefit local scholars

Rain threatened to wash out a benefit flag football tournament at Dawson County High School over the weekend.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Spring in the air

After a wicked winter that included a small-scale blizzard and deep freeze, the recent warmer weather has residents itching to get outdoors.

March 09, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Rescuers team up for drill

Emergency services workers with Dawson County got to put their skills to the test during a recent drill in the Chattahoochee National Forest involving a crashed airplane.

March 02, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Flag football tourney benefits local high school scholars

The Dawson County Jaycees club is looking for a few more teams for Saturday's charity flag football tournament at Dawson County High School.

March 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Reservoir tops talk on water

A panel of experts fielded questions on regional water issues, including the controversial Shoal Creek Reservoir proposal, Saturday morning in Dawsonville.

March 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tractor trailer flames up

Firefighters arrived on scene last week when a tractor trailer full of used furniture caught fire outside the transfer station off Burt Creek Road.

February 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Reservoir moving forward

Officials with Etowah Water and Sewer Authority could be one step closer to building a reservoir designed to meet Dawson County's future water needs.

February 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Event raises money for local deputy

A recent dinner and dance raised more than $10,000 for an ailing Dawson County Sheriff's deputy who collapsed while on the job in December.

February 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Busy weekend for first responders

Dawson County Emergency Services personnel stayed busy over the weekend with a number of serious injury calls and several brush fires.

February 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tree preservationists honored during Arbor Day celebration

When Myrna West's parents planted the Chinese Fir that sits on her property 80 years ago, they expected the tree to grow about six feet.

February 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Radio star remembered for humor

Memorial services were held Saturday for radio humorist and longtime Dawson County resident Ludlow Porch at Big Canoe Chapel in Jasper.

February 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Activist opposes reservoir

Some see a proposed 2,000-acre lake in Dawson County as an excellent solution to North Georgia's water woes.

February 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Racing promoter honored with Raymond Parks award

To Gordon Pirkle, it's always nice to be honored for doing what you love.

February 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Committee to update county’s hazard plan

A local group charged with updating the county's hazardous mitigation plan is seeking community input.

February 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Dollar General proposed on Nix Bridge

The same developers who are building a Dollar General in Dawsonville where Hwy. 183 meets Hwy. 136 near Afton Road have submitted two applications for ...

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


Duluth man proposes to Dawsonville girlfriend in two newspapers

Kevin Wieting said he knew Jancie Hatcher was special early in the relationship.

February 22, 2017 | By Jennifer Jinn DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Small plane’s pilot OK after crash-landing in Dawsonville over weekend

A small plane carrying a single occupant crashed into the tree line of Goodson Road in Dawsonville on Sunday around noon.

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


County decision on raises tabled until March 2

County employees will have to wait a little longer to see if a raise is in their future as the board of commissioners last week ...

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


GDOT begins study to determine city airport feasibility

Nine days after the city of Dawsonville announced renewed interest in buying the Elliott Field airport and retaining it for public use, the Georgia Department ...

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


Motorsports park seeks extension of hours for go-karts, no noise limits on holidays

Neighboring residents are up in arms after Jeremy Porter, owner of the Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, presented an application to the Dawsonville Planning Commission ...

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


Wireless provider tabled indefinitely

The board of commissioners last week voted to table a proposal by Paladin Wireless, an internet company that wishes to bring their services into Dawson ...

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


‘I felt like I should take it’

Luke Ellis found his best friend because of math.

February 22, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Plane crashes in Dawson County

A single-passenger plane crashed onto the shoulder of Goodson Road in Dawsonville shortly before noon today.

February 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


KKK sign removed from Dahlonega building

A sign in downtown Dahlonega bearing Ku Klux Klan imagery has been taken down amid protests against it.

February 16, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire For the DCN | LOCAL


Commissioners discuss in-house attorney salary

The new county attorney's salary and compensation were discussed by the board of commissioners during last week's work session.

February 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Commission to consider new wireless internet option

The board of commissioners is expected to vote Thursday on a proposal from Paladin Wireless, a small company out of Royston that wishes to put ...

February 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Tanner introduces bill for failing schools

Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, introduced a bill last week that is his answer to last session's failed Amendment One, also known as the Opportunity ...

February 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


A strummin’ good time

Within the first 20 minutes of their first-ever gathering, a newly-minted Dawsonville music group were strumming along to "You are my sunshine" as they sat ...

February 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


New developments in missing man’s case emerge

Dawson County investigators say they're putting fresh eyes on three local cases that have left many stupefied and searching fruitlessly for answers.

February 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL


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