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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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Benefit fund set up after house fire

A local woman lost nearly everything she owned in a fire Saturday afternoon.

March 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Literacy enthusiasts take the plunge

After nearly three weeks of freezing rain, ice and snow, the weekend seemed like a great day for a swim for some Dawson County reading advocates.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Schools back in session following winter weather

Students are finally back in school following the past few weeks of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


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


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