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Leap for Literacy event Saturday

With a month of freezing temperatures and snow every other week, Lake Lanier is primed and ready for a swim.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Etowah Lodge’s annual spaghetti dinner Saturday

A nearly 30 year tradition continues Saturday when the Etowah Lodge No. 222 Free and Accepted Masons open the lodge for an annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Snow blankets community

A winter weather system brought as much as eight inches of snow to some areas of Dawson County and then stuck around for most of last week, shuttering schools and many local businesses for days.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ailing girl’s wish comes true

Five-year-old Olivia "Livi" Graham likes to laugh, play and be rambunctious at school just like every little girl her age.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Norton to give economic forecast

North Georgia real estate and economic expert Frank Norton Jr. will highlight trends in the local housing market during the Rotary Club of Dawson County's Feb. 20 meeting at the Lakeview Center.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Friends, family mourn community servants

Dawson County lost two dedicated volunteers whose work in the community left the area better than they found it, friends say.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Earthquake felt by a few

Local residents were somewhat rattled Friday night by an earthquake in South Carolina.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


One local resident’s experiences in Sochi

With the Winter Olympics on TV for the past week and again this week, the major news from Sochi has been about how incomplete everything has been and the lacking amenities of home for the U.S. teams.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Man hurt in sledding incident

A 22-year-old man was injured in a sledding incident Wednesday afternoon in Dawson County.

February 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson Schools closed Thursday

Emergency officials are urging everyone to stay home today as the roadways in Dawson County are treacherous.

February 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Turn lane welcomed at intersection

A new right turn lane has opened at Hwys. 9 and 53.

February 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Weather system brings snow, freezing rain and sleet

A winter storm warning has been issued for North Georgia with the anticipation of heavy snow, freezing rain and sleet expected to begin overnight Monday.

February 10, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Weather system could produce black ice on roads

An incoming weather system could bring a wintry mix overnight and black ice by morning.

February 06, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Fire damages house

Authorities are trying to determine what caused a Sunday night fire that damaged a house on Sundown Way in eastern Dawson County.

February 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Meeting aims to encourage running for office

With the 2014 elections getting closer and closer, a group of Dawson County residents are calling together a meeting to help spread information about running for office.

February 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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Organization’s luncheon offers ideas

As part of its ongoing commitment to helping families in Dawson County, Family Connection offered a new way to watch over the community's children.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


SAFFT House opens in Dawson

Thanks to public support and a grant from the United States Department of Justice, a safe way for visitations and custody exchanges performed in Dawson County is available.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Spring in full swing

For the first time in months, Dawson County is finally being treated to seasonally appropriate weather. And it arrives just in time for spring break, which runs through Friday.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


House explodes

An explosion that quickly led to a house fire last week on Wildwood Court in southern Dawson County remains under investigation by state and local fire officials.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Woman honored for work

Carolyn Bowen thought she was attending Saturday's meeting of the Dawson County Homeowner's and Civic Association to talk about the success of the local animal shelter.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Big Canoe cited by EPD

The Big Canoe Property Owners Association has been issued a notice of violation from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for an unpermitted surface mining operation in western Dawson County.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Event aims to safeguard seniors from criminals

An event Thursday at the Margie Weaver Senior Center is intended to keep older adults safe from criminals.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Golf tourney benefits humane society

Teams are still forming for the 12th annual Dogleg Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Dawson County Humane Society.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Vandalism believed to have caused spill

A mid-day sewage spill last week caused some alarm for the local water authority.

March 26, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Wildwood Court home explodes

Dawson County emergency personnel responded to reports of a house explosion shortly after noon Thursday afternoon.

March 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Homeowners to meet

Dawson County homeowners will have their chance to learn about the county and voice questions to community leaders this weekend.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Water authority pursues loan

The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority could see the projected timeline for the Russell Creek Reservoir drop by as much as half if it can secure a loan from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Firefighters battle blazes around county

Three residential structure fires in six days have emergency personnel urging the community to be cautious and prepared.

March 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Spring art show in May

The 13th Annual Art in the Garden Festival, sponsored by the Dawson County Arts Council, will be held at the Bowen Center from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3 and 4.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Traffic snarled on Ga. 400 near showcase

A couple thousand people from across the region were in Dawsonville on Thursday to see the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales.

March 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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