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Surprise winter weather rolls into town

A surprise winter storm that rolled into town early Thursday afternoon could bring as much as an of inch of snow to the area.

March 03, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Windstream promises improvements; U.S. Rep. Doug Collins calls it 'more of the same'

Windstream's promises to improve communication, establish a new team to handle customer complaints and invest millions of dollars in the coming years to upgrade Internet service in Northeast Georgia were dismissed as "more of the same" on Monday.

March 02, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Open house and promotion ceremony celebrate firehouse reopening

Nearly 41 years after a group of citizens came together because they recognized a need for fire protection in their community, the fire station where it began was reopened to serve that same community with a fulltime staff.

March 02, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Volunteers make a splash for literacy

The temperature for Lake Lanier was a brisk 40 degrees on Saturday morning, ideal weather, some say, for the first swim of 2016.

March 02, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


High winds to blame for power outage that closed big-box stores in Dawson County Wednesday

Local shoppers looking for groceries, clothing and home improvement goods were out of luck Wednesday evening after a power outage shutdown several big-box retailers along Ga. 400 in Dawson County.

February 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Miss Relay for Life set for March 6

The Dawson County Miss Relay for Life Beauty Pageant will be Mar 6. in the Dawson County Middle School auditorium.

February 24, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Royals raise $55,000 for hospice care

Dressed in gold, green and purple, North Georgia royalty celebrated as if they were partying on Bourbon Street and in the process raised more than $55,000 for a local hospice care center.

February 24, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson County school bus involved in crash

A Dawson County school bus and a passenger vehicle collided Wednesday morning at Academy Avenue and Hwy. 9 South in downtown Dawsonville.

February 24, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Annual Leap for Literacy is Saturday

Flip flops one day, parkas the next. With the Georgia weather, you never know what to expect.

February 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Fire Station No. 3 reopens with fulltime staff

The fire station near the intersection of Harmony Church and Nix Bridge roads is now serving the community with a full time staff.

February 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson County jury seated for murder trial

A Dawson County jury was seated Monday night after hours of questions to potential jurors in the murder trial of Herman James "Bo" Seppenfield VII, who is accused in the 2014 shooting death of a popular little league coach.

February 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville Highway bridge to be partially closed for painting

The Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 westbound bridge over Lake Lanier is scheduled to be partially closed for a second weekend in a row for Georgia Department of Transportation work.

February 19, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson County retail ‘back in fashion’

The announcement that two new retail developments are going in at Ga. 400 and Dawson Forest in Dawson County has been named to a list of the top-10 things to happen in North Georgia in 2015.

February 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


New subdivision planned in Dawsonville

Developers are looking to bring more than 100 new homes into the city of Dawsonville.

February 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Task force forms to find tenant for Kroger building

A taskforce has formed to find suitable new tenants for the current Kroger location in Dawson County.

February 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Gas station going in at 136/9 intersection

More than three acres at the intersection of Hwys. 9 North and 136 are being cleared to make way for a new gas station and ...

April 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Hwy. 53 reopens following gas main break

Hwy. 53 was shut down between Lumpkin Campground Road and Ga. 400 just after 5 a.m. Monday due to a gas main break caused ...

April 04, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Authorities: Medical episode likely cause of three-vehicle crash at county line

The three-vehicle crash at the Dawson-Forsyth County line Wednesday that sent several people to the hospital occurred, authorities said, when a teenage driver suffered a ...

April 01, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson County schools charter contract renewed

The State Board of Education renewed the Dawson County School District's charter system contract today.

March 31, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Collision shuts down Hwy. 53 at county line

Hwy. 53 East was shut down in both directions at the Dawson-Forsyth County line Wednesday morning as officers investigated a two-car crash that occured just ...

March 30, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Racing pioneer named Moonshine Festival grand marshal

When Charlie Mincey got his first speeding ticket at the age of 12, he must have known racing was in his blood.

March 30, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Beautification group encourages the public to spruce up their neighborhoods

Volunteers with Keep Dawson County Beautiful are encouraging community members to spruce up their neighborhoods as part of this year's Great American Cleanup.

March 30, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Teams forming for Rotary’s annual golf tournament

There's still time to register a team in Rotary Club of Dawson County's 24th annual golf tournament and fundraiser.

March 30, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Sawnee awards grant to Reading Education Association of Dawson County

Every month when the Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation bill arrives, there is a simple request to give a few extra cents to round up your ...

March 30, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Local children get 'eggcited'

When the first graders at Robinson Elementary lined up at their door on Good Friday, there was a serious case of the wiggles going around ...

March 30, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


GOP honors Berg’s party commitment

Local Republicans recently recognized one of their own for his lifelong service to the party.

March 30, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Developer backs away from building assisted living center on Kilough Church Road

The developer for a proposed assisted living facility on Kilough Church Road will not move forward with the project after learning last week that many ...

March 28, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Stanfield wins Miss Dawson County

She has confidence. She has poise. And now Mollie Stanfield has her second crown in two weeks after winning the Miss Dawson County pageant Sunday ...

March 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Designers show Main Street Park ideas

The Dawsonville City Council spent Monday evening with three firms that want to design the new Main Street Park going in behind the municipal complex.

March 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


DCHS senior makes livestock history

Dawson County senior and FFA president Zach Samples won first place in showmanship at the Georgia National Junior Livestock Show in Perry in February. It ...

March 23, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


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