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State-wide burn ban begins Friday

The Georgia Environmental Protection Agency's open burning ban will begin its nearly 5-month duration at the end of this week.

April 29, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Tons of electronics recycled at annual event

Lori Burke had been looking for a place to recycle the electronic clutter that had accumulated at her home over the years.

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


More than $37K raised as part of weekend cancer event

A new venue and shorter event schedule proved a positive move for Relay for Life in Dawson County.

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


K9 teams train on Lake Lanier

K9 teams from across Georgia searched through thick brush, along the shoreline and from boats on Lake Lanier April 11 in a training exercise at Thompson Creek Park.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson County Relay for Life Saturday at GRHOF

Dozens of volunteer teams plan to put cancer survivors in the winner's circle as they "race toward a cure" during Saturday's Relay for Life in Dawson County.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville sites seen by the world

Dawsonville was put on the world stage last week as nearly 30 consuls from around the world started off their three-day tour of the region in the city.

April 22, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Weather postpones club’s motorcycle ride

The Dawson County Civitan Club's inaugural motorcycle ride planned for Saturday has been postponed due to the threat of rain storms.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Electronic recycling event set for Saturday

Keep Dawson County Beautiful's annual electronics recycling event is this weekend.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Motorcycle wreck claims life of Dawsonville man

Officials have released the name of the man killed in yesterday's crash on Hwy. 53 West.

April 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Parks and Rec employee recognized for saving a life

Harold Evans doesn't think he would be alive today if it weren't for Dawson County Parks and Recreation employee Billy Mahaffey.

April 08, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Relay for Life celebrates cancer survivors

Holding on to a walker, Peggy Jenkins slowly made her way to the front of the crowd Thursday night to claim her "survivor" medallion.

April 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Kids scramble for 20,000 eggs

K.A.R.E. for Kids and Dawson County couldn't have asked for better weather Saturday for kids to hunt Easter eggs.

April 08, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Buchan crowned Miss Dawson County

Gabby Buchan was recently crowned Miss Dawson County.

April 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Biggest fibber

Tracy Walker is the biggest liar in Dawson County. But don't let that deter you from visiting her at the library - that's her job.

April 01, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Dinner celebrates cancer survivors

A dinner Thursday night will celebrate the lives of local cancer survivors and their caregivers.

April 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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A ride to remember

Children from across the state gathered together to take a ride worth remembering.

June 10, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Local celebrities ‘connect’ for families

A visit from Dawsonville's "mafia" may have had a bit to do with the additional funds that were collected during Family Connection's Celebrity Waiter breakfast on Friday at Longhorn Steakhouse.

June 10, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Serious wreck injures seven

A head-on collision on Hwy. 53 West, near Duck Thurmond Road, sent seven people, including three juveniles, to area hospitals Saturday morning.

June 10, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Serious wreck west of Dawsonville injures seven

A head-on collision on Hwy. 53 West near Duck Thurmond Road sent seven people, including three juveniles to area hospitals Saturday morning.

June 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Expect traffic delays in Dawsonville Saturday morning

Motorists should expect traffic delays Saturday during the 2015 Bootlegger Marathon that will begin at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex.

June 05, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Summer movies series kicks off Friday at War Hill Park

Find out who exactly lives in that pineapple under the sea Friday night when Dawson County Parks and Recreation kicks off the popular summertime Movies in the Park series with Nickelodeon's "The Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of Water" on the beach at War Hill Park.

June 03, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Dawson County 'celebrities' to serve up smiles

The community will be seeing stars on Friday for Family Connection's Celebrity Waiter breakfast.

June 03, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Kids have fun in the sun at Rotary Day

Hundreds of families splashed their way to a day of fun in the sun Saturday at the grand re-opening of Rotary Island.

June 03, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Stenciling partnership aims to keep storm drains clean

Neighbors living in Oak Forest Subdivision on Kilough Church Road are the first to partner with Dawson County's Office of Stormwater Management in an effort to keep drains leading to creeks and streams free of pollutants.

June 03, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Golden artists sparkle at Bowen Center

Modern to classical art as well as photography, ceramics, jewelry and chain saw sculptures will adorn the walls and floors at Bowen Center for the Arts as part of its Chestatee Artists' Nuggets of Art - Pure Gold exhibit.

June 02, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Boating licenses up in first year since law change

DAWSONVILLE - Patrolling the lake, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Ranger First Class Eric Isom carries with him the remembrances of recent boating tragedies.

May 28, 2015 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Partnership aims to improve views, streams at Dawsonville's Amicalola Falls

The Southeast's tallest cascading waterfall is situated in Dawsonville, but a majority of it cannot be seen through the surrounding trees.

May 27, 2015 | By Kristen Oliver DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Large crowd expected Saturday at Dawson club's Rotary Island

Rotary Island was packed for Memorial Day weekend, and this Saturday morning should be no different when the water sprinklers at Rock Creek Park burst into the air in celebration of summer.

May 27, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson County schools to offer summer lunches

Dawson County schools and parks will be opening their doors once again to help feed the hungry over the summer.

May 27, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Veterans park

A service Monday at Veterans Memorial Park will honor local military men and women who served their country honorably and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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