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Hall pays tribute to founder

Gordon Pirkle spent most of last week preparing for the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame's 2013 induction ceremony only to learn that the spotlight would be on him.

December 18, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Brothers plan all year for Christmas display

Take an evening drive along Cothran Road off Hwy. 136 in Dawson County and you're likely to see Ryan and Joseph Ciafone in matching Christmas sweaters waving as neighbors slow down to see the brothers' elaborate display of holiday lights.

December 18, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Inaugural parade precedes tree lighting

Makayla Couch shivered in the chilly weather Saturday afternoon as she waited for Dawsonville's inaugural Christmas parade to begin.

December 11, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Club recognizes county employees

The Rotary Club of Dawson County continued a long standing tradition last week of honoring top employees in local government.

December 11, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Hall of Fame banquet Friday in Dawsonville

Another class of inductees will be admitted to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame on Friday during the annual banquet.

December 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Atlanta surgeon identified as pilot killed in crash

Authorities Wednesday afternoon identified the pilot in Monday night's fatal plane crash in Dawson County as John H. Culbertson, Jr. of Atlanta.

December 04, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Church will present live nativity this weekend

The reason for the season will be showcased this weekend as the congregation at Bethel Baptist Church presents an elaborate, full-scale production depicting the story of Christ.

December 04, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local galleries part of art ramble

Two art galleries in Dawson County will be on the map next week for the second annual North Georgia Art Ramble.

December 04, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


A feast fit for hundreds

Dozens of volunteers from area churches, civic groups and youth organizations served up several hundred meals during the Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

December 04, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Sophomore pursues volunteer hour record

A sophomore is well on her to way to breaking the volunteer record for students at Dawson County High School.

December 04, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Parade, tree lighting set for this weekend

In what officials hope will become a new holiday tradition, Dawsonville will hold its first Christmas parade on Saturday.

December 04, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Thanksgiving Day sales take precedence

This year, instead of waiting until the first minutes of Black Friday at midnight, retailers opened their stores Thanksgiving night to give shoppers the deals they had been waiting on.

November 29, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Emergency workers honored at event

Several men and women with Dawson County Emergency Services were recognized during the department's annual recognition and awards banquet last week.

November 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lawmakers: ‘Obamacare’ causing more of a burden

GAINESVILLE - Hundreds of residents from across the region turned out Monday morning to hear from a panel of professionals and members of the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee on how the Affordable Care Act is affecting local doctors, insurance companies, small business owners and families.

November 27, 2013 | By Sarah Mueller DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Community invited to Thanksgiving dinner

Several hundred dinner guests are expected tonight at the fourth annual community Thanksgiving feast at the Lakeview Center.

November 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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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


Authority investigates spill

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

March 18, 2014 | | LOCAL


Wade named Rotary assistant district governor

When Will Wade joined the Rotary Club of Dawson County nine years ago, he was drawn to the organization's "Service Above Self" motto.

March 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter weather advisory issued for Dawson

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Dawson County from 7 p.m. tonight through 10 a.m. Friday.

March 06, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Group elects chair to oversee homeless initiative

Representatives with several local churches have taken the initial steps in establishing a faith-based organization intended to help homeless families get back on their feet.

March 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Campaign for Relay kicks off

The 2014 Relay for Life campaign has officially begun in Dawson County.

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


Clogging team captures national title

A north Georgia competitive clogging team was recently named the Overall National Grand Champion at the Clogging Champions of America National finale.

March 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Library to offer outdoor tips

With spring just around the corner, the Dawson County Public Library is gearing up for warmer weather and nights under the stars.

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


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