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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


GDOT seeks public input on roundabout planned in western Dawson

Barbara Roberts can name dozens of times she's almost been hit pulling out of her driveway on Hwy. 52 near its intersection with Elliott Family Parkway.

February 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Woman charged with spiking drink

A 43-year-old Cumming woman is behind bars after authorities say she spiked her Waffle House coworker's drink with methamphetamine.

February 17, 2016 | By Stephanie Woody swoody@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Snow day for area students

Students across Dawson County go their wish for a snow day after a dusting of powder throughout the day and overnight Tuesday prompted schools to be closed Wednesday.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Economy expert to speak at chamber lunch

North Georgia real estate and economic expert Frank Norton Jr. will highlight trends in the local housing market and commercial industry during the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Senator wants to improve Internet access

ATLANTA -- Sen. Steve Gooch (R - Dahlonega) has filed legislation to create the Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for All Georgians Study Committee.

February 10, 2016 | | LOCAL


GDOT seeks public comment on intersection

State transportation officials will be at Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge Thursday to gage public opinion over changes proposed to the intersection of Highways 52 and 183 in western Dawson County.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson maintains ‘StormReady’ status

Dawson County is once again being recognized as a National Weather Service StormReady community.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson County Schools closed Wednesday

Dawson County schools will be closed on Wednesday due to winter precipitation and deteriorating road conditions. Twelve month employees are asked to report at 10 a.m. if travel is safe.

February 09, 2016 | | LOCAL


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Two downtown businesses to split city grant funds

A new art studio and an existing event venue in downtown Dawsonville are set to split $7,500 in grant funding from the city of ...

June 15, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


New church looks to find permanent pastor, location

A new church founded last year in Dawson County, is looking to hire a permanent pastor in the coming months.

June 07, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Illinois company purchases Dawsonville label maker SleeveCo

A leading supplier of high-impact decorative labels announced last week the acquisition of Dawsonville-based SleeveCo.

June 07, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Riding to remember and forget

It may have been a misnomer.

June 07, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Rangers conduct annual water training jump

"Splash!"called out three-year-old Caleb Brown each time a member of the Ranger Brigade parachuted into the water of Lake Lanier earlier last month.

June 07, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Portions of Ga. 400 widening project should open in September

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Though it may have been predicted - and then proven - that traffic on Ga. 400 would get worse before it gets better, a construction ...

June 07, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Water wars trial between Georgia, Florida being considered for fall

A trial over Florida allegations that Georgia is drinking up too much of shared water is being eyed for October or November.

June 07, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Coalition forms locally to combat Zika

A local doctor is encouraging the community to take precautions against the Zika virus.

June 01, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Upgrades planned for Dawson Forest Road

Commissioners are considering a plan to rehabilitate Dawson Forest Road.

June 01, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Summer shines: Hot holiday weekend kicks off season

In a high-pitched squeak, 4-year-old Patience Finnegan ran toward her grandma.

June 01, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


11-year-old in dirt bike crash dies

A charity page to assist with final expenses has been set up in memory of a Dawson County boy involved in a dirt bike wreck ...

May 26, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Child in critical condition following dirt bike wreck

An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a dirt bike wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon.

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Long Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer of fun

The sun is out and it's been nice for several weeks now, but it's the long Memorial Day weekend that many consider the ...

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Independent zombie flick films at historic jail

Dawson County's Historic Jail will serve as the backdrop for an independent movie being filmed in mid-June.

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pup recovering after dog pack attack

Bowser, the 9-year-old miniature Schnauzer attacked last month by a pack of dogs in downtown Dawsonville, is recovering well, according to his owner.

May 19, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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