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A promise to families

As the Taste of Italy fundraiser wound down at Church of the Apostles Saturday night, volunteers packed a to-go box of spaghetti, salad and homemade cake to take to a man living in the wooded area behind a local restaurant.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Volunteers brave rain to sweep the shores

The rain was misting, the wind was blowing and it was chilly outside.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Furry fun in the park

He has a blog and his own Facebook page, and now French bulldog Clyde has a blue "Best of Show" ribbon from the Dawson County Humane Society's Pups in the Park Dog Show at Rock Creek Park.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Community remembers lost soldiers during memorial service

Dawson County Veterans took time last week to remember brothers-in-arms that were either captured or never returned from battle.

September 23, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


It’s fall, y’all

The weather is still sweltering and muggy in Central Florida, so Linda Thompson is spending the first few weeks of fall in North Georgia, where the air is crisp and the colors of the leaves are already starting to fade to beautiful shades of red, gold and orange.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Shore Sweep is Saturday

Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in clearing the shores of Lake Lanier Saturday.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pups on parade this weekend

A festival of all things furry is planned this weekend at the second annual Pups in the Park Dog Show.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Librarian heads west for storyteller festival

A Dawson County librarian recently had the chance to "spin a good yarn" and weave some tall tales out west.

September 23, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Cellphone app helps participants locate areas for Shore Sweep

As the Lake Lanier Association approaches its 27th annual Shore Sweep on Sept. 26, the group has a new tool in its arsenal for ridding the lake's shores of trash: a cellphone app.

September 16, 2015 | By Clark Leonard DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Chamber to host 19th annual golf tournament

One of Dawson County's longest running golf tournaments is setting up to tee off once again.

September 16, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Service honors missing soldiers

A remembrance service will pay respect to soldiers who remain missing or were once prisoners of war.

September 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tragedy to triumph: Dawson County remembers 9/11, celebrates lives

Dawson County continues to remember those lost both during a fateful attack on America 14 years ago and in the line of duty in general.

September 16, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Council explores city manager position

The Dawsonville City Council on Monday took the first steps in hiring a city manager.

September 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Miss K.A.R.E. for Kids to be crowned Saturday

A new Miss K.A.R.E. for Kids will be crowned Saturday afternoon at Dawson County High school.

September 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


9/11 memorial service planned for Friday

Local first responders will pause for a moment Friday to remember the 411 firefighters, police officers and emergency medical personnel lost 14 years ago in what many consider the most devastating acts of terrorism the nation has experienced.

September 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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POA plans to buy 730 acres inside Big Canoe

A group of Big Canoe property owners are negotiating to purchase more than 700 acres of land in an effort to ensure the property will ...

January 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Threat of snow prompts officials to err on the side of caution

Milk and bread began disappearing from grocery shelves early last week as threats of ice and snow blew into the area.

January 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter weather postpones chamber gala

Winter weather this weekend forced Dawson County Chamber of Commerce officials to err on the side of caution and postpone tonight's annual gala and ...

January 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County, city crews ready to tackle roadways as system move in

County and city road crews are ready to start treating roadways the moment the rain moves out and snow flurries move in.

January 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


DOT trucks treating roads across north Georgia

As Georgia DOT forces begin laying materials and clearing roadways in north Georgia, Metro Atlanta roadway crews are preparing for the window of opportunity after ...

January 22, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Winter storm warning calls for snow, ice in Dawson County

A winter storm warning calls for 3 to 6 inches of snow and up to a quarter inch of ice in Dawson County today and ...

January 22, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Winter weather closings for Friday

All branches of the Chestatee Regional Library System are closed Friday. No items will be due and no fines will accrue.

January 22, 2016 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Winter weather closes schools on Friday

The Dawson County School System has called off class for Friday in anticipation of the incoming winter storm that is expected to drop as much ...

January 21, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson schools delayed two hours Thursday

The Dawson County School System is delaying classes for two hours on Thursday.

January 20, 2016 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Winter weather closings in Dawson County

The City of Dawsonville has rescheduled the inaugural citizen discussion workshop planned for tonight. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 ...

January 20, 2016 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Business community mourns death of popular community leader

The local business community is mourning the weekend death of a leader who they say was passionate about Dawson County.

January 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Norton discusses the future in 30th annual economic forecast

During Frank Norton Jr.'s annual Native Intelligence report Thursday night, the Gainesville real estate executive touched on a diverse range of topics. Among the ...

January 20, 2016 | By Frank Reddy DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Historical society looks back and forward

At the January meeting of the Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society members reviewed the major achievements of the past year and made some decisions ...

January 20, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Injured teen driver charged with DUI

Two teens were seriously injured last week in a single vehicle wreck on Couch Road in eastern Dawson County.

January 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Precautions urged as precipitation possible

There's a pretty good chance Dawsonville may see its first wintry weather this week as a freezing cold patch of air and precipitation moves ...

January 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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