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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


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


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4th fireworks roar Monday at motorsports park

Organizers are asking Independence Day revelers to RSVP to Monday's fireworks extravaganza at Atlanta Motorsports Park in western Dawson County.

June 28, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


PetSmart clear to operate at new shopping center

County commissioners last week approved a special use permit to allow PetSmart to operate at the new shopping center going in at the southeast intersection ...

June 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Students get glimpse of police life

Police dog Kimbo burst out of the back seat of Cpl. Jessica Kraft's vehicle last week ready to assist Kraft as she demonstrated the ...

June 22, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


City budget approved

On Monday night the Dawsonville City Council unanimously approved the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which includes a capital project loan for improvements ...

June 22, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Board of Education adopts new math resources for elementary students

Elementary math students in all Dawson County schools will soon have access to a new, comprehensive math resource program.

June 22, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Rotary Day celebration offers free food, fun

Rotary Club of Dawson County invites the entire community out to Rotary Day at Rotary Island Saturday for a summer celebration featuring free food, music ...

June 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lanier Tech marks 50th commencement

Lanier Technical College held its 2016 commencement Friday night at Free Chapel, awarding 235 degrees, 394 diplomas and 631 certificates.

June 22, 2016 | editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Ministry aims to make sure kids won’t go to bed hungry

Children should go to bed happy, not hungry is the profound theme for volunteers with Meals by Grace

June 22, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


The Dawson County Produce Market will begin in July

The Dawson County Produce Market will officially open at 7:30 a.m. July 6.

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


Lunches available during summer months

The Dawson County School Nutrition Summer Feeding Program is under way for the months of June and July.

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


Ministry thrives to help women heal

Jada Fiorentino doesn't like to look back at the life she once lived, the life of drug addition, sexual abuse and self-destruction.

June 15, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Kids to cool off at fire academy

Students interested in emergency services as a career or even just a curiosity can get a feel for what it is all about during the ...

June 15, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


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


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