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Trashed ticket transforms into lottery prize for man

A local restaurant worker recently turned his trash into treasure.

According to the Georgia Lottery, Andrew Hunter won $250,000 after playing the Mega Millions with winnings from a tossed ticket.

November 23, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Tickets available for pheasant shoot

Make plans now to attend the third annual Dawson County European Pheasant Shoot.

The event will be held Dec. 10 at the Whitmire property at Goldmine and Nugget Ridge roads.

November 23, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Churches serve holiday meal

The local Alliance of Churches is expecting several hundred guests today for the annual community Thanksgiving feast at the Lakeview Center.

"We just know that in this economy that there's a lot of people that are struggling and trying to manage very tight budgets, who may not have the means to provide a nice Thanksgiving banquet type meal for their families because of money concerns," said Doug Powell, an alliance volunteer.

November 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Toy run rumbles through town

Santa and nearly 450 of his elves roared into Dawsonville on Sunday during the annual Buck Jones Memorial Toy Run.

Jones, a former Cumming police chief who also worked for the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, started the toy drive after seeing a lack of charities helping families with presents at Christmas.

November 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Florida woman is county’s fifth traffic death in 2011

A 72-year-old Naples, Fla., woman was killed Saturday morning in a two-vehicle wreck at Hwy. 53 and Elliott Family Parkway.

According to authorities, June Schuh died at the scene of the collision, which occurred about 11 a.m. Nov. 19.

November 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pheasant Shoot to raise funds for center elevator

Make plans now to attend the third annual Dawson County European Pheasant Shoot.

The event will be held on Dec. 3, at the Whitmire property at Goldmine and Nugget Ridge roads. Cost of participation is $275 and includes breakfast and Varsity catered lunch.

November 16, 2011 | | LOCAL


War Hill boat ramp one of only two open

While lake levels are down, boating and fishing out of War Hill Park continue to thrive.

The launch ramp extension, completed in 2009 by Dawson County Public Works and Facilities, is one of only two ramps open on the north end of the lake.

November 16, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Ladies of Gold Creek, RIC Rack win best tables

RIC Rack volunteers and a group of women from the Gold Creek community shared the spotlight earlier this month as winners of the Bowen Center for the Arts' annual Lunch at an Artful Table event.

Now in its fifth year, the Nov. 5 luncheon featured creatively decorated tables and a full course meal.

November 16, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Governor to speak to Republican Party

Gov. Nathan Deal will be the guest speaker Tuesday night at the Dawson County Republican Party's monthly meeting.

Co-sponsored by the Dawson County Tea Party, as well as the Republican parties from Forsyth and Lumpkin counties, the meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m. at the Lakeview Center on Dawson Forest Road.

November 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Veterans honored

A crowd of hundreds lined the streets of downtown Dawsonville on Friday afternoon to pay tribute to veterans of all ages.

Held on the 11th day of the 11th month in the 11th year, the seventh annual Veterans Day celebration began with a formal ceremony at Dawson County Middle School, followed by a parade.

November 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Medals’ owner sought

A Purple Heart and Bronze Star are among a box of Vietnam War memorabilia a cleaning crew found earlier this month in a foreclosed home.

The medals were issued to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Angel Perfirio Saez-Ramirez, who was killed in action while defending his platoon during an ambush in 1967.

November 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville celebrates veterans

Hundreds lined the streets of downtown Dawsonville Friday afternoon to pay tribute to veterans of all ages.

Held on the 11th day of the 11th month in the 11th year, the seventh annual Veterans Day celebration began with a formal ceremony at Dawson County Middle School, followed by a parade.

November 11, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Shoal Creek reservoir makes ‘Dirty Dozen’ list

A statewide environmental group considers a proposed reservoir in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area one of the 12 biggest threats to Georgia's waterways.

In its inaugural "Dirty Dozen," the Georgia Water Coalition listed the proposed 2,000-acre Shoal Creek reservoir with the Glades Reservoir in neighboring Hall County at fifth on the list.

November 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ceremony on Friday pays tribute to veterans

Veterans of all ages and each military branch will be honored Friday during Dawsonville's seventh annual Veterans Day celebration.

Formal ceremonies will be held at 2:45 p.m. Nov. 11 in the gym at the Dawson County Middle School, followed by a parade through downtown Dawsonville that begins at 4 p.m.

November 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Annie Jr. this weekend at Riverview Middle School

The Dawson County Arts Council's will present four productions of Annie Jr. this week.

The family friendly show for audiences of all ages is a take on the classic musical presented by young performers from the north Georgia area, including Dawson County.

November 09, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | 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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