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Winter sticks around

The same winter storm system that crippled the metro Atlanta area last week also shut down many Dawson County businesses, as well as the school system and local governments.

The school district canceled classes a day ahead of systems in surrounding counties.

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


Commuters say northern counties better prepared

David Yenerall expected his commute from Georgia Perimeter College in Dunwoody to Dawsonville to last a bit longer than usual Jan. 28.

But the astronomy professor never could have imagined the 45-minute trek would not end until nearly 14 hours later.

February 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Schools closed Friday for students, teachers and staff

With the moisture on area roads expected to freeze again overnight and some ice still remaining on less-traveled roads Thursday, Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter has canceled classes for students, teachers and staff once again on Friday.

January 30, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson County Schools closed Thursday

With the moisture on area roads expected to freeze again overnight Wednesday, Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter has canceled classes for students and staff on Thursday.

January 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Motorists encouraged to stay home

Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford said road conditions are improving but many remain "treacherous."

January 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Driver identified in fatal wreck

Ice on Shoal Creek Road in Dawsonville played a role in the Monday morning death of a Dahlonega man.

January 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Restoring history

Dawson County longtime local and Georgia Racing Hall of Fame volunteer Vaudell Sosebee was surprised to find an old friend from her past sitting in front of the hall of fame Friday afternoon.

January 29, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Community mourns retired paramedic

Services are planned Saturday for one of the state's first paramedics.

January 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Relay for Life to kick off Thursday

Dawson County is gearing up for its 2014 American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

January 29, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson County schools closed on Wednesday

Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter made the call just after 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon to cancel classes for Wednesday.

January 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Numerous roads deemed 'treacherous'

Dawson County Emergency Services is cautioning motorists to stay off local roads, as many have become "treacherous."

January 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Up to an inch of snow predicted

Forecasters are now saying Dawson County could get up to an inch of snow today.

January 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson County schools closed today

Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter announced early this morning that schools are closed today for students and staff.

January 28, 2014 | | LOCAL


Arctic blast could bring a half inch of snow Tuesday

A winter weather system moving in tonight could produce up to a half inch of snow in Dawson County on Tuesday.

January 27, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Driver identified in fatal wreck

Ice on Shoal Creek Road in Dawsonville is being blamed in the Monday morning death of a Dahlonega man.

January 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Fireworks a ‘go’

A Fourth of July fireworks spectacular will still go on, according to city officials.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Two from EMS honored

The state advocacy agent for Georgia emergency services personnel recently recognized two men from Dawson County for their dedication to the field.

June 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Service with a smile

Local "celebrities" and community members alike packed LongHorn Steakhouse on Friday as Family Connection of Dawson County held its sixth annual Celebrity Waiter breakfast.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Truck drives into local restaurant

Dawson County emergency personnel responded to reports of a vehicle entering a local restaurant shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Intersection named in youth’s memory

A ceremony will be held Thursday in memory of a young man many in Dawsonville knew as "Soldier Boy."

June 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Truck drives into local restaurant

Dawson County emergency personnel responded to reports of a vehicle entering a local restaurant shortly after 4:20 Thursday afternoon.

June 05, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Summer movies series kicks off Friday at park

There probably won't be anyone building a snowman, but you just might see a sandcastle or two Friday night when Dawson County Parks and Recreation kicks off the popular summertime Movies in the Park series with Disney's "Frozen" on the beach at War Hill Park.

June 04, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Celebrity waiter breakfast is Friday

The community will be seeing stars on Friday for Family Connection's Celebrity Waiter breakfast.

June 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


DCES honors recently promoted personnel

Dawson County Emergency Services recently promoted three to new leadership positions within the department.

June 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Graduate airlifted after wreck

A Dawsonville teen was airlifted in serious condition to Atlanta Medical Center following a collision Saturday afternoon just hours after graduating with honors from Dawson County High School.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson participates in national hacking day

For the second year, representatives from Dawson County will be participating in a nationally-recognized tech event.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Party planned for volunteer

Longtime friends of civic volunteer Helen Taylor are asking the community to save June 29 on their calendars to celebrate her 90th birthday.

May 28, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Grotto receives blessings from Father, mother

With the memorial grotto at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church finished, all that was left was to formally dedicate the site to the memory of its inspiration.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Fans flock to former Falcons’ coach estate sale

The sign leading up to the lake home on Holly Drive in Dawsonville said estate sale, but the better description would have been the "Jerry Glanville Museum."

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Commissioners approve design for splash pad

The updated design plans for a new water feature at Rock Creek Park have been approved by county officials.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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