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Officials urge caution after recent ATV accidents

Emergency officials are urging caution this summer in the wake of two serious all-terrain vehicle accidents, including a fatality near downtown Dawsonville last month.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Celebrity breakfast is Friday

Nearly a dozen local "celebrities" will don aprons for Dawson County Family Connection's fifth annual breakfast Friday. The event supports community efforts that benefit local children.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Republicans gather for picnic

A picnic Saturday at War Hill Park on Lake Lanier will give local voters an opportunity to meet with key lawmakers in a casual setting.

June 05, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Rain storms lead to local emergency declaration

A sinkhole near Ga. 400 that nearly doubled in size after last week's torrential rain showers has led to the county declaring a need for local emergency.

May 29, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Election board eyes western precinct

The Dawson County Board of Elections is in talks over the possibility of applying for a grant that could lead to moving the county's west voting precinct.

May 29, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Summer program provides kids meals

For a third year, Dawson County schools and parks will be opening their doors to help feed the hungry over the summer.

May 29, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Man killed by Bobcat in accident

A 60-year-old man was killed Saturday in what authorities described as a machinery accident at his shop in downtown Dawsonville.

May 29, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Camp offered for arts enthusiasts

Summer is almost upon us and the first wave of camps is getting ready to begin.

May 29, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Woman’s club donates furniture to county

Members of the Dawson County Woman's Club donated several wooden chairs and a table to the county earlier this month.

May 29, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Flooding causes damage

Work crews have been out since daybreak Sunday assessing the damage and making repairs to areas across the county that felt the impact of heavy rainfall early Sunday.

May 22, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pruett promoted to lead senior center

A county native with more than two decades of local government experience has been selected to lead the Dawson County Senior Center.

May 22, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bible debate at state park rages on

A national atheist group wants to place books alongside Bibles at Georgia State Park lodge rooms and cabins.

May 22, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Memorial Day service Monday

A service Monday at Veterans Memorial Park will honor local military men and women who served their country honorably.

May 22, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Taking the plunge

DAWSONVILLE - About 100 Rangers in training from Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega parachuted into Lake Lanier at War Hill Park near Dawsonville last week.

May 15, 2013 | By Emma Witman DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Man killed crossing Hwy. 53 on 4-wheeler

A 73-year-old Guyton man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he attempted to cross Hwy. 53 on a 4-wheeler and was hit by an oncoming pick-up truck near Perimeter Road in Dawsonville.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Sound engineer: motorsports park following rules

A request by Atlanta Motorsports Park owner Jeremy Porter is nearing its sixth month in the hands of the Dawsonville city council as a final ...

May 17, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Mayor to appeal removal

Ousted Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan has announced plans to appeal a Monday afternoon decision by city council to remove him from office.

May 17, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Legislators wrap up events of latest session

Three state legislators representing districts including Dawson County spoke last week at a Dawson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon and gave a wrapup of some ...

May 17, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Mayor removed from office

The Dawsonville city council voted Monday afternoon, 3-1 in favor of removing Mayor James Grogan from office.

May 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


CFI to open Monday night: What you need to know

Georgia's first continuous flow intersection at Hwy. 53 and Ga. 400 will be unveiled at 10 p.m. Monday as the signals will switch ...

May 14, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Wee Books Barn Dance a swingin’ good time

A little rain couldn't dampen the spirits of those gathered at Kinsey Family Farm on Saturday for a boot stompin' hoedown benefiting Dawson County ...

May 10, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


More extensive roadwork scheduled for county

Roadwork similar to what was done on Dawson Forest Road last fall is now planned for three additional roads, says Public Works Director David McKee.

May 10, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson Director of Victim Services receives state recognition

Katie Strayhorn, director of victim services for the Dawson County District Attorney's Office, was recognized last month as the District Attorney's Victim Advocate ...

May 10, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County to spend last of SPLOST V proceeds

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted last week to spend the remaining SPLOST V funds to repave Veterans Memorial Park and repair a failed ...

May 10, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


AMP to hold open house prior to hearing

The Atlanta Motorsports Park will be opening its gates to the public this Saturday for those wishing to come hear its infamous go-karts, cars and ...

May 10, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Man arrested for child molestation

A Dawsonville man was arrested April 29 on a felony charge of child molestation and now faces three additional molestation charges.

May 10, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


City hires planning director

Last week the city of Dawsonville welcomed its newest employee, Planning and Zoning Director Casey Majewski.

May 10, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Ethics complaint filed against DDA member

One Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority member is the subject of an ethics complaint that was delivered to the city manager at the end of April.

May 10, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Man arrested for possessing methamphetamine

A Dawsonville man was arrested last week on a felony charge of tracking in methamphetamine or amphetamine.

May 10, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


State Rep. Kevin Tanner sponsors one of three opioid bills signed by Gov. Deal

A bill written by a Dawsonville and northwest Forsyth legislator can now help reduce over-prescription of opioid narcotics by cutting down on "doctor shopping" and ...

May 10, 2017 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


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