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Woman killed in wreck

A wreck on War Hill Park Road claimed the life of a Dawson County woman Saturday night.

Emergency officials said Edna Gazaway, 81, was traveling alone when her 2009 Chevrolet HHR left the road before clipping a mailbox, a stop sign and landing on its right side.

March 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Kroger awarded top contributor

Kroger employees believe in giving back.

For the last seven years, Dawsonville Kroger has led the way with United Way for Dawson County contributions, this year collecting nearly $20,000 for the local campaign.

March 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Department seeks volunteer firefighters

Dawson County Emergency Services, like many other departments across the nation, are reevaluating and refocusing its efforts to recruit new volunteer firefighters.

"Take a look across the board, nationwide, volunteerism in fire service is on the downslide," said Fire Chief Lanier Swafford. "Economics is tougher, more people are working extra jobs and you've got an enormous amount of competition for volunteerism."

March 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


City declares Lady Tigers Day

In the final chapter of the varsity Lady Tigers varsity basketball team's story, the city of Dawsonville decided to set aside a day just for the players.

During a luncheon in honor of the 2012-13 team on Sunday at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan proclaimed March 17, 2013, to be "Lady Tiger Day."

March 20, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Lasting legacy

Family members and countless friends are mourning the sudden death of a woman many called an "angel among us."

Margie Weaver, who served as director of the Dawson County Senior Center for nearly three decades, died Monday at age 74.

March 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson man killed in Forsyth County wreck

March 13, 2013 | By Alyssa LaRenzie DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Community mourning child, 12, who inspired

Dawson County's beloved "Soldier Boy" died Monday night after a more than five-year battle with cancer.

Funeral services for 12-year-old Kenneth "Kenny" Webster Stewart III are scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Bearden Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Moss Memorial Gardens.

March 13, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Moonshiners’ stars chosen as grand marshals for festival

The lore of Dawsonville's unique moonshining history will have the community seeing stars come October when moonshiners from Discovery Channel's hit cable series of the same name will be in town to serve as grand marshals for the 46th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

"We're excited to be coming to Dawsonville for the Moonshine Festival," said Jeff Waldroup, who was in town Thursday with his sidekick Mark to make the official announcement and promote the festival that will be Oct. 26-27 in the streets of downtown Dawsonville.

March 13, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Fire displaces family

A family was displaced Thursday after a fire destroyed a home on A.T. Moore Road in southern Dawson County.

While the cause of the blazed has not been determined, Dawson County Deputy Chief and Fire Marshal Tim Satterfield said it appears to be electrical.

March 12, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Wrecks include year’s first fatality

A Dahlonega man died Sunday after a wreck on Ga. 400 in northern Dawson County.

Clayton Patterson, 69, was flown by helicopter to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta following a single-vehicle crash, which occurred about noon near the Dawson-Lumpkin County line.

March 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


GOP convention is set for Saturday

The Dawson County Republican Party convention Saturday is expected to usher in new leadership.

Clint Bearden, who was elected as the local party's chairman in 2011, has said he will not seek an additional term as the county's GOP leader.

March 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Plans for Carlisle Road outlined to residents

Plans to pave Carlisle Road were discussed during a meeting Saturday morning at Dawson County Emergency Services Station No. 2.

Several Carlisle Road residents attended the town hall style meeting held by Dawson County Public Works Director David Headley and county engineer Corey Gutherie, who outlined the project that includes paving, widening and restructuring the gravel road.

March 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Leap for Literacy

Dawson County residents didn't let 40-degree weather or stormy skies dampen their spirits for a good cause Saturday as WEE Books held its third annual Leap for Literacy.

According to organizers, the fundraiser at War Hill Park has grown more successful each year.

February 27, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Murder, moonshine on tap

During the March meeting of the Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society, Ray Rensi will present a program called "Murder and Moonshine in the Mountains."

The meeting will be March 19 at the Dawson County Library on Allen Street.

February 27, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Doughnut sales to fight cancer

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's Ambassador's Relay for Life team is selling doughnuts in the hopes of raising funds for the fight against cancer.

The team, whose motto is "Wishing Upon a Cure" is currently selling preorders for Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

February 20, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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Commission approves larger Dollar General

Residents fought a hard battle, but last week the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved variances for a Dollar General Store set to go in ...

April 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson grads teach English in Japan

A young Dawson couple has found their life's work overseas in Japan, where for nearly a year they have lived, worked and helped to ...

April 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County updates vehicle take-home policy

A newly updated county policy could help stop county employees from utilizing take-home vehicles without written approval from the county manager.

April 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Body found in boat collision on Lake Lanier

Law enforcement officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources located and retrieved the body of 34-year-old Yakov Shteyman near north Forsyth's Six Mile ...

April 11, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Bill requiring boat titles likely pushed off to 2018 legislative session

A Georgia bill requiring boat titles is likely dead for this year's General Assembly session, which ended last week, but it could return next ...

April 05, 2017 | By Jeff Gill DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


4-H summer camp is a once-in-a-lifetime experience

With one of the largest and most respected 4-H camping programs in the country, Georgia 4-H camps provide positive experiences that can impact a student ...

April 05, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


"Oh the thinks you can think"

The Tiger Den Players got their "Seuss" on during the weekend of March 24 when the group presented the musical "Seussical" at the Performing Arts ...

April 05, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Climbing tower to open at Sawnee Mountain Preserve

Starting this month, visitors will have a new way to climb Sawnee Mountain.

April 05, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire DCN regional staff | LOCAL


City votes to stall AMP public hearing

Citizens will have one last chance to voice their concerns about the requests Atlanta Motorsports owner Jeremy Porter has made that include longer hours for ...

April 05, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Pinwheels spin off Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and local organizations are rising to the occasion to spread the word about child abuse awareness and prevention within ...

April 05, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Amended bill for failing schools passes Senate, House

Last Thursday marked the 40th and final day of the 2017 Georgia General Assembly, during which a flurry of bills headed to Gov. Nathan Deal ...

April 05, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Exceptional students shine during spring games

When the official yelled 'go,' Ariel Quinto-Chavez grinned ear to ear and promptly began skipping and dancing her way down the track at Dawson County ...

April 05, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Authority still accepting applications for grant

The Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority is still accepting applications to award grants to businesses within Dawsonville that promote trade, commerce, industry and employment opportunities.

April 05, 2017 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville sells for $6.8 million in auction

Lakeshore Mall sold for $6.8 million in a digital auction that ended last week, said a source familiar with the process.

April 05, 2017 | By Jeff Gill DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Car chase ends with no arrest

A car chase last week in Dawson County led to no arrest for the deputy who attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the parking ...

April 05, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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