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Volunteers: Donate locally

Volunteers at a local charity thrift store are concerned with the number of clothing donation bins popping up across the community.

"I counted at least 30 and they're all over the county," said Warren King, a volunteer at RIC Rack Thrift Store and Food Pantry.

December 21, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Troopers collecting Toys for Tots

Georgia State Patrol Post 37-Cumming is accepting gifts for the Marines' annual Toys for Tots drive.

Troopers will be at the Dawsonville Walmart from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 22 collecting donations and offering free car safety seat checks. The child does not have to be present, but it would be helpful to insure proper fitting.

December 21, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


News seeks ‘outstanding citizens’ nominations

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond in their duties to their church, community, school or civic organization?

If so, the Dawson Community News would like to hear about these 'Outstanding Citizens' of Dawson County.

December 21, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Nordson donates bikes to children for Christmas

Nordson Corporation donated 30 bikes last week that will be given to area children this holiday season.

The bikes were distributed during KARE for Kids' annual Christmas campaign.

December 21, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Couple celebrates 60 years of marriage

It was 60 years today that Francis "Tim" Webb vowed to spend the rest of his life with his sweetheart.

"We had known each other, and we used to tease when she came into the drug store about what a good looking girl she was," he said. "I had to call her two or three times to get a first date."

December 14, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Volunteers serve more than 300 meals

Volunteers served more than 300 meals at the second annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner last month at the Lakeview Center.

Organized by the Alliance of Churches of Dawson County, volunteers also delivered meals to several homebound seniors in the community Nov. 23.

December 14, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Christmas coming

Santa, Mrs. Claus help light city tree

By Michele Hester

December 14, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Residents can learn about new bridge at event

December 09, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Breakfast supports Christmas for seniors

The community is invited to the Dawson County Senior Center on Friday morning for a downhome country breakfast.

Director Margie Weaver said funds from the event will help provide Christmas presents for seniors who utilize the center throughout the year.

December 07, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


City tree lighting Friday

The city of Dawsonville invites the community to town Friday for the annual Christmas tree lighting.

Santa Claus is also expected to make an appearance to hear what local children want for Christmas this year.

December 07, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Federal cuts leave local residents in the cold

A program designed to help low-income households with their heating bills has been postponed due to a lack of federal funding.

Ninth District Opportunity Inc., a nonprofit agency offering programs to low-income residents, learned last week that the anticipated $630,000 in funding had been suspended.

December 07, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Santa has breakfast with kids

Santa Claus was making his list and checking it twice as he stopped for breakfast Saturday morning in Dawsonville.

"Ho, ho, ho. Merry Christmas," Claus chuckled.

December 07, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Breakfast with Santa is Saturday

Santa Claus is making an early stop in Dawsonville on Saturday morning to add a few more names to his nice list this Christmas.

The Jolly Old Elf plans to arrive at Rock Creek Park by 8 a.m. for his annual holiday breakfast.

November 30, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Firefighters’ boot drive hits the streets for families

Dawson County firefighters will be hitting the streets this week with a boot drive to raise money for local families.

Partnering with KARE for Kids, Dawson County Emergency Services hopes to provide some Christmas cheer to several families in the area.

November 30, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Masons to lay cornerstone at new government center

The public is invited to attend a centuries-old tradition Sunday when members of the Free and Accepted Masons lay a cornerstone at the new Dawson County Government Center.

"It's a tradition of the Masons over the years, when requested, to lay cornerstones at public and charitable institutions, monuments and seats of learning," said County Commissioner James Swafford, who is also a member of Etowah Lodge F&AM No. 222.

November 30, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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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


Riding to remember and forget

It may have been a misnomer.

June 07, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Rangers conduct annual water training jump

"Splash!"called out three-year-old Caleb Brown each time a member of the Ranger Brigade parachuted into the water of Lake Lanier earlier last month.

June 07, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Portions of Ga. 400 widening project should open in September

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Though it may have been predicted - and then proven - that traffic on Ga. 400 would get worse before it gets better, a construction ...

June 07, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Water wars trial between Georgia, Florida being considered for fall

A trial over Florida allegations that Georgia is drinking up too much of shared water is being eyed for October or November.

June 07, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Coalition forms locally to combat Zika

A local doctor is encouraging the community to take precautions against the Zika virus.

June 01, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Upgrades planned for Dawson Forest Road

Commissioners are considering a plan to rehabilitate Dawson Forest Road.

June 01, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Summer shines: Hot holiday weekend kicks off season

In a high-pitched squeak, 4-year-old Patience Finnegan ran toward her grandma.

June 01, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


11-year-old in dirt bike crash dies

A charity page to assist with final expenses has been set up in memory of a Dawson County boy involved in a dirt bike wreck ...

May 26, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Child in critical condition following dirt bike wreck

An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a dirt bike wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon.

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Long Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer of fun

The sun is out and it's been nice for several weeks now, but it's the long Memorial Day weekend that many consider the ...

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Independent zombie flick films at historic jail

Dawson County's Historic Jail will serve as the backdrop for an independent movie being filmed in mid-June.

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pup recovering after dog pack attack

Bowser, the 9-year-old miniature Schnauzer attacked last month by a pack of dogs in downtown Dawsonville, is recovering well, according to his owner.

May 19, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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