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Battle for reservoir continues

After a back-and-forth round of presentations vying over plans for a reservoir for Dawsonville, two sides have made their case before the city council in open meetings.

May 08, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Officials concerned with changes

A move to take certified rangers out of state parks has drawn concern from local officials.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Art in the Garden is this weekend

The Dawson County Art Council's 12th annual Art in the Garden event is this weekend and, according to Bowen Center for the Arts Executive Director Marcia Chelf, it's going to be a lot of fun for everyone.

May 03, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


‘A big celebration’

Shirley Hawkins has a long list of reasons to support Relay for Life.

May 01, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bluegrass concert aids in recovery program

There will be an evening of picking and grinning Saturday night when local bluegrass and gospel entertainers Little Mountain perform live at New Life Church.

May 01, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Clinic moving to new location

After years of occupying the basement of Grace Presbyterian Church, the Good Shephard Clinic is moving to a new home.

April 24, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Movie warns teens of Internet predators

Parents who screened a movie Saturday hope the intended message hits home with their teenagers.

April 24, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dancing for donations

Dawson County residents are being invited to a special dance in support of a local charity's goal of bringing books to preschool-aged children each month.

April 24, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Annual fundraiser aids cancer research

Dozens of volunteer teams are spending the week putting the finishing touches on cartoon-inspired festivities for Friday night's event.

April 24, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Egg-themed show on display at Bowen Center

April marked the opening of an egg-themed show at the Bowen Center for the Arts.

New Beginnings: the Art of the Faberge Egg and Spring Beauty Fine Art Exhibition, which will be on display at the Bowen Center for the Arts through April 27, showcases the art of the members of the International Egg Art Guild.

April 17, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Jail lobby is drop-off for unused medications

Law enforcement officials are hoping a new service will play a role in keeping prescription and over the counter drugs out of the hands of children.

Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle recently announced the lobby of the detention center as a permanent drop-off location for the disposal of prescription and over the counter medications that are out of date or no longer needed.

April 17, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Moon Shine run is Saturday

Grab your sneakers for the inaugural Moon Shine Run at Atlanta Motorsports Park on Saturday.

Proceeds from the moonlit 5K and 10K run will benefit United Way for Dawson County, which provides monetary support to 14 area service agencies.

April 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Church to screen film about crime on children

First Baptist Church of Dawsonville will be screening the new film "Finding Faith" Saturday with hopes that parents will take a new look at the dangers of Internet crimes against children.

"As grandparents, it's a grave concern of ours," said Debbie Gaines, whose husband Jim pastors the church. "We were interested in alerting the community on this important message for teens and their parents."

April 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Relay for Life holds dinner and more

Cancer survivors, their families and supporters will gather Thursday at Dawson County High School to celebrate survival.

Relay for Life of Dawson County will be holding its annual Survivor Dinner Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. at the high school. According to Andrea Shoemaker, community manager for Dawson County Relay for Life, the 12-year strong event is held to "bring cancer survivors together in celebration of their success in beating cancer."

April 17, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dance supports literacy

A fundraiser Saturday night had couples twisting the night away for literacy.

The annual golden oldies trivia dinner dance collected more than $5,000 for Reading Education Association of Dawson County's mission to improve lives through literacy in the community.

April 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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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


Commission chair receives Joe Lane Cox EMS award

Dawson County Board of Commissioners Chairman Billy Thurmond was recognized last week for his previous work as Emergency Medical Services Director and presented with the ...

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


Downtown Gainesville to get $53M makeover

Allen Buck is optimistic about the future.

May 04, 2017 | By Carlos Galarza DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Governor signs bill to aid failing schools

Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill last Thursday that is intended to help turnaround failing schools in Georgia.

May 03, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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