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A leap for learning

The water in Lake Lanier was a brisk, or as some folks said "freezing," 49 degrees Saturday morning for the second annual WEE Books Leap for Literacy.

"No, no, I can't," said Pepper Pettit as he rolled up his pants legs and tiptoed into the lake at War Hill Park. "I can't believe I'm doing this ... is there a psychiatrist here?"

February 22, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tasting bill clears committee

A bill that would allow tastings at Georgia distilleries cleared committee last week and is one step closer to a vote by the state House of Representatives.

House Bill 514 would be advantageous to Cheryl Wood, owner of the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery, which is expected to open in the next few months.

February 15, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Locals hike trail to benefit art, literacy

Local sculptor and outdoorsman Allen Ferg and fellow hiker Bob Miller are preparing to begin an enormous undertaking of 2,184 miles.

The duos estimated six-month journey from Georgia to Maine along the Appalachian Trail is set to benefit the Dawson County Arts Council, Bowen Center for the Arts and Reading Education Association of Dawson County (READ.)

February 15, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Auction kicks off Relay efforts

Aromas of fresh baked cakes, cookies and pastries filled the lobby of the Dawson County Sheriff's Office on Friday as visitors placed bids on dozens of wanted desserts.

An American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraiser, the silent auction netted more than $530 with several cakes fetching as much as $50 and $100 each.

February 15, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Festival founder dies

The man credited with founding what has become Dawsonville's Mountain Moonshine Festival died Sunday at age 75.

Born in Dawson County in 1936, friends called Fred Goswick a man of vision who recognized that tales of Dawsonville's pioneer heritage and sordid moonshine history had the potential to be something big.

February 15, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Clinic welcomes new director

Fellow volunteers are quick to praise Penny Putnam's contributions to the Good Shepherd Clinic of Dawson County.

"Although Penny came into our service with no background in the medical field she has learned everything and is doing a superb job," said Doug Powell, treasurer of the nonprofit center that provides free non-emergency health services to uninsured residents.

February 08, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Upkeep of course a concern

More than three years after Gold Creek Golf Club closed, the property's overgrowth and expanding nuisance wildlife population have stirred concern from neighbors.

Monday night, the Gold Creek Homeowners Association presented a formal complaint about the situation to the Dawsonville City Council.

February 08, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Wildcat buys fire truck

Volunteers have raised more than $38,000 over the past year for a replacement fire engine at Station 8 in western Dawson County.

The donation will be combined with $3,500 from the government of neighboring Pickens County and about $5,700 from Dawson County to buy a used engine.

February 01, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


RELAY KICKS OFF

Despite the downpour outside, the Relay for Life kickoff drew a crowd to Dawson County High School on Thursday night.

Feeding off the success of 2011, organizers hope this year to raise $90,000, their largest goal to date.

February 01, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Authority announces election for board post

The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority has announced an election for a seat on its board of directors.

After reviewing the nominations in December, the authority chose the only two nominees that qualified: veteran board member Linda G. Townley and newcomer Jere D. Allen.

January 25, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Veterans Affairs swears-in vice president

Veteran Army Reserve Col. Don Brown was sworn in last week as vice president of Veterans Affairs of Dawson County.

"As a veteran he brings knowledge and experience to the table," said Veterans Affairs President Pam Hamalainen. "We rely on our veterans to keep us on protocol because we do not want to do anything that is not right. He keeps us on the right path."

January 25, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Couple thankful for ACS program

Dawsonville residents Frank and Angie Huber know what it is like to personally benefit from the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

After Frank Huber was diagnosed with tonsil cancer known as "squamous cell carcinoma" in August 2010 he was offered a place to stay for his seven week treatment last summer at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Atlanta.

January 25, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Two blazes keep firefighters busy

Authorities are investigating separate fires Saturday night that destroyed a mobile home and damaged a stolen vehicle.

The home fire was reported about 10 p.m. by a Dawson County Sheriff's deputy following up on a call about smoke in an area north of Dawsonville on Hwy. 9.

January 24, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Citizens police academy seeking participants

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for its annual Citizens Law Enforcement Academy.

Designed to give residents an inside look at how local law enforcement operates, the free, five-week course begins Feb. 9 with an introduction by Sheriff Billy Carlisle and his administrative staff.

January 18, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Rotary event aids charities

The Dawson County Rotary Club is hosting its inaugural Super Bowl Squares Charity Fundraiser in hopes of using local resident's passion for football to help raise money for nonprofits.

The charities that will benefit from the fundraiser include the Dawson County Rotary Scholarship, the senior center, the arts council and WEE Books.

January 18, 2012 | By Chelsea Thomas cthomas@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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Miss Relay for Life 2017 crowned

The Dawson County Miss Relay for Life Pageant was held on March 5 at the junior high school. The top three places were awarded in ...

March 15, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


GDOT to fix dangerous intersections in Dawson

The board of commissioners on Thursday may vote to approve a letter of support for the Georgia Department of Transportation to fix dangerous Ga. 400 ...

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


Man arrested for allegedly breaking child’s arm, leg

An 18-month-old child is in the hospital with serious injuries and a Dawsonville man has been arrested on 18 felony charges including first degree cruelty ...

March 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL


Dollar General appeals zoning decision

When the planning commission voted to deny a request for a larger Dollar General at the corner of Harmony Church and Nix Bridge Roads, the ...

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


Century-old Dawson County church gets indoor plumbing

Salem United Methodist Church is not dealing with the dilemmas that many modern churches face-like should whether or not to offer more youth events or ...

March 15, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


City planning recommends approval of AMP requests

City of Dawsonville residents are shaking their heads after Monday night's planning commission meeting during which the commission voted to recommend amendments to the ...

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


Bowen Western art and literary show winners announced

The Bowen Center for the Arts is holding its Round Up Western Art & Literary Show.

March 15, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


City planning board member dies

Pamela Bragg, 60, of Dawsonville, died on March 8, 2017 at her home in Dawsonville following a sudden illness.

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


Elliott finishes third at Las Vegas

Chase Elliott took the green flag from the 12th position on Sunday afternoon and quickly made his way into the top 10. Once he cracked ...

March 15, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Driver seriously injured in wrong-way collision

One person was seriously injured and others sustained minor injuries after a four-car pileup on Ga. 400 in Dawson County Tuesday morning.

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


Arts center hosts juried Western art and literary show

The Bowen Center for the Arts is holding its Round Up Western Art & Literary Show March 10 through April 21, 2017.

March 08, 2017 | | LOCAL


Homeowners association gets new name, new leaders

The Dawson County Civic Association, formerly known as the Dawson County Homeowners Civic Association, met Saturday for their first meeting under a new name and ...

March 08, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Middle school teacher seeks medical attention after incident with students

Dawson County Schools Superintendent Damon Gibbs confirmed that an incident occurred late last month between two students and a teacher at Dawson County Middle School ...

March 08, 2017 | | LOCAL


Commission approves little lending libraries

The board of commissioners last week approved a request by Dawson County Family Connection to allow for a partnership between the county and four organizations ...

March 08, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


‘Where will your children live?’

During a joint Rotary Club and chamber of commerce breakfast on Tuesday, real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. gave his annual economic outlook and spoke ...

March 08, 2017 | | LOCAL


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