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Local man killed in head-on collision

A head-on collision Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of a Dawsonville man as he drove home from work.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Earth Day celebration Friday

The Dawson County Woman's Club invites the community to celebrate Earth Day on Friday morning at Rock Creek Park.

April 20, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Big egg hunt this weekend at park

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park.

April 20, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Mom of 3 killed by car

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a 29-year-old mother of three who died in what authorities say was a freak accident Saturday night.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Preserving the beauty’

A friendly competition last Wednesday cleared more than 700 pounds of litter from local roadsides.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Grant aids those in need

The National Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul last week awarded a $1,500 grant to help the needy in Dawsonville.

April 20, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dispose of old prescriptions

Dawson County residents are invited to safely dispose of unused medications at one of three specified locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30.

April 20, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Russell Creek on horizon

Studies completed by a state commission several years ago determined that Dawson County could add 100,000 residents by 2050.

April 13, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Tax rally planned in Dawsonville

Organizers say a tax rally on Saturday in Dawsonville could turn out to be one of the largest in Northeast Georgia.

April 13, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Young racers recognized

Chase Elliott is making a name for himself in the world of NASCAR, and his hometown is taking note.

April 13, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Fire destroys shed

Investigations are ongoing regarding the cause of a workshed fire April 7 on Jacquelyn Drive, across from Veterans Memorial Park, in Dawsonville.

April 13, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


‘For a good cause’

A church near the Dawson-Forsyth County line has joined with a local business to make groceries affordable to families in need.

April 13, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Relay teams plan to paint the town purple

Get ready to Paint the Town Purple by helping local teams raise money for next month's Relay for Life event.

April 13, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Testing the waters

Several dozen people set out on a hike through Dawson Forest over the weekend for a firsthand look at the site of a proposed 2,000-acre reservoir.

April 06, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Book recycling offered

Keep Dawson County Beautiful has proudly partnered with Better World Books to bring book recycling to the community.

April 06, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | 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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