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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


Photography conjuring up the Wild West

The Bowen Center for the Arts is featuring a new exhibit by celebrated scenic photographer Wayne Robinson titled "True Americana- Bodie Series." The exhibit focuses on Bodie, a Californian ghost town located near the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

"Acclaimed as America's best-preserved ghost town, it exists in a state of 'arrested decay' as a California State Historical Monument high above the tree line," Robinson wrote on his Web site.

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


DNR charging fee in Dawson Forest

The lower 10,000 acres of the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area in Dawson County are not affected by a recent recreational use fee imposed by the state Department of Natural Resources.

January 18, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Volunteer opportunities abound

Many people start a new year off with resolutions. For 2012, many local nonprofits hope volunteerism is among their goals.

No matter a person's age, gender, interests or skills, nonprofits throughout the area need volunteers to donate their time, services and abilities.

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


Racing car finds home

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame has recently acquired a famed racecar that was thought to be lost until a few years ago.

Known as the Dixie Twister, the Huston Platt-owned car had disappeared after a deadly accident on March 2, 1969, that killed 12 and injured more than 40 at the Yellow River Drag Strip in Covington.

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


Home heating help is back

In an announcement likely to warm hearts and homes, the Ninth District Opportunity Inc. signaled it will resume its heating assistance program for low-income residents later this month.

The nonprofit, which has offered a one-time payment of heating costs for decades, had to postpone its Dec. 1, 2011, launch date due to what appeared to be lack of funds from the federal government.

January 18, 2012 | By Aaron Hale DCN regional staff | LOCAL


2011 Year in Review

Despite the sluggish economy, 2011 was a year marked by progress and change across Dawson County.

A number of businesses, including Krystal and Varsity Jr., opened along the Ga. 400 corridor.

January 11, 2012 | By Chelsea Thomas cthomas@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Three hurt in wrong-way wreck

January 04, 2012 | By Julie Arrington DCN regional staff | LOCAL


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Chamber to celebrate 40th anniversary at gala

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet on March 25 at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

March 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL


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


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