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Haiti needs donations

Helping a victim of the earthquakes in Haiti can be as easy as turning on your computer or writing a check.

January 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Relay for Life kicks off in Dawson Thursday

A kick off for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life is scheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at Dawsonville city hall.

January 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Local thespians win national honors

Members of a local theater troupe were a tough act to follow at a national event where students competed for the Junior Theater Festival trophy.

January 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


More families seek home heating help

While the snow from Dawsonville's recent storm has melted away, the cold weather will be around for a few more months.

January 20, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Kaiser grants $50,000 center

The Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center, which serves the health care needs of 14,000 uninsured and underinsured residents in Pickens, Cherokee and Dawson counties, will receive a $50,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente of Georgia.

January 20, 2010 | | LOCAL


Court to hold vow renewals

Love is in the air in Dawson County.

January 20, 2010 | | LOCAL


Public invited to interactive class

Family Connection is asking Dawson County residents to walk a mile in someone else's shoes.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Filling a need

Walking into Good Shepherd Clinic, Retha Smith had a glow not often seen in the three years since she and her husband lost nearly everything to identity theft.

January 20, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Corps finishes public input

With the public comment period over, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking at completing within two years a document that will govern water usage in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin.

January 13, 2010 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Residents form mounted rescue unit

Canine companions have long been used in search and rescue missions, and now a handful of Dawson County residents are putting their equine companions to work saving lives.

January 06, 2010 | By Jessica Jordan DCN regional staff | LOCAL


2009 to go down as one of rainiest on record

In early 2009, no one predicted that it would be one of the rainiest years on record.

January 06, 2010 | By Melissa Weinman DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Hunting for hunger

A local nonprofit is encouraging Dawson County sportsmen to keep hunting in order to benefit other local nonprofit agencies.

January 06, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Christmas tree recycling opportunities growing

Keep Dawson County Beautiful has expanded efforts this holiday season to give Dawson County residents more opportunities to recycle their live Christmas trees.

December 30, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Residents resolve to start fresh

Chris Kimble of Dawsonville doesn't do New Year's resolutions.

December 30, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Vaccine groups expand

The Georgia Department of Community Health, Division of Public Health has relaxed the restriction for H1N1 vaccine and is now offering the vaccine to everyone age 6 months and older.

December 30, 2009 | | LOCAL


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Progress 2015

Dawson County's accomplishments are in the spotlight in Progress 2015.

March 25, 2015 | | LOCAL


Republicans salute Churchill’s legacy

There was a capacity crowd at Big Canoe on March 13 to pay tribute to Winston Churchill's life, legacy and leadership.

March 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Intersection update irks business owner

The changes planned for the crossing at Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 has the owner of a local restaurant wondering how he'll be able to stay in business without access to his main entrance.

March 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ellijay teen killed in fiery crash

A Gilmer County teen was killed in a fiery crash Tuesday afternoon when his car ran off the road in northwestern Dawson County, hit a tree and ignited in flames.

March 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Spring has sprung

After a bitter cold winter that brought snow, sleet and ice to the area on multiple occasions, local families welcomed the near 80 degree temperatures that started blooming earlier this week.

March 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Humane society names new director

The Dawson County Humane Society announced the appointment of a new shelter director on Monday.

March 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Banks crowned Miss Relay for Life for Dawson County

A local high school sophomore was recently crowned Miss Dawson County Relay for Life.

March 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Weather system could make roads icy

Dawson County is under a winter weather advisory through 10 p.m. tonight as a mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet move into the area.

March 05, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Benefit fund set up after house fire

A local woman lost nearly everything she owned in a fire Saturday afternoon.

March 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Literacy enthusiasts take the plunge

After nearly three weeks of freezing rain, ice and snow, the weekend seemed like a great day for a swim for some Dawson County reading advocates.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Schools back in session following winter weather

Students are finally back in school following the past few weeks of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Cold front rolls in again

Just barely a week after ice and freezing rain downed an estimated 1,000 trees and left nearly a half inch of ice on surfaces across the county, Dawson County is once again bracing for a new wintry mix that is predicted to dump an estimated four inches of snow on the region.

February 25, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Annual Leap for Literacy set for Saturday

As cold as it has been recently, you'd think the community would be running toward warmer locales.

February 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter storm watch continues for Dawson County

Areas of light snow will slowly increase across extreme northwest Georgia between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday, and then become widespread across far north Georgia Friday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

February 19, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


County opens temporary shelter at Rock Creek Park

Snow flurries are falling in Northeast Georgia this afternoon, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in tonight.

February 18, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


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