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Racing goes glam

Fall fashions took the checkered flag Saturday at the Dawson County Woman's Club's Racing Goes Glam event.

September 25, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Recycling facilities added at local schools

Keep Dawson County Beautiful has embarked on a new project intended to increase recycling efforts at area schools and across the community.

September 25, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Library begins fall with authors, spooky stories

The Dawson County public library is offering several events for readers of all ages.

September 18, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Relay for Life event kicks off this week

With 2013's Relay for Life complete, Dawson County is gearing up for the 2014 American Cancer Society fundraiser.

September 18, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Weather reporter studying storms

Storm chasers are often seen on television, pursuing bad weather and getting excited about the prospect of danger.

September 18, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Adults set to show off elementary knowledge

For the seventh consecutive year, adults from across Dawson County hope to show they are indeed smarter than a 10-year-old.

September 18, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


A moment to pause

It has been 12 years since the United States suffered a terrible terroristic attack.

September 18, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


1 dead after Forsyth County crash

A 60-year-old Cumming woman died following a three-vehicle wreck on Ga. 400 south Monday morning.

September 11, 2013 | By Alyssa LaRenzie DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Body recovered from Amicalola

The long Labor Day weekend proved deadly for an Atlanta man who drowned Sunday at a popular swimming hole in western Dawson County.

September 04, 2013 | By Emma Witman DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Ceremony set to honor victims of 9-11 attacks

Each year, Dawson County Emergency Services and Sheriff's Office alternates who will perform the memorial service in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

September 04, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Body of Atlanta man recovered from Amicalola Creek

September 02, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Nonprofit expands reach

An area nonprofit known primarily in neighboring Forsyth County soon will increase its presence in Dawson County.

August 28, 2013 | | LOCAL


Fireworks, football set for Friday

It's shaping up to be a big Friday night in Dawson County, complete with a high school football rivalry game, much-anticipated fireworks show and a long holiday weekend.

August 28, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Local business owner hunts dream prey

Dawson County is home to many hunting enthusiasts, but not many get a chance to say they have hunted down the likes of zebras, impalas and elephants.

August 28, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


First fest big draw

Dawsonville may have brewed a new tradition after a couple thousand enthusiasts spent the weekend sipping beer and supporting live local music behind city hall.

August 28, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Golf tourney benefits humane society

Teams are still forming for the 12th annual Dogleg Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Dawson County Humane Society.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Vandalism believed to have caused spill

A mid-day sewage spill last week caused some alarm for the local water authority.

March 26, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Wildwood Court home explodes

Dawson County emergency personnel responded to reports of a house explosion shortly after noon Thursday afternoon.

March 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Homeowners to meet

Dawson County homeowners will have their chance to learn about the county and voice questions to community leaders this weekend.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Water authority pursues loan

The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority could see the projected timeline for the Russell Creek Reservoir drop by as much as half if it can secure a loan from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Firefighters battle blazes around county

Three residential structure fires in six days have emergency personnel urging the community to be cautious and prepared.

March 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Spring art show in May

The 13th Annual Art in the Garden Festival, sponsored by the Dawson County Arts Council, will be held at the Bowen Center from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3 and 4.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Traffic snarled on Ga. 400 near showcase

A couple thousand people from across the region were in Dawsonville on Thursday to see the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales.

March 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Authority investigates spill

A mid-day sewage spill has caused some alarm for the local water authority.

March 18, 2014 | | LOCAL


Wade named Rotary assistant district governor

When Will Wade joined the Rotary Club of Dawson County nine years ago, he was drawn to the organization's "Service Above Self" motto.

March 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter weather advisory issued for Dawson

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Dawson County from 7 p.m. tonight through 10 a.m. Friday.

March 06, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Group elects chair to oversee homeless initiative

Representatives with several local churches have taken the initial steps in establishing a faith-based organization intended to help homeless families get back on their feet.

March 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Campaign for Relay kicks off

The 2014 Relay for Life campaign has officially begun in Dawson County.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Clogging team captures national title

A north Georgia competitive clogging team was recently named the Overall National Grand Champion at the Clogging Champions of America National finale.

March 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Library to offer outdoor tips

With spring just around the corner, the Dawson County Public Library is gearing up for warmer weather and nights under the stars.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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