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Chestatee artists show works

Bowen Center for the Arts is bursting with paintings, drawings, carvings and other independent creations reflecting the local landscape.

The Chestatee Artists, based in Lumpkin County, are presenting a collection that shows mixed mediums through the end of July.

July 11, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Celebrating freedoms

In celebration of Independence Day, Dawson County residents often flock to Lake Lanier, local parks, area attractions and traditional fireworks extravaganzas.

Dressed in patriotic colors, many families relish the opportunity to spend time together with picnics, activities and traditions.

July 04, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Folk artists come home for reunion

Lannie and Gerald Lambert travel from Atlanta each June for the annual Folk Art Family Reunion at Around Back at Rocky's Place.

"We have friends that live in Bent Tree, so we're here visiting them, but we always come to the reunion," said Lannie Lambert, an art teacher that specializes in folk art and lessons.

July 04, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Body of missing teen recovered

June 28, 2012 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Club honored

As a salute to its volunteer efforts, a local veterans group has been named the Vietnam Veterans of America Georgia State Council's chapter of the year.

"I was totally surprised when they announced it," said Chapter 970 President Wayne Watkins. "I've submitted for this every year since we formed. It's typically awarded to the larger, metro chapters."

June 27, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Sparks in the Park set for Tuesday

The whistle and cracks of firecrackers will once again resound through Rock Creek Park on Tuesday night as Dawson County celebrates Independence Day.

In its fourth year, Dawson Day Sparks in the Park is set to begin at 5 p.m. with activities for the entire family.

June 27, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Youth organizes 5K

A local youth plans to donate proceeds from a 5K race he organized to help a group of women signed up to participate in the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer.

Jared Posey, 11, of Dawsonville said he invites the community out to Rock Creek Park on Friday afternoon for the race. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and is $5 per person.

June 27, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Habitat hopeful to build locally

Officials with Habitat for Humanity remain hopeful about building homes in Dawson County.

"We would love to build in Dawson County," said Mary Lamond, the group's North Central Georgia director. "Our biggest struggle is land, finding land at a reasonable price."

June 27, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local produce market opens

Locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers will roll in by the truckload Saturday as the Dawson County Extension Office's annual produce market opens.

Running every Saturday through mid-September, the produce market will be open from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in the parking lot of the extension office at 298 Academy Avenue.

June 27, 2012 | | LOCAL


Folk art flourishes

Known for offering an array of folk art and crafts, the seventh annual Folk Art Family Reunion will be held this weekend at Around Back at Rocky's Place.

More than 20 artists from around the Southeast sell drawings, pottery and other creations during the festival. Co-owner Robin Blan said the festival is an outpouring of artistic creativity.

June 27, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Senior Center water aerobics underway

Stepping into the pool at Veterans Memorial Park, seniors gathered last week to begin a water-logged aerobics class hosted by the Dawson County Senior Center.

In only its second year, the SilverSneakers "Silver Splash" aerobics class has had an outpouring of community citizens attend.

June 27, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Art transforms building

A reception earlier this month paid tribute to local artists whose works are on display at the Dawson County Government Center.

County native Amber Gilleland said she was honored to have her paintings hanging on the fourth floor of the new center.

June 20, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Park looks for votes

Veterans Memorial Park is competing for a $100,000 grant and to be voted as "America's Favorite Park" in a nationwide competition sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company and FourSquare.

The park that tallies the most votes receives the title and the grant, which can be used for park needs.

June 20, 2012 | By Mark Watkins Staff Writer | LOCAL


Wreck injures three

A local historian and his wife suffered serious injuries in a head-on collision Saturday afternoon near the Dawson-Forsyth county line.

Charles and Kathy Finley of Dawsonville were flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta in critical condition following a two-vehicle wreck about 4:15 p.m. on Hwy. 53, just east of War Hill Park Road.

June 19, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


'Celebrities' raise money at breakfast

A few glasses were dropped and a plate or two landed in the trash, but overall the "celebrity" waiters at LongHorn Steakhouse got the job done Friday morning.

June 13, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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BOC initiates review of commissioner salaries

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted last week to have County Manager David Headley, Human Resources Director and County Clerk Danielle Yarbrough and County ...

July 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Forsyth student killed, Dawson students injured in July 4 wreck

A 15-year-old Forsyth high school student was killed and three Dawson County High School students were injured last week in a two-vehicle wreck at an ...

July 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


“I’m not ever going to give up”

During the first item of business on the Dawsonville City Council's agenda Monday night, council member Mike Sosebee asked his fellow members to consider ...

July 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


City to address Gold Creek islands

A February discussion that led the Dawsonville City Council down the road of not just creating new policy, but attempting to oust Mayor James Grogan ...

July 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Almost $5 million raised in Ga. governor’s race so far

Georgia's governor candidates already have raised almost $5 million as Republican heavy hitters Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp and Democrat leader Stacey Abrams announced ...

July 12, 2017 | By Nick Bowman DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Development Authority reports record breaking retail revenue in Dawson

The Development Authority of Dawson County last week released numbers on tax revenue for the county for the month of May, and stated that May ...

July 12, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Former Ryan’s restaurant up for auction

The former Ryan's restaurant located on Ga. 400 will face the auction block in August, according to a press release last week from the ...

July 12, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Man found dead near Amicalola Falls identified

Authorities have identified a man found dead on the Appalachian Trail in the area of Amicalola Falls State Park Tuesday morning.

July 11, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Community Connections Workshop this Thursday

Citizens of Dawson County are invited to attend a joint community connections workshop Thursday.

July 11, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Driver in fatal wreck arrested for DUI following incident

A man who reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Lumpkin Campground Rd. and Grizzle/Industrial Park roads in Dawsonville ...

July 10, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


DNR: No boating injuries on Lanier, BUIs match last year

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources made the same number of boating under the influence arrests this holiday period as it did last year, but ...

July 07, 2017 | DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Road work scheduled from Hwy. 53 East to Lumpkin Campground

The Georgia Department of Transportation will begin road work on Hwy. 53 East from downtown Dawsonville to Lumpkin Campground Road this weekend, according to the ...

July 06, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Forsyth high school student killed in July 4th wreck

A 15-year-old Forsyth high school student was killed and three Dawson County High School students were injured in a two-vehicle wreck on July 4 near ...

July 06, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


“The best tasting water in north Georgia”

The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority recently walked away with several awards during the spring conference of the Georgia Association of Water Professionals, or GAWP ...

July 05, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Mayor files petition in appeal case

A petition filed by attorneys for Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan earlier this month is the second step in what promises to be a lengthy legal ...

July 05, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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