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Wreck claims N. Ga. man

The death of a 31-year-old Cleveland man in a single-vehicle wreck Friday night was the sixth fatality on Dawson County roads in 2009 and first since the spring.

October 07, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Free, gently used clothing offered at local church

Since the downturn of the economy, various efforts throughout the community have been made, all in the name of helping individuals and families in need.

October 07, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


‘They got a show’

For members of Dawson County's Little Mountain bluegrass band, it doesn't get much better than playing for the home crowd.

September 30, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


College student drowns

The search is over for a 22-year-old Southern Catholic College student who drowned Monday night while swimming in a lake at Gold Creek Golf Club.

September 24, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Caring on display

The United Way of Dawson County hopes to raise $100,000 as part of its annual campaign.

September 23, 2009 | | LOCAL


Out of Africa

A commercial pilot from Forsyth County isn't planning to fly back to western Africa anytime soon, if ever.

September 23, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ceremony recalls Sept. 11

Residents of Dawson County paid tribute Friday to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the eighth anniversary of the event.

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Day of Caring on Friday

This Friday will be casual for several local businessmen and women as they dress down and get their hands dirty for a Day of Caring.

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Burn ban ends Sept. 30

Georgia's annual air quality ban on outdoor burning, mostly in the northern half of Georgia, will end at midnight on Sept. 30.

September 16, 2009 | | LOCAL


Poker run Saturday to benefit KARE for Kids

Put on your helmet, boots and best poker face Saturday to take part in the first annual KARE for Kids Motorcycle Poker Run.

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Road construction to start in Dawson, Forsyth

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced last week that construction is scheduled to begin soon on two highway projects in Northeast Georgia funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act .

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Good Shepherd Clinic set to open Monday

It's been just over a year since members of Grace Presbyterian Church first started discussing the need for a free medical clinic in Dawsonville.

September 09, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Service planned to remember 9/11

The community is invited to gather Friday morning to honor the more than 3,000 men, women and children who lost their lives eight years ago in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

September 09, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Food distribution is set for Saturday

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank will hold a USDA Mass Food Distribution from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot of Hollis Transport in Flowery Branch.

September 09, 2009 | | LOCAL


‘Soldier Boy’ continues battle against cancer

Eight-year old Kenneth Stewart III has become a local celebrity in the community, and has recently picked up the nick-name of "Soldier Boy of Dawsonville."

September 02, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | 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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