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Home, garden expo this weekend

Live demonstrations, do-it-yourself workshops and innovative products are just a sample of what will be showcased this weekend at the North Georgia Home and Garden Expo.

The expo will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Lakeview Center, 2057 Dawson Forest Road.

March 07, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Spaghetti dinner benefits Relay

Editor's note: In the weeks leading up to Relay for Life, Dawson Community News will feature stories of hope, survivorship and fundraising events intended to increase cancer awareness in the community.

March 07, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


GOP to hold mass meetings

The Dawson County Republican Party will convene Precinct Mass Meetings to elect delegates and alternate delegates to the Dawson County Republican Party Convention Saturday morning.

Precinct meetings begin at 9 a.m. and will be followed by the county convention at 10 a.m. to elect delegates for the district and state convention.

March 07, 2012 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Expo highlights local nonprofits

Several nonprofit organizations showcased their group's work and volunteer needs Saturday at the Dawson County Library.

The expo was held following the Dawson County Homeowners Civic Association's annual membership meeting and was free to the public.

February 29, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


5K supports fight against disease

Editor's note: In the weeks leading up to Relay for Life, Dawson Community News will feature stories of hope, survivorship and fundraising events intended to increase cancer awareness in the community. The series will also include articles on prevention, early detection and treatment options.

Lace up your sneakers and stretch out your legs to show "Country Folks Can Survive" next weekend in Dawsonville.

February 29, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Celebrating a first

Like any other 4-year-old, Easton Hall loves to pretend he is a superhero and play with toy trucks.

Yet unlike most kids, he has a rare birthday.

February 29, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Seniors stay active with virtual bowling

Rachel Padgett likes to win.

"I want to win every time," she said as she picked up the Wii controller and bowled the sixth strike of the game last Thursday afternoon.

February 29, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Coroner confirms paw that of a bear

Authorities have determined that skeletal remains discovered Sunday afternoon in eastern Dawson County are those of a bear.

Dawson County Sheriff's deputies were called to a home on Hwy. 53 about 2 p.m. after reports that the family's dog had found what appeared to be a human hand.

February 22, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County will raise elevator

After numerous fundraising efforts collected nearly $43,000, county commissioners voted last week to cover the remaining balance to install an elevator at the Dawson County Senior Center.

"The seniors are going to be so happy. I'm so happy for them," said Margie Weaver, center director.

February 22, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Rolling the dice against cancer

Each member on the Dawson County High School Relay for Life team has a personal reason for supporting the American Cancer Society's signature fundraising effort.

"We have so many staff members that have been affected by cancer either directly or indirectly that we all realize that we are in it for the same reason - so no one else has to experience what we have lived," said Beth Swafford, team leader.

February 22, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Arbor Day celebrates honorees

A new state champion tree, submitted by Mark Short, was recognized on Arbor Day by the Dawson County Tree Preservation committee.

The Chestnut Oak measured 164 inches in circumference and was 96 feet tall, according to Tony Page of the Georgia Forestry Commission.

February 22, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Event showcases local nonprofits

Local nonprofit groups are invited to showcase their organization's work and volunteer needs Saturday at the Dawson County Library.

The community opportunity expo will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon following the Dawson County Homeowners Civic Association's annual membership meeting.

February 22, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Racing hall of fame to show Daytona 500

For the price of museum admission, race fans can spend Sunday at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame and watch the 54th running of the Daytona 500 on the museum's big screen.

"We had a Daytona 500 party several years ago and it went off pretty good," said Gordon Pirkle, local racing historian and hall president.

February 22, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


A leap for learning

The water in Lake Lanier was a brisk, or as some folks said "freezing," 49 degrees Saturday morning for the second annual WEE Books Leap for Literacy.

"No, no, I can't," said Pepper Pettit as he rolled up his pants legs and tiptoed into the lake at War Hill Park. "I can't believe I'm doing this ... is there a psychiatrist here?"

February 22, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tasting bill clears committee

A bill that would allow tastings at Georgia distilleries cleared committee last week and is one step closer to a vote by the state House of Representatives.

House Bill 514 would be advantageous to Cheryl Wood, owner of the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery, which is expected to open in the next few months.

February 15, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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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

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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


Fair comes to town as Chamber turns 40

The fair came to town last week, just in time for the celebration of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's 40th birthday.

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


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