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Extending a helping hand to veterans

With the economy hurting his business, Brett Bentley found he could no longer afford health insurance.

November 24, 2010 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Toy run grows

Santa Claus was one of nearly 300 riders Sunday in the 19th Annual Buck Jones Memorial Toy Run.

November 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Deputy injured in training

A Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy returned to work this week, days after he was hit by a ricochet bullet during a training exercise in Dawson County.

November 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lunch offered to those in need

The congregation at a local church is getting a jump start on the season of giving by offering a hot lunch and a coat to keep the cold away on Saturday to those in need.

November 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Stroke prevention seminar is Nov. 30

Strokes are the number three killer in this country. Someone in the U.S. experiences a stroke every 40 seconds.

November 17, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Symphony kicks off season

The North Georgia Chamber Symphony has scheduled a series of four holiday concerts in four different Northeast Georgia cities, including Dawsonville, during the first few days of December.

November 17, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Thanksgiving dinner planned

Invitations to a free Thanksgiving dinner have been extended to the community from the local alliance of churches.

November 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Without them, we’re nothing’

Dawson County's sixth annual Veterans Day Celebration drew a crowd of hundreds who gathered Thursday to thank military personnel for their service and sacrifice.

November 17, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Lions Club serves at festival

The Dawsonville Lions Club did not sell funnel cakes and hot dogs at its booth at the Mountain Moonshine Festival this year and it did not have its annual raffle.

November 10, 2010 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Allen Street to close Nov. 22-25

Allen Street will be closed for road construction Nov. 22-25.

November 10, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Hall of Fame board has its first meeting

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Board of Directors held an inaugural meeting last week to get the ball rolling on what will soon be a monthly gathering of volunteers.

November 10, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Roundabout considered for busy intersection

The Georgia Department of Transportation is looking at the intersection of Hwy. 53 and Elliott Family Parkway as a possible roundabout site.

November 10, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Emergency services offers home heating safety tips

November 10, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Right for a reservoir?

Coosa River Basin Initiative representatives said during a recent visit that a proposed reservoir on Shoal Creek in Dawson County could harm several native fish species.

November 10, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Veterans Day event Thursday

Organizers have put the final touches on the sixth annual Veterans Day Celebration, a day many months in the making.

November 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


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Father of missing girl facing multiple charges

The father of a Hall County 12-year-old who was missing for a week and a half faces multiple felony charges.

August 09, 2016 | From regional staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Celebrity waiters bring out the breakfast crowd

Struggling to find parking at LongHorn may be the norm on a Friday night, but last Friday morning there was barely an available spot.

August 03, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Milestones scores make gains

Georgia Milestones test scores were released last week and Dawson County students were in the top 20 in the state in multiple grade levels across ...

August 03, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Back to school

Though summer hardly seems to be winding down, kids across the county will move back into classrooms on Aug. 5.

August 03, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Kids head back to school

Dawson County Schools are back in business on Friday.

July 28, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


That's a fake laugh

Fake laughing may have gotten a bad rap.

July 27, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Lucky winners roll the dice at Roaring Rotary casino

Dawson County deputies raided an underground gambling parlor Saturday night and arrested several well-known wiseguys on alcohol and racketeering charges.

July 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Jeff Johnson is Dawson County's new sheriff

Dawson County's runoff election for sheriff and tax commissioner ended in narrow victories Tuesday night.

July 26, 2016 | | LOCAL


Campmeeting: 'It's better than Christmas'

Those on the inside can't fully explain it and those on the outside can't fully understand it.

July 26, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Senior exercise routine offers health, laughs

Open the door to get to the downstairs level of the Margie Weaver Senior Center in Dawsonville on a Tuesday or Thursday morning and the ...

July 20, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Weeklong revival begins Monday at Lumpkin Campground

Some say time seems to stand still on the hallowed grounds of Lumpkin Campground during the weeklong spiritual revival and celebration known as campmeeting.

July 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Floating while drinking now legal in Georgia

It is now legal to "shoot the hooch" with hooch in Georgia.

July 13, 2016 | By Kristen Oliver DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Prayers for the police

Hundreds from across the community were in downtown Dawsonville Sunday afternoon to show their support for law enforcement.

July 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Director of CASA of Forsyth County moving to Gainesville

A nonprofit that advocates for abused and neglected children must say goodbye to its director after more than six years, though the person named interim ...

July 08, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Star-spangled celebration

It's not always an easy task to impress an 11-year-old.

July 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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