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City approves airstrip rezoning

Property owners Bill, Dan and Ernie Elliott have moved one step closer in their plans to redevelop their land on Elliott Family Parkway into a light industrial complex.

August 17, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County pinching pennies

Faced with the highest gas prices in history and rising operational costs, Dawson County government has implemented several cost-cutting measures.

August 17, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Security is improved at courthouse

Residents can expect tighter security at the Dawson County courthouse within the next month.

August 17, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson to pilot drug program

After piloting the CHAMPS elementary program for the state in 2003, the Dawson County School System is one of five counties in the state set to pilot a similar program at the middle school level.

August 10, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


High school recognized as pacesetter

High Schools That Work, a program of the Southern Regional Education Board, has named Dawson County High School a Pacesetter School for 2008 - 10.

August 10, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


Riverview Middle School fails to meet AYP

Four of the county's five schools made adequate yearly progress status for 2008.

August 10, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Forsyth County soldier laid to rest

They came from all over to pay their respects.

August 10, 2008 | By Stephen Gurr DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Reviving faith

Lumpkin Campground held its annual summer revival last week.

August 10, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | LOCAL


Youth ballpark rezoning denied

In a unanimous vote, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners struck down a proposed youth ballpark rezoning last week.

August 10, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Board postpones condemnation vote

After two public hearings on land proposed to be condemned for a new courthouse and administrative building, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners postponed the vote to move forward with condemning the property last Thursday.

August 10, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Forsyth County considering reservoir on Etowah River

Forsyth County's consideration to pursue funding for an Etowah River fed reservoir would not impact Dawson County's water flow, officials say.

August 10, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County applying for grant to improve lake park

The board of commissioners voted last Thursday to move forward in applying for grant generated funds to upgrade War Hill Park.

August 10, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Soldier’s funeral set for Saturday

U.S. Army Cpl. Matthew Phillips of Cumming was just weeks from completing his 15-month tour of duty in Afghanistan.

August 04, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


Fight night

Dawson County's Lakeview Center held the second annual Night of the Gladiators mixed martial arts amateur tournament Saturday.

August 03, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


Ralston to challenge Richardson for top post in the House

A Republican representing the west side of Dawson County will challenge House Speaker Glenn Richardson for the top post in the Georgia House.

August 03, 2008 | By Harris Blackwood DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


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Literacy pheasant shoot is Saturday

Organizers are hoping to gain greater exposure for a local literacy group by expanding fundraising efforts to include a European pheasant shoot on Saturday.

October 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Upcoming transportation referendum is talk of summit

SOUTH FORSYTH - The proposed $200 million transportation bond referendum that voters will decide on Nov. 4 was the main topic of the 2014 Transportation Summit.

October 15, 2014 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Pups storm park

While the weekend weather was dark and gloomy, pet lovers didn't let that put a wet blanket over their fun.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Local veteran, eye of baseball dies

A local World War II veteran and professional baseball photographer died today at the age of 97.

October 14, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


BBQ supports United Way

A barbecue fundraiser Saturday supports United Way for Dawson County and its many local partners.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pups in the Park Dog Show is this weekend

Fun and furry festivities are planned this weekend at the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Cabin Fever’

A steady hand, a lot of time and plenty of practice are what it takes to make a quilt from small scraps of cloth. And those traits are on display through Oct. 22 as the Bowen Center for the Arts presents its annual quilt show.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Community joins forces for pups

With the collaborative effort of several local organizations, the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show is stacking up to be a large-scale event for the county.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Volunteers sweep shore

Massive amounts of Styrofoam, parts of an abandoned houseboat and two crumbling docks were among the debris collected in Dawson County on Saturday during the Lake Lanier Association's 26th annual Shore Sweep.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Champ consolidates racing collection

A 30-year racing career can produce quite a collection of cars and memorabilia.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Golfing brings green

With fall weather setting in a day early, there was little to slow turnout for the Dawsonville Lions Club's 19th annual golf tournament.

September 24, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Official: March blaze no accident

The local investigation into an explosion and fire that leveled a southern Dawson County home in March is ongoing, but Allstate Insurance officials said they've denied the property owner's compensation claim because the incident wasn't an accident.

September 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Shore Sweep set for Saturday

Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in clearing the shores of Lake Lanier on Saturday.

September 24, 2014 | From staff reports | LOCAL


9/11 ceremony held at Station 1

Dawson County paused last week to remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Event benefits animal shelter

In an effort to help Dawson County's no-kill animal shelter, the city of Dawsonville has set aside a day just for dogs.

September 16, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


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