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‘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 | LOCAL

Swine Flu confirmed in Dawson County

State health officials confirmed the first case of the H1N1 (Swine Flu) virus in Dawson County Wednesday afternoon.

August 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL

‘Fill the Boot’ drive set for this weekend

Personnel from Dawson County Emergency Services will be heading to the streets Aug. 27-29 as they team up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to "fill the boot."

August 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL

Attorney to chair committee

Local attorney Clint Bearden was appointed last week to chair the Legislative Affairs Committee for Georgia's 9th District Republican Party.

August 26, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

That dog’ll hunt

A year after he went raccoon hunting for the first time, a 13-year-old Dawson County boy is winning state awards for his new hobby.

August 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL

Club moves forward

An information-gathering meeting last Thursday brought together almost two dozen volunteers interested in forming an Optimist Club in Dawson County.

August 19, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Eating breakfast, solving problems

They talk about politics, the weather, their families and anything else that comes to mind.

August 19, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Property tax seminar planned Saturday

An educational seminar on understanding property taxes is planned for Saturday morning at the Appalachian Community Bank Conference Center in downtown Dawsonville.

August 19, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

‘Road to Recovery’ provides transportation

Cancer patients receiving treatment at a nearby hospital or medical facility will soon have access to free transportation to and from their treatment site, with the help of efforts towards establishing an initiative of a national program in Dawson County, known as Road to Recovery.

August 12, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL

Blaze destroys two-story cabin

Officials say lightning may be to blame for a fire Thursday that destroyed a log cabin in western Dawson County.

August 05, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Facility combines two agencies

The more than 400 Hall and Dawson county children suspected as victims of physical or sexual abuse this year can now undergo medical evaluations in a welcoming new building accented with flowers and toys.

August 05, 2009 | By Jessica Jordan DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL

Optimist Club brings ‘out the best in kids’

Optimists Clubs are known throughout the world for "Bringing Out the Best in Kids."

August 05, 2009 | | LOCAL

Missing Dawsonville child found by rescuers

About 200 rescuers spent hours this weekend searching for a Dawsonville child who, when found, had strayed maybe 200 or 300 yards from the family camp site.

July 29, 2009 | By Jeff Gill DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL

DNR assists bear in a pickle jar

A bear with a plastic pickle bucket on his head had been wandering the area since early June but was recently caught, "de-bucketed" and released again by Department of Natural Resources officials.

July 29, 2009 | By Carolyn Crist DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL

Welcoming home a hero

Michael Neighbours said he couldn't have made it through a recent yearlong tour of duty in Afghanistan without the support of his family and the Dawson County community.

July 28, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL

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Service honors missing soldiers

A remembrance service will pay respect to soldiers who remain missing or were once prisoners of war.

September 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Chamber to host 19th annual golf tournament

One of Dawson County's longest running golf tournaments is setting up to tee off once again.

September 16, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL

9/11 memorial service planned for Friday

Local first responders will pause for a moment Friday to remember the 411 firefighters, police officers and emergency medical personnel lost 14 years ago in ...

September 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Miss K.A.R.E. for Kids to be crowned Saturday

A new Miss K.A.R.E. for Kids will be crowned Saturday afternoon at Dawson County High school.

September 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Roads, Lake Lanier likely crowded over Labor Day weekend

As local residents prepare for the Labor Day holiday weekend, some state road workers will be taking off - and law enforcement will be stepping up ...

September 04, 2015 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, | LOCAL

Underwater search and recovery team earns new certification

Divers with the Dawson County Underwater Search and Recovery Team completed training last week that certifies the entire group at the technician level.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dawson County history book now available for purchasing

Zack and Annice Meeler have been making trips from Augusta to Dawsonville for years, tracing family history and making memories.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

You’re challenged to a Downtown Showdown

So you say you have the best chili in Dawson County?

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

DCES welcomes new volunteer recruits

Dawson County Emergency Services on Saturday celebrated the graduation of 11 new recruits into the department's volunteer firefighter program.

August 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Beats and brews: Music festival rocks Dawsonville

Little Dylan Nixon may only be 5-years-old, but he quite possibly could be the biggest AC/DC fan in north Georgia.

August 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Visitors to Dawsonville can bob to the beat with a brew

Following two successful festival's last summer, the Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival plans to kick it up a notch for this year's event.

August 19, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Teen ministry gets new director

Two connected teen ministries in Dawson County have a new area director.

August 12, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Mountain revival has uninvited guest

The congregation at High Shoals Baptist Church had an unexpected visitor as they arrived for revival last week.

August 12, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Bear breaks into vehicle, steals lunch at Big Canoe

A Big Canoe business owner received quite a shock last month when he found his lunch being eaten by a bear.

August 12, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

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