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Funding will help improve young lives

A local partnership recently learned it will receive more than $121,000 to help fund its efforts to improve the lives of young people.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Office of Prevention Services has awarded Dawson County Family Connection a grant to focus on underage alcohol prevention.

October 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Cable barrier project scheduled for Ga. 400

A cable barrier similar to one installed on Interstate 985 in Hall County several years ago will be placed in the median on Ga. 400 in Dawson and Lumpkin counties.

The Georgia Depart-ment of Transportation announced Oct. 3 that it approved the 5.1-mile project as part of $97 million in 10 new transportation infra-structure improvement and maintenance projects across the state.

October 12, 2011 | editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Essig to speak to democrats

Alan Essig, director of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute will be the guest speaker at the Dawson County Democratic Party's October meeting.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Dawson County Library. The public is invited.

October 12, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Miss KARE for Kids crowned this weekend

The 2011 Miss KARE for Kids will be crowned Saturday at Riverview Middle School.

Now in its third year, the pageant is one of several fundraisers for KARE for Kids, a local non-profit organization that provides Christmas presents to Dawson County children in need.

October 12, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


In Their Own Words

Dawson County High School graduate Robert Dean knew he'd have a hard time making a living without a college degree.

"With the way the economy is, it's hard to make a living without a piece of paper from a university," he said. "I wanted to go to college, but I wasn't sure how it was going to get paid for."

October 11, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Man charged with DUI after motorcycle wreck

A Dawson County man who is recovering after a motorcycle collision Friday has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Larry Mann, 39, of Montvale Road was flown to Atlanta Medical Center with serious injuries from the crash that occurred about noon Sept. 30.

October 05, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Supporters raise nearly $18,000 for United Way

Two weeks ago United Way for Dawson County set its 2012 fundraising target at $105,000.

By Saturday evening, supporters had already collected nearly $18,000 toward the goal during a barbecue and hole-in-one challenge at the home of Jim and Barbara Watson just outside Dawsonville.

October 05, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


In their own words

Stationed in Kuwait in 2005 on the way to Iraq, two soldiers with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division met for the first time at an Internet café.

The next day Dee Rawlston called home and told her mother she had met the man she would marry.

October 05, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Election registration deadline is Tuesday

Residents living in the city of Dawsonville have until Tuesday to register if they plan to vote in the Nov. 8 municipal election.

Registration is available at the Dawson County Elections and Voter Registration Office, located at the intersection of Academy Avenue and Maple Street in downtown Dawsonville.

October 05, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Annual competition aids literacy program

For the last two years, members of the Dawson County Woman's Club proved they are indeed smarter than a 10-year-old.

On Tuesday, teams will have the chance to see if they also are during the annual Are you Smarter than a 10-Year-Old competition. The event benefits Reading Education Association of Dawson County, or READ, a local, literacy group that aims to improve young lives through education.

October 05, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Marker recognizes local Union soldiers

Growing up in Dawson County, Ben Fouts remembers stories of his two grandfathers. One fought for the Confederacy and another in the Union Army.

"The one that fought for the Union army left northern Dawson County and walked to Tennessee to join the Union army up there," Fouts said. "Then he walked back after the war."

October 05, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Southern supper aids elevator fund

There's no need to cook next Friday night.

Instead, stop by the Dawson County Senior Center on Oct. 14 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. for a southern supper of smoked ham, pinto beans with cornbread and onions, slaw, iced tea and homemade fried fruit pies - all for just $5 a plate.

October 05, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


No Kid Hungry campaign to start

GAINESVILLE - More than 27 percent of Georgia children don't know where their next meal is coming from, according to the Georgia Food Bank Association.

That's a number the association and local groups are determined to bring down.

October 04, 2011 | By Dallas Duncan DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Gas line ruptured near Ingles store

Stores in the Ingles shopping center on Ga. 400 were evacuated for nearly two hours Monday after a crew attempting to fix a water leak ruptured a gas main.

The three-man crew was working with a small backhoe when the break occurred about 4 p.m.

September 28, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnew.com | LOCAL


Nonprofit receives mark

The local agency dedicated to providing for underprivileged children in Dawson County was recently granted a service mark by the Georgia Secretary of State.

Calvin Byrd, president of KARE for Kids, said the group applied for the service mark, similar to a trademark, to create a branding for the nonprofit organization and its signature annual fundraiser, the Mountain Moonshine Festival.

September 28, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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School board passes 2018 budget

The Dawson County Board of Education voted unanimously to pass the fiscal year 2018 general fund budget, along with additional budgets, on Monday night following ...

June 14, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Breakfast benefits Family Connection

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan was ready and waiting with a pot of freshly brewed coffee on Friday morning-he was just having trouble finding someone to ...

June 14, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


High-end cars bring hope for childhood cancer patients

Austin Mabry had completed two of his three in-car driving sessions needed to get his driver's license when the process was abruptly set aside.

June 14, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Junior Fire Academy completes another successful week

Dawson County Emergency Services hosted its seventh annual Junior Fire Academy last week at Dawson County Middle School.

June 14, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


City of Dawsonville plans sidewalk expansion, improvements

The City of Dawsonville has plans for more sidewalks, some of which will be paid out of the proceeds of SPLOST V and SPLOST VI ...

June 14, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Tanner appointed chair of transit commission

Though not faced with the same grid-lock as Atlanta and other metropolitan cities in Georgia, Dawson County has its fair share of transit issues that ...

June 14, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Woman arrested for falsely reporting rape on Dahlonega trail

A woman who reported she was raped while running on the reservoir trail surrounding Lake Zwerner in Dahlonega late last month has been arrested after ...

June 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Burberry burglary update

A Tennessee woman was arrested last week in connection with the April 23 burglary of the Burberry outlet store in Dawsonville. Three suspects broke into ...

June 07, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Expect eggs, bacon and spilled coffee

This year's Family Connection Celebrity Waiter Breakfast will see local celebrities out in force to serve the community a delicious meal to raise funds ...

June 07, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


BOC gives go ahead on impact fee study

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week voted to begin a study with the goal of updating the county's impact fee ordinance and ...

June 07, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Adam S. Smith named senior vice president & SBA/commercial lender of Foothills Community Bank

John L. Lewis, president and CEO of First Citizens Financial Corporation and its subsidiary, Foothills Community Bank, recently announced that Adam Smith has been named ...

June 07, 2017 | | LOCAL


Library to host Women’s Health Day

The Dawson County Library will be hosting a Women's Health Day event Saturday to educate women on health issues that specifically affect them.

June 07, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Schools serving up free summer lunches

Dawson County Schools will be serving up everything from hamburgers and pizza to barbeque and breadsticks through its summer feeding program that began this week ...

June 07, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Local farmer’s market hits stride for summer

As the hot sun beamed down Friday afternoon, vendor Paula Alicea stood under a tent in the parking lot of the Dawsonville Tractor Supply with ...

June 07, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Pigeon Creek well to reopen

A well that has been at the center of discord between one neighborhood and the City of Dawsonville is expected to reopen in the near ...

June 07, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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