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Governor to speak to Republican Party

Gov. Nathan Deal will be the guest speaker Tuesday night at the Dawson County Republican Party's monthly meeting.

Co-sponsored by the Dawson County Tea Party, as well as the Republican parties from Forsyth and Lumpkin counties, the meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m. at the Lakeview Center on Dawson Forest Road.

November 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Veterans honored

A crowd of hundreds lined the streets of downtown Dawsonville on Friday afternoon to pay tribute to veterans of all ages.

Held on the 11th day of the 11th month in the 11th year, the seventh annual Veterans Day celebration began with a formal ceremony at Dawson County Middle School, followed by a parade.

November 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Medals’ owner sought

A Purple Heart and Bronze Star are among a box of Vietnam War memorabilia a cleaning crew found earlier this month in a foreclosed home.

The medals were issued to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Angel Perfirio Saez-Ramirez, who was killed in action while defending his platoon during an ambush in 1967.

November 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville celebrates veterans

Hundreds lined the streets of downtown Dawsonville Friday afternoon to pay tribute to veterans of all ages.

Held on the 11th day of the 11th month in the 11th year, the seventh annual Veterans Day celebration began with a formal ceremony at Dawson County Middle School, followed by a parade.

November 11, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Shoal Creek reservoir makes ‘Dirty Dozen’ list

A statewide environmental group considers a proposed reservoir in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area one of the 12 biggest threats to Georgia's waterways.

In its inaugural "Dirty Dozen," the Georgia Water Coalition listed the proposed 2,000-acre Shoal Creek reservoir with the Glades Reservoir in neighboring Hall County at fifth on the list.

November 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ceremony on Friday pays tribute to veterans

Veterans of all ages and each military branch will be honored Friday during Dawsonville's seventh annual Veterans Day celebration.

Formal ceremonies will be held at 2:45 p.m. Nov. 11 in the gym at the Dawson County Middle School, followed by a parade through downtown Dawsonville that begins at 4 p.m.

November 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Annie Jr. this weekend at Riverview Middle School

The Dawson County Arts Council's will present four productions of Annie Jr. this week.

The family friendly show for audiences of all ages is a take on the classic musical presented by young performers from the north Georgia area, including Dawson County.

November 09, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawsonville man dead after wreck

November 04, 2011 | By Julie Arrington DCN regionall staff | LOCAL


Change your clocks, batteries

Dawson County Emergency Services urges residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarm when they change their clocks as daylight savings time ends Sunday.

"Having a working smoke alarm reduces your chances of dying in a fire by nearly half," Dawson County Emergency Services Deputy Chief Tim Satterfield said. "Batteries in smoke alarms should be replaced twice a year. Change your clocks, change your batteries."

November 02, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Free health fair is Saturday at church

Dozens of healthcare professionals will offer free health screenings Saturday at Cornerstone Christian Church in Dawsonville.

Free health screenings will be available to everyone beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at 236 Etowah River Road.

November 02, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


In Their Own Words

Christmas Eve will mark the beginning of Col. James "Lindy" Linder's 30th year in the United States Air Force.

"It has shaped who I am as a person. I have greatly appreciated my opportunities as I have served. From being an instructor and then evaluator, from a commander to a director, all the positions have been fascinating challenges," he said. "I have worked for all types of leaders and have learned from them all. My assignments have been all over the world, have pushed me outside of my comfort zone, and taught me an incredible amount."

November 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


KARE taking applications for assistance this Christmas

KARE for Kids is now accepting holiday assistance applications for the 2011 Christmas season.

Applications will be accepted through Dec. 5 at Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 100 Lumpkin Campground Road South, Dawsonville.

November 02, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dispose of scrap tires this weekend

Each year, hundreds of scrap tires are illegally dumped along roadways, creating threats to the environment, public health and safety.

In an effort to decrease the number of scrap tires in the area, Keep Dawson County Beautiful offers Dawson County residents a scrap tire amnesty day from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Dawson County Transfer Station.

November 02, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Driver injured in tractor trailer wreck

A tractor-trailer driver escaped serious injury Oct. 26 when his vehicle careened down an embankment on Hwy. 52, just east of Amicalola Falls State Park.

The driver, identified as 37-year-old Sherman Edward Corn of Cleveland, was able to crawl out of the truck and up to the road, emergency workers said.

November 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Appeal filed in dispute

Dawsonville officials say they are not fazed that the battle over construction of a motorsports park in western Dawson County has shifted to the Georgia Supreme Court.

"We're sticking to our guns," Mayor Joe Lane Cox said of the appeal filed Oct. 26. "Judge [John] Girardeau ruled in our favor before and I think that will happen with this one, too."

November 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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“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

Georgia's governor candidates already have raised almost $5 million as Republican heavy hitters Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp and Democrat leader Stacey Abrams announced ...

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


Auditors complete report of county’s 2016 financials

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners recently heard the results of an audit performed by accounting firm Rushton and Company.

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


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