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Caring in motion

After heart surgery left a local woman paralyzed from the waist down, the most common of tasks became challenging.

October 06, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Group takes aim at turkey shoot

An organization that promotes conservation and hunting has scheduled its inaugural Turkey and Ham Shoot to raise dollars for youth events.

October 06, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Veterans event is coming soon

Veterans Day is just around the corner.

October 06, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Burn ban lifted

Georgia's annual ban on outdoor burning ends at midnight Sept. 30, clearing the way for residents to use a fast, new burn permitting system provided by the Georgia Forestry Commission.

September 29, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Volunteer board to run museum

On just about any given day, Gordon Pirkle can be found giving tours at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

September 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Car crashes into eatery

Leslie Elliott was having lunch Monday afternoon at Bojangles' when she heard a really loud noise.

September 29, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


County weighs historic label

The Dawson County Commission could soon examine the possibility of labeling certain locations in the county as "historic."

September 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bowen turns 10

Dawsonville celebrated a decade of fine arts with a gala Saturday night at the Bowen Center for the Arts.

September 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Shore sweep Saturday

Those who have enjoyed recreational time on Lake Lanier - be it fishing, boating or swimming - may consider pitching in to keep the lake beautiful this weekend.

September 22, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Pill drop offers secure way to dispose of drugs

SafeKids of Dawson County has teamed up with local agencies to keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands.

September 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


United Way sets goal

There wasn't a dry eye during Friday's lunch to kick off United Way for Dawson County's 2011 campaign.

September 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Resident tackles Ironman

The Bible says that just "as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."

September 22, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


No clear-cut answer

A Dawson County man who lives near Amicalola Creek is "downright livid" over a state-approved forest clearing project that recently took down nearly 40 acres of woods behind his house.

September 15, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Victims remembered at 9/11 event

Public safety officials held a 9/11 remembrance service last week to honor those who lost their lives nine years ago during terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

September 15, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Corps planning for work at area parks

With several of its Lake Lanier campgrounds closing for the season this week, the Army Corps of Engineers is casting an eye toward offseason improvements.

September 15, 2010 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


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77 years for Dot and Loy

After four dates, they snuck away and got married.

August 31, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Local Firefighters honored by Georgia State Firefighters Association

The Georgia State Firefighters Association recently presented two local firefighters with the 2016 Life Saving Valor Award.

August 31, 2016 | Allie Dean | LOCAL


Longer stretch of road to open than originally planned

CUMMING -- The date marking the first opening of a third lane on Ga. 400 northbound has been changed and expanded.

August 31, 2016 | By Kelly Whitmire | LOCAL


Citizen journalist files lawsuit against property owners from 2014 rally

Nearly two years after Nydia Tisdale was arrested at a GOP rally at Burt's Pumpkin Farm in Dawsonville the "citizen journalist" has filed a ...

August 30, 2016 | Allie Dean | LOCAL


‘We have been waiting on this’

The last three weeks have felt like an eternity.

August 24, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Blood drive to honor memory of local teacher

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will host a blood drive Saturday to honor the memory of former Dawson County teacher, Charles B. Finley.

August 24, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Study: Hope Scholarship funding could be in jeopardy

A new study of the Hope Scholarships program, which is funded by the Georgia lottery, contends the program could run out of money for the ...

August 24, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Suspect at large after armed bank robbery in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH - An armed robbery occurred about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Foothills Community Bank on Bethelview Road, according to officials with the Forsyth ...

August 23, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes | LOCAL


Dawsonville woman indicted on meth trafficking

A Dawsonville woman accused of trafficking methamphetamine - and concealing it in a can of peaches - has been indicted on various drug charges by a Forsyth ...

August 17, 2016 | Isabel Hughes DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Chamber hosts 20th golf classic

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will host its 20th annual Chamber Golf Classic Monday at Crystal Falls Golf Club.

August 17, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Authority accepting applications for grant

The Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority is once again accepting applications to award grants to businesses within Dawsonville that promote trade, commerce, industry and employment opportunities.

August 17, 2016 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Lakewood Reunion stirs stories of days gone by

Some racing dreams may have faded, but the memories are still vivid for the fans and drivers who were a part of the legendary Lakewood ...

August 17, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Goodwill Career Center opens in Dawsonville

Goodwill of North Georgia opened the doors of its Career Center inside the Dawsonville storefront this week in hopes of assisting job seekers and employers ...

August 17, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Body found in Lanier believed to be missing Florida man

August 15, 2016 | By DCN regional staff editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Pigeon Creek residents propose a change

The residents of Pigeon Creek Estates presented a petition last week to the Dawsonville City Council that states their intention to convert their water system ...

August 10, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


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