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Man hurt in sledding incident

A 22-year-old man was injured in a sledding incident Wednesday afternoon in Dawson County.

February 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson Schools closed Thursday

Emergency officials are urging everyone to stay home today as the roadways in Dawson County are treacherous.

February 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Turn lane welcomed at intersection

A new right turn lane has opened at Hwys. 9 and 53.

February 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Weather system brings snow, freezing rain and sleet

A winter storm warning has been issued for North Georgia with the anticipation of heavy snow, freezing rain and sleet expected to begin overnight Monday.

February 10, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Weather system could produce black ice on roads

An incoming weather system could bring a wintry mix overnight and black ice by morning.

February 06, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Fire damages house

Authorities are trying to determine what caused a Sunday night fire that damaged a house on Sundown Way in eastern Dawson County.

February 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Meeting aims to encourage running for office

With the 2014 elections getting closer and closer, a group of Dawson County residents are calling together a meeting to help spread information about running for office.

February 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Winter sticks around

The same winter storm system that crippled the metro Atlanta area last week also shut down many Dawson County businesses, as well as the school system and local governments.

The school district canceled classes a day ahead of systems in surrounding counties.

February 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Commuters say northern counties better prepared

David Yenerall expected his commute from Georgia Perimeter College in Dunwoody to Dawsonville to last a bit longer than usual Jan. 28.

But the astronomy professor never could have imagined the 45-minute trek would not end until nearly 14 hours later.

February 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Schools closed Friday for students, teachers and staff

With the moisture on area roads expected to freeze again overnight and some ice still remaining on less-traveled roads Thursday, Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter has canceled classes for students, teachers and staff once again on Friday.

January 30, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson County Schools closed Thursday

With the moisture on area roads expected to freeze again overnight Wednesday, Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter has canceled classes for students and staff on Thursday.

January 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Motorists encouraged to stay home

Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford said road conditions are improving but many remain "treacherous."

January 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Driver identified in fatal wreck

Ice on Shoal Creek Road in Dawsonville played a role in the Monday morning death of a Dahlonega man.

January 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Restoring history

Dawson County longtime local and Georgia Racing Hall of Fame volunteer Vaudell Sosebee was surprised to find an old friend from her past sitting in front of the hall of fame Friday afternoon.

January 29, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Community mourns retired paramedic

Services are planned Saturday for one of the state's first paramedics.

January 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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New civic club forming

Informational meetings are planned to introduce the idea of a new service club forming locally.

March 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Leap for Literacy

With all the talk of ice and snow finally melting away, the obvious thing to do next is go swimming, which is what Dawson County residents gathered to do Saturday.

The fourth annual Leap for Literacy was held Feb. 22 at War Hill Park. The event benefits Dawson County WEE Books, a program developed to put age-appropriate books in the hands of preschool children.

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County applies for grant to improve 400

County Commissioner Gary Pichon has much to say about improvements he'd like to see made along Ga. 400.

In addition to planting shrubs and greenery in an attempt to lure developers looking to relocate business, he'd also like to see the area named to reflect the community.

February 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Arbor Day celebrated

For nine years, the Dawson County Tree Preservation Society, along with Keep Dawson County Beautiful, has planted a tree on Arbor Day to commemorate the county's dedication to preserving green space.

The Dawson County Commissioners formally proclaimed Feb. 21 as Arbor Day in Dawson County.

February 26, 2014 | | LOCAL


Leap for Literacy event Saturday

With a month of freezing temperatures and snow every other week, Lake Lanier is primed and ready for a swim.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Etowah Lodge’s annual spaghetti dinner Saturday

A nearly 30 year tradition continues Saturday when the Etowah Lodge No. 222 Free and Accepted Masons open the lodge for an annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Snow blankets community

A winter weather system brought as much as eight inches of snow to some areas of Dawson County and then stuck around for most of last week, shuttering schools and many local businesses for days.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ailing girl’s wish comes true

Five-year-old Olivia "Livi" Graham likes to laugh, play and be rambunctious at school just like every little girl her age.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Norton to give economic forecast

North Georgia real estate and economic expert Frank Norton Jr. will highlight trends in the local housing market during the Rotary Club of Dawson County's Feb. 20 meeting at the Lakeview Center.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Friends, family mourn community servants

Dawson County lost two dedicated volunteers whose work in the community left the area better than they found it, friends say.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Earthquake felt by a few

Local residents were somewhat rattled Friday night by an earthquake in South Carolina.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


One local resident’s experiences in Sochi

With the Winter Olympics on TV for the past week and again this week, the major news from Sochi has been about how incomplete everything has been and the lacking amenities of home for the U.S. teams.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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