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Relay for Life to kick off Thursday

Dawson County is gearing up for its 2014 American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

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


Dawson County schools closed on Wednesday

Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter made the call just after 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon to cancel classes for Wednesday.

January 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Numerous roads deemed 'treacherous'

Dawson County Emergency Services is cautioning motorists to stay off local roads, as many have become "treacherous."

January 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Up to an inch of snow predicted

Forecasters are now saying Dawson County could get up to an inch of snow today.

January 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson County schools closed today

Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter announced early this morning that schools are closed today for students and staff.

January 28, 2014 | | LOCAL


Arctic blast could bring a half inch of snow Tuesday

A winter weather system moving in tonight could produce up to a half inch of snow in Dawson County on Tuesday.

January 27, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Driver identified in fatal wreck

Ice on Shoal Creek Road in Dawsonville is being blamed in the Monday morning death of a Dahlonega man.

January 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Fatality confirmed in Monday morning wreck

Dawson County emergency officials confirmed a man died in a wreck on Shoal Creek Road in Dawsonville Monday morning.

January 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Film premiers in Dawson

In April 2013, First Baptist Church of Dawsonville got a taste of stardom when TV star Erik Estrada presented the JC Films-produced "Finding Faith."

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Accident leaves one dead, two injured

A single-vehicle wreck Saturday night in Lumpkin County has left one teenager dead and two others injured, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Local family to appear on ‘Feud’

It's not often that a feud between families is televised, but one Dawson family will soon be having their battles aired on television.

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Church to spearhead shelter for homeless

A Dawsonville church is working with a national organization to set up temporary lodging for homeless families working to get back on their feet.

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Growing church expands downtown

It wasn't long ago that Pastor Sam Nissen was holding Sunday morning services in the yard of his home in northwestern Dawson County.

January 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Prizes up for grabs in annual Super Bowl contest

The faceoff between the Denver Broncos' record-breaking offense and the Seattle Seahawks' top defense in Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2 is anticipated to be one of the most explosive matchups in recent years.

January 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Erik Estrada returns to show film

Actor Erik Estrada will be returning to Dawsonville to show another faith-based film after the success of the one previously shown in April of last year.

January 15, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | 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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