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Local galleries part of art ramble

Two art galleries in Dawson County will be on the map next week for the second annual North Georgia Art Ramble.

December 04, 2013 | By David Renner | LOCAL

A feast fit for hundreds

Dozens of volunteers from area churches, civic groups and youth organizations served up several hundred meals during the Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

December 04, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Sophomore pursues volunteer hour record

A sophomore is well on her to way to breaking the volunteer record for students at Dawson County High School.

December 04, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Parade, tree lighting set for this weekend

In what officials hope will become a new holiday tradition, Dawsonville will hold its first Christmas parade on Saturday.

December 04, 2013 | By David Renner | LOCAL

Thanksgiving Day sales take precedence

This year, instead of waiting until the first minutes of Black Friday at midnight, retailers opened their stores Thanksgiving night to give shoppers the deals they had been waiting on.

November 29, 2013 | By David Renner | LOCAL

Emergency workers honored at event

Several men and women with Dawson County Emergency Services were recognized during the department's annual recognition and awards banquet last week.

November 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Lawmakers: ‘Obamacare’ causing more of a burden

GAINESVILLE - Hundreds of residents from across the region turned out Monday morning to hear from a panel of professionals and members of the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee on how the Affordable Care Act is affecting local doctors, insurance companies, small business owners and families.

November 27, 2013 | By Sarah Mueller DCN regional staff | LOCAL

Community invited to Thanksgiving dinner

Several hundred dinner guests are expected tonight at the fourth annual community Thanksgiving feast at the Lakeview Center.

November 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Toy run successful

Despite the brisk weather, motorcyclists filled the parking lot of the Dawsonville Municipal Complex on Sunday during the 22nd Annual Buck Jones Memorial Toy Run.

November 27, 2013 | By David Renner | LOCAL

Longtime pharmacy sells at auction

A longtime downtown pharmacy likely will remain open for several more months despite an Internal Revenue Service auction that sold the property in an effort to collect back taxes.

November 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Possible snow headed to region before holiday

Area residents could get a taste of winter weather this holiday week.

November 25, 2013 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Buck Jones Toy Ride is Sunday

Instead of traveling with elves by sleigh, Santa arrived in Dawsonville last year with smiling men and women dressed in leather jackets and riding motorcycles.

November 20, 2013 | By David Renner | LOCAL

Officials urge safety when burning brush

With the burn ban in Dawson County lifted and a fair amount of rain the past few months, residents have been burning leaves and other trash in their yards more frequently.

November 20, 2013 | By David Renner | LOCAL

Troopers collecting Toys for Tots Sunday

Georgia State Patrol Post 37-Cumming is accepting gifts for the Marine Corps' annual Toys for Tots drive.

November 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Community invited to free Thanksgiving dinner

The local Alliance of Churches is expecting several hundred dinner guests for the annual community Thanksgiving feast at the Lakeview Center next week.

November 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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Authority investigates spill

A mid-day sewage spill has caused some alarm for the local water authority.

March 18, 2014 | | LOCAL

Wade named Rotary assistant district governor

When Will Wade joined the Rotary Club of Dawson County nine years ago, he was drawn to the organization's "Service Above Self" motto.

March 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Winter weather advisory issued for Dawson

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Dawson County from 7 p.m. tonight through 10 a.m. Friday.

March 06, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Group elects chair to oversee homeless initiative

Representatives with several local churches have taken the initial steps in establishing a faith-based organization intended to help homeless families get back on their feet.

March 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Campaign for Relay kicks off

The 2014 Relay for Life campaign has officially begun in Dawson County.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner | LOCAL

Clogging team captures national title

A north Georgia competitive clogging team was recently named the Overall National Grand Champion at the Clogging Champions of America National finale.

March 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Library to offer outdoor tips

With spring just around the corner, the Dawson County Public Library is gearing up for warmer weather and nights under the stars.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner | LOCAL

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 | 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

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