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Weekend festival brings hundreds to Dawsonville

Last weekend's weather was pretty close to perfect for the 10th annual Dawson County Arts Council Spring Fling Festival.

May 11, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lake’s level nearing full for summer

With levels up and summer just ahead, Lake Lanier is sitting pretty.

May 04, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Authorities offer aid

Following the devastation from last week's violent storms in northwest Georgia, more than a dozen local emergency and law enforcement officials journeyed to Catoosa County to lend a helping hand.

May 04, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


‘Soldier Boy’ continues fight

Kenny Stewart and his mother, Ana Miles, say they are blessed to have such a large family.

May 04, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dinner celebrates survivors

Monday night's dinner at First Baptist Church of Dawsonville was a celebration of survivorship.

May 04, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Burn ban in effect until September

Beginning on May 1 and ending Sept. 30, Georgia Environmental Protection Division Open Burning Ban will be enforced in 54 Georgia counties.

May 04, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Deal talks to group about drug court

During last week's Dawson County Republican Party meeting, Superior Court Judge Jason Deal outlined the positives of criminal justice reform measures recently enacted at the state level.

May 04, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Floral art on display

Organizers are holding an art show May 12-13 as a precursor to the annual Big Canoe Tour of Homes this month.

May 04, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


One man dies in wreck

Authorities would like to talk to anyone who may have seen a head-on collision April 19 on Auraria Road that claimed the life of a 24-year-old Dawsonville man.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Annual festival sign of season

Ring in the season with Dawsonville's annual Spring Fling festival.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Runners serving women in need at Abba House

An anticipated 500 runners will gather to compete April 30 in the 2011 Run for Recover 5K/10K race at Vickery Village to help women whose lives have been broken by addiction. The Run for Recovery is held to benefit the ministry to women and children at Abba House.

April 27, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Races to benefit children’s home

The Dawson County Kiwanis Club is encouraging the community to hit the streets for fun and fitness in the group's annual road races.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Grace Presbyterian gets $50,000 grant

Dana Hughes says Grace Presbyterian is about to get some much-needed renovations thanks to a grant that just five churches nationwide received.

April 27, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Egg hunt draws crowd

Children of all ages rushed the field to grab fistfuls of multi-colored eggs Saturday during the 25th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt.

April 27, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Local man killed in head-on collision

A head-on collision Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of a Dawsonville man as he drove home from work.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Ellijay teen killed in fiery crash

A Gilmer County teen was killed in a fiery crash Tuesday afternoon when his car ran off the road in northwestern Dawson County, hit a tree and ignited in flames.

March 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Spring has sprung

After a bitter cold winter that brought snow, sleet and ice to the area on multiple occasions, local families welcomed the near 80 degree temperatures that started blooming earlier this week.

March 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Humane society names new director

The Dawson County Humane Society announced the appointment of a new shelter director on Monday.

March 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Banks crowned Miss Relay for Life for Dawson County

A local high school sophomore was recently crowned Miss Dawson County Relay for Life.

March 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Weather system could make roads icy

Dawson County is under a winter weather advisory through 10 p.m. tonight as a mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet move into the area.

March 05, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Benefit fund set up after house fire

A local woman lost nearly everything she owned in a fire Saturday afternoon.

March 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Literacy enthusiasts take the plunge

After nearly three weeks of freezing rain, ice and snow, the weekend seemed like a great day for a swim for some Dawson County reading advocates.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Schools back in session following winter weather

Students are finally back in school following the past few weeks of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Cold front rolls in again

Just barely a week after ice and freezing rain downed an estimated 1,000 trees and left nearly a half inch of ice on surfaces across the county, Dawson County is once again bracing for a new wintry mix that is predicted to dump an estimated four inches of snow on the region.

February 25, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Annual Leap for Literacy set for Saturday

As cold as it has been recently, you'd think the community would be running toward warmer locales.

February 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter storm watch continues for Dawson County

Areas of light snow will slowly increase across extreme northwest Georgia between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday, and then become widespread across far north Georgia Friday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

February 19, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


County opens temporary shelter at Rock Creek Park

Snow flurries are falling in Northeast Georgia this afternoon, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in tonight.

February 18, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Arbor Day Friday

The community is invited to a celebration of trees Friday afternoon at War Hill Park on Lake Lanier.

The Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee, in conjunction with Keep Dawson County Beautiful and the local extension agency, will meet at 2 p.m. in honor of Arbor Day, held in Georgia on the third week of February each year.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ice knocks down 1,000 trees

Crews were still moving downed trees from roadways and responding to weather-related incidents Tuesday afternoon, more than 12 hours after Mother Nature dumped at least a an estimated half inch of ice across Dawson County.

"Stay at home and off the roads unless it's an emergency," was the common request among first responders as early as noon Monday.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter storm may be on the way Monday

After an icy winter in 2014, North Georgia's relatively mild 2015 is about to take a turn for the worse.

February 15, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


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