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Officials urge caution after recent ATV accidents

Emergency officials are urging caution this summer in the wake of two serious all-terrain vehicle accidents, including a fatality near downtown Dawsonville last month.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Celebrity breakfast is Friday

Nearly a dozen local "celebrities" will don aprons for Dawson County Family Connection's fifth annual breakfast Friday. The event supports community efforts that benefit local children.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Republicans gather for picnic

A picnic Saturday at War Hill Park on Lake Lanier will give local voters an opportunity to meet with key lawmakers in a casual setting.

June 05, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Rain storms lead to local emergency declaration

A sinkhole near Ga. 400 that nearly doubled in size after last week's torrential rain showers has led to the county declaring a need for local emergency.

May 29, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Election board eyes western precinct

The Dawson County Board of Elections is in talks over the possibility of applying for a grant that could lead to moving the county's west voting precinct.

May 29, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Summer program provides kids meals

For a third year, Dawson County schools and parks will be opening their doors to help feed the hungry over the summer.

May 29, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Man killed by Bobcat in accident

A 60-year-old man was killed Saturday in what authorities described as a machinery accident at his shop in downtown Dawsonville.

May 29, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Camp offered for arts enthusiasts

Summer is almost upon us and the first wave of camps is getting ready to begin.

May 29, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Woman’s club donates furniture to county

Members of the Dawson County Woman's Club donated several wooden chairs and a table to the county earlier this month.

May 29, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Flooding causes damage

Work crews have been out since daybreak Sunday assessing the damage and making repairs to areas across the county that felt the impact of heavy rainfall early Sunday.

May 22, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pruett promoted to lead senior center

A county native with more than two decades of local government experience has been selected to lead the Dawson County Senior Center.

May 22, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bible debate at state park rages on

A national atheist group wants to place books alongside Bibles at Georgia State Park lodge rooms and cabins.

May 22, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Memorial Day service Monday

A service Monday at Veterans Memorial Park will honor local military men and women who served their country honorably.

May 22, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Taking the plunge

DAWSONVILLE - About 100 Rangers in training from Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega parachuted into Lake Lanier at War Hill Park near Dawsonville last week.

May 15, 2013 | By Emma Witman DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Man killed crossing Hwy. 53 on 4-wheeler

A 73-year-old Guyton man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he attempted to cross Hwy. 53 on a 4-wheeler and was hit by an oncoming pick-up truck near Perimeter Road in Dawsonville.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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BOC approves county-wide raises

Nearly $1 million in raises for county employees was approved by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners during its March 2 voting session.

March 08, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Council ratifies Elliott airport agreement

The Dawsonville City Council voted Monday to ratify an agreement that transfers ownership of a portion of the Elliott Field airport runway to the city.

March 08, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Man arrested for allegedly breaking child’s arm, leg

A Dawsonville man was arrested Tuesday on 18 felony charges including first degree cruelty to children after a toddler was found to have broken bones ...

March 07, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Middle school teacher seeks medical attention after incident with students

Dawson County Schools Superintendent Damon Gibbs has confirmed a recent incident that occurred between two students and a teacher at Dawson County Middle School that ...

March 02, 2017 | From Staff Reports | LOCAL


Tanner bill for failing schools passes committee in unanimous vote

Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, updated constituents on the status of his education reform bill for failing schools on Saturday at his bi-weekly breakfast in Dawsonville.

March 01, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


BOE demolishes potential historic home

Angie Smith, city council member, declared during last week's Historical Preservation Commission meeting that the home of former educator and sister-in-law to Herbert Robinson ...

March 01, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Marshalls opens new store in Dawsonville

Marshalls, one of the nation's leading off-price retailers with more than 1,000 stores currently operating in 48 states and Puerto Rico, will open ...

March 01, 2017 | | LOCAL


Larger Dollar General store denied on Nix Bridge

An application for variances to allow Dollar General to erect a 9,100 square foot store at the corner of Nix Bridge and Harmony Church ...

March 01, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Hobby Lobby opens in Dawsonville

One of Dawson County's newest retail stores officially opened its doors on Monday morning to a crowd of shoppers that flooded the store after ...

March 01, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Alabama lawyer brings Windstream consumer action to Georgia

Around 40 people showed up Monday night at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame to hear Birmingham-based attorney Dustin Kittle explain the specifics of potential ...

March 01, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


UPDATE: Former Forsyth high school teacher arrested for relationship with student

A former math teacher from Lambert High School in south Forsyth County has been arrested for allegedly having a relationship with a 17-year-old female student.

February 27, 2017 | By Kayla Robins DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Dollar General proposed on Nix Bridge

The same developers who are building a Dollar General in Dawsonville where Hwy. 183 meets Hwy. 136 near Afton Road have submitted two applications for ...

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Duluth man proposes to Dawsonville girlfriend in two newspapers

Kevin Wieting said he knew Jancie Hatcher was special early in the relationship.

February 22, 2017 | By Jennifer Jinn DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Small plane’s pilot OK after crash-landing in Dawsonville over weekend

A small plane carrying a single occupant crashed into the tree line of Goodson Road in Dawsonville on Sunday around noon.

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County decision on raises tabled until March 2

County employees will have to wait a little longer to see if a raise is in their future as the board of commissioners last week ...

February 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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