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Church to screen film about crime on children

First Baptist Church of Dawsonville will be screening the new film "Finding Faith" Saturday with hopes that parents will take a new look at the dangers of Internet crimes against children.

"As grandparents, it's a grave concern of ours," said Debbie Gaines, whose husband Jim pastors the church. "We were interested in alerting the community on this important message for teens and their parents."

April 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Relay for Life holds dinner and more

Cancer survivors, their families and supporters will gather Thursday at Dawson County High School to celebrate survival.

Relay for Life of Dawson County will be holding its annual Survivor Dinner Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. at the high school. According to Andrea Shoemaker, community manager for Dawson County Relay for Life, the 12-year strong event is held to "bring cancer survivors together in celebration of their success in beating cancer."

April 17, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dance supports literacy

A fundraiser Saturday night had couples twisting the night away for literacy.

The annual golden oldies trivia dinner dance collected more than $5,000 for Reading Education Association of Dawson County's mission to improve lives through literacy in the community.

April 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


DCSO offers women’s self-defense course

A free course designed to teach women basic self-defense tips will be taught at Robinson Elementary School.

Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Ray Goodie said the three-hour course, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon April 20, will give women hands-on experience to fight off attackers.

April 10, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Rabies clinic this weekend

While cases are on the decline, rabies is still a threat to both man and animal. To help fight this threat, the county's annual rabies clinic, sponsored by 4-H, will be held Saturday morning.

Veterinarians will offer the low-cost vaccinations at various locations throughout the county beginning at 8:30 a.m.

April 10, 2013 | By David Renner | LOCAL


R.E.A.D. dancing for donations

R.E.A.D. will host its "Oldies but Goodies" trivia and dancing night Saturday and the community is invited to join in for food, fun and trivia.

"It is a really fun evening," said R.E.A.D. Executive Director Sandy Lipkowitz. "All of the trivia will be about the oldies goldies music."

April 10, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Annual golf tournament supports local veterans

There's still time to register a team in Rotary Club of Dawson County's annual golf tournament April 29 at Crystal Falls Golf Club.

Early entries for the Ft. Lauderdale scramble run through April 22. Entry fees are $125 for individuals or $500 for a four-player team.

April 10, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL




Church continues tradition

Despite having been with New Bethel Baptist Church for only four years, Pastor Bobby Whitmire is continuing a tradition that has spanned more than 30.

Whitmire and two church members, Michael Densmore, a deacon, and Yancy Savage, stood on platforms affixed to wooden crosses in front of the church March 29, off of Hwy. 136 East.

April 03, 2013 | By David Renner | LOCAL


Elliott truck series debut Saturday at Martinsville

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott will make his national debut Saturday in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia.

The 1:30 p.m. race will be televised on Fox Sports and shown on the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame's 24-foot projection screen.

April 03, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Eggs, food & fun

The football field at Veterans Memorial Park looked like it had been the victim of an Easter shower this weekend as Dawson County residents brought their children to gather chocolate prizes.

Sponsored by Dawson County Parks and Recreation, K.A.R.E. for Kids and the church @ War Hill, the 27th annual Easter egg hunt at the park drew a large crowd to hunt eggs, take train rides and get their faces painted. There also was a burger-eating contest.

April 03, 2013 | | LOCAL


Egg hunt is Saturday

Easter is this weekend and K.A.R.E. for Kids is ready for its annual egg hunt.

The hunt begins at 11:30 a.m. on March 30 at Veterans Memorial Park. The organization invites the community to come out for a lunch of hotdogs and more.

March 27, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Game benefits cause

A longstanding county rivalry deepened Saturday night when the Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office topped the Dawson County Sheriff's Office in a charity basketball game.

After the 51-37 win in Dahlonega, Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard said he was proud to take home the coveted pig-shaped trophy.

March 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


R.E.A.D. director honored

Each year, one Certified Literate Community Program director is selected among every other in the state to win the Georgia Press Association Award of Excellence in CLCP award.

R.E.A.D. executive director Sandy Lipkowitz has been named the 2013 award recipient.

March 22, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Charity basketball game benefits Relay for Life

The rivalry between Dawson and Lumpkin counties is expected to heat up Saturday night when sheriff's deputies from each county face off in a charity basketball game.

"We've always had kind of a rivalry with the Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office, so this is going to be interesting," said Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle. "It's definitely going to be a competition."

March 22, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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City acquires airport

The city council on Monday voted to acquire an airport owned and operated by the Elliott family, a prominent local family that includes NASCAR drivers ...

February 06, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Missing Dawson teen located

A teenager who was reported missing on Jan. 13 was found sometime yesterday after walking into a police station.

February 02, 2017 | Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Students launch in the Teen STEAM program at library

Before marshmallows were handed out last week at the Dawson County library, local teens and pre-teens were given roughly 45 minutes to build from scratch ...

February 01, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Georgia Mountains’ unemployment rate rises to 4.5 percent in December

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced on Jan. 26 that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region in December was 4.5 percent ...

February 01, 2017 | | LOCAL


Two graduate from Dawson County mental health court

The Dawson County H.E.L.P Court held a ceremony last week at the county courthouse for its two most recent graduates.

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


Hwy 136 bridge to close Monday for 180 days

The bridge on Hwy. 136 over the Etowah River in Dawson County will be closed for 180 calendar days beginning on Monday.

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


Gun raffle draws media scrutiny

When an Atlanta news station came to Dawsonville last week to find more information on a booster club raffle, parents, coaches and residents were surprised ...

February 01, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Property owner files lawsuit against county commission

Dawson County property owner Bill Evans, and his corporation Dawson Forest Holdings, filed a lawsuit earlier this month against the county, board of commissioners and ...

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


Homecoming queen and king crowned

Seniors Emma French and Corey Hammond were crowned basketball homecoming queen and king last week.

February 01, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Annual fundraising pageant scheduled for March

Dawson County's Miss Relay for Life pageant has been scheduled for March and applications are now being accepted for the annual fundraising event.

January 25, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Local murder investigation featured on Discovery

Dawsonville residents were able to view a television episode on Monday that detailed the investigation of two murders that occurred in the county in December ...

January 25, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Man wanted in Dawson found dead in Gilmer County

A man who was wanted by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office on charges of assault and battery was found dead in Gilmer County on ...

January 25, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Local families make trip to D.C. for inauguration

A tumultuous presidential election season came to an eventful end last Friday when Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the ...

January 25, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Nordson property gains new owners

As of Friday afternoon, an industrial building that sat vacant on the corner of Lumpkin Campground, Grizzle and Industrial Park roads for three years has ...

January 25, 2017 | | LOCAL


Man resigns after investigation at sheriff’s office

A Dawson County Sheriff's Office employee who reportedly lied about being involved in an inappropriate relationship with his subordinate resigned on Friday after a ...

January 25, 2017 | | LOCAL


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