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Pill drop offers secure way to dispose of drugs

Local authorities want parents to remember the war on drugs starts at home.

Each day, nearly 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.

October 26, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Poker run benefits kids

Proceeds from a poker run this weekend will benefit the Dawson County Sheriff's annual Shop with a Cop event.

The run departs from the Dawson County Law Enforcement Center on Tucker Avenue beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Breakfast will be available.

October 26, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Moonshine Festival this weekend

Lee Elrod was at an estate sale three years ago when he stumbled across an early 1940s photo taken atop Amicalola Falls.

An antique collector of sorts, Elrod was intrigued by the image of a man warming his hands over the open flame of a copper liquor still.

October 19, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Rotary team is ‘Smarter than a 10 year-old’

It's not technically a trick question, but tricky all the same to nearly everyone gathered Oct. 11 at Dawson County Middle School.

"Name all of the states that border the Great Lakes," said emcee Gary Pichon during the Reading Education Association of Dawson County's annual "Are You Smarter than a 10 Year-Old" competition.

October 19, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Homans installed as Kiwanis president

Local attorney Joey Homans was installed last week as president of the Dawson County Kiwanis Club by the group's 2011 President Lisa Thurmond.

"There's a lot of opportunities to be involved in community activities in Dawson County. Kiwanis is the way I've been able to tap into the community," Homans said. "I hope to just continue along the path that Lisa Thurmond set and continue to be positive to grow and strengthen our club."

October 19, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


In Their Own Words

If the U.S. Air Force called tomorrow and asked Laura Bishop to re-enlist, she wouldn't hesitate to board the next plane.

"I loved it. I really loved it," said the mother of two grown daughters.

October 19, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Festival traffic advisory

Thousands of visitors will be in Dawsonville this weekend for one of the most popular festivals in north Georgia.

The Mountain Moonshine Festival attracts thousands of people a day and parking all of the cars is quite a task. This year's festival will be Friday through Sunday.

October 19, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Popular keyboardist dies in wreck

October 13, 2011 | By Alyssa LaRenzie DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Funding will help improve young lives

A local partnership recently learned it will receive more than $121,000 to help fund its efforts to improve the lives of young people.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Office of Prevention Services has awarded Dawson County Family Connection a grant to focus on underage alcohol prevention.

October 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Cable barrier project scheduled for Ga. 400

A cable barrier similar to one installed on Interstate 985 in Hall County several years ago will be placed in the median on Ga. 400 in Dawson and Lumpkin counties.

The Georgia Depart-ment of Transportation announced Oct. 3 that it approved the 5.1-mile project as part of $97 million in 10 new transportation infra-structure improvement and maintenance projects across the state.

October 12, 2011 | editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Essig to speak to democrats

Alan Essig, director of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute will be the guest speaker at the Dawson County Democratic Party's October meeting.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Dawson County Library. The public is invited.

October 12, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Miss KARE for Kids crowned this weekend

The 2011 Miss KARE for Kids will be crowned Saturday at Riverview Middle School.

Now in its third year, the pageant is one of several fundraisers for KARE for Kids, a local non-profit organization that provides Christmas presents to Dawson County children in need.

October 12, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


In Their Own Words

Dawson County High School graduate Robert Dean knew he'd have a hard time making a living without a college degree.

"With the way the economy is, it's hard to make a living without a piece of paper from a university," he said. "I wanted to go to college, but I wasn't sure how it was going to get paid for."

October 11, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Man charged with DUI after motorcycle wreck

A Dawson County man who is recovering after a motorcycle collision Friday has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Larry Mann, 39, of Montvale Road was flown to Atlanta Medical Center with serious injuries from the crash that occurred about noon Sept. 30.

October 05, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Supporters raise nearly $18,000 for United Way

Two weeks ago United Way for Dawson County set its 2012 fundraising target at $105,000.

By Saturday evening, supporters had already collected nearly $18,000 toward the goal during a barbecue and hole-in-one challenge at the home of Jim and Barbara Watson just outside Dawsonville.

October 05, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Dawson County Schools closed Wednesday

The threat of snow, sleet or freezing rain that is forecast to fall Wednesday in parts of North Georgia convinced school officials to call off ...

January 19, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Saturday barbecue benefits local family

A benefit is planned for a local family that lost everything in a fire last month.

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Race fan wins museum’s 50/50 raffle

When Sherry Gailey bought two 50/50 raffle tickets from volunteers at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame during last year's annual Mountain Moonshine ...

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Big Canoe residents competing on royal court

Two Big Canoe residents hope to be crowned King and Queen of the mountains come February.

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Stores announced for new Kroger shopping center

Ross Dress for Less and Marshalls are among the first stores announced to open in the new Kroger-anchored Dawson Marketplace.

January 12, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Most Lake Lanier parks re-opened after flooding

All but three area parks have re-opened following heavy rainfall last week that caused historically high water levels on Lake Lanier.

January 06, 2016 | By Frank Reddy DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Crews battle early-morning house fire

Firefighters from two counties battled a residential blaze in freezing temperatures Tuesday morning.

January 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Overturned truck shuts down intersection

The crossing of Hwy. 9 and Dawson Forest Road is currently shut down in all directions after a truck overturned and continues to leak oil ...

January 04, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Flash flood warning in effect for Dawson County

A flash flood warning is in effect for much of Northeast Georgia, including Dawson County, until 2:15 p.m. today.

December 30, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Volunteers feed hundreds for Christmas

No one should go hungry at Christmas and certainly, no one should be alone.

December 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lighting likely to blame for Christmas Eve barn fire

A local man is grateful that his home was spared in a fire that leveled his barn early Christmas Eve morning.

December 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Crews work to repair problems caused by flooding

Crews have been on the scene of a new retail development on Ga. 400 and Dawson Forest Road where recent rain and flooding has caused ...

December 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dade County man killed in Burnt Mountain crash

A single-vehicle collision in northwestern Dawson County claimed the life of a Dade County man two days before Christmas.

December 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Eatery to serve 'lucky' New Year's meal

The Dawsonville Pool Room will once again open for lunch on New Year's Day and welcomes everyone to ring in 2016 with the southern ...

December 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson County News seeks ‘Outstanding Citizen’ nominations

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond in their duties to their church, community, school or civic organization?

December 30, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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