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Young child to receive kidney from father

Twenty three-month-old Mason Hyde needs a kidney and his father just happens to be a donor match.

July 24, 2013 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Roads renamed for race legends

Several streets in downtown Dawsonville soon will sport names that reflect the city's unique and nationally recognized auto racing heritage.

July 24, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Club plans splash park

The Rotary Club of Dawson County has plans to build a kid's splash fountain at Rock Creek Park.

July 24, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Fundraiser supports local animal shelter

Las Vegas is coming to Dawsonville for the Dawson County Humane Society's Lucky Dog Casino Night.

July 24, 2013 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Cyclists to take scenic ride

The Office of Tourism Development of Dawson County will be holding a scenic ride through the county this weekend.

July 24, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Big Canoe man killed in wreck

A Dawson County man was killed in a collision with a tractor trailer on Hwy. 53 west of Dawsonville just before noon on Wednesday, Georgia State Patrol confirmed.

July 19, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Old Moonshiners of Georgia reunion Saturday

Throw on your Liberty overalls for the inaugural Old Moonshiners of Georgia Reunion on Saturday at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex.

July 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lumpkin Campmeeting begins Monday

Some call it vacation. Others say a family reunion. But for all that walk the hallowed grounds of Lumpkin Campground each summer, campmeeting is a weeklong spiritual revival and celebration.

July 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Etowah Water honors former board member

Another of Etowah Water and Sewer Authority's former board members has been honored with a tree planted in memory of service.

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


Movies in the Park returns on Friday

Movies in the Park returns Friday when Northside Hospital and the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce present "Trouble with the Curve" under the stars at Dawson County Middle School's football field.

July 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Legacy lives

A ceremony next week will pay tribute to the late Margie Weaver, whose legacy as an advocate for seniors lives on at the center that will share her name.

July 17, 2013 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Deal may end fight over site for sludge

The threat of a sludge application in Dawson County may no longer be an issue after officials with Etowah Water and Sewer Authority agreed to treat waste from a plant in neighboring Forsyth.

July 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Annual fireworks show rescheduled for Aug. 30

Plans are being made to kick off the Labor Day holiday weekend with fireworks, after storms last week washed out Dawson County's annual Sparks in the Park Independence celebration.

July 10, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Market open

Rain didn't stop Kerrie Gunier and her daughter, Emily, from venturing out recently to buy fresh grown vegetables and cut flowers from local vendors at the Dawson County Farmer's Market.

July 10, 2013 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Fireworks postponed, rescheduled for Aug. 30

The annual Dawson Day Sparks in the Park fireworks show has been postponed due to the rain, organizers announced this morning.

July 03, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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UPDATED: Courthouse evacuated after powder spilled in courtroom

The Dawson County Government Center was partially evacuated on Wednesday after a powdery substance was dropped in a courtroom.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Relay for Life this Friday

The annual Dawson County Relay for Life will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Park in Dawsonville.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Farmer’s Market opens Friday

The Amicalola Regional Farmers Market is scheduled to start this Friday at the Tractor Supply on Hwy. 53 East.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


DCSO holds active shooter simulation training

The North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall became a training ground when sheriff's deputies and other law enforcement personnel participated in a mock active shooter ...

April 26, 2017 | | LOCAL


Barn Dance this Saturday

Wee Books is hosting fundraiser this weekend that is sure to have attendees stompin' their boots and spinnin' their partners round and round.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Three cases of child molestation, rape reported in Dawson

Three separate incidents involving child molestation and strong arm rape of a child were reported to the Dawson County Sheriff's Office in April, one ...

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Recent phone scam targets elderly

Two incidences of a phone scam have been reported in Dawson County in the past few weeks, an issue Sheriff Jeff Johnson says should put ...

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Georgia Highlands Medical Services opens center in Dawsonville

Since 1979, Georgia Highlands Medical Services (GHMS) has been committed to its mission of providing exceptional primary medical care to everyone, regardless of personal circumstance.

April 26, 2017 | | LOCAL


Keep Dawson County Beautiful to restore creek

Keep Dawson County Beautiful is working to restore the creek at Rock Creek Park and will hold an event this weekend for volunteers who wish ...

April 26, 2017 | | LOCAL


DCHS grad named chairman of Outback Bowl

Dawson County High School alumni Todd Buchanan was announced this week as the next chairman of the 2017-18 Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida.

April 26, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


United Way celebrates more than $50,000 raised

United Way for Dawson County celebrated another year of fundraising with a luncheon last Wednesday, where contributors were recognized for their generous donations.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson to see 5th Ranger Training Battalion annual water jump

The 5th Ranger Training Battalion will conduct its annual water jump at War Hill Park into Lake Lanier next week.

April 26, 2017 | | LOCAL


$40,000 in merchandise stolen from Burberry outlet

Law enforcement in Dawson County is actively searching for three suspects who burglarized a Burberry store at the North Georgia Premium Outlets this weekend.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County receives $700,000 donation for new senior center

Dawson County seniors have something big to look forward to after an announcement at last week's board of commissioners meeting.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Veterans hold pancake breakfast fundraiser

The Veterans Affairs of Dawson County held its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser this weekend and saw enthusiastic support from the citizens of Dawson County.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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