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Teams ‘Paint the Town Purple’

Volunteers painted the town purple Saturday with numerous events that raised cancer awareness and funds for Dawson County Relay for Life.

From car washes, yard sales and motorcycle rides to lemonade stands and cookouts, Relay for Life teams collected hundreds and helped spread the word about the fight against cancer.

April 18, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Cow county’s first rabies case in ’12

Animal owners are encouraged to have their pets and livestock vaccinated after a cow in northeastern Dawson was confirmed last week as the county's first rabies case in 2012.

Local animal control officials received verification April 9 that a cow found near Stowers Road and Ga. 400 was infected with the virus.

April 18, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Center planned for visits

A supervised visitation center planned for Dawson County aims to address domestic and dating violence that can occur during child custody exchanges.

The project began in October when the Office on Violence Against Women awarded "The Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant" to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council in Atlanta.

April 18, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Confirmed case of rabies in Dawson County

Local animal control officials announced Tuesday morning that they have received confirmation of a rabies case in Dawson County.

April 11, 2012 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Elderly man dies in wreck

An 89-year-old Dawsonville man died Monday afternoon from injuries he suffered in a wreck earlier that day.

Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Robin Stone said Heinz Boehm failed to yield as he pulled his 1990 Nissan Axxess onto Hwy. 9 north from a private driveway near Apple Ridge 2.

April 11, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Booths available for weekend yard sale

Editor's note: In the weeks leading up to Relay for Life, Dawson Community News will feature stories of hope, survivorship and fundraising events intended to increase cancer awareness in the community. The series will also include articles on prevention, early detection and treatment options.

Booth space is available for a community yard sale this weekend at Rock Creek Park.

April 11, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Egg hunt raises funds

With the sun beating down on their shoulders, hundreds of children stormed the field to claim bright-colored eggs during the 26th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt.

Earlier on Saturday, KARE for Kids' volunteers had spread more than 20,000 hard plastic eggs across the fields at Veterans Memorial Park.

April 11, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


County to dedicate time capsule

The community is invited to a ceremony Thursday to dedicate a 30-year time capsule that will be buried at the new Dawson County Government Center.

The time capsule will be placed in a flower bed in front of the building and identified with a granite marker that will list the installation date as well as the year it is to be opened.

April 04, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Chamber remembers late official

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce honored late Dawsonville Mayor Joe Lane Cox on Monday night by presenting a proclamation to his family and the city council.

Jennifer Baker, 2012 chamber chairwoman, read the proclamation of appreciation for outstanding civic service.

April 04, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Fundraiser benefits cause

Tickets are now on sale for a barbecue chicken fundraiser next week at Julia's Neighborhood Deli.

Sponsored by SunTrust Bank and the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, proceeds from the April 10 dinner will benefit Relay for Life, an overnight event in May that celebrates survivorship, while raising money for cancer research and programs.

April 04, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local soldier returns from Afghanistan

A special homecoming celebration was delayed a couple weeks for U.S. Army PFC Tyler Youngblood who arrived in Atlanta last month from an 11-month tour in Afghanistan.

Mother Anita Youngblood said life is great, knowing her son is back home safe.

April 04, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Governor speaks on literacy

As part of "Read Across Georgia" month, Gov. Nathan Deal and wife Sandra have touted literacy initiatives in visits across the state.

Last week, the Deals talked about the importance of literacy during the Certified Literate Community Program's state retreat at Amicalola Falls Lodge.

March 28, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Film fans flock to movie set

As word spread that movie legend Clint Eastwood and actress Amy Adams would be in Dawsonville last week, residents and film fans began flocking to the set at Amicalola Lodge.

"I heard about the movie because a location scout visited my brother, who lives in the neighborhood right across from the set," said Sean Sears, a Dahlonega resident. "I have been out here a couple days now."

March 28, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


KARE for Kids keeps busy hosting fundraisers

Even with early morning rain, motorcycles began rolling into downtown last Saturday for the KARE for Kids Fourth Annual Motorcycle Poker Run.

Riders dressed in leather gear and festive green accessories for St. Patrick's Day departed at 10 a.m. for a slick ride around Dawson County.

March 21, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Canines comforting

To a child beginning to read, words on a page can often be a maze of foreign symbols. Navigating them can be a daunting and nerve-wracking task.

Reading to Dogs, a special program offered monthly at the Dawson County Library, looks to ease children's anxiety by allowing participants to practice reading to therapy dogs.

March 21, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


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Car, foot chase leads to DUI arrest

Officers responding to reports of a suspected intoxicated driver ended up being led on a car and a foot chase.

November 02, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Park closes boat ramps as Lanier water levels near 4-year low

Dawson County officials closed three of four boat launching ramps at War Hill Park last week, citing the constantly receding water level in Lake Lanier ...

November 02, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Rock Creek ‘Trunk or Treat’ promises ghoulishly good fun

Dawson County Parks and Recreation is hosting its fifth annual Trunk or Treat event at Rock Creek Park on Halloween. The event is free to ...

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


State officials continue search for better internet access, more connectivity

Windstream announced last week that it plans to upgrade its broadband internet service in Northeast Georgia counties, including Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Habersham and Jackson.

October 26, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent jsilavent@gainesvilletimes.com | LOCAL


Nudist resort owner receives county approval for expansion

More than 200 people gathered at the county courthouse last week to support a rezoning effort by one of the county's popular tourist destinations.

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Authorities: Shots were accidental, self-inflicted

Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford said that personnel responded to a call of a potential gunshot wound in the parking lot of LongHorn ...

October 25, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


49th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival honors racing legends

A cool, breezy morning awakened vendors and festival-goers alike on Saturday morning for the 49th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 24, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


K.A.R.E. for Kids makes holiday wishes come true

Hundreds of local children will wake up Christmas morning to find presents under their trees thanks to dozens of volunteers determined to make holiday wishes ...

October 19, 2016 | | LOCAL


49th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival and Entertainment Schedule

Festival Weekend Schedule

October 19, 2016 | | LOCAL


It's your time to shine, Dawsonville

In remembrance of the time-honored tradition of smuggling alcohol through the hills of prohibition-era Appalachia, Downtown Dawsonville will celebrate the 49th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival ...

October 19, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Publix opens

Couponers, rejoice! The new Dawsonville Publix opened its doors to customers for the first time last week.

October 19, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Commission chair tells chamber of commerce to keep doors open for development

At one of Mike Berg's last speeches as commission chairman, he delivered a state of the county address to a room of Chamber of ...

October 19, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawsonville man killed after motorcycle hits cow

A Dawsonville man was killed when his motorcycle struck a cow early Monday morning in Northeast Hall County.

October 19, 2016 | From DCN regional staff | LOCAL


New Panera Bread set to open on Halloween

Dawson County's new Panera Bread Bakery-Café is expected to open by the end of the month.

October 19, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Home heating help available Nov. 1

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. has announced another year of the Home Heating Help program for the elderly and homebound in Dawson County.

October 19, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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