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Officials concerned with changes

A move to take certified rangers out of state parks has drawn concern from local officials.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Art in the Garden is this weekend

The Dawson County Art Council's 12th annual Art in the Garden event is this weekend and, according to Bowen Center for the Arts Executive Director Marcia Chelf, it's going to be a lot of fun for everyone.

May 03, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


‘A big celebration’

Shirley Hawkins has a long list of reasons to support Relay for Life.

May 01, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bluegrass concert aids in recovery program

There will be an evening of picking and grinning Saturday night when local bluegrass and gospel entertainers Little Mountain perform live at New Life Church.

May 01, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Clinic moving to new location

After years of occupying the basement of Grace Presbyterian Church, the Good Shephard Clinic is moving to a new home.

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


Movie warns teens of Internet predators

Parents who screened a movie Saturday hope the intended message hits home with their teenagers.

April 24, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dancing for donations

Dawson County residents are being invited to a special dance in support of a local charity's goal of bringing books to preschool-aged children each month.

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


Annual fundraiser aids cancer research

Dozens of volunteer teams are spending the week putting the finishing touches on cartoon-inspired festivities for Friday night's event.

April 24, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Egg-themed show on display at Bowen Center

April marked the opening of an egg-themed show at the Bowen Center for the Arts.

New Beginnings: the Art of the Faberge Egg and Spring Beauty Fine Art Exhibition, which will be on display at the Bowen Center for the Arts through April 27, showcases the art of the members of the International Egg Art Guild.

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


Jail lobby is drop-off for unused medications

Law enforcement officials are hoping a new service will play a role in keeping prescription and over the counter drugs out of the hands of children.

Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle recently announced the lobby of the detention center as a permanent drop-off location for the disposal of prescription and over the counter medications that are out of date or no longer needed.

April 17, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Moon Shine run is Saturday

Grab your sneakers for the inaugural Moon Shine Run at Atlanta Motorsports Park on Saturday.

Proceeds from the moonlit 5K and 10K run will benefit United Way for Dawson County, which provides monetary support to 14 area service agencies.

April 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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


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Fair comes to town as Chamber turns 40

The fair came to town last week, just in time for the celebration of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's 40th birthday.

July 05, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Auditors complete report of county’s 2016 financials

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners recently heard the results of an audit performed by accounting firm Rushton and Company.

July 05, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Development Authority, BOC discuss funding in group meeting

"I've been on this board for five years, and I don't remember us ever doing this," said Sherry Weeks, chair of the Development ...

July 05, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


T-Bone wreck at Duck Thurmond injures two

A wreck the morning of June 29 at Duck Thurmond Road and Hwy. 53 injured two and sent one to the hospital with non-life threatening ...

July 05, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Fire destroys former bed and breakfast famous for celebrity guests

A fire last Tuesday destroyed a 6,500 square foot former bed and breakfast off Hwy. 53 in Dawsonville.

July 05, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Associated Credit Union opens Dawson Forest branch

Norcross-based Associated Credit Union opened its doors for a soft launch last week and offered the community a sneak peek into its new offices on ...

July 05, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Driver charged in fatal north Forsyth crash

A Forsyth County grand jury has indicted a Dawsonville man in connection to a fatal car crash during which he is accused to have been ...

July 05, 2017 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Goodwill of North Georgia awarded $1.2M for ex-offender job program

Goodwill of North Georgia will receive $1.2 million from the federal Department of Labor for its program helping young adult ex-offenders find employment.

July 05, 2017 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Fire destroys vacant bed and breakfast

A fire Tuesday night destroyed a 6,500 square foot former bed and breakfast off Hwy. 53 in Dawsonville.

June 28, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Motorsports park to host 4th of July fireworks

The fourth annual Sparks in the Motorsports Park event is scheduled for this 4th of July and will be the biggest display of fireworks in ...

June 28, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Father and son drown at popular Lumpkin waterfall

More than $38,000 has been raised since a Dahlonega man and his son drowned at a popular Lumpkin County swimming spot last week.

June 28, 2017 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Summer is here

The first day of summer was June 21 and with the hot weather residents in the north Georgia mountains have been experiencing, officials are urging ...

June 28, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Beloved Chick-fil-A employee remembered by coworkers, patrons

If you have visited the Dawsonville Chick-fil-A restaurant at all in the past 10 years, you probably encountered Vicky Duran.

June 28, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Long range planning committee holds first meeting

A committee newly appointed by the board of commissioners met Friday morning under the notion that some growth is good, but planned growth is better.

June 28, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


10 wolf puppies born at North Georgia Zoo

A new and rather large litter of gray wolves was born this spring at North Georgia Zoo. Now, the puppies are ready for socialization.

June 28, 2017 | By Amber Tyner DCN regional staff | LOCAL


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