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Day of Caring set for Friday

United Way for Dawson County will announce its 2012 fundraising goal during a breakfast Friday morning.

Afterward, dozens of volunteers will head out in to the community for the organization's annual Day of Caring.

September 12, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


District governor visits local club

Rotary International District 6910 Gov. Margie Eddy-Forbes paid a visit to the Rotary Club of Dawson County on Sept. 6 to talk about plans, goals and initiatives for the year ahead.

As in years past, the worldwide eradication of polio remains Rotary's top philanthropic goal.

September 12, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Custom fit career

Eight-hour days in a cubicle may be tough. But Shane Stephens of Dawsonville may have it tougher.

His clients bite, kick, stomp and may throw him into a wall.

September 05, 2012 | By Savannah King DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Work set to begin at intersection

Tracey Burnette was brought to tears late last month when she arrived home from work to see a clearing in her front yard.

"I knew we were in line to have these trees taken down, and I was not sure what kind of an emotional impact it would have on me," she said. "My mom, Betty Anne Bagley, used to climb those trees when she was growing up and they have always been a part of my yard ever since we built the house in 1970. It was so sad."

September 05, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Miss KARE for Kids set to be crowned at Riverview MS

Miss KARE for Kids 2012 will be crowned Sept. 15 at Riverview Middle School.

Now in its fourth year, the pageant is one of several fundraisers for KARE for Kids, a local nonprofit organization that provides Christmas presents to local children in need.

September 04, 2012 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Trailer for movie filmed in Dawsonville released

Praven Patel plans to be among the first in line when the movie filmed earlier this year at his Dawsonville motel hits the big screen next month.

Warner Brothers recently released the first trailer for "Trouble with the Curve" starring Clint Eastwood with several scenes featuring Amicalola Lodge, the motel Patel has owned for the last 20 years.

August 29, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Secret family history surfaces

Dozens of local residents gathered last week to hear the unpublicized, long-kept-secret history of a 1920s Dawsonville murder.

The Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society met at the local library on Aug. 21 to hear David Wallace, a great-grandson of Etna Parks, share his family's story on how Parks shot the county sheriff.

August 29, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Bowen Center hosts food-focused festivities

While paintbrushes and canvases were absent, food of all shapes, colors, smells and tastes was aplenty at Bowen Center for the Arts.

The "Let's Decorate with Food" workshop held Thursday by the Dawson County Arts Council offered art enthusiasts and culinary connoisseurs a chance to mix their mediums.

August 29, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Laura Vandiver remembered for impact on community

August 28, 2012 | By Greg Breazeale DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Ga. 53 bridge in Dawson County reopens

August 28, 2012 | | LOCAL


Log truck overturns on Hwy. 53 West

An overturned log truck closed Hwy. 53 West about a mile and a half outside of Dawsonville just east of Elliott Family Parkway early Monday evening.

August 27, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Treatment court graduates eight

Several drug and DUI offenders gathered at the Dawson County Courthouse last Thursday to celebrate reaching a new phase in their life.

With tears, smiles and anticipation, eight participants in Dawson County Treatment Court's DUI and drug tracks received plaques recognizing their program completion.

August 22, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Humane Society casino night Saturday

Cards will be tossed, dice will be rolled and wagers will be made on Saturday at the Dawson County Humane Society's Lucky Dog Casino Night.

The third annual event benefits the animal shelter, which currently houses about 200 homeless cats and dogs.

August 22, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Land purchases under way for Ga. 400/Hwy. 53 project

Right-of-way acquisition is just starting on a major and unique-for-Georgia retooling of Ga. 400 at Hwy. 53 in Dawson County, one of the region's busiest intersections.

The cost of acquiring the 33 parcels is $9.5 million, a process that could take up to 18 months to complete, said Teri N. Pope, a Hall County-based spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Transportation.

August 22, 2012 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


DOT to start resurfacing of Ga. 400

The Georgia Department of Transportation began overnight lane closures Tuesday as part of resurfacing Ga. 400 from Ga. 306 in Forsyth County to Ga. 53 in Dawson County.

The $3.2 million, 8.7-mile project calls for workers to remove 1 inch of asphalt and replace it with new asphalt, working in one lane at a time. Work will begin at the busy Ga. 53 intersection.

August 22, 2012 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


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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


County budget hearings commence

The board of commissioners held its first set of public budget hearings this week with more to come through next Thursday.

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


Fuel spill blocks both Ga. 400 northbound lanes

UPDATE: Both lanes of Ga. 400 northbound have been cleared as of 7:45 p.m.

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


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