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Shelter celebrates surgical unit opening

A ceremony to celebrate the opening of a puppy pavilion and surgical unit at the Dawson County Humane Society is set for Sunday.

March 30, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Church offers discount goods

A church located near the border of Dawson and Forsyth counties has partnered with an existing program that could make groceries affordable to nearby families in need.

March 30, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Opportunities abound

A joint effort of volunteer groups and local government has renewed fishing and hunting opportunities on 600 acres of state-owned forest that had been inaccessible for six years.

March 30, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Upcoming hike planned by local nature groups

Two environmental groups are giving residents a chance to visit the site of a proposed reservoir in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area.

March 30, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Local man led active life

Gene Bishop loved hunting, community service, traveling in political circles and donating time and money.

March 25, 2011 | ByJeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Local woman wins car

One Dawson County woman got her 15 minutes of fame this week...and then some.

March 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Tourney aids youth homes

Teams are still forming for the second annual Georgia Jail Association's charity golf tournament at Chestatee Golf Club on April 4.

March 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Man sends word from Japan

Former Dawson County residents who have been living in Japan contacted friends in North Georgia last week after surviving the recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated the country.

March 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Gala tickets still available

A gala next week will celebrate two decades of service and support to victims of domestic violence and their families.

March 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Writer begins book tour

Growing up in southern Alabama, James "Jim" Harvey spent many summers visiting family along the Florida Panhandle.

March 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Poker run set for Saturday

A poker run Saturday will help a local organization raise funds for area children.

March 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bearden named county GOP chair

Saturday's district convention of the Dawson County Republican Party ushered in a new chairman.

March 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Sixth-grade teacher investigated

Authorities say a male sixth-grade teacher at Dawson County Middle School remains on leave as investigators look into allegations of sexual misconduct with a student.

March 09, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Family calls new home a ‘blessing’

Bethany Berg couldn't stop smiling Saturday morning as she and her teenage sons hammered the first nails into their new home in northern Forsyth County.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Chili Bowl proceeds benefit local scholars

Rain threatened to wash out a benefit flag football tournament at Dawson County High School over the weekend.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Local teen collects donations for animals

Fifteen-year-old Shannon Porter has spent the last four holiday seasons making sure that all of the furry friends in Dawson County have a good Christmas.

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County approves fourth Dollar General

Another Dollar General is coming to Dawsonville after a rezoning request was approved by the board of commissioners in a unanimous vote last week.

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


GDOT: Roundabout on Hwy. 53 at Hwy. 183 coming soon

A new roundabout at the intersection of Hwys. 53 and 183 in Dawsonville has been officially bid out by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawsonville Tavern to ‘Feed the Hungry’

The Dawsonville Tavern is giving back this year with their Christmas Day project "Feed the Hungry." The restaurant is hosting a free meal for the ...

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


272 housing units on Hwy. 53 denied

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners had its final say in one developer's fight to bring 95 townhomes and 177 single family homes to ...

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL




Dawsonville man killed in Monday crash remembered for passion

For the family of Michael Bruce, the death of the 29-year-old is like a spoke missing from its wheel.

December 15, 2016 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Local Church distributes Thanksgiving meals

Many members of the Dawson County community stepped up during the week of Thanksgiving to bring food and holiday cheer to those in need. Last ...

December 14, 2016 | | LOCAL


Local teen collects donations for animals

Fifteen-year-old Shannon Porter has spent the last four holiday seasons making sure that all of the furry friends in Dawson County have a good Christmas.

December 14, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Bethel live nativity shows true meaning of Christmas

Bethel Baptist Church's live nativity was presented this past weekend, and the elaborate 10-scene outdoor play moved many spectators to tears.

December 14, 2016 | | LOCAL


Light show, music draws visitors to home on Ga. 400

A residential light show to rival all others has been erected this holiday season in a subdivision off Ga. 400.

December 14, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Learning to talk about suicide

Suicide is a word barely uttered above a whisper.

December 14, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


County committee seeks first staff attorney

A committee established by commissioners last week is looking to hire the county's first internal legal counsel, and the first new county attorney since ...

December 14, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Local teen collects donations for animals

Fifteen-year-old Shannon Porter has spent the last four holiday seasons making sure that all of the furry friends in Dawson County have a good Christmas.

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Seniors mimic masters with holiday art show

"I had never painted a day in my life before I joined this class," said Marilou Perry as she stood in front of her three ...

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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