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Local veteran becomes president of council

Dawson County's Chapter 970 of the Vietnam Veterans of America President Wayne Watkins was elected as President of the Georgia State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America during the council's June 21 meeting in Macon.

July 13, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


Dawson summer aquatics program expanded

Due to overwhelming popularity Dawson County Parks and Recreation is proud to announce additional sessions of Adult Water Aerobics.

July 13, 2008 | | LOCAL


Stay cool this summer with these tips

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services is offering tips to help older adults stay cool and avoid heat-related illnesses like heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

July 13, 2008 | | LOCAL


Rural land taxes may increase

Gary Putnam doesn't know how he's going to afford his latest property evaluation.

July 13, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Keeping traditions alive

A half-century ago, Billy and Maryann King married at the courthouse in Dawsonville. Saturday, the Kings watched their granddaughter, Nicole Avery, 23, marry Daniel Damron, 23, at the same, now historic, courthouse.

July 13, 2008 | Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | LOCAL


Newspaper introduces new Web site

Solidifying its reputation in the community as the most dependable source of news and information, the Dawson Community News today launches a revamped Web site.

July 13, 2008 | Stephanie Woody | LOCAL


Gold Creek golf closes

What was once deemed Dawson County's premier golf experience may be facing foreclosure.

July 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Downtown Food Lion expected to open by December

If all goes as planned, Dawson County residents will have a new place to purchase all the trimmings for a Christmas dinner as Food Lion in downtown Dawsonville is set to be open in December.

July 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Grand jury indicts two in alleged set up

Two Dawsonville men accused in connection with planting drugs and a gun in a high school student's car on campus last December were indicted by a grand jury on June 12. Laland Anderson, 57, and Bradley Massey, 21, surrendered to authorities in January after warrants were issued for their arrests in connection with the alleged set up.

July 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Learning the law

An abandoned house on Elliott Village Road became a mock crime scene Thursday morning for the Dawson County Junior Law Enforcement Academy. Junior cadets, acting as the sheriff's office, received a phone call reporting shots fired in the area. "Sheriff" Chase McCalvin said authorities arrived on the scene shortly before 9 a.m. to find a teen victim dead from a single gunshot to the head. A juvenile suspect was taken into custody and booked on murder charges following a brief foot chase. "A neighbor witnessed him breaking out and climbing through the front window," McCalvin said. McCalvin said ...

July 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Sembler intent on breaking ground in '09

Despite the current economy, Sembler Company remains optimistic about the company's plans for Dawson County. "We're hoping to get started early next year," said Sembler spokesman Nick Gold, Monday, affirming the company's intentions of bringing a new large-scale retail development to Dawson County. Sembler Company is responsible for several small and large-scale retail properties throughout the southeast and has plans to bring a new shopping facility, 1 million square feet in size, to 103.5 acres located between Whitmire and Dawson Forest roads. "They're doing quite a bit to make the development an attractive shopping destination ...

July 07, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


Fees to fund new burn room

Impact fees collected from developers locating in Dawson County will pay for a new fire training facility.

July 06, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Look and Taste raises $14,000

The who's who of Dawson County packed the Lakeview Center Tuesday night, May 20, for the 3rd Annual Look and Taste of Dawson.

July 06, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Commission recommends approval of complex

The Dawson County Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of a controversial rezoning request during its most recent meeting at Rock Creek Park, May 20.

July 06, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


Local candidate's status in jeopardy

A Dawson County commission candidate could be disqualified from the July 15 primary if it is determined later this week that he is not a legal resident of the county.

July 06, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Fireworks a ‘go’

A Fourth of July fireworks spectacular will still go on, according to city officials.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Two from EMS honored

The state advocacy agent for Georgia emergency services personnel recently recognized two men from Dawson County for their dedication to the field.

June 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Service with a smile

Local "celebrities" and community members alike packed LongHorn Steakhouse on Friday as Family Connection of Dawson County held its sixth annual Celebrity Waiter breakfast.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Truck drives into local restaurant

Dawson County emergency personnel responded to reports of a vehicle entering a local restaurant shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Intersection named in youth’s memory

A ceremony will be held Thursday in memory of a young man many in Dawsonville knew as "Soldier Boy."

June 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Truck drives into local restaurant

Dawson County emergency personnel responded to reports of a vehicle entering a local restaurant shortly after 4:20 Thursday afternoon.

June 05, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Summer movies series kicks off Friday at park

There probably won't be anyone building a snowman, but you just might see a sandcastle or two Friday night when Dawson County Parks and Recreation kicks off the popular summertime Movies in the Park series with Disney's "Frozen" on the beach at War Hill Park.

June 04, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Celebrity waiter breakfast is Friday

The community will be seeing stars on Friday for Family Connection's Celebrity Waiter breakfast.

June 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


DCES honors recently promoted personnel

Dawson County Emergency Services recently promoted three to new leadership positions within the department.

June 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Graduate airlifted after wreck

A Dawsonville teen was airlifted in serious condition to Atlanta Medical Center following a collision Saturday afternoon just hours after graduating with honors from Dawson County High School.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson participates in national hacking day

For the second year, representatives from Dawson County will be participating in a nationally-recognized tech event.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Party planned for volunteer

Longtime friends of civic volunteer Helen Taylor are asking the community to save June 29 on their calendars to celebrate her 90th birthday.

May 28, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Grotto receives blessings from Father, mother

With the memorial grotto at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church finished, all that was left was to formally dedicate the site to the memory of its inspiration.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Fans flock to former Falcons’ coach estate sale

The sign leading up to the lake home on Holly Drive in Dawsonville said estate sale, but the better description would have been the "Jerry Glanville Museum."

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Commissioners approve design for splash pad

The updated design plans for a new water feature at Rock Creek Park have been approved by county officials.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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