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Homeless numbers on the rise in Northeast Ga.

The number of homeless people in Hall County and surrounding areas increased in 2010.

April 06, 2011 | By Carolyn Crist DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Club’s tourney set for May 9

The Rotary Club of Dawson County will host its annual Golf Tournament on May 9 at Crystal Falls Golf Club in Dawsonville.

April 06, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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


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City acquires airport

The city council on Monday voted to acquire an airport owned and operated by the Elliott family, a prominent local family that includes NASCAR drivers ...

February 06, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Missing Dawson teen located

A teenager who was reported missing on Jan. 13 was found sometime yesterday after walking into a police station.

February 02, 2017 | Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Students launch in the Teen STEAM program at library

Before marshmallows were handed out last week at the Dawson County library, local teens and pre-teens were given roughly 45 minutes to build from scratch ...

February 01, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Georgia Mountains’ unemployment rate rises to 4.5 percent in December

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced on Jan. 26 that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region in December was 4.5 percent ...

February 01, 2017 | | LOCAL


Two graduate from Dawson County mental health court

The Dawson County H.E.L.P Court held a ceremony last week at the county courthouse for its two most recent graduates.

February 01, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Hwy 136 bridge to close Monday for 180 days

The bridge on Hwy. 136 over the Etowah River in Dawson County will be closed for 180 calendar days beginning on Monday.

February 01, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Gun raffle draws media scrutiny

When an Atlanta news station came to Dawsonville last week to find more information on a booster club raffle, parents, coaches and residents were surprised ...

February 01, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Property owner files lawsuit against county commission

Dawson County property owner Bill Evans, and his corporation Dawson Forest Holdings, filed a lawsuit earlier this month against the county, board of commissioners and ...

February 01, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Homecoming queen and king crowned

Seniors Emma French and Corey Hammond were crowned basketball homecoming queen and king last week.

February 01, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Annual fundraising pageant scheduled for March

Dawson County's Miss Relay for Life pageant has been scheduled for March and applications are now being accepted for the annual fundraising event.

January 25, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Local murder investigation featured on Discovery

Dawsonville residents were able to view a television episode on Monday that detailed the investigation of two murders that occurred in the county in December ...

January 25, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Man wanted in Dawson found dead in Gilmer County

A man who was wanted by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office on charges of assault and battery was found dead in Gilmer County on ...

January 25, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Local families make trip to D.C. for inauguration

A tumultuous presidential election season came to an eventful end last Friday when Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the ...

January 25, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Nordson property gains new owners

As of Friday afternoon, an industrial building that sat vacant on the corner of Lumpkin Campground, Grizzle and Industrial Park roads for three years has ...

January 25, 2017 | | LOCAL


Man resigns after investigation at sheriff’s office

A Dawson County Sheriff's Office employee who reportedly lied about being involved in an inappropriate relationship with his subordinate resigned on Friday after a ...

January 25, 2017 | | LOCAL


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