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Doughnut sales to fight cancer

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's Ambassador's Relay for Life team is selling doughnuts in the hopes of raising funds for the fight against cancer.

The team, whose motto is "Wishing Upon a Cure" is currently selling preorders for Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

February 20, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Coach, teacher to be inducted on Saturday

The University of North Georgia Athletic Department will induct four individuals into the Athletics Hall of Fame at a luncheon Saturday. Among those four is Dawson County High School history teacher and assistant girls basketball coach Anne Hyams.

"Each year we have the opportunity to pay tribute to the finest student-athletes and coaches in North Georgia's history," said Lindsay Reeves, director of athletics, in a release. "We are proud to honor the 2013 Hall of Fame class for their achievements in athletics and in the community, and for being great ambassadors of this university."

February 20, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Locals take leap for literacy

Dawson County residents are being told to go "jump in a lake," but for a good cause.

The third annual Leap for Literacy will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at War Hill Park.

February 20, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Preserve, protect

The only memory Peggy Hulsey has of the 68-foot Southern magnolia on her property is that her father didn't like it.

"Daddy hated the tree because they make such a mess, but [my mom] loved it," she said. "Nobody was going to cut down that tree as long as she was there, and it's still there."

February 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Postal employees honored

Postmaster Andrea Phillips awarded seven Dawson County post office employees last week.

"These awards are for years of service," said Phillips on Feb. 15. "These employees total over 200 years of service for the United States Postal Service."

February 20, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Etowah Lodge’s annual spaghetti dinner Saturday

A nearly 30 year tradition continues Saturday when the Etowah Lodge No. 222 Free and Accepted Masons open the lodge for an annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser.

"We've been doing this probably 28 years or so," said James Swafford, longtime lodge member.

February 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Annual meeting focuses on safety

The annual meeting of the Dawson County's Homeowners Association aimed to educate the community on safety during natural disasters and everyday life.

The meeting, held Saturday at the C&S Bank Community Building in downtown Dawsonville, featured guest speakers Billy Thurmond, director of Dawson County Emergency Services, and Sheriff Billy Carlisle.

February 20, 2013 | | LOCAL


Crossing topic of luncheon

Transportation is up for discussion Thursday during a Dawson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Robert Murphy, senior project manager with the Georgia Department of Transportation, will outline plans for the Hwy. 53-Ga. 400 crossing, which include converting it to a two-legged continuous flow setup.

February 13, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Arbor Day celebration is Friday

The community is invited to a celebration of trees Friday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Park.

The Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee in conjunction with Keep Dawson County Beautiful will meet at 2 p.m. in honor of Arbor Day, held in Georgia on the third week of February each year.

February 13, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Preparing for emergencies topic of annual meeting

Emergency preparedness will be the topic of discussion Saturday at the Dawson County's Homeowners Civic Association annual membership meeting.

Guest speakers Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle and Emergency Services Director Billy Thurmond are scheduled to outline the county's emergency management plans, as well as answer questions.

February 13, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Police academy seeks participants

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for its annual Citizens Law Enforcement Academy.

Designed to give residents an inside look at how local law enforcement operates, the free, four-week course begins March 7 with an introduction by Sheriff Billy Carlisle and his administrative staff.

February 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Community mourns local teacher, coach

A local teacher and coach will be greatly missed, but his "legacy of kindness and service" will be kept alive, friends and former colleagues say.

Philip Branson III, 59, who passed away Feb. 2 after a lengthy illness, leaves behind a community of family, friends and children whose lives he touched daily.

February 06, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


No charges in shooting

Charges will not be filed in what authorities have ruled an accidental shooting last week at Dawsonville Gun and Pawn on Hwy. 53 near Ga. 400.

"It was an accident," said Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Ray Goodie.

January 30, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson County Schools closed Friday

January 24, 2013 | | LOCAL


Woman shot at gun store

A 58-year-old employee was shot in the upper leg this morning when a firearm discharged at Dawsonville Gun and Pawn, near Ga. 400.

January 23, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Car chase ends with no arrest

A car chase last week in Dawson County led to no arrest for the deputy who attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the parking ...

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


Dawsonville man charged with rape, incest

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office arrested Mitchell Lee Ingebrigtsen, 23, on four felony charges including rape, incest, child molestation and first degree cruelty to ...

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


Dawson County can now better service people experiencing mental illness, developmental disabilities

Formerly Georgia Mountains Community Services, Avita is a public agency that was created by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Avita opened ...

March 29, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Suspect leads deputies on hours-long foot chase Gainesville wanted man still not located

What started with a medical visit ended with an hours-long foot chase and no arrest in Dawson County on March 17 when one man presented ...

March 29, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Gainesville mall up for sale in auction

Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville is on the auction block this week.

March 29, 2017 | DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Chamber celebrates 40th birthday at gala

While the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's annual gala is always highly anticipated, there was extra cause for celebration this past weekend as the ...

March 29, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Missing Dawsonville woman found

Dawson County police have located a Dawsonville woman who was reported missing on Sunday.

March 29, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Emergency personnel brave storm to clear roads

A joint effort between emergency personnel, sheriff's office deputies, county road crews and civilians kept Dawson County roads safe last week after a severe ...

March 29, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Marijuana, cash seized at Dawson residence

Dawson County investigators seized 1 pound of marijuana, a sawed-off shotgun and more than $2,000 in cash from a residence last week after executing ...

March 29, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Missing Dawsonville woman found

Dawson County police have located a Dawsonville woman who was reported missing on Sunday.

March 27, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson County cleaning up after storms bring high winds

The threat of severe weather became more than just a threat overnight as severe thunderstorms made way through Dawson County, resulting in downed trees, significant ...

March 22, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Woman gets through courthouse security with gun

A woman who entered the Dawson County Government Center earlier this month was able to make it past a security guard and a metal detector ...

March 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dollar General appeals zoning decision

When the planning commission voted to deny a request for a larger Dollar General at the corner of Harmony Church and Nix Bridge Roads, the ...

March 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Driver of minivan sought

The driver of a minivan is being sought by authorities following a report that the man attempted to talk to a child near a bus ...

March 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


National transportation board releases details on Dawson plane crash

The cause of a February plane crash in Dawson County has been released in a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board.

March 22, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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