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Old Moonshiners of Georgia reunion Saturday

Throw on your Liberty overalls for the inaugural Old Moonshiners of Georgia Reunion on Saturday at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex.

July 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lumpkin Campmeeting begins Monday

Some call it vacation. Others say a family reunion. But for all that walk the hallowed grounds of Lumpkin Campground each summer, campmeeting is a weeklong spiritual revival and celebration.

July 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Etowah Water honors former board member

Another of Etowah Water and Sewer Authority's former board members has been honored with a tree planted in memory of service.

July 17, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Movies in the Park returns on Friday

Movies in the Park returns Friday when Northside Hospital and the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce present "Trouble with the Curve" under the stars at Dawson County Middle School's football field.

July 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Legacy lives

A ceremony next week will pay tribute to the late Margie Weaver, whose legacy as an advocate for seniors lives on at the center that will share her name.

July 17, 2013 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Deal may end fight over site for sludge

The threat of a sludge application in Dawson County may no longer be an issue after officials with Etowah Water and Sewer Authority agreed to treat waste from a plant in neighboring Forsyth.

July 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Annual fireworks show rescheduled for Aug. 30

Plans are being made to kick off the Labor Day holiday weekend with fireworks, after storms last week washed out Dawson County's annual Sparks in the Park Independence celebration.

July 10, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Market open

Rain didn't stop Kerrie Gunier and her daughter, Emily, from venturing out recently to buy fresh grown vegetables and cut flowers from local vendors at the Dawson County Farmer's Market.

July 10, 2013 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Fireworks postponed, rescheduled for Aug. 30

The annual Dawson Day Sparks in the Park fireworks show has been postponed due to the rain, organizers announced this morning.

July 03, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Nothing like this’

Daryl Rosenbaum has traveled to some of the most desired vacation spots in the world, but none compare to one of Dawson County's most precious gems.

July 03, 2013 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


DOT approves funds for flood repairs

The Georgia Department of Transportation has approved $200,000 in emergency funding to repair road and culvert damages caused by the heavy rains and flooding in Dawson County in May.

July 03, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Chestatee golf course won’t shoot geese after all

Chestatee Golf Club has decided not to shoot the Canada geese that have been troubling the course, said local resident Carroll Polak.

July 03, 2013 | By Andrew Akers DNC regional staff | LOCAL


Sparks in the Park is set for tonight

Organizers are hoping the rain holds off long enough to celebrate tonight's Dawson Day Sparks in the Park fireworks extravaganza.

July 03, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Developer purchases former Sembler property

An Atlanta-based development company announced on Wednesday plans to build a commercial "power center" that will bring national retail and restaurants to Dawson County.

June 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Chestatee Golf Club gets OK to shoot geese

People often look up in admiration when they hear honking geese. The familiar V-shaped flight pattern is a common sight and considered a sign of seasons changing.

June 27, 2013 | By Andrew Akers DCN regional staff | LOCAL


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County clerk re-appointed after salary increase

After one county employee interviewed last week for the position, Danielle Yarbrough was retained as county clerk by the board of commissioners in an unanimous ...

May 24, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dev. Auth. reports strong first quarter for Dawson

The Development Authority of Dawson County (DADC) released information last week that points to a very strong local economy during the first quarter of 2017 ...

May 24, 2017 | | LOCAL


Hundreds attend Rotary Day

Temperatures soared above 85 degrees on Saturday, leading many to take refuge in the cooling outdoor splash pad at Rotary Island at Rock Creek Park.

May 24, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Six graduate from drug treatment court

"I found love in a Cuban drug dealer. We had lots of money and lots of cocaine," said Teri Spurill, guest speaker at last Wednesday ...

May 24, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery soon to sell direct to customers

Jeff Chastain makes moonshine the way his great Uncle Ben did, following a century and a half-old recipe that turns mash to corn whiskey.

May 24, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Old Navy coming to North Georgia Premium Outlets

Shoppers will soon discover a new retail option at North Georgia Premium Outlets.

May 17, 2017 | | LOCAL


Bowen to host summer art camps for kids

The Bowen Center for the Arts is preparing to feature three weeks of summer art camps for kids in June.

May 17, 2017 | | LOCAL


Three men sought in Burberry burglary

Dawson County Sheriff's Office personnel continue to search for three suspects who stole nearly $40,000 worth of items from the Burberry store at ...

May 17, 2017 | | LOCAL


Rangers complete water jump training

One by one, 120 geared out Army Rangers jumped from 1,500 feet above Lake Lanier last week, parachuting into the 40 feet of water ...

May 17, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Rotary Day celebration this Saturday

Rotary Club of Dawson County is hosting its third annual Rotary Day at Rotary Island on Saturday to celebrate the beginning of summer with free ...

May 17, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Continuous Flow Intersection opens

Georgia's first continuous flow intersection at Hwy. 53 and Ga. 400 was unveiled Monday night as the signals switched to accommodate the new traffic ...

May 17, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Sound engineer: motorsports park following rules

A request by Atlanta Motorsports Park owner Jeremy Porter is nearing its sixth month in the hands of the Dawsonville city council as a final ...

May 17, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Mayor to appeal removal

Ousted Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan has announced plans to appeal a Monday afternoon decision by city council to remove him from office.

May 17, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Legislators wrap up events of latest session

Three state legislators representing districts including Dawson County spoke last week at a Dawson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon and gave a wrapup of some ...

May 17, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Mayor removed from office

The Dawsonville city council voted Monday afternoon, 3-1 in favor of removing Mayor James Grogan from office.

May 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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