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Department seeks volunteer firefighters

Dawson County Emergency Services, like many other departments across the nation, are reevaluating and refocusing its efforts to recruit new volunteer firefighters.

"Take a look across the board, nationwide, volunteerism in fire service is on the downslide," said Fire Chief Lanier Swafford. "Economics is tougher, more people are working extra jobs and you've got an enormous amount of competition for volunteerism."

March 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


City declares Lady Tigers Day

In the final chapter of the varsity Lady Tigers varsity basketball team's story, the city of Dawsonville decided to set aside a day just for the players.

During a luncheon in honor of the 2012-13 team on Sunday at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan proclaimed March 17, 2013, to be "Lady Tiger Day."

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


Lasting legacy

Family members and countless friends are mourning the sudden death of a woman many called an "angel among us."

Margie Weaver, who served as director of the Dawson County Senior Center for nearly three decades, died Monday at age 74.

March 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson man killed in Forsyth County wreck

March 13, 2013 | By Alyssa LaRenzie DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Community mourning child, 12, who inspired

Dawson County's beloved "Soldier Boy" died Monday night after a more than five-year battle with cancer.

Funeral services for 12-year-old Kenneth "Kenny" Webster Stewart III are scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Bearden Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Moss Memorial Gardens.

March 13, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Moonshiners’ stars chosen as grand marshals for festival

The lore of Dawsonville's unique moonshining history will have the community seeing stars come October when moonshiners from Discovery Channel's hit cable series of the same name will be in town to serve as grand marshals for the 46th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

"We're excited to be coming to Dawsonville for the Moonshine Festival," said Jeff Waldroup, who was in town Thursday with his sidekick Mark to make the official announcement and promote the festival that will be Oct. 26-27 in the streets of downtown Dawsonville.

March 13, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Fire displaces family

A family was displaced Thursday after a fire destroyed a home on A.T. Moore Road in southern Dawson County.

While the cause of the blazed has not been determined, Dawson County Deputy Chief and Fire Marshal Tim Satterfield said it appears to be electrical.

March 12, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Wrecks include year’s first fatality

A Dahlonega man died Sunday after a wreck on Ga. 400 in northern Dawson County.

Clayton Patterson, 69, was flown by helicopter to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta following a single-vehicle crash, which occurred about noon near the Dawson-Lumpkin County line.

March 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


GOP convention is set for Saturday

The Dawson County Republican Party convention Saturday is expected to usher in new leadership.

Clint Bearden, who was elected as the local party's chairman in 2011, has said he will not seek an additional term as the county's GOP leader.

March 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Plans for Carlisle Road outlined to residents

Plans to pave Carlisle Road were discussed during a meeting Saturday morning at Dawson County Emergency Services Station No. 2.

Several Carlisle Road residents attended the town hall style meeting held by Dawson County Public Works Director David Headley and county engineer Corey Gutherie, who outlined the project that includes paving, widening and restructuring the gravel road.

March 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Leap for Literacy

Dawson County residents didn't let 40-degree weather or stormy skies dampen their spirits for a good cause Saturday as WEE Books held its third annual Leap for Literacy.

According to organizers, the fundraiser at War Hill Park has grown more successful each year.

February 27, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Murder, moonshine on tap

During the March meeting of the Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society, Ray Rensi will present a program called "Murder and Moonshine in the Mountains."

The meeting will be March 19 at the Dawson County Library on Allen Street.

February 27, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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


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Recent phone scam targets elderly

Two incidences of a phone scam have been reported in Dawson County in the past few weeks, an issue Sheriff Jeff Johnson says should put ...

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Georgia Highlands Medical Services opens center in Dawsonville

Since 1979, Georgia Highlands Medical Services (GHMS) has been committed to its mission of providing exceptional primary medical care to everyone, regardless of personal circumstance.

April 26, 2017 | | LOCAL


Keep Dawson County Beautiful to restore creek

Keep Dawson County Beautiful is working to restore the creek at Rock Creek Park and will hold an event this weekend for volunteers who wish ...

April 26, 2017 | | LOCAL


DCHS grad named chairman of Outback Bowl

Dawson County High School alumni Todd Buchanan was announced this week as the next chairman of the 2017-18 Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida.

April 26, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


United Way celebrates more than $50,000 raised

United Way for Dawson County celebrated another year of fundraising with a luncheon last Wednesday, where contributors were recognized for their generous donations.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson to see 5th Ranger Training Battalion annual water jump

The 5th Ranger Training Battalion will conduct its annual water jump at War Hill Park into Lake Lanier next week.

April 26, 2017 | | LOCAL


$40,000 in merchandise stolen from Burberry outlet

Law enforcement in Dawson County is actively searching for three suspects who burglarized a Burberry store at the North Georgia Premium Outlets this weekend.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County receives $700,000 donation for new senior center

Dawson County seniors have something big to look forward to after an announcement at last week's board of commissioners meeting.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Veterans hold pancake breakfast fundraiser

The Veterans Affairs of Dawson County held its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser this weekend and saw enthusiastic support from the citizens of Dawson County.

April 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Human remains found in Dahlonega near site of missing Gwinnett woman’s wrecked car

Human remains and clothing were found last week in Dahlonega near where the wrecked vehicle of a Gwinnett County woman was found last year.

April 25, 2017 | From DCN regional staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


North Forsyth fire station opens a year after firefighters work out of Dawson

After working for more than a year out of neighboring Dawson County, some members of the Forsyth County Fire Department are coming home.

April 25, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire DCN regional staff | LOCAL


2 dead, 2 hospitalized after overdosing in southwest Forsyth over weekend

FORSYTH COUNTY - Four people overdosed, two fatally from Forsyth County, from drugs, three emergency calls of which were within a 15-hour period on Sunday and ...

April 25, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes DCN regional staff | LOCAL


City moves forward with airport improvements

City Manager Bob Bolz brought before the city council Monday a committee recommendation for a consulting firm that will spearhead improvements to a local airport ...

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Egg hunt a success

The annual Easter egg hunt at Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday couldn't have asked for a better day as attendees walked onto the football ...

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Continuous flow intersection nears completion

The final weeks of construction on the continuous flow intersection at Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 are looming as crews make final touches to the ...

April 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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