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Family donates snacks to officers on the run

When Deputy Mich Long orders his lunch, he typically asks for it to be served to-go.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Chief 'very proud' of firefighters' actions

Tim Pastore stepped back for a moment on Thursday after seeing the damage to the fire engine he was driving nearly a week earlier that collided head on with a passenger car.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Gas main break shuts down Hwy. 53 in Dawson County

A stretch of Hwy. 53 between Ga. 400 and Lumpkin Campground Road was shut down Monday morning as crews worked to contain a gas main leak punctured during construction.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Spirited cheer dad can’t hide his Tiger pride

Isaac Barnes showed up at his daughter's first cheer practice to help his wife teach the young cheerleaders a thing or two about football.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Smarter than a 10-year-old contest set for Tuesday

As adults, we'd all like to think we can remember the geography, history, language arts and math we learned so many years ago in elementary school.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


River clean-ups planned on Amicalola, Etowah

Two events are planned within the next week to celebrate October as Clean Water month in Dawson County.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Hwy. 53 now open after gas main break shuts down roadway

Hwy. 53 near Ga. 400 has reopened following Monday morning's gas main break east of Lumpkin Campground Road in Dawson County.

October 05, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Hwy. 53 reopens following head-on crash involving fire engine

Hwy. 53 East in Dawson County is now open following this morning's head-on collision involving a fire engine.

October 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Interactive program aims to open community eyes

Volunteers are needed to participate in an interactive collaboration and learn what it's like to live in poverty.

September 30, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Pichon named Kiwanian of the Year

When Dan Pichon joined the Dawson County Kiwanis Club five or so years ago, the retiree was promised he wouldn't have to serve on the board or hold an officer position.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


A promise to families

As the Taste of Italy fundraiser wound down at Church of the Apostles Saturday night, volunteers packed a to-go box of spaghetti, salad and homemade cake to take to a man living in the wooded area behind a local restaurant.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Volunteers brave rain to sweep the shores

The rain was misting, the wind was blowing and it was chilly outside.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Furry fun in the park

He has a blog and his own Facebook page, and now French bulldog Clyde has a blue "Best of Show" ribbon from the Dawson County Humane Society's Pups in the Park Dog Show at Rock Creek Park.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Community remembers lost soldiers during memorial service

Dawson County Veterans took time last week to remember brothers-in-arms that were either captured or never returned from battle.

September 23, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


It’s fall, y’all

The weather is still sweltering and muggy in Central Florida, so Linda Thompson is spending the first few weeks of fall in North Georgia, where the air is crisp and the colors of the leaves are already starting to fade to beautiful shades of red, gold and orange.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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First responders make $14,000 Christmas donation

It was the day after Thanksgiving, and all across town, first responders were collecting donations to turn holiday frowns around.

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


11-year-old boy dies in Dawson County house fire

The local school system and community are mourning the loss of a Dawsonville boy who friends say had a smile that lit up the town ...

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Longtime Dawson County dentist retires

After 30 years, Dr. Michelle Morrow is finally passing on her role as primary dentist at Dawsonville Distinctive Dentistry.

December 09, 2015 | By Jake Alvarado For the Dawson County News, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Longtime emergency services director bids farewell to friends, colleagues

Friends, family and colleagues gathered Friday afternoon at the headquarters of Dawson County Emergency Services to celebrate the nearly four decade career of the county ...

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Residents find holiday mood at annual parade

The weather still looks and feels a bit like fall, but with the lighting of the grand tree in front of city hall this past ...

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Church will present live nativity this weekend

The reason for the season will be showcased this weekend as the congregation of Bethel Baptist Church presents an elaborate, full-scale production depicting the story ...

December 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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