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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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Church to present live Christmas nativity

Bethel Baptist Church in Dawsonville will be performing its annual live Christmas nativity this weekend.

December 07, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Suicide prevention program next week

The Dawson County School System will host a workshop next week on suicide prevention and awareness that is open to parents, as well as the ...

December 06, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Dawsonville man killed in single vehicle wreck

A single vehicle wreck in Lumpkin County claimed the life of a longtime Dawson County man early Sunday morning.

December 06, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Katt Williams banished from Dawson and Hall counties

December 02, 2016 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff | LOCAL


New parks and rec smartphone app launches

Dawson County Parks and Recreation has launched a free smartphone app that is downloadable on both Apple and Android devices.

November 30, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Christmas parade, tree lighting scheduled for Saturday

This weekend will bring holiday festivities to downtown Dawsonville with the city's annual parade and Christmas tree lighting on Saturday.

November 30, 2016 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL


Holiday shopping kicks off

Thanksgiving Day was the kickoff for holiday shopping season at the North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawsonville.

November 30, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Black Friday is nearly here

Thanksgiving is tomorrow.

November 23, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Christmas program planned at First Baptist Church

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and for the past 14 years, First Baptist Dawsonville has presented its annual Christmas Program to ...

November 23, 2016 | | LOCAL


Gov. Deal issues level 2 severe drought response

A recent edict by Gov. Nathan Deal means that residential water use in Dawson County will now be restricted as the region's drought has ...

November 23, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


95 apartment units on Hwy. 53 move forward

During their Nov. 15 meeting, the planning commission unanimously voted to recommend approval of the rezoning for 95 planned apartment units and a commercial business ...

November 23, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Kroger Marketplace opens

Last week, one of the largest Kroger supermarkets in the state of Georgia opened its doors to the citizens of Dawsonville.

November 23, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson drug court celebrates 10 years

This year marks the 10th anniversary for Dawson County Treatment Court and the 15th anniversary for Hall County Drug Court, and treatment services for the ...

November 23, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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