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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


July Fourth celebration scheduled

The spirit of America is alive and well in Dawson County as preparations have begun for the annual Independence Day celebration July 3 at Rock Creek Park.

June 26, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Farmer’s market opens July 3

Locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers will roll in by the truckload when the Dawson County Extension Office's annual farmer's market opens July 3.

June 26, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Horse rescued from hole

It seems the weather over the past few weeks has been rough for man and beast alike as Dawson County Emergency Services responded to the 1300 block of Hugh Stowers Road last week.

June 19, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawssonnews.com | LOCAL


Severe weather expected this afternoon

The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather warning for Thursday afternoon in north Georgia.

June 13, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Teen dies in car surfing accident

A Dawson County teen and star athlete died Monday night after she fell from the hood of a moving vehicle.

June 12, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Church to offer free swimming family fun

Cornerstone Christian Church along with Dawson County Parks and Recreation is offering a fun, safe way to cool down over the next two months.

June 12, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


‘A good cause’

Local "celebrities" say they're going to stick to their day jobs after spending Friday morning in the grueling food service industry.

June 12, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Old-time moonshiner visits local distillery

After spending nearly a century in the mountains near Canton, one moonshiner is preparing his last batch in Dawsonville.

June 05, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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Two graduate from Dawson County mental health court

The Dawson County H.E.L.P Court held a ceremony last week at the county courthouse for its two most recent graduates.

February 01, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Hwy 136 bridge to close Monday for 180 days

The bridge on Hwy. 136 over the Etowah River in Dawson County will be closed for 180 calendar days beginning on Monday.

February 01, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Gun raffle draws media scrutiny

When an Atlanta news station came to Dawsonville last week to find more information on a booster club raffle, parents, coaches and residents were surprised ...

February 01, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Property owner files lawsuit against county commission

Dawson County property owner Bill Evans, and his corporation Dawson Forest Holdings, filed a lawsuit earlier this month against the county, board of commissioners and ...

February 01, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Homecoming queen and king crowned

Seniors Emma French and Corey Hammond were crowned basketball homecoming queen and king last week.

February 01, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Annual fundraising pageant scheduled for March

Dawson County's Miss Relay for Life pageant has been scheduled for March and applications are now being accepted for the annual fundraising event.

January 25, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Local murder investigation featured on Discovery

Dawsonville residents were able to view a television episode on Monday that detailed the investigation of two murders that occurred in the county in December ...

January 25, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Man wanted in Dawson found dead in Gilmer County

A man who was wanted by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office on charges of assault and battery was found dead in Gilmer County on ...

January 25, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Local families make trip to D.C. for inauguration

A tumultuous presidential election season came to an eventful end last Friday when Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the ...

January 25, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Nordson property gains new owners

As of Friday afternoon, an industrial building that sat vacant on the corner of Lumpkin Campground, Grizzle and Industrial Park roads for three years has ...

January 25, 2017 | | LOCAL


Man resigns after investigation at sheriff’s office

A Dawson County Sheriff's Office employee who reportedly lied about being involved in an inappropriate relationship with his subordinate resigned on Friday after a ...

January 25, 2017 | | LOCAL


County narrows attorney applicants to two

After an executive session last week, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted to move forward with selecting an in-house attorney and chose two finalists ...

January 25, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Vacant retail site on 400 to have new life

The Development Authority of Dawson County announced last week that the old Moss Retail site located on Hwy. 400 North is to be redeveloped into ...

January 24, 2017 | | LOCAL


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