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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


Officials urge caution after recent ATV accidents

Emergency officials are urging caution this summer in the wake of two serious all-terrain vehicle accidents, including a fatality near downtown Dawsonville last month.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Celebrity breakfast is Friday

Nearly a dozen local "celebrities" will don aprons for Dawson County Family Connection's fifth annual breakfast Friday. The event supports community efforts that benefit local children.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Republicans gather for picnic

A picnic Saturday at War Hill Park on Lake Lanier will give local voters an opportunity to meet with key lawmakers in a casual setting.

June 05, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Rain storms lead to local emergency declaration

A sinkhole near Ga. 400 that nearly doubled in size after last week's torrential rain showers has led to the county declaring a need for local emergency.

May 29, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Election board eyes western precinct

The Dawson County Board of Elections is in talks over the possibility of applying for a grant that could lead to moving the county's west voting precinct.

May 29, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Summer program provides kids meals

For a third year, Dawson County schools and parks will be opening their doors to help feed the hungry over the summer.

May 29, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Man killed by Bobcat in accident

A 60-year-old man was killed Saturday in what authorities described as a machinery accident at his shop in downtown Dawsonville.

May 29, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Articles by Section - LOCAL


County’s first on-staff attorney hired

Following a 3-1 vote by commissioners last week, Monroe Lynn Frey III was appointed the county's new in-house legal representation in a move that ...

February 08, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


City acquires airport

The city council on Monday voted to acquire an airport owned and operated by the Elliotts, a prominent local family that includes NASCAR drivers Bill ...

February 08, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


City park plans move forward

The city council voted on Monday to move forward with the engineering phase of the park planned behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex and the Food ...

February 08, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Woody named publisher

Longtime editor and general manager Stephanie Woody has been named publisher of the Dawson County News.

February 07, 2017 | Staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


City acquires airport

The city council on Monday voted to acquire an airport owned and operated by the Elliott family, a prominent local family that includes NASCAR drivers ...

February 06, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Missing Dawson teen located

A teenager who was reported missing on Jan. 13 was found sometime yesterday after walking into a police station.

February 02, 2017 | Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Students launch in the Teen STEAM program at library

Before marshmallows were handed out last week at the Dawson County library, local teens and pre-teens were given roughly 45 minutes to build from scratch ...

February 01, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Georgia Mountains’ unemployment rate rises to 4.5 percent in December

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced on Jan. 26 that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region in December was 4.5 percent ...

February 01, 2017 | | LOCAL


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


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