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Shelter celebrates surgical unit opening

A ceremony to celebrate the opening of a puppy pavilion and surgical unit at the Dawson County Humane Society is set for Sunday.

March 30, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Church offers discount goods

A church located near the border of Dawson and Forsyth counties has partnered with an existing program that could make groceries affordable to nearby families in need.

March 30, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Opportunities abound

A joint effort of volunteer groups and local government has renewed fishing and hunting opportunities on 600 acres of state-owned forest that had been inaccessible for six years.

March 30, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Upcoming hike planned by local nature groups

Two environmental groups are giving residents a chance to visit the site of a proposed reservoir in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area.

March 30, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Local man led active life

Gene Bishop loved hunting, community service, traveling in political circles and donating time and money.

March 25, 2011 | ByJeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Local woman wins car

One Dawson County woman got her 15 minutes of fame this week...and then some.

March 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Tourney aids youth homes

Teams are still forming for the second annual Georgia Jail Association's charity golf tournament at Chestatee Golf Club on April 4.

March 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Man sends word from Japan

Former Dawson County residents who have been living in Japan contacted friends in North Georgia last week after surviving the recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated the country.

March 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Gala tickets still available

A gala next week will celebrate two decades of service and support to victims of domestic violence and their families.

March 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Writer begins book tour

Growing up in southern Alabama, James "Jim" Harvey spent many summers visiting family along the Florida Panhandle.

March 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Poker run set for Saturday

A poker run Saturday will help a local organization raise funds for area children.

March 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bearden named county GOP chair

Saturday's district convention of the Dawson County Republican Party ushered in a new chairman.

March 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Sixth-grade teacher investigated

Authorities say a male sixth-grade teacher at Dawson County Middle School remains on leave as investigators look into allegations of sexual misconduct with a student.

March 09, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Family calls new home a ‘blessing’

Bethany Berg couldn't stop smiling Saturday morning as she and her teenage sons hammered the first nails into their new home in northern Forsyth County.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Chili Bowl proceeds benefit local scholars

Rain threatened to wash out a benefit flag football tournament at Dawson County High School over the weekend.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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County opens temporary shelter at Rock Creek Park

Snow flurries are falling in Northeast Georgia this afternoon, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in tonight.

February 18, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Arbor Day Friday

The community is invited to a celebration of trees Friday afternoon at War Hill Park on Lake Lanier.

The Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee, in conjunction with Keep Dawson County Beautiful and the local extension agency, will meet at 2 p.m. in honor of Arbor Day, held in Georgia on the third week of February each year.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ice knocks down 1,000 trees

Crews were still moving downed trees from roadways and responding to weather-related incidents Tuesday afternoon, more than 12 hours after Mother Nature dumped at least a an estimated half inch of ice across Dawson County.

"Stay at home and off the roads unless it's an emergency," was the common request among first responders as early as noon Monday.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter storm may be on the way Monday

After an icy winter in 2014, North Georgia's relatively mild 2015 is about to take a turn for the worse.

February 15, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Dawsonville man killed in logging incident

A Dawsonville man died from injuries sustained in a logging incident over the weekend.

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Surveyors to halt 400/53 traffic Saturday morning

Survey work at the intersection of Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 will periodically shutdown traffic at the crossing Saturday morning.

February 05, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Woman drops 100 pounds

Two years ago, Donna Waters had difficulty getting out of her car and walking even a short distance.

February 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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