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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


Camp offered for arts enthusiasts

Summer is almost upon us and the first wave of camps is getting ready to begin.

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


Woman’s club donates furniture to county

Members of the Dawson County Woman's Club donated several wooden chairs and a table to the county earlier this month.

May 29, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Flooding causes damage

Work crews have been out since daybreak Sunday assessing the damage and making repairs to areas across the county that felt the impact of heavy rainfall early Sunday.

May 22, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pruett promoted to lead senior center

A county native with more than two decades of local government experience has been selected to lead the Dawson County Senior Center.

May 22, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bible debate at state park rages on

A national atheist group wants to place books alongside Bibles at Georgia State Park lodge rooms and cabins.

May 22, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Memorial Day service Monday

A service Monday at Veterans Memorial Park will honor local military men and women who served their country honorably.

May 22, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Taking the plunge

DAWSONVILLE - About 100 Rangers in training from Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega parachuted into Lake Lanier at War Hill Park near Dawsonville last week.

May 15, 2013 | By Emma Witman DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Man killed crossing Hwy. 53 on 4-wheeler

A 73-year-old Guyton man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he attempted to cross Hwy. 53 on a 4-wheeler and was hit by an oncoming pick-up truck near Perimeter Road in Dawsonville.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | 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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