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County weighs historic label

The Dawson County Commission could soon examine the possibility of labeling certain locations in the county as "historic."

September 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bowen turns 10

Dawsonville celebrated a decade of fine arts with a gala Saturday night at the Bowen Center for the Arts.

September 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Shore sweep Saturday

Those who have enjoyed recreational time on Lake Lanier - be it fishing, boating or swimming - may consider pitching in to keep the lake beautiful this weekend.

September 22, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Pill drop offers secure way to dispose of drugs

SafeKids of Dawson County has teamed up with local agencies to keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands.

September 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


United Way sets goal

There wasn't a dry eye during Friday's lunch to kick off United Way for Dawson County's 2011 campaign.

September 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Resident tackles Ironman

The Bible says that just "as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."

September 22, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


No clear-cut answer

A Dawson County man who lives near Amicalola Creek is "downright livid" over a state-approved forest clearing project that recently took down nearly 40 acres of woods behind his house.

September 15, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Victims remembered at 9/11 event

Public safety officials held a 9/11 remembrance service last week to honor those who lost their lives nine years ago during terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

September 15, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Corps planning for work at area parks

With several of its Lake Lanier campgrounds closing for the season this week, the Army Corps of Engineers is casting an eye toward offseason improvements.

September 15, 2010 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Show to help senior center

Those looking for a night of live country music need look no further than Dawson County this week.

September 15, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Last date for market is Sept. 18

The 2010 Dawson County Produce Market was a true success, according to Dawson County Extension Agent Clark Beusse.

September 15, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Service pays respect to missing soldiers

A remembrance service Friday night will pay respect to soldiers who remain missing or were once prisoners of war.

September 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Car seat inspections open

Dawson County Emergency Services in partnership with Safe Kids will have certified child passenger safety technicians available to provide car seat inspections and advice from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 22 at Wal-Mart in Dawsonville.

September 15, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dozens to help at Day of Caring

United Way for Dawson County kicks off its 2010 fundraising campaign this Friday with a Day of Caring.

September 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Fraud complaints surface

Authorities are investigating reports of alleged fraud totaling more than $10,000 at a sports academy north of Dawsonville.

September 08, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


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Articles by Section - LOCAL


Authority investigates spill

A mid-day sewage spill has caused some alarm for the local water authority.

March 18, 2014 | | LOCAL


Wade named Rotary assistant district governor

When Will Wade joined the Rotary Club of Dawson County nine years ago, he was drawn to the organization's "Service Above Self" motto.

March 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter weather advisory issued for Dawson

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Dawson County from 7 p.m. tonight through 10 a.m. Friday.

March 06, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Group elects chair to oversee homeless initiative

Representatives with several local churches have taken the initial steps in establishing a faith-based organization intended to help homeless families get back on their feet.

March 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Campaign for Relay kicks off

The 2014 Relay for Life campaign has officially begun in Dawson County.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Clogging team captures national title

A north Georgia competitive clogging team was recently named the Overall National Grand Champion at the Clogging Champions of America National finale.

March 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Library to offer outdoor tips

With spring just around the corner, the Dawson County Public Library is gearing up for warmer weather and nights under the stars.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


New civic club forming

Informational meetings are planned to introduce the idea of a new service club forming locally.

March 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Leap for Literacy

With all the talk of ice and snow finally melting away, the obvious thing to do next is go swimming, which is what Dawson County residents gathered to do Saturday.

The fourth annual Leap for Literacy was held Feb. 22 at War Hill Park. The event benefits Dawson County WEE Books, a program developed to put age-appropriate books in the hands of preschool children.

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County applies for grant to improve 400

County Commissioner Gary Pichon has much to say about improvements he'd like to see made along Ga. 400.

In addition to planting shrubs and greenery in an attempt to lure developers looking to relocate business, he'd also like to see the area named to reflect the community.

February 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Arbor Day celebrated

For nine years, the Dawson County Tree Preservation Society, along with Keep Dawson County Beautiful, has planted a tree on Arbor Day to commemorate the county's dedication to preserving green space.

The Dawson County Commissioners formally proclaimed Feb. 21 as Arbor Day in Dawson County.

February 26, 2014 | | LOCAL


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