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Dawsonville man dead after wreck

November 04, 2011 | By Julie Arrington DCN regionall staff | LOCAL


Change your clocks, batteries

Dawson County Emergency Services urges residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarm when they change their clocks as daylight savings time ends Sunday.

"Having a working smoke alarm reduces your chances of dying in a fire by nearly half," Dawson County Emergency Services Deputy Chief Tim Satterfield said. "Batteries in smoke alarms should be replaced twice a year. Change your clocks, change your batteries."

November 02, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Free health fair is Saturday at church

Dozens of healthcare professionals will offer free health screenings Saturday at Cornerstone Christian Church in Dawsonville.

Free health screenings will be available to everyone beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at 236 Etowah River Road.

November 02, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


In Their Own Words

Christmas Eve will mark the beginning of Col. James "Lindy" Linder's 30th year in the United States Air Force.

"It has shaped who I am as a person. I have greatly appreciated my opportunities as I have served. From being an instructor and then evaluator, from a commander to a director, all the positions have been fascinating challenges," he said. "I have worked for all types of leaders and have learned from them all. My assignments have been all over the world, have pushed me outside of my comfort zone, and taught me an incredible amount."

November 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


KARE taking applications for assistance this Christmas

KARE for Kids is now accepting holiday assistance applications for the 2011 Christmas season.

Applications will be accepted through Dec. 5 at Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 100 Lumpkin Campground Road South, Dawsonville.

November 02, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dispose of scrap tires this weekend

Each year, hundreds of scrap tires are illegally dumped along roadways, creating threats to the environment, public health and safety.

In an effort to decrease the number of scrap tires in the area, Keep Dawson County Beautiful offers Dawson County residents a scrap tire amnesty day from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Dawson County Transfer Station.

November 02, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Driver injured in tractor trailer wreck

A tractor-trailer driver escaped serious injury Oct. 26 when his vehicle careened down an embankment on Hwy. 52, just east of Amicalola Falls State Park.

The driver, identified as 37-year-old Sherman Edward Corn of Cleveland, was able to crawl out of the truck and up to the road, emergency workers said.

November 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Appeal filed in dispute

Dawsonville officials say they are not fazed that the battle over construction of a motorsports park in western Dawson County has shifted to the Georgia Supreme Court.

"We're sticking to our guns," Mayor Joe Lane Cox said of the appeal filed Oct. 26. "Judge [John] Girardeau ruled in our favor before and I think that will happen with this one, too."

November 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘A way of giving back’

It was a chilly Saturday morning, but not too cold for a motorcycle ride through the north Georgia mountains to help raise funds for children at Christmas.

"When we woke up, it was 38 degrees and had been raining just a couple hours earlier," said organizer Lt. Doug Boyle with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office.

November 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Fire displaces couple

A Flat Creek Drive home appears to be a complete loss after a fire Oct. 26 in downtown Dawsonville.

"There's heat damage through the entire home," said Dawson County Emergency Services Battalion Chief Robby Lee.

November 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Racing hall honors this year’s inductees

Ask brothers Ernie, Dan and Bill Elliott and they'll agree their dad George Elliott should have been named to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame years ago.

"He was instrumental in a lot of people's careers in racing, especially ours," said Ernie Elliott. "It was just a sport that he loved. If it wouldn't have been for him getting it started, starting us in it, we wouldn't have been able to accomplish what we did."

October 26, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Agents inspect distillery

Federal agents reportedly paid a surprise visit to downtown Dawsonville early Friday, ready to shut down what they had been told was an active moonshine operation.

Instead, the agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives left several hours later after determining the alleged tip was false.

October 26, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Focus is the kids

Organizers say the 44th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in downtown Dawsonville was a record breaker.

"I've never seen people start arriving on Wednesday for the festival," said Gordon Pirkle, a longtime member of KARE for Kids, which organizes the event.

October 26, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Keep kids safe this Halloween

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office and Emergency Management Agency reminds parents to make sure children are safe this Halloween.

With Halloween on Monday, motorists should also anticipate finding trick-or-treaters on local roads and neighborhoods as early as 5 p.m.

October 26, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


In Their Own Words

For Arthur Dover, his views on military service have remained the same for nearly six decades.

"I love my country," said Dover, who retired from the United States Air Force in 1972.

October 26, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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A look back at the top 10 stories of 2015

Looking back, 2015 was a record-breaking year in Dawson County, specifically in high school sports.

December 30, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Many parks, boat ramps closing as Lake Lanier continues to rise

Recent heavy rains are taking their toll on Lake Lanier recreation sites.

December 29, 2015 | From the Times of Gainesville editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County’s new ISO rating could mean lower insurance premiums

Results from a recent evaluation by the Insurance Services Offices places Dawson County in a lower insurance classification, which should translate into lower insurance premiums ...

December 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tavern chef pays it forward with free holiday dinner

Santa will already be back at the North Pole, but a few of his elves will stick around Dawsonville Friday to serve Christmas dinners to ...

December 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Officers grant holiday wishes

Little Mason Blake arrived at Walmart Friday afternoon with a plan.

December 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Rotary Club recognizes outstanding members

The Rotary Club of Dawson County recently started a new tradition by honoring two members that went above and beyond in their service to the ...

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bike trail considered at Rock Creek Park

County commissioners have entered in a partnership that could help fund the construction of mountain bike trails next to Rock Creek Park.

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


New group to perform holiday program

Music lovers in Dawson County will have a unique opportunity to hear the debut performance of a brand new vocal octet this week.

December 16, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


First responders make $14,000 Christmas donation

It was the day after Thanksgiving, and all across town, first responders were collecting donations to turn holiday frowns around.

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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