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Racing goes glam

Fall fashions took the checkered flag Saturday at the Dawson County Woman's Club's Racing Goes Glam event.

September 25, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Recycling facilities added at local schools

Keep Dawson County Beautiful has embarked on a new project intended to increase recycling efforts at area schools and across the community.

September 25, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Library begins fall with authors, spooky stories

The Dawson County public library is offering several events for readers of all ages.

September 18, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Relay for Life event kicks off this week

With 2013's Relay for Life complete, Dawson County is gearing up for the 2014 American Cancer Society fundraiser.

September 18, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Weather reporter studying storms

Storm chasers are often seen on television, pursuing bad weather and getting excited about the prospect of danger.

September 18, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Adults set to show off elementary knowledge

For the seventh consecutive year, adults from across Dawson County hope to show they are indeed smarter than a 10-year-old.

September 18, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


A moment to pause

It has been 12 years since the United States suffered a terrible terroristic attack.

September 18, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


1 dead after Forsyth County crash

A 60-year-old Cumming woman died following a three-vehicle wreck on Ga. 400 south Monday morning.

September 11, 2013 | By Alyssa LaRenzie DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Body recovered from Amicalola

The long Labor Day weekend proved deadly for an Atlanta man who drowned Sunday at a popular swimming hole in western Dawson County.

September 04, 2013 | By Emma Witman DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Ceremony set to honor victims of 9-11 attacks

Each year, Dawson County Emergency Services and Sheriff's Office alternates who will perform the memorial service in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

September 04, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Body of Atlanta man recovered from Amicalola Creek

September 02, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Nonprofit expands reach

An area nonprofit known primarily in neighboring Forsyth County soon will increase its presence in Dawson County.

August 28, 2013 | | LOCAL


Fireworks, football set for Friday

It's shaping up to be a big Friday night in Dawson County, complete with a high school football rivalry game, much-anticipated fireworks show and a long holiday weekend.

August 28, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Local business owner hunts dream prey

Dawson County is home to many hunting enthusiasts, but not many get a chance to say they have hunted down the likes of zebras, impalas and elephants.

August 28, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


First fest big draw

Dawsonville may have brewed a new tradition after a couple thousand enthusiasts spent the weekend sipping beer and supporting live local music behind city hall.

August 28, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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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


Leap for Literacy event Saturday

With a month of freezing temperatures and snow every other week, Lake Lanier is primed and ready for a swim.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Etowah Lodge’s annual spaghetti dinner Saturday

A nearly 30 year tradition continues Saturday when the Etowah Lodge No. 222 Free and Accepted Masons open the lodge for an annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Snow blankets community

A winter weather system brought as much as eight inches of snow to some areas of Dawson County and then stuck around for most of last week, shuttering schools and many local businesses for days.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ailing girl’s wish comes true

Five-year-old Olivia "Livi" Graham likes to laugh, play and be rambunctious at school just like every little girl her age.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Norton to give economic forecast

North Georgia real estate and economic expert Frank Norton Jr. will highlight trends in the local housing market during the Rotary Club of Dawson County's Feb. 20 meeting at the Lakeview Center.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Friends, family mourn community servants

Dawson County lost two dedicated volunteers whose work in the community left the area better than they found it, friends say.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Earthquake felt by a few

Local residents were somewhat rattled Friday night by an earthquake in South Carolina.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


One local resident’s experiences in Sochi

With the Winter Olympics on TV for the past week and again this week, the major news from Sochi has been about how incomplete everything has been and the lacking amenities of home for the U.S. teams.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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