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Skeletal remains found in Forsyth

Authorities returned Tuesday morning to the wooded area of Dawsonville Highway where a deer hunter reportedly found human remains.

November 30, 2010 | By Crystal Ledford DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Dahlonega man moves tree to Capitol

"We're in Casper, Wyo., right now," Jeff Underwood, 40, of Dahlonega said in a phone interview Nov. 16. "We left Buffalo, Wyo., this morning, and we just got to Casper, and we're going to stay here for two, two-and-a-half hours," he said.

November 24, 2010 | By Tasha Biggers DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Troopers collect holiday presents

State troopers want to make sure Santa visits every child in Georgia this Christmas season.

November 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local fire officials urge holiday cooking safety

Cooking is the leading cause of residential structure fires on Thanksgiving Day, according to emergency officials.

November 24, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Officers urge traffic safety this weekend

Heavy travel is anticipated for the upcoming 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period and the Georgia State Patrol is asking drivers to use caution as they travel.

November 24, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Unit ‘thankful to be here’

Surrounded by strangers hugging on him after he got off the chartered bus, Staff Sgt. Corey White of Gainesville was overcome with emotions.

November 24, 2010 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Extending a helping hand to veterans

With the economy hurting his business, Brett Bentley found he could no longer afford health insurance.

November 24, 2010 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Toy run grows

Santa Claus was one of nearly 300 riders Sunday in the 19th Annual Buck Jones Memorial Toy Run.

November 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Deputy injured in training

A Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy returned to work this week, days after he was hit by a ricochet bullet during a training exercise in Dawson County.

November 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lunch offered to those in need

The congregation at a local church is getting a jump start on the season of giving by offering a hot lunch and a coat to keep the cold away on Saturday to those in need.

November 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Stroke prevention seminar is Nov. 30

Strokes are the number three killer in this country. Someone in the U.S. experiences a stroke every 40 seconds.

November 17, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Symphony kicks off season

The North Georgia Chamber Symphony has scheduled a series of four holiday concerts in four different Northeast Georgia cities, including Dawsonville, during the first few days of December.

November 17, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Thanksgiving dinner planned

Invitations to a free Thanksgiving dinner have been extended to the community from the local alliance of churches.

November 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Without them, we’re nothing’

Dawson County's sixth annual Veterans Day Celebration drew a crowd of hundreds who gathered Thursday to thank military personnel for their service and sacrifice.

November 17, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Lions Club serves at festival

The Dawsonville Lions Club did not sell funnel cakes and hot dogs at its booth at the Mountain Moonshine Festival this year and it did not have its annual raffle.

November 10, 2010 | From staff reports | LOCAL


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‘Cabin Fever’

A steady hand, a lot of time and plenty of practice are what it takes to make a quilt from small scraps of cloth. And those traits are on display through Oct. 22 as the Bowen Center for the Arts presents its annual quilt show.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Community joins forces for pups

With the collaborative effort of several local organizations, the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show is stacking up to be a large-scale event for the county.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Volunteers sweep shore

Massive amounts of Styrofoam, parts of an abandoned houseboat and two crumbling docks were among the debris collected in Dawson County on Saturday during the Lake Lanier Association's 26th annual Shore Sweep.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Champ consolidates racing collection

A 30-year racing career can produce quite a collection of cars and memorabilia.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Golfing brings green

With fall weather setting in a day early, there was little to slow turnout for the Dawsonville Lions Club's 19th annual golf tournament.

September 24, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Official: March blaze no accident

The local investigation into an explosion and fire that leveled a southern Dawson County home in March is ongoing, but Allstate Insurance officials said they've denied the property owner's compensation claim because the incident wasn't an accident.

September 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Shore Sweep set for Saturday

Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in clearing the shores of Lake Lanier on Saturday.

September 24, 2014 | From staff reports | LOCAL


9/11 ceremony held at Station 1

Dawson County paused last week to remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Event benefits animal shelter

In an effort to help Dawson County's no-kill animal shelter, the city of Dawsonville has set aside a day just for dogs.

September 16, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


9/11 ceremony Thursday

Dawson County public safety personnel will continue their commitment to "never forget" on Thursday, when they will hold a memorial service to remember the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

September 10, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Rotary Island is open

The Rotary Club of Dawson County made a splash Thursday with the grand opening of Rotary Island, an interactive water playground at Rock Creek Park.

September 03, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Authority secures loan for reservoir

After nearly five months of waiting, Georgia has answered - partially - the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority's request for a loan.

September 03, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Racing legend donates car from personal collection

NASCAR legend Bill Elliott last week donated a 1937 Ford from his private collection that will be raffled off to raise money to support the Dawsonville History Museum.

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Festival rocks Dawsonville

A new, local tradition continued to brew over the weekend during the second annual Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival.

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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