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Governor speaks on literacy

As part of "Read Across Georgia" month, Gov. Nathan Deal and wife Sandra have touted literacy initiatives in visits across the state.

Last week, the Deals talked about the importance of literacy during the Certified Literate Community Program's state retreat at Amicalola Falls Lodge.

March 28, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Film fans flock to movie set

As word spread that movie legend Clint Eastwood and actress Amy Adams would be in Dawsonville last week, residents and film fans began flocking to the set at Amicalola Lodge.

"I heard about the movie because a location scout visited my brother, who lives in the neighborhood right across from the set," said Sean Sears, a Dahlonega resident. "I have been out here a couple days now."

March 28, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


KARE for Kids keeps busy hosting fundraisers

Even with early morning rain, motorcycles began rolling into downtown last Saturday for the KARE for Kids Fourth Annual Motorcycle Poker Run.

Riders dressed in leather gear and festive green accessories for St. Patrick's Day departed at 10 a.m. for a slick ride around Dawson County.

March 21, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Canines comforting

To a child beginning to read, words on a page can often be a maze of foreign symbols. Navigating them can be a daunting and nerve-wracking task.

Reading to Dogs, a special program offered monthly at the Dawson County Library, looks to ease children's anxiety by allowing participants to practice reading to therapy dogs.

March 21, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Local GOP encourages youth involvement

Republicans across the state met recently to select delegates to send to regional and state GOP conventions later this spring.

Barron Carlton was among a group of young voters in Dawsonville hoping to be selected to represent Dawson County at the 9th Congressional and state conventions.

March 21, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Poker run benefits man injured on trip

It had been more than a decade since James and Barbara Carnes had last taken a vacation.

"We were on a cruise to Costa Maya, Mexico, but it turned into a nightmare," Barbara Carnes said recalling the trip last November that left her husband without use of his arms and legs.

March 21, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Motorcycle fatality under investigation

One person from Forsyth County was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon on Ga. 400 in Dawson County.

Emergency workers said Krista Stein, 47, was thrown from the motorcycle on which she was traveling with her husband and died at the scene.

March 21, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville is seeing stars

Movie legend Clint Eastwood was scheduled to arrive Tuesday in Dawsonville to begin filming scenes at a local motel.

The Warner Brothers' production "Trouble with the Curve" stars Eastwood as an aging baseball scout who travels to Atlanta with his daughter to see a hot prospect.

March 21, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


One dead in Sunday afternoon crash

March 19, 2012 | Jim Dean | LOCAL


Movie filming here could affect traffic

Motorists traveling through downtown Dawsonville next week should expect brief delays west of town as filmmakers shoot scenes for a major motion picture.

This month, Warner Brothers will film scenes for a movie starring Clint Eastwood at Amicalola Lodge on Hwy. 53 West.

March 14, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pancake breakfast Saturday

Veterans Affairs of Dawson County will be offering a pancake breakfast on Saturday.

The event will be held from 8-10 a.m. March 17 at the Community and Southern Bank conference room in downtown Dawsonville.

March 14, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Park announces upcoming events

Editor's note: In the weeks leading up to Relay for Life, Dawson Community News will feature stories of hope, survivorship and fundraising events intended to increase cancer awareness in the community. The series will also include articles on prevention, early detection and treatment options.

Dawson County Park and Rec is now accepting early registrations for several events planned in April to support Relay for Life.

March 14, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Community mourns mayor’s death

The Dawsonville community is mourning the death of a passionate public servant whose political career spanned nearly four decades.

Mayor Joe Lane Cox died Friday in his sleep at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. He was 72.

March 07, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Peter Pan swoops into Bowen Center for the Arts

Known as the boy who never wants to grow up, Peter Pan inspired Bowen Center for the Arts' annual children's event "Sail Away to Neverland" last Saturday.

Children's imaginations were at work and eyes were aglow at the hanging decorations, colorful set designs and playful accessories based on the 2011 edition of the illustrated Walt Disney "Peter Pan" book.

March 07, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Home destroyed

David Nalley stared in disbelief Tuesday afternoon as firefighters battled a blaze that destroyed his home on Goshen Church Road in northwestern Dawson County.

"I'm still in shock. I guess it really hasn't hit me yet," he said. "It's everything I have, everything I've worked for."

March 07, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Dawsonville man arrested on burglary, drug charges

A Dawson County man was arrested and charged with first degree burglary following a reported incident on Ridge Road late last month.

August 10, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Kiwanis Club hosts annual run

The Kiwanis Club of Dawson County has put local runners on notice: The revenuers are coming for you.

August 10, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Unidentified urn found floating on Lake Lanier

LAKE LANIER - The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office issued an unusual request Monday: for anyone with information regarding an urn found floating on Lake Lanier ...

August 10, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Movies in the Park a fitting end to summer activities

Kids and adults longing for one last taste of summer can jump in at Veterans Park on Friday.

August 10, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Father of missing girl facing multiple charges

The father of a Hall County 12-year-old who was missing for a week and a half faces multiple felony charges.

August 09, 2016 | From regional staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Celebrity waiters bring out the breakfast crowd

Struggling to find parking at LongHorn may be the norm on a Friday night, but last Friday morning there was barely an available spot.

August 03, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Milestones scores make gains

Georgia Milestones test scores were released last week and Dawson County students were in the top 20 in the state in multiple grade levels across ...

August 03, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Back to school

Though summer hardly seems to be winding down, kids across the county will move back into classrooms on Aug. 5.

August 03, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Kids head back to school

Dawson County Schools are back in business on Friday.

July 28, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


That's a fake laugh

Fake laughing may have gotten a bad rap.

July 27, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL


Lucky winners roll the dice at Roaring Rotary casino

Dawson County deputies raided an underground gambling parlor Saturday night and arrested several well-known wiseguys on alcohol and racketeering charges.

July 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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