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Kiwanis club inducts new leaders

The Dawson County Kiwanis Club's new leaders have officially been sworn into office and will be settling into their new roles in the coming weeks.

October 02, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Charity basketball game is Saturday

Events during the next two weekends will benefit the family of a local lawman whose mother passed away suddenly.

October 02, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Movie films in Dawson

Film crews from the blockbuster "Hunger Games" movie franchise were in town last week filming scenes for "Mockingjay," the third segment in the popular series.

October 02, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


War Hill Park not affected by government shutdown

War Hill Park on Lake Lanier will not be affected by the federal government shutdown, county officials said on Tuesday.

October 01, 2013 | | LOCAL


Shore Sweep set for Saturday

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

September 25, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Relay for Life kicks off 2014 campaign

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

September 25, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Third ‘Hunger Games’ movie filming locally

Movie crews are in Dawson County again this week to film scenes for "Mockingjay," the third installment in the popular "Hunger Games" franchise.

September 25, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Clinic expands services

Good Shepherd Clinic announced last week plans for an expansion that will include vision and dental services.

September 25, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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


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City hires planning director

Last week the city of Dawsonville welcomed its newest employee, Planning and Zoning Director Casey Majewski.

May 10, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Ethics complaint filed against DDA member

One Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority member is the subject of an ethics complaint that was delivered to the city manager at the end of April.

May 10, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Man arrested for possessing methamphetamine

A Dawsonville man was arrested last week on a felony charge of tracking in methamphetamine or amphetamine.

May 10, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


State Rep. Kevin Tanner sponsors one of three opioid bills signed by Gov. Deal

A bill written by a Dawsonville and northwest Forsyth legislator can now help reduce over-prescription of opioid narcotics by cutting down on "doctor shopping" and ...

May 10, 2017 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Commission chair receives Joe Lane Cox EMS award

Dawson County Board of Commissioners Chairman Billy Thurmond was recognized last week for his previous work as Emergency Medical Services Director and presented with the ...

May 10, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Downtown Gainesville to get $53M makeover

Allen Buck is optimistic about the future.

May 04, 2017 | By Carlos Galarza DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Governor signs bill to aid failing schools

Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill last Thursday that is intended to help turnaround failing schools in Georgia.

May 03, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Good Shepherd Clinic moves to expand services

The Good Shepherd Clinic of Dawson County announced last week that it will be moving its location in July to the medical building behind Burger ...

May 03, 2017 | | LOCAL


Rotary celebrates 25 years

The Rotary Club of Dawson County celebrated its 25th anniversary this past week with a special breakfast honoring the founders and members that have made ...

May 03, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Relay for Life event sees largest turnout in 4 years

When most booths were still being set up at 5 p.m. on Friday, Rhonda Stone was already walking steadily around the track at Veterans ...

May 03, 2017 | By Allie Dean | LOCAL


City to retest Pigeon Creek Well

Even as the city prepares to make over a million dollars worth of improvements to improve its water system and build a new well off ...

May 03, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


City council moves to oust mayor

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan was not in attendance at Monday's city council meeting when attorney Abbott Hayes presented findings that point to city code ...

May 03, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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