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Dateline to profile Hilton on Friday

An upcoming episode of NBC's Dateline will profile accused serial killer Gary Michael Hilton who admitted killing a young Gwinnett County woman in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management area in January 2008.

Fittingly named "Mystery on Blood Mountain," Friday night's Dateline episode that will air at 9 p.m. follows Hilton as he stalked his human prey along hiking trails and lonely roads from Florida to North Carolina.

August 24, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Roll the dice for charity

Tickets are still available for the Dawson County Humane Society's second annual Lucky Dog Casino night.

Featuring Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and Texas Hold 'Em Poker, the event will be held at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex from 7-10 p.m. Saturday.

August 24, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson man dies after jumping off lake bridge

Authorities say the death of a 22-year-old Dawsonville man last week is a sad and stark reminder not to jump from a Lake Lanier bridge.

"Any of that kind of behavior is of course careless and it in this case unfortunately proved fatal," said Forsyth County Fire Capt. Jason Shivers.

August 24, 2011 | By Julie Arrington DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Dawsonville man drowns after jumping off lake bridge

August 18, 2011 | By Julie Arrington DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Dawson Dash running soon

The sixth annual Young Life Dawson Dash 5K and Fun Run will be held this Saturday at Rock Creek Park.

Men, women and children of all ages and ability are invited to attend.

August 17, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


New exhibit opens at local art center

The Bowen Arts Center recently held a reception to celebrate the opening of its newest exhibit, 4 Southern Artists.

The exhibit features sculptures, drawings and abstract paintings from four Atlanta artists: Tom Wood, Dick Henderson, Jerry Sullivan and Bob Cargill.

August 17, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Ga. 400/53 plans ahead of schedule

State transportation officials say plans to renovate Dawson County's busiest intersection are ahead of schedule.

August 10, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Philanthropist remembered for passion

A celebration of life will be held Saturday for the woman many credit with giving homeless animals in Dawson County a chance.

August 10, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


General Assembly could consider district lines

State lawmakers could review Dawson County's district lines when the Georgia General Assembly reconvenes in August for a special session on state redistricting.

August 10, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Cycling for a cure

A local man will be among some 5,000 cyclists riding through Massachusetts this weekend to help fight cancer.

Brian Hood of Dawsonville said the overall goal is to raise $34 million for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston for cancer research and treatment.

August 03, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Upcoming golf tourney supporting Red Cross

Teams are still forming for the 7th annual Don Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament.

A fundraiser for the Northeast Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross, the tournament will be held Aug. 8 at Chestatee Golf Club in Dawsonville.

August 03, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Former city council member dies

A lifelong Dawsonville resident and former city council member died Thursday.

Friends say Gennie Melinda "Linda" Grant, 62, will be remembered for her devotion to her son and commitment to her hometown.

July 29, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


DOT delays intersection work

Just days after announcing work was set to begin on the intersection of Ga. 400 and Kilough Church Road, state transportation officials delayed the project.

The plan called for installing concrete medians, closing the crossing and eliminating the option for drivers to turn left from Kilough Church Road.

July 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local site in running for America’s Favorite Park

The honor of America's Favorite Park is up for grabs and a park in Dawsonville is in the running.

Amicalola Falls State Park, home of the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River, is trailing in fifth place for a chance to win a $100,000 recreation grant from Coca-Cola. The second place park will receive a $50,000 grant and third place will receive $25,000.

July 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Elliott patriarch to join Hall

George Elliott, late resident of Dawson County and father of NASCAR great Bill Elliott, headlines the 2011 class of inductees to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

Mike Head, Harold Kite, Swayne Pritchett and Ken Ragan will join Elliott as the newest members of the hall.

July 27, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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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


11-year-old boy dies in Dawson County house fire

The local school system and community are mourning the loss of a Dawsonville boy who friends say had a smile that lit up the town ...

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Longtime Dawson County dentist retires

After 30 years, Dr. Michelle Morrow is finally passing on her role as primary dentist at Dawsonville Distinctive Dentistry.

December 09, 2015 | By Jake Alvarado For the Dawson County News, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Longtime emergency services director bids farewell to friends, colleagues

Friends, family and colleagues gathered Friday afternoon at the headquarters of Dawson County Emergency Services to celebrate the nearly four decade career of the county ...

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Residents find holiday mood at annual parade

The weather still looks and feels a bit like fall, but with the lighting of the grand tree in front of city hall this past ...

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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