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Pancake contest helps 'deserving' kids

It's far better to give than to receive.

December 15, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Delayed harvest helping restock Amicalola Creek

Trout fishing enthusiasts and officials with the Department of Natural Resources were busy last week releasing rainbow trout into Amicalola Creek.

December 15, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Accountant convicted of theft

A local accountant awaits sentencing next month after he was convicted last week on nearly a dozen theft charges.

December 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Heating assistance funds gone

Nearly 100 people asked to be placed on a waiting list for heating assistance this winter as temperatures dropped into the 20s and 30s last week.

December 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Santa comes to breakfast

Hundreds of children waited in line to pass on a Christmas wish list to Santa Claus when he visited Rock Creek Park Saturday morning.

December 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Season arrives

It's hard to fake the Christmas spirit, according to Jason Kelley of Dawson County.

December 08, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Mobile home destroyed in fire under investigation

The Dawson County Fire Marshal's Office continues to investigate a blaze that destroyed a mobile home on Grover Burt Road late last week.

December 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Breakfast with Santa is Saturday

Organizers haven't said whether Santa Claus will be riding in his sleigh or taking another form of transportation when he arrives at Rock Creek Park this weekend.

December 01, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Tree lighting is Thursday

The annual Tree Lighting Celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at city hall.

December 01, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Help for heating bills is available

Fall has finally arrived in Georgia. The leaves have changed and cooler temperatures mean heating bills will start going up. There is help for families in Georgia who qualify.

December 01, 2010 | By Amy Cunningham For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Locals return from famed horse event

Dawson County was well represented during one of the largest equestrian events ever held on American soil.

December 01, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Bench dedicated to park ‘friend’

Friends and family gathered earlier this month to honor one man's commitment and dedication to Amicalola Falls State Park.

December 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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


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Ellijay teen killed in fiery crash

A Gilmer County teen was killed in a fiery crash Tuesday afternoon when his car ran off the road in northwestern Dawson County, hit a tree and ignited in flames.

March 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Spring has sprung

After a bitter cold winter that brought snow, sleet and ice to the area on multiple occasions, local families welcomed the near 80 degree temperatures that started blooming earlier this week.

March 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Humane society names new director

The Dawson County Humane Society announced the appointment of a new shelter director on Monday.

March 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Banks crowned Miss Relay for Life for Dawson County

A local high school sophomore was recently crowned Miss Dawson County Relay for Life.

March 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Weather system could make roads icy

Dawson County is under a winter weather advisory through 10 p.m. tonight as a mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet move into the area.

March 05, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Benefit fund set up after house fire

A local woman lost nearly everything she owned in a fire Saturday afternoon.

March 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Literacy enthusiasts take the plunge

After nearly three weeks of freezing rain, ice and snow, the weekend seemed like a great day for a swim for some Dawson County reading advocates.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Schools back in session following winter weather

Students are finally back in school following the past few weeks of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Cold front rolls in again

Just barely a week after ice and freezing rain downed an estimated 1,000 trees and left nearly a half inch of ice on surfaces across the county, Dawson County is once again bracing for a new wintry mix that is predicted to dump an estimated four inches of snow on the region.

February 25, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Annual Leap for Literacy set for Saturday

As cold as it has been recently, you'd think the community would be running toward warmer locales.

February 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter storm watch continues for Dawson County

Areas of light snow will slowly increase across extreme northwest Georgia between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday, and then become widespread across far north Georgia Friday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

February 19, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


County opens temporary shelter at Rock Creek Park

Snow flurries are falling in Northeast Georgia this afternoon, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in tonight.

February 18, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Arbor Day Friday

The community is invited to a celebration of trees Friday afternoon at War Hill Park on Lake Lanier.

The Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee, in conjunction with Keep Dawson County Beautiful and the local extension agency, will meet at 2 p.m. in honor of Arbor Day, held in Georgia on the third week of February each year.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ice knocks down 1,000 trees

Crews were still moving downed trees from roadways and responding to weather-related incidents Tuesday afternoon, more than 12 hours after Mother Nature dumped at least a an estimated half inch of ice across Dawson County.

"Stay at home and off the roads unless it's an emergency," was the common request among first responders as early as noon Monday.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter storm may be on the way Monday

After an icy winter in 2014, North Georgia's relatively mild 2015 is about to take a turn for the worse.

February 15, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


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