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July Fourth celebration scheduled

The spirit of America is alive and well in Dawson County as preparations have begun for the annual Independence Day celebration July 3 at Rock Creek Park.

June 26, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Farmer’s market opens July 3

Locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers will roll in by the truckload when the Dawson County Extension Office's annual farmer's market opens July 3.

June 26, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Horse rescued from hole

It seems the weather over the past few weeks has been rough for man and beast alike as Dawson County Emergency Services responded to the 1300 block of Hugh Stowers Road last week.

June 19, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawssonnews.com | LOCAL


Severe weather expected this afternoon

The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather warning for Thursday afternoon in north Georgia.

June 13, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Teen dies in car surfing accident

A Dawson County teen and star athlete died Monday night after she fell from the hood of a moving vehicle.

June 12, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Church to offer free swimming family fun

Cornerstone Christian Church along with Dawson County Parks and Recreation is offering a fun, safe way to cool down over the next two months.

June 12, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


‘A good cause’

Local "celebrities" say they're going to stick to their day jobs after spending Friday morning in the grueling food service industry.

June 12, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Old-time moonshiner visits local distillery

After spending nearly a century in the mountains near Canton, one moonshiner is preparing his last batch in Dawsonville.

June 05, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Officials urge caution after recent ATV accidents

Emergency officials are urging caution this summer in the wake of two serious all-terrain vehicle accidents, including a fatality near downtown Dawsonville last month.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Celebrity breakfast is Friday

Nearly a dozen local "celebrities" will don aprons for Dawson County Family Connection's fifth annual breakfast Friday. The event supports community efforts that benefit local children.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Republicans gather for picnic

A picnic Saturday at War Hill Park on Lake Lanier will give local voters an opportunity to meet with key lawmakers in a casual setting.

June 05, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Rain storms lead to local emergency declaration

A sinkhole near Ga. 400 that nearly doubled in size after last week's torrential rain showers has led to the county declaring a need for local emergency.

May 29, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Election board eyes western precinct

The Dawson County Board of Elections is in talks over the possibility of applying for a grant that could lead to moving the county's west voting precinct.

May 29, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Summer program provides kids meals

For a third year, Dawson County schools and parks will be opening their doors to help feed the hungry over the summer.

May 29, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Man killed by Bobcat in accident

A 60-year-old man was killed Saturday in what authorities described as a machinery accident at his shop in downtown Dawsonville.

May 29, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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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


Auto dealership proposed in north Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH -- A new auto dealership appears to be coming to Forsyth County rather than neighboring Dawson County.

April 28, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire DCN regional staff | LOCAL


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