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Day of Caring set for Friday

United Way for Dawson County will announce its 2012 fundraising goal during a breakfast Friday morning.

Afterward, dozens of volunteers will head out in to the community for the organization's annual Day of Caring.

September 12, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


District governor visits local club

Rotary International District 6910 Gov. Margie Eddy-Forbes paid a visit to the Rotary Club of Dawson County on Sept. 6 to talk about plans, goals and initiatives for the year ahead.

As in years past, the worldwide eradication of polio remains Rotary's top philanthropic goal.

September 12, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Custom fit career

Eight-hour days in a cubicle may be tough. But Shane Stephens of Dawsonville may have it tougher.

His clients bite, kick, stomp and may throw him into a wall.

September 05, 2012 | By Savannah King DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Work set to begin at intersection

Tracey Burnette was brought to tears late last month when she arrived home from work to see a clearing in her front yard.

"I knew we were in line to have these trees taken down, and I was not sure what kind of an emotional impact it would have on me," she said. "My mom, Betty Anne Bagley, used to climb those trees when she was growing up and they have always been a part of my yard ever since we built the house in 1970. It was so sad."

September 05, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Miss KARE for Kids set to be crowned at Riverview MS

Miss KARE for Kids 2012 will be crowned Sept. 15 at Riverview Middle School.

Now in its fourth year, the pageant is one of several fundraisers for KARE for Kids, a local nonprofit organization that provides Christmas presents to local children in need.

September 04, 2012 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Trailer for movie filmed in Dawsonville released

Praven Patel plans to be among the first in line when the movie filmed earlier this year at his Dawsonville motel hits the big screen next month.

Warner Brothers recently released the first trailer for "Trouble with the Curve" starring Clint Eastwood with several scenes featuring Amicalola Lodge, the motel Patel has owned for the last 20 years.

August 29, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Secret family history surfaces

Dozens of local residents gathered last week to hear the unpublicized, long-kept-secret history of a 1920s Dawsonville murder.

The Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society met at the local library on Aug. 21 to hear David Wallace, a great-grandson of Etna Parks, share his family's story on how Parks shot the county sheriff.

August 29, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Bowen Center hosts food-focused festivities

While paintbrushes and canvases were absent, food of all shapes, colors, smells and tastes was aplenty at Bowen Center for the Arts.

The "Let's Decorate with Food" workshop held Thursday by the Dawson County Arts Council offered art enthusiasts and culinary connoisseurs a chance to mix their mediums.

August 29, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Laura Vandiver remembered for impact on community

August 28, 2012 | By Greg Breazeale DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Ga. 53 bridge in Dawson County reopens

August 28, 2012 | | LOCAL


Log truck overturns on Hwy. 53 West

An overturned log truck closed Hwy. 53 West about a mile and a half outside of Dawsonville just east of Elliott Family Parkway early Monday evening.

August 27, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Treatment court graduates eight

Several drug and DUI offenders gathered at the Dawson County Courthouse last Thursday to celebrate reaching a new phase in their life.

With tears, smiles and anticipation, eight participants in Dawson County Treatment Court's DUI and drug tracks received plaques recognizing their program completion.

August 22, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Humane Society casino night Saturday

Cards will be tossed, dice will be rolled and wagers will be made on Saturday at the Dawson County Humane Society's Lucky Dog Casino Night.

The third annual event benefits the animal shelter, which currently houses about 200 homeless cats and dogs.

August 22, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LOCAL


Land purchases under way for Ga. 400/Hwy. 53 project

Right-of-way acquisition is just starting on a major and unique-for-Georgia retooling of Ga. 400 at Hwy. 53 in Dawson County, one of the region's busiest intersections.

The cost of acquiring the 33 parcels is $9.5 million, a process that could take up to 18 months to complete, said Teri N. Pope, a Hall County-based spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Transportation.

August 22, 2012 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


DOT to start resurfacing of Ga. 400

The Georgia Department of Transportation began overnight lane closures Tuesday as part of resurfacing Ga. 400 from Ga. 306 in Forsyth County to Ga. 53 in Dawson County.

The $3.2 million, 8.7-mile project calls for workers to remove 1 inch of asphalt and replace it with new asphalt, working in one lane at a time. Work will begin at the busy Ga. 53 intersection.

August 22, 2012 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


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County’s first on-staff attorney hired

Following a 3-1 vote by commissioners last week, Monroe Lynn Frey III was appointed the county's new in-house legal representation in a move that ...

February 08, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


City acquires airport

The city council on Monday voted to acquire an airport owned and operated by the Elliotts, a prominent local family that includes NASCAR drivers Bill ...

February 08, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


City park plans move forward

The city council voted on Monday to move forward with the engineering phase of the park planned behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex and the Food ...

February 08, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Woody named publisher

Longtime editor and general manager Stephanie Woody has been named publisher of the Dawson County News.

February 07, 2017 | Staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


City acquires airport

The city council on Monday voted to acquire an airport owned and operated by the Elliott family, a prominent local family that includes NASCAR drivers ...

February 06, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Missing Dawson teen located

A teenager who was reported missing on Jan. 13 was found sometime yesterday after walking into a police station.

February 02, 2017 | Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Students launch in the Teen STEAM program at library

Before marshmallows were handed out last week at the Dawson County library, local teens and pre-teens were given roughly 45 minutes to build from scratch ...

February 01, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Georgia Mountains’ unemployment rate rises to 4.5 percent in December

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced on Jan. 26 that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region in December was 4.5 percent ...

February 01, 2017 | | LOCAL


Two graduate from Dawson County mental health court

The Dawson County H.E.L.P Court held a ceremony last week at the county courthouse for its two most recent graduates.

February 01, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Hwy 136 bridge to close Monday for 180 days

The bridge on Hwy. 136 over the Etowah River in Dawson County will be closed for 180 calendar days beginning on Monday.

February 01, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Gun raffle draws media scrutiny

When an Atlanta news station came to Dawsonville last week to find more information on a booster club raffle, parents, coaches and residents were surprised ...

February 01, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


Property owner files lawsuit against county commission

Dawson County property owner Bill Evans, and his corporation Dawson Forest Holdings, filed a lawsuit earlier this month against the county, board of commissioners and ...

February 01, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Homecoming queen and king crowned

Seniors Emma French and Corey Hammond were crowned basketball homecoming queen and king last week.

February 01, 2017 | Amy French | LOCAL


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