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Roads, Lake Lanier likely crowded over Labor Day weekend

As local residents prepare for the Labor Day holiday weekend, some state road workers will be taking off - and law enforcement will be stepping up - their protocol.

September 04, 2015 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


You’re challenged to a Downtown Showdown

So you say you have the best chili in Dawson County?

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson County history book now available for purchasing

Zack and Annice Meeler have been making trips from Augusta to Dawsonville for years, tracing family history and making memories.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Underwater search and recovery team earns new certification

Divers with the Dawson County Underwater Search and Recovery Team completed training last week that certifies the entire group at the technician level.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL




DCES welcomes new volunteer recruits

Dawson County Emergency Services on Saturday celebrated the graduation of 11 new recruits into the department's volunteer firefighter program.

August 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Beats and brews: Music festival rocks Dawsonville

Little Dylan Nixon may only be 5-years-old, but he quite possibly could be the biggest AC/DC fan in north Georgia.

August 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Visitors to Dawsonville can bob to the beat with a brew

Following two successful festival's last summer, the Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival plans to kick it up a notch for this year's event.

August 19, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Bear breaks into vehicle, steals lunch at Big Canoe

A Big Canoe business owner received quite a shock last month when he found his lunch being eaten by a bear.

August 12, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Mountain revival has uninvited guest

The congregation at High Shoals Baptist Church had an unexpected visitor as they arrived for revival last week.

August 12, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Teen ministry gets new director

Two connected teen ministries in Dawson County have a new area director.

August 12, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Georgia Racing Hall of Fame given donation

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame has taken its first steps toward realizing a goal.

August 11, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Man accidentally shoots himself in leg at outlets

A man waiting as his wife shopped at North Georgia Premium Outlets Saturday was rushed to an area hospital after he reportedly shot himself in the leg.

August 05, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Calling all shutterbugs: Send us your back to school photos

With school starting on Friday, we're hoping all you shutterbugs will be sharing your back to school and first day of school pictures with us to be featured in an upcoming edition of the Dawson Community News.

August 05, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Teen dies following June wreck that claimed grandfather's life

A Forsyth County teenager injured in a crash that claimed the life of his grandfather has succumbed to his injuries.

July 30, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


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A look back at the top 10 stories of 2015

Looking back, 2015 was a record-breaking year in Dawson County, specifically in high school sports.

December 30, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Many parks, boat ramps closing as Lake Lanier continues to rise

Recent heavy rains are taking their toll on Lake Lanier recreation sites.

December 29, 2015 | From the Times of Gainesville editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County’s new ISO rating could mean lower insurance premiums

Results from a recent evaluation by the Insurance Services Offices places Dawson County in a lower insurance classification, which should translate into lower insurance premiums ...

December 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tavern chef pays it forward with free holiday dinner

Santa will already be back at the North Pole, but a few of his elves will stick around Dawsonville Friday to serve Christmas dinners to ...

December 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Officers grant holiday wishes

Little Mason Blake arrived at Walmart Friday afternoon with a plan.

December 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Rotary Club recognizes outstanding members

The Rotary Club of Dawson County recently started a new tradition by honoring two members that went above and beyond in their service to the ...

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bike trail considered at Rock Creek Park

County commissioners have entered in a partnership that could help fund the construction of mountain bike trails next to Rock Creek Park.

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


New group to perform holiday program

Music lovers in Dawson County will have a unique opportunity to hear the debut performance of a brand new vocal octet this week.

December 16, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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


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