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Local galleries part of art ramble

Two art galleries in Dawson County will be on the map next week for the second annual North Georgia Art Ramble.

December 04, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


A feast fit for hundreds

Dozens of volunteers from area churches, civic groups and youth organizations served up several hundred meals during the Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

December 04, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Sophomore pursues volunteer hour record

A sophomore is well on her to way to breaking the volunteer record for students at Dawson County High School.

December 04, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Parade, tree lighting set for this weekend

In what officials hope will become a new holiday tradition, Dawsonville will hold its first Christmas parade on Saturday.

December 04, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Thanksgiving Day sales take precedence

This year, instead of waiting until the first minutes of Black Friday at midnight, retailers opened their stores Thanksgiving night to give shoppers the deals they had been waiting on.

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


Emergency workers honored at event

Several men and women with Dawson County Emergency Services were recognized during the department's annual recognition and awards banquet last week.

November 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lawmakers: ‘Obamacare’ causing more of a burden

GAINESVILLE - Hundreds of residents from across the region turned out Monday morning to hear from a panel of professionals and members of the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee on how the Affordable Care Act is affecting local doctors, insurance companies, small business owners and families.

November 27, 2013 | By Sarah Mueller DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Community invited to Thanksgiving dinner

Several hundred dinner guests are expected tonight at the fourth annual community Thanksgiving feast at the Lakeview Center.

November 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Toy run successful

Despite the brisk weather, motorcyclists filled the parking lot of the Dawsonville Municipal Complex on Sunday during the 22nd Annual Buck Jones Memorial Toy Run.

November 27, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Longtime pharmacy sells at auction

A longtime downtown pharmacy likely will remain open for several more months despite an Internal Revenue Service auction that sold the property in an effort to collect back taxes.

November 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Possible snow headed to region before holiday

Area residents could get a taste of winter weather this holiday week.

November 25, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Buck Jones Toy Ride is Sunday

Instead of traveling with elves by sleigh, Santa arrived in Dawsonville last year with smiling men and women dressed in leather jackets and riding motorcycles.

November 20, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Officials urge safety when burning brush

With the burn ban in Dawson County lifted and a fair amount of rain the past few months, residents have been burning leaves and other trash in their yards more frequently.

November 20, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Troopers collecting Toys for Tots Sunday

Georgia State Patrol Post 37-Cumming is accepting gifts for the Marine Corps' annual Toys for Tots drive.

November 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Community invited to free Thanksgiving dinner

The local Alliance of Churches is expecting several hundred dinner guests for the annual community Thanksgiving feast at the Lakeview Center next week.

November 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Fireworks a ‘go’

A Fourth of July fireworks spectacular will still go on, according to city officials.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Two from EMS honored

The state advocacy agent for Georgia emergency services personnel recently recognized two men from Dawson County for their dedication to the field.

June 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Service with a smile

Local "celebrities" and community members alike packed LongHorn Steakhouse on Friday as Family Connection of Dawson County held its sixth annual Celebrity Waiter breakfast.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Truck drives into local restaurant

Dawson County emergency personnel responded to reports of a vehicle entering a local restaurant shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Intersection named in youth’s memory

A ceremony will be held Thursday in memory of a young man many in Dawsonville knew as "Soldier Boy."

June 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Truck drives into local restaurant

Dawson County emergency personnel responded to reports of a vehicle entering a local restaurant shortly after 4:20 Thursday afternoon.

June 05, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Summer movies series kicks off Friday at park

There probably won't be anyone building a snowman, but you just might see a sandcastle or two Friday night when Dawson County Parks and Recreation kicks off the popular summertime Movies in the Park series with Disney's "Frozen" on the beach at War Hill Park.

June 04, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Celebrity waiter breakfast is Friday

The community will be seeing stars on Friday for Family Connection's Celebrity Waiter breakfast.

June 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


DCES honors recently promoted personnel

Dawson County Emergency Services recently promoted three to new leadership positions within the department.

June 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Graduate airlifted after wreck

A Dawsonville teen was airlifted in serious condition to Atlanta Medical Center following a collision Saturday afternoon just hours after graduating with honors from Dawson County High School.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson participates in national hacking day

For the second year, representatives from Dawson County will be participating in a nationally-recognized tech event.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Party planned for volunteer

Longtime friends of civic volunteer Helen Taylor are asking the community to save June 29 on their calendars to celebrate her 90th birthday.

May 28, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Grotto receives blessings from Father, mother

With the memorial grotto at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church finished, all that was left was to formally dedicate the site to the memory of its inspiration.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Fans flock to former Falcons’ coach estate sale

The sign leading up to the lake home on Holly Drive in Dawsonville said estate sale, but the better description would have been the "Jerry Glanville Museum."

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Commissioners approve design for splash pad

The updated design plans for a new water feature at Rock Creek Park have been approved by county officials.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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