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Brothers plan all year for Christmas display

Take an evening drive along Cothran Road off Hwy. 136 in Dawson County and you're likely to see Ryan and Joseph Ciafone in matching Christmas sweaters waving as neighbors slow down to see the brothers' elaborate display of holiday lights.

December 18, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Inaugural parade precedes tree lighting

Makayla Couch shivered in the chilly weather Saturday afternoon as she waited for Dawsonville's inaugural Christmas parade to begin.

December 11, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Club recognizes county employees

The Rotary Club of Dawson County continued a long standing tradition last week of honoring top employees in local government.

December 11, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Hall of Fame banquet Friday in Dawsonville

Another class of inductees will be admitted to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame on Friday during the annual banquet.

December 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Atlanta surgeon identified as pilot killed in crash

Authorities Wednesday afternoon identified the pilot in Monday night's fatal plane crash in Dawson County as John H. Culbertson, Jr. of Atlanta.

December 04, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Church will present live nativity this weekend

The reason for the season will be showcased this weekend as the congregation at Bethel Baptist Church presents an elaborate, full-scale production depicting the story of Christ.

December 04, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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


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Gathering reunites emergency workers

A lot of the new personnel with Dawson County Emergency Services are too young to remember a time when calls were dispatched by telephone and those responding had to read the chalkboard at the stations to find out where to find the fire.

June 18, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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


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