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1 dead after Forsyth County crash

A 60-year-old Cumming woman died following a three-vehicle wreck on Ga. 400 south Monday morning.

September 11, 2013 | By Alyssa LaRenzie DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Body recovered from Amicalola

The long Labor Day weekend proved deadly for an Atlanta man who drowned Sunday at a popular swimming hole in western Dawson County.

September 04, 2013 | By Emma Witman DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Ceremony set to honor victims of 9-11 attacks

Each year, Dawson County Emergency Services and Sheriff's Office alternates who will perform the memorial service in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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


Body of Atlanta man recovered from Amicalola Creek

September 02, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Nonprofit expands reach

An area nonprofit known primarily in neighboring Forsyth County soon will increase its presence in Dawson County.

August 28, 2013 | | LOCAL


Fireworks, football set for Friday

It's shaping up to be a big Friday night in Dawson County, complete with a high school football rivalry game, much-anticipated fireworks show and a long holiday weekend.

August 28, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Local business owner hunts dream prey

Dawson County is home to many hunting enthusiasts, but not many get a chance to say they have hunted down the likes of zebras, impalas and elephants.

August 28, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


First fest big draw

Dawsonville may have brewed a new tradition after a couple thousand enthusiasts spent the weekend sipping beer and supporting live local music behind city hall.

August 28, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Art show to showcase siblings, local talent

The Bowen Center for the Arts welcomes a new show this weekend.

August 21, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Painting a hole in one

The weather was fair and the grass was green recently at Crystal Falls Golf Club near the Dawson-Cherokee county lines.

August 21, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Marriage milestone

Dot Rouse was recently talking to a friend who asked how long she had been married.

August 21, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Beer festival on tap this weekend

Be on the lookout for food, drinks and fun this weekend as the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame plays host to the inaugural Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival.

August 21, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Costly cleanup

Officials are hoping emergency aid is available to repair some of the damage caused by heavy thunderstorms that dropped as much as 10 inches of rain in parts of Dawson County last week.

August 14, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Car wash, breakfast to benefit child

A carwash and pancake breakfast Saturday will benefit the family of a local girl who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.

August 14, 2013 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Pep rally kicks off fall sports Friday

Fall parks and recreation sports kick-off Friday night with a pep rally and a movie beneath the stars at Veterans Memorial Park.

August 14, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Authority investigates spill

A mid-day sewage spill has caused some alarm for the local water authority.

March 18, 2014 | | LOCAL


Wade named Rotary assistant district governor

When Will Wade joined the Rotary Club of Dawson County nine years ago, he was drawn to the organization's "Service Above Self" motto.

March 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter weather advisory issued for Dawson

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Dawson County from 7 p.m. tonight through 10 a.m. Friday.

March 06, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Group elects chair to oversee homeless initiative

Representatives with several local churches have taken the initial steps in establishing a faith-based organization intended to help homeless families get back on their feet.

March 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Campaign for Relay kicks off

The 2014 Relay for Life campaign has officially begun in Dawson County.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Clogging team captures national title

A north Georgia competitive clogging team was recently named the Overall National Grand Champion at the Clogging Champions of America National finale.

March 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Library to offer outdoor tips

With spring just around the corner, the Dawson County Public Library is gearing up for warmer weather and nights under the stars.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


New civic club forming

Informational meetings are planned to introduce the idea of a new service club forming locally.

March 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Leap for Literacy

With all the talk of ice and snow finally melting away, the obvious thing to do next is go swimming, which is what Dawson County residents gathered to do Saturday.

The fourth annual Leap for Literacy was held Feb. 22 at War Hill Park. The event benefits Dawson County WEE Books, a program developed to put age-appropriate books in the hands of preschool children.

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County applies for grant to improve 400

County Commissioner Gary Pichon has much to say about improvements he'd like to see made along Ga. 400.

In addition to planting shrubs and greenery in an attempt to lure developers looking to relocate business, he'd also like to see the area named to reflect the community.

February 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Arbor Day celebrated

For nine years, the Dawson County Tree Preservation Society, along with Keep Dawson County Beautiful, has planted a tree on Arbor Day to commemorate the county's dedication to preserving green space.

The Dawson County Commissioners formally proclaimed Feb. 21 as Arbor Day in Dawson County.

February 26, 2014 | | LOCAL


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