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Fire displaces 4 families

Fire officials continue to investigate an apartment blaze early Saturday that displaced four families and forced several people to escape by jumping from a second floor window.

"This was such a huge loss ... there's still a lot to look into," said Lanier Swafford, chief of Dawson County Emergency Services.

June 22, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dawson native to speak at historical society meeting

Local author Larry Pirkle will be speaking Tuesday at a Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society meeting.

Pirkle recently published the book "Of the Seeds They've Sown," comprised of stories, anecdotes and commentary gathered during his life in Dawson County.

June 22, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Produce markets open

Locals looking for fresh seasonal produce need look no further than markets in Dawson County.

The Dawson County Extension Service's ninth annual market begins next week, running from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at 298 Academy Ave.

June 22, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Fire displaces four families

An early morning fire at an apartment complex in Dawson County displaced four families and forced several people to jump from a second floor window to escape the blaze early Saturday.

Dkota Donaldson, 13, was at a friend's sleepover, having a late night snack, when the group of teens heard what they thought was someone on the roof.

June 18, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Celebrity Waiter event Friday

When's the last time a county commissioner asked to take your order?

The annual Dawson County Family Connection Celebrity Waiter Breakfast is scheduled for 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. June 17 and raises money for the nonprofit organization.

June 15, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Emergency workers urge fire safety this summer

A significant increase in fires over the last few weeks has prompted emergency personnel to encourage the community to be fire smart this summer.

According to Dawson County Emergency Services Deputy Chief Tim Satterfield, fires kill more people in the United States every year than all natural disasters combined.

June 15, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Democratic Party chair to speak to Dawson group

Mike Berlon, the new chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party, will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Dawson County Democrats at 6 p.m. June 16 at the Dawson County Public Library.

Mike Berlon has been involved in Democratic politics for more than three decades. During his 30 years of political engagement, he has been a candidate for office, recruited and worked with candidates in both local and statewide campaigns, sponsored many fundraisers and promoted Democratic ideals.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Grace Café serves dinner

Beginning next week, Grace Café at Grace Presbyterian Church will be serving free meals from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. The program will continue throughout the summer.

The church has stopped its twice-weekly luncheon service.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Teen struck, killed on skateboard

A 16-year-old skateboarder died Monday night after he was struck by a vehicle on Hwy. 53 near Dawsonville.

Dawson County Emergency Services Director Billy Thurmond said Tyler Seay died at Atlanta Medical Center, where he was flown after suffering critical injuries in the collision.

June 08, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Heat wave lingering

Dawson County residents flocked to the shade and took to the pool or lake last week as temperatures approached an unseasonal 100 degrees in northeast Georgia.

Erin Dreger and her cousins, Hannah and Trey Reser, decided to fill up the "kiddie pool" on Friday for a dip.

June 08, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Group finishes first phase of tree rescue

A non-profit organization that advocates for the protection of mountain trails and streams has just completed the first phase of a project aimed at saving 425 acres of hemlock trees in Dawson Forest.

June 01, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Fundraiser set for Monday

An event at the Bowen Center for the Arts on Monday will raise funds for several projects supported by the Dawson County Woman's Club.

June 01, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Grad wins scholarship

A Dawsonville resident who works at Chick-fil-A was recently selected as one of 25 restaurant team members nationwide honored with the 2011 S. Truett Cathy Scholar Award.

June 01, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Dawson smoke detectors not part of fire department recall

Recent reports were released that indicated one Georgia fire department was recalling approximately 18,000 alleged counterfeit smoke detectors.

June 01, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

New VA clinic may open in Hall County

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is reviewing bids for a new outpatient clinic in Hall County and plans to award a contract in late September.

June 01, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

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Commissioners announce sole finalist for manager position

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners announced during its regular meeting Thursday night that David Headley is the sole candidate under consideration to be the ...

September 02, 2016 | Allie Dean | LOCAL

77 years for Dot and Loy

After four dates, they snuck away and got married.

August 31, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

Local Firefighters honored by Georgia State Firefighters Association

The Georgia State Firefighters Association recently presented two local firefighters with the 2016 Life Saving Valor Award.

August 31, 2016 | Allie Dean | LOCAL

Longer stretch of road to open than originally planned

CUMMING -- The date marking the first opening of a third lane on Ga. 400 northbound has been changed and expanded.

August 31, 2016 | By Kelly Whitmire | LOCAL

Citizen journalist files lawsuit against property owners from 2014 rally

Nearly two years after Nydia Tisdale was arrested at a GOP rally at Burt's Pumpkin Farm in Dawsonville the "citizen journalist" has filed a ...

August 30, 2016 | Allie Dean | LOCAL

‘We have been waiting on this’

The last three weeks have felt like an eternity.

August 24, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

Blood drive to honor memory of local teacher

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will host a blood drive Saturday to honor the memory of former Dawson County teacher, Charles B. Finley.

August 24, 2016 | Amy French | LOCAL

Study: Hope Scholarship funding could be in jeopardy

A new study of the Hope Scholarships program, which is funded by the Georgia lottery, contends the program could run out of money for the ...

August 24, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman DCN regional staff | LOCAL

Suspect at large after armed bank robbery in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH - An armed robbery occurred about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Foothills Community Bank on Bethelview Road, according to officials with the Forsyth ...

August 23, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes | LOCAL

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