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A hero’s welcome home

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua Sfeir didn't sleep last Friday night, as he waited to return home from Hawaii to Atlanta.

October 05, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Poker Run benefits drug recovery efforts

A graphic and disturbing dose of reality is on display at the Dawson County Courthouse to shed light on the number of people, young and old, affected by loved one's drug and alcohol addictions.

October 05, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Outdoor burning restrictions to be lifted

Burning restrictions imposed by Georgia's rules for Air Quality Control will be lifted Oct. 1.

October 05, 2008 | | LOCAL


United Way sets annual goal

The United Way for Dawson County announced an ambitious goal of $100,009 Friday, knowing the stress of hard economic times translates to more people needing assistance.

October 05, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


5K, fun run to be held in hiker’s honor

When Meredith Emerson was living in Buford, she and her black Labrador retriever Ella enjoyed running and hiking the trails at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center.

September 28, 2008 | By Debbie Gilbert DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Child safety events set for Saturday at John Megel Chevrolet

In an effort to bring awareness to the number of children injured in car accidents, John Megel Chevrolet and Dawson County SafeKids have paired to kickoff National Child Passenger Safety Week.

September 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Plea possible in slaying case

Prosecutors say a plea agreement could be reached as early as this week in the case against Joshua Glen Layman.

September 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Land gift advances college

More steps have been taken to finalize a pending land deal between Lanier Tech and the Dawson County Board of Education.

September 28, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Fall mazes are corny, yes — but also fun

Corn mazes now are competing with fall festivals, leaf watching and pumpkin shopping as major attractions for Northeast Georgia tourists.

September 28, 2008 | By Jeff Gill DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Soldier returning from Iraq

Wendy Sfier describes her oldest son, Joshua, as someone who would give up the shirt off his back.

September 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Layman pleas to manslaughter

The Forsyth County man who was set to stand trial at the end of the month for a 2003 fatal stabbing pleaded guilty this morning to reduced charges.

September 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Man identified in deadly shooting

Authorities are now saying the shooting death of a 44-year-old man in Big Canoe Tuesday morning is being investigated as self-defense.

September 27, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson County remembers 9/11

Area communities are gathering today to honor the more than 3,000 men, women and children who lost their lives seven years ago today in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

September 22, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville man killed in early morning crash

A Dawsonville man was killed early Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash at the intersection of Hwy. 53 and Hugh Stowers Rd. in Dawson County.

September 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Drug court helps one man smile

Until just a few weeks ago James Raines didn't smile.

September 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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New venue a blast

Dawsonville's annual Independence Day celebration revved into gear Friday at Atlanta Motorsports Park with a fireworks display that wowed spectators for miles around.

July 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Shelter seeks volunteers

No One Alone is seeking volunteers to help in its Dahlonega shelter.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Taylor celebrates 90 years

A well-known Dawson County figure celebrated her 90th birthday Sunday afternoon surrounded by friends and family.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Beavers causing problems

Beavers are prone to finding running water and building their dams, but in Dawson County all they seem to be building are problems.

July 02, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Fireworks set for Friday

Atlanta Motorsports Park and the Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority are gearing up for a full day of family fun as part of the "Sparks in the Motorsports Park" on July Fourth.

July 02, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Farmers market offers fresh crops

Each year, summer in Dawson County is marked by the tents and trucks of vegetables that show up in front of the Dawsonville Municipal Complex and Dawson County Extension Office.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Humane Society plans to open a boutique

The Dawson County Humane Society is trying a new method of raising money for its no-kill shelter.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Churches targeted by electronic thieves

Two area congregations arrived Sunday to find electronic equipment missing from their churches.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Family rescued from balcony during fire

Firefighters rescued three people from a third-floor balcony Thursday after a fire broke out at a home on Grizzle Farm Road.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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