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Family Connection focuses on the children

A local child-centered non-profit organization has plans to put extra emphasis on helping preschool-aged children beginning in the fall.

May 12, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LIFE


Volunteers are child advocates

For more than 20 years, volunteers of a local non-profit organization have focused on giving displaced children the right to a safe and permanent home.

April 21, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LIFE


Pollen ‘much worse’ in 2010

Barry Mann isn't crazy about pollen.

April 21, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LIFE


Family back on track

Jennifer Bowman of Dawsonville got the surprise of her life as she arrived to work one day in early January.

April 21, 2010 | Michele Hester | LIFE


Program is 'voice' for the abused

Marina Barron believes giving to a non-profit organization can be like dropping coins in a piggy bank.

April 14, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LIFE


Bank plans car show fundraiser

A local bank is trying a new route in the drive to raise Relay for Life dollars.

April 14, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LIFE


Gilleland house placed on National Register

One of Dawsonville's legendary homes, the Boyd and Sallie Gilleland House, now known as Peach Brandy Cottage, can now be found on the National Register of Historic Places.

June 03, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LIFE


In the fling of spring

The weather wasn't particularly kind to Dawsonville's Spring Fling festival this past weekend, but it didn't put a damper on enthusiasm.

May 06, 2009 | By Jeff Gill DCN Regional Staff | LIFE


Relay for Life set for this weekend

Last week, Dawson County Relay for Life held its annual survivor dinner at the First Baptist Church in Dawsonville. The event is an uplifting and motivating gathering of those who have been affected by cancer.

May 06, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LIFE


Food drive planned for Saturday

For the first time, Dawson County will be participating in the largest one day food drive in the nation, Stamp Out Hunger, on May 9.

May 06, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LIFE


Search and rescue dogs join department

When a person is lost, four legs are often better than two.

April 29, 2009 | Michele Hester | LIFE


Family sponsors event in memory of son

Casey Elliott, son of race car engine-builder Ernie Elliott and nephew to NASCAR celebrity Bill Elliott, had the family racing genes and a promising career in car racing ahead of him.

April 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LIFE


Making an old tradition new

Dozens of ladies donned their hats and gloves to sit down for an afternoon tea March 28 at the Bowen Center for the Arts.

April 08, 2009 | Michele Hester | LIFE


Looking toward a brighter future

Two and a half years ago, Carol Tyger met her granddaughter Ingrid for the first time.

April 01, 2009 | Michele Hester | LIFE


Humane society voted favorite non-profit

With more than 600 votes as the favorite local non-profit, Kay Harris stepped into a money grab at Appalachian Community Bank Friday and left with $500 for the Dawson County Humane Society.

April 01, 2009 | Michele Hester | LIFE


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