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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


Habitat hoping to grow in Dawson

Volunteers interested in building low-cost homes for needy families have taken the first steps toward developing a Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Dawson County.

April 01, 2009 | Michele Hester | LIFE


Fighting back against MS

Dawson County resident Carol Ann Groebner has been searching for a way to provide support to people in the county who suffer from multiple sclerosis, a medical condition in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system.

April 01, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LIFE


Bowen arts center to hold art exhibit

The Bowen Center for the Arts will be hosting an art exhibit by Nona H. Stephens of Gainesville, "Reflections of Georgia," through April 18.

March 25, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LIFE


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June 21, 2016 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | LIFE


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