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Dawsonville sites seen by the world

Dawsonville was put on the world stage last week as nearly 30 consuls from around the world started off their three-day tour of the region in the city.

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Dawson County Relay for Life Saturday at GRHOF

Dozens of volunteer teams plan to put cancer survivors in the winner's circle as they "race toward a cure" during Saturday's Relay for Life in Dawson County.

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K9 teams train on Lake Lanier

K9 teams from across Georgia searched through thick brush, along the shoreline and from boats on Lake Lanier April 11 in a training exercise at Thompson Creek Park.

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Weather postpones club’s motorcycle ride

The Dawson County Civitan Club's inaugural motorcycle ride planned for Saturday has been postponed due to the threat of rain storms.

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Electronic recycling event set for Saturday

Electronic recycling event set for Saturday

Keep Dawson County Beautiful's annual electronics recycling event is this weekend.

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Motorcycle wreck claims life of Dawsonville man

Motorcycle wreck claims life of Dawsonville man

Officials have released the name of the man killed in yesterday's crash on Hwy. 53 West.

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Buchan crowned Miss Dawson County

Gabby Buchan was recently crowned Miss Dawson County.

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Kids scramble for 20,000 eggs

Kids scramble for 20,000 eggs

K.A.R.E. for Kids and Dawson County couldn't have asked for better weather Saturday for kids to hunt Easter eggs.

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Relay for Life celebrates cancer survivors

Relay for Life celebrates cancer survivors

Holding on to a walker, Peggy Jenkins slowly made her way to the front of the crowd Thursday night to claim her "survivor" medallion.

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Parks and Rec employee recognized for saving a life

Parks and Rec employee recognized for saving a life

Harold Evans doesn't think he would be alive today if it weren't for Dawson County Parks and Recreation employee Billy Mahaffey.

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Charitable egg hunt this weekend

One Dawson County charity is gearing up for one of the most anticipated events of the year.

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Dawson County United Way donations top $76K

Dawson County United Way donations top $76K

Contributions made by area employees toward United Way topped $76,000 in 2015.

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Dinner celebrates cancer survivors

A dinner Thursday night will celebrate the lives of local cancer survivors and their caregivers.

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Biggest fibber

Biggest fibber

Tracy Walker is the biggest liar in Dawson County. But don't let that deter you from visiting her at the library - that's her job.

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North Georgia under freeze warning tonight

Winter isn't turning loose of Northeast Georgia just yet.

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Progress 2015

Progress 2015

Dawson County's accomplishments are in the spotlight in Progress 2015.

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Republicans salute Churchill’s legacy

Republicans salute Churchill’s legacy

There was a capacity crowd at Big Canoe on March 13 to pay tribute to Winston Churchill's life, legacy and leadership.

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Intersection update irks business owner

Intersection update irks business owner

The changes planned for the crossing at Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 has the owner of a local restaurant wondering how he'll be able to stay in business without access to his main entrance.

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Ellijay teen killed in fiery crash

A Gilmer County teen was killed in a fiery crash Tuesday afternoon when his car ran off the road in northwestern Dawson County, hit a tree and ignited in flames.

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Spring has sprung

Spring has sprung

After a bitter cold winter that brought snow, sleet and ice to the area on multiple occasions, local families welcomed the near 80 degree temperatures that started blooming earlier this week.

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Humane society names new director

The Dawson County Humane Society announced the appointment of a new shelter director on Monday.

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Banks crowned Miss Relay for Life for Dawson County

A local high school sophomore was recently crowned Miss Dawson County Relay for Life.

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Weather system could make roads icy

Weather system could make roads icy

Dawson County is under a winter weather advisory through 10 p.m. tonight as a mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet move into the area.

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Benefit fund set up after house fire

Benefit fund set up after house fire

A local woman lost nearly everything she owned in a fire Saturday afternoon.

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Literacy enthusiasts take the plunge

Literacy enthusiasts take the plunge

After nearly three weeks of freezing rain, ice and snow, the weekend seemed like a great day for a swim for some Dawson County reading advocates.

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Schools back in session following winter weather

Schools back in session following winter weather

Students are finally back in school following the past few weeks of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.

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Cold front rolls in again

Cold front rolls in again

Just barely a week after ice and freezing rain downed an estimated 1,000 trees and left nearly a half inch of ice on surfaces across the county, Dawson County is once again bracing for a new wintry mix that is predicted to dump an estimated four inches of snow on the region.

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Annual Leap for Literacy set for Saturday

As cold as it has been recently, you'd think the community would be running toward warmer locales.

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Winter storm watch continues for Dawson County

Winter storm watch continues for Dawson County

Areas of light snow will slowly increase across extreme northwest Georgia between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday, and then become widespread across far north Georgia Friday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

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County opens temporary shelter at Rock Creek Park

Snow flurries are falling in Northeast Georgia this afternoon, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in tonight.

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Arbor Day Friday

The community is invited to a celebration of trees Friday afternoon at War Hill Park on Lake Lanier.

The Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee, in conjunction with Keep Dawson County Beautiful and the local extension agency, will meet at 2 p.m. in honor of Arbor Day, held in Georgia on the third week of February each year.

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Ice knocks down 1,000 trees

Crews were still moving downed trees from roadways and responding to weather-related incidents Tuesday afternoon, more than 12 hours after Mother Nature dumped at least a an estimated half inch of ice across Dawson County.

"Stay at home and off the roads unless it's an emergency," was the common request among first responders as early as noon Monday.

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Winter storm may be on the way Monday

Winter storm may be on the way Monday

After an icy winter in 2014, North Georgia's relatively mild 2015 is about to take a turn for the worse.

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Education

Kindergarten Roundup tries new format

Kindergarten Roundup tries new format

Each year, Dawson County's youngest students tag along with their parents to begin the next 13 years of their lives.

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Dawson County Spring Games take center stage

Dawson County Spring Games take center stage

After rain delays and changes in venue, the 2015 Dawson County Spring Games were finally able to be held last week.

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‘Superior’ voices: High school ensemble receives top marks

‘Superior’ voices: High school ensemble receives top marks

Dawson County High School Chorus Director Spencer Wright has proven that, once again, his chorus is superior.

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Kindergarten registration is Friday

Kindergarten registration is Friday

The Dawson County School System is already looking ahead to its newest generation of students.

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Long-time educator and administrator remembered

One of Dawson County's most decorated education veterans was laid to rest last week following a tragic house fire.

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Government

Dawson BOC chairman receives top county honor

Dawson BOC chairman receives top county honor

Mike Berg received an unexpected honor over the weekend when he was named the recipient of the Emory Green Leadership Award.

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Veteran lawman announces bid for sheriff

Veteran lawman announces bid for sheriff

A veteran lawman with more than 26 years in the field is the first to announce his campaign to be Dawson County's next sheriff.

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City responds to animal control requests

The City of Dawsonville has taken steps toward mending an animal control issue within city limits.

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Case of alleged 2012 voting process violations dismissed

The investigation into complaints filed by a resident in 2012 over alleged voting process violations has been dismissed.

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Stray pet pickups put in spotlight

The City of Dawsonville recently found itself dealing with a problem it wasn't aware it even had.

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