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Overturned vehicle shuts down Ga. 400 in Dawson County

 Ga. 400 in Dawson County has reopened following this morning's collision in front of North Georgia Premium Outlets.

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Dawson County News moves to new office near downtown square

Dawson County News moves to new office near downtown square

Dawson County News is on the move.

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Woman and pet attacked by pack of dogs

Woman and pet attacked by pack of dogs

City officials have made contact with the owners of three dogs that attacked a Dawsonville woman walking her small dog in her backyard Saturday morning.

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City of Dawsonville receives $100,000 grant

The City of Dawsonville is among more than a dozen municipalities poised to receive thousands of dollars through the state's Recreational Trail Grants program.

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U.S. Rep. Doug Collins sets up meeting with Windstream over customer service concerns

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said in a statement Tuesday that he will meet with Windstream officials on May 9 to discuss the company ...

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Congregation seeks volunteers to serve community

The congregation at Mountain Lake Church-Dawson invites the community to join them in a day of service.

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Adult siblings killed in head-on crash

Authorities have identified the two people killed in Monday's head-on collision on Kelly Bridge Road as adult siblings from Dawsonville.

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Toddlers die in Monday afternoon house fire

The Dawson and Lumpkin communities are mourning the deaths of two toddlers who died in a mobile home fire Monday afternoon.

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Two killed in Kelly Bridge Road head-on collision

Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle is now confirming that two people have died from injuries sustained in the head-on collision this afternoon on Kelly Bridge ...

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Package found in lot deemed safe

Authorities investigating a suspicious package reported in the parking lot of Walmart in Dawsonville last week found no threat to the public.

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Low cost rabies clinics this weekend

Low cost rabies vaccinations will be available Saturday at various locations across the county.

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Dinner gives hope to cancer survivors, caregivers

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

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Tales of 'naughty women' shared at library

Tales of 'naughty women' shared at library

Gasp, laughter, repeat.

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Gas station going in at 136/9 intersection

More than three acres at the intersection of Hwys. 9 North and 136 are being cleared to make way for a new gas station and ...

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Hwy. 53 reopens following gas main break

Hwy. 53 was shut down between Lumpkin Campground Road and Ga. 400 just after 5 a.m. Monday due to a gas main break caused ...

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Authorities: Medical episode likely cause of three-vehicle crash at county line

The three-vehicle crash at the Dawson-Forsyth County line Wednesday that sent several people to the hospital occurred, authorities said, when a teenage driver suffered a ...

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Dawson County schools charter contract renewed

The State Board of Education renewed the Dawson County School District's charter system contract today.

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Collision shuts down Hwy. 53 at county line

Hwy. 53 East was shut down in both directions at the Dawson-Forsyth County line Wednesday morning as officers investigated a two-car crash that occured just ...

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Racing pioneer named Moonshine Festival grand marshal

Racing pioneer named Moonshine Festival grand marshal

When Charlie Mincey got his first speeding ticket at the age of 12, he must have known racing was in his blood.

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Beautification group encourages the public to spruce up their neighborhoods

Volunteers with Keep Dawson County Beautiful are encouraging community members to spruce up their neighborhoods as part of this year's Great American Cleanup.

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Teams forming for Rotary’s annual golf tournament

There's still time to register a team in Rotary Club of Dawson County's 24th annual golf tournament and fundraiser.

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Sawnee awards grant to Reading Education Association of Dawson County

Sawnee awards grant to Reading Education Association of Dawson County

Every month when the Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation bill arrives, there is a simple request to give a few extra cents to round up your ...

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Local children get 'eggcited'

Local children get 'eggcited'

When the first graders at Robinson Elementary lined up at their door on Good Friday, there was a serious case of the wiggles going around ...

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GOP honors Berg’s party commitment

GOP honors Berg’s party commitment

Local Republicans recently recognized one of their own for his lifelong service to the party.

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Developer backs away from building assisted living center on Kilough Church Road

The developer for a proposed assisted living facility on Kilough Church Road will not move forward with the project after learning last week that many ...

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Stanfield wins Miss Dawson County

Stanfield wins Miss Dawson County

She has confidence. She has poise. And now Mollie Stanfield has her second crown in two weeks after winning the Miss Dawson County pageant Sunday ...

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Designers show Main Street Park ideas

The Dawsonville City Council spent Monday evening with three firms that want to design the new Main Street Park going in behind the municipal complex.

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DCHS senior makes livestock history

DCHS senior makes livestock history

Dawson County senior and FFA president Zach Samples won first place in showmanship at the Georgia National Junior Livestock Show in Perry in February. It ...

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Detention center receives medical accreditation

Detention center receives medical accreditation

The Dawson County Detention Center recently received a prestigious recognition that few law enforcement agencies can claim.

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Dawson County weekend preview

Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather we're having in Dawsonville with the following fun events set for this weekend:

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North Georgia Women's Expo to connect local women

North Georgia Women's Expo to connect local women

North Georgia women interested in checking out area vendors, hearing speakers and participating in activities geared specifically for them should mark their calendars. The 2016 ...

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Mollie Stanfield crowned Miss Relay for Life

Mollie Stanfield crowned Miss Relay for Life

Dawson County High sophomore Mollie Stanfield was recently crowned Miss Relay for Life.

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Surprise snow storm blankets Dawson

Surprise snow storm blankets Dawson

A surprise winter storm that rolled into town early Thursday afternoon brought as much as an of inch of unexpected snow to the area.

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Taking the plunge on Leap Day

Taking the plunge on Leap Day

An old Irish tradition collided with new technology last week when a Dawsonville woman took matrimony matters into her own hands and texted the question ...

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Who’s the best in Dawson County?

Who’s the best in Dawson County?

It's time for the inaugural Dawson County News "Best of Dawson" readers' choice awards. Beginning today readers are able to nominate businesses and professionals ...

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Missing Alzheimer’s patient found after two hour search

Search teams combed the area near Country Dog Salon on Hwy. 53 East in Dawson County for two hours Friday morning before locating a missing ...

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Dozens out of work after Dawsonville Ryan’s closes

Dozens out of work after Dawsonville Ryan’s closes

Lewis Bergeron had a full calendar of tasks he needed to complete Monday morning.

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Surprise winter weather rolls into town

A surprise winter storm that rolled into town early Thursday afternoon could bring as much as an of inch of snow to the area.

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Volunteers make a splash for literacy

Volunteers make a splash for literacy

The temperature for Lake Lanier was a brisk 40 degrees on Saturday morning, ideal weather, some say, for the first swim of 2016.

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Open house and promotion ceremony celebrate firehouse reopening

Nearly 41 years after a group of citizens came together because they recognized a need for fire protection in their community, the fire station where ...

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Windstream promises improvements; U.S. Rep. Doug Collins calls it 'more of the same'

Windstream's promises to improve communication, establish a new team to handle customer complaints and invest millions of dollars in the coming years to upgrade ...

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Education

Teachers honored at luncheon

Teachers honored at luncheon

During the monthly Chamber of Commerce luncheon April 14, Dawson County teachers of the year were honored by local business and political leaders.

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‘Olympians’ compete in special games

‘Olympians’ compete in special games

Student Olympians from across Dawson County were going for gold last week as they sprinted, tossed and bowled in some very special games held at ...

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Teachers honored at luncheon

Teachers honored at luncheon

During last week's monthly Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Dawson County teachers of the year were honored by local business and political leaders.

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Career day gives 7th graders glimpse at real ife

Career day gives 7th graders glimpse at real ife

"How do you drill a bone?"

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EAGLE winner Desmond Vaird earns GED, overcomes addiction to continue education and 'give back' as t

EAGLE winner Desmond Vaird earns GED, overcomes addiction to continue education and 'give back' as t

Desmond Vaird says he is on cloud nine after being selected as the Technical College System of Georgia's 2016 Adult Education Student of the ...

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Government



Early voting begins Monday for May 24 General Primary

The early voting period for this year's May 24 General Primary begins Monday at the Dawson County Voter Registration and Elections Office in downtown ...

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Political newcomer promises to bring new perspective to county commission

Political newcomer promises to bring new perspective to county commission

A political newcomer who's been active in the local Republican Party for the last several years promises to bring a fresh perspective and new ...

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Drone bill waits Deal’s approval

A House bill awaiting the governor's signature has potential to set the stage for Georgia to be a leader in the unmanned aircraft industry.

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Commissioners reject long-term hydrant contract

County commissioners last week said they were not comfortable approving a long term contract with the local water and sewer authority for hydrants.

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Events planned to meet local candidates

Early voting for the May 24th Election gets underway in less than three weeks, but there is still time to get to know the local ...

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