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Snow day for area students

Students across Dawson County go their wish for a snow day after a dusting of powder throughout the day and overnight Tuesday prompted schools to ...

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Dawson maintains ‘StormReady’ status

Dawson County is once again being recognized as a National Weather Service StormReady community.

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GDOT seeks public comment on intersection

State transportation officials will be at Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge Thursday to gage public opinion over changes proposed to the intersection of Highways ...

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Senator wants to improve Internet access

ATLANTA -- Sen. Steve Gooch (R - Dahlonega) has filed legislation to create the Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for All Georgians Study Committee.

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Economy expert to speak at chamber lunch

North Georgia real estate and economic expert Frank Norton Jr. will highlight trends in the local housing market and commercial industry during the Dawson County ...

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Dawson County Schools closed Wednesday

Dawson County schools will be closed on Wednesday due to winter precipitation and deteriorating road conditions. Twelve month employees are asked to report at 10 ...

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Dawson County under winter weather advisory

Dawson County under winter weather advisory

With the potential for a surge of winter weather tonight, the Dawson County School System will make a decision on whether to cancel classes early ...

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Possible gas leak at medical center

Possible gas leak at medical center

Emergency crews are at Northside-Dawson Medical Campus investigating a possible gas leak.

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Sheriff’s office seeks help in locating runaway teen

Sheriff’s office seeks help in locating runaway teen

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is turning to the public for help in locating a missing teen.

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Pedestrian killed crossing Ga. 400

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help cover final expenses for a Dahlonega man who died from injuries sustained when he was hit ...

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Relay for Life volunteers hunt for a cure

Relay for Life volunteers hunt for a cure

Deer hunting season may be over, but those whose mission it is to stop cancer in its tracks are still "Hunting for a Cure."

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GDOT lowering speed limit on Ga. 400 in Dawson County

GDOT lowering speed limit on Ga. 400 in Dawson County

State transportation officials announced last month that the speed limit on a stretch of Ga. 400 in Dawson County will be lowered to 55 mph.

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 	 Forsyth County infant battling rare heart condition

Forsyth County infant battling rare heart condition

FORSYTH COUNTY - An 8-month-old Forsyth County girl with a rare heart condition is undergoing treatment in Boston, but there are ways for local residents to ...

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Pedestrian hit crossing Ga. 400 in Dawson County early Monday morning dies

A pedestrian hit this morning as he attempted to cross Ga. 400 in Dawson County has died.

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Chamber superstars unmasked at gala

Chamber superstars unmasked at gala

Winter weather may have postponed the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce annual gala, but the masked revelers still had a ball Sunday.

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POA plans to buy 730 acres inside Big Canoe

A group of Big Canoe property owners are negotiating to purchase more than 700 acres of land in an effort to ensure the property will ...

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Threat of snow prompts officials to err on the side of caution

Milk and bread began disappearing from grocery shelves early last week as threats of ice and snow blew into the area.

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Winter weather postpones chamber gala

Winter weather this weekend forced Dawson County Chamber of Commerce officials to err on the side of caution and postpone tonight's annual gala and ...

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County, city crews ready to tackle roadways as system move in

County and city road crews are ready to start treating roadways the moment the rain moves out and snow flurries move in.

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DOT trucks treating roads across north Georgia

As Georgia DOT forces begin laying materials and clearing roadways in north Georgia, Metro Atlanta roadway crews are preparing for the window of opportunity after ...

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Winter storm warning calls for snow, ice in Dawson County

Winter storm warning calls for snow, ice in Dawson County

A winter storm warning calls for 3 to 6 inches of snow and up to a quarter inch of ice in Dawson County today and ...

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Winter weather closings for Friday

Winter weather closings for Friday

All branches of the Chestatee Regional Library System are closed Friday. No items will be due and no fines will accrue.

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Winter weather closes schools on Friday

The Dawson County School System has called off class for Friday in anticipation of the incoming winter storm that is expected to drop as much ...

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Dawson schools delayed two hours Thursday

The Dawson County School System is delaying classes for two hours on Thursday.

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Winter weather closings in Dawson County

Winter weather closings in Dawson County

The City of Dawsonville has rescheduled the inaugural citizen discussion workshop planned for tonight. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 ...

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Business community mourns death of popular community leader

The local business community is mourning the weekend death of a leader who they say was passionate about Dawson County.

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Norton discusses the future in 30th annual economic forecast

Norton discusses the future in 30th annual economic forecast

During Frank Norton Jr.'s annual Native Intelligence report Thursday night, the Gainesville real estate executive touched on a diverse range of topics. Among the ...

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Historical society looks back and forward

At the January meeting of the Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society members reviewed the major achievements of the past year and made some decisions ...

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Injured teen driver charged with DUI

Two teens were seriously injured last week in a single vehicle wreck on Couch Road in eastern Dawson County.

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Precautions urged as precipitation possible

Precautions urged as precipitation possible

There's a pretty good chance Dawsonville may see its first wintry weather this week as a freezing cold patch of air and precipitation moves ...

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Dawson County Schools closed Wednesday

The threat of snow, sleet or freezing rain that is forecast to fall Wednesday in parts of North Georgia convinced school officials to call off ...

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Saturday barbecue benefits local family

A benefit is planned for a local family that lost everything in a fire last month.

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Race fan wins museum’s 50/50 raffle

Race fan wins museum’s 50/50 raffle

When Sherry Gailey bought two 50/50 raffle tickets from volunteers at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame during last year's annual Mountain Moonshine ...

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Big Canoe residents competing on royal court

Big Canoe residents competing on royal court

Two Big Canoe residents hope to be crowned King and Queen of the mountains come February.

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Stores announced for new Kroger shopping center

Stores announced for new Kroger shopping center

Ross Dress for Less and Marshalls are among the first stores announced to open in the new Kroger-anchored Dawson Marketplace.

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Most Lake Lanier parks re-opened after flooding

All but three area parks have re-opened following heavy rainfall last week that caused historically high water levels on Lake Lanier.

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Crews battle early-morning house fire

Crews battle early-morning house fire

Firefighters from two counties battled a residential blaze in freezing temperatures Tuesday morning.

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Overturned truck shuts down intersection

The crossing of Hwy. 9 and Dawson Forest Road is currently shut down in all directions after a truck overturned and continues to leak oil ...

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Flash flood warning in effect for Dawson County

A flash flood warning is in effect for much of Northeast Georgia, including Dawson County, until 2:15 p.m. today.

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Volunteers feed hundreds for Christmas

No one should go hungry at Christmas and certainly, no one should be alone.

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Lighting likely to blame for Christmas Eve barn fire

A local man is grateful that his home was spared in a fire that leveled his barn early Christmas Eve morning.

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Crews work to repair problems caused by flooding

Crews work to repair problems caused by flooding

Crews have been on the scene of a new retail development on Ga. 400 and Dawson Forest Road where recent rain and flooding has caused ...

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Dade County man killed in Burnt Mountain crash

A single-vehicle collision in northwestern Dawson County claimed the life of a Dade County man two days before Christmas.

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Eatery to serve 'lucky' New Year's meal

The Dawsonville Pool Room will once again open for lunch on New Year's Day and welcomes everyone to ring in 2016 with the southern ...

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Dawson County News seeks ‘Outstanding Citizen’ nominations

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond in their duties to their church, community, school or civic organization?

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A look back at the top 10 stories of 2015

A look back at the top 10 stories of 2015

Looking back, 2015 was a record-breaking year in Dawson County, specifically in high school sports.

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Many parks, boat ramps closing as Lake Lanier continues to rise

Recent heavy rains are taking their toll on Lake Lanier recreation sites.

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County’s new ISO rating could mean lower insurance premiums

Results from a recent evaluation by the Insurance Services Offices places Dawson County in a lower insurance classification, which should translate into lower insurance premiums ...

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Tavern chef pays it forward with free holiday dinner

Santa will already be back at the North Pole, but a few of his elves will stick around Dawsonville Friday to serve Christmas dinners to ...

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Officers grant holiday wishes

Officers grant holiday wishes

Little Mason Blake arrived at Walmart Friday afternoon with a plan.

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Education

Dawson County schools releasing students at 12:30 p.m.

Dawson County schools releasing students at 12:30 p.m.

An arctic cold front moving through North Georgia over the next several hours has Dawson County school leaders making the move to send students home ...

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Speller had a ‘hankering’ to win bee

Speller had a ‘hankering’ to win bee

Kilough Elementary fifth grader Jacob Vaughan had a real "hankering" to win last week's countywide spelling bee at Dawson County Middle School.

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Schools announce make-up days

Schools announce make-up days

The Dawson County School System has just announced when students will make up missed classes following last week's snow days.

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Senator encourages students to apply for military scholarship

Sen. Steve Gooch invites high school seniors residing within the 51st Georgia State Senate District to apply for the University of North Georgia Military Scholarship.

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Winter weather cancels SAT at Dawson County High testing site

Winter weather cancels SAT at Dawson County High testing site

Due to the forecast of potential inclement weather expected to come into Dawson County and the surrounding areas Friday night and early Saturday morning, the ...

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Government



House OKs protection for clergy refusing gay marriage

Georgia lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill explicitly stating that religious officials can refuse to perform gay marriages, their first significant action on a variety ...

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Pastor Protection Act passes first hurdles

One of several proposed religious freedom bills won approval in the Georgia House Judiciary Commitee on Tuesday and now moves on to the full House ...

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Randall Dowling hired as new Dawson County manager

Randall Dowling hired as new Dawson County manager

In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of Randall Dowling as the county's new manager and ...

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Former city councilman will run for county commission seat

Former city councilman will run for county commission seat

Former Dawsonville City Councilman Chris Gaines announced last week that he plans to seek Dawson County's District 2 commission seat.

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Randall Dowling hired as new Dawson County manager

Randall Dowling hired as new Dawson County manager

In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of Randall Dowling as the county's new manager and ...

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