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Relay for Life to kick off Thursday

Dawson County is gearing up for its 2014 American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

January 29, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson County schools closed on Wednesday

Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter made the call just after 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon to cancel classes for Wednesday.

January 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Numerous roads deemed 'treacherous'

Dawson County Emergency Services is cautioning motorists to stay off local roads, as many have become "treacherous."

January 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Up to an inch of snow predicted

Forecasters are now saying Dawson County could get up to an inch of snow today.

January 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson County schools closed today

Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter announced early this morning that schools are closed today for students and staff.

January 28, 2014 | | LOCAL


Arctic blast could bring a half inch of snow Tuesday

A winter weather system moving in tonight could produce up to a half inch of snow in Dawson County on Tuesday.

January 27, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Driver identified in fatal wreck

Ice on Shoal Creek Road in Dawsonville is being blamed in the Monday morning death of a Dahlonega man.

January 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Fatality confirmed in Monday morning wreck

Dawson County emergency officials confirmed a man died in a wreck on Shoal Creek Road in Dawsonville Monday morning.

January 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Film premiers in Dawson

In April 2013, First Baptist Church of Dawsonville got a taste of stardom when TV star Erik Estrada presented the JC Films-produced "Finding Faith."

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Accident leaves one dead, two injured

A single-vehicle wreck Saturday night in Lumpkin County has left one teenager dead and two others injured, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Local family to appear on ‘Feud’

It's not often that a feud between families is televised, but one Dawson family will soon be having their battles aired on television.

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Church to spearhead shelter for homeless

A Dawsonville church is working with a national organization to set up temporary lodging for homeless families working to get back on their feet.

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Growing church expands downtown

It wasn't long ago that Pastor Sam Nissen was holding Sunday morning services in the yard of his home in northwestern Dawson County.

January 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Prizes up for grabs in annual Super Bowl contest

The faceoff between the Denver Broncos' record-breaking offense and the Seattle Seahawks' top defense in Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2 is anticipated to be one of the most explosive matchups in recent years.

January 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Erik Estrada returns to show film

Actor Erik Estrada will be returning to Dawsonville to show another faith-based film after the success of the one previously shown in April of last year.

January 15, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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Egg hunt expected to bring fun, donations

An eagerly anticipated, family-friendly tradition will be happening once again in Dawson County.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Electronic recycling event is Saturday

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

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


FAA awards pilot

A local pilot, who currently serves as director of operations for the Georgia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol based in Gainesville, was recently recognized for flying accident free through his 54-year career.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Singer’s chance to shine

Everybody has a dream. Some people act on them while others simply sigh and wish it would come true.

April 09, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Drivers put Dawsonville in spotlight

Chase Elliott's first Nationwide Series win Friday night made Dawsonville the most popular city in the country, at least for a few minutes.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Coffee with a Cop offers safety advice

In an effort to educate seniors on the dangers they could face, the Dawson County Sheriff's Office conducted a question and answer session Thursday at the Margie Weaver Senior Center.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Club updates splash park concept

The Rotary Club of Dawson County has updated the initial concept for its community splash pad at Rock Creek Park.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Kroger awarded as top United Way contributor

Dawsonville Kroger is again United Way for Dawson County's top contributor.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Organization’s luncheon offers ideas

As part of its ongoing commitment to helping families in Dawson County, Family Connection offered a new way to watch over the community's children.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


SAFFT House opens in Dawson

Thanks to public support and a grant from the United States Department of Justice, a safe way for visitations and custody exchanges performed in Dawson County is available.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Spring in full swing

For the first time in months, Dawson County is finally being treated to seasonally appropriate weather. And it arrives just in time for spring break, which runs through Friday.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


House explodes

An explosion that quickly led to a house fire last week on Wildwood Court in southern Dawson County remains under investigation by state and local fire officials.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Woman honored for work

Carolyn Bowen thought she was attending Saturday's meeting of the Dawson County Homeowner's and Civic Association to talk about the success of the local animal shelter.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Big Canoe cited by EPD

The Big Canoe Property Owners Association has been issued a notice of violation from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for an unpermitted surface mining operation in western Dawson County.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Event aims to safeguard seniors from criminals

An event Thursday at the Margie Weaver Senior Center is intended to keep older adults safe from criminals.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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