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Tragedy on Lake Lanier

Hugs, tears and laughter were shared Sunday as the community gathered to mourn the loss of two Dawson County men whose bodies were found in Lake Lanier a little over a week after they were reported missing.

January 15, 2014 | By Carly Sharec DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Weather system could bring wintry mix

A mix of wintry weather expected to move in tonight could bring up to an inch of snow in higher elevations.

January 14, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bodies pulled from lake are missing Dawson County men

Authorities have confirmed that the bodies found in Fredericks Cove on Lake Lanier Friday afternoon in Dawson County are that of Mason Cox and David Wood.

January 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Arctic blast shutters schools

Due to extreme cold and subzero wind chills moving across the state, the Dawson County Board of Education decided to cancel school Monday and Tuesday.

January 08, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


YEAR IN REVIEW: A look back at 2013

Looking back on 2013, Dawsonville and Dawson County have much to celebrate.

January 08, 2014 | By Michele Hester, mhester@dawsonnews.com David Renner, drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Two reported missing

Dawson County Sheriff's Office is currently asking for the public's help in locating two young men.

January 03, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson County under winter weather advisory

The National Weather Service early Thursday issued a winter weather advisory effective through Friday morning for Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin and White counties. Icy roads will be possible in the area, as well as accumulating snow at elevations of 1,500 feet and above. Accumulations are expected to be 1" or less.

January 02, 2014 | | LOCAL


Tree recycling effort under way

Volunteers with Keep Dawson County Beautiful are asking the community to go green this holiday season by recycling their real Christmas trees.

December 31, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Arts center welcomes director

The Bowen Center for the Arts is under new leadership.

December 31, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Savory tradition will ring in 2014

One local restaurant is doing its part to keep a Southern New Year's Day tradition alive.

December 31, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Native featured in commemorative book

The story by a local writer that was originally published in County magazine in 2007 has been selected to appear in the magazine's commemorative 25th anniversary book.

December 31, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Lifesaving efforts awarded

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office recently recognized its tops employees, including two that saved the life of an inmate, during the department's annual Christmas celebration at the law enforcement center.

December 31, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Santa delivers gifts to seniors

Santa made a special trip to the Dawson County Senior Center on Thursday to drop off a few presents and wish everyone a happy holiday.

December 24, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Report gives few details into plane crash

A report released by the National Transportation and Safety Bureau gives little information into the cause of a plane crash in Dawson County earlier this month.

December 24, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Shop with a Cop event grows

Officials praised the community's generosity last week as the Dawson County Sheriff's Office set a new record for its sixth annual Shop with a Cop event.

December 24, 2013 | 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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