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Tree preservationists honored during Arbor Day celebration

When Myrna West's parents planted the Chinese Fir that sits on her property 80 years ago, they expected the tree to grow about six feet.

February 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Radio star remembered for humor

Memorial services were held Saturday for radio humorist and longtime Dawson County resident Ludlow Porch at Big Canoe Chapel in Jasper.

February 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Activist opposes reservoir

Some see a proposed 2,000-acre lake in Dawson County as an excellent solution to North Georgia's water woes.

February 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Racing promoter honored with Raymond Parks award

To Gordon Pirkle, it's always nice to be honored for doing what you love.

February 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Committee to update county’s hazard plan

A local group charged with updating the county's hazardous mitigation plan is seeking community input.

February 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Leap for Literacy is Saturday

In the name of charity, Dawson County residents have the chance to go jump in the lake this weekend.

February 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Pilot lands on Ga. 400

Bill Reister had a perfect day for flying - blue skies, warm temperatures and slight breezes - when his small airplane took off from Gwinnett County Airport-Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville.

February 16, 2011 | By Jeff Gill and Michele Hester michele@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Couple renews vows after five decades

Judy Brandon cried almost five decades ago when she married her sweetheart John at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wisconsin.

February 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Arbor Day ceremony is planned for Friday

A brief ceremony will be held Friday afternoon in observance of Arbor Day.

February 16, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Youth saddle up for horse club

In its second year, interest in the Dawson County Equestrian Club is taking off.

February 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Plane lands in Ga. 400 median

February 13, 2011 | | LOCAL


Fundraiser planned to benefit local deputy

Proceeds from a dinner and dance Saturday night will benefit the family of a local deputy who collapsed while on duty late last year.

February 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Teen dies in rappelling accident

A Dawsonville teen died Sunday while rappelling with friends in western North Carolina.

February 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Relay full of stories, strength

For many, Relay for Life is an opportunity to fight cancer and raise money to support research for a cure.

February 02, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Champ gives hood to museum

The first female driver to win a regular Georgia division truck racing title presented a victory souvenir Monday to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

February 02, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


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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.

March 05, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Benefit fund set up after house fire

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

March 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


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.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


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.

February 25, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


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.

February 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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.

February 19, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


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.

February 18, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


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.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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.

February 15, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Dawsonville man killed in logging incident

A Dawsonville man died from injuries sustained in a logging incident over the weekend.

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Surveyors to halt 400/53 traffic Saturday morning

Survey work at the intersection of Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 will periodically shutdown traffic at the crossing Saturday morning.

February 05, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Woman drops 100 pounds

Two years ago, Donna Waters had difficulty getting out of her car and walking even a short distance.

February 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Awesome Bill’ joins NASCAR Hall of Fame

Affectionately known as "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" by his legion of fans, Bill Elliott will cement the town's status in motorsports history when he is inducted into NASCAR's Hall of Fame Friday night in Charlotte.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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