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Leap for Literacy

With all the talk of ice and snow finally melting away, the obvious thing to do next is go swimming, which is what Dawson County residents gathered to do Saturday.

The fourth annual Leap for Literacy was held Feb. 22 at War Hill Park. The event benefits Dawson County WEE Books, a program developed to put age-appropriate books in the hands of preschool children.

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County applies for grant to improve 400

County Commissioner Gary Pichon has much to say about improvements he'd like to see made along Ga. 400.

In addition to planting shrubs and greenery in an attempt to lure developers looking to relocate business, he'd also like to see the area named to reflect the community.

February 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Arbor Day celebrated

For nine years, the Dawson County Tree Preservation Society, along with Keep Dawson County Beautiful, has planted a tree on Arbor Day to commemorate the county's dedication to preserving green space.

The Dawson County Commissioners formally proclaimed Feb. 21 as Arbor Day in Dawson County.

February 26, 2014 | | LOCAL


Leap for Literacy event Saturday

With a month of freezing temperatures and snow every other week, Lake Lanier is primed and ready for a swim.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Etowah Lodge’s annual spaghetti dinner Saturday

A nearly 30 year tradition continues Saturday when the Etowah Lodge No. 222 Free and Accepted Masons open the lodge for an annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Snow blankets community

A winter weather system brought as much as eight inches of snow to some areas of Dawson County and then stuck around for most of last week, shuttering schools and many local businesses for days.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ailing girl’s wish comes true

Five-year-old Olivia "Livi" Graham likes to laugh, play and be rambunctious at school just like every little girl her age.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Norton to give economic forecast

North Georgia real estate and economic expert Frank Norton Jr. will highlight trends in the local housing market during the Rotary Club of Dawson County's Feb. 20 meeting at the Lakeview Center.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Friends, family mourn community servants

Dawson County lost two dedicated volunteers whose work in the community left the area better than they found it, friends say.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Earthquake felt by a few

Local residents were somewhat rattled Friday night by an earthquake in South Carolina.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


One local resident’s experiences in Sochi

With the Winter Olympics on TV for the past week and again this week, the major news from Sochi has been about how incomplete everything has been and the lacking amenities of home for the U.S. teams.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Man hurt in sledding incident

A 22-year-old man was injured in a sledding incident Wednesday afternoon in Dawson County.

February 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson Schools closed Thursday

Emergency officials are urging everyone to stay home today as the roadways in Dawson County are treacherous.

February 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Turn lane welcomed at intersection

A new right turn lane has opened at Hwys. 9 and 53.

February 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Weather system brings snow, freezing rain and sleet

A winter storm warning has been issued for North Georgia with the anticipation of heavy snow, freezing rain and sleet expected to begin overnight Monday.

February 10, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Festival on tap this weekend for music, beer

Be on the lookout for food, drinks and fun this weekend as the downtown area plays host to the second annual Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Rotary Island set to open next week

Rotary Island at Rock Creek Park will be open for the Labor Day weekend.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Townley honored for service

Etowah Water and Sewer Authority recently recognized one of its board members for a quarter-century of service.

August 20, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Cumming man killed in tractor accident

A man from Cumming died when his tractor overturned earlier this week.

August 15, 2014 | Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL




Good days ahead

After waiting a couple years, little Mason Hyde has reached all of the milestones, including a desired weight and finding a donor, required for a kidney transplant.

August 06, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Georgia unemployment rate in June

The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region increased to 6.7 percent in June, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in May.

August 06, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Community supports woman battling cancer

A recent benefit brought the community together to walk at Rock Creek Park for a local woman battling cancer.

August 05, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Baldwin man killed in Dawson motorcycle crash

A 21-year-old Baldwin man was killed Wednesday evening after he lost control of his motorcycle on Hwy. 9 South and collided with a pick-up truck.

July 31, 2014 | | LOCAL


Tanner named legislator of the year

Rep. Kevin Tanner was recently named legislator of the year by the Brain Injury Association of Georgia for his work on a resolution that could transfer additional funding to help those with traumatic brain injuries.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


History preserved

Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting began more than 180 years ago, meeting for summer revival after local men paid $1 for the 40-acre lot.

July 30, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Lumpkin Campmeeting this week

Lynn Nahlik looks forward to campmeeting at Lumpkin Campground all year.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Groundbreaking held for splash park

Come mid-August, kids of all ages will be able to cool off in the new splash pad at Rock Creek Park.

July 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Campmeeting next week

Families and friends will gather and time will take a step back and slow down next week at the Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting.

July 16, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Family Connection offers classes

In an effort to keep kids safe and to raise awareness of a problem not often talked about, Dawson County Family Connection will be holding classes to raise awareness of child sexual abuse.

July 09, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


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