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Fire displaces four families

An early morning fire at an apartment complex in Dawson County displaced four families and forced several people to jump from a second floor window to escape the blaze early Saturday.

Dkota Donaldson, 13, was at a friend's sleepover, having a late night snack, when the group of teens heard what they thought was someone on the roof.

June 18, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Celebrity Waiter event Friday

When's the last time a county commissioner asked to take your order?

The annual Dawson County Family Connection Celebrity Waiter Breakfast is scheduled for 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. June 17 and raises money for the nonprofit organization.

June 15, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Emergency workers urge fire safety this summer

A significant increase in fires over the last few weeks has prompted emergency personnel to encourage the community to be fire smart this summer.

According to Dawson County Emergency Services Deputy Chief Tim Satterfield, fires kill more people in the United States every year than all natural disasters combined.

June 15, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Democratic Party chair to speak to Dawson group

Mike Berlon, the new chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party, will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Dawson County Democrats at 6 p.m. June 16 at the Dawson County Public Library.

Mike Berlon has been involved in Democratic politics for more than three decades. During his 30 years of political engagement, he has been a candidate for office, recruited and worked with candidates in both local and statewide campaigns, sponsored many fundraisers and promoted Democratic ideals.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Grace Café serves dinner

Beginning next week, Grace Café at Grace Presbyterian Church will be serving free meals from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. The program will continue throughout the summer.

The church has stopped its twice-weekly luncheon service.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Teen struck, killed on skateboard

A 16-year-old skateboarder died Monday night after he was struck by a vehicle on Hwy. 53 near Dawsonville.

Dawson County Emergency Services Director Billy Thurmond said Tyler Seay died at Atlanta Medical Center, where he was flown after suffering critical injuries in the collision.

June 08, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Heat wave lingering

Dawson County residents flocked to the shade and took to the pool or lake last week as temperatures approached an unseasonal 100 degrees in northeast Georgia.

Erin Dreger and her cousins, Hannah and Trey Reser, decided to fill up the "kiddie pool" on Friday for a dip.

June 08, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Group finishes first phase of tree rescue

A non-profit organization that advocates for the protection of mountain trails and streams has just completed the first phase of a project aimed at saving 425 acres of hemlock trees in Dawson Forest.

June 01, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Fundraiser set for Monday

An event at the Bowen Center for the Arts on Monday will raise funds for several projects supported by the Dawson County Woman's Club.

June 01, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Grad wins scholarship

A Dawsonville resident who works at Chick-fil-A was recently selected as one of 25 restaurant team members nationwide honored with the 2011 S. Truett Cathy Scholar Award.

June 01, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Dawson smoke detectors not part of fire department recall

Recent reports were released that indicated one Georgia fire department was recalling approximately 18,000 alleged counterfeit smoke detectors.

June 01, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

New VA clinic may open in Hall County

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is reviewing bids for a new outpatient clinic in Hall County and plans to award a contract in late September.

June 01, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Ceremony honors new leaders

A ceremony Thursday honored five individuals recently promoted to leadership positions with Dawson County Emergency Services.

June 01, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Senator: Lake’s full pool level not changing soon

A state senator from Cumming said federal red tape likely will continue to hold up Lake Lanier Association's primary goal of raising the lake's full pool to 1,073 feet.

June 01, 2011 | By Crystal Ledford DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL

County looking into new insurance provider

A proposed move to Aetna Insurance could save Dawson County almost $800,000 over the next 12 months.

June 01, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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Thanksgiving feast free to everyone

Preparations are in place for anyone wanting to celebrate the holidays with a hearty feast this Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Georgia, Florida mention mediation as step to solve water wars

Georgia and Florida may be inching closer to settling a water sharing lawsuit, as court records show lawyers for both sides are talking about mediation.

November 25, 2015 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL

Racing Hall of Fame recognizes volunteers, pioneers

Day in and day out, there is a group of race fans that spend hours upon hours working to keep Georgia's motorsports history alive.

November 18, 2015 | Stephanie Woody | LOCAL

Vietnam serviceman is Veteran of the Year

Sitting on the front row of Dawson County Middle School's auditorium, surrounded by family and friends, Charles Spain listened to stories of military men ...

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dawsonville celebrates veterans with luncheon, ceremony and parade

Veterans of all ages and from each branch of the military will be honored today during Dawsonville's annual Veterans Day celebration.

November 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Artful table luncheon celebrates the Peach State

The Peach State was in the spotlight Saturday for the Dawson County Arts Council's annual Artful Table luncheon.

November 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Work to widen Ga. 400 in Forsyth County will start Monday

If the weather cooperates, work to begin widening Ga. 400 through much of Forsyth County will begin Monday.

November 05, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Firefighter suffers medical issue battling Big Canoe blaze

A Dawson County firefighter reportedly was taken to the hospital for a medical issue that developed while fighting a fire in Big Canoe Saturday morning.

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Park offers sweet Trunk or Treat fun

Lee Carbajal was determined to be a Boxtroll for Halloween this year.

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Howling good time planned for Halloween

As parents help their little ghost, goblins, fairies and princesses put the finishing touches on their Halloween costumes this week, the staff at Rock Creek ...

October 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Georgia Mountains’ unemployment rate declines to 4.9 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor recently announced that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region for September was 4.9 percent, down one-tenth of ...

October 28, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Man hit by car leaving festival

A pedestrian was airlifted to an area hospital Saturday afternoon after being hit by a car on Perimeter Road in Dawsonville.

October 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Festival makes Dawsonville ‘shine’

Organizers won't say it was the biggest of all time, but they are proud to admit the 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival was one ...

October 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dawsonville man hit by car leaving festival

A pedestrian was airlifted to an area hospital Saturday afternoon after being hit by a car on Perimeter Road in Dawsonville.

October 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Free child fingerprinting at festival this weekend

Etowah Lodge #222 Free and Accepted Masons in conjunction with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office will offer free fingerprinting for children during the 48th ...

October 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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