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Pill drop offers secure way to dispose of drugs

SafeKids of Dawson County has teamed up with local agencies to keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands.

September 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


United Way sets goal

There wasn't a dry eye during Friday's lunch to kick off United Way for Dawson County's 2011 campaign.

September 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Resident tackles Ironman

The Bible says that just "as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."

September 22, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


No clear-cut answer

A Dawson County man who lives near Amicalola Creek is "downright livid" over a state-approved forest clearing project that recently took down nearly 40 acres of woods behind his house.

September 15, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Victims remembered at 9/11 event

Public safety officials held a 9/11 remembrance service last week to honor those who lost their lives nine years ago during terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

September 15, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Corps planning for work at area parks

With several of its Lake Lanier campgrounds closing for the season this week, the Army Corps of Engineers is casting an eye toward offseason improvements.

September 15, 2010 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Show to help senior center

Those looking for a night of live country music need look no further than Dawson County this week.

September 15, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Last date for market is Sept. 18

The 2010 Dawson County Produce Market was a true success, according to Dawson County Extension Agent Clark Beusse.

September 15, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Service pays respect to missing soldiers

A remembrance service Friday night will pay respect to soldiers who remain missing or were once prisoners of war.

September 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Car seat inspections open

Dawson County Emergency Services in partnership with Safe Kids will have certified child passenger safety technicians available to provide car seat inspections and advice from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 22 at Wal-Mart in Dawsonville.

September 15, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dozens to help at Day of Caring

United Way for Dawson County kicks off its 2010 fundraising campaign this Friday with a Day of Caring.

September 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


9/11 remembrance service planned

On Saturday, nine years will have passed since the terrorists attacks on the United States.

September 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Flu shots available

The chairman of the Dawson County Health Board is urging residents to visit the health department for annual flu shots.

September 08, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Local Friends of Recovery begins

A local non-profit that provides support for those on the road to recovery now has a home in Dawson County.

September 08, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


‘Lucky Dogs’ win big during casino night

Luck was on the side of the Dawson County Humane Society on Aug. 28 as volunteers collected proceeds from the inaugural Lucky Dog Casino fundraiser.

September 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Literacy pheasant shoot is Saturday

Organizers are hoping to gain greater exposure for a local literacy group by expanding fundraising efforts to include a European pheasant shoot on Saturday.

October 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Upcoming transportation referendum is talk of summit

SOUTH FORSYTH - The proposed $200 million transportation bond referendum that voters will decide on Nov. 4 was the main topic of the 2014 Transportation Summit.

October 15, 2014 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Pups storm park

While the weekend weather was dark and gloomy, pet lovers didn't let that put a wet blanket over their fun.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Local veteran, eye of baseball dies

A local World War II veteran and professional baseball photographer died today at the age of 97.

October 14, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


BBQ supports United Way

A barbecue fundraiser Saturday supports United Way for Dawson County and its many local partners.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pups in the Park Dog Show is this weekend

Fun and furry festivities are planned this weekend at the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Cabin Fever’

A steady hand, a lot of time and plenty of practice are what it takes to make a quilt from small scraps of cloth. And those traits are on display through Oct. 22 as the Bowen Center for the Arts presents its annual quilt show.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Community joins forces for pups

With the collaborative effort of several local organizations, the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show is stacking up to be a large-scale event for the county.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Volunteers sweep shore

Massive amounts of Styrofoam, parts of an abandoned houseboat and two crumbling docks were among the debris collected in Dawson County on Saturday during the Lake Lanier Association's 26th annual Shore Sweep.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Champ consolidates racing collection

A 30-year racing career can produce quite a collection of cars and memorabilia.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Golfing brings green

With fall weather setting in a day early, there was little to slow turnout for the Dawsonville Lions Club's 19th annual golf tournament.

September 24, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Official: March blaze no accident

The local investigation into an explosion and fire that leveled a southern Dawson County home in March is ongoing, but Allstate Insurance officials said they've denied the property owner's compensation claim because the incident wasn't an accident.

September 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Shore Sweep set for Saturday

Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in clearing the shores of Lake Lanier on Saturday.

September 24, 2014 | From staff reports | LOCAL


9/11 ceremony held at Station 1

Dawson County paused last week to remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Event benefits animal shelter

In an effort to help Dawson County's no-kill animal shelter, the city of Dawsonville has set aside a day just for dogs.

September 16, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


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