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Looking back at an eventful year

At the start of a new decade, Dawson County residents saw many transitions and beginnings in the areas of government, education and business.

January 05, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Census reflects Georgia’s growth

The U.S. Census Bureau released the results of the 2010 census Dec. 21, revealing that the United States is now a country of more than 300 million and Georgia is a state of nearly 9.7 million.

January 05, 2011 | By Melissa Weinman DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Zoo asks residents to donate old trees

Humans don't have many practical uses for a browning Christmas tree. But animals, apparently, go nuts over them.

January 05, 2011 | By Tricia L. Nadolny DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Donors are busy just like everyone else

During the holiday season, there is so much travel, shopping and cooking to do that donating blood gets pushed off the to-do list.

January 05, 2011 | By Melissa Weinman DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Few problems for start of 2011

Local authorities reported a generally quiet New Year's weekend with only a handful of minor incidents.

January 05, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Christmas tree recycling offered around county

Keep Dawson County Beautiful has partnered with Home Depot once again this year to encourage residents to go green by recycling Christmas trees.

January 05, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Ring in the New Year in support of critters

Organizers hope a New Year's Eve gala Friday night will raise enough funds to stock a new surgical center for the Dawson County Humane Society.

December 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Jumping or not, all invited to annual Polar Bear Swim

If you think it's cold outside, wait until you take a dive into Lake Lanier on Saturday for the 14th Annual Polar Bear Swim.

December 29, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Growing pumpkins is all in the family

When it comes to growing gargantuan pumpkins in Dawson County, the Waters Family is hard to beat.

December 29, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Raccoon acting up around Amicalola

Authorities investigated complaints of an aggressive raccoon at the "Edge of the World" rapids in western Dawson County last week, though the alleged culprit appears to have escaped.

December 29, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


White Christmas in Dawson County

What's better than a white Christmas?

December 29, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Some make resolutions, others don’t

When it comes to New Year's resolutions, Roy and Diane Jordan are a house divided.

December 29, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Authorities unsure if death related to fire

Officials are awaiting autopsy reports to determine if a Dec. 16 fire is responsible for the death of a second woman.

December 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Fatal fire is probed

Officials have yet to determine the cause of last week's fire on Pinewood Trail that killed an elderly Dawsonville woman and displaced 10 other people, including seven children.

December 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Filling the sleigh

A few of Santa's elves wore Dawson County Sheriff's uniforms Thursday for the agency's annual Shop with a Cop event.

December 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Articles by Section - LOCAL


Family of road rage victim recognized

The parents of a young mother killed in a violent road rage tragedy were recognized last week for their efforts to bring awareness to aggressive ...

July 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Campmeeting tradition underway

Campmeeting is currently in full swing at Lumpkin Campground.

July 22, 2015 | | LOCAL


Nearly two-century tradition continues next week

Families and friends will continue their nearly two-century tradition next week at Lumpkin Campground.

July 15, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Speaker David Ralston proposes Pastor’s Protection Act

State lawmakers are looking at a proposal that would protect clergy from being required to perform marriage ceremonies that conflict with their religious beliefs.

July 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pet snake takes vacation in downtown Dawsonville

City residents may want to watch their step - and their pets - over the next few days while downtown.

July 08, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Sparks light up the sky

Independence Day has many different meanings to many different people.

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Buchan is Miss Georgia Jr. Teen

Gabrielle Buchan was supposed to be recuperating from a basketball knee injury. Instead, she was taking home to the title of Miss Georgia Jr. Teen ...

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville singer has chance to record in Nashville

A local singer and songwriter has the opportunity to record his first solo album, but needs help from friends, family and supporters if he is ...

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Phone records provide no leads into missing man’s whereabouts

The family of a missing Dawsonville man continues to hold out hope for his safe return.

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Heritage Days paid tribute to bygone days

Linda Tinsley started sewing doll clothes at the age of five.

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pepper Pettit named Rotarian of the Year

It's not often that Pepper Pettit finds himself speechless.

July 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Sparks fly for the 4th of July

The Independence Day celebration will once again rev into gear Saturday at Atlanta Motorsports Park with a fireworks display to wow spectators for miles away.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Hospitality Highway renamed for tourism pioneer

The north end of Ga. 400 will now be known as the Bill T. Hardman Hospitality Highway.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville Heritage Days festivities this weekend

Take a step back in time and experience life of days gone by at Dawsonville's Heritage Days this weekend.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


June 11 crash still under investigation

A fiery crash that sent three to area hospitals is still being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT).

June 24, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


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