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Free Valentine wedding ceremonies available

While chocolates and roses are expected on Valentine's Day, unique and unforgettable sweetheart gifts are popular this year.

February 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

United Way nears fundraising goal

United Way for Dawson County is closing in on its 2010 fundraising goal, but still needs community support over the next few days to reach $100,000.

January 26, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Weather impacts blood collections

The American Red Cross recently reported that inclement weather last week resulted in more than 1,600 units of blood and platelets that could not be collected due to donation center closures, canceled blood drives and the inability of donors to attend blood drives.

January 19, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

‘Glad they’re here’

Ronnie Gilbert hesitated to open his front door Friday morning when he saw two Dawson County Sheriff's deputies approaching.

January 19, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Mail delivery service returns to normal

The U.S. Postal Service issued a news release early this week that reported nearly 100 percent of north Georgia residents were back on regular mail schedules following last week's winter storm.

January 19, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Ceremony in the works to honor 802nd soldiers

A public ceremony welcoming the Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company home from Afghanistan is being planned for March 5.

January 19, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL

No school on Friday for local students

Dawson County students will spend an entire week out of school this week after another cancellation was announced for Friday classes.

January 12, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Al-Anon chapter opening

Alcoholism affects not only the person battling it, but often those they love.

January 12, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Snow, ice stick around

A record amount of snow piled up early in the week, shutting down much of Dawson County, including the city of Dawsonville, county government and the school district.

January 12, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Quarterly forum planned

A quarterly forum for local elected officials and county leaders will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 25 in the upstairs meeting room at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex.

January 12, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Fees weighed for Dawson Forest

Staff with the state Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division fielded comments last week from those who may be affected by a proposed fee change for some of the agency's management areas.

January 12, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

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

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River clean-ups planned on Amicalola, Etowah

Two events are planned within the next week to celebrate October as Clean Water month in Dawson County.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Smarter than a 10-year-old contest set for Tuesday

As adults, we'd all like to think we can remember the geography, history, language arts and math we learned so many years ago in ...

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Spirited cheer dad can’t hide his Tiger pride

Isaac Barnes showed up at his daughter's first cheer practice to help his wife teach the young cheerleaders a thing or two about football.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Gas main break shuts down Hwy. 53 in Dawson County

A stretch of Hwy. 53 between Ga. 400 and Lumpkin Campground Road was shut down Monday morning as crews worked to contain a gas main ...

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Hwy. 53 now open after gas main break shuts down roadway

Hwy. 53 near Ga. 400 has reopened following Monday morning's gas main break east of Lumpkin Campground Road in Dawson County.

October 05, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Hwy. 53 reopens following head-on crash involving fire engine

Hwy. 53 East in Dawson County is now open following this morning's head-on collision involving a fire engine.

October 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Furry fun in the park

He has a blog and his own Facebook page, and now French bulldog Clyde has a blue "Best of Show" ribbon from the Dawson County ...

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Volunteers brave rain to sweep the shores

The rain was misting, the wind was blowing and it was chilly outside.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

A promise to families

As the Taste of Italy fundraiser wound down at Church of the Apostles Saturday night, volunteers packed a to-go box of spaghetti, salad and homemade ...

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Pichon named Kiwanian of the Year

When Dan Pichon joined the Dawson County Kiwanis Club five or so years ago, the retiree was promised he wouldn't have to serve on ...

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Interactive program aims to open community eyes

Volunteers are needed to participate in an interactive collaboration and learn what it's like to live in poverty.

September 30, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Librarian heads west for storyteller festival

A Dawson County librarian recently had the chance to "spin a good yarn" and weave some tall tales out west.

September 23, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Pups on parade this weekend

A festival of all things furry is planned this weekend at the second annual Pups in the Park Dog Show.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Shore Sweep is Saturday

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

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

It’s fall, y’all

The weather is still sweltering and muggy in Central Florida, so Linda Thompson is spending the first few weeks of fall in North Georgia, where ...

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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