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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 | 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

Couple donates hard-won toys

You know those glass-case machines with the stuffed animals? You put in 50 cents and try to grab a toy with the mechanical claw?

December 22, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Pedestrian ID’d in fatal collision

Authorities said wintry weather was not to blame for a collision Thursday that claimed the life of a pedestrian on Ga. 400.

December 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Elderly woman dies in Dawson Co. house fire

An 84-year-old Dawson County woman died early Thursday morning in a house fire, county officials said this morning.

December 16, 2010 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Forestry pageant approaching

Women ages 24 and younger can participate in the 72nd annual Dawson/Forsyth Georgia Forestry Pageant, which is scheduled for Feb. 19, 2011.

December 15, 2010 | | LOCAL

Pheasant shoot benefits senior center

The Dawson County Senior Center is steps closer to having a new elevator at the facility after a pheasant shoot on Saturday raised more than $8,500 for the cause.

December 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Pancake contest helps 'deserving' kids

It's far better to give than to receive.

December 15, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

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Articles by Section - 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

Community remembers lost soldiers during memorial service

Dawson County Veterans took time last week to remember brothers-in-arms that were either captured or never returned from battle.

September 23, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Cellphone app helps participants locate areas for Shore Sweep

As the Lake Lanier Association approaches its 27th annual Shore Sweep on Sept. 26, the group has a new tool in its arsenal for ridding ...

September 16, 2015 | By Clark Leonard DCN regional staff, | LOCAL

Council explores city manager position

The Dawsonville City Council on Monday took the first steps in hiring a city manager.

September 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Tragedy to triumph: Dawson County remembers 9/11, celebrates lives

Dawson County continues to remember those lost both during a fateful attack on America 14 years ago and in the line of duty in general.

September 16, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Service honors missing soldiers

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

September 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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