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Fatal wreck shuts down Hwy. 9 North

Authorities are investigating a fatal wreck Tuesday morning that involved a motorcycle and a Dawson County maintenance truck pulling a trailer on Hwy. 9 at Veterans Memorial Park.

June 15, 2010 | By Michele Hester & Frank Reddy Staff writers | LOCAL


Grandmother wins $150K in the lottery

Sandra Smith plays the lottery on occasion.

June 09, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Quilt exhibit offers a kaleidoscope of colors

Quilts can tell a story.

June 09, 2010 | By Tasha Biggers DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Service honors sacrifice

A crowd of about 200 gathered Monday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Park to honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

June 02, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Candidates vow to defend Lake Lanier

In his first time addressing Lake Lanier's most well-known advocacy group, Maj. Gen. Todd Semonite, commander of the South Atlantic Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, didn't make many promises to protect Lake Lanier's levels.

June 02, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Family mourning loss of teenager

Family and friends are mourning the loss of a former Dawson County middle school student.

May 26, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


France to honor local veteran

In a ceremony Thursday, one of France's highest-ranking officials will recognize a Dawson County man for his military service in World War II.

May 26, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Rotary Club celebrates 18th annual tournament

Looking back, Lake Gibson said he can't believe 18 years has passed since a group of local businessmen and women chartered the Dawson County Rotary Club.

May 26, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Hope and Healing’ for children

They don't have offices in Dawsonville, but Children's Center for Hope and Healing has helped dozens of children and families locally.

May 26, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Relay celebrates life

Kenny Stewart wasn't sure he would see his ninth birthday.

May 19, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pastor will be missed

Some called him pastor, but to many more he was a friend.

May 19, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Task force extends reach

A local non-profit organization that takes aim at substance abuse is looking to change its name and its scope in the near future.

May 19, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Samples recalled for love of city, racing

The woman credited by many with saving Thunder Road and keeping Dawsonville's racing history alive died Monday following a brief illness.

May 12, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Veterans markers placed next week

Members of Etowah Masonic Lodge No. 222, Free and Accepted Masons, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 970, Dawsonville Lions Club and Dawson County Jaycees will be placing veterans memorial markers for this year's Memorial Day in the city of Dawsonville on May 19.

May 12, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Mystery theater benefits critters

Murder and mayhem was the theme Saturday night as Peach Brandy Cottage opened its doors for a presentation of The Curse of the Hopeless Diamond.

May 12, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Press issues cause delivery delay

Due to a press issue, today's edition of the Dawson Community News did not print in time to go out in the mail as expected. The papers will be delivered on Friday due to Thanksgiving on Thursday.

November 26, 2014 | | LOCAL


Community invited to free Thanksgiving meals

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

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Thanksgiving serves up traditions

Turkey, dressing, corn on the cob, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes are traditional staples for many families each Thanksgiving.

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Floats needed for parade

There's still time to have a float in this year's Christmas parade.

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Floats needed for parade

There's still time to have a float in this year's Christmas parade.

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local fans ecstatic for Elliott

Saturday's race at Homestead-Miami Raceway may not have been a career win for Chase Elliott, but the siren sounded all across Dawsonville regardless.

November 19, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Citizens graduate from academy

A ceremony was held last week to celebrate the latest graduates of the Dawson County Citizens Academy.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Community honors servicemen and women

The community paid tribute to servicemen and women of all ages and from each branch of the military Tuesday during Dawsonville's Veterans Day celebration.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Library is accepting food for fines

The Chestatee Regional Library is offering library patrons a chance to do away with their fines by helping out a good cause.

November 05, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Organization looking for holiday families

Christmas is less than two months away and one local organization is looking for ways to help make it a happy time for everyone.

November 05, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Annual ceremony pays tribute to local veterans

Veterans of all ages and from each branch of the military will be honored Tuesday during Dawsonville's 10th annual Veterans Day celebration.

November 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local authorities urge caution this Halloween

With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, there are sure to be tricks and treats for everyone.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Luncheon on Saturday celebrates art

Preparations are under way for the eighth annual Lunch at an Artful Table fundraiser for the Dawson County Arts Council.

October 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Rotary Club named volunteer of the year

Rotary Club of Dawson County was recently named Volunteer of the Year by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association for building a waterpark, Rotary Island, at Rock Creek Park.

October 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Good weather, moonshine nostalgia draws crowds

The more than 100,000 visitors that flock to Dawsonville the fourth weekend in October couldn't have asked for better weather for the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


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