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Kayak race raises money for center

Katie Centofanti doesn't quite remember how old she was when she first learned to paddle a kayak.

August 11, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Trail dedication set for Friday

Until a few weeks ago, Veterans Memorial Park looked much like a ghost town most mornings.

August 11, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Man drowns in home pool

Authorities have ruled the July 29 drowning of a 34-year-old Dawson County man an accident.

August 04, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Team ready for rescues with horses

A mounted search and rescue unit with local headquarters in Dawson County is awaiting its first mission.

August 04, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Truck explodes on Hwy. 53

Jacob Walker was on his way home from making out-of-state deliveries Monday afternoon when the tractor-trailer he was driving left Hwy. 53, caught fire and exploded in western Dawson County.

August 04, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Walker tapped to chair fundraiser

A local volunteer admits the nation's current economic situation has taken a toll on the ability for non-profits to raise money.

August 04, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dinner, dance raises funds for elevator

Grab your cowboy boots and hats and buy your tickets early for next week's Southern Night's Dinner and Dance at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex.

August 04, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Canoe race to benefit center elevator fund

If you're looking for an adventure of white water and fierce rapids, then the Dawson County Jaycees Inaugural Etowah River Canoe race may not be for you.

August 04, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Habitat organizers ‘plant seeds’ here

Bill Phinney called last week's organizational meeting for Habitat for Humanity in Dawson County the beginning of "something incredible."

August 04, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville man found drowned in home pool

Emergency officials say a Dawsonville man drowned Thursday evening while swimming in the pool at his house.

July 30, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


New buses welcomed by riders

Mary Bailey wasn't sure how she would get around after her vehicle was totaled in a 2009 wreck.

July 28, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local director Broadway bound

A local theater director headed to Broadway last week to get some tips to bring back home to his north Georgia students.

July 21, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Corps sets sights on dock eyesores

Even as it is working to permit new docks on Lake Lanier, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hoping to some day get rid of abandoned - and often unsightly - ones in an effort with the Lake Lanier Association.

July 21, 2010 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Lions select new leader

A new leader in the Dawsonville Lions Club has plans to expand the scope of the service organization's mission.

July 21, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Volunteers training for new station

A joint agreement between Dawson and Pickens counties put a fire station in the under-served area around Monument Road last year.

July 21, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Weather system could make roads icy

Dawson County is under a winter weather advisory through 10 p.m. tonight as a mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet move into the area.

March 05, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Benefit fund set up after house fire

A local woman lost nearly everything she owned in a fire Saturday afternoon.

March 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Literacy enthusiasts take the plunge

After nearly three weeks of freezing rain, ice and snow, the weekend seemed like a great day for a swim for some Dawson County reading advocates.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Schools back in session following winter weather

Students are finally back in school following the past few weeks of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Cold front rolls in again

Just barely a week after ice and freezing rain downed an estimated 1,000 trees and left nearly a half inch of ice on surfaces across the county, Dawson County is once again bracing for a new wintry mix that is predicted to dump an estimated four inches of snow on the region.

February 25, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Annual Leap for Literacy set for Saturday

As cold as it has been recently, you'd think the community would be running toward warmer locales.

February 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter storm watch continues for Dawson County

Areas of light snow will slowly increase across extreme northwest Georgia between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday, and then become widespread across far north Georgia Friday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

February 19, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


County opens temporary shelter at Rock Creek Park

Snow flurries are falling in Northeast Georgia this afternoon, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in tonight.

February 18, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Arbor Day Friday

The community is invited to a celebration of trees Friday afternoon at War Hill Park on Lake Lanier.

The Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee, in conjunction with Keep Dawson County Beautiful and the local extension agency, will meet at 2 p.m. in honor of Arbor Day, held in Georgia on the third week of February each year.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ice knocks down 1,000 trees

Crews were still moving downed trees from roadways and responding to weather-related incidents Tuesday afternoon, more than 12 hours after Mother Nature dumped at least a an estimated half inch of ice across Dawson County.

"Stay at home and off the roads unless it's an emergency," was the common request among first responders as early as noon Monday.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter storm may be on the way Monday

After an icy winter in 2014, North Georgia's relatively mild 2015 is about to take a turn for the worse.

February 15, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Dawsonville man killed in logging incident

A Dawsonville man died from injuries sustained in a logging incident over the weekend.

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Surveyors to halt 400/53 traffic Saturday morning

Survey work at the intersection of Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 will periodically shutdown traffic at the crossing Saturday morning.

February 05, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Woman drops 100 pounds

Two years ago, Donna Waters had difficulty getting out of her car and walking even a short distance.

February 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Awesome Bill’ joins NASCAR Hall of Fame

Affectionately known as "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" by his legion of fans, Bill Elliott will cement the town's status in motorsports history when he is inducted into NASCAR's Hall of Fame Friday night in Charlotte.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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