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War Hill Park may get grant for improvements

The Georgia Department of Natural Recources has recommended Dawson County for an $87,500 federal grant to make further renovations and improvements at War Hill Park.

July 14, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Dahlonega diving bell being restored

A piece of history left Gainesville 135 years ago, but now it's back.

July 07, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Mosquito illnesses increase during summer months

Arbo viruses (mosquito-borne illnesses) generally become a concern in our area during this time of year.

July 07, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


‘This is what it’s all about’

Daniel Higgins says he lives in the most patriotic place on earth.

July 07, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


‘Oh my, it’s a bear’

Of all the things Gene Bradshaw thought he would find on his front porch, a 150-pound black bear was at the bottom of the list.

July 07, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Fire marshal offers tips for safe grilling

If hot dogs, hamburgers, ribs and chicken are on the menu for this weekend's barbecue, Dawson County Emergency Services says use caution when grilling.

June 30, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Independence celebration Saturday at Rock Creek

Fireworks will light up the sky Saturday night at Rock Creek Park as Dawson County gets a jump start on the July Fourth holiday.

June 30, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Officials urge safety

Local and state officials are urging residents to be safe as they take to the lake, rivers or swimming pools this July Fourth holiday weekend.

June 30, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Teenager hit by boat on Father’s Day dies

A Woodstock teenager died of her injuries June 24, four days after she was struck by a boat on Lake Lanier.

June 30, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Officials urge caution when using fireworks

As the Fourth of July weekend approaches, local firefighters urge extreme caution when handling fireworks.

June 30, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


New equipment helps seniors stay in shape

Donna Richardson loves to exercise.

June 30, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


New leadership plans to move shelter forward

The Dawson County Humane Society installed a new executive board of directors during its June 3 meeting.

June 30, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Teen boating victim identified as Woodstock resident

Authorities have released the name of a teen who died Thursday after being struck by a boat on Lake Lanier over the weekend.

June 25, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Teen hit by boat in Dawson County dies

June 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


NASCAR ‘godfather’ mourned

In December 1947, a group of men gathered inside a smoky conference room in Daytona Beach, Fla. to create the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, or NASCAR.

June 23, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


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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


Food, fun and football

A lifelong Washington Redskins fan, Jim Sheppard really doesn't care who wins Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Relay for Life kicks off 2015 campaign

The 2015 Relay for Life season is officially under way in Dawson County.

January 21, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Blaze destroys sheriff’s home

Friends, family, neighbors and even strangers are pouring on the love for Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle and his family after their home caught fire on Saturday afternoon.

January 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bridge dedication celebrates local man’s legacy of service

The memory of a local businessman and community leader is now forever enshrined upon a bridge renamed last week in his honor.

January 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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