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Vaccine groups expand

The Georgia Department of Community Health, Division of Public Health has relaxed the restriction for H1N1 vaccine and is now offering the vaccine to everyone age 6 months and older.

December 30, 2009 | | LOCAL


H1N1 flu flies under feds’ radar

When it comes to the H1N1 virus there are several unknowns. However, one thing is for sure: The number of confirmed cases are "significantly" underreported.

December 30, 2009 | By Brandee A. Thomas DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


‘What Christmas is about’

Megan Norris knew she had $100 to spend at the Dawsonville Wal-Mart.

December 23, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Biden came to town’

It's been nearly a week since Dawson County got a surprise visit from one of the nation's highest-ranking government officials.

December 23, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Biden brings broadband plan to North Georgia

Georgia Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue and Democratic U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stood together on at least one issue Thursday - an effort to improve communication and attract industry in North Georgia.

December 18, 2009 | By Ashley Fielding DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Biden's visit will close roads temporarily

Getting Vice President Joe Biden from the nation's capital to Dawsonville requires a lot of planning, but local officials are hoping to keep roadway inconveniences to a minimum.

December 17, 2009 | By Brandee A. Thomas DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Church focuses on giving

One Dawson County church wants to remind residents that giving is an important part of the holiday season, even in tough economic times.

December 16, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Vice President to Visit Dawsonville on Thursday

Vice President Joe Biden will visit Dawsonville on Thursday to make an announcement about the federal stimulus package, the White House announced today.

December 16, 2009 | | LOCAL


Pheasant shoot raises money

Anyone who knows Jonah Brinson knows that if they want to find him on the weekend, they need to look in a tree stand.

December 16, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


That’s the spirit

For some, holiday cheer is measured in watts.

December 16, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Banks says it’ll repair Gold Creek entrance

The main entrance to Gold Creek subdivision off Hwy. 136 will be repaired, an official with Regions Bank said last week, though it's not clear how soon that will happen.

December 09, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


The Soldier Boy

Firing machine guns, zipping through the sky in a helicopter, descending a 30-foot tower and lounging in a limousine at day's end.

December 09, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Mounted search and rescue unit forming here

Several Dawson County residents are planning the formation of a mounted search and rescue unit to serve Dawson County and surrounding areas.

December 09, 2009 | | LOCAL


Volunteers spend a day cleaning the city

Dozens of volunteers arrived early Saturday morning to help clean streets through the city of Dawsonville.

December 02, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Clinic expands services

The Good Shepherd Clinic has expanded its services to include gynecological exams.

December 02, 2009 | | 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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