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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


Secondhand Silver Bells

While many flocked to local retailers offering after-Thanksgiving savings, some sought discounts on used items for Christmas gifts and decorations.

December 02, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Tree lighting ceremony set for Saturday

The city of Dawsonville will kick off the holiday season on Saturday with its annual tree lighting spectacle.

December 02, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Gold Creek entrance is still closed after flood

Gold Creek residents are furious that the main entrance to their subdivision remains closed nearly two months after heavy rains caused a pipe to collapse.

November 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


At home, at ease

Dawson County's Mark Maglothan has spent his share of Thanksgivings away from home while serving in the U.S. military.

November 25, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Corps again to seek public input on Lanier

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to gather new public input for water control manuals governing the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, which includes Lake Lanier.

November 25, 2009 | | LOCAL


Production group finds home at Playhouse

The Cumming Playhouse soon will welcome a new production company for the 2010-11 season.

November 25, 2009 | | LOCAL


Service not forgotten

Braving the wet weather, hundreds of Dawson County residents gathered downtown for the 5th annual Veterans Day Celebration.

November 18, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Don’t let home cooking fires spoil Thanksgiving holiday

Cooking is the leading cause of residential structure fires on Thanksgiving Day.

November 18, 2009 | | LOCAL


Decorating tables with the classics

Angels were among the ladies of Gold Creek Book Club Nov. 7 as the group took first place in Dawson County Arts Council's Lunch at an Artful Table fundraiser.

November 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bird exhibit takes flight

Brand-new stuffed birds at Amicalola Falls State Park have got some folks as proud as peacocks.

November 18, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Identity crisis

Some say the Millers run a hospice for wayward animals.

November 11, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Circus featured acrobats, clowns

Kids of all ages were in awe last weekend when the World Renowned Blanstar Circus rolled into town.

November 11, 2009 | 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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