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Wreck claims life of teenager

Authorities are reminding motorists to use caution on area roads this holiday weekend in the wake of the county's 10th traffic-related death of 2008.

December 31, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson named 11th fastest growing

Dawson County retained its ranking as the nation's 11th fastest growing county in a recent survey by the U.S Census Bureau, but officials say the numbers don't reflect the recent economic downturn.

December 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Shop with a cop

Dawson County's Sheriff's officers gathered Dec. 10 at Wal-Mart, but not for security reasons.

December 28, 2008 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Early morning wreck claims one life

One man was killed and two others injured Friday morning when the Geo Tracker they were traveling in on Shoal Creek Road in Dawson County left the roadway and hit a tree. No other vehicles were involved.

December 26, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Legendary coach to sign new books

Expect those at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Dec. 19 to be dressed in red and black as legendary University of Georgia Coach and author Vince Dooley arrives to sign his two latest books.

December 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


City rings in Christmas

Lifting his tiny arms over his head, 3-year-old Preston Price screeched with joy as he jumped into Santa's lap Friday night.

December 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Storeowner ordered to remove pipes

Pipes commonly used to smoke illegal drugs are no longer available at convenience stores in Dawson County after the lone holdout agreed to go along with a local effort to ban the items.

December 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Church offers local Thanksgiving meal

Not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to spend this Thanksgiving with loved ones or afford a traditional holiday meal.

December 07, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Tree lighting ceremony set for Friday night

The city of Dawsonville will kick off the holiday season at 6 p.m. Nov. 28, with its annual tree lighting spectacle.

December 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Charity basketball game to benefit local officer

When a resident's in need, deputies with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office are ready to act.

November 30, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Protest targets pipe sales

Doug Nadin has been clean for more than two years.

November 30, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Protesters want convenience store to pipe down

Doug Nadin has been clean for over two years.

November 25, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Protestors to picket ‘pipe’ store Thursday

Since the beginning of the year, there have been 120 methamphetamine and marijuana arrests in Dawson County, according to statistics compiled by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office.

November 23, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Developer offers peek at car park site

An invite-only crowd will be the first to tour the property where Jeremy Porter hopes to open a sports car country club in rural western Dawson County.

November 23, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Honoring all who served

Tuesdays brisk wind and cool breeze flew the flags with ease as the community paid tribute to all who served.

November 23, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Tanner named legislator of the year

Rep. Kevin Tanner was recently named legislator of the year by the Brain Injury Association of Georgia for his work on a resolution that could transfer additional funding to help those with traumatic brain injuries.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


History preserved

Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting began more than 180 years ago, meeting for summer revival after local men paid $1 for the 40-acre lot.

July 30, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Lumpkin Campmeeting this week

Lynn Nahlik looks forward to campmeeting at Lumpkin Campground all year.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Groundbreaking held for splash park

Come mid-August, kids of all ages will be able to cool off in the new splash pad at Rock Creek Park.

July 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Campmeeting next week

Families and friends will gather and time will take a step back and slow down next week at the Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting.

July 16, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Family Connection offers classes

In an effort to keep kids safe and to raise awareness of a problem not often talked about, Dawson County Family Connection will be holding classes to raise awareness of child sexual abuse.

July 09, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


New venue a blast

Dawsonville's annual Independence Day celebration revved into gear Friday at Atlanta Motorsports Park with a fireworks display that wowed spectators for miles around.

July 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Shelter seeks volunteers

No One Alone is seeking volunteers to help in its Dahlonega shelter.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Taylor celebrates 90 years

A well-known Dawson County figure celebrated her 90th birthday Sunday afternoon surrounded by friends and family.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Beavers causing problems

Beavers are prone to finding running water and building their dams, but in Dawson County all they seem to be building are problems.

July 02, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Fireworks set for Friday

Atlanta Motorsports Park and the Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority are gearing up for a full day of family fun as part of the "Sparks in the Motorsports Park" on July Fourth.

July 02, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Farmers market offers fresh crops

Each year, summer in Dawson County is marked by the tents and trucks of vegetables that show up in front of the Dawsonville Municipal Complex and Dawson County Extension Office.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Humane Society plans to open a boutique

The Dawson County Humane Society is trying a new method of raising money for its no-kill shelter.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Churches targeted by electronic thieves

Two area congregations arrived Sunday to find electronic equipment missing from their churches.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Family rescued from balcony during fire

Firefighters rescued three people from a third-floor balcony Thursday after a fire broke out at a home on Grizzle Farm Road.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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