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Good Shepherd Clinic set to open Monday

It's been just over a year since members of Grace Presbyterian Church first started discussing the need for a free medical clinic in Dawsonville.

September 09, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Service planned to remember 9/11

The community is invited to gather Friday morning to honor the more than 3,000 men, women and children who lost their lives eight years ago in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

September 09, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Food distribution is set for Saturday

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank will hold a USDA Mass Food Distribution from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot of Hollis Transport in Flowery Branch.

September 09, 2009 | | LOCAL


‘Soldier Boy’ continues battle against cancer

Eight-year old Kenneth Stewart III has become a local celebrity in the community, and has recently picked up the nick-name of "Soldier Boy of Dawsonville."

September 02, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Swine Flu confirmed in Dawson County

State health officials confirmed the first case of the H1N1 (Swine Flu) virus in Dawson County Wednesday afternoon.

August 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


‘Fill the Boot’ drive set for this weekend

Personnel from Dawson County Emergency Services will be heading to the streets Aug. 27-29 as they team up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to "fill the boot."

August 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Attorney to chair committee

Local attorney Clint Bearden was appointed last week to chair the Legislative Affairs Committee for Georgia's 9th District Republican Party.

August 26, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


That dog’ll hunt

A year after he went raccoon hunting for the first time, a 13-year-old Dawson County boy is winning state awards for his new hobby.

August 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Club moves forward

An information-gathering meeting last Thursday brought together almost two dozen volunteers interested in forming an Optimist Club in Dawson County.

August 19, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Eating breakfast, solving problems

They talk about politics, the weather, their families and anything else that comes to mind.

August 19, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Property tax seminar planned Saturday

An educational seminar on understanding property taxes is planned for Saturday morning at the Appalachian Community Bank Conference Center in downtown Dawsonville.

August 19, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Road to Recovery’ provides transportation

Cancer patients receiving treatment at a nearby hospital or medical facility will soon have access to free transportation to and from their treatment site, with the help of efforts towards establishing an initiative of a national program in Dawson County, known as Road to Recovery.

August 12, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Blaze destroys two-story cabin

Officials say lightning may be to blame for a fire Thursday that destroyed a log cabin in western Dawson County.

August 05, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Facility combines two agencies

The more than 400 Hall and Dawson county children suspected as victims of physical or sexual abuse this year can now undergo medical evaluations in a welcoming new building accented with flowers and toys.

August 05, 2009 | By Jessica Jordan DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Optimist Club brings ‘out the best in kids’

Optimists Clubs are known throughout the world for "Bringing Out the Best in Kids."

August 05, 2009 | | LOCAL


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‘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


Blaze destroys sheriff’s home

A fire that may have started in the laundry room Saturday afternoon destroyed the home of Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle.

January 10, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Gazing into 2015

Even without a crystal ball, there's no doubt that Dawson County will see some major changes take place in 2015.

January 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bracing for frigid temperature blast

North Georgia is bracing for extremely cold temperatures, most likely the coldest the area has felt since last January.

January 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Eatery rings in New Year with tradition

The Dawsonville Pool Room will once again open for lunch on New Year's Day and welcomes everyone to ring in 2015 with the southern tradition of collard greens, black-eyed peas and hog jowls.

December 31, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Year in review: A look back at 2014

Looking back on 2014, it would be difficult and a bit deceiving to continue calling Dawsonville and Dawson County a quiet mountain town.

December 31, 2014 | By Michele Hester and David Renner editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Bridge dedicated in local man’s memory

The bridge that crosses the Etowah River on Hwy. 53 East will soon bear the name of a local man who made positive impacts on the lives of numerous scouts in Dawson County.

December 31, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


An interview with Santa Claus

The Jolly Ol' Elf himself recently sat down for an exclusive interview with the Dawson Community News to talk about some of the goodies he'll be delivering to the good little boys and girls in Dawsonville later tonight.

December 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Oakwood man killed in fatal Hwy. 53 crash

An Oakwood man died and two other patients were taken to area hospitals Thursday afternoon following a collision on Hwy. 53, east of Dawsonville.

December 24, 2014 | By Michele Hester and David Renner editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Cops grant holiday wishes

Deputies made Christmas merry and bright for dozens of local children last week during the Dawson County Sheriff's annual Shop with a Cop event at Walmart.

December 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Oakwood man killed in fatal Hwy. 53 crash

An Oakwood man died and two other patients were taken to area hospitals Thursday afternoon following a collision on Hwy. 53, east of Dawsonville.

December 19, 2014 | By Michele Hester and David Renner | LOCAL


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