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DNR stresses firearms safety

With the opening Saturday of deer firearms season, hunters are encouraged to review safety rules and regulations before heading to the woods.

October 14, 2009 | | LOCAL


Boy, 11, killed in hunting accident

What was supposed to be a afternoon outing for a Dawson County youth and his grandfather turned tragic Oct. 9 when the boy's deer rifle discharged, fatally wounding him.

October 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Child dies after hunting accident

Emergency officials confirmed a young boy was shot in Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area late Friday afternoon.

October 09, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Black bear sightings increase

Firefighters at Station 6 near Big Canoe have learned not to leave the bay door open for even a few minutes after recently finding bear prints and overturned trash inside.

October 07, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Wreck claims N. Ga. man

The death of a 31-year-old Cleveland man in a single-vehicle wreck Friday night was the sixth fatality on Dawson County roads in 2009 and first since the spring.

October 07, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Free, gently used clothing offered at local church

Since the downturn of the economy, various efforts throughout the community have been made, all in the name of helping individuals and families in need.

October 07, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


‘They got a show’

For members of Dawson County's Little Mountain bluegrass band, it doesn't get much better than playing for the home crowd.

September 30, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


College student drowns

The search is over for a 22-year-old Southern Catholic College student who drowned Monday night while swimming in a lake at Gold Creek Golf Club.

September 24, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Caring on display

The United Way of Dawson County hopes to raise $100,000 as part of its annual campaign.

September 23, 2009 | | LOCAL


Out of Africa

A commercial pilot from Forsyth County isn't planning to fly back to western Africa anytime soon, if ever.

September 23, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ceremony recalls Sept. 11

Residents of Dawson County paid tribute Friday to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the eighth anniversary of the event.

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Day of Caring on Friday

This Friday will be casual for several local businessmen and women as they dress down and get their hands dirty for a Day of Caring.

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Burn ban ends Sept. 30

Georgia's annual air quality ban on outdoor burning, mostly in the northern half of Georgia, will end at midnight on Sept. 30.

September 16, 2009 | | LOCAL


Poker run Saturday to benefit KARE for Kids

Put on your helmet, boots and best poker face Saturday to take part in the first annual KARE for Kids Motorcycle Poker Run.

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Road construction to start in Dawson, Forsyth

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced last week that construction is scheduled to begin soon on two highway projects in Northeast Georgia funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act .

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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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


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


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