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Memorial Day service set

For many, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer - a time when the pools open and the lake fills with boaters from across the region.

May 21, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Swinging into summer

Keziah Newton couldn't be bothered last Friday afternoon.

May 20, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


No raining on this parade

Weather may have moved the event indoors, but it couldn't rain on Dawson County's 13th annual Relay For Life.

May 13, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


1 killed in wreck

A Marble Hill businessman was killed Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle was struck by a sport utility vehicle just west of Dawsonville.

May 13, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Teen youngest to join CERT

Saturday was an average day for Dawson County High School junior Jeff Fedoruk.

May 13, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


New manual not panacea to ‘water wars’

Pete Taylor, chief of staff for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mobile District, said last Tuesday night he was excited about federal stimulus funding for an updated water manual.

May 13, 2009 | By Jeff Gill DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Family mourns father

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a Dawsonville father of four who died early Saturday in an accident at a Texas hotel.

May 06, 2009 | | LOCAL


City of cardboard

A group of teenagers sat among a cluster of cardboard boxes and metal drums serving as trash cans.

April 29, 2009 | By Ashley Bates DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Chorale to sing at spring concert

Celebrating its 11th season, the Dawson Community Chorale will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. May 9.

April 22, 2009 | | LOCAL


State park fees could increase to $5 per car

If outdoor plans include visiting Amicalola Falls you might need to bring an extra $2 for the parking fee.

April 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Wreck claims life of DCHS senior

A Dawson County High School senior was killed in a single-vehicle wreck Friday, a day after officials said he picked up his cap and gown for next month's graduation.

April 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Single car wreck claims teen’s life

One teen was killed and another injured Friday afternoon in a single vehicle wreck on Hugh Stowers Road.

April 17, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


A river runs along it

Dawsonville residents Glenn and Bonnie Adams now have an easy way to bring their granddaughters fishing.

April 15, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Stormy weather strikes county

Stormy weather struck Dawson County twice in a recent four-day span, though Monday's high winds and rain did not inflict nearly as much damage as Friday's storm front.

April 15, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Searching for a golden egg

Carrying brightly colored baskets and many wearing their Sunday bests, thousands of eager, young treasure hunters covered the grounds at Veterans Memorial Park Saturday in search of golden Easter eggs.

April 15, 2009 | Michele Hester | 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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