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Local farmers upgrade poultry houses, receive USDA energy grants

Two area farmers learned last month they will receive a portion of $1.3 million in grants from the United States Department of Agriculture for energy efficiency on their farms.

September 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


War Hill Boat Ramp re-opens

The War Hill Boat Ramp reopened last week, after being closed down for a month because of the lake's low water level.

September 21, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


C.E.R.T. receives $1,000 donation

CERT, Community Emergency Response Team, received a $1,000 donation Monday from Wal-Mart to publicly support the organization's mission in Dawson County.

September 21, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Woman helps nab suspect in hit and run

DeShan Fishel didn't set out Thursday morning to become a hero, but she had been called one dozens of times by the time she arrived home from taking her daughter to school.

September 20, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Hit, run victim released from Atlanta hospital

A 5-year-old boy is expected to recover, family members say, after he was struck by a sport utility vehicle Thursday morning near a school bus stop in Dawson County.

September 20, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Department of Veterans Services holds office hours in Dawsonville

The Department of Veterans Services recently began providing services to the Dawson County veterans on the second Tuesday of every other month.

September 14, 2008 | | LOCAL


Emergency services, community collect funds for the MDA

Motorists traveling through Dawson County played a part in Dawson County Emergency Services last month collecting close to $8,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

September 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bridge dedicated in former county employee’s honor

Family, friends and co-workers gathered at Rock Creek Sports Complex last Tuesday to pay tribute to Wayne Elledge, who died July 19 at the age of 66.

September 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Garage sale benefits victim’s advocacy center

For the second year in a row, local agencies and organizations will benefit from the Dawson County Woman's Club annual Garage Sale-Abration.

September 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lady luck

When Pam Bradfield bought a ticket for the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce reverse raffle, she looked at it as her way of supporting the chamber.

September 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Former judge dies at home

Family and friends celebrated the life of Dawson County's first Chief Magistrate Judge Aug. 29 and memorialized his dedication to his hometown.

September 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Water authority honored for excellence

Etowah Water and Sewer Authority has claimed an award in financial excellence for the second time since 2007.

September 14, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Tigers defeat Indians in 2 OT

It took an extra two periods before the Dawson County Tigers could put away Lumpkin County last Friday night at Tiger Stadium. A fumble by Indian quarterback Daniel Abercrombie, his sixth of the game, in double overtime allowed Dawson to come away with a 26-23 win.

September 14, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | LOCAL


Budget crisis forces school system to cut back

Budget cuts at the state level are trickling down to the Dawson County School System.

September 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Commission denies Kelly Bridge chapel rezoning

The attorney for a family whose request to rezone property for a wedding chapel was denied last week submitted a formal letter challenging a planning commissioner's ethics in denying the request.

September 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | 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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