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Sales of toy-like lighters may end

A Dawson County emergency services official is leading the charge in asking the county to ban the sale of toy-like novelty lighters.

August 31, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lakewood Speedway reunion a success

Dawson County's Georgia Racing Hall of Fame hosted the inaugural Lakewood Speedway Reunion Saturday.

August 24, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


Abba House begins recycling

Abba House, a local women's ministry, recently began recycling paper to help support the women and children of the ministry.

August 24, 2008 | | LOCAL


Breakfast for seniors set for Aug. 14

The Father's House will be hosting a free Senior's Breakfast at the Fun House, a new ministry department in the church's building dedicated to family outreach, from 9-11 a.m on Aug. 14.

August 24, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | LOCAL


A ‘slew’ of students

Louise Tinsley Inklebarger gathered 26 of her 28 grandchildren and great-grandchildren together Sunday, the day before the 2008-2009 school year began, and wished them well.

August 24, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


Dawson County youth begin new school year

More than 3,000 children began a new year of school in the Dawson County School System Monday morning.

August 24, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


4 stores hit in 3 counties

Authorities in three counties continued searching Wednesday for a suspect in several convenience store burglaries and car thefts.

August 24, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Deal talks energy at town hall meeting

Energy was Rep. Nathan Deal's hot button issue last week as he toured the region meeting with constituents.

August 24, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Suspects indicted in jeans case

A Dawson County Grand Jury has indicted six people authorities say are part of a group known as the Blue Jean Bandits on a combined total of almost 50 charges.

August 24, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Commissioners open floor for additional public comment

The public will have additional opportunities to speak at county commission meetings following a unanimous vote by the board last week to extend public comment at regular meetings.

August 24, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


New middle school dedicated

Dawson County Middle School will welcome its first students Monday. But the halls were alive with laughter and celebration Sunday for the new school's dedication.

August 17, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Art center gears up for Shakespeare

The Bowen Center for the Arts is reviving the works of Shakespeare for its Sept. 8 event at the Lakeview Center at 7 p.m.

August 17, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | LOCAL


Training burn tower to be operational by September

Workers moved the first loads of dirt last week to make way for the county's new fire training facility.

August 17, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


War Hill Park boat ramp closing

Recent rains are not enough to prevent the closure of yet another boat ramp on Lake Lanier. War Hill Park's only boat launching ramp faces closure this week.

August 17, 2008 | | LOCAL


City approves airstrip rezoning

Property owners Bill, Dan and Ernie Elliott have moved one step closer in their plans to redevelop their land on Elliott Family Parkway into a light industrial complex.

August 17, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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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


Dawsonville toddler recovering after transplant

A toddler from Dawsonville has a long recovery ahead of him after a successful kidney tranplant last week.

December 17, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


3-year-old to receive new kidney

Thursday is going to be a big day for a little guy from Dawsonville.

December 10, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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