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No school on Friday for local students

Dawson County students will spend an entire week out of school this week after another cancellation was announced for Friday classes.

January 12, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Al-Anon chapter opening

Alcoholism affects not only the person battling it, but often those they love.

January 12, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Snow, ice stick around

A record amount of snow piled up early in the week, shutting down much of Dawson County, including the city of Dawsonville, county government and the school district.

January 12, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Quarterly forum planned

A quarterly forum for local elected officials and county leaders will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 25 in the upstairs meeting room at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex.

January 12, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Fees weighed for Dawson Forest

Staff with the state Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division fielded comments last week from those who may be affected by a proposed fee change for some of the agency's management areas.

January 12, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Looking back at an eventful year

At the start of a new decade, Dawson County residents saw many transitions and beginnings in the areas of government, education and business.

January 05, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Census reflects Georgia’s growth

The U.S. Census Bureau released the results of the 2010 census Dec. 21, revealing that the United States is now a country of more than 300 million and Georgia is a state of nearly 9.7 million.

January 05, 2011 | By Melissa Weinman DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Zoo asks residents to donate old trees

Humans don't have many practical uses for a browning Christmas tree. But animals, apparently, go nuts over them.

January 05, 2011 | By Tricia L. Nadolny DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Donors are busy just like everyone else

During the holiday season, there is so much travel, shopping and cooking to do that donating blood gets pushed off the to-do list.

January 05, 2011 | By Melissa Weinman DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Few problems for start of 2011

Local authorities reported a generally quiet New Year's weekend with only a handful of minor incidents.

January 05, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Christmas tree recycling offered around county

Keep Dawson County Beautiful has partnered with Home Depot once again this year to encourage residents to go green by recycling Christmas trees.

January 05, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Ring in the New Year in support of critters

Organizers hope a New Year's Eve gala Friday night will raise enough funds to stock a new surgical center for the Dawson County Humane Society.

December 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Jumping or not, all invited to annual Polar Bear Swim

If you think it's cold outside, wait until you take a dive into Lake Lanier on Saturday for the 14th Annual Polar Bear Swim.

December 29, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Growing pumpkins is all in the family

When it comes to growing gargantuan pumpkins in Dawson County, the Waters Family is hard to beat.

December 29, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Raccoon acting up around Amicalola

Authorities investigated complaints of an aggressive raccoon at the "Edge of the World" rapids in western Dawson County last week, though the alleged culprit appears to have escaped.

December 29, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


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Festival features collection of muscle, racecars

The Mountain Moonshine Festival has become one of the top locales in the southeast to see hotrods.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Moonshiner’s hall of fame inducts pioneers of trade

A tribute to history and heritage will take place during the opening ceremony of the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival Oct.25 with the addition of five new inductees to the National Moonshiner's Hall of Fame.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Festival dedicated in memory of racing’s ‘biggest’ fan

Lifelong fan and one-time driver James Bolt "JB" Day once rode his bike all the way from South Carolina to watch a race at Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta. He was 11 at the time.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local emergency services trains for Ebola

As of late, the national news scene has been buzzing with one particular topic - the Ebola virus.

October 22, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Pheasant shoot goes off with a bang

Groups of hunters ranging from husband and wife to father and son teams flocked to one Dawson County mountain home to take part in a local charity's new fundraiser.

October 22, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


World War II veteran dies

One of Dawson County's most decorated World War II heroes died last week at the age of 97.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Festival here all weekend

It's not every day that white lightning and fast cars are harmoniously fused, except on the fourth weekend in October at the annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in downtown Dawsonville.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Literacy pheasant shoot is Saturday

Organizers are hoping to gain greater exposure for a local literacy group by expanding fundraising efforts to include a European pheasant shoot on Saturday.

October 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Upcoming transportation referendum is talk of summit

SOUTH FORSYTH - The proposed $200 million transportation bond referendum that voters will decide on Nov. 4 was the main topic of the 2014 Transportation Summit.

October 15, 2014 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Pups storm park

While the weekend weather was dark and gloomy, pet lovers didn't let that put a wet blanket over their fun.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Local veteran, eye of baseball dies

A local World War II veteran and professional baseball photographer died today at the age of 97.

October 14, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


BBQ supports United Way

A barbecue fundraiser Saturday supports United Way for Dawson County and its many local partners.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pups in the Park Dog Show is this weekend

Fun and furry festivities are planned this weekend at the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Cabin Fever’

A steady hand, a lot of time and plenty of practice are what it takes to make a quilt from small scraps of cloth. And those traits are on display through Oct. 22 as the Bowen Center for the Arts presents its annual quilt show.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Community joins forces for pups

With the collaborative effort of several local organizations, the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show is stacking up to be a large-scale event for the county.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


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