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Nearly a dozen local "celebrities" have new respect for the food-service industry after they donned aprons Friday for an annual fundraiser

"This was my second year doing this," said Dawsonville Councilman Calvin Byrd. "I should have been way better this year. That's some hard work."

June 22, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Fire displaces 4 families

Fire officials continue to investigate an apartment blaze early Saturday that displaced four families and forced several people to escape by jumping from a second floor window.

"This was such a huge loss ... there's still a lot to look into," said Lanier Swafford, chief of Dawson County Emergency Services.

June 22, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dawson native to speak at historical society meeting

Local author Larry Pirkle will be speaking Tuesday at a Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society meeting.

Pirkle recently published the book "Of the Seeds They've Sown," comprised of stories, anecdotes and commentary gathered during his life in Dawson County.

June 22, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Produce markets open

Locals looking for fresh seasonal produce need look no further than markets in Dawson County.

The Dawson County Extension Service's ninth annual market begins next week, running from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at 298 Academy Ave.

June 22, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Fire displaces four families

An early morning fire at an apartment complex in Dawson County displaced four families and forced several people to jump from a second floor window to escape the blaze early Saturday.

Dkota Donaldson, 13, was at a friend's sleepover, having a late night snack, when the group of teens heard what they thought was someone on the roof.

June 18, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Celebrity Waiter event Friday

When's the last time a county commissioner asked to take your order?

The annual Dawson County Family Connection Celebrity Waiter Breakfast is scheduled for 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. June 17 and raises money for the nonprofit organization.

June 15, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Emergency workers urge fire safety this summer

A significant increase in fires over the last few weeks has prompted emergency personnel to encourage the community to be fire smart this summer.

According to Dawson County Emergency Services Deputy Chief Tim Satterfield, fires kill more people in the United States every year than all natural disasters combined.

June 15, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Democratic Party chair to speak to Dawson group

Mike Berlon, the new chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party, will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Dawson County Democrats at 6 p.m. June 16 at the Dawson County Public Library.

Mike Berlon has been involved in Democratic politics for more than three decades. During his 30 years of political engagement, he has been a candidate for office, recruited and worked with candidates in both local and statewide campaigns, sponsored many fundraisers and promoted Democratic ideals.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Grace Café serves dinner

Beginning next week, Grace Café at Grace Presbyterian Church will be serving free meals from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. The program will continue throughout the summer.

The church has stopped its twice-weekly luncheon service.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Teen struck, killed on skateboard

A 16-year-old skateboarder died Monday night after he was struck by a vehicle on Hwy. 53 near Dawsonville.

Dawson County Emergency Services Director Billy Thurmond said Tyler Seay died at Atlanta Medical Center, where he was flown after suffering critical injuries in the collision.

June 08, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Heat wave lingering

Dawson County residents flocked to the shade and took to the pool or lake last week as temperatures approached an unseasonal 100 degrees in northeast Georgia.

Erin Dreger and her cousins, Hannah and Trey Reser, decided to fill up the "kiddie pool" on Friday for a dip.

June 08, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Group finishes first phase of tree rescue

A non-profit organization that advocates for the protection of mountain trails and streams has just completed the first phase of a project aimed at saving 425 acres of hemlock trees in Dawson Forest.

June 01, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Fundraiser set for Monday

An event at the Bowen Center for the Arts on Monday will raise funds for several projects supported by the Dawson County Woman's Club.

June 01, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Grad wins scholarship

A Dawsonville resident who works at Chick-fil-A was recently selected as one of 25 restaurant team members nationwide honored with the 2011 S. Truett Cathy Scholar Award.

June 01, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Dawson smoke detectors not part of fire department recall

Recent reports were released that indicated one Georgia fire department was recalling approximately 18,000 alleged counterfeit smoke detectors.

June 01, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

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Chamber to host 19th annual golf tournament

One of Dawson County's longest running golf tournaments is setting up to tee off once again.

September 16, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL

9/11 memorial service planned for Friday

Local first responders will pause for a moment Friday to remember the 411 firefighters, police officers and emergency medical personnel lost 14 years ago in ...

September 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Miss K.A.R.E. for Kids to be crowned Saturday

A new Miss K.A.R.E. for Kids will be crowned Saturday afternoon at Dawson County High school.

September 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Roads, Lake Lanier likely crowded over Labor Day weekend

As local residents prepare for the Labor Day holiday weekend, some state road workers will be taking off - and law enforcement will be stepping up ...

September 04, 2015 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, | LOCAL

Underwater search and recovery team earns new certification

Divers with the Dawson County Underwater Search and Recovery Team completed training last week that certifies the entire group at the technician level.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dawson County history book now available for purchasing

Zack and Annice Meeler have been making trips from Augusta to Dawsonville for years, tracing family history and making memories.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

You’re challenged to a Downtown Showdown

So you say you have the best chili in Dawson County?

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

DCES welcomes new volunteer recruits

Dawson County Emergency Services on Saturday celebrated the graduation of 11 new recruits into the department's volunteer firefighter program.

August 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Beats and brews: Music festival rocks Dawsonville

Little Dylan Nixon may only be 5-years-old, but he quite possibly could be the biggest AC/DC fan in north Georgia.

August 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Visitors to Dawsonville can bob to the beat with a brew

Following two successful festival's last summer, the Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival plans to kick it up a notch for this year's event.

August 19, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Teen ministry gets new director

Two connected teen ministries in Dawson County have a new area director.

August 12, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Mountain revival has uninvited guest

The congregation at High Shoals Baptist Church had an unexpected visitor as they arrived for revival last week.

August 12, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Bear breaks into vehicle, steals lunch at Big Canoe

A Big Canoe business owner received quite a shock last month when he found his lunch being eaten by a bear.

August 12, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Georgia Racing Hall of Fame given donation

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame has taken its first steps toward realizing a goal.

August 11, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

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