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Intersection update irks business owner

The changes planned for the crossing at Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 has the owner of a local restaurant wondering how he'll be able to stay in business without access to his main entrance.

March 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Ellijay teen killed in fiery crash

A Gilmer County teen was killed in a fiery crash Tuesday afternoon when his car ran off the road in northwestern Dawson County, hit a tree and ignited in flames.

March 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Spring has sprung

After a bitter cold winter that brought snow, sleet and ice to the area on multiple occasions, local families welcomed the near 80 degree temperatures that started blooming earlier this week.

March 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Banks crowned Miss Relay for Life for Dawson County

A local high school sophomore was recently crowned Miss Dawson County Relay for Life.

March 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Humane society names new director

The Dawson County Humane Society announced the appointment of a new shelter director on Monday.

March 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Weather system could make roads icy

Dawson County is under a winter weather advisory through 10 p.m. tonight as a mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet move into the area.

March 05, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Schools back in session following winter weather

Students are finally back in school following the past few weeks of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Literacy enthusiasts take the plunge

After nearly three weeks of freezing rain, ice and snow, the weekend seemed like a great day for a swim for some Dawson County reading advocates.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Benefit fund set up after house fire

A local woman lost nearly everything she owned in a fire Saturday afternoon.

March 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | 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

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

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

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

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

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Community remembers lost soldiers during memorial service

Dawson County Veterans took time last week to remember brothers-in-arms that were either captured or never returned from battle.

September 23, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Cellphone app helps participants locate areas for Shore Sweep

As the Lake Lanier Association approaches its 27th annual Shore Sweep on Sept. 26, the group has a new tool in its arsenal for ridding ...

September 16, 2015 | By Clark Leonard DCN regional staff, | LOCAL

Council explores city manager position

The Dawsonville City Council on Monday took the first steps in hiring a city manager.

September 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Tragedy to triumph: Dawson County remembers 9/11, celebrates lives

Dawson County continues to remember those lost both during a fateful attack on America 14 years ago and in the line of duty in general.

September 16, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Service honors missing soldiers

A remembrance service will pay respect to soldiers who remain missing or were once prisoners of war.

September 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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

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