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Volunteers collect turkeys for pantry

Residents living in Dawson County's Chestatee neighborhood hope to spread cheer this holiday season by donating turkeys to the local food pantry.

November 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Work completed on downtown roundabout

Work to smooth the traffic flow around Dawsonville's downtown square is complete.

November 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


K.A.R.E. for Kids makes holiday wishes come true

Hundreds of local children will wake up Christmas morning to find presents under their trees thanks to dozens of volunteers determined to make holiday wishes come true.

November 13, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Man seriously injured in farming accident

A local man was flown to an Atlanta hospital Monday afternoon after he suffered serious injuries in a farming equipment accident.

November 13, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Abba House moves thrift store to Ga. 400

An area residential facility for women battling addiction and mental health issues recently moved its popular store into the former Outdoor Traditions building at Ga. 400 and Hwy. 136 in Dawsonville.

November 13, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Splash park OK’d

Come spring, kids of all ages will be able to enjoy a new water feature at Rock Creek Park after commissioners last week approved a proposal by the local Rotary Club to donate a splash pad.

November 13, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Sacrifice honored

Luke Holmes may just be 7, but he understands the sacrifices servicemen and women make for his country.

November 13, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Work begins on roundabout

Work is expected to begin this week on reshaping the roads around Dawsonville's historic courthouse into a true roundabout.

November 13, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Abba House moves thrift store to Ga. 400

An area nonprofit is holding the grand opening of its new thrift store location this weekend.

November 08, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Georgia author dishes dirt on historical figures

Everyone knows a jerk, even if they don't want to single out who it is. But one native Georgia author is calling out the nefarious folks in the state's history.

November 06, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Annual ceremony pays tribute to veterans

Veterans of all ages and from each military branch will be honored Monday during Dawsonville's ninth annual Veterans Day celebration.

November 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Success in the cards

A local family hopes their love for playing cards will pay off this week as they travel to the largest souvenir and gift show in the nation to promote a new card game they developed.

November 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Man reportedly shot off Kelly Bridge Road

A man was reported shot at a Dawson County residence shortly after noon Thursday.

October 31, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Hot rods continue to draw crowds

One of the biggest collections of hot rods was on display this weekend in Dawsonville during the 46th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 30, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Pharmacy may be seized for back taxes

A downtown Dawsonville pharmacy is facing seizure by the Internal Revenue Service as a result of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes.

October 30, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Organization’s luncheon offers ideas

As part of its ongoing commitment to helping families in Dawson County, Family Connection offered a new way to watch over the community's children.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


SAFFT House opens in Dawson

Thanks to public support and a grant from the United States Department of Justice, a safe way for visitations and custody exchanges performed in Dawson County is available.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Spring in full swing

For the first time in months, Dawson County is finally being treated to seasonally appropriate weather. And it arrives just in time for spring break, which runs through Friday.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


House explodes

An explosion that quickly led to a house fire last week on Wildwood Court in southern Dawson County remains under investigation by state and local fire officials.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Woman honored for work

Carolyn Bowen thought she was attending Saturday's meeting of the Dawson County Homeowner's and Civic Association to talk about the success of the local animal shelter.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Big Canoe cited by EPD

The Big Canoe Property Owners Association has been issued a notice of violation from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for an unpermitted surface mining operation in western Dawson County.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Event aims to safeguard seniors from criminals

An event Thursday at the Margie Weaver Senior Center is intended to keep older adults safe from criminals.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Golf tourney benefits humane society

Teams are still forming for the 12th annual Dogleg Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Dawson County Humane Society.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Vandalism believed to have caused spill

A mid-day sewage spill last week caused some alarm for the local water authority.

March 26, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Wildwood Court home explodes

Dawson County emergency personnel responded to reports of a house explosion shortly after noon Thursday afternoon.

March 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Homeowners to meet

Dawson County homeowners will have their chance to learn about the county and voice questions to community leaders this weekend.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Water authority pursues loan

The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority could see the projected timeline for the Russell Creek Reservoir drop by as much as half if it can secure a loan from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Firefighters battle blazes around county

Three residential structure fires in six days have emergency personnel urging the community to be cautious and prepared.

March 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Spring art show in May

The 13th Annual Art in the Garden Festival, sponsored by the Dawson County Arts Council, will be held at the Bowen Center from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3 and 4.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Traffic snarled on Ga. 400 near showcase

A couple thousand people from across the region were in Dawsonville on Thursday to see the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales.

March 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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