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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

New VA clinic may open in Hall County

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is reviewing bids for a new outpatient clinic in Hall County and plans to award a contract in late September.

June 01, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Ceremony honors new leaders

A ceremony Thursday honored five individuals recently promoted to leadership positions with Dawson County Emergency Services.

June 01, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Senator: Lake’s full pool level not changing soon

A state senator from Cumming said federal red tape likely will continue to hold up Lake Lanier Association's primary goal of raising the lake's full pool to 1,073 feet.

June 01, 2011 | By Crystal Ledford DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL

County looking into new insurance provider

A proposed move to Aetna Insurance could save Dawson County almost $800,000 over the next 12 months.

June 01, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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Mountain Moonshine Festival entertainment schedule

'Shine stage

October 22, 2015 | From staff reports | 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 ...

October 22, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Georgia racing legend to serve as festival grand marshal

A Georgia racing legend has been selected to serve as grand marshal for this year's 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in October.

October 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Mountain Moonshine Festival weekend schedule


October 22, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Expect traffic delays during the weekend

With thousands of visitors descending on Dawsonville during the 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival, local authorities are asking motorists to plan their routes and avoid ...

October 22, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Teen cited in school bus wreck

A Dawsonville teen has been ticketed following Tuesday's crash involving a Dawson County school bus.

October 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Deputies are ‘head of the class’ at contest

Employees at the Dawson County Sheriff's Office last week went to the head of the class after showing they are indeed smarter than a ...

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Drivers urged to use caution as deer activity increases

Motorists traveling Dawson County roads should keep a keen eye out for deer as the season changes, especially the week of Nov. 17-23.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Time for some ‘Shine

Dawsonville's unique and storied past will come alive this weekend when thousands converge on downtown for the 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Chief 'very proud' of firefighters' actions

Tim Pastore stepped back for a moment on Thursday after seeing the damage to the fire engine he was driving nearly a week earlier that ...

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Family donates snacks to officers on the run

When Deputy Mich Long orders his lunch, he typically asks for it to be served to-go.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

River clean-ups planned on Amicalola, Etowah

Two events are planned within the next week to celebrate October as Clean Water month in Dawson County.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Smarter than a 10-year-old contest set for Tuesday

As adults, we'd all like to think we can remember the geography, history, language arts and math we learned so many years ago in ...

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Spirited cheer dad can’t hide his Tiger pride

Isaac Barnes showed up at his daughter's first cheer practice to help his wife teach the young cheerleaders a thing or two about football.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Gas main break shuts down Hwy. 53 in Dawson County

A stretch of Hwy. 53 between Ga. 400 and Lumpkin Campground Road was shut down Monday morning as crews worked to contain a gas main ...

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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