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Thanksgiving dinner planned

Invitations to a free Thanksgiving dinner have been extended to the community from the local alliance of churches.

November 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Without them, we’re nothing’

Dawson County's sixth annual Veterans Day Celebration drew a crowd of hundreds who gathered Thursday to thank military personnel for their service and sacrifice.

November 17, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Lions Club serves at festival

The Dawsonville Lions Club did not sell funnel cakes and hot dogs at its booth at the Mountain Moonshine Festival this year and it did not have its annual raffle.

November 10, 2010 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Allen Street to close Nov. 22-25

Allen Street will be closed for road construction Nov. 22-25.

November 10, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Hall of Fame board has its first meeting

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Board of Directors held an inaugural meeting last week to get the ball rolling on what will soon be a monthly gathering of volunteers.

November 10, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Roundabout considered for busy intersection

The Georgia Department of Transportation is looking at the intersection of Hwy. 53 and Elliott Family Parkway as a possible roundabout site.

November 10, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Emergency services offers home heating safety tips

November 10, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Right for a reservoir?

Coosa River Basin Initiative representatives said during a recent visit that a proposed reservoir on Shoal Creek in Dawson County could harm several native fish species.

November 10, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Veterans Day event Thursday

Organizers have put the final touches on the sixth annual Veterans Day Celebration, a day many months in the making.

November 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Project: ‘Friendship begins with a hello’

A missionary from Dawson County has returned from his trip to Paraguay, where he was able to connect the lives of young people living a world apart.

November 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Groups to tour forest

Two environmental groups are giving local residents and elected officials an opportunity to visit the site of a proposed reservoir that could be built in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area.

November 03, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


‘Change your clocks, change your batteries’

Emergency services staff encourages residents to check smoke alarms this weekend, when turning back the clock for daylight savings time.

November 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Two burned in truck fire

A 12-year-old girl and her father were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital on Saturday night after they suffered burns in a vehicle fire on Perimeter Road.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Veterans supporting veterans’

A law passed by Congress in 1999 ensured all veterans would receive full military honors at burial.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Fight night delights

Bobby Cordell said his son doesn't miss a professional wrestling event.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Serious wreck west of Dawsonville injures seven

A head-on collision on Hwy. 53 West near Duck Thurmond Road sent seven people, including three juveniles to area hospitals Saturday morning.

June 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Expect traffic delays in Dawsonville Saturday morning

Motorists should expect traffic delays Saturday during the 2015 Bootlegger Marathon that will begin at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex.

June 05, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Summer movies series kicks off Friday at War Hill Park

Find out who exactly lives in that pineapple under the sea Friday night when Dawson County Parks and Recreation kicks off the popular summertime Movies in the Park series with Nickelodeon's "The Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of Water" on the beach at War Hill Park.

June 03, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Dawson County 'celebrities' to serve up smiles

The community will be seeing stars on Friday for Family Connection's Celebrity Waiter breakfast.

June 03, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Kids have fun in the sun at Rotary Day

Hundreds of families splashed their way to a day of fun in the sun Saturday at the grand re-opening of Rotary Island.

June 03, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Stenciling partnership aims to keep storm drains clean

Neighbors living in Oak Forest Subdivision on Kilough Church Road are the first to partner with Dawson County's Office of Stormwater Management in an effort to keep drains leading to creeks and streams free of pollutants.

June 03, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Golden artists sparkle at Bowen Center

Modern to classical art as well as photography, ceramics, jewelry and chain saw sculptures will adorn the walls and floors at Bowen Center for the Arts as part of its Chestatee Artists' Nuggets of Art - Pure Gold exhibit.

June 02, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Boating licenses up in first year since law change

DAWSONVILLE - Patrolling the lake, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Ranger First Class Eric Isom carries with him the remembrances of recent boating tragedies.

May 28, 2015 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Partnership aims to improve views, streams at Dawsonville's Amicalola Falls

The Southeast's tallest cascading waterfall is situated in Dawsonville, but a majority of it cannot be seen through the surrounding trees.

May 27, 2015 | By Kristen Oliver DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Large crowd expected Saturday at Dawson club's Rotary Island

Rotary Island was packed for Memorial Day weekend, and this Saturday morning should be no different when the water sprinklers at Rock Creek Park burst into the air in celebration of summer.

May 27, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson County schools to offer summer lunches

Dawson County schools and parks will be opening their doors once again to help feed the hungry over the summer.

May 27, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Veterans park

A service Monday at Veterans Memorial Park will honor local military men and women who served their country honorably and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Rotary Club of Dawson County named tops

The Rotary Club of Dawson County has been named 2014-2015 Club of the Year among large clubs in the district.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Marine pilot with ties to Dawsonville killed delivering disaster aid

A candlelight vigil and prayer service was held Sunday at Juno Baptist Church in memory of U.S. Marine Mark Johnson, one of eight soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed on a relief mission in Nepal.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Cumming man killed in tree-cutting accident

A Cumming man was killed in a tree-cutting accident Tuesday evening in southern Dawson County.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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