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Volunteers keep Dawson beautiful

More than 65 bags of trash and 27 tires were collected last week as Keep Dawson County Beautiful and the Dawson County Marshal's Office teamed up to kick off the Great American Clean-up.

April 21, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Resident returning to war zone

Ben Mathes isn't the type of journalist who confines himself to a safe, air-conditioned office.

April 14, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Happy hunting

Herbert Lawson of Dawson County was all smiles as he lounged with grandson, Neil, on Saturday following the Community Easter Egg Hunt.

April 07, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Gimme a break

Locals, young and old, ventured out to bask in the sun last week.

April 07, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Fatal wreck first for ’10

A Dahlonega woman was killed Saturday night when she crashed head-on into an oncoming vehicle near the intersection of Hwy. 53 and Thompson Road in Dawson County.

April 07, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Preserving the past

Some may accuse Michael Reuter of living in the past.

March 31, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


On the hunt for Easter fun

Children and parents in search of the full Easter egg experience need look no further than Dawson County this weekend.

March 31, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Group looks for new name

A local volunteer board that educates residents on the dangers of substance abuse is looking to change its name, and it's enlisting the help of creative minds.

March 31, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Tournament benefits youth homes

Teams are still forming for the inaugural Georgia Jail Association's charity golf tournament at Chestatee Golf Club April 12.

March 31, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tornadoes ‘can hit anytime’

There's no way to predict when a tornado might run a rampage through somebody's neighborhood.

March 31, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Bingo raises funds for center elevator

Margie Weaver didn't know what to expect Friday night as she stepped through the door at the American Legion.

March 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Open house set by DOT for intersection

An informational open house set for April 15 will show the public plans for improvements to Dawson County's busiest intersection.

March 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Corps to collect fees at lake parks

The Corps of Engineers at Lake Lanier recently announced that day use fees will now be collected for recreational season 2010 in various parks where fees have not been charged in the past.

March 24, 2010 | From staff reports | LOCAL


‘Uncle Dell’ will be back on television

Dawson County resident Dell Conner is making a History Channel appearance March 22 on a television show where two hosts scour the country for antiques and collectibles.

March 17, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Football team moves to town

Their jerseys say they're from Gainesville, but soon the adult full contact football team will be known as the North Georgia Gladiators.

March 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Wreck leaves three Dawson County residents in critical condition

A head-on collision just after noon on Thursday has left three Dawson County residents, including an elderly couple, in critical condition.

June 11, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


A ride to remember

Children from across the state gathered together to take a ride worth remembering.

June 10, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Local celebrities ‘connect’ for families

A visit from Dawsonville's "mafia" may have had a bit to do with the additional funds that were collected during Family Connection's Celebrity Waiter breakfast on Friday at Longhorn Steakhouse.

June 10, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Serious wreck 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 10, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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


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