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Reeling in the 'big one'

Arriving from Dalton with his family before sunrise Saturday morning, Christian Gillespie planned to hook "the big one" during the annual Kids Fishing Rodeo at Amicalola Falls State Park.

June 10, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local teen saved from drowning

Two men are being hailed as heroes after they rescued a teenager from drowning in Lake Lanier over the Memorial Day weekend.

June 03, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Cars, trucks outnumber Dawson residents

A lot of folks in Dawson County like their cars.

June 03, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


‘An important day’

A large crowd gathered Monday in Veterans Memorial Park to pay tribute to those who gave their lives in service to the country.

May 27, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Memorial Day service set

For many, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer - a time when the pools open and the lake fills with boaters from across the region.

May 21, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Swinging into summer

Keziah Newton couldn't be bothered last Friday afternoon.

May 20, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


No raining on this parade

Weather may have moved the event indoors, but it couldn't rain on Dawson County's 13th annual Relay For Life.

May 13, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


1 killed in wreck

A Marble Hill businessman was killed Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle was struck by a sport utility vehicle just west of Dawsonville.

May 13, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Teen youngest to join CERT

Saturday was an average day for Dawson County High School junior Jeff Fedoruk.

May 13, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


New manual not panacea to ‘water wars’

Pete Taylor, chief of staff for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mobile District, said last Tuesday night he was excited about federal stimulus funding for an updated water manual.

May 13, 2009 | By Jeff Gill DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Family mourns father

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a Dawsonville father of four who died early Saturday in an accident at a Texas hotel.

May 06, 2009 | | LOCAL


City of cardboard

A group of teenagers sat among a cluster of cardboard boxes and metal drums serving as trash cans.

April 29, 2009 | By Ashley Bates DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Chorale to sing at spring concert

Celebrating its 11th season, the Dawson Community Chorale will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. May 9.

April 22, 2009 | | LOCAL


State park fees could increase to $5 per car

If outdoor plans include visiting Amicalola Falls you might need to bring an extra $2 for the parking fee.

April 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Wreck claims life of DCHS senior

A Dawson County High School senior was killed in a single-vehicle wreck Friday, a day after officials said he picked up his cap and gown for next month's graduation.

April 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Literacy pheasant shoot is Saturday

Organizers are hoping to gain greater exposure for a local literacy group by expanding fundraising efforts to include a European pheasant shoot on Saturday.

October 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Upcoming transportation referendum is talk of summit

SOUTH FORSYTH - The proposed $200 million transportation bond referendum that voters will decide on Nov. 4 was the main topic of the 2014 Transportation Summit.

October 15, 2014 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Pups storm park

While the weekend weather was dark and gloomy, pet lovers didn't let that put a wet blanket over their fun.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Local veteran, eye of baseball dies

A local World War II veteran and professional baseball photographer died today at the age of 97.

October 14, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


BBQ supports United Way

A barbecue fundraiser Saturday supports United Way for Dawson County and its many local partners.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pups in the Park Dog Show is this weekend

Fun and furry festivities are planned this weekend at the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Cabin Fever’

A steady hand, a lot of time and plenty of practice are what it takes to make a quilt from small scraps of cloth. And those traits are on display through Oct. 22 as the Bowen Center for the Arts presents its annual quilt show.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Community joins forces for pups

With the collaborative effort of several local organizations, the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show is stacking up to be a large-scale event for the county.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Volunteers sweep shore

Massive amounts of Styrofoam, parts of an abandoned houseboat and two crumbling docks were among the debris collected in Dawson County on Saturday during the Lake Lanier Association's 26th annual Shore Sweep.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Champ consolidates racing collection

A 30-year racing career can produce quite a collection of cars and memorabilia.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Golfing brings green

With fall weather setting in a day early, there was little to slow turnout for the Dawsonville Lions Club's 19th annual golf tournament.

September 24, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Official: March blaze no accident

The local investigation into an explosion and fire that leveled a southern Dawson County home in March is ongoing, but Allstate Insurance officials said they've denied the property owner's compensation claim because the incident wasn't an accident.

September 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Shore Sweep set for Saturday

Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in clearing the shores of Lake Lanier on Saturday.

September 24, 2014 | From staff reports | LOCAL


9/11 ceremony held at Station 1

Dawson County paused last week to remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Event benefits animal shelter

In an effort to help Dawson County's no-kill animal shelter, the city of Dawsonville has set aside a day just for dogs.

September 16, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


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