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Winter sticks around

The same winter storm system that crippled the metro Atlanta area last week also shut down many Dawson County businesses, as well as the school system and local governments.

The school district canceled classes a day ahead of systems in surrounding counties.

February 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Commuters say northern counties better prepared

David Yenerall expected his commute from Georgia Perimeter College in Dunwoody to Dawsonville to last a bit longer than usual Jan. 28.

But the astronomy professor never could have imagined the 45-minute trek would not end until nearly 14 hours later.

February 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Schools closed Friday for students, teachers and staff

With the moisture on area roads expected to freeze again overnight and some ice still remaining on less-traveled roads Thursday, Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter has canceled classes for students, teachers and staff once again on Friday.

January 30, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson County Schools closed Thursday

With the moisture on area roads expected to freeze again overnight Wednesday, Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter has canceled classes for students and staff on Thursday.

January 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Motorists encouraged to stay home

Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford said road conditions are improving but many remain "treacherous."

January 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Driver identified in fatal wreck

Ice on Shoal Creek Road in Dawsonville played a role in the Monday morning death of a Dahlonega man.

January 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Restoring history

Dawson County longtime local and Georgia Racing Hall of Fame volunteer Vaudell Sosebee was surprised to find an old friend from her past sitting in front of the hall of fame Friday afternoon.

January 29, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Community mourns retired paramedic

Services are planned Saturday for one of the state's first paramedics.

January 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Relay for Life to kick off Thursday

Dawson County is gearing up for its 2014 American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

January 29, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson County schools closed on Wednesday

Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter made the call just after 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon to cancel classes for Wednesday.

January 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Numerous roads deemed 'treacherous'

Dawson County Emergency Services is cautioning motorists to stay off local roads, as many have become "treacherous."

January 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Up to an inch of snow predicted

Forecasters are now saying Dawson County could get up to an inch of snow today.

January 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson County schools closed today

Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter announced early this morning that schools are closed today for students and staff.

January 28, 2014 | | LOCAL


Arctic blast could bring a half inch of snow Tuesday

A winter weather system moving in tonight could produce up to a half inch of snow in Dawson County on Tuesday.

January 27, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Driver identified in fatal wreck

Ice on Shoal Creek Road in Dawsonville is being blamed in the Monday morning death of a Dahlonega man.

January 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Authority investigates spill

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

March 18, 2014 | | LOCAL


Wade named Rotary assistant district governor

When Will Wade joined the Rotary Club of Dawson County nine years ago, he was drawn to the organization's "Service Above Self" motto.

March 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter weather advisory issued for Dawson

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Dawson County from 7 p.m. tonight through 10 a.m. Friday.

March 06, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Group elects chair to oversee homeless initiative

Representatives with several local churches have taken the initial steps in establishing a faith-based organization intended to help homeless families get back on their feet.

March 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Campaign for Relay kicks off

The 2014 Relay for Life campaign has officially begun in Dawson County.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Clogging team captures national title

A north Georgia competitive clogging team was recently named the Overall National Grand Champion at the Clogging Champions of America National finale.

March 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Library to offer outdoor tips

With spring just around the corner, the Dawson County Public Library is gearing up for warmer weather and nights under the stars.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


New civic club forming

Informational meetings are planned to introduce the idea of a new service club forming locally.

March 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Leap for Literacy

With all the talk of ice and snow finally melting away, the obvious thing to do next is go swimming, which is what Dawson County residents gathered to do Saturday.

The fourth annual Leap for Literacy was held Feb. 22 at War Hill Park. The event benefits Dawson County WEE Books, a program developed to put age-appropriate books in the hands of preschool children.

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County applies for grant to improve 400

County Commissioner Gary Pichon has much to say about improvements he'd like to see made along Ga. 400.

In addition to planting shrubs and greenery in an attempt to lure developers looking to relocate business, he'd also like to see the area named to reflect the community.

February 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Arbor Day celebrated

For nine years, the Dawson County Tree Preservation Society, along with Keep Dawson County Beautiful, has planted a tree on Arbor Day to commemorate the county's dedication to preserving green space.

The Dawson County Commissioners formally proclaimed Feb. 21 as Arbor Day in Dawson County.

February 26, 2014 | | LOCAL


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