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Racing community mourns ‘biggest fan’

Lifelong fan and one-time driver James Bolt "JB" Day once rode his bike all the way from South Carolina to watch a race at Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta. He was 11 at the time.

May 07, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Music festival set to rock Dawsonville

The city will be rocking when the region's hottest tribute bands converge this weekend for Rockin' it in the Sticks in downtown Dawsonville.

May 07, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Rotary Club wins ‘Gold’ award

Rotary Club of Dawson County was recently one of nine clubs in District 6910 to receive the Gold Club designation during the district's 2014 conference at Jekyll Island.

May 07, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Society to hold open house

The Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society will be opening its doors in the historic courthouse in the center of downtown for the second year in hopes to draw more interest to local history.

May 07, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Treatment court hires new coordinator

After a recent personnel shift, the Dawson County Treatment Court has named Heather Herrington as its new coordinator.

May 07, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Barn Dance kicks up reading

The Kinsey Family Farm played host Saturday to diners and dancers contributing to future learning.

April 30, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Relay brings hope, fun

The 2014 American Cancer Society Relay for Life campaign culminated with fun, games and music last weekend.

April 30, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Group sets recycling record

Keep Dawson County Beautiful set a new record during its recent electronic recycling effort.

April 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Library offers free shredding

The Dawson County Public Library will be offering a secure way to destroy confidential records today from 10 a.m. to noon.

April 30, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Spring art show this weekend

Artists and artisans from across the North Georgia area will soon be gathered in Dawsonville for what has become a yearly tradition.

April 30, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Dawsonville celebrates Georgia Cities Week

Dawsonville was among more than 500 cities in Georgia to celebrate a weeklong event showcasing the various municipalities in the state.

April 23, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Rabies clinic is Saturday

Low cost rabies vaccinations are available Saturday at various locations across the county.

April 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Fatal wreck on Easter kills Blairsville woman

A 78-year-old Blairsville woman died Sunday morning after a single-vehicle wreck on Highway 53 in western Dawson County.

April 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Movie scenes filmed at Amicalola Park

Amicalola Falls State Park is the backdrop for a new movie starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.

April 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Annual dinner celebrates survivors

With Relay for Life only a few days away, the local arm of the American Cancer Society held a dinner last week to celebrate those who have fought the battle.

April 23, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


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Articles by Section - LOCAL


Gathering reunites emergency workers

A lot of the new personnel with Dawson County Emergency Services are too young to remember a time when calls were dispatched by telephone and those responding had to read the chalkboard at the stations to find out where to find the fire.

June 18, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Fireworks a ‘go’

A Fourth of July fireworks spectacular will still go on, according to city officials.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Two from EMS honored

The state advocacy agent for Georgia emergency services personnel recently recognized two men from Dawson County for their dedication to the field.

June 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Service with a smile

Local "celebrities" and community members alike packed LongHorn Steakhouse on Friday as Family Connection of Dawson County held its sixth annual Celebrity Waiter breakfast.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Truck drives into local restaurant

Dawson County emergency personnel responded to reports of a vehicle entering a local restaurant shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Intersection named in youth’s memory

A ceremony will be held Thursday in memory of a young man many in Dawsonville knew as "Soldier Boy."

June 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Truck drives into local restaurant

Dawson County emergency personnel responded to reports of a vehicle entering a local restaurant shortly after 4:20 Thursday afternoon.

June 05, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Summer movies series kicks off Friday at park

There probably won't be anyone building a snowman, but you just might see a sandcastle or two Friday night when Dawson County Parks and Recreation kicks off the popular summertime Movies in the Park series with Disney's "Frozen" on the beach at War Hill Park.

June 04, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Celebrity waiter breakfast is Friday

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

June 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


DCES honors recently promoted personnel

Dawson County Emergency Services recently promoted three to new leadership positions within the department.

June 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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