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Fatality confirmed in Monday morning wreck

Dawson County emergency officials confirmed a man died in a wreck on Shoal Creek Road in Dawsonville Monday morning.

January 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Film premiers in Dawson

In April 2013, First Baptist Church of Dawsonville got a taste of stardom when TV star Erik Estrada presented the JC Films-produced "Finding Faith."

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Accident leaves one dead, two injured

A single-vehicle wreck Saturday night in Lumpkin County has left one teenager dead and two others injured, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Local family to appear on ‘Feud’

It's not often that a feud between families is televised, but one Dawson family will soon be having their battles aired on television.

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Church to spearhead shelter for homeless

A Dawsonville church is working with a national organization to set up temporary lodging for homeless families working to get back on their feet.

January 22, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Growing church expands downtown

It wasn't long ago that Pastor Sam Nissen was holding Sunday morning services in the yard of his home in northwestern Dawson County.

January 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Prizes up for grabs in annual Super Bowl contest

The faceoff between the Denver Broncos' record-breaking offense and the Seattle Seahawks' top defense in Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2 is anticipated to be one of the most explosive matchups in recent years.

January 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Erik Estrada returns to show film

Actor Erik Estrada will be returning to Dawsonville to show another faith-based film after the success of the one previously shown in April of last year.

January 15, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Tragedy on Lake Lanier

Hugs, tears and laughter were shared Sunday as the community gathered to mourn the loss of two Dawson County men whose bodies were found in Lake Lanier a little over a week after they were reported missing.

January 15, 2014 | By Carly Sharec DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Weather system could bring wintry mix

A mix of wintry weather expected to move in tonight could bring up to an inch of snow in higher elevations.

January 14, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bodies pulled from lake are missing Dawson County men

Authorities have confirmed that the bodies found in Fredericks Cove on Lake Lanier Friday afternoon in Dawson County are that of Mason Cox and David Wood.

January 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Arctic blast shutters schools

Due to extreme cold and subzero wind chills moving across the state, the Dawson County Board of Education decided to cancel school Monday and Tuesday.

January 08, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


YEAR IN REVIEW: A look back at 2013

Looking back on 2013, Dawsonville and Dawson County have much to celebrate.

January 08, 2014 | By Michele Hester, mhester@dawsonnews.com David Renner, drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Two reported missing

Dawson County Sheriff's Office is currently asking for the public's help in locating two young men.

January 03, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawson County under winter weather advisory

The National Weather Service early Thursday issued a winter weather advisory effective through Friday morning for Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin and White counties. Icy roads will be possible in the area, as well as accumulating snow at elevations of 1,500 feet and above. Accumulations are expected to be 1" or less.

January 02, 2014 | | 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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