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Teen loved life, music

Those who knew Jake Fausett say he was proud of being part of the Chamber Singers at Dawson County High School.

March 18, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


EPD says smog levels elevated

Strict standards for measuring air quality levels have once again led Georgia's Environmental Protection Division to recommend designating Dawson County a nonattainment zone under the U.S. Clean Air Act.

March 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Republicans honor Geeslin at convention

A man of many words when he discusses his religion or his political party, Hugh Geeslin was almost speechless Saturday morning.

March 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Arbor Day event grows on county

Friday was a day for celebrating nature's beauty as several residents and members of Dawson County's Tree Preservation Committee observed Arbor Day at Rock Creek Park.

February 25, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


State funds may go for Meals on Wheels

Local Meals on Wheels volunteer Andrea Morris looks forward to the start of each week.

February 11, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Ghost hunter to speak at library

If there's something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call?

January 28, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


The kids are all right

Infant and child safety seats aren't cheap.

January 28, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winds, rain signal winter’s return

Winter weather returned with a wallop last week, with winds and heavy rain toppling trees onto vehicles and power lines.

January 14, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


United Way at 70 percent of goal

The United Way for Dawson County is approaching the last few weeks of its $100,009 campaign drive for 2009.

January 14, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Grant will enhance area K-9 division

Christmas came a few days late for the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, which learned last week that its K-9 division will receive at least $46,000 in homeland security grant money.

January 07, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dooley recalls Dawg tales

About 30 Georgia football fans received an early Christmas present Friday as they sat down to lunch with legendary University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley at Dawsonville City Hall.

January 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County still ranks high in prosperity

Dawson County is one of the top 10 best places to live, work and play in Georgia, according to a recent report from the Department of Community Affairs.

December 31, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Bring One for the Chipper’ on Saturday

Dawson County residents can recycle their Christmas trees on Saturday during the annual "Bring One for the Chipper" program.

December 31, 2008 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Wreck claims life of teenager

Authorities are reminding motorists to use caution on area roads this holiday weekend in the wake of the county's 10th traffic-related death of 2008.

December 31, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson named 11th fastest growing

Dawson County retained its ranking as the nation's 11th fastest growing county in a recent survey by the U.S Census Bureau, but officials say the numbers don't reflect the recent economic downturn.

December 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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County opens temporary shelter at Rock Creek Park

Snow flurries are falling in Northeast Georgia this afternoon, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in tonight.

February 18, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Arbor Day Friday

The community is invited to a celebration of trees Friday afternoon at War Hill Park on Lake Lanier.

The Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee, in conjunction with Keep Dawson County Beautiful and the local extension agency, will meet at 2 p.m. in honor of Arbor Day, held in Georgia on the third week of February each year.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ice knocks down 1,000 trees

Crews were still moving downed trees from roadways and responding to weather-related incidents Tuesday afternoon, more than 12 hours after Mother Nature dumped at least a an estimated half inch of ice across Dawson County.

"Stay at home and off the roads unless it's an emergency," was the common request among first responders as early as noon Monday.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter storm may be on the way Monday

After an icy winter in 2014, North Georgia's relatively mild 2015 is about to take a turn for the worse.

February 15, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Dawsonville man killed in logging incident

A Dawsonville man died from injuries sustained in a logging incident over the weekend.

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Surveyors to halt 400/53 traffic Saturday morning

Survey work at the intersection of Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 will periodically shutdown traffic at the crossing Saturday morning.

February 05, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Woman drops 100 pounds

Two years ago, Donna Waters had difficulty getting out of her car and walking even a short distance.

February 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Awesome Bill’ joins NASCAR Hall of Fame

Affectionately known as "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" by his legion of fans, Bill Elliott will cement the town's status in motorsports history when he is inducted into NASCAR's Hall of Fame Friday night in Charlotte.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Food, fun and football

A lifelong Washington Redskins fan, Jim Sheppard really doesn't care who wins Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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