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No left turn lanes at intersection

Improvements to Etowah River and Thompson roads at Hwy. 53 proved slightly different than plans initially outlined by transportation officials.

October 23, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Students create recycled masterpieces

Keep Dawson County Beautiful last week announced the finalists in its inaugural Creative Recycling Challenge.

October 23, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Trunk or Treat set at Rock Creek

Dawson County Parks and Recreation invites the community to come out to Rock Creek on Halloween from 4-7 p.m. for trunk-or-treat.

October 23, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Raffle benefits high school scholarship

Local Vietnam veterans are anxiously awaiting the 46th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival where they plan to raffle off dozens of prizes to raise funds toward a high school scholarship.

October 16, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tourney supports family

Saturday's public safety basketball tournament at Dawson County High School was more about helping a "brother in blue" than the number of baskets scored.

"It was a good time. I'm so appreciative of everyone who came out in support," said Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Ray Goodie.

October 09, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Community clean-up planned for Oct. 19

Volunteers are needed to help clean downtown Dawsonville in anticipation of the 46th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 09, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Young Life annual banquet raises funds for ministry

Dinner with a smile was served to everyone at the Lakeview Center on Sept. 30 when Young Life of Dawson County held its annual fundraising reception and banquet.

October 09, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Movie films in Dawson

Film crews from the blockbuster "Hunger Games" movie franchise were in town last week filming scenes for "Mockingjay," the third segment in the popular series.

October 02, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Kiwanis club inducts new leaders

The Dawson County Kiwanis Club's new leaders have officially been sworn into office and will be settling into their new roles in the coming weeks.

October 02, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Charity basketball game is Saturday

Events during the next two weekends will benefit the family of a local lawman whose mother passed away suddenly.

October 02, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


War Hill Park not affected by government shutdown

War Hill Park on Lake Lanier will not be affected by the federal government shutdown, county officials said on Tuesday.

October 01, 2013 | | LOCAL


Shore Sweep set for Saturday

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

September 25, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Relay for Life kicks off 2014 campaign

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

September 25, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Third ‘Hunger Games’ movie filming locally

Movie crews are in Dawson County again this week to film scenes for "Mockingjay," the third installment in the popular "Hunger Games" franchise.

September 25, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Clinic expands services

Good Shepherd Clinic announced last week plans for an expansion that will include vision and dental services.

September 25, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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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


Leap for Literacy event Saturday

With a month of freezing temperatures and snow every other week, Lake Lanier is primed and ready for a swim.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Etowah Lodge’s annual spaghetti dinner Saturday

A nearly 30 year tradition continues Saturday when the Etowah Lodge No. 222 Free and Accepted Masons open the lodge for an annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Snow blankets community

A winter weather system brought as much as eight inches of snow to some areas of Dawson County and then stuck around for most of last week, shuttering schools and many local businesses for days.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ailing girl’s wish comes true

Five-year-old Olivia "Livi" Graham likes to laugh, play and be rambunctious at school just like every little girl her age.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Norton to give economic forecast

North Georgia real estate and economic expert Frank Norton Jr. will highlight trends in the local housing market during the Rotary Club of Dawson County's Feb. 20 meeting at the Lakeview Center.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Friends, family mourn community servants

Dawson County lost two dedicated volunteers whose work in the community left the area better than they found it, friends say.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Earthquake felt by a few

Local residents were somewhat rattled Friday night by an earthquake in South Carolina.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


One local resident’s experiences in Sochi

With the Winter Olympics on TV for the past week and again this week, the major news from Sochi has been about how incomplete everything has been and the lacking amenities of home for the U.S. teams.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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