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Weather system brings snow, freezing rain and sleet

A winter storm warning has been issued for North Georgia with the anticipation of heavy snow, freezing rain and sleet expected to begin overnight Monday.

February 10, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Weather system could produce black ice on roads

An incoming weather system could bring a wintry mix overnight and black ice by morning.

February 06, 2014 | Michele Hester | 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


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


Meeting aims to encourage running for office

With the 2014 elections getting closer and closer, a group of Dawson County residents are calling together a meeting to help spread information about running for office.

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


Fire damages house

Authorities are trying to determine what caused a Sunday night fire that damaged a house on Sundown Way in eastern Dawson County.

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


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


Community mourns retired paramedic

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

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


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


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


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Townley honored for service

Etowah Water and Sewer Authority recently recognized one of its board members for a quarter-century of service.

August 20, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Cumming man killed in tractor accident

A man from Cumming died when his tractor overturned earlier this week.

August 15, 2014 | Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL




Georgia unemployment rate in June

The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region increased to 6.7 percent in June, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in May.

August 06, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Good days ahead

After waiting a couple years, little Mason Hyde has reached all of the milestones, including a desired weight and finding a donor, required for a kidney transplant.

August 06, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Community supports woman battling cancer

A recent benefit brought the community together to walk at Rock Creek Park for a local woman battling cancer.

August 05, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


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