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Fatal wreck shuts down Hwy. 9 North

Authorities are investigating a fatal wreck Tuesday morning that involved a motorcycle and a Dawson County maintenance truck pulling a trailer on Hwy. 9 at Veterans Memorial Park.

June 15, 2010 | By Michele Hester & Frank Reddy Staff writers | LOCAL


Grandmother wins $150K in the lottery

Sandra Smith plays the lottery on occasion.

June 09, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Quilt exhibit offers a kaleidoscope of colors

Quilts can tell a story.

June 09, 2010 | By Tasha Biggers DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Service honors sacrifice

A crowd of about 200 gathered Monday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Park to honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

June 02, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Candidates vow to defend Lake Lanier

In his first time addressing Lake Lanier's most well-known advocacy group, Maj. Gen. Todd Semonite, commander of the South Atlantic Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, didn't make many promises to protect Lake Lanier's levels.

June 02, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Family mourning loss of teenager

Family and friends are mourning the loss of a former Dawson County middle school student.

May 26, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


France to honor local veteran

In a ceremony Thursday, one of France's highest-ranking officials will recognize a Dawson County man for his military service in World War II.

May 26, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Rotary Club celebrates 18th annual tournament

Looking back, Lake Gibson said he can't believe 18 years has passed since a group of local businessmen and women chartered the Dawson County Rotary Club.

May 26, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Hope and Healing’ for children

They don't have offices in Dawsonville, but Children's Center for Hope and Healing has helped dozens of children and families locally.

May 26, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Relay celebrates life

Kenny Stewart wasn't sure he would see his ninth birthday.

May 19, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pastor will be missed

Some called him pastor, but to many more he was a friend.

May 19, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Task force extends reach

A local non-profit organization that takes aim at substance abuse is looking to change its name and its scope in the near future.

May 19, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Samples recalled for love of city, racing

The woman credited by many with saving Thunder Road and keeping Dawsonville's racing history alive died Monday following a brief illness.

May 12, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Veterans markers placed next week

Members of Etowah Masonic Lodge No. 222, Free and Accepted Masons, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 970, Dawsonville Lions Club and Dawson County Jaycees will be placing veterans memorial markers for this year's Memorial Day in the city of Dawsonville on May 19.

May 12, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Mystery theater benefits critters

Murder and mayhem was the theme Saturday night as Peach Brandy Cottage opened its doors for a presentation of The Curse of the Hopeless Diamond.

May 12, 2010 | 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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