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Volunteers collect turkeys for pantry

Residents living in Dawson County's Chestatee neighborhood hope to spread cheer this holiday season by donating turkeys to the local food pantry.

November 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Work completed on downtown roundabout

Work to smooth the traffic flow around Dawsonville's downtown square is complete.

November 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


K.A.R.E. for Kids makes holiday wishes come true

Hundreds of local children will wake up Christmas morning to find presents under their trees thanks to dozens of volunteers determined to make holiday wishes come true.

November 13, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Man seriously injured in farming accident

A local man was flown to an Atlanta hospital Monday afternoon after he suffered serious injuries in a farming equipment accident.

November 13, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Abba House moves thrift store to Ga. 400

An area residential facility for women battling addiction and mental health issues recently moved its popular store into the former Outdoor Traditions building at Ga. 400 and Hwy. 136 in Dawsonville.

November 13, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Splash park OK’d

Come spring, kids of all ages will be able to enjoy a new water feature at Rock Creek Park after commissioners last week approved a proposal by the local Rotary Club to donate a splash pad.

November 13, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Sacrifice honored

Luke Holmes may just be 7, but he understands the sacrifices servicemen and women make for his country.

November 13, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Work begins on roundabout

Work is expected to begin this week on reshaping the roads around Dawsonville's historic courthouse into a true roundabout.

November 13, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Abba House moves thrift store to Ga. 400

An area nonprofit is holding the grand opening of its new thrift store location this weekend.

November 08, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Georgia author dishes dirt on historical figures

Everyone knows a jerk, even if they don't want to single out who it is. But one native Georgia author is calling out the nefarious folks in the state's history.

November 06, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Annual ceremony pays tribute to veterans

Veterans of all ages and from each military branch will be honored Monday during Dawsonville's ninth annual Veterans Day celebration.

November 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Success in the cards

A local family hopes their love for playing cards will pay off this week as they travel to the largest souvenir and gift show in the nation to promote a new card game they developed.

November 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Man reportedly shot off Kelly Bridge Road

A man was reported shot at a Dawson County residence shortly after noon Thursday.

October 31, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Hot rods continue to draw crowds

One of the biggest collections of hot rods was on display this weekend in Dawsonville during the 46th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 30, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Pharmacy may be seized for back taxes

A downtown Dawsonville pharmacy is facing seizure by the Internal Revenue Service as a result of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes.

October 30, 2013 | Michele Hester | 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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