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Protestors to picket ‘pipe’ store Thursday

Since the beginning of the year, there have been 120 methamphetamine and marijuana arrests in Dawson County, according to statistics compiled by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office.

November 23, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Developer offers peek at car park site

An invite-only crowd will be the first to tour the property where Jeremy Porter hopes to open a sports car country club in rural western Dawson County.

November 23, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Honoring all who served

Tuesdays brisk wind and cool breeze flew the flags with ease as the community paid tribute to all who served.

November 23, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Effort under way to bring Habitat here

Some 40 residents gathered Monday night to discuss bringing Habitat for Humanity to Dawson County.

November 23, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Veterans Day celebration planned

One of the nation's most distinguished military officers will be the keynote speaker during Dawsonville's Fourth Annual Veterans Day Celebration on Nov. 11.

November 16, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Fire destroys home

Authorities are trying to determine the cause of a Friday afternoon fire that destroyed a home on Dill Lane.

November 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Hometown fun

Organizers estimate more than 100,000 people converged on downtown Dawsonville over the weekend for the 41st Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival, making the two-day event one of the largest gatherings in north Georgia.

November 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Book reading at library pays tribute to fallen U.S. soldier

Rick and Lucy Harris debuted the book they wrote to honor the memory and service of their son Monday at the Dawson County Library.

November 09, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Stay safe this Halloween, avoid real-life scares

Whether it's showing off costumes in a Halloween parade or collecting candy while trick-or-treating, Halloween is a holiday-favorite among children and adults.

November 09, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Time to ’shine

A lot has changed in Dawson County over the past four decades, but people can expect to experience a bit of both old and new during the 41st Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival this weekend.

November 02, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Event parking available throughout downtown

Thousands of visitors will pour into Dawsonville this weekend to participate in one of the most popular festivals in north Georgia.

November 02, 2008 | | LOCAL


Raising the dead to raise money for diabetes

Parker Cantrell hopes raising the dead this weekend will raise a few bucks for diabetes research.

November 02, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local veterans selling cook books at festival

The Dawson County Chapter 970 of Vietnam Veterans of America & Associates has assembled a cookbook, consisting of favorite recipes from group members, family and friends.

October 26, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


In the heat of the night

Two men are being hailed as heroes after pulling a 53-year-old Dawsonville woman from a burning apartment Sunday night.

October 26, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Group makes push to pull pipes

Three local convenience stores asked by a group of residents to stop selling glass pipes, often used as drug paraphernalia, removed displays from their shelves Monday.

October 26, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Ellijay teen killed in fiery crash

A Gilmer County teen was killed in a fiery crash Tuesday afternoon when his car ran off the road in northwestern Dawson County, hit a tree and ignited in flames.

March 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Spring has sprung

After a bitter cold winter that brought snow, sleet and ice to the area on multiple occasions, local families welcomed the near 80 degree temperatures that started blooming earlier this week.

March 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Humane society names new director

The Dawson County Humane Society announced the appointment of a new shelter director on Monday.

March 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Banks crowned Miss Relay for Life for Dawson County

A local high school sophomore was recently crowned Miss Dawson County Relay for Life.

March 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Weather system could make roads icy

Dawson County is under a winter weather advisory through 10 p.m. tonight as a mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet move into the area.

March 05, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Benefit fund set up after house fire

A local woman lost nearly everything she owned in a fire Saturday afternoon.

March 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Literacy enthusiasts take the plunge

After nearly three weeks of freezing rain, ice and snow, the weekend seemed like a great day for a swim for some Dawson County reading advocates.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Schools back in session following winter weather

Students are finally back in school following the past few weeks of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Cold front rolls in again

Just barely a week after ice and freezing rain downed an estimated 1,000 trees and left nearly a half inch of ice on surfaces across the county, Dawson County is once again bracing for a new wintry mix that is predicted to dump an estimated four inches of snow on the region.

February 25, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Annual Leap for Literacy set for Saturday

As cold as it has been recently, you'd think the community would be running toward warmer locales.

February 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter storm watch continues for Dawson County

Areas of light snow will slowly increase across extreme northwest Georgia between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday, and then become widespread across far north Georgia Friday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

February 19, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


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


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