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Dawsonville celebrates Georgia Cities Week

Dawsonville celebrates Georgia Cities Week

Dawsonville was among more than 500 cities in Georgia to celebrate a weeklong event showcasing the various municipalities in the state.

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Rabies clinic is Saturday

Low cost rabies vaccinations are available Saturday at various locations across the county.

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Fatal wreck on Easter kills Blairsville woman

A 78-year-old Blairsville woman died Sunday morning after a single-vehicle wreck on Highway 53 in western Dawson County.

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Movie scenes filmed at Amicalola Park

Amicalola Falls State Park is the backdrop for a new movie starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.

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Annual dinner celebrates survivors

Annual dinner celebrates survivors

With Relay for Life only a few days away, the local arm of the American Cancer Society held a dinner last week to celebrate those who have fought the battle.

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Pancake breakfast is Saturday

There's no need to fret over what to make for breakfast Saturday morning.

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Baskets of fun

Baskets of fun

Makeshift barricades separated anxious young hunters from thousands of plastic Easter eggs spread across the football field at Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday.

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Egg hunt expected to bring fun, donations

Egg hunt expected to bring fun, donations

An eagerly anticipated, family-friendly tradition will be happening once again in Dawson County.

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Electronic recycling event is Saturday

Keep Dawson County Beautiful's annual electronics recycling event is this weekend.

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FAA awards pilot

FAA awards pilot

A local pilot, who currently serves as director of operations for the Georgia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol based in Gainesville, was recently recognized for flying accident free through his 54-year career.

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Singer’s chance to shine

Singer’s chance to shine

Everybody has a dream. Some people act on them while others simply sigh and wish it would come true.

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Drivers put Dawsonville in spotlight

Drivers put Dawsonville in spotlight

Chase Elliott's first Nationwide Series win Friday night made Dawsonville the most popular city in the country, at least for a few minutes.

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Coffee with a Cop offers safety advice

Coffee with a Cop offers safety advice

In an effort to educate seniors on the dangers they could face, the Dawson County Sheriff's Office conducted a question and answer session Thursday at the Margie Weaver Senior Center.

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Club updates splash park concept

The Rotary Club of Dawson County has updated the initial concept for its community splash pad at Rock Creek Park.

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 Kroger awarded as top United Way contributor

Kroger awarded as top United Way contributor

Dawsonville Kroger is again United Way for Dawson County's top contributor.

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Organization’s luncheon offers ideas

As part of its ongoing commitment to helping families in Dawson County, Family Connection offered a new way to watch over the community's children.

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SAFFT House opens in Dawson

Thanks to public support and a grant from the United States Department of Justice, a safe way for visitations and custody exchanges performed in Dawson County is available.

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Spring in full swing

Spring in full swing

For the first time in months, Dawson County is finally being treated to seasonally appropriate weather. And it arrives just in time for spring break, which runs through Friday.

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House explodes

House explodes

An explosion that quickly led to a house fire last week on Wildwood Court in southern Dawson County remains under investigation by state and local fire officials.

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Woman honored for work

Woman honored for work

Carolyn Bowen thought she was attending Saturday's meeting of the Dawson County Homeowner's and Civic Association to talk about the success of the local animal shelter.

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Big Canoe cited by EPD

The Big Canoe Property Owners Association has been issued a notice of violation from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for an unpermitted surface mining operation in western Dawson County.

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Event aims to safeguard seniors from criminals

An event Thursday at the Margie Weaver Senior Center is intended to keep older adults safe from criminals.

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Golf tourney benefits humane society

Teams are still forming for the 12th annual Dogleg Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Dawson County Humane Society.

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Vandalism believed to have caused spill

A mid-day sewage spill last week caused some alarm for the local water authority.

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Wildwood Court home explodes

Wildwood Court home explodes

Dawson County emergency personnel responded to reports of a house explosion shortly after noon Thursday afternoon.

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Homeowners to meet

Dawson County homeowners will have their chance to learn about the county and voice questions to community leaders this weekend.

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Water authority pursues loan

Water authority pursues loan

The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority could see the projected timeline for the Russell Creek Reservoir drop by as much as half if it can secure a loan from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.

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Firefighters battle blazes around county

Firefighters battle blazes around county

Three residential structure fires in six days have emergency personnel urging the community to be cautious and prepared.

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Spring art show in May

The 13th Annual Art in the Garden Festival, sponsored by the Dawson County Arts Council, will be held at the Bowen Center from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3 and 4.

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Traffic snarled on Ga. 400 near showcase

Traffic snarled on Ga. 400 near showcase

A couple thousand people from across the region were in Dawsonville on Thursday to see the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales.

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Authority investigates spill

A mid-day sewage spill has caused some alarm for the local water authority.

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Wade named Rotary assistant district governor

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.

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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.

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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.

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Campaign for Relay kicks off

Campaign for Relay kicks off

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

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Clogging team captures national title

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.

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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.

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New civic club forming

Informational meetings are planned to introduce the idea of a new service club forming locally.

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Leap for Literacy

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.

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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.

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Arbor Day celebrated

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.

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Education

DCHS principal named sole finalist for Lamar County superintendent

DCHS principal named sole finalist for Lamar County superintendent

Jute Wilson, principal at Dawson County High School, last night was named the sole finalist for Lamar County School Superintendent.

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Pageant promotes band, confidence

Pageant promotes band, confidence

The Miss Dawson County beauty pageant was held at Dawson County High School as a fundraiser for the school's band. The annual pageants include Little Miss, Tiny Miss, Wee Miss, Junior Miss and Miss Dawson County.

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Oratorical winner is bound for state

One Dawson County middle school student is racing to the top of public speaking.

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Teenage behavior focus of seminar

Factual reasons as to why your teenager behaves in the way he or she does were given to parents last week.

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Essay winners reflect on lessons learned

Essay winners reflect on lessons learned

The local Rotary Club recently recognized the Dawson County High School Laws of Life Essay Contest winners during a special awards program.

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Government



Governor set to sign sludge bill

Gov. Nathan Deal will be in Dawsonville this morning to sign into law a bill that will place tougher regulations on sludge application.

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District 7 candidates square off

In their first public debate, candidates for the District 7 seat in the state House of Representatives met last week in Dawsonville.

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Forum’s focus on issues

Several dozen local voters filled the auditorium at Dawson County Middle School last week to hear from candidates vying for the county's District 1 commission seat.

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County seeks back taxes from business

County officials are once again seeking legal action against a local hotel owner over delinquent taxes.

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County plans hearings on proposed burn ordinance

Dawson County officials have agreed to move forward with public hearings on a proposed ordinance that would limit where debris from construction sites can be burned.

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