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More than $37K raised as part of weekend cancer event

More than $37K raised as part of weekend cancer event

A new venue and shorter event schedule proved a positive move for Relay for Life in Dawson County.

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Tons of electronics recycled at annual event

Tons of electronics recycled at annual event

Lori Burke had been looking for a place to recycle the electronic clutter that had accumulated at her home over the years.

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State-wide burn ban begins Friday

The Georgia Environmental Protection Agency's open burning ban will begin its nearly 5-month duration at the end of this week.

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Dawsonville sites seen by the world

Dawsonville sites seen by the world

Dawsonville was put on the world stage last week as nearly 30 consuls from around the world started off their three-day tour of the region in the city.

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Dawson County Relay for Life Saturday at GRHOF

Dozens of volunteer teams plan to put cancer survivors in the winner's circle as they "race toward a cure" during Saturday's Relay for Life in Dawson County.

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K9 teams train on Lake Lanier

K9 teams from across Georgia searched through thick brush, along the shoreline and from boats on Lake Lanier April 11 in a training exercise at Thompson Creek Park.

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Weather postpones club’s motorcycle ride

The Dawson County Civitan Club's inaugural motorcycle ride planned for Saturday has been postponed due to the threat of rain storms.

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Electronic recycling event set for Saturday

Electronic recycling event set for Saturday

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

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Motorcycle wreck claims life of Dawsonville man

Motorcycle wreck claims life of Dawsonville man

Officials have released the name of the man killed in yesterday's crash on Hwy. 53 West.

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Buchan crowned Miss Dawson County

Gabby Buchan was recently crowned Miss Dawson County.

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Kids scramble for 20,000 eggs

Kids scramble for 20,000 eggs

K.A.R.E. for Kids and Dawson County couldn't have asked for better weather Saturday for kids to hunt Easter eggs.

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Relay for Life celebrates cancer survivors

Relay for Life celebrates cancer survivors

Holding on to a walker, Peggy Jenkins slowly made her way to the front of the crowd Thursday night to claim her "survivor" medallion.

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Parks and Rec employee recognized for saving a life

Parks and Rec employee recognized for saving a life

Harold Evans doesn't think he would be alive today if it weren't for Dawson County Parks and Recreation employee Billy Mahaffey.

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Charitable egg hunt this weekend

One Dawson County charity is gearing up for one of the most anticipated events of the year.

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Dawson County United Way donations top $76K

Dawson County United Way donations top $76K

Contributions made by area employees toward United Way topped $76,000 in 2015.

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Dinner celebrates cancer survivors

A dinner Thursday night will celebrate the lives of local cancer survivors and their caregivers.

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Biggest fibber

Biggest fibber

Tracy Walker is the biggest liar in Dawson County. But don't let that deter you from visiting her at the library - that's her job.

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North Georgia under freeze warning tonight

Winter isn't turning loose of Northeast Georgia just yet.

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Progress 2015

Progress 2015

Dawson County's accomplishments are in the spotlight in Progress 2015.

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Republicans salute Churchill’s legacy

Republicans salute Churchill’s legacy

There was a capacity crowd at Big Canoe on March 13 to pay tribute to Winston Churchill's life, legacy and leadership.

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Intersection update irks business owner

Intersection update irks business owner

The changes planned for the crossing at Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 has the owner of a local restaurant wondering how he'll be able to stay in business without access to his main entrance.

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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.

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Spring has sprung

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.

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Humane society names new director

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

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Banks crowned Miss Relay for Life for Dawson County

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

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Education

Dawson County says goodbye to three principals

Dawson County says goodbye to three principals

The Dawson County School System is saying farewell to three of its long-time principals at the end of the school year.

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Rotary Club essay winners reflect on life lessons

Rotary Club essay winners reflect on life lessons

Nearly a dozen Dawson County High School students were recognized on April 23 for sharing the challenges they have faced in their young lives during this year's Laws of Life essay contest.

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 Teachers recognized for dedication to students

Teachers recognized for dedication to students

Dawson County recently took a moment to recognize some of its most dedicated teachers.

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Kindergarten Roundup tries new format

Kindergarten Roundup tries new format

Each year, Dawson County's youngest students tag along with their parents to begin the next 13 years of their lives.

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Dawson County Spring Games take center stage

Dawson County Spring Games take center stage

After rain delays and changes in venue, the 2015 Dawson County Spring Games were finally able to be held last week.

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Government

DOT commissioner touts intersection improvements

DOT commissioner touts intersection improvements

The state's top transportation official was on a tour of several roads in Dawson County Friday as crews on Ga. 400 continued work to improve the intersection of Hwy. 53.

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Dawson County in line for ice storm disaster relief

Dawson County is eligible for thousands of dollars of disaster relief reimbursements for damage caused by the ice storms that downed an estimated 1,000 trees across the county in mid-February.

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Dawson BOC chairman receives top county honor

Dawson BOC chairman receives top county honor

Mike Berg received an unexpected honor over the weekend when he was named the recipient of the Emory Green Leadership Award.

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Veteran lawman announces bid for sheriff

Veteran lawman announces bid for sheriff

A veteran lawman with more than 26 years in the field is the first to announce his campaign to be Dawson County's next sheriff.

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City responds to animal control requests

The City of Dawsonville has taken steps toward mending an animal control issue within city limits.

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