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Underwater search and recovery team earns new certification

Divers with the Dawson County Underwater Search and Recovery Team completed training last week that certifies the entire group at the technician level.

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Dawson County history book now available for purchasing

Dawson County history book now available for purchasing

Zack and Annice Meeler have been making trips from Augusta to Dawsonville for years, tracing family history and making memories.

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You’re challenged to a Downtown Showdown

So you say you have the best chili in Dawson County?

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Dawson County Sheriff’s veteran fired after she was found intoxicated in car at south Forsyth mall


DCES welcomes new volunteer recruits

DCES welcomes new volunteer recruits

Dawson County Emergency Services on Saturday celebrated the graduation of 11 new recruits into the department's volunteer firefighter program.

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Beats and brews: Music festival rocks Dawsonville

Beats and brews: Music festival rocks Dawsonville

Little Dylan Nixon may only be 5-years-old, but he quite possibly could be the biggest AC/DC fan in north Georgia.

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Visitors to Dawsonville can bob to the beat with a brew

Following two successful festival's last summer, the Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival plans to kick it up a notch for this year's event.

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Teen ministry gets new director

Teen ministry gets new director

Two connected teen ministries in Dawson County have a new area director.

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Mountain revival has uninvited guest

Mountain revival has uninvited guest

The congregation at High Shoals Baptist Church had an unexpected visitor as they arrived for revival last week.

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You’re challenged to a Downtown Showdown

You’re challenged to a Downtown Showdown

So you say you have the best chili in Dawson County?

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Bear breaks into vehicle, steals lunch at Big Canoe

Bear breaks into vehicle, steals lunch at Big Canoe

A Big Canoe business owner received quite a shock last month when he found his lunch being eaten by a bear.

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Georgia Racing Hall of Fame given donation

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame has taken its first steps toward realizing a goal.

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Calling all shutterbugs: Send us your back to school photos

With school starting on Friday, we're hoping all you shutterbugs will be sharing your back to school and first day of school pictures with ...

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Man accidentally shoots himself in leg at outlets

A man waiting as his wife shopped at North Georgia Premium Outlets Saturday was rushed to an area hospital after he reportedly shot himself in ...

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Teen dies following June wreck that claimed grandfather's life

Teen dies following June wreck that claimed grandfather's life

A Forsyth County teenager injured in a crash that claimed the life of his grandfather has succumbed to his injuries.

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Dawson Living magazine on racks now

Dawson Living magazine on racks now

In this issue of the Dawson Community News, you'll find our "Dawson Living" magazine.

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Georgia racing legend to serve as festival grand marshal

Georgia racing legend to serve as festival grand marshal

A Georgia racing legend has been selected to serve as grand marshal for this year's 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in October.

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Family of road rage victim recognized

Family of road rage victim recognized

The parents of a young mother killed in a violent road rage tragedy were recognized last week for their efforts to bring awareness to aggressive ...

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Campmeeting tradition underway

Campmeeting tradition underway

Campmeeting is currently in full swing at Lumpkin Campground.

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Nearly two-century tradition continues next week

Families and friends will continue their nearly two-century tradition next week at Lumpkin Campground.

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Speaker David Ralston proposes Pastor’s Protection Act

State lawmakers are looking at a proposal that would protect clergy from being required to perform marriage ceremonies that conflict with their religious beliefs.

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Pet snake takes vacation in downtown Dawsonville

City residents may want to watch their step - and their pets - over the next few days while downtown.

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Sparks light up the sky

Sparks light up the sky

Independence Day has many different meanings to many different people.

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Buchan is Miss Georgia Jr. Teen

Buchan is Miss Georgia Jr. Teen

Gabrielle Buchan was supposed to be recuperating from a basketball knee injury. Instead, she was taking home to the title of Miss Georgia Jr. Teen ...

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Dawsonville singer has chance to record in Nashville

Dawsonville singer has chance to record in Nashville

A local singer and songwriter has the opportunity to record his first solo album, but needs help from friends, family and supporters if he is ...

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Phone records provide no leads into missing man’s whereabouts

The family of a missing Dawsonville man continues to hold out hope for his safe return.

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Heritage Days paid tribute to bygone days

Heritage Days paid tribute to bygone days

Linda Tinsley started sewing doll clothes at the age of five.

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Education



Dawson County 4-H looking for volunteers to expand programs

The Dawson County 4-H program is looking to expand what it offers to students in the area.

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Interact Club gives middle-schoolers a chance to lead

Interact Club gives middle-schoolers a chance to lead

What was once a high school-only club is now spreading to the middle school level.

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Middle school teacher wins award for lesson in Holocaust

Riverview Middle School teacher Sherry Browning had a rare experience over the summer.

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School system continues tradition of excellent financial reporting

School system continues tradition of excellent financial reporting

The Dawson County School System has once again been honored by the state for its financial reporting.

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School district representatives tour Marietta aeronautics facility

Dawson County school administrators recently got the chance to see where some of the nation's best military planes are manufactured.

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Government



City election qualifying begins next week

Dawsonville citizens who want to be involved in their town's government will have the chance next week to toss their hat into the ring ...

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BOC votes to increase employee pay

County employees will soon see a few more dollars going into their wallets after the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved pay raises Thursday night.

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Water odor prompts filter examination

This year, the City of Dawsonville has been continuing with water improvement plans to update its water infrastructure. However, this has not come without a ...

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County leader believes future vision talks overdue

County Commission Chairman Mike Berg was seated next to School Superintendent Damon Gibbs last week at a chamber of commerce event when he mentioned two ...

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City finds solution to animal control saga

The City of Dawsonville believes that it has finally solved its on-going animal control issues.

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