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October 22, 2014 | | LOCAL

Festival to feature grand casino event

Roll the dice for the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Friday and Saturday night during the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Festival features collection of muscle, racecars

The Mountain Moonshine Festival has become one of the top locales in the southeast to see hotrods.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

‘Georgia Shaker’ is festival’s grand marshal

Known as the Georgia Shaker, Hubert Platt is the grand marshal for the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 22, 2014 | | SPORTS

Moonshiner’s hall of fame inducts pioneers of trade

A tribute to history and heritage will take place during the opening ceremony of the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival Oct.25 with the addition of five new inductees to the National Moonshiner's Hall of Fame.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Festival dedicated in memory of racing’s ‘biggest’ fan

Lifelong fan and one-time driver James Bolt "JB" Day once rode his bike all the way from South Carolina to watch a race at Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta. He was 11 at the time.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Governor: Everything on the table

Last week Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.

October 22, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Three responses to readers

"You need to write something about domestic violence," a friend told me recently. I hadn't thought about tackling that subject because so many others have done so.

October 22, 2014 | Helen Taylor Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Good news for Georgia students

With all of the attack ads running on TV this election season, Georgians have no doubt had their fill of pessimism and negativity.

October 22, 2014 | Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Hilda Voyles Batchelor

Hilda Voyles Batchelor, 72, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 15, 2014.

October 22, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Walter John Victor

Walter John Victor, 97, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 14, 2014.

October 22, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Beware of ‘winterizer’ fertilizer

If you have watched television or listened to radio in the past few months, chances are you have heard at least one commercial from Scotts brand fertilizer. Their television ads feature a rugged, red-bearded Scotsman named, of course, Scott. He informs us that fall is the best time to fertilize your lawn to help grow new roots for survival during the long winter ahead.

October 22, 2014 | Clark MacAllister Extension Agent | Lifestyle Columnists

Along came a spider, and another, and another

I hate spiders. I know they play their role in the food chain, eating mosquitoes. That is all they are good for. I hate them.

October 22, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Local emergency services trains for Ebola

As of late, the national news scene has been buzzing with one particular topic - the Ebola virus.

October 22, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Pheasant shoot goes off with a bang

Groups of hunters ranging from husband and wife to father and son teams flocked to one Dawson County mountain home to take part in a local charity's new fundraiser.

October 22, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

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Land use hearing draws ire

Tempers flared Thursday night as Dawson County commissioners and residents sounded off on proposed changes to residential land use districts, which could affect short-term rental, home business and accessory buildings.

February 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government

DCHS principal resigns

Dawson County High School's principal has resigned.

February 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

Michael Edward Clark

Michael Edward Clark, 63, of Cumming, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010.

February 10, 2010 | | OBITUARIES

Nancy Talton Holman

Nancy Talton Holman, 64, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 3, 2010.

February 10, 2010 | | OBITUARIES

Marie Micetich

Marie Micetich, 92, of Dawsonville, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010.

February 10, 2010 | | OBITUARIES

No texting while driving is just plain common sense

The "no texting while driving" legislation (HB 944) had its first hearing last week. I want to thank Sally Sorohan for coming to the Capitol and testifying on behalf of the bill. Thanks also to all of you who have sent e-mails, written letters and made phone calls.

February 10, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Senate plans to overhaul property taxes

Georgia's current property tax system places unnecessary financial burdens on families and individuals who are already struggling to survive in this grim economy.

February 10, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Thieves strip donation home

In the process of buying land for a reservoir in Dawson County, officials with Etowah Water and Sewer Authority stumbled upon an idea to help a couple families in need.

February 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | BUSINESS

Gold Creek on the mend

Construction workers are nearly finished replacing a crushed pipe beneath the Hwy. 136 entrance to Gold Creek subdivision, a project that stemmed from September's heavy rainfall.

February 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Missing money probe expands

Local authorities have expanded their investigation into money missing from the Dawson County Clerk of Court's office and involved the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in the matter.

February 10, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

More fish in the stream

Sometimes it's better to give than to receive.

February 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Crashed plane registered to Dawson County man

A plane involved in a fiery crash Monday in Lawrenceville is registered to a Dawson County man.

February 09, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

4 wrestlers qualify for sectionals

The Dawson County wrestling team competed in the Area Wrestling Championships last Friday and Saturday at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville. Head Coach Arron Haynes' team was able to qualify four wrestlers for this weekend's sectionals, which will be held at Jefferson High School.

February 09, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Ladies fall to Union

The Dawson County varsity Lady Tigers maintained a lead for three quarters, but just couldn't hang on as the team dropped its fifth straight game with a 68-50 loss to Union County last Friday night in Blairsville.

February 09, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

8th grade Lady Tigers end season

Head Coach Nichole Green's eighth grade Lady Tiger basketball team made it to the Mountain League Championship semi-finals before being eliminated by Fannin County Middle School last Friday night. The Lady Tigers began the tournament, held in Pickens County, with a close 34-29 win over Union County Middle School. Emily Ayers led all Dawson scorers with 13 points. Ayers was followed in scoring by Madison Shope with seven points, on two, big 3-point shots, Alison Honea and Brooke Duffy added six points apiece, and Hannah Moye contributed two points. "We did very well," said Green. "It was a tough ...

February 09, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

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