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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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J.L. Lawson

J.L. Lawson, 73, of Dawsonville, Lumpkin County, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.

January 20, 2010 | | OBITUARIES

James R. Lee

James R. Lee, 55, of Dawsonville, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010.

January 20, 2010 | | OBITUARIES

Willis "Homer" Patrick

Evangelist Willis "Homer" Patrick, 73, of Dawsonville, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.

January 20, 2010 | | OBITUARIES

Donna Rebecca Shaw

Donna Rebecca Shaw, 48, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009.

January 20, 2010 | | OBITUARIES

Ruenell Fowler Whelchel

Ruenell Fowler Whelchel, 93, of Dahlonega, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.

January 20, 2010 | | OBITUARIES

Bill introduces limiting texting, cell phone use while driving

Last week at the Capitol was not what we usually expected at the start of a session.

January 20, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Ethics panel looks at school official

The state government agency that certifies educational personnel is investigating the conduct of Dawson County High School's principal.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

Students compete in bee

Black's Mill Elementary School held its spelling bee Jan. 15 in the media center, where fourth and fifth grade students competed for the title of spelling champ.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

Filling a need

Walking into Good Shepherd Clinic, Retha Smith had a glow not often seen in the three years since she and her husband lost nearly everything to identity theft.

January 20, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Region play begins

The Lady Tigers lost a tough battle to Region 8A-AA foe Union County last Wednesday in Dawsonville. Despite keeping the game close for much of three quarters, the Lady Tigers fell to Union 51-41.

January 19, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Boys finish week 1-1

It was an up and down week for Head Coach Thad Burgess and his Tiger basketball team last week. In a rescheduled make-up game with Union County, the Tigers were victorious with a convincing 53-43 win.

January 19, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

JV Lady Tigers defeat Union County

The Lady Tiger junior varsity basketball team defeated Union County 30-24 last Wednesday in Dawsonville.

January 19, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Seventh grade Lady Tigers win two

The Dawson County Middle School seventh grade girls basketball team won two games last Thursday and Friday. Neither contest seemed to be in question, as the Lady Tigers defeated Pickens County Middle School, 30-9, and Clear Creek Middle School, 37-8.

January 19, 2010 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Award recipient thanks Rotarians for education

Local rotarians welcomed an 18-year-old native of Scotland last week during the organization's regular breakfast meeting.

January 13, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

Today’s ‘crazy’ is here

There was a time in Georgia when two people could walk into what was then called the ordinary's office and swear that somebody was crazy.

January 13, 2010 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

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