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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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Dawsonville terror defendant can represent self at sentencing

ATLANTA – Syed Haris Ahmed has one of Georgia's top criminal defense lawyers to represent him when he is sentenced for providing material support to terrorists, but the 24-year-old former Georgia Tech student insisted Thursday he wanted to go it alone.

October 23, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr DCN Regional Staff | CRIME/COURTS

Focus on bus safety this week

They are among the first people on the roads each morning, heading out before some of their passengers even get out of bed.

October 21, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education

Damsels in success

Three members of the Dawson County Woman's Club proved recently they are indeed smarter than a 10-year-old.

October 21, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education

Online survey gauges impact of water level

What is Lake Lanier's economic impact on the region?

October 21, 2009 | By Jennifer Sami DCN Regional Staff | BUSINESS

IN TOUCH WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Lake Lanier has risen to full capacity with the rain that has been received in the area over the past month.

October 21, 2009 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Synergy captures national title

Labor Day weekend to most people means fun and relaxation as the summer draws to an end; however, for Sole Impulse Dance Studio's competitive clogging team Synergy, Labor Day weekend rarely means a weekend full of relaxation.

October 21, 2009 | | SPORTS

Judge sides with group

A judge has ruled the state must return funds seized from a group accused of helping a Cumming man end his life because it has taken too long to file a complaint against the organization.

October 21, 2009 | By Julie Arrington DCN Regional Staff | CRIME/COURTS

Teacher of the year for Dawson County named

Teresa Conowal admits some of her teaching methods are uncoventional.

October 21, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education

Hills full of color

There used to be an outfit that tried to tell you what season you are. It had a lot to do with what color clothes are best suited to you.

October 21, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Most states, schools in same boat

My research as a member of the House Higher Education Committee and the House K-12 Education Appropriation Committee reveals that we are not alone when it comes to revenue shortfalls. Reductions impacted K-12 and higher education in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Carolina.

October 21, 2009 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Forum opportunity to meet candidates

With six candidates vying for two open seats, Dawsonville election officials aren't sure what to expect in the Nov. 3 City Council election.

October 21, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Board will seek public input

Election officials on Monday decided to ask voters what they think about a plan to consolidate the county's polling places.

October 21, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Volunteer handbook now online

From women's clubs to civic organizations, health iniatives to beautification projects and humanitarian efforts, volunteer opportunities abound in Dawson County.

October 21, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Free smoke detectors offered

Each year more than 4,000 Americans die in fires and about 20,000 are injured.

October 21, 2009 | | LOCAL

Induction ceremony will be Friday night

The votes are in, and the inductees into the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame class of 2009 have been chosen.

October 21, 2009 | | SPORTS

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