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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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Help mend a broken heart

Sandy Olson, a 39 year-old Dawson County native and single mother of four is facing the fight of her life.

August 24, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LIFE

Enlightenment can reveal both bad, good

Last week I attended a Family Connection open "networking meeting" for the first time in several years.

August 24, 2008 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Lakewood Speedway reunion a success

Dawson County's Georgia Racing Hall of Fame hosted the inaugural Lakewood Speedway Reunion Saturday.

August 24, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL

Abba House begins recycling

Abba House, a local women's ministry, recently began recycling paper to help support the women and children of the ministry.

August 24, 2008 | | LOCAL

Breakfast for seniors set for Aug. 14

The Father's House will be hosting a free Senior's Breakfast at the Fun House, a new ministry department in the church's building dedicated to family outreach, from 9-11 a.m on Aug. 14.

August 24, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | LOCAL

Mary Elizabeth Pearson

Mary Elizabeth Pearson, 91, of Alpharetta, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008.

August 24, 2008 | | OBITUARIES

Vivian Ruth Burrus

Vivian Ruth Burrus, 78, of Dawsonville, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008.

August 24, 2008 | | OBITUARIES

Wendell Bramblett Otwell

Wendell Bramblett Otwell, 99, of Cumming, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008 in Athens, Ga. at the home of her daughter and son-in-law.

August 24, 2008 | | OBITUARIES

Louis J. Marotti

Louis J. Marotti, 92, of Dawsonville, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008 at Crababble Hall in Alpharetta, following a period of declining health.

August 24, 2008 | | OBITUARIES

Angie L. Young

Angie L. Young, 43, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008 following a sudden illness.

August 24, 2008 | | OBITUARIES

Ruth Louise Witherow

Ruth Louise Witherow, 92, a native and lifelong resident of Forsyth County, died

August 24, 2008 | | OBITUARIES

Donald "Duck" Garrett

Donald "Duck" Garrett, 57, of Cumming, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008.

August 24, 2008 | | OBITUARIES

New laws from the Session that can affect you

Every Legislative Session yields many new laws that can affect your life. I have picked out 10 bills from the 2008 Session on which to comment because they continue to come up during conversations with you. They concern bills that are designed to make government consumer-friendly, protect families and protect our natural resources.

August 24, 2008 | By Amos Amerson State Representative | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Hooray for the new county manager

An opinion poll in a local publication asked in March, "Should Kevin Tanner be appointed county manager?"

August 24, 2008 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Basketball vet instructs area youth

"I missed it," said youth basketball coach Ray Porredon, speaking of the driving force behind his recent decision to start a 3-day basketball camp in Dawson County. "When you've done something like this for 40 years, it's hard not to," he added.

August 24, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | SPORTS

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