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Abba House moves thrift store to Ga. 400

An area nonprofit is holding the grand opening of its new thrift store location this weekend.

November 08, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Georgia author dishes dirt on historical figures

Everyone knows a jerk, even if they don't want to single out who it is. But one native Georgia author is calling out the nefarious folks in the state's history.

November 06, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Annual ceremony pays tribute to veterans

Veterans of all ages and from each military branch will be honored Monday during Dawsonville's ninth annual Veterans Day celebration.

November 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Success in the cards

A local family hopes their love for playing cards will pay off this week as they travel to the largest souvenir and gift show in the nation to promote a new card game they developed.

November 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Man reportedly shot off Kelly Bridge Road

A man was reported shot at a Dawson County residence shortly after noon Thursday.

October 31, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Hot rods continue to draw crowds

One of the biggest collections of hot rods was on display this weekend in Dawsonville during the 46th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 30, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Pharmacy may be seized for back taxes

A downtown Dawsonville pharmacy is facing seizure by the Internal Revenue Service as a result of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes.

October 30, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Heritage celebrated

Some say 100,000 visitors. Others say 150,000. Either way, the streets of Dawsonville were packed over the weekend for the 46th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 30, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Church opens downtown student center

A new activity center recently opened its doors to Dawson County students.

October 30, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Officials urge trick-or-treat safety this Halloween

With groups of ghosts, goblins and ghouls on the prowl Thursday in search of treats and tricks, authorities are urging caution on area streets to keep the county's youngsters safe from harm this Halloween.

October 30, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Splash park proceeding

If all goes as planned, children will be running through the sprinklers at the county's new splash pad come spring.

October 30, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Car show kicks off Mountain Moonshine Festival

While the official start isn't until Saturday morning, downtown Dawsonville is already gearing up for the 46th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 25, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Weekend of fun, history

Dawsonville will be home to music, moonshine and motor vehicles this weekend as the 46th Mountain Moonshine Festival gets under way.

October 23, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Confederate Railroad headlines concert

Dawsonville is abuzz about the headliner for Saturday night's concert at the 46th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 23, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


2 natives part of first class

Two outlaws of Dawsonville's notorious illegal liquor trade have been named to the inaugural National Moonshiners Hall of Fame.

October 23, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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FAA awards pilot

A local pilot, who currently serves as director of operations for the Georgia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol based in Gainesville, was recently recognized for flying accident free through his 54-year career.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Singer’s chance to shine

Everybody has a dream. Some people act on them while others simply sigh and wish it would come true.

April 09, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Drivers put Dawsonville in spotlight

Chase Elliott's first Nationwide Series win Friday night made Dawsonville the most popular city in the country, at least for a few minutes.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Coffee with a Cop offers safety advice

In an effort to educate seniors on the dangers they could face, the Dawson County Sheriff's Office conducted a question and answer session Thursday at the Margie Weaver Senior Center.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Club updates splash park concept

The Rotary Club of Dawson County has updated the initial concept for its community splash pad at Rock Creek Park.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Kroger awarded as top United Way contributor

Dawsonville Kroger is again United Way for Dawson County's top contributor.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Organization’s luncheon offers ideas

As part of its ongoing commitment to helping families in Dawson County, Family Connection offered a new way to watch over the community's children.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


SAFFT House opens in Dawson

Thanks to public support and a grant from the United States Department of Justice, a safe way for visitations and custody exchanges performed in Dawson County is available.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Spring in full swing

For the first time in months, Dawson County is finally being treated to seasonally appropriate weather. And it arrives just in time for spring break, which runs through Friday.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


House explodes

An explosion that quickly led to a house fire last week on Wildwood Court in southern Dawson County remains under investigation by state and local fire officials.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Woman honored for work

Carolyn Bowen thought she was attending Saturday's meeting of the Dawson County Homeowner's and Civic Association to talk about the success of the local animal shelter.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Big Canoe cited by EPD

The Big Canoe Property Owners Association has been issued a notice of violation from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for an unpermitted surface mining operation in western Dawson County.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Event aims to safeguard seniors from criminals

An event Thursday at the Margie Weaver Senior Center is intended to keep older adults safe from criminals.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Golf tourney benefits humane society

Teams are still forming for the 12th annual Dogleg Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Dawson County Humane Society.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Vandalism believed to have caused spill

A mid-day sewage spill last week caused some alarm for the local water authority.

March 26, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


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