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Food drives planned to stock pantry

Several food drives are planned through the end of the year in an effort to stock the pantry at the local food bank for the holidays.

October 27, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Food for Fines event at local libraries through November

Throughout November, Dawson County Library and the Lumpkin County Library will accept two cans or boxes of nonperishable food for each $1 of fines.

October 27, 2010 | | LOCAL


Ghost hunters share tales at local library

The ability to see ghosts comes naturally for some, said Paranormal Investigator Kathy Trader.

October 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


District 4 community clean up set for Nov. 6

Keep Dawson County Beautiful and the Dawson County Marshal's Office encourage residents to participate in this year's second collaborative district-wide community clean up event Saturday, Nov. 6.

October 27, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


A caravan of classic cars

Classic car lovers said they couldn't have asked for more beautiful weather Friday during the second annual Moonshine Run.

October 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Veterans continue service to community

Vietnam veteran Steve de Lyra remembers returning from the service to a hostile homecoming.

October 27, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Famous wrestlers to compete locally

Those bored with ghosts and goblins can trade in their costumes for a little "Halloween Havoc" this weekend.

October 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Event fuels charity

John Evans is what you might call a Mountain Moonshine Festival fanatic.

October 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Festival kicks off Saturday

It's the sweetness of fried apple pies. The aroma of hot apple cider. The crackle of freshly fallen leaves. The warmth of a thick sweater. Orange orbs growing fat in the pumpkin patch.

October 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Pearson inducted into hall

The visiting Grand Marshal for the 43rd annual Mountain Moonshine Festival was inducted into the 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame last week.

October 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


KARE for Kids comes through for local family

Tears still come to Tammi Carter's eyes when she thinks back to Christmas 2008.

October 20, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Vibrant fall colors’

Northeast Georgia native Laura Jenkins was tired of cold weather.

October 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Father dies after accident on dirt bike

Memorial services will be held today for a 30-year-old Dawsonville man who died Sunday night following a dirt bike accident in western Dawson County.

October 20, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Woman’s club head of the class

In a room of about 200 last week, Duane Wallace was the only person who knew which animal kills the most people each year in Africa.

October 20, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Guys and Dolls Jr.’ begins Friday

One of the most beloved Broadway musicals comes to life this weekend in Dawsonville.

October 20, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Pepper Pettit named Rotarian of the Year

It's not often that Pepper Pettit finds himself speechless.

July 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Sparks fly for the 4th of July

The Independence Day celebration will once again rev into gear Saturday at Atlanta Motorsports Park with a fireworks display to wow spectators for miles away.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Hospitality Highway renamed for tourism pioneer

The north end of Ga. 400 will now be known as the Bill T. Hardman Hospitality Highway.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville Heritage Days festivities this weekend

Take a step back in time and experience life of days gone by at Dawsonville's Heritage Days this weekend.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


June 11 crash still under investigation

A fiery crash that sent three to area hospitals is still being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT).

June 24, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


A new makeover

A local civic club is lending a helping hand in support of the arts by painting the deck at the Bowen Center.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Search continues for missing Dawsonville man

A local family is pleading for answers as authorities continue to pursue leads in the search for a missing Dawsonville man.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County, city produce markets begin annual sales of local stock

The Dawson County Produce Market will reopen for business this weekend.

June 24, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Gas main break shuts down Hwy. 53, east of Ga. 400

Hwy. 53, east of Ga. 400 in Dawsonville, is currently shutdown at Elliott Road as emergency crews attempt to repair a gas main that was ruptured during construction in front of Sonic Drive-In.

June 17, 2015 | | LOCAL


Search continues for missing Dawsonville man

A local family is pleading for answers as authorities continue to pursue leads in the search for a missing Dawsonville man.

June 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Group improves flooding and erosion issues at Rock Creek

A major conservation project is underway at Rock Creek Park to repair erosion damage caused by torrential rainfall last year.

June 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville man reported missing

The search for a missing Dawsonville man has his family frantically waiting for answers.

June 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Cadets learn law lessons at police camp

Ethan Duncan wasn't sure what to expect on his first day of the Dawson County Sheriff's Junior Law Enforcement Academy.

June 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Experience Dawson: Here’s your weekend fun guide

May the Force be with You--Friday Flicks

June 12, 2015 | | LOCAL


Dawsonville man reported missing

A large scale search of the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area is underway as authorities from multiple agencies look for a Dawsonville man that was last seen Saturday.

June 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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