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‘The best time’

It's been more than four decades since the Mountain Moonshine Festival rumbled to life, and locals say it grows larger each year.

October 28, 2009 | By Frank Reddy DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


SWAT rappels into training

They are only mobilized a half dozen times each year, but the Dawson County Sheriff's Special Response Team is ready when the call goes out.

October 28, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Free smoke detectors offered

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

October 21, 2009 | | LOCAL


Corps will keep lake from getting too high

Lake Lanier is up, but don't expect it to get too much higher.

October 21, 2009 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Moonshine run kicks festival into gear

The 42nd Annual Dawsonville Mountain Moonshine Festival kicks off with a "Thunder Road Moonshine Run," a caravan consisting of about 52 moonshine-era vintage cars dating from the 1930s to the 1960s.

October 21, 2009 | | LOCAL


Festival traffic advisory

Thousands of visitors will soon be descending on Dawsonville to participate in one of the most popular festivals in north Georgia.

October 21, 2009 | | LOCAL


Moonshine Festival returns this weekend

The streets of downtown Dawsonville will rev to life this weekend during the 42nd Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 21, 2009 | | LOCAL


Miss KARE for Kids crowned

Lindsey Porter is the new face of KARE for Kids.

October 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


DNR stresses firearms safety

With the opening Saturday of deer firearms season, hunters are encouraged to review safety rules and regulations before heading to the woods.

October 14, 2009 | | LOCAL


Boy, 11, killed in hunting accident

What was supposed to be a afternoon outing for a Dawson County youth and his grandfather turned tragic Oct. 9 when the boy's deer rifle discharged, fatally wounding him.

October 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Child dies after hunting accident

Emergency officials confirmed a young boy was shot in Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area late Friday afternoon.

October 09, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Black bear sightings increase

Firefighters at Station 6 near Big Canoe have learned not to leave the bay door open for even a few minutes after recently finding bear prints and overturned trash inside.

October 07, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Wreck claims N. Ga. man

The death of a 31-year-old Cleveland man in a single-vehicle wreck Friday night was the sixth fatality on Dawson County roads in 2009 and first since the spring.

October 07, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Free, gently used clothing offered at local church

Since the downturn of the economy, various efforts throughout the community have been made, all in the name of helping individuals and families in need.

October 07, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


‘They got a show’

For members of Dawson County's Little Mountain bluegrass band, it doesn't get much better than playing for the home crowd.

September 30, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Charitable egg hunt this weekend

One Dawson County charity is gearing up for one of the most anticipated events of the year.

April 01, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Dawson County United Way donations top $76K

Contributions made by area employees toward United Way topped $76,000 in 2015.

April 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dinner celebrates cancer survivors

A dinner Thursday night will celebrate the lives of local cancer survivors and their caregivers.

April 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Biggest fibber

Tracy Walker is the biggest liar in Dawson County. But don't let that deter you from visiting her at the library - that's her job.

April 01, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


North Georgia under freeze warning tonight

Winter isn't turning loose of Northeast Georgia just yet.

March 27, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Progress 2015

Dawson County's accomplishments are in the spotlight in Progress 2015.

March 25, 2015 | | LOCAL


Republicans salute Churchill’s legacy

There was a capacity crowd at Big Canoe on March 13 to pay tribute to Winston Churchill's life, legacy and leadership.

March 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Intersection update irks business owner

The changes planned for the crossing at Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 has the owner of a local restaurant wondering how he'll be able to stay in business without access to his main entrance.

March 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ellijay teen killed in fiery crash

A Gilmer County teen was killed in a fiery crash Tuesday afternoon when his car ran off the road in northwestern Dawson County, hit a tree and ignited in flames.

March 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Spring has sprung

After a bitter cold winter that brought snow, sleet and ice to the area on multiple occasions, local families welcomed the near 80 degree temperatures that started blooming earlier this week.

March 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Humane society names new director

The Dawson County Humane Society announced the appointment of a new shelter director on Monday.

March 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Banks crowned Miss Relay for Life for Dawson County

A local high school sophomore was recently crowned Miss Dawson County Relay for Life.

March 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Weather system could make roads icy

Dawson County is under a winter weather advisory through 10 p.m. tonight as a mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet move into the area.

March 05, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Benefit fund set up after house fire

A local woman lost nearly everything she owned in a fire Saturday afternoon.

March 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Literacy enthusiasts take the plunge

After nearly three weeks of freezing rain, ice and snow, the weekend seemed like a great day for a swim for some Dawson County reading advocates.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


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