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Circus featured acrobats, clowns

Kids of all ages were in awe last weekend when the World Renowned Blanstar Circus rolled into town.

November 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Community Clean Up scheduled for this month

Keep Dawson County Beautiful and the Dawson County Marshal's Office encourage everyone to participate in this year's second collaborative district-wide community clean up event Nov. 21.

November 11, 2009 | | LOCAL


Tipping fees waived for recyclers Nov. 14

Dawson County will celebrate America Recycles Day Saturday, Nov. 14 by waiving tipping fees for bagged household trash at the Transfer Station and Recycling Center.

November 11, 2009 | | LOCAL


Rally Saturday in Talking Rock

A rally sponsored by the TEA Party of Gilmer County is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday in downtown Talking Rock.

November 11, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Changing seasons

Leaf season is in full swing. For many local residents, that means it's time to make plans to head to the mountains.

November 04, 2009 | By Shannon Casas DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Dawson father wins $250,000

Bobby Taylor buys lottery tickets every week. Sometimes in the scratch off variety, but mostly Mega Million jackpot tickets.

November 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Veteran returns home

As his plane touched down at the airport Friday, Sgt. Christopher Goodwin Sr. of Dawsonville breathed a sigh of relief.

November 04, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Bowen fundraiser is set for next month

Preparations are underway for the third annual Lunch at an Artful Table fundraiser for the Dawson County Arts Council.

October 28, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘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


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Teen dies following June wreck that claimed grandfather's life

A Forsyth County teenager injured in a crash that claimed the life of his grandfather has succumbed to his injuries.

July 30, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Dawson Living magazine on racks now

In this issue of the Dawson Community News, you'll find our "Dawson Living" magazine.

July 29, 2015 | | LOCAL


Georgia racing legend to serve as festival grand marshal

A Georgia racing legend has been selected to serve as grand marshal for this year's 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in October.

July 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Family of road rage victim recognized

The parents of a young mother killed in a violent road rage tragedy were recognized last week for their efforts to bring awareness to aggressive ...

July 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Campmeeting tradition underway

Campmeeting is currently in full swing at Lumpkin Campground.

July 22, 2015 | | LOCAL


Nearly two-century tradition continues next week

Families and friends will continue their nearly two-century tradition next week at Lumpkin Campground.

July 15, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Speaker David Ralston proposes Pastor’s Protection Act

State lawmakers are looking at a proposal that would protect clergy from being required to perform marriage ceremonies that conflict with their religious beliefs.

July 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pet snake takes vacation in downtown Dawsonville

City residents may want to watch their step - and their pets - over the next few days while downtown.

July 08, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Sparks light up the sky

Independence Day has many different meanings to many different people.

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Buchan is Miss Georgia Jr. Teen

Gabrielle Buchan was supposed to be recuperating from a basketball knee injury. Instead, she was taking home to the title of Miss Georgia Jr. Teen ...

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville singer has chance to record in Nashville

A local singer and songwriter has the opportunity to record his first solo album, but needs help from friends, family and supporters if he is ...

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Phone records provide no leads into missing man’s whereabouts

The family of a missing Dawsonville man continues to hold out hope for his safe return.

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Heritage Days paid tribute to bygone days

Linda Tinsley started sewing doll clothes at the age of five.

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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


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