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City approves airstrip rezoning

Property owners Bill, Dan and Ernie Elliott have moved one step closer in their plans to redevelop their land on Elliott Family Parkway into a light industrial complex.

August 17, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County pinching pennies

Faced with the highest gas prices in history and rising operational costs, Dawson County government has implemented several cost-cutting measures.

August 17, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Security is improved at courthouse

Residents can expect tighter security at the Dawson County courthouse within the next month.

August 17, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson to pilot drug program

After piloting the CHAMPS elementary program for the state in 2003, the Dawson County School System is one of five counties in the state set to pilot a similar program at the middle school level.

August 10, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


High school recognized as pacesetter

High Schools That Work, a program of the Southern Regional Education Board, has named Dawson County High School a Pacesetter School for 2008 - 10.

August 10, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


Riverview Middle School fails to meet AYP

Four of the county's five schools made adequate yearly progress status for 2008.

August 10, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Forsyth County soldier laid to rest

They came from all over to pay their respects.

August 10, 2008 | By Stephen Gurr DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Reviving faith

Lumpkin Campground held its annual summer revival last week.

August 10, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | LOCAL


Youth ballpark rezoning denied

In a unanimous vote, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners struck down a proposed youth ballpark rezoning last week.

August 10, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Board postpones condemnation vote

After two public hearings on land proposed to be condemned for a new courthouse and administrative building, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners postponed the vote to move forward with condemning the property last Thursday.

August 10, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Forsyth County considering reservoir on Etowah River

Forsyth County's consideration to pursue funding for an Etowah River fed reservoir would not impact Dawson County's water flow, officials say.

August 10, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County applying for grant to improve lake park

The board of commissioners voted last Thursday to move forward in applying for grant generated funds to upgrade War Hill Park.

August 10, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Soldier’s funeral set for Saturday

U.S. Army Cpl. Matthew Phillips of Cumming was just weeks from completing his 15-month tour of duty in Afghanistan.

August 04, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


Fight night

Dawson County's Lakeview Center held the second annual Night of the Gladiators mixed martial arts amateur tournament Saturday.

August 03, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


Ralston to challenge Richardson for top post in the House

A Republican representing the west side of Dawson County will challenge House Speaker Glenn Richardson for the top post in the Georgia House.

August 03, 2008 | By Harris Blackwood DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


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Local authorities urge caution this Halloween

With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, there are sure to be tricks and treats for everyone.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Luncheon on Saturday celebrates art

Preparations are under way for the eighth annual Lunch at an Artful Table fundraiser for the Dawson County Arts Council.

October 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Rotary Club named volunteer of the year

Rotary Club of Dawson County was recently named Volunteer of the Year by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association for building a waterpark, Rotary Island, at Rock Creek Park.

October 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Good weather, moonshine nostalgia draws crowds

The more than 100,000 visitors that flock to Dawsonville the fourth weekend in October couldn't have asked for better weather for the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


New GM named for newspaper

Longtime editor Stephanie Woody has been named general manager of the Dawson Community News.

October 29, 2014 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Man killed in logging incident

A Dawson County man was killed Monday evening in an incident involving a log splitter at his home.

October 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Moonshine Festival Entertainment Schedule

Saturday

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


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


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


World War II veteran dies

One of Dawson County's most decorated World War II heroes died last week at the age of 97.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Festival here all weekend

It's not every day that white lightning and fast cars are harmoniously fused, except on the fourth weekend in October at the annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in downtown Dawsonville.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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