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Lanier cleanup planned

The 23rd annual Lake Lanier Association Shore Sweep is planned for Saturday.

The event will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at 13 locations around the lake, including War Hill Park in Dawson County.

September 21, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. | LOCAL

Couch remembered for good nature, smile

Friends and family are mourning the loss of an active member of the Dawson County community who died last week.

Robert "Bob" Couch, a resident of Dawsonville for the past nine years, will be remembered for his good nature and big smile, according to some of those who knew him the longest.

September 21, 2011 | | LOCAL

In their own words

When Russell Lowery enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard while still in high school, he was looking for adventure and a path that would give him self-worth and a purpose.

"I wanted to do something that was important, and I found that through the military," said Lowery, now 42.

September 21, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Woman skis on Lanier at 85 years old

Every year around her birthday, 85-year-old Barbara Haig has a simple tradition.

She grabs her water skis, enlists a friend to drive her boat and does her best to ski around Lake Lanier.

September 21, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. | LOCAL

United Way sets fundraising goal

The United Way for Dawson County announced its 2012 fundraising goal Friday during a luncheon that followed the annual Day of Caring.

Holding large, red balloons, United Way board members said they hope to raise $105,000 within the next few months to support local partner agencies such as Boy and Girl Scouts, Rape Response, WEE Books and Challenged Child and Friends, among others.

September 21, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

POWs, MIAs remembered

A somber service was held Friday evening at Veterans Memorial Park to honor the nation's prisoners of war and those missing in action.

"We're here today to remember two sacred promises that should never be taken for granted or broken," said organizer and Vietnam veteran Dave Hildebrand. "To pledge our lives to support and defend this country is the first promise."

September 21, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Missing camper found safe near Amicalola Falls park

A Florida woman was found safe Wednesday after she was reported missing Monday near Amicalola Falls State Park in northwestern Dawson County.

"She was simply lost," said Capt. Tony Wooten with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office. "She missed the trail where she was camping and had been lost since."

September 14, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

A vow to remember

Remembrance was the theme Friday at Dawson County Emergency Services headquarters.

A crowd of more than a hundred people attended a moving ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. All those involved stressed the importance of never forgetting the heroism and horror of that day.

September 14, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. | LOCAL

Dozens expected to help at Day of Caring

United Way for Dawson County will kick off its 2011 fundraising campaign Friday with a Day of Caring.

Dozens of volunteers from area businesses will meet for breakfast before heading out to local organizations, like the Dawson County Senior Center, NOA and Reading Education Association of Dawson County (READ) to assist with needed projects.

September 14, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Corps changes Lanier management schedule

Lake Lanier's level dropped below 1,064 over the weekend, setting into motion a new management schedule by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

As a result, lake dwellers can expect the level of Lanier to continue to drop for a least another month as the corps releases the reservoir's stored water to maintain mandated flows downstream in the Chattahoochee and the Apalachicola Rivers.

September 14, 2011 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | LOCAL

In their own words

After a few years in college at the University of Virginia, Dawson County native Adam Kimbrell joined the Army. Within a few months, he found himself living in an abandoned hut in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

"We went to an area where the surge had been pushed to - a place where the Taliban had controlled for the last four years," the 25-year-old Army Infantryman said. "Our job was to go back in and take it all back over and separate the insurgents from the people, which we did. We did a real good job in doing that."

September 14, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Service honors missing soldiers

A remembrance service will pay respect to soldiers who remain missing or were once prisoners of war.

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 970 and the Dawson County High School JROTC invite the community to gather at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Park in honor of POW/MIA Recognition Day.

September 14, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Officials searching for woman

Authorities are searching for a 54-year-old woman reported missing late Monday night in the area of Amicalola Falls State Park.

According to Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten, Lynn Bresee was reported missing about 11 p.m. Monday by a man with whom she had been camping.

September 13, 2011 | Stephanie Woody | LOCAL

Service focuses on 9/11

More than 800 miles separate Dawsonville and Manhattan, but that distance wasn't enough to stop the effects of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks from reaching the local community.

Several area residents were directly affected by the events of that tragic day nearly 10 years ago.

September 07, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. | LOCAL

In their own words

Terry Ergle was working at a post office in Atlanta when he was drafted to the Army in 1967.

A few months later, he was on an airplane to Vietnam, a place that still haunts him today.

September 07, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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Mountain Moonshine Festival entertainment schedule

'Shine stage

October 22, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL

K.A.R.E. for Kids makes holiday wishes come true

Hundreds of local children will wake up Christmas morning to find presents under their trees thanks to dozens of volunteers determined to make holiday wishes ...

October 22, 2015 | From staff reports | 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.

October 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Mountain Moonshine Festival weekend schedule


October 22, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Expect traffic delays during the weekend

With thousands of visitors descending on Dawsonville during the 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival, local authorities are asking motorists to plan their routes and avoid ...

October 22, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Teen cited in school bus wreck

A Dawsonville teen has been ticketed following Tuesday's crash involving a Dawson County school bus.

October 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Deputies are ‘head of the class’ at contest

Employees at the Dawson County Sheriff's Office last week went to the head of the class after showing they are indeed smarter than a ...

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Drivers urged to use caution as deer activity increases

Motorists traveling Dawson County roads should keep a keen eye out for deer as the season changes, especially the week of Nov. 17-23.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Time for some ‘Shine

Dawsonville's unique and storied past will come alive this weekend when thousands converge on downtown for the 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Chief 'very proud' of firefighters' actions

Tim Pastore stepped back for a moment on Thursday after seeing the damage to the fire engine he was driving nearly a week earlier that ...

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Family donates snacks to officers on the run

When Deputy Mich Long orders his lunch, he typically asks for it to be served to-go.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

River clean-ups planned on Amicalola, Etowah

Two events are planned within the next week to celebrate October as Clean Water month in Dawson County.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Smarter than a 10-year-old contest set for Tuesday

As adults, we'd all like to think we can remember the geography, history, language arts and math we learned so many years ago in ...

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Spirited cheer dad can’t hide his Tiger pride

Isaac Barnes showed up at his daughter's first cheer practice to help his wife teach the young cheerleaders a thing or two about football.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Gas main break shuts down Hwy. 53 in Dawson County

A stretch of Hwy. 53 between Ga. 400 and Lumpkin Campground Road was shut down Monday morning as crews worked to contain a gas main ...

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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