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Accountant convicted of theft

A local accountant awaits sentencing next month after he was convicted last week on nearly a dozen theft charges.

December 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Heating assistance funds gone

Nearly 100 people asked to be placed on a waiting list for heating assistance this winter as temperatures dropped into the 20s and 30s last week.

December 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Santa comes to breakfast

Hundreds of children waited in line to pass on a Christmas wish list to Santa Claus when he visited Rock Creek Park Saturday morning.

December 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Season arrives

It's hard to fake the Christmas spirit, according to Jason Kelley of Dawson County.

December 08, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Mobile home destroyed in fire under investigation

The Dawson County Fire Marshal's Office continues to investigate a blaze that destroyed a mobile home on Grover Burt Road late last week.

December 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Breakfast with Santa is Saturday

Organizers haven't said whether Santa Claus will be riding in his sleigh or taking another form of transportation when he arrives at Rock Creek Park this weekend.

December 01, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Tree lighting is Thursday

The annual Tree Lighting Celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at city hall.

December 01, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Help for heating bills is available

Fall has finally arrived in Georgia. The leaves have changed and cooler temperatures mean heating bills will start going up. There is help for families in Georgia who qualify.

December 01, 2010 | By Amy Cunningham For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Locals return from famed horse event

Dawson County was well represented during one of the largest equestrian events ever held on American soil.

December 01, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Bench dedicated to park ‘friend’

Friends and family gathered earlier this month to honor one man's commitment and dedication to Amicalola Falls State Park.

December 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Skeletal remains found in Forsyth

Authorities returned Tuesday morning to the wooded area of Dawsonville Highway where a deer hunter reportedly found human remains.

November 30, 2010 | By Crystal Ledford DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Dahlonega man moves tree to Capitol

"We're in Casper, Wyo., right now," Jeff Underwood, 40, of Dahlonega said in a phone interview Nov. 16. "We left Buffalo, Wyo., this morning, and we just got to Casper, and we're going to stay here for two, two-and-a-half hours," he said.

November 24, 2010 | By Tasha Biggers DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Troopers collect holiday presents

State troopers want to make sure Santa visits every child in Georgia this Christmas season.

November 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local fire officials urge holiday cooking safety

Cooking is the leading cause of residential structure fires on Thanksgiving Day, according to emergency officials.

November 24, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Officers urge traffic safety this weekend

Heavy travel is anticipated for the upcoming 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period and the Georgia State Patrol is asking drivers to use caution as they travel.

November 24, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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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


Literacy pheasant shoot is Saturday

Organizers are hoping to gain greater exposure for a local literacy group by expanding fundraising efforts to include a European pheasant shoot on Saturday.

October 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Upcoming transportation referendum is talk of summit

SOUTH FORSYTH - The proposed $200 million transportation bond referendum that voters will decide on Nov. 4 was the main topic of the 2014 Transportation Summit.

October 15, 2014 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Pups storm park

While the weekend weather was dark and gloomy, pet lovers didn't let that put a wet blanket over their fun.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Local veteran, eye of baseball dies

A local World War II veteran and professional baseball photographer died today at the age of 97.

October 14, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


BBQ supports United Way

A barbecue fundraiser Saturday supports United Way for Dawson County and its many local partners.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pups in the Park Dog Show is this weekend

Fun and furry festivities are planned this weekend at the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Cabin Fever’

A steady hand, a lot of time and plenty of practice are what it takes to make a quilt from small scraps of cloth. And those traits are on display through Oct. 22 as the Bowen Center for the Arts presents its annual quilt show.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Community joins forces for pups

With the collaborative effort of several local organizations, the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show is stacking up to be a large-scale event for the county.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


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