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Heritage celebrated

Some say 100,000 visitors. Others say 150,000. Either way, the streets of Dawsonville were packed over the weekend for the 46th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 30, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Church opens downtown student center

A new activity center recently opened its doors to Dawson County students.

October 30, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Officials urge trick-or-treat safety this Halloween

With groups of ghosts, goblins and ghouls on the prowl Thursday in search of treats and tricks, authorities are urging caution on area streets to keep the county's youngsters safe from harm this Halloween.

October 30, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Splash park proceeding

If all goes as planned, children will be running through the sprinklers at the county's new splash pad come spring.

October 30, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Car show kicks off Mountain Moonshine Festival

While the official start isn't until Saturday morning, downtown Dawsonville is already gearing up for the 46th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 25, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Weekend of fun, history

Dawsonville will be home to music, moonshine and motor vehicles this weekend as the 46th Mountain Moonshine Festival gets under way.

October 23, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Confederate Railroad headlines concert

Dawsonville is abuzz about the headliner for Saturday night's concert at the 46th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 23, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


2 natives part of first class

Two outlaws of Dawsonville's notorious illegal liquor trade have been named to the inaugural National Moonshiners Hall of Fame.

October 23, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


No left turn lanes at intersection

Improvements to Etowah River and Thompson roads at Hwy. 53 proved slightly different than plans initially outlined by transportation officials.

October 23, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Students create recycled masterpieces

Keep Dawson County Beautiful last week announced the finalists in its inaugural Creative Recycling Challenge.

October 23, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Trunk or Treat set at Rock Creek

Dawson County Parks and Recreation invites the community to come out to Rock Creek on Halloween from 4-7 p.m. for trunk-or-treat.

October 23, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Raffle benefits high school scholarship

Local Vietnam veterans are anxiously awaiting the 46th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival where they plan to raffle off dozens of prizes to raise funds toward a high school scholarship.

October 16, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tourney supports family

Saturday's public safety basketball tournament at Dawson County High School was more about helping a "brother in blue" than the number of baskets scored.

"It was a good time. I'm so appreciative of everyone who came out in support," said Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Ray Goodie.

October 09, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Community clean-up planned for Oct. 19

Volunteers are needed to help clean downtown Dawsonville in anticipation of the 46th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 09, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Young Life annual banquet raises funds for ministry

Dinner with a smile was served to everyone at the Lakeview Center on Sept. 30 when Young Life of Dawson County held its annual fundraising reception and banquet.

October 09, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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Organization’s luncheon offers ideas

As part of its ongoing commitment to helping families in Dawson County, Family Connection offered a new way to watch over the community's children.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


SAFFT House opens in Dawson

Thanks to public support and a grant from the United States Department of Justice, a safe way for visitations and custody exchanges performed in Dawson County is available.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Spring in full swing

For the first time in months, Dawson County is finally being treated to seasonally appropriate weather. And it arrives just in time for spring break, which runs through Friday.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


House explodes

An explosion that quickly led to a house fire last week on Wildwood Court in southern Dawson County remains under investigation by state and local fire officials.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Woman honored for work

Carolyn Bowen thought she was attending Saturday's meeting of the Dawson County Homeowner's and Civic Association to talk about the success of the local animal shelter.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Big Canoe cited by EPD

The Big Canoe Property Owners Association has been issued a notice of violation from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for an unpermitted surface mining operation in western Dawson County.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Event aims to safeguard seniors from criminals

An event Thursday at the Margie Weaver Senior Center is intended to keep older adults safe from criminals.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Golf tourney benefits humane society

Teams are still forming for the 12th annual Dogleg Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Dawson County Humane Society.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Vandalism believed to have caused spill

A mid-day sewage spill last week caused some alarm for the local water authority.

March 26, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Wildwood Court home explodes

Dawson County emergency personnel responded to reports of a house explosion shortly after noon Thursday afternoon.

March 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Homeowners to meet

Dawson County homeowners will have their chance to learn about the county and voice questions to community leaders this weekend.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Water authority pursues loan

The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority could see the projected timeline for the Russell Creek Reservoir drop by as much as half if it can secure a loan from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Firefighters battle blazes around county

Three residential structure fires in six days have emergency personnel urging the community to be cautious and prepared.

March 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Spring art show in May

The 13th Annual Art in the Garden Festival, sponsored by the Dawson County Arts Council, will be held at the Bowen Center from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3 and 4.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Traffic snarled on Ga. 400 near showcase

A couple thousand people from across the region were in Dawsonville on Thursday to see the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales.

March 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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