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Teen loved life, music

Those who knew Jake Fausett say he was proud of being part of the Chamber Singers at Dawson County High School.

March 18, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


EPD says smog levels elevated

Strict standards for measuring air quality levels have once again led Georgia's Environmental Protection Division to recommend designating Dawson County a nonattainment zone under the U.S. Clean Air Act.

March 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Republicans honor Geeslin at convention

A man of many words when he discusses his religion or his political party, Hugh Geeslin was almost speechless Saturday morning.

March 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Arbor Day event grows on county

Friday was a day for celebrating nature's beauty as several residents and members of Dawson County's Tree Preservation Committee observed Arbor Day at Rock Creek Park.

February 25, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


State funds may go for Meals on Wheels

Local Meals on Wheels volunteer Andrea Morris looks forward to the start of each week.

February 11, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Ghost hunter to speak at library

If there's something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call?

January 28, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


The kids are all right

Infant and child safety seats aren't cheap.

January 28, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winds, rain signal winter’s return

Winter weather returned with a wallop last week, with winds and heavy rain toppling trees onto vehicles and power lines.

January 14, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


United Way at 70 percent of goal

The United Way for Dawson County is approaching the last few weeks of its $100,009 campaign drive for 2009.

January 14, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Grant will enhance area K-9 division

Christmas came a few days late for the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, which learned last week that its K-9 division will receive at least $46,000 in homeland security grant money.

January 07, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dooley recalls Dawg tales

About 30 Georgia football fans received an early Christmas present Friday as they sat down to lunch with legendary University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley at Dawsonville City Hall.

January 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County still ranks high in prosperity

Dawson County is one of the top 10 best places to live, work and play in Georgia, according to a recent report from the Department of Community Affairs.

December 31, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Bring One for the Chipper’ on Saturday

Dawson County residents can recycle their Christmas trees on Saturday during the annual "Bring One for the Chipper" program.

December 31, 2008 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Wreck claims life of teenager

Authorities are reminding motorists to use caution on area roads this holiday weekend in the wake of the county's 10th traffic-related death of 2008.

December 31, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson named 11th fastest growing

Dawson County retained its ranking as the nation's 11th fastest growing county in a recent survey by the U.S Census Bureau, but officials say the numbers don't reflect the recent economic downturn.

December 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | 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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