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Drug court helps one man smile

Until just a few weeks ago James Raines didn't smile.

September 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local 9/11 ceremony planned

Tim Satterfield remembers his exact whereabouts Sept. 11, 2001, when he learned terrorists had crashed two planes into the World Trade Center in New York and one in Pennsylvania.

September 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Schools take part in study

Dawson County Schools will participate in a statewide field study to test new methods of teacher evaluation.

September 21, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Commission chairman is named to executive board

Dawson County's representation at the state level increased last week with Mike Berg's executive appointment to the governor's Public Defender Standards Council.

September 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Community picnic set for Tuesday

The time has come for the Dawson County annual community picnic, one of the largest community events for the past 12 years.

September 21, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


State mandated budget cuts include retired judges

John Girardeau officially retired from his job as chief judge of Hall County Superior Court in 2005, but in truth it was only a semi-retirement.

September 21, 2008 | By Stephen Gurr DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Local farmers upgrade poultry houses, receive USDA energy grants

Two area farmers learned last month they will receive a portion of $1.3 million in grants from the United States Department of Agriculture for energy efficiency on their farms.

September 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


War Hill Boat Ramp re-opens

The War Hill Boat Ramp reopened last week, after being closed down for a month because of the lake's low water level.

September 21, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


C.E.R.T. receives $1,000 donation

CERT, Community Emergency Response Team, received a $1,000 donation Monday from Wal-Mart to publicly support the organization's mission in Dawson County.

September 21, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


Woman helps nab suspect in hit and run

DeShan Fishel didn't set out Thursday morning to become a hero, but she had been called one dozens of times by the time she arrived home from taking her daughter to school.

September 20, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Hit, run victim released from Atlanta hospital

A 5-year-old boy is expected to recover, family members say, after he was struck by a sport utility vehicle Thursday morning near a school bus stop in Dawson County.

September 20, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Department of Veterans Services holds office hours in Dawsonville

The Department of Veterans Services recently began providing services to the Dawson County veterans on the second Tuesday of every other month.

September 14, 2008 | | LOCAL


Emergency services, community collect funds for the MDA

Motorists traveling through Dawson County played a part in Dawson County Emergency Services last month collecting close to $8,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

September 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bridge dedicated in former county employee’s honor

Family, friends and co-workers gathered at Rock Creek Sports Complex last Tuesday to pay tribute to Wayne Elledge, who died July 19 at the age of 66.

September 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Garage sale benefits victim’s advocacy center

For the second year in a row, local agencies and organizations will benefit from the Dawson County Woman's Club annual Garage Sale-Abration.

September 14, 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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