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Dawson father wins $250,000

Bobby Taylor buys lottery tickets every week. Sometimes in the scratch off variety, but mostly Mega Million jackpot tickets.

November 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Veteran returns home

As his plane touched down at the airport Friday, Sgt. Christopher Goodwin Sr. of Dawsonville breathed a sigh of relief.

November 04, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Bowen fundraiser is set for next month

Preparations are underway for the third annual Lunch at an Artful Table fundraiser for the Dawson County Arts Council.

October 28, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

‘The best time’

It's been more than four decades since the Mountain Moonshine Festival rumbled to life, and locals say it grows larger each year.

October 28, 2009 | By Frank Reddy DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL

SWAT rappels into training

They are only mobilized a half dozen times each year, but the Dawson County Sheriff's Special Response Team is ready when the call goes out.

October 28, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Free smoke detectors offered

Each year more than 4,000 Americans die in fires and about 20,000 are injured.

October 21, 2009 | | LOCAL

Corps will keep lake from getting too high

Lake Lanier is up, but don't expect it to get too much higher.

October 21, 2009 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | LOCAL

Moonshine run kicks festival into gear

The 42nd Annual Dawsonville Mountain Moonshine Festival kicks off with a "Thunder Road Moonshine Run," a caravan consisting of about 52 moonshine-era vintage cars dating from the 1930s to the 1960s.

October 21, 2009 | | LOCAL

Festival traffic advisory

Thousands of visitors will soon be descending on Dawsonville to participate in one of the most popular festivals in north Georgia.

October 21, 2009 | | LOCAL

Moonshine Festival returns this weekend

The streets of downtown Dawsonville will rev to life this weekend during the 42nd Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 21, 2009 | | LOCAL

Miss KARE for Kids crowned

Lindsey Porter is the new face of KARE for Kids.

October 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

DNR stresses firearms safety

With the opening Saturday of deer firearms season, hunters are encouraged to review safety rules and regulations before heading to the woods.

October 14, 2009 | | LOCAL

Boy, 11, killed in hunting accident

What was supposed to be a afternoon outing for a Dawson County youth and his grandfather turned tragic Oct. 9 when the boy's deer rifle discharged, fatally wounding him.

October 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Child dies after hunting accident

Emergency officials confirmed a young boy was shot in Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area late Friday afternoon.

October 09, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Black bear sightings increase

Firefighters at Station 6 near Big Canoe have learned not to leave the bay door open for even a few minutes after recently finding bear prints and overturned trash inside.

October 07, 2009 | 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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