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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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Authority investigates spill

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

March 18, 2014 | | LOCAL


Wade named Rotary assistant district governor

When Will Wade joined the Rotary Club of Dawson County nine years ago, he was drawn to the organization's "Service Above Self" motto.

March 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Winter weather advisory issued for Dawson

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Dawson County from 7 p.m. tonight through 10 a.m. Friday.

March 06, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Group elects chair to oversee homeless initiative

Representatives with several local churches have taken the initial steps in establishing a faith-based organization intended to help homeless families get back on their feet.

March 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Campaign for Relay kicks off

The 2014 Relay for Life campaign has officially begun in Dawson County.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Clogging team captures national title

A north Georgia competitive clogging team was recently named the Overall National Grand Champion at the Clogging Champions of America National finale.

March 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Library to offer outdoor tips

With spring just around the corner, the Dawson County Public Library is gearing up for warmer weather and nights under the stars.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


New civic club forming

Informational meetings are planned to introduce the idea of a new service club forming locally.

March 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Leap for Literacy

With all the talk of ice and snow finally melting away, the obvious thing to do next is go swimming, which is what Dawson County residents gathered to do Saturday.

The fourth annual Leap for Literacy was held Feb. 22 at War Hill Park. The event benefits Dawson County WEE Books, a program developed to put age-appropriate books in the hands of preschool children.

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County applies for grant to improve 400

County Commissioner Gary Pichon has much to say about improvements he'd like to see made along Ga. 400.

In addition to planting shrubs and greenery in an attempt to lure developers looking to relocate business, he'd also like to see the area named to reflect the community.

February 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Arbor Day celebrated

For nine years, the Dawson County Tree Preservation Society, along with Keep Dawson County Beautiful, has planted a tree on Arbor Day to commemorate the county's dedication to preserving green space.

The Dawson County Commissioners formally proclaimed Feb. 21 as Arbor Day in Dawson County.

February 26, 2014 | | LOCAL


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