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Movies in the Park kicks off this weekend

The popular Movies in the Park series jump starts summer Friday night on the beach at War Hill Park.

June 01, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Veterans award scholarship

The local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America recently awarded a scholarship to a Dawson County High School senior.

June 01, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

In honor of their sacrifice

More than 100 people gathered at Veterans Memorial Park on Monday afternoon to honor military personnel who have laid down their lives for the country.

June 01, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Talks for downtown property continuing

Plans for a downtown parking and commons area in the historic district have been put on hold while Dawsonville officials negotiate with the owner of two lots at Shoal Creek Road and Hwy. 9.

June 01, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Racing history revived at hall

Dawsonville's storied racing history revved up Saturday morning as volunteers with the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame celebrated the museum's grand reopening.

June 01, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Motorsports park may open in September

Weather has delayed by at least six months the opening of a motorsports park in western Dawson County.

June 01, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Grant to fund walking trail

Georgia Department of Transportation announced last week that $250,000 has been approved for a multi-purpose trail that would connect the City of Dawsonville to Veterans Memorial Park.

June 01, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Authorities urge caution during summer months

As the summer months approach and families are outside enjoying the weather, local authorities want to remind the community to be cautious and stay safe.

June 01, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

City: No property taxes next year

Dawsonville officials agreed last week that they had no intention of breaking one of the city's longest-standing traditions - no property tax.

June 01, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Life picking up at farm in north Forsyth

A north Forsyth farm will soon receive some national exposure thanks to an unexpected visit from the Cooking Channel.

June 01, 2011 | By Crystal Ledford DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL

Grand re-opening is scheduled for museum

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame has an event planned for Saturday that will celebrate recent additions to the museum as well as recognize the non-profit organization that now runs it.

Gordon Pirkle, president of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, said the "grand re-opening" will have car shows, autograph signings and "lots of good food."

May 25, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Fire chars Hwy. 53 home

Dawson County fire officials are investigating a blaze that destroyed a Hwy. 53 home early Tuesday and displaced a family of four.

Tim Satterfield, deputy chief of emergency services, said no one was injured in the fire, which occurred sometime after midnight at 5364 Hwy. 53 East, but the home was a complete loss.

May 25, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Relay roundup

Before the first lap around the track Friday night, organizers were celebrating a successful Relay for Life in Dawson County

"We went into the evening a couple thousand dollars above our $60,000 goal," said Jay Walker, campaign chairman. "Early on, we said we'd be ecstatic if we hit $70,000."

May 25, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dawsonville man lives ‘pipe’ dream

Dewitt Wannamaker doesn't remember if he was joking several years ago when he told his wife he wanted a set of bagpipes for his birthday.

Today, at the age of 68, the Dawsonville man says he couldn't have asked for a more perfect gift.

May 25, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Program offers support to local teen parents

A rise in teen pregnancy rates and the absence of local programs for preschool children led volunteers to form a new support group for teen parents.

"We know of at least two teen moms who are going to Cumming each week to a group for teen moms," said Nancy Stites of Family Connection, a partner agency with Growing Bright Stars, which focuses on kindergarten readiness.

May 25, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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Hwy. 53 now open after gas main break shuts down roadway

Hwy. 53 near Ga. 400 has reopened following Monday morning's gas main break east of Lumpkin Campground Road in Dawson County.

October 05, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Hwy. 53 reopens following head-on crash involving fire engine

Hwy. 53 East in Dawson County is now open following this morning's head-on collision involving a fire engine.

October 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Furry fun in the park

He has a blog and his own Facebook page, and now French bulldog Clyde has a blue "Best of Show" ribbon from the Dawson County ...

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Volunteers brave rain to sweep the shores

The rain was misting, the wind was blowing and it was chilly outside.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

A promise to families

As the Taste of Italy fundraiser wound down at Church of the Apostles Saturday night, volunteers packed a to-go box of spaghetti, salad and homemade ...

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Pichon named Kiwanian of the Year

When Dan Pichon joined the Dawson County Kiwanis Club five or so years ago, the retiree was promised he wouldn't have to serve on ...

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Interactive program aims to open community eyes

Volunteers are needed to participate in an interactive collaboration and learn what it's like to live in poverty.

September 30, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

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