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Changing seasons

Leaf season is in full swing. For many local residents, that means it's time to make plans to head to the mountains.

November 04, 2009 | By Shannon Casas DCN regional staff | LOCAL

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

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Visitors to Dawsonville can bob to the beat with a brew

Following two successful festival's last summer, the Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival plans to kick it up a notch for this year's event.

August 19, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Teen ministry gets new director

Two connected teen ministries in Dawson County have a new area director.

August 12, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Mountain revival has uninvited guest

The congregation at High Shoals Baptist Church had an unexpected visitor as they arrived for revival last week.

August 12, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Bear breaks into vehicle, steals lunch at Big Canoe

A Big Canoe business owner received quite a shock last month when he found his lunch being eaten by a bear.

August 12, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Georgia Racing Hall of Fame given donation

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame has taken its first steps toward realizing a goal.

August 11, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

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