The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame hosted the fifth annual Lakewood Speedway Reunion on Saturday in honor of the hundreds of racers who competed on the famed Atlanta track. "This is the kind of reunion I want to have more of," said racing historian and board member Gordon Pirkle. "One where you sit among the cars, watch racing footage on the TV's and visit with one another."
A member of River Bend Gun Club in western Dawson County is the 2012 Black Powder Cartridge Rifle National Champion. Shooting in the master's class, Doug Gazaway of Gainesville won the scope division held July 17 and 18 in Raton, N.M. His spotter, Steve Hubbard, is also a club member.
With less than three months left before the 45th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival, the Speed Channel is giving the nation a look at last year's festivities with an episode of My Classic Cars this weekend. The episode, which features host Dennis Gage at last year's festival, will first air at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and again at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 26.
The Dawsonville Post 247 American Legion team was one win away from advancing to the regional tournament. The team, coached by former Dawson County star Kasey Wilson, came up short and lost its last two games of the tournament to finish the season.
Dawsonville resident Tristan Melton, 13, has garnered national recognition for his performance in various recent rifle competitions. A rising eighth-grader at Dawson County Middle School, Melton has earned three first-place medals, been named a state champion and set a National Rifle Association record in his sub-junior class. All since April.
Head Coach Kasey Wilson's American Legion Post 247 team had a busy weekend. The team played four games in two days. Battling the weather and humidity Dawsonville pulled out three big wins and lost the fourth game in a heartbreaker after leading the entire contest.
Kids from Dawson County and the surrounding area have one more chance to take part in a free self-defense program. The program, hosted by White Tiger Yongin Mixed Martial Arts in Dawsonville, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. The event began as an effort to reduce bullying in schools and the local community.
Local racing historian Gordon Pirkle has a prediction. "Chase Elliott, he's going to be as big as his dad was in his hay day. I've never seen someone as young as him carry himself and race the way he does," Pirkle said.
The Georgia racing industry paused last week to remember a legendary announcer and 2003 Hall of Fame inductee. Known as racing's "little, bitty buddy," Jimmy Mosteller died July 4 at age 85.
American Legion Post 247 bounced back with an 18-4 win over Cumming on Saturday. The game proved to be some revenge following a 13-9 loss to the same team on June 19.
An ancient game has started a new history in Dawson County. Bocce, a game that has variations dating back to ancient Egypt, has come to Veterans Memorial Park near the football field. "It's a game that originated in Egypt before Christ. Then the Greeks picked it up and they carried it to Italy, where it became the national game," said Mickey Vergara, a member of La Societa' Italiana, the organization for ...
The United Futbol Academy'94 Elite team took home the State Cup Championship title for the second year in a row. The team has made an unprecedented seven trips to the finals of State Cup over the years, winning it four times. UFA '94 Elite easily defeated Concorde Fire South White (8-0), Georgia Rush Nike Premier 93/94 (8-0), and Atlanta Fire United Elite (10-2) in round robin play. In the semifinal game the ...
The Dawsonville Racer swim team opened the season with a meet at Hunter's Chase last Saturday. Coach Stephanie Morgan said she is proud of the team's effort and accomplishments. "Our team literally got their feet wet in their first meet of the season on Saturday. Everyone swam hard and brought home ribbons for their reward," she said. All swimmers that participated in the event went home with a ribbon. <p ...
American Legion Post 247 baseball is off to a great start with a 4-2 record after one week of play. Under Coach Kasey Wilson, the team has gained wins over Canton, Peachtree City and Cumming. Their two losses have been close games to Canton and Cumming. <p ...
The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame is celebrating 10 years with festivities on Saturday. The event includes a car show, a swap meet, arts and crafts, a driver autograph session and live music by band Garage 71.
Second generation racer Chase Elliott, 17, has been named the 2013 Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Driver of the Year.
Dawson County High School freshman Tristan Melton has managed to do what few other 14 year olds can lay claim to. As a shooter in National Rifle Association and Georgia Sport Shooting Association sanctioned competitive small-bore rifle matches, he has finished his third year of competitive shooting winning 18 gold medals in the 21 NRA matches in which he has competed. He has won back-to-back Georgia State Championships, while setting new NRA national records in ...
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