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Pepper Pettit named Rotarian of the Year

Pepper Pettit named Rotarian of the Year

It's not often that Pepper Pettit finds himself speechless.

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Sparks fly for the 4th of July

Sparks fly for the 4th of July

The Independence Day celebration will once again rev into gear Saturday at Atlanta Motorsports Park with a fireworks display to wow spectators for miles away.

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Hospitality Highway renamed for tourism pioneer

Hospitality Highway renamed for tourism pioneer

The north end of Ga. 400 will now be known as the Bill T. Hardman Hospitality Highway.

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Dawsonville Heritage Days festivities this weekend

Dawsonville Heritage Days festivities this weekend

Take a step back in time and experience life of days gone by at Dawsonville's Heritage Days this weekend.

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June 11 crash still under investigation

A fiery crash that sent three to area hospitals is still being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT).

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A new makeover

A new makeover

A local civic club is lending a helping hand in support of the arts by painting the deck at the Bowen Center.

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Search continues for missing Dawsonville man

A local family is pleading for answers as authorities continue to pursue leads in the search for a missing Dawsonville man.

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County, city produce markets begin annual sales of local stock

County, city produce markets begin annual sales of local stock

The Dawson County Produce Market will reopen for business this weekend.

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Gas main break shuts down Hwy. 53, east of Ga. 400

Hwy. 53, east of Ga. 400 in Dawsonville, is currently shutdown at Elliott Road as emergency crews attempt to repair a gas main that was ruptured during construction in front of Sonic Drive-In.

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Search continues for missing Dawsonville man

Search continues for missing Dawsonville man

A local family is pleading for answers as authorities continue to pursue leads in the search for a missing Dawsonville man.

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Group improves flooding and erosion issues at Rock Creek

Group improves flooding and erosion issues at Rock Creek

A major conservation project is underway at Rock Creek Park to repair erosion damage caused by torrential rainfall last year.

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Dawsonville man reported missing

Dawsonville man reported missing

The search for a missing Dawsonville man has his family frantically waiting for answers.

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Cadets learn law lessons at police camp

Cadets learn law lessons at police camp

Ethan Duncan wasn't sure what to expect on his first day of the Dawson County Sheriff's Junior Law Enforcement Academy.

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Experience Dawson: Here’s your weekend fun guide

Experience Dawson: Here’s your weekend fun guide

May the Force be with You--Friday Flicks

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Dawsonville man reported missing

Dawsonville man reported missing

A large scale search of the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area is underway as authorities from multiple agencies look for a Dawsonville man that was last seen Saturday.

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Wreck leaves three Dawson County residents in critical condition

Wreck leaves three Dawson County residents in critical condition

A head-on collision just after noon on Thursday has left three Dawson County residents, including an elderly couple, in critical condition.

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A ride to remember

A ride to remember

Children from across the state gathered together to take a ride worth remembering.

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Local celebrities ‘connect’ for families

Local celebrities ‘connect’ for families

A visit from Dawsonville's "mafia" may have had a bit to do with the additional funds that were collected during Family Connection's Celebrity Waiter breakfast on Friday at Longhorn Steakhouse.

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Serious wreck injures seven

Serious wreck injures seven

A head-on collision on Hwy. 53 West, near Duck Thurmond Road, sent seven people, including three juveniles, to area hospitals Saturday morning.

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Serious wreck west of Dawsonville injures seven

A head-on collision on Hwy. 53 West near Duck Thurmond Road sent seven people, including three juveniles to area hospitals Saturday morning.

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Expect traffic delays in Dawsonville Saturday morning

Motorists should expect traffic delays Saturday during the 2015 Bootlegger Marathon that will begin at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex.

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Summer movies series kicks off Friday at War Hill Park

Find out who exactly lives in that pineapple under the sea Friday night when Dawson County Parks and Recreation kicks off the popular summertime Movies in the Park series with Nickelodeon's "The Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of Water" on the beach at War Hill Park.

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Dawson County 'celebrities' to serve up smiles

The community will be seeing stars on Friday for Family Connection's Celebrity Waiter breakfast.

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Kids have fun in the sun at Rotary Day

Kids have fun in the sun at Rotary Day

Hundreds of families splashed their way to a day of fun in the sun Saturday at the grand re-opening of Rotary Island.

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Stenciling partnership aims to keep storm drains clean

Stenciling partnership aims to keep storm drains clean

Neighbors living in Oak Forest Subdivision on Kilough Church Road are the first to partner with Dawson County's Office of Stormwater Management in an effort to keep drains leading to creeks and streams free of pollutants.

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 	 Golden artists sparkle at Bowen Center

Golden artists sparkle at Bowen Center

Modern to classical art as well as photography, ceramics, jewelry and chain saw sculptures will adorn the walls and floors at Bowen Center for the Arts as part of its Chestatee Artists' Nuggets of Art - Pure Gold exhibit.

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Boating licenses up in first year since law change

Boating licenses up in first year since law change

DAWSONVILLE - Patrolling the lake, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Ranger First Class Eric Isom carries with him the remembrances of recent boating tragedies.

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Partnership aims to improve views, streams at Dawsonville's Amicalola Falls

Partnership aims to improve views, streams at Dawsonville's Amicalola Falls

The Southeast's tallest cascading waterfall is situated in Dawsonville, but a majority of it cannot be seen through the surrounding trees.

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Large crowd expected Saturday at Dawson club's Rotary Island

Large crowd expected Saturday at Dawson club's Rotary Island

Rotary Island was packed for Memorial Day weekend, and this Saturday morning should be no different when the water sprinklers at Rock Creek Park burst into the air in celebration of summer.

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Dawson County schools to offer summer lunches

Dawson County schools and parks will be opening their doors once again to help feed the hungry over the summer.

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Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Veterans park

A service Monday at Veterans Memorial Park will honor local military men and women who served their country honorably and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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Rotary Club of Dawson County named tops

Rotary Club of Dawson County named tops

The Rotary Club of Dawson County has been named 2014-2015 Club of the Year among large clubs in the district.

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Marine pilot with ties to Dawsonville killed delivering disaster aid

Marine pilot with ties to Dawsonville killed delivering disaster aid

A candlelight vigil and prayer service was held Sunday at Juno Baptist Church in memory of U.S. Marine Mark Johnson, one of eight soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed on a relief mission in Nepal.

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Cumming man killed in tree-cutting accident

A Cumming man was killed in a tree-cutting accident Tuesday evening in southern Dawson County.

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Dawson man dies from injuries sustained in crash

A Dawson County man died Sunday from injuries sustained in a head-on collision near his home a week before.

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Relay for Life car show is Saturday

Hotrod enthusiasts are encouraged to go "Cruising Toward a Cure" Saturday at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

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Nurses honored for work

Nurses honored for work

Dawson County schools are showing their appreciation in the form of new purses.

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Rotary golf tourney raises $50K

Rotary golf tourney raises $50K

For more than 100 golfers, even a bad day on the greens was better than a good day at work last week.

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Officers step up patrols after second wreck near crossing

A head-on collision within feet of another less than two weeks earlier has the Dawson County Sheriff's Office stepping up patrols in the area.

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Stories of years gone by grow on Tomato Day vine

Stories of years gone by grow on Tomato Day vine

Donna and Linda Puckett know a thing or two about growing tomatoes.

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Education



Board of education to open central registration location

The Dawson County Board of Education now has a one-stop location for school registration.

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School facilities director heads north

The Dawson County Board of Education is saying goodbye to a long-time employee.

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Inventions take shape

Inventions take shape

Dawson County Middle School was home to a symposium of inventors and out-of-this-world creations last week.

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Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund

Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund

Pauline Ivey couldn't afford to get a higher education, but she wanted to make sure others could.

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Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund


Government



County discusses millage rate

A meeting Thursday will be the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on a proposed increase to the county's millage rate.

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Local churches take stance on same-sex marriage

Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage drew both jeers and cheers, and was followed by ministers across the state taking the issue to the pulpit on Sunday morning.

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Public has one more chance to speak on social hosting ordinance

The public has one more chance to voice their concerns on a proposed county ordinance that, if approved, would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with their friends.

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Parent group supports social hosting ordinance

Parent group supports social hosting ordinance

County commissioners are considering a proposed ordinance that, if approved, would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with their friends.

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City passes budget for FY 2015-2016

The city of Dawsonville approved a $4.1 million budget for fiscal year 2015-16 during its Monday special called meeting.

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