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Oakwood man killed in fatal Hwy. 53 crash

Oakwood man killed in fatal Hwy. 53 crash

An Oakwood man died and two other patients were taken to area hospitals Thursday afternoon following a collision on Hwy. 53, east of Dawsonville.

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Dawsonville toddler recovering after transplant

A toddler from Dawsonville has a long recovery ahead of him after a successful kidney tranplant last week.

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3-year-old to receive new kidney

3-year-old to receive new kidney

Thursday is going to be a big day for a little guy from Dawsonville.

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Christmas takes center stage

Christmas takes center stage

Sleigh bells were ringing and children were singing in Dawsonville's second annual Christmas parade that took over the downtown streets Saturday afternoon.

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Coptic convent purchases former Catholic college

The first Coptic Orthodox convent outside Egypt recently opened in Dawsonville.

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Poverty simulation shows low income struggles

Poverty simulation shows low income struggles

Several dozen local leaders and college students found themselves living on minimum wage salaries, wondering how to make ends meet from paycheck to paycheck.

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‘News’ seeks most decorated holiday home

Do you or someone you know take holiday decorating to the extreme?

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Good Shepherd clinic seeks dentists

The Good Shepherd Clinic of Dawson County is looking for a few more hands to help with its patients.

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Christmas parade Saturday

Christmas parade Saturday

Dawsonville is celebrating the start of the holiday season Saturday with dozens of decorated floats lining the downtown streets in the city's second annual Christmas parade.

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Press issues cause delivery delay

Due to a press issue, today's edition of the Dawson Community News did not print in time to go out in the mail as expected. The papers will be delivered on Friday due to Thanksgiving on Thursday.

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Community invited to free Thanksgiving meals

Community invited to free Thanksgiving meals

Preparations are in place for everyone wanting to celebrate the holidays with a hearty feast this Thanksgiving.

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Thanksgiving serves up traditions

Thanksgiving serves up traditions

Turkey, dressing, corn on the cob, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes are traditional staples for many families each Thanksgiving.

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Floats needed for parade

There's still time to have a float in this year's Christmas parade.

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Floats needed for parade

Floats needed for parade

There's still time to have a float in this year's Christmas parade.

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Local fans ecstatic for Elliott

Local fans ecstatic for Elliott

Saturday's race at Homestead-Miami Raceway may not have been a career win for Chase Elliott, but the siren sounded all across Dawsonville regardless.

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Citizens graduate from academy

Citizens graduate from academy

A ceremony was held last week to celebrate the latest graduates of the Dawson County Citizens Academy.

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Community honors servicemen and women

Community honors servicemen and women

The community paid tribute to servicemen and women of all ages and from each branch of the military Tuesday during Dawsonville's Veterans Day celebration.

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Library is accepting food for fines

The Chestatee Regional Library is offering library patrons a chance to do away with their fines by helping out a good cause.

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Organization looking for holiday families

Christmas is less than two months away and one local organization is looking for ways to help make it a happy time for everyone.

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Annual ceremony pays tribute to local veterans

Veterans of all ages and from each branch of the military will be honored Tuesday during Dawsonville's 10th annual Veterans Day celebration.

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Local authorities urge caution this Halloween

With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, there are sure to be tricks and treats for everyone.

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Luncheon on Saturday celebrates art

Preparations are under way for the eighth annual Lunch at an Artful Table fundraiser for the Dawson County Arts Council.

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Rotary Club named volunteer of the year

Rotary Club named volunteer of the year

Rotary Club of Dawson County was recently named Volunteer of the Year by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association for building a waterpark, Rotary Island, at Rock Creek Park.

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Good weather, moonshine nostalgia draws crowds

Good weather, moonshine nostalgia draws crowds

The more than 100,000 visitors that flock to Dawsonville the fourth weekend in October couldn't have asked for better weather for the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

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New GM named for newspaper

New GM named for newspaper

Longtime editor Stephanie Woody has been named general manager of the Dawson Community News.

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Man killed in logging incident

A Dawson County man was killed Monday evening in an incident involving a log splitter at his home.

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Moonshine Festival Entertainment Schedule

Moonshine Festival Entertainment Schedule

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Festival to feature grand casino event

Festival to feature grand casino event

Roll the dice for the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Friday and Saturday night during the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

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Festival features collection of muscle, racecars

Festival features collection of muscle, racecars

The Mountain Moonshine Festival has become one of the top locales in the southeast to see hotrods.

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Moonshiner’s hall of fame inducts pioneers of trade

Moonshiner’s hall of fame inducts pioneers of trade

A tribute to history and heritage will take place during the opening ceremony of the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival Oct.25 with the addition of five new inductees to the National Moonshiner's Hall of Fame.

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Festival dedicated in memory of racing’s ‘biggest’ fan

Festival dedicated in memory of racing’s ‘biggest’ fan

Lifelong fan and one-time driver James Bolt "JB" Day once rode his bike all the way from South Carolina to watch a race at Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta. He was 11 at the time.

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Local emergency services trains for Ebola

As of late, the national news scene has been buzzing with one particular topic - the Ebola virus.

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Pheasant shoot goes off with a bang

Pheasant shoot goes off with a bang

Groups of hunters ranging from husband and wife to father and son teams flocked to one Dawson County mountain home to take part in a local charity's new fundraiser.

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World War II veteran dies

World War II veteran dies

One of Dawson County's most decorated World War II heroes died last week at the age of 97.

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Festival here all weekend

Festival here all weekend

It's not every day that white lightning and fast cars are harmoniously fused, except on the fourth weekend in October at the annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in downtown Dawsonville.

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Education

Art show finds new direction of travel

Art show finds new direction of travel

Each year, Dawson County High School puts on its annual art show to display the works and techniques its students learn.

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Ornaments benefit needy

Ornaments benefit needy

For the third year in a row, Robinson Elementary continues its trend of selling ornaments.

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Youth leadership award winners named

Youth leadership award winners named

With applications examined and hopefuls interviewed, this year's Hugh O'Brian Leadership Award winners have been announced.

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Lanier Tech named state's top technical college




Board bids farewell

After several decades serving on the Dawson County Board of Education, the local school system bid farewell to board member Cecil Bennett Nov. 22.

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Government

Emergency personnel recognized at banquet

Emergency personnel recognized at banquet

An awards ceremony last month recognized several members of Dawson County Emergency Services for going above and beyond in 2014.

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 Sheriff honors top staff at annual luncheon

Sheriff honors top staff at annual luncheon

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office recognized its top employees during the department's annual Christmas luncheon and celebration on Friday.

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City to hear new request

City officials continue to receive requests for annexation in to Dawsonville.

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Officials will be sworn in to office Tuesday

The county's newest elected officials will be sworn into office Tuesday at the Dawson County Government Center.

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Phillips takes council seat

Phillips takes council seat

Newly appointed council member Caleb Phillips took his seat on the Dawsonville City Council, following a brief swearing-in ceremony on Monday at city hall.

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