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Free child fingerprinting at festival this weekend

Etowah Lodge #222 Free and Accepted Masons in conjunction with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office will offer free fingerprinting for children during the 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival this weekend.

October 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Georgia racing legend to serve as festival grand marshal

A Georgia racing legend has been selected to serve as grand marshal for this year's 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in October.

October 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Teen cited in school bus wreck

A Dawsonville teen has been ticketed following Tuesday's crash involving a Dawson County school bus.

October 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Chestatee community supports Backpack Buddies

Volunteers recently collected more than 2,500 items for a local program designed to make sure children do not go hungry when they leave school for the weekend each Friday.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


County receives health and wellness grant

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners recently received a grant designed to improve employee health and wellness.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Drivers urged to use caution as deer activity increases

Motorists traveling Dawson County roads should keep a keen eye out for deer as the season changes, especially the week of Nov. 17-23.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Deputies are ‘head of the class’ at contest

Employees at the Dawson County Sheriff's Office last week went to the head of the class after showing they are indeed smarter than a 10-year-old.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Commissioners continue to review proposed budget

Commissioners last week said they need more time to consider the county's proposed 2016 spending plan.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawsonville man arrested in child porn sting

A Dawsonville man was among 18 arrested in a statewide child pornography sting by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Raffle winners split $10,000 grand prize

The clock was winding down, but the anticipation was turning up Thursday night as the last 10 standing at the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce reverse raffle held up the tickets they hoped would win them the $10,000 grand prize.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


No injuries in crash with school bus

A school bus carrying students to Black's Mill Elementary and Riverview Middle School was hit Tuesday morning at the crossing of Perimeter Road and Hwy. 9 South.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


Time for some ‘Shine

Dawsonville's unique and storied past will come alive this weekend when thousands converge on downtown for the 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville man among 18 arrested in statewide child porn sting

A Dawsonville man was among 18 arrested in a statewide child pornography sting by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

October 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Family donates snacks to officers on the run

When Deputy Mich Long orders his lunch, he typically asks for it to be served to-go.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Chief 'very proud' of firefighters' actions

Tim Pastore stepped back for a moment on Thursday after seeing the damage to the fire engine he was driving nearly a week earlier that collided head on with a passenger car.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Articles By Author - Michele Hester


Sheriff’s office seeks help in locating runaway teen

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is turning to the public for help in locating a missing teen.

February 05, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Randall Dowling hired as new Dawson County manager

In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of Randall Dowling as the county's new manager and ...

February 04, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Pedestrian killed crossing Ga. 400

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help cover final expenses for a Dahlonega man who died from injuries sustained when he was hit ...

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Speller had a ‘hankering’ to win bee

Kilough Elementary fifth grader Jacob Vaughan had a real "hankering" to win last week's countywide spelling bee at Dawson County Middle School.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | Education


City moving forward with park plans

City officials are entertaining design concepts for the new park going in behind Dawsonville Municipal Complex.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Relay for Life volunteers hunt for a cure

Deer hunting season may be over, but those whose mission it is to stop cancer in its tracks are still "Hunting for a Cure."

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tax commissioner will not seek 4th term

Dawson County's longtime tax commissioner announced on Monday that she will not seek re-election.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


City workshop draws small crowd

A first of its kind workshop in Dawsonville gave local residents the opportunity last week to learn more about the goings on in city government.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


GDOT lowering speed limit on Ga. 400 in Dawson County

State transportation officials announced last month that the speed limit on a stretch of Ga. 400 in Dawson County will be lowered to 55 mph.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pedestrian hit crossing Ga. 400 in Dawson County early Monday morning dies

A pedestrian hit this morning as he attempted to cross Ga. 400 in Dawson County has died.

February 01, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


City considering water rate hike

Water customers in the City of Dawsonville could soon see a slight rate increase.

January 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Chamber superstars unmasked at gala

Winter weather may have postponed the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce annual gala, but the masked revelers still had a ball Sunday.

January 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Commission chair will not seek 4th term

When you blow the candles out on your 70th birthday, there also comes a certain degree of privilege.

January 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


POA plans to buy 730 acres inside Big Canoe

A group of Big Canoe property owners are negotiating to purchase more than 700 acres of land in an effort to ensure the property will ...

January 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Threat of snow prompts officials to err on the side of caution

Milk and bread began disappearing from grocery shelves early last week as threats of ice and snow blew into the area.

January 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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