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Lanier Tech recognized for adult literacy efforts

For the second consecutive year, Lanier Technical College and its partners in adult education are being recognized at the state level.

October 13, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Bennett named Miss KARE for Kids

Dressed in a floor length, silk gown, Morgan Bennett was crowned Miss KARE for Kids 2011 Saturday afternoon at Riverview Middle School.

October 13, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Varsity Jr. breaks ground in Dawsonville

Construction crews broke ground Friday on a new Varsity Jr. restaurant, which will sit on 2 acres along Ga. 400 in Dawson County.

October 06, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Winner of raffle‘stunned’

James Grogan was the luckiest man in town Sept. 30.

October 06, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Smarter than a 10-year-old contest set for Tuesday

As adults, we'd all like to think we're smarter than a 10-year-old.

October 06, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Businesses coming to Dawsonville

Recent activity along the Ga. 400 corridor and in the city of Dawsonville has officials optimistic the local economy is starting to see signs of recovery.

October 06, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Local accountant indicted in theft case

A local accountant arrested two years ago on theft charges has been indicted again by a Dawson County grand jury.

October 06, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Volunteer board to run museum

On just about any given day, Gordon Pirkle can be found giving tours at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

September 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County weighs historic label

The Dawson County Commission could soon examine the possibility of labeling certain locations in the county as "historic."

September 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bowen turns 10

Dawsonville celebrated a decade of fine arts with a gala Saturday night at the Bowen Center for the Arts.

September 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Coroner named tops in Georgia

With nearly three decades in the funeral business, Ted Bearden is rarely surprised.

September 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Issues omitted from ballot

Voters who cast ballots early for the Nov. 2 General Election will need to vote again if they want their opinions counted on two pieces of local legislation.

September 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


State K9 recovery team trains locally

A call went out early Saturday morning that hunters reported what they believed to be human remains in the woods near Gold Creek.

September 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Highway project put on hold indefinitely

A beautification project along a portion of Ga. 400 has been postponed indefinitely.

September 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Pill drop offers secure way to dispose of drugs

SafeKids of Dawson County has teamed up with local agencies to keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands.

September 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Articles By Author - Michele Hester


Pepper Pettit named Rotarian of the Year

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

July 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Forsyth County man killed in weekend crash

A Forsyth County man was killed Saturday night as he attempted to pull onto Ga. 400 from Nightfire Drive.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Hospitality Highway renamed for tourism pioneer

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

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Woman charged after alleged home invasion

A Forsyth County woman was arrested last week in connection with what authorities are calling a home invasion at a local mobile home park near Ga. 400.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


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.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Drugs taken during robbery

Authorities are investigating a report that two men assaulted and robbed another at the Kangaroo gas station in Dawson County near Ga. 400 last week.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man robbed at Dawson County gas station

Authorities are investigating a report that two men assaulted and robbed another at the Kangaroo gas station in Dawson County near Ga. 400 Friday morning.

June 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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.

June 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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