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Locals return from famed horse event

Dawson County was well represented during one of the largest equestrian events ever held on American soil.

December 01, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Bench dedicated to park ‘friend’

Friends and family gathered earlier this month to honor one man's commitment and dedication to Amicalola Falls State Park.

December 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Skeletal remains found in Forsyth

Authorities returned Tuesday morning to the wooded area of Dawsonville Highway where a deer hunter reportedly found human remains.

November 30, 2010 | By Crystal Ledford DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Dahlonega man moves tree to Capitol

"We're in Casper, Wyo., right now," Jeff Underwood, 40, of Dahlonega said in a phone interview Nov. 16. "We left Buffalo, Wyo., this morning, and we just got to Casper, and we're going to stay here for two, two-and-a-half hours," he said.

November 24, 2010 | By Tasha Biggers DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Troopers collect holiday presents

State troopers want to make sure Santa visits every child in Georgia this Christmas season.

November 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local fire officials urge holiday cooking safety

Cooking is the leading cause of residential structure fires on Thanksgiving Day, according to emergency officials.

November 24, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Officers urge traffic safety this weekend

Heavy travel is anticipated for the upcoming 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period and the Georgia State Patrol is asking drivers to use caution as they travel.

November 24, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Unit ‘thankful to be here’

Surrounded by strangers hugging on him after he got off the chartered bus, Staff Sgt. Corey White of Gainesville was overcome with emotions.

November 24, 2010 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Extending a helping hand to veterans

With the economy hurting his business, Brett Bentley found he could no longer afford health insurance.

November 24, 2010 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Toy run grows

Santa Claus was one of nearly 300 riders Sunday in the 19th Annual Buck Jones Memorial Toy Run.

November 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Deputy injured in training

A Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy returned to work this week, days after he was hit by a ricochet bullet during a training exercise in Dawson County.

November 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lunch offered to those in need

The congregation at a local church is getting a jump start on the season of giving by offering a hot lunch and a coat to keep the cold away on Saturday to those in need.

November 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Stroke prevention seminar is Nov. 30

Strokes are the number three killer in this country. Someone in the U.S. experiences a stroke every 40 seconds.

November 17, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Symphony kicks off season

The North Georgia Chamber Symphony has scheduled a series of four holiday concerts in four different Northeast Georgia cities, including Dawsonville, during the first few days of December.

November 17, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Thanksgiving dinner planned

Invitations to a free Thanksgiving dinner have been extended to the community from the local alliance of churches.

November 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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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.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


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.

October 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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.

October 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


New GM named for newspaper

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

October 29, 2014 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Man killed in logging incident

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

October 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Moonshine Festival Entertainment Schedule

Saturday

October 22, 2014 | | LOCAL


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.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Festival features collection of muscle, racecars

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

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local emergency services trains for Ebola

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

October 22, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


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.

October 22, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


World War II veteran dies

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

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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