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Santa arrives in style

Instead of traveling with elves by sleigh, Santa arrived in Dawsonville on Sunday with smiling men and women dressed in leather jackets and riding motorcycles.

The 21st annual Buck Jones Memorial Toy Run saw one of its largest turnouts this year. Dawsonville was waiting with open arms and trays of food for the hungry procession at the second of its three stops.

November 21, 2012 | By David Renner For the Dawson Community News | LOCAL


5 hurt in head-on collision

A head-on collision on Dawsonville Hwy. near the Dawson-Forsyth County line last week injured five, including three children.

"One of the children was in critical condition," said Billy Thurmond, Dawson County Emergency Services director.

November 21, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local theater group nominated for awards

In its inaugural venture into adult musical theater, the Dawson County Arts Council's recent summer hit "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" received four nominations in the 2012 Broadway World Atlanta awards for non-professional musicals.

The nominations include: Russ Ivey, best actor; Heatherly Wanamaker Nelson, best actress; Jamie Fambrough, best director; and best musical.

November 14, 2012 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Honoring service

Servicemen and women of all ages and from each branch of the military shared the spotlight Saturday during Dawsonville's Veterans Day celebration.

In its eighth year, the ceremonies began with a formal tribute to veterans at Dawson County Middle School, followed by a parade through downtown Dawsonville. Vietnam veterans served as the grand-marshals.

November 14, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Annual ride collects toys for Christmas

Santa and a couple hundred of his elves are expected in Dawsonville Sunday for the 21st annual Buck Jones Memorial Toy Run.

The event, organized by Bikers Dream of Atlanta, collects toys at stops from Cumming to Dahlonega to help organizations provide Christmas presents for children in need.

November 14, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Church celebrates second anniversary

Grace Presbyterian Church in downtown Dawsonville will celebrate its second anniversary on Sunday with a special Kirking of the Tartans service during morning worship at 11 a.m.

The first Presbyterian church in Dawson County, Grace was constituted as an official congregation on Nov. 21, 2010, with founding pastor the late Mark Weaver.

November 14, 2012 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Community invited to free Thanksgiving dinner

The local Alliance of Churches is expecting several hundred guests for the annual community Thanksgiving feast at the Lakeview Center next week.

The feast of turkey and all the trimmings, including a variety of desserts, will be served by volunteers from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the center, at 2057 Dawson Forest Road.

November 14, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Veterans Day ceremony Saturday

Capt. Benny Thomas Stowers had been overseas less than six months when the plane he was piloting crashed in May 1966.

"They notified us about the very next day, but it took a week or so before we got his body, because they couldn't find him," said his wife, Hazel Stowers.

November 07, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Annual ceremony pays tribute to veterans

Veterans of all ages and each military branch will be honored Nov. 10 during Dawsonville's eighth annual Veterans Day celebration.

Formal ceremonies will be held at 1:45 p.m. in the gym at the Dawson County Middle School, followed by a parade through downtown Dawsonville that begins at 3 p.m.

October 31, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ghosts and goblins on the prowl tonight

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is urging drivers to watch out for ghosts, goblins and princesses on the prowl for tricks and treats this evening.

While Dawson County doesn't designate when trick-or-treaters can go door to door, kids are expected to hit the streets as early as 4 to 4:30 p.m. for the annual Halloween ritual.

October 31, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Best festival we’ve ever had’

An estimated 100,000 visitors roared into town over the weekend to celebrate Dawsonville's high octane heritage of moonshine and fast cars.

Organizers are calling the 45th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival "the best festival we've ever had."

October 31, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


1 killed in motorcycle wreck

Authorities are citing speed as a factor in the fatal motorcycle wreck that killed a South Carolina man Saturday on Cothran Road.

Mark Harmon, 50, of Aiken, S.C. died at the scene after losing control of his 2006 Victory motorcycle in a curve, authorities said.

October 31, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Hall of fame induction ceremony is Friday

Volunteers are counting on a packed house for Friday night's Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.

Announced earlier this year, the 2012 class of inductees are Pete Hamilton, Bill Ingram, Warren Johnson, Doug Kenimer and Herman Wise. The men were nominated for their contributions to Georgia's motorsport's heritage.

October 24, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Expect traffic delays during the weekend

With thousands of visitors descending on Dawsonville this weekend for the 45th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival, local authorities are encouraging motorists to plan their routes and avoid the downtown area if not attending the festival.

"We've made several changes in road closures for this year's festival," said Greg Rowan, with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office.

October 24, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Home destroyed by fire

Firefighters from Dawson and Forsyth counties battled a house fire south of Dawsonville that displaced a family Monday morning.

There was no one in the home when the fire broke out about 11:30 a.m. on Gomez Lane, a private, gravel drive off Jenkins Road and Hwy. 9 South.

October 24, 2012 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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More than just recycling

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Dawsonville man dies in single vehicle wreck

A Dawsonville man died in a single vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon on Elliott Family Parkway.

July 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Man arrested for DUI, serious injury by vehicle after hit and run

A Dawsonville man was arrested last week on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident ...

July 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Free ice cream social this weekend at the Bowen

Cool off and browse the latest collection of art at the Bowen Center for the Arts in Dawsonville this weekend during a free ice cream ...

July 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


North Georgia Premium Outlets to introduce lululemon athletica this August

North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawson County announced last week that lululemon will join over 140 of the most sought-after outlet retail brands at the ...

July 26, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


School system releases info on new after school care provider

After approving a new a vendor for school care for all four Dawson elementary schools last month, the Dawson County School Board has posted quick ...

July 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Starbucks opens stand-alone store in Dawson

"Are you kidding?"

July 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Local restaurant gives $2,000 to United Way

The store has barely been open a month but the new Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers restaurant on Ga. 400 is already making a ...

July 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Revival continues this week at Lumpkin Campground

Camp meeting at Lumpkin Campground in Dawsonville will continue this week through Sunday July 31.

July 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawsonville man dies in single vehicle wreck

A Dawsonville man died in a single vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon on Elliott Family Parkway.

July 24, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dahlonega 7-year-old Opal Littleton in Netflix series ‘Ozark’ with Jason Bateman

Opal Littleton is making a name for herself in the film world.

July 21, 2017 | By Amber Tyner DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Couple who met at Kroger get engaged with help of coworkers

The grocery store may be where you buy your vegetables, bread and milk, but it isn't exactly the first place you think of when ...

July 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Two Dawson residents arrested after separate police chases in north Forsyth

A 38-year-old man was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after officials say he led deputies on a chase up Ga. 400 last week.

July 19, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes DCN regional staff | LOCAL


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