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Staying young at heart

They may not be spring chickens, but they are definitely young at heart.

August 31, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Sales of toy-like lighters may end

A Dawson County emergency services official is leading the charge in asking the county to ban the sale of toy-like novelty lighters.

August 31, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lakewood Speedway reunion a success

Dawson County's Georgia Racing Hall of Fame hosted the inaugural Lakewood Speedway Reunion Saturday.

August 24, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


Abba House begins recycling

Abba House, a local women's ministry, recently began recycling paper to help support the women and children of the ministry.

August 24, 2008 | | LOCAL


Breakfast for seniors set for Aug. 14

The Father's House will be hosting a free Senior's Breakfast at the Fun House, a new ministry department in the church's building dedicated to family outreach, from 9-11 a.m on Aug. 14.

August 24, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | LOCAL


A ‘slew’ of students

Louise Tinsley Inklebarger gathered 26 of her 28 grandchildren and great-grandchildren together Sunday, the day before the 2008-2009 school year began, and wished them well.

August 24, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


Dawson County youth begin new school year

More than 3,000 children began a new year of school in the Dawson County School System Monday morning.

August 24, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | LOCAL


4 stores hit in 3 counties

Authorities in three counties continued searching Wednesday for a suspect in several convenience store burglaries and car thefts.

August 24, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Deal talks energy at town hall meeting

Energy was Rep. Nathan Deal's hot button issue last week as he toured the region meeting with constituents.

August 24, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Suspects indicted in jeans case

A Dawson County Grand Jury has indicted six people authorities say are part of a group known as the Blue Jean Bandits on a combined total of almost 50 charges.

August 24, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Commissioners open floor for additional public comment

The public will have additional opportunities to speak at county commission meetings following a unanimous vote by the board last week to extend public comment at regular meetings.

August 24, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


New middle school dedicated

Dawson County Middle School will welcome its first students Monday. But the halls were alive with laughter and celebration Sunday for the new school's dedication.

August 17, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Art center gears up for Shakespeare

The Bowen Center for the Arts is reviving the works of Shakespeare for its Sept. 8 event at the Lakeview Center at 7 p.m.

August 17, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | LOCAL


Training burn tower to be operational by September

Workers moved the first loads of dirt last week to make way for the county's new fire training facility.

August 17, 2008 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


War Hill Park boat ramp closing

Recent rains are not enough to prevent the closure of yet another boat ramp on Lake Lanier. War Hill Park's only boat launching ramp faces closure this week.

August 17, 2008 | | 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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