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‘Change your clocks, change your batteries’

Emergency services staff encourages residents to check smoke alarms this weekend, when turning back the clock for daylight savings time.

November 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Two burned in truck fire

A 12-year-old girl and her father were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital on Saturday night after they suffered burns in a vehicle fire on Perimeter Road.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Veterans supporting veterans’

A law passed by Congress in 1999 ensured all veterans would receive full military honors at burial.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Fight night delights

Bobby Cordell said his son doesn't miss a professional wrestling event.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Food drives planned to stock pantry

Several food drives are planned through the end of the year in an effort to stock the pantry at the local food bank for the holidays.

October 27, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Food for Fines event at local libraries through November

Throughout November, Dawson County Library and the Lumpkin County Library will accept two cans or boxes of nonperishable food for each $1 of fines.

October 27, 2010 | | LOCAL


Ghost hunters share tales at local library

The ability to see ghosts comes naturally for some, said Paranormal Investigator Kathy Trader.

October 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


District 4 community clean up set for Nov. 6

Keep Dawson County Beautiful and the Dawson County Marshal's Office encourage residents to participate in this year's second collaborative district-wide community clean up event Saturday, Nov. 6.

October 27, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


A caravan of classic cars

Classic car lovers said they couldn't have asked for more beautiful weather Friday during the second annual Moonshine Run.

October 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Veterans continue service to community

Vietnam veteran Steve de Lyra remembers returning from the service to a hostile homecoming.

October 27, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Famous wrestlers to compete locally

Those bored with ghosts and goblins can trade in their costumes for a little "Halloween Havoc" this weekend.

October 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Event fuels charity

John Evans is what you might call a Mountain Moonshine Festival fanatic.

October 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Festival kicks off Saturday

It's the sweetness of fried apple pies. The aroma of hot apple cider. The crackle of freshly fallen leaves. The warmth of a thick sweater. Orange orbs growing fat in the pumpkin patch.

October 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Pearson inducted into hall

The visiting Grand Marshal for the 43rd annual Mountain Moonshine Festival was inducted into the 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame last week.

October 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


KARE for Kids comes through for local family

Tears still come to Tammi Carter's eyes when she thinks back to Christmas 2008.

October 20, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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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


Literacy pheasant shoot is Saturday

Organizers are hoping to gain greater exposure for a local literacy group by expanding fundraising efforts to include a European pheasant shoot on Saturday.

October 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Upcoming transportation referendum is talk of summit

SOUTH FORSYTH - The proposed $200 million transportation bond referendum that voters will decide on Nov. 4 was the main topic of the 2014 Transportation Summit.

October 15, 2014 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Pups storm park

While the weekend weather was dark and gloomy, pet lovers didn't let that put a wet blanket over their fun.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Local veteran, eye of baseball dies

A local World War II veteran and professional baseball photographer died today at the age of 97.

October 14, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


BBQ supports United Way

A barbecue fundraiser Saturday supports United Way for Dawson County and its many local partners.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pups in the Park Dog Show is this weekend

Fun and furry festivities are planned this weekend at the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


‘Cabin Fever’

A steady hand, a lot of time and plenty of practice are what it takes to make a quilt from small scraps of cloth. And those traits are on display through Oct. 22 as the Bowen Center for the Arts presents its annual quilt show.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


Community joins forces for pups

With the collaborative effort of several local organizations, the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show is stacking up to be a large-scale event for the county.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL


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