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Church opens downtown student center

A new activity center recently opened its doors to Dawson County students.

October 30, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Officials urge trick-or-treat safety this Halloween

With groups of ghosts, goblins and ghouls on the prowl Thursday in search of treats and tricks, authorities are urging caution on area streets to keep the county's youngsters safe from harm this Halloween.

October 30, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Splash park proceeding

If all goes as planned, children will be running through the sprinklers at the county's new splash pad come spring.

October 30, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Car show kicks off Mountain Moonshine Festival

While the official start isn't until Saturday morning, downtown Dawsonville is already gearing up for the 46th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 25, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Weekend of fun, history

Dawsonville will be home to music, moonshine and motor vehicles this weekend as the 46th Mountain Moonshine Festival gets under way.

October 23, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Confederate Railroad headlines concert

Dawsonville is abuzz about the headliner for Saturday night's concert at the 46th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 23, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


2 natives part of first class

Two outlaws of Dawsonville's notorious illegal liquor trade have been named to the inaugural National Moonshiners Hall of Fame.

October 23, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


No left turn lanes at intersection

Improvements to Etowah River and Thompson roads at Hwy. 53 proved slightly different than plans initially outlined by transportation officials.

October 23, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Students create recycled masterpieces

Keep Dawson County Beautiful last week announced the finalists in its inaugural Creative Recycling Challenge.

October 23, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Trunk or Treat set at Rock Creek

Dawson County Parks and Recreation invites the community to come out to Rock Creek on Halloween from 4-7 p.m. for trunk-or-treat.

October 23, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Raffle benefits high school scholarship

Local Vietnam veterans are anxiously awaiting the 46th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival where they plan to raffle off dozens of prizes to raise funds toward a high school scholarship.

October 16, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tourney supports family

Saturday's public safety basketball tournament at Dawson County High School was more about helping a "brother in blue" than the number of baskets scored.

"It was a good time. I'm so appreciative of everyone who came out in support," said Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Ray Goodie.

October 09, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Community clean-up planned for Oct. 19

Volunteers are needed to help clean downtown Dawsonville in anticipation of the 46th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 09, 2013 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Young Life annual banquet raises funds for ministry

Dinner with a smile was served to everyone at the Lakeview Center on Sept. 30 when Young Life of Dawson County held its annual fundraising reception and banquet.

October 09, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Kiwanis club inducts new leaders

The Dawson County Kiwanis Club's new leaders have officially been sworn into office and will be settling into their new roles in the coming weeks.

October 02, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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Forsyth student killed, Dawson students injured in July 4 wreck

A 15-year-old Forsyth high school student was killed and three Dawson County High School students were injured last week in a two-vehicle wreck at an ...

July 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


“I’m not ever going to give up”

During the first item of business on the Dawsonville City Council's agenda Monday night, council member Mike Sosebee asked his fellow members to consider ...

July 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


City to address Gold Creek islands

A February discussion that led the Dawsonville City Council down the road of not just creating new policy, but attempting to oust Mayor James Grogan ...

July 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Almost $5 million raised in Ga. governor’s race so far

Georgia's governor candidates already have raised almost $5 million as Republican heavy hitters Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp and Democrat leader Stacey Abrams announced ...

July 12, 2017 | By Nick Bowman DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Development Authority reports record breaking retail revenue in Dawson

The Development Authority of Dawson County last week released numbers on tax revenue for the county for the month of May, and stated that May ...

July 12, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Former Ryan’s restaurant up for auction

The former Ryan's restaurant located on Ga. 400 will face the auction block in August, according to a press release last week from the ...

July 12, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Man found dead near Amicalola Falls identified

Authorities have identified a man found dead on the Appalachian Trail in the area of Amicalola Falls State Park Tuesday morning.

July 11, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Community Connections Workshop this Thursday

Citizens of Dawson County are invited to attend a joint community connections workshop Thursday.

July 11, 2017 | From staff reports | LOCAL


Driver in fatal wreck arrested for DUI following incident

A man who reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Lumpkin Campground Rd. and Grizzle/Industrial Park roads in Dawsonville ...

July 10, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


DNR: No boating injuries on Lanier, BUIs match last year

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources made the same number of boating under the influence arrests this holiday period as it did last year, but ...

July 07, 2017 | DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Road work scheduled from Hwy. 53 East to Lumpkin Campground

The Georgia Department of Transportation will begin road work on Hwy. 53 East from downtown Dawsonville to Lumpkin Campground Road this weekend, according to the ...

July 06, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Forsyth high school student killed in July 4th wreck

A 15-year-old Forsyth high school student was killed and three Dawson County High School students were injured in a two-vehicle wreck on July 4 near ...

July 06, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


“The best tasting water in north Georgia”

The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority recently walked away with several awards during the spring conference of the Georgia Association of Water Professionals, or GAWP ...

July 05, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Mayor files petition in appeal case

A petition filed by attorneys for Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan earlier this month is the second step in what promises to be a lengthy legal ...

July 05, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Fair comes to town as Chamber turns 40

The fair came to town last week, just in time for the celebration of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's 40th birthday.

July 05, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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