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Out of Africa

A commercial pilot from Forsyth County isn't planning to fly back to western Africa anytime soon, if ever.

September 23, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Ceremony recalls Sept. 11

Residents of Dawson County paid tribute Friday to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the eighth anniversary of the event.

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Day of Caring on Friday

This Friday will be casual for several local businessmen and women as they dress down and get their hands dirty for a Day of Caring.

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Burn ban ends Sept. 30

Georgia's annual air quality ban on outdoor burning, mostly in the northern half of Georgia, will end at midnight on Sept. 30.

September 16, 2009 | | LOCAL


Poker run Saturday to benefit KARE for Kids

Put on your helmet, boots and best poker face Saturday to take part in the first annual KARE for Kids Motorcycle Poker Run.

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Road construction to start in Dawson, Forsyth

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced last week that construction is scheduled to begin soon on two highway projects in Northeast Georgia funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act .

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Good Shepherd Clinic set to open Monday

It's been just over a year since members of Grace Presbyterian Church first started discussing the need for a free medical clinic in Dawsonville.

September 09, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Service planned to remember 9/11

The community is invited to gather Friday morning to honor the more than 3,000 men, women and children who lost their lives eight years ago in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

September 09, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Food distribution is set for Saturday

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank will hold a USDA Mass Food Distribution from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot of Hollis Transport in Flowery Branch.

September 09, 2009 | | LOCAL


‘Soldier Boy’ continues battle against cancer

Eight-year old Kenneth Stewart III has become a local celebrity in the community, and has recently picked up the nick-name of "Soldier Boy of Dawsonville."

September 02, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Swine Flu confirmed in Dawson County

State health officials confirmed the first case of the H1N1 (Swine Flu) virus in Dawson County Wednesday afternoon.

August 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


‘Fill the Boot’ drive set for this weekend

Personnel from Dawson County Emergency Services will be heading to the streets Aug. 27-29 as they team up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to "fill the boot."

August 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Attorney to chair committee

Local attorney Clint Bearden was appointed last week to chair the Legislative Affairs Committee for Georgia's 9th District Republican Party.

August 26, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


That dog’ll hunt

A year after he went raccoon hunting for the first time, a 13-year-old Dawson County boy is winning state awards for his new hobby.

August 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Club moves forward

An information-gathering meeting last Thursday brought together almost two dozen volunteers interested in forming an Optimist Club in Dawson County.

August 19, 2009 | 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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