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Bricks of honor

Being in the military requires much of those enlisted, which includes sacrificing many things that people at home enjoy on a daily basis.

July 15, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Habitat still in planning stages

According to Mark Weaver, there are many people and families who currently live in substandard housing conditions within Dawson County. An issue that he has been aware of for quite some time.

July 15, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Food, fun set the tone for holiday

Before James Tolbert could begin celebrating the nation's birthday, he got soaking wet in a dunk tank.

July 08, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Deputy on road to recovery

For nearly two years, Dep. Mickey Gilbertson of the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been suffering from kidney problems and is in the process of receiving a much-need transplant.

July 01, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Fireworks to light up park

From live music and children's activities to food and fireworks, Rock Creek Park is the place to be Friday night for one of the most festive Independence Day celebrations in North Georgia.

July 01, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


For Men Only

On June 6, the Bowen Center for the Arts in downtown Dawsonville held a reception for its current exhibit, "For Men Only."

June 24, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Arthritis sufferer lobbies for healthcare reform

American families -both insured and uninsured - are struggling with rising health care costs, and as the economy declines, the number of uninsured is expected to rise.

June 24, 2009 | | LOCAL


Local fireworks show planned for July 3

Dawson Community News and the Dawson County Board of Commissioners invite the community to the inaugural Dawson Day Thunder in the Sky Fireworks Extravaganza Independence Day Celebration July 3 at Rock Creek Park.

June 17, 2009 | | LOCAL


Reeling in the 'big one'

Arriving from Dalton with his family before sunrise Saturday morning, Christian Gillespie planned to hook "the big one" during the annual Kids Fishing Rodeo at Amicalola Falls State Park.

June 10, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local teen saved from drowning

Two men are being hailed as heroes after they rescued a teenager from drowning in Lake Lanier over the Memorial Day weekend.

June 03, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | LOCAL


Cars, trucks outnumber Dawson residents

A lot of folks in Dawson County like their cars.

June 03, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


‘An important day’

A large crowd gathered Monday in Veterans Memorial Park to pay tribute to those who gave their lives in service to the country.

May 27, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Memorial Day service set

For many, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer - a time when the pools open and the lake fills with boaters from across the region.

May 21, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Swinging into summer

Keziah Newton couldn't be bothered last Friday afternoon.

May 20, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


No raining on this parade

Weather may have moved the event indoors, but it couldn't rain on Dawson County's 13th annual Relay For Life.

May 13, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | 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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