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Changing seasons

Leaf season is in full swing. For many local residents, that means it's time to make plans to head to the mountains.

November 04, 2009 | By Shannon Casas DCN regional staff | LOCAL

Dawson father wins $250,000

Bobby Taylor buys lottery tickets every week. Sometimes in the scratch off variety, but mostly Mega Million jackpot tickets.

November 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Veteran returns home

As his plane touched down at the airport Friday, Sgt. Christopher Goodwin Sr. of Dawsonville breathed a sigh of relief.

November 04, 2009 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL

Bowen fundraiser is set for next month

Preparations are underway for the third annual Lunch at an Artful Table fundraiser for the Dawson County Arts Council.

October 28, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

‘The best time’

It's been more than four decades since the Mountain Moonshine Festival rumbled to life, and locals say it grows larger each year.

October 28, 2009 | By Frank Reddy DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL

SWAT rappels into training

They are only mobilized a half dozen times each year, but the Dawson County Sheriff's Special Response Team is ready when the call goes out.

October 28, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Free smoke detectors offered

Each year more than 4,000 Americans die in fires and about 20,000 are injured.

October 21, 2009 | | LOCAL

Corps will keep lake from getting too high

Lake Lanier is up, but don't expect it to get too much higher.

October 21, 2009 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | LOCAL

Moonshine run kicks festival into gear

The 42nd Annual Dawsonville Mountain Moonshine Festival kicks off with a "Thunder Road Moonshine Run," a caravan consisting of about 52 moonshine-era vintage cars dating from the 1930s to the 1960s.

October 21, 2009 | | LOCAL

Festival traffic advisory

Thousands of visitors will soon be descending on Dawsonville to participate in one of the most popular festivals in north Georgia.

October 21, 2009 | | LOCAL

Moonshine Festival returns this weekend

The streets of downtown Dawsonville will rev to life this weekend during the 42nd Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 21, 2009 | | LOCAL

Miss KARE for Kids crowned

Lindsey Porter is the new face of KARE for Kids.

October 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

DNR stresses firearms safety

With the opening Saturday of deer firearms season, hunters are encouraged to review safety rules and regulations before heading to the woods.

October 14, 2009 | | LOCAL

Boy, 11, killed in hunting accident

What was supposed to be a afternoon outing for a Dawson County youth and his grandfather turned tragic Oct. 9 when the boy's deer rifle discharged, fatally wounding him.

October 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Child dies after hunting accident

Emergency officials confirmed a young boy was shot in Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area late Friday afternoon.

October 09, 2009 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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Articles by Section - LOCAL

Community remembers lost soldiers during memorial service

Dawson County Veterans took time last week to remember brothers-in-arms that were either captured or never returned from battle.

September 23, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Cellphone app helps participants locate areas for Shore Sweep

As the Lake Lanier Association approaches its 27th annual Shore Sweep on Sept. 26, the group has a new tool in its arsenal for ridding ...

September 16, 2015 | By Clark Leonard DCN regional staff, | LOCAL

Council explores city manager position

The Dawsonville City Council on Monday took the first steps in hiring a city manager.

September 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Tragedy to triumph: Dawson County remembers 9/11, celebrates lives

Dawson County continues to remember those lost both during a fateful attack on America 14 years ago and in the line of duty in general.

September 16, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL

Service honors missing soldiers

A remembrance service will pay respect to soldiers who remain missing or were once prisoners of war.

September 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Chamber to host 19th annual golf tournament

One of Dawson County's longest running golf tournaments is setting up to tee off once again.

September 16, 2015 | From staff reports | LOCAL

9/11 memorial service planned for Friday

Local first responders will pause for a moment Friday to remember the 411 firefighters, police officers and emergency medical personnel lost 14 years ago in ...

September 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Miss K.A.R.E. for Kids to be crowned Saturday

A new Miss K.A.R.E. for Kids will be crowned Saturday afternoon at Dawson County High school.

September 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Roads, Lake Lanier likely crowded over Labor Day weekend

As local residents prepare for the Labor Day holiday weekend, some state road workers will be taking off - and law enforcement will be stepping up ...

September 04, 2015 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, | LOCAL

Underwater search and recovery team earns new certification

Divers with the Dawson County Underwater Search and Recovery Team completed training last week that certifies the entire group at the technician level.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Dawson County history book now available for purchasing

Zack and Annice Meeler have been making trips from Augusta to Dawsonville for years, tracing family history and making memories.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

You’re challenged to a Downtown Showdown

So you say you have the best chili in Dawson County?

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

DCES welcomes new volunteer recruits

Dawson County Emergency Services on Saturday celebrated the graduation of 11 new recruits into the department's volunteer firefighter program.

August 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Beats and brews: Music festival rocks Dawsonville

Little Dylan Nixon may only be 5-years-old, but he quite possibly could be the biggest AC/DC fan in north Georgia.

August 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

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