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General Assembly could consider district lines

State lawmakers could review Dawson County's district lines when the Georgia General Assembly reconvenes in August for a special session on state redistricting.

August 10, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Cycling for a cure

A local man will be among some 5,000 cyclists riding through Massachusetts this weekend to help fight cancer.

Brian Hood of Dawsonville said the overall goal is to raise $34 million for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston for cancer research and treatment.

August 03, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Upcoming golf tourney supporting Red Cross

Teams are still forming for the 7th annual Don Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament.

A fundraiser for the Northeast Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross, the tournament will be held Aug. 8 at Chestatee Golf Club in Dawsonville.

August 03, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Former city council member dies

A lifelong Dawsonville resident and former city council member died Thursday.

Friends say Gennie Melinda "Linda" Grant, 62, will be remembered for her devotion to her son and commitment to her hometown.

July 29, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


DOT delays intersection work

Just days after announcing work was set to begin on the intersection of Ga. 400 and Kilough Church Road, state transportation officials delayed the project.

The plan called for installing concrete medians, closing the crossing and eliminating the option for drivers to turn left from Kilough Church Road.

July 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local site in running for America’s Favorite Park

The honor of America's Favorite Park is up for grabs and a park in Dawsonville is in the running.

Amicalola Falls State Park, home of the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River, is trailing in fifth place for a chance to win a $100,000 recreation grant from Coca-Cola. The second place park will receive a $50,000 grant and third place will receive $25,000.

July 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Elliott patriarch to join Hall

George Elliott, late resident of Dawson County and father of NASCAR great Bill Elliott, headlines the 2011 class of inductees to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

Mike Head, Harold Kite, Swayne Pritchett and Ken Ragan will join Elliott as the newest members of the hall.

July 27, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Rex White will serve as Grand Marshal of festival

Rex White, former NASCAR champion and member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, will serve as grand marshal for the 44th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival this October.

White won the 1960 Winston Cup, and is NASCAR's oldest living champion.

July 27, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Travel Channel films episode in Dawson

A film crew from the Travel Channel was in Dawsonville last week, filming for an episode of America's Wildest Roads to air in November.

The crew, assisted by several community members, filmed a staged car chase between one of the first Georgia State Patrol Cars, a 1937 Ford, and two former 'shine hauling cars, a 1939 Ford and a 1948 Ford.

July 27, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Dawsonville man dies in single-vehicle collision

July 26, 2011 | By Julie Arrington DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Fathers, sons display art

The Dawson County Arts Council held an opening reception July 9 at the Bowen Center for the Arts for its current Father's & Son's exhibit.

The exhibit, which will run through the end of the month, features artwork created by the father-and-son teams of James Daniel Sr. and Jr. and Doug and Tyler King.

July 20, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Canoe race to benefit center elevator fund

Proceeds from a canoe and kayak race on the Etowah River Aug. 6 will help fund an elevator at the Dawson County Senior Center.

"We're so grateful to have this. The seniors really need an elevator," said Margie Weaver, center director. "We're so close and this will be a really big help to us."

July 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Changes coming to Kilough Church Rd.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid the Kilough Church Road-Ga. 400 crossing next week while the intersection is rerouted.

State Department of Transportation crews will be installing concrete medians and signs similar to those found at Beartooth Parkway and Ga. 400.

July 20, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Safety first when dipping in Lanier

The southern half of Lake Lanier appears laden with the most fatalities over the past six years, including five the past couple of weeks.

But then, so are most of the parks - some nearly side by side - that are run by area governments and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

July 20, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | LOCAL


Workers honored for cardiac care

More than a dozen emergency workers were recognized last week for making a difference in the lives of Dawson County residents in life threatening medical distress.

Each of the individuals honored at last week's county commission meeting "contributed to save a cardiac patient," said Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford.

July 13, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Dawson Living magazine on racks now

In this issue of the Dawson Community News, you'll find our "Dawson Living" magazine.

July 29, 2015 | | LOCAL


Georgia racing legend to serve as festival grand marshal

A Georgia racing legend has been selected to serve as grand marshal for this year's 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in October.

July 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Family of road rage victim recognized

The parents of a young mother killed in a violent road rage tragedy were recognized last week for their efforts to bring awareness to aggressive ...

July 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Campmeeting tradition underway

Campmeeting is currently in full swing at Lumpkin Campground.

July 22, 2015 | | LOCAL


Nearly two-century tradition continues next week

Families and friends will continue their nearly two-century tradition next week at Lumpkin Campground.

July 15, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Speaker David Ralston proposes Pastor’s Protection Act

State lawmakers are looking at a proposal that would protect clergy from being required to perform marriage ceremonies that conflict with their religious beliefs.

July 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Pet snake takes vacation in downtown Dawsonville

City residents may want to watch their step - and their pets - over the next few days while downtown.

July 08, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Sparks light up the sky

Independence Day has many different meanings to many different people.

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Buchan is Miss Georgia Jr. Teen

Gabrielle Buchan was supposed to be recuperating from a basketball knee injury. Instead, she was taking home to the title of Miss Georgia Jr. Teen ...

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville singer has chance to record in Nashville

A local singer and songwriter has the opportunity to record his first solo album, but needs help from friends, family and supporters if he is ...

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Phone records provide no leads into missing man’s whereabouts

The family of a missing Dawsonville man continues to hold out hope for his safe return.

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Heritage Days paid tribute to bygone days

Linda Tinsley started sewing doll clothes at the age of five.

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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