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Dawsonville celebrates veterans with luncheon, ceremony and parade

Veterans of all ages and from each branch of the military will be honored today during Dawsonville's annual Veterans Day celebration.

November 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Artful table luncheon celebrates the Peach State

The Peach State was in the spotlight Saturday for the Dawson County Arts Council's annual Artful Table luncheon.

November 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Work to widen Ga. 400 in Forsyth County will start Monday

If the weather cooperates, work to begin widening Ga. 400 through much of Forsyth County will begin Monday.

November 05, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Park offers sweet Trunk or Treat fun

Lee Carbajal was determined to be a Boxtroll for Halloween this year.

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Firefighter suffers medical issue battling Big Canoe blaze

A Dawson County firefighter reportedly was taken to the hospital for a medical issue that developed while fighting a fire in Big Canoe Saturday morning.

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Festival makes Dawsonville ‘shine’

Organizers won't say it was the biggest of all time, but they are proud to admit the 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival was one of the best.

October 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Man hit by car leaving festival

A pedestrian was airlifted to an area hospital Saturday afternoon after being hit by a car on Perimeter Road in Dawsonville.

October 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Georgia Mountains’ unemployment rate declines to 4.9 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor recently announced that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region for September was 4.9 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 5 percent in August.

October 28, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Howling good time planned for Halloween

As parents help their little ghost, goblins, fairies and princesses put the finishing touches on their Halloween costumes this week, the staff at Rock Creek Park is busy preparing for more than a thousand trick or treaters at the annual Trunk or Treat festivities.

October 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville man hit by car leaving festival

A pedestrian was airlifted to an area hospital Saturday afternoon after being hit by a car on Perimeter Road in Dawsonville.

October 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Free child fingerprinting at festival this weekend

Etowah Lodge #222 Free and Accepted Masons in conjunction with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office will offer free fingerprinting for children during the 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival this weekend.

October 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Mountain Moonshine Festival entertainment schedule

'Shine stage

October 22, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


K.A.R.E. for Kids makes holiday wishes come true

Hundreds of local children will wake up Christmas morning to find presents under their trees thanks to dozens of volunteers determined to make holiday wishes come true.

October 22, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | 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.

October 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Mountain Moonshine Festival weekend schedule

Friday

October 22, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


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A look back at the top 10 stories of 2015

Looking back, 2015 was a record-breaking year in Dawson County, specifically in high school sports.

December 30, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


Many parks, boat ramps closing as Lake Lanier continues to rise

Recent heavy rains are taking their toll on Lake Lanier recreation sites.

December 29, 2015 | From the Times of Gainesville editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


County’s new ISO rating could mean lower insurance premiums

Results from a recent evaluation by the Insurance Services Offices places Dawson County in a lower insurance classification, which should translate into lower insurance premiums ...

December 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Tavern chef pays it forward with free holiday dinner

Santa will already be back at the North Pole, but a few of his elves will stick around Dawsonville Friday to serve Christmas dinners to ...

December 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Officers grant holiday wishes

Little Mason Blake arrived at Walmart Friday afternoon with a plan.

December 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Rotary Club recognizes outstanding members

The Rotary Club of Dawson County recently started a new tradition by honoring two members that went above and beyond in their service to the ...

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Bike trail considered at Rock Creek Park

County commissioners have entered in a partnership that could help fund the construction of mountain bike trails next to Rock Creek Park.

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


New group to perform holiday program

Music lovers in Dawson County will have a unique opportunity to hear the debut performance of a brand new vocal octet this week.

December 16, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | LOCAL


First responders make $14,000 Christmas donation

It was the day after Thanksgiving, and all across town, first responders were collecting donations to turn holiday frowns around.

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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