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Expect traffic delays during the weekend

With thousands of visitors descending on Dawsonville during the 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival, local authorities are asking motorists to plan their routes and avoid the downtown area if not attending the festival.

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


Teen cited in school bus wreck

A Dawsonville teen has been ticketed following Tuesday's crash involving a Dawson County school bus.

October 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Drivers urged to use caution as deer activity increases

Motorists traveling Dawson County roads should keep a keen eye out for deer as the season changes, especially the week of Nov. 17-23.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Deputies are ‘head of the class’ at contest

Employees at the Dawson County Sheriff's Office last week went to the head of the class after showing they are indeed smarter than a 10-year-old.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Time for some ‘Shine

Dawsonville's unique and storied past will come alive this weekend when thousands converge on downtown for the 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Family donates snacks to officers on the run

When Deputy Mich Long orders his lunch, he typically asks for it to be served to-go.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Chief 'very proud' of firefighters' actions

Tim Pastore stepped back for a moment on Thursday after seeing the damage to the fire engine he was driving nearly a week earlier that collided head on with a passenger car.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Gas main break shuts down Hwy. 53 in Dawson County

A stretch of Hwy. 53 between Ga. 400 and Lumpkin Campground Road was shut down Monday morning as crews worked to contain a gas main leak punctured during construction.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Spirited cheer dad can’t hide his Tiger pride

Isaac Barnes showed up at his daughter's first cheer practice to help his wife teach the young cheerleaders a thing or two about football.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Smarter than a 10-year-old contest set for Tuesday

As adults, we'd all like to think we can remember the geography, history, language arts and math we learned so many years ago in elementary school.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


River clean-ups planned on Amicalola, Etowah

Two events are planned within the next week to celebrate October as Clean Water month in Dawson County.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Hwy. 53 now open after gas main break shuts down roadway

Hwy. 53 near Ga. 400 has reopened following Monday morning's gas main break east of Lumpkin Campground Road in Dawson County.

October 05, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Hwy. 53 reopens following head-on crash involving fire engine

Hwy. 53 East in Dawson County is now open following this morning's head-on collision involving a fire engine.

October 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Interactive program aims to open community eyes

Volunteers are needed to participate in an interactive collaboration and learn what it's like to live in poverty.

September 30, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


Pichon named Kiwanian of the Year

When Dan Pichon joined the Dawson County Kiwanis Club five or so years ago, the retiree was promised he wouldn't have to serve on the board or hold an officer position.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | 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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