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Veterans award scholarship

The local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America recently awarded a scholarship to a Dawson County High School senior.

June 01, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


In honor of their sacrifice

More than 100 people gathered at Veterans Memorial Park on Monday afternoon to honor military personnel who have laid down their lives for the country.

June 01, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Talks for downtown property continuing

Plans for a downtown parking and commons area in the historic district have been put on hold while Dawsonville officials negotiate with the owner of two lots at Shoal Creek Road and Hwy. 9.

June 01, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Racing history revived at hall

Dawsonville's storied racing history revved up Saturday morning as volunteers with the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame celebrated the museum's grand reopening.

June 01, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Motorsports park may open in September

Weather has delayed by at least six months the opening of a motorsports park in western Dawson County.

June 01, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Grant to fund walking trail

Georgia Department of Transportation announced last week that $250,000 has been approved for a multi-purpose trail that would connect the City of Dawsonville to Veterans Memorial Park.

June 01, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Authorities urge caution during summer months

As the summer months approach and families are outside enjoying the weather, local authorities want to remind the community to be cautious and stay safe.

June 01, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


City: No property taxes next year

Dawsonville officials agreed last week that they had no intention of breaking one of the city's longest-standing traditions - no property tax.

June 01, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Life picking up at farm in north Forsyth

A north Forsyth farm will soon receive some national exposure thanks to an unexpected visit from the Cooking Channel.

June 01, 2011 | By Crystal Ledford DCN Regional Staff | LOCAL


Grand re-opening is scheduled for museum

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame has an event planned for Saturday that will celebrate recent additions to the museum as well as recognize the non-profit organization that now runs it.

Gordon Pirkle, president of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, said the "grand re-opening" will have car shows, autograph signings and "lots of good food."

May 25, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


Fire chars Hwy. 53 home

Dawson County fire officials are investigating a blaze that destroyed a Hwy. 53 home early Tuesday and displaced a family of four.

Tim Satterfield, deputy chief of emergency services, said no one was injured in the fire, which occurred sometime after midnight at 5364 Hwy. 53 East, but the home was a complete loss.

May 25, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Relay roundup

Before the first lap around the track Friday night, organizers were celebrating a successful Relay for Life in Dawson County

"We went into the evening a couple thousand dollars above our $60,000 goal," said Jay Walker, campaign chairman. "Early on, we said we'd be ecstatic if we hit $70,000."

May 25, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawsonville man lives ‘pipe’ dream

Dewitt Wannamaker doesn't remember if he was joking several years ago when he told his wife he wanted a set of bagpipes for his birthday.

Today, at the age of 68, the Dawsonville man says he couldn't have asked for a more perfect gift.

May 25, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Program offers support to local teen parents

A rise in teen pregnancy rates and the absence of local programs for preschool children led volunteers to form a new support group for teen parents.

"We know of at least two teen moms who are going to Cumming each week to a group for teen moms," said Nancy Stites of Family Connection, a partner agency with Growing Bright Stars, which focuses on kindergarten readiness.

May 25, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Memorial Day service is scheduled May 30

There's no way to truly thank those who laid down their lives for their country.

That doesn't mean their sacrifice can't be honored.

May 25, 2011 | Frank Reddy | LOCAL


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Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Veterans park

A service Monday at Veterans Memorial Park will honor local military men and women who served their country honorably and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Rotary Club of Dawson County named tops

The Rotary Club of Dawson County has been named 2014-2015 Club of the Year among large clubs in the district.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Marine pilot with ties to Dawsonville killed delivering disaster aid

A candlelight vigil and prayer service was held Sunday at Juno Baptist Church in memory of U.S. Marine Mark Johnson, one of eight soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed on a relief mission in Nepal.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Cumming man killed in tree-cutting accident

A Cumming man was killed in a tree-cutting accident Tuesday evening in southern Dawson County.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dawson man dies from injuries sustained in crash

A Dawson County man died Sunday from injuries sustained in a head-on collision near his home a week before.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Relay for Life car show is Saturday

Hotrod enthusiasts are encouraged to go "Cruising Toward a Cure" Saturday at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Nurses honored for work

Dawson County schools are showing their appreciation in the form of new purses.

May 13, 2015 | David Renner | LOCAL


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