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Letters to Santa from Kilough Elementary 1st graders

Ms. Abercrombie

December 24, 2013 | | LIFE

Letters to Santa from Black's Mill Elementary 1st graders

Mrs. Garner's class

December 24, 2013 | | LIFE

Volunteers help clean up Lanier

If you want a clean lake to enjoy, it takes a strong effort by some to make that become a reality.

October 02, 2013 | By Charles Phelps DCN regional staff | LIFE

Smarts on display

Only a team from the Dawsonville Walmart can lay claim to the distinction of being smarter than a 10-year-old.

October 02, 2013 | Michele Hester | LIFE

Family tradition

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, a time known for celebrating affairs of the heart.

But for three generations of a Dawsonville family, Feb. 7 is the date they found to be lucky in love.

February 13, 2013 | Michele Hester | LIFE

Teen-directed play opening Friday

The Dawson County Arts Council is presenting the musical production "Once on This Island Jr." this Friday at Riverview Middle School's auditorium.

June 13, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | LIFE

Porter crowned Miss Dawson County

Hannah Porter was crowned Miss Dawson County 2012 last month at Dawson County Middle School.

May 09, 2012 | Michele Hester | LIFE

Burt named this year’s Miss KARE for Kids

Dawson County native Natalie Burt was crowned Miss KARE for Kids 2012 on Saturday evening at Riverview Middle School.

A junior at Dawson County High School, the veteran beauty queen, who has been competing in pageants since elementary school, is excited to be the face of KARE for Kids for the next year.

October 19, 2011 | Michele Hester | LIFE

Couple celebrates 50 years of marriage

Barbara Wallace couldn't think of a single reason why she was receiving a letter from the governor's office when she checked her mail one morning earlier this summer.

"It just didn't make sense. Why in the world would the governor be writing to us?" she said.

August 31, 2011 | Michele Hester | LIFE

Race benefits senior center

The drive from his home in Fayetteville to Dawsonville was well worth Robert Osburn's time Saturday morning.

August 10, 2011 | Michele Hester | LIFE

District governor visits Lions Club

August 10, 2011 | | LIFE

Spiritual revival

Sitting in a swing on the front stoop of his family's tent at Lumpkin Campground, Michael Hughes leans back and closes his eyes.

"This is an enchanted place for me, a place of reflection where time stands still," he said. "I do a lot of traveling, but no matter where I am in the world, when it's time for campmeeting, this is where I am."

July 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | LIFE

Campmeeting a 181 year tradition

An annual tradition will light up Lumpkin Campground on Sunday as families and friends gather to whitewash tree trunks in preparation for a weeklong spiritual revival known as campmeeting.

"We painted the trees so we wouldn't run into them before we got electricity," said Thelma Byrd, who has attended campmeeting each summer for more than eight decades.

July 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | LIFE

Market opens for season

With a cowboy hat to block the summer sun and a truckload of fresh vegetables he's not old enough to drive into town, Jacob McPherson looks like a veteran as he approaches a customer at the local farmer's market.

"That's a Grenadier cabbage," said the 12-year-old, who credits his grandfather for instilling his love for gardening. "I grew it, and I picked it all last night."

July 06, 2011 | Michele Hester | LIFE

Family moves into new Habitat house

Walking into her new home Saturday, Bethany Berg said she thanked God for giving her something so perfect and special.

"The house is absolutely perfect ... everything about it is everything I could have wanted," she said.

June 08, 2011 | Michele Hester | LIFE

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