Inmate indicted 3 days after slaying Updated on Oct 09, 2014 at 4:44p.m.
Local veteran, eye of baseball dies A local World War II veteran and professional baseball photographer died today at the age of 97. Walter John Victor, of Dawsonville, died following a short hospitali... Updated on Oct 14, 2014 at 3:22p.m.
Authorities on the lookout The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for a man impersonating an officer on a local college campus. According to the sheriff's off... Updated on Oct 16, 2014 at 4:53p.m.
Softball region champs Softball region champs For the first time in school history the Dawson County softball team has captured a region title. Last week, Head Coach Jimmy Pruett's varsity softball team defeated ... Updated on Oct 15, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
System considers project manager The Dawson County Board of Education is considering adding a position that could save the school system money over the long term. During its meeting Monday night, th... Updated on Oct 15, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Twist in annexation issue With the continued cycle of requests to annex property into Dawsonville and Dawson County's objections to such moves, one city council member's seat may hinge on the i... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Lookout posted for fake cop The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking residents to be on the lookout for a man who reportedly impersonated a police officer on a local college campus. Accordi... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Festival here all weekend Festival here all weekend It's not every day that white lightning and fast cars are harmoniously fused, except on the fourth weekend in October at the annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in down... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Pumpkins benefit art Pumpkins benefit art The pumpkin patch is full again this year, but you don't have to travel far to get the gourds. Robinson Elementary School opened its third annual pumpkin patch last w... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Lady Tigers advance to Sweet Sixteen Lady Tigers advance to Sweet Sixteen The Lady Tigers' varsity softball game Thursday may go down as the most thrilling ever played at Jack Waldrip Field. Coach Jimmy Pruett's Lady Tigers rallied from a ... Updated on Oct 21, 2014 at 4:22p.m.

LOCAL

Moonshine Festival Entertainment Schedule Moonshine Festival Entertainment Schedule Saturday Shine Stage 8 to 10 a.m. - Parade/opening ceremonies, Inductions 10 to 10:30 a.m. - Higher Ground Dance Academy 10:30 to 11 a.m. - Margie Weaver Senior Cen... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 10:59a.m.
Festival to feature grand casino event Festival to feature grand casino event Roll the dice for the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Friday and Saturday night during the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival. For the first time, the festival will... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 10:46a.m.
Festival features collection of muscle, racecars Festival features collection of muscle, racecars The Mountain Moonshine Festival has become one of the top locales in the southeast to see hotrods. With as many as 800 cars on display during last year's festival, o... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 10:38a.m.
Moonshiner’s hall of fame inducts pioneers of trade Moonshiner’s hall of fame inducts pioneers of trade A tribute to history and heritage will take place during the opening ceremony of the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival Oct.25 with the addition of five new induc... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 10:20a.m.
Festival dedicated in memory of racing’s ‘biggest’ fan Festival dedicated in memory of racing’s ‘biggest’ fan Lifelong fan and one-time driver James Bolt "JB" Day once rode his bike all the way from South Carolina to watch a race at Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta. He was 11 at t... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 10:12a.m.

Government

Polls open Saturday for early voting Polls are open Saturday in Dawson County for the upcoming Nov. 7 General Election. Voters can cast early ballots from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the board of elections office,... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Twist in annexation issue With the continued cycle of requests to annex property into Dawsonville and Dawson County's objections to such moves, one city council member's seat may hinge on the i... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
SPLOST approval could generate $9.6 million If voters approve a proposed extension of the 1-cent sales tax next month, the measure could generate as much as $9.6 million for projects within downtown Dawsonville.... Updated on Oct 15, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Tanner receives award for legislative leadership Tanner receives award for legislative leadership Rep. Kevin Tanner was recently recognized by the Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission for his leadership in passing legislation that could transfer additional f... Updated on Oct 09, 2014 at 3:10p.m.
Official keeps pushing for consolidation Commissioner Gary Pichon may have just two more months as an elected official, but that isn't stopping him from pushing for a consolidated government in Dawson County.... Updated on Oct 08, 2014 at 1:00a.m.

Education

Pumpkins benefit art Pumpkins benefit art The pumpkin patch is full again this year, but you don't have to travel far to get the gourds. Robinson Elementary School opened its third annual pumpkin patch last w... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Mentoring PALS receives donation Mentoring PALS receives donation In an effort to further support students, Black's Mill Elementary School offers a one-on-one peer mentoring program. The Partners in Learning Success program, also c... Updated on Oct 15, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Pumpkin patch supports arts Pumpkin patch supports arts For the third year, Robinson Elementary's entryway is full of pumpkins. The pumpkin patch project, headed by art teacher John Lundy, is raising money to help his dep... Updated on Oct 15, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Agency gives incentive for safe driving A national insurance agency is making a local call to action for the community as a whole to take a pledge to drive safer. State Farm Insurance is asking counties ar... Updated on Oct 15, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Top teacher selected Top teacher selected After choosing its eight teachers of the year from all Dawson County schools, the board of education has named its system Teacher of the Year. Kilough Elementary Scho... Updated on Oct 15, 2014 at 1:00a.m.

CRIME/COURTS

Lookout posted for fake cop The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking residents to be on the lookout for a man who reportedly impersonated a police officer on a local college campus. Accordi... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Authorities on the lookout The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for a man impersonating an officer on a local college campus. According to the sheriff's off... Updated on Oct 16, 2014 at 4:53p.m.
Inmate indicted 3 days after slaying Updated on Oct 09, 2014 at 4:44p.m.
Cellmate charged in death Cellmate charged in death A Dawsonville man being held on a felony probation violation has been charged with murdering his cellmate at the Hall County jail. John Darrell Setchel, 24, was char... Updated on Oct 08, 2014 at 8:38a.m.
Bones found at dump human State investigators have confirmed that bones discovered in August at the Dawson County Transfer Station are human remains. Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten... Updated on Oct 08, 2014 at 1:00a.m.

BUSINESS

Clinic opens doors for dental exams Clinic opens doors for dental exams A local charity clinic has opened the doors on its new dental clinic. The Good Shepherd clinic, operating out of its Dawson Commons office, offers dental procedures ... Updated on Oct 15, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Business group supports SPLOST Advance voting begins Monday for the Nov. 4 election, which includes a referendum asking voters to extend Dawson County's 1-cent sales tax. If approved, projections ... Updated on Oct 08, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Chamber golf tourney successful despite weather Chamber golf tourney successful despite weather While the weather Monday morning was gloomy and overcast, that didn't stop Dawson County Chamber of Commerce members and friends from showing up to golf. The chamber... Updated on Oct 01, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Holiday season to bring jobs Unemployment continues to improve across the north Georgia region and officials believe the busy holiday shopping season will bring even lower rates in the coming mont... Updated on Oct 01, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Rezoning approved for retail center The last 10 acres of a tract of land needed to develop a new retail center along Ga. 400 were rezoned last week. "This is the last puzzle piece for us to make our pr... Updated on Sep 24, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

SPORTS

‘Georgia Shaker’ is festival’s grand marshal ‘Georgia Shaker’ is festival’s grand marshal Known as the Georgia Shaker, Hubert Platt is the grand marshal for the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival. A drag racer from Cumming, Platt's fascination with f... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 10:24a.m.
Voting opens for most popular NASCAR driver It's another showdown between the rising stars and seasoned veterans of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR's seven touring seri... Updated on Oct 22, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Elliott struggles at Kansas With four races left in the season, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott remains at the top of the NASCAR Nationwide Series leader board, despite a 10th-place finish at Kansas ... Updated on Oct 07, 2014 at 4:52p.m.
Elliott holds on to series lead With five races left in the season, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is poised to take home the NASCAR Nationwide Championship title in his first year on the circuit. He ... Updated on Oct 01, 2014 at 1:00a.m.
Elliott finishes second at Richmond Elliott finishes second at Richmond Dawsonville's "hometown hero" Chase Elliott continues his Nationwide Series points lead with his latest top-five finish, taking second place. Elliott, the driver of ... Updated on Sep 10, 2014 at 4:00a.m.

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