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Local authorities urge caution this Halloween

With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, there are sure to be tricks and treats for everyone.

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Luncheon on Saturday celebrates art

Preparations are under way for the eighth annual Lunch at an Artful Table fundraiser for the Dawson County Arts Council.

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Rotary Club named volunteer of the year

Rotary Club named volunteer of the year

Rotary Club of Dawson County was recently named Volunteer of the Year by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association for building a waterpark, Rotary Island, at Rock Creek Park.

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Good weather, moonshine nostalgia draws crowds

Good weather, moonshine nostalgia draws crowds

The more than 100,000 visitors that flock to Dawsonville the fourth weekend in October couldn't have asked for better weather for the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

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New GM named for newspaper

New GM named for newspaper

Longtime editor Stephanie Woody has been named general manager of the Dawson Community News.

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Man killed in logging incident

A Dawson County man was killed Monday evening in an incident involving a log splitter at his home.

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Moonshine Festival Entertainment Schedule

Moonshine Festival Entertainment Schedule

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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.

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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.

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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 inductees to the National Moonshiner's Hall of Fame.

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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 the time.

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Local emergency services trains for Ebola

As of late, the national news scene has been buzzing with one particular topic - the Ebola virus.

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Pheasant shoot goes off with a bang

Pheasant shoot goes off with a bang

Groups of hunters ranging from husband and wife to father and son teams flocked to one Dawson County mountain home to take part in a local charity's new fundraiser.

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World War II veteran dies

World War II veteran dies

One of Dawson County's most decorated World War II heroes died last week at the age of 97.

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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 downtown Dawsonville.

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Literacy pheasant shoot is Saturday

Organizers are hoping to gain greater exposure for a local literacy group by expanding fundraising efforts to include a European pheasant shoot on Saturday.

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Upcoming transportation referendum is talk of summit

SOUTH FORSYTH - The proposed $200 million transportation bond referendum that voters will decide on Nov. 4 was the main topic of the 2014 Transportation Summit.

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Pups storm park

Pups storm park

While the weekend weather was dark and gloomy, pet lovers didn't let that put a wet blanket over their fun.

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Local veteran, eye of baseball dies

A local World War II veteran and professional baseball photographer died today at the age of 97.

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BBQ supports United Way

A barbecue fundraiser Saturday supports United Way for Dawson County and its many local partners.

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Pups in the Park Dog Show is this weekend

Fun and furry festivities are planned this weekend at the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show.

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‘Cabin Fever’

‘Cabin Fever’

A steady hand, a lot of time and plenty of practice are what it takes to make a quilt from small scraps of cloth. And those traits are on display through Oct. 22 as the Bowen Center for the Arts presents its annual quilt show.

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Community joins forces for pups

Community joins forces for pups

With the collaborative effort of several local organizations, the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show is stacking up to be a large-scale event for the county.

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Volunteers sweep shore

Volunteers sweep shore

Massive amounts of Styrofoam, parts of an abandoned houseboat and two crumbling docks were among the debris collected in Dawson County on Saturday during the Lake Lanier Association's 26th annual Shore Sweep.

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Champ consolidates racing collection

Champ consolidates racing collection

A 30-year racing career can produce quite a collection of cars and memorabilia.

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Golfing brings green

Golfing brings green

With fall weather setting in a day early, there was little to slow turnout for the Dawsonville Lions Club's 19th annual golf tournament.

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Official: March blaze no accident

The local investigation into an explosion and fire that leveled a southern Dawson County home in March is ongoing, but Allstate Insurance officials said they've denied the property owner's compensation claim because the incident wasn't an accident.

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Shore Sweep set for Saturday

Shore Sweep set for Saturday

Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in clearing the shores of Lake Lanier on Saturday.

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9/11 ceremony held at Station 1

9/11 ceremony held at Station 1

Dawson County paused last week to remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Event benefits animal shelter

Event benefits animal shelter

In an effort to help Dawson County's no-kill animal shelter, the city of Dawsonville has set aside a day just for dogs.

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9/11 ceremony Thursday

Dawson County public safety personnel will continue their commitment to "never forget" on Thursday, when they will hold a memorial service to remember the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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Rotary Island is open

Rotary Island is open

The Rotary Club of Dawson County made a splash Thursday with the grand opening of Rotary Island, an interactive water playground at Rock Creek Park.

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Authority secures loan for reservoir

After nearly five months of waiting, Georgia has answered - partially - the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority's request for a loan.

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Education



Lanier Technical College nominates students for award

Lanier Technical College instructors have nominated 16 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the college's GOAL program.

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Red Ribbon Week will focus on drug awareness

Red Ribbon Week will focus on drug awareness

More than 1,500 schools across Georgia are setting aside time this week to celebrate drug-free students.

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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.

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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.

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Pumpkin patch supports arts

Pumpkin patch supports arts

For the third year, Robinson Elementary's entryway is full of pumpkins.

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Government



City to form Historic Preservation Commission

After reviewing an ordinance regarding the city's historical preservation, one city council member has decided to expand the role.

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SPLOST, governor’s race on Tuesday’s ballot

Proponents for extending the county's 1-cent sales tax for six more years hope their campaign mail-outs, speaking engagements and social media presence to promote a "yes" vote resonates at the polls.

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Annexation coming to head

On Monday, Dawsonville residents will have one final chance to voice their opinions on the latest wave of annexation requests before the city council.

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Budget includes employee pay increases

For the first time in six years, Dawson County's proposed 2014 budget includes pay increases for employees.

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Polls open Saturday for early voting

Polls open Saturday for early voting

Polls are open Saturday in Dawson County for the upcoming Nov. 4 General Election.

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