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Press issues cause delivery delay

Due to a press issue, today's edition of the Dawson Community News did not print in time to go out in the mail as expected. The papers will be delivered on Friday due to Thanksgiving on Thursday.

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Community invited to free Thanksgiving meals

Community invited to free Thanksgiving meals

Preparations are in place for everyone wanting to celebrate the holidays with a hearty feast this Thanksgiving.

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Thanksgiving serves up traditions

Thanksgiving serves up traditions

Turkey, dressing, corn on the cob, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes are traditional staples for many families each Thanksgiving.

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Floats needed for parade

There's still time to have a float in this year's Christmas parade.

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Floats needed for parade

Floats needed for parade

There's still time to have a float in this year's Christmas parade.

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Local fans ecstatic for Elliott

Local fans ecstatic for Elliott

Saturday's race at Homestead-Miami Raceway may not have been a career win for Chase Elliott, but the siren sounded all across Dawsonville regardless.

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Citizens graduate from academy

Citizens graduate from academy

A ceremony was held last week to celebrate the latest graduates of the Dawson County Citizens Academy.

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Community honors servicemen and women

Community honors servicemen and women

The community paid tribute to servicemen and women of all ages and from each branch of the military Tuesday during Dawsonville's Veterans Day celebration.

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Library is accepting food for fines

The Chestatee Regional Library is offering library patrons a chance to do away with their fines by helping out a good cause.

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Organization looking for holiday families

Christmas is less than two months away and one local organization is looking for ways to help make it a happy time for everyone.

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Annual ceremony pays tribute to local veterans

Veterans of all ages and from each branch of the military will be honored Tuesday during Dawsonville's 10th annual Veterans Day celebration.

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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

Saturday

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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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Education



Board bids farewell

After several decades serving on the Dawson County Board of Education, the local school system bid farewell to board member Cecil Bennett Nov. 22.

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Science night aims to get kids excited to learn

Science night aims to get kids excited to learn

Riverview Elementary School students got a chance earlier this month to experiment with forces of physics, chemicals and the human body.

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Yearbook staff awarded

Yearbook staff awarded

The Dawson County High School yearbook staff walked away with 14 awards from the Georgia Scholastic Press Association last week.

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Dawson students R.E.A.D.ing

Dawson students R.E.A.D.ing

Third-grade students at every elementary school in Dawson County received a visit Nov. 6 from a local educational advocacy group.

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Science put into practice

Science put into practice

Dawson County Middle School eighth-graders got a chance last week to build digital thermometers from base components. Now, they're learning to use what they created.

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Government

Commissioners to work with sheriff on budget

Commissioners to work with sheriff on budget

A gallery of uniformed deputies, plainclothes officers and administrative staff filed into the Dawson County Board of Commissioner's meeting room on Thursday to see if budget demands made by the sheriff to increase pay would be approved.

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County workers could see cost of living increases

County workers could see a pay increase on their next paychecks if commissioners approve a 2 percent cost of living adjustment suggested by County Manager Cindy Campbell.

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Sen. Gooch elected Senate Majority Whip

State Sen. Steve Gooch was named to the third ranking leadership position in the Senate Republican Caucus for the upcoming legislative session on Monday.

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Councilman named to fill vacancy

Councilman named to fill vacancy

The city of Dawsonville has appointed a new city councilman to replace a seat vacated earlier this month.

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Amendment by local legislator passes

Georgia voters last week approved an amendment to the state's Constitution that imposes additional fees for reckless driving violations when they are pleaded down from driving under the influence.

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