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Teen dies following June wreck that claimed grandfather's life

Teen dies following June wreck that claimed grandfather's life

A Forsyth County teenager injured in a crash that claimed the life of his grandfather has succumbed to his injuries.

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Dawson Living magazine on racks now

Dawson Living magazine on racks now

In this issue of the Dawson Community News, you'll find our "Dawson Living" magazine.

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Georgia racing legend to serve as festival grand marshal

Georgia racing legend to serve as festival grand marshal

A Georgia racing legend has been selected to serve as grand marshal for this year's 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in October.

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Family of road rage victim recognized

Family of road rage victim recognized

The parents of a young mother killed in a violent road rage tragedy were recognized last week for their efforts to bring awareness to aggressive ...

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Campmeeting tradition underway

Campmeeting tradition underway

Campmeeting is currently in full swing at Lumpkin Campground.

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Nearly two-century tradition continues next week

Families and friends will continue their nearly two-century tradition next week at Lumpkin Campground.

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Speaker David Ralston proposes Pastor’s Protection Act

State lawmakers are looking at a proposal that would protect clergy from being required to perform marriage ceremonies that conflict with their religious beliefs.

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Pet snake takes vacation in downtown Dawsonville

City residents may want to watch their step - and their pets - over the next few days while downtown.

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Sparks light up the sky

Sparks light up the sky

Independence Day has many different meanings to many different people.

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Buchan is Miss Georgia Jr. Teen

Buchan is Miss Georgia Jr. Teen

Gabrielle Buchan was supposed to be recuperating from a basketball knee injury. Instead, she was taking home to the title of Miss Georgia Jr. Teen ...

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Dawsonville singer has chance to record in Nashville

Dawsonville singer has chance to record in Nashville

A local singer and songwriter has the opportunity to record his first solo album, but needs help from friends, family and supporters if he is ...

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Phone records provide no leads into missing man’s whereabouts

The family of a missing Dawsonville man continues to hold out hope for his safe return.

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Heritage Days paid tribute to bygone days

Heritage Days paid tribute to bygone days

Linda Tinsley started sewing doll clothes at the age of five.

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Pepper Pettit named Rotarian of the Year

Pepper Pettit named Rotarian of the Year

It's not often that Pepper Pettit finds himself speechless.

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Sparks fly for the 4th of July

Sparks fly for the 4th of July

The Independence Day celebration will once again rev into gear Saturday at Atlanta Motorsports Park with a fireworks display to wow spectators for miles away.

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Hospitality Highway renamed for tourism pioneer

Hospitality Highway renamed for tourism pioneer

The north end of Ga. 400 will now be known as the Bill T. Hardman Hospitality Highway.

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Dawsonville Heritage Days festivities this weekend

Dawsonville Heritage Days festivities this weekend

Take a step back in time and experience life of days gone by at Dawsonville's Heritage Days this weekend.

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June 11 crash still under investigation

A fiery crash that sent three to area hospitals is still being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT).

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A new makeover

A new makeover

A local civic club is lending a helping hand in support of the arts by painting the deck at the Bowen Center.

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Search continues for missing Dawsonville man

A local family is pleading for answers as authorities continue to pursue leads in the search for a missing Dawsonville man.

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County, city produce markets begin annual sales of local stock

County, city produce markets begin annual sales of local stock

The Dawson County Produce Market will reopen for business this weekend.

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Gas main break shuts down Hwy. 53, east of Ga. 400

Hwy. 53, east of Ga. 400 in Dawsonville, is currently shutdown at Elliott Road as emergency crews attempt to repair a gas main that was ...

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Search continues for missing Dawsonville man

Search continues for missing Dawsonville man

A local family is pleading for answers as authorities continue to pursue leads in the search for a missing Dawsonville man.

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Group improves flooding and erosion issues at Rock Creek

Group improves flooding and erosion issues at Rock Creek

A major conservation project is underway at Rock Creek Park to repair erosion damage caused by torrential rainfall last year.

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Dawsonville man reported missing

Dawsonville man reported missing

The search for a missing Dawsonville man has his family frantically waiting for answers.

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Cadets learn law lessons at police camp

Cadets learn law lessons at police camp

Ethan Duncan wasn't sure what to expect on his first day of the Dawson County Sheriff's Junior Law Enforcement Academy.

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Experience Dawson: Here’s your weekend fun guide

Experience Dawson: Here’s your weekend fun guide

May the Force be with You--Friday Flicks

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Dawsonville man reported missing

Dawsonville man reported missing

A large scale search of the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area is underway as authorities from multiple agencies look for a Dawsonville man that was ...

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Wreck leaves three Dawson County residents in critical condition

Wreck leaves three Dawson County residents in critical condition

A head-on collision just after noon on Thursday has left three Dawson County residents, including an elderly couple, in critical condition.

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A ride to remember

A ride to remember

Children from across the state gathered together to take a ride worth remembering.

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Local celebrities ‘connect’ for families

Local celebrities ‘connect’ for families

A visit from Dawsonville's "mafia" may have had a bit to do with the additional funds that were collected during Family Connection's Celebrity ...

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Serious wreck injures seven

Serious wreck injures seven

A head-on collision on Hwy. 53 West, near Duck Thurmond Road, sent seven people, including three juveniles, to area hospitals Saturday morning.

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Serious wreck west of Dawsonville injures seven

A head-on collision on Hwy. 53 West near Duck Thurmond Road sent seven people, including three juveniles to area hospitals Saturday morning.

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Expect traffic delays in Dawsonville Saturday morning

Motorists should expect traffic delays Saturday during the 2015 Bootlegger Marathon that will begin at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex.

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Summer movies series kicks off Friday at War Hill Park

Find out who exactly lives in that pineapple under the sea Friday night when Dawson County Parks and Recreation kicks off the popular summertime Movies ...

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Dawson County 'celebrities' to serve up smiles

The community will be seeing stars on Friday for Family Connection's Celebrity Waiter breakfast.

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Kids have fun in the sun at Rotary Day

Kids have fun in the sun at Rotary Day

Hundreds of families splashed their way to a day of fun in the sun Saturday at the grand re-opening of Rotary Island.

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Stenciling partnership aims to keep storm drains clean

Stenciling partnership aims to keep storm drains clean

Neighbors living in Oak Forest Subdivision on Kilough Church Road are the first to partner with Dawson County's Office of Stormwater Management in an ...

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 	 Golden artists sparkle at Bowen Center

Golden artists sparkle at Bowen Center

Modern to classical art as well as photography, ceramics, jewelry and chain saw sculptures will adorn the walls and floors at Bowen Center for the ...

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Education

First Lady of Georgia wants to Get Georgia Reading

First Lady of Georgia wants to Get Georgia Reading

Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal was welcomed with open arms and ears yesterday afternoon when she came to Dawson County as part of her ...

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Dawson County schools' open house schedules

Elementary schools: 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 4

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Riverview Middle basic school supply list

Eighth grade

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Dawson County Middle basic school supply list

Sixth grade

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Kilough Elementary basic school supply list

Kindergarten

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Government

DNR ranger up for national boating officer award

DNR ranger up for national boating officer award

Come fall, Cpl. Jason Roberson, a Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement ranger from Dawsonville, could be the nation's top boating officer.

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Dawson County chairman presented award at chamber luncheon

Dawson County chairman presented award at chamber luncheon

While it wasn't a new honor for County Commission Chair Mike Berg, it was the first time that his fellow commissioners and county employees ...

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City considers firearm discharge ordinance

After some citizen complaints, the Dawsonville City Council is taking into consideration an ordinance to curb firearm discharge within the city limits.

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Bond burning marks government center payoff

Bond burning marks government center payoff

Haynes Johnson has driven by the Dawson County Government Center thousands of times, and yet, he's still awestruck by the structure.

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School leaders plan to lower millage rate

With two of its three required hearings held, the Dawson County Board of Education has announced that it will be lowering its millage rate.

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