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The Dawsonville and Oakwood Goodwill Career Centers will be hosting a VIRTUAL Multi-Employer Job Fair on Thursday, May 21from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Log onto www.careerconnector.org to register anytime between now and the start of the job fair. Be sure to choose Dawsonville as your closest Car…

The Bowen Center for the Arts is presenting a wonderful Juried Art Exhibit that attracts the best of the best as it announces its call to Georgia resident women artists to exhibit in the First Virginia Avery Memorial “Reflections II” Juried Art Exhibition August 1- 21, 2020. Deadline to ente…

An unforeseen moment resulted in a new adventure in downtown Dawsonville for three entrepreneurs. The trio moved their individual businesses into the former gas station on Hwy. 9 North, at the corner of Bill Elliott Street and aptly named the building The Station.

The 2020 Amicalola Regional Farmers Market is opening on a new day in a new place. It will be held every Saturday from 8 a.m. until sold out or noon at the brand-new Dawsonville Farmers Market Pavilion located on Allen Street. The fourth season of the market is being launched by the Amicalol…

The Easter Bunny stopped by Dawson County Fire Station 1 April 11 to give a few pointers to Emergency Management Director Danny Thompson on egg distribution during a pandemic. Wearing a protective mask, the Egg Man was impressed that Thompson wore gloves and practiced social distancing when …

If you happen to be in the Dawson County Detention Center on a Sunday afternoon, you might wonder what the cheerfully decorated table covered with stacks of new books is all about. The books are there for the children visiting a parent who is a Dawson County inmate. Volunteers, like myself, …

Two candidates have entered the race for Chairman Dawson County Board of Commissioner: Rene Duren and Billy Thurmond. Both are running on the Republican ticket. Billy Thurmond is seeking re-election. He is being challenged by Renee Duren. Smoke Signals presented the candidates--listed in alp…

Celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 at the Bowen Arts Center in Dawsonville. Earth Day—Wednesday, April 22 this year—has been celebrated for over 25 years but it now comes at a time in history when we must address complex environmental issues that will affect eve…