Calvin Byrd said he was more surprised than anyone when he was appointed mayor pro-tem of Dawsonville for 2010.
Bandits made off with more than $14,000 worth of designer clothing in two separate smash-and-grab robberies over the weekend at North Georgia Premium Outlets, authorities said.
Jackie Townley was 15-years-old when he fought his first fire.
Dozens of volunteers arrived early Saturday morning to help clean streets through the city of Dawsonville.
Matthew Grizzle needed a laptop computer with the latest Windows 7 operating system for college.
About $25,000 in merchandise is missing from the Coach Factory Store after authorities say at least two men smashed a front window at North Georgia Premium Outlets early Thanksgiving morning.
A Dawsonville woman remains hospitalized and her boyfriend is in custody a week after what authorities described as a brutal attack at an extended stay motel.
The city of Dawsonville will kick off the holiday season on Saturday with its annual tree lighting spectacle.
The Archbishop and Archdiocese of Atlanta were part of a procession Monday afternoon that welcomed a new president at Southern Catholic College in Dawsonville.
The weak economy may set a more successful stage for local builders now that Dawson and Lumpkin counties' home builders associations have joined forces.
For the last few years, volunteers at the RIC Rack thrift store and community food pantry have wanted to expand the charity operation.
A former Dawson County jailer will spend the next 15 years in prison after he admitted to molesting a teenage family member.
Gold Creek residents are furious that the main entrance to their subdivision remains closed nearly two months after heavy rains caused a pipe to collapse.
Hall of fame pitcher Phil Niekro, 70, recalled his fondest baseball memories and answered questions about his career last Friday at Chestatee Golf Club.
Four men remain in custody after a weekend drug bust in Dawson County.
Roll the dice for the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Friday and Saturday night during the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.
The Mountain Moonshine Festival has become one of the top locales in the southeast to see hotrods.
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.
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.
Polls are open Saturday in Dawson County for the upcoming Nov. 7 General Election.
One of Dawson County's most decorated World War II heroes died last week at the age of 97.
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.
Organizers are hoping to gain greater exposure for a local literacy group by expanding fundraising efforts to include a European pheasant shoot on Saturday.
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.
A barbecue fundraiser Saturday supports United Way for Dawson County and its many local partners.
Fun and furry festivities are planned this weekend at the inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show.
Rep. Kevin Tanner was recently recognized by the Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission for his leadership in passing legislation that could transfer additional funding to help those with traumatic brain injuries.
State investigators have confirmed that bones discovered in August at the Dawson County Transfer Station are human remains.
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.
Advance voting begins Monday for the Nov. 4 election, which includes a referendum asking voters to extend Dawson County's 1-cent sales tax.