There's no need to cook next Friday night.
Instead, stop by the Dawson County Senior Center on Oct. 14 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. for a southern supper of smoked ham, pinto beans with cornbread and onions, slaw, iced tea and homemade fried fruit pies - all for just $5 a plate.
A new program is saving Dawson County Magistrate Court and Sheriff's Office time and money.
Designed by Icon Software Corp., the new EZ Warrant system brings officers and judges together through video conferencing to secure warrants and hold first appearance hearings.
Two suspects are in custody and two more are sought in connection with a string of thefts in Dawson and Forsyth counties.
Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten said the Sept. 21 arrest of Calvin Blackstone, 31, of Dawsonville for a probation violation led investigators to a home off Knight Road in north Forsyth.
One Dawson County commissioner said nothing raised during a recent public hearing on a proposed reservoir came as a surprise to him.
"I didn't hear any issues I haven't already heard before," Gary Pichon said of Thursday's session.
Tax Commissioner Linda Townley said budget constraints have forced her to close Dawson County's satellite tag and tax office effective Friday.
The office on Liberty Drive, off Hwy. 53 near Dawson Forest Road, opened in January to serve residents living along the busy Ga. 400 corridor.
The local agency dedicated to providing for underprivileged children in Dawson County was recently granted a service mark by the Georgia Secretary of State.
Calvin Byrd, president of KARE for Kids, said the group applied for the service mark, similar to a trademark, to create a branding for the nonprofit organization and its signature annual fundraiser, the Mountain Moonshine Festival.
At 24, Brian Fox was living in Lincoln, Ark. with his new wife, Tammy, and a baby. He was working as an independent tile and carpet contractor with nothing to fall back on in the event of an emergency.
"I just got tired of living paycheck to paycheck, and I was worried that if anything ever happened to my family, what would we do," he said.
A local victim advocate has been appointed to the board that reviews the state's sex offender registry and categorizes offenders.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced the appointment of Katie Strayhorn to the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board on Sept. 16. The term is for four years.
Changes to the Dawson County commission and school board districts have been approved by the governor.
Gov. Nathan Deal approved the local legislation last week. It now must be approved by the Department of Justice, according to Glenda Ferguson, chair of the Dawson County Board of Elections and Registration.
Dawson County Commissioner Gary Pichon says he's heard every concern discussed Thursday night during a public hearing on a proposed reservoir in the county.
"I didn't hear any issues I haven't already heard before," he said. "I wish the community as a whole would understand that we do not own that property, the state does not own that property in the Dawson tract and the county does not own that property."
Lanier Technical College broke ground Thursday on a major expansion that will more than double educational space at its Dawson County campus.
"We're very excited to be here," said Russell Vandiver, president of the college. "We think it's a wonderful opportunity for the community, the county and the city of Dawsonville.
A local teenager was flown to an Atlanta-area children's hospital after being trapped in a crushed pickup truck for nearly two hours Monday night.
According to authorities, the 13-year-old girl was a passenger in a Ford F-150 that struck a power pole near Harmony Church Road and Ga. 400 just after 11 p.m.
There is still time to register to participate in Team Soldier Boy's third annual one pitch softball tournament.
Proceeds from the event benefit 10-year-old Kenneth "Kenny" Stewart III of Dawsonville, who was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2008.
When Russell Lowery enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard while still in high school, he was looking for adventure and a path that would give him self-worth and a purpose.
"I wanted to do something that was important, and I found that through the military," said Lowery, now 42.
Former Dawson County Clerk of Courts Becky McCord will be back in Superior Court next month after a judge rejected her guilty plea on theft by taking and violation of oath of office charges.
Northeastern Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Kathlene Gosselin did not publicly say Friday why she refused to accept the plea, which had been negotiated and approved by both the state and McCord's attorneys.
County commissioners last week approved a special use permit to allow PetSmart to operate at the new shopping center going in at the southeast intersection ...
Rotary Club of Dawson County invites the entire community out to Rotary Day at Rotary Island Saturday for a summer celebration featuring free food, music ...
Children should go to bed happy, not hungry is the profound theme for volunteers with Meals by Grace
Jada Fiorentino doesn't like to look back at the life she once lived, the life of drug addition, sexual abuse and self-destruction.
A new art studio and an existing event venue in downtown Dawsonville are set to split $7,500 in grant funding from the city of ...
The past few weeks have had many residents in Dawson County in full fret mode as they have driven through downtown Dawsonville and seen the ...
Water quality has improved for residents living in Pigeon Creek Estates following the city's move to reroute service through a new well.
A new church founded last year in Dawson County, is looking to hire a permanent pastor in the coming months.
A leading supplier of high-impact decorative labels announced last week the acquisition of Dawsonville-based SleeveCo.
Warrants were issued last week for two Dawson County mothers accused of violating the state's school truancy law.
The park going in behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex and plans to continue with a downtown revitalization project top capital expenses in the city's ...
Counsel for a citizen journalist facing criminal charges over a ruckus at a political rally in 2014 has filed a motion in an attempt to ...
A local doctor is encouraging the community to take precautions against the Zika virus.
Commissioners are considering a plan to rehabilitate Dawson Forest Road.
In a high-pitched squeak, 4-year-old Patience Finnegan ran toward her grandma.