If David Hildebrand knew the truth behind his invitation to the Georgia State Council of Vietnam Veterans' meeting earlier this month, he said he would have stayed home.
It was there in Macon on June 18 that the Dahlonega man was named Georgia's Vietnam Veteran of the Year.
A recent report of possible underage partying in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area resulted in the arrests of five metro Atlanta men on drug, alcohol and firearms charges.
Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten said Department of Natural Resources officers alerted deputies June 21 after they saw several men drinking alcohol and firing shotguns into the air.
Red, white and blue sparks will soar over Rock Creek Park on Saturday night when Dawson County kicks off the Independence Day weekend with a fireworks extravaganza.
Presented by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners and Dawson Community News, Dawson Day Sparks in the Park begins at 5 p.m. with activities for the entire family.
Nearly a dozen local "celebrities" have new respect for the food-service industry after they donned aprons Friday for an annual fundraiser
"This was my second year doing this," said Dawsonville Councilman Calvin Byrd. "I should have been way better this year. That's some hard work."
GAINESVILLE - Dawson County's former clerk of courts pleaded guilty Friday to federal tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud.
Appearing in U.S. District Court, Becky McCord, 62, admitted falsifying her 2009 federal income tax return and lying about her income during a bankruptcy hearing.
Fire officials continue to investigate an apartment blaze early Saturday that displaced four families and forced several people to escape by jumping from a second floor window.
"This was such a huge loss ... there's still a lot to look into," said Lanier Swafford, chief of Dawson County Emergency Services.
Dressed in full turnout gear, young cadets in training maneuvered their way through a dark maze, used the Jaws of Life to extricate a victim from a vehicle and extinguished a forest fire.
For a fighter, it's all in day's work. For cadets in Dawson County Emergency Service's Junior Fire Academy, it's work, but it's also a whole lot of fun.
Authorities say recent efforts have removed more than a half pound of suspected methamphetamine from the streets.
An early morning fire at an apartment complex in Dawson County displaced four families and forced several people to jump from a second floor window to escape the blaze early Saturday.
Dkota Donaldson, 13, was at a friend's sleepover, having a late night snack, when the group of teens heard what they thought was someone on the roof.
An ex-Dawson County official pleaded guilty Friday to federal tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud.
Appearing in U.S. District Court in Gainesville, Becky McCord, 62, admitted falsifying her 2009 federal income tax return and lying about her income during a bankruptcy hearing.
The owner of a local convenience store has agreed to surrender his alcohol sales license following a no contest plea for selling synthetic marijuana earlier this year.
Soheil Kamal, who owns the Chevron near Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53, entered a nolo contender plea Feb. 11 to possession of counterfeit marijuana and possession of drug-related objects.
A veteran of local politics announced Tuesday that he plans to seek a seat on the Dawsonville City Council in November.
Frank Craft said he has the experience the council needs to take the city to the next level.
Leigh Wilson enjoys watching television shows like CSI and Law and Order.
She said watching those shows has taught her a thing or two about law enforcement, a field she plans to enter as an adult.
There's no place like home, according to local tourism professionals who spent Saturday peddling dozens of "stay" and "day"-cation opportunities in the north Georgia Mountains.
"With gas prices the way they are, three day trips and 'day'-cations have become very popular," said Marty Williams, vice president for travel and tourism for the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce.
Proposed changes to the Dawson County commission and school board districts have been sent to the state.
The county commission voted last week to submit a new district map after recent census numbers showed the local population increased by nearly 40 percent from 2000 to 2010.
Dawson County News is on the move.
City officials have made contact with the owners of three dogs that attacked a Dawsonville woman walking her small dog in her backyard Saturday morning.
The City of Dawsonville is among more than a dozen municipalities poised to receive thousands of dollars through the state's Recreational Trail Grants program.
The early voting period for this year's May 24 General Primary begins Monday at the Dawson County Voter Registration and Elections Office in downtown ...
A political newcomer who's been active in the local Republican Party for the last several years promises to bring a fresh perspective and new ...
Student Olympians from across Dawson County were going for gold last week as they sprinted, tossed and bowled in some very special games held at ...
The congregation at Mountain Lake Church-Dawson invites the community to join them in a day of service.
Authorities have identified the two people killed in Monday's head-on collision on Kelly Bridge Road as adult siblings from Dawsonville.
The Dawson and Lumpkin communities are mourning the deaths of two toddlers who died in a mobile home fire Monday afternoon.
Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle is now confirming that two people have died from injuries sustained in the head-on collision this afternoon on Kelly Bridge ...
A House bill awaiting the governor's signature has potential to set the stage for Georgia to be a leader in the unmanned aircraft industry.
County commissioners last week said they were not comfortable approving a long term contract with the local water and sewer authority for hydrants.
Authorities investigating a suspicious package reported in the parking lot of Walmart in Dawsonville last week found no threat to the public.
A local man has been charged with rape in connection with an alleged beating attack at his Dawson County home.
Low cost rabies vaccinations will be available Saturday at various locations across the county.