Dawsonville's annual Independence Day celebration revved into gear Friday at Atlanta Motorsports Park with a fireworks display that wowed spectators for miles around.
It was 23 years ago in April that the community was rocked by one of the most brutal murders in Dawson County's history.
A night shift supervisor at the Dawson County Detention Center is on paid administrative leave while the Georgia Bureau of Investigation looks into accusations he punched an inmate in the face.
During the summer months, there are not students roaming the halls of area schools, but come August, when class is back in session, officers charged with securing their safety plan to be ready in the event of a dangerous situation.
A meeting last week was the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on the county's millage rate.
A local elementary school teacher was among two people arrested last week after authorities responded to reports of a burglary at her colleague's home in neighboring Gilmer County.
Several garbage bags filled with harvested marijuana plants were discovered during a traffic stop last week in Dawson County.
Several garbage bags filled with harvested marijuana plants were discovered during a routine traffic stop Tuesday in Dawson County.
Firefighters rescued three people from a third-floor balcony Thursday after a fire broke out at a home on Grizzle Farm Road.
An execution date has been set for Georgia death row inmate Tommy Lee Waldrip, who was convicted in the murder of a Dawsonville man more than 20 years ago.
A former youth ministry intern from Dawsonville faces nearly three dozen child pornography charges in connection with an investigation that originated earlier this year in neighboring Forsyth County.
A meeting Thursday will be the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on a proposed increase to the county's millage rate.
Two area congregations arrived Sunday to find electronic equipment missing from their churches.
Dawson County and Dawsonville officials are soon expected to ratify an agreement on a proposed extension of the 1-cent sales tax that will go before voters in November.
A verbal altercation between roommates that escalated into a physical fight hospitalized one man and sent another on the run early Saturday morning.
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. 4 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.