A nearly 30 year tradition continues Saturday when the Etowah Lodge No. 222 Free and Accepted Masons open the lodge for an annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser. "We've been doing this probably 28 years or so," said James Swafford, longtime lodge member.
A recent budget comparison has one elected official saying he remains concerned about Dawson County's economic future. "People don't want to hear it, but we're going to end up at some point, if we don't find another source of revenue, services will have to be cut and I don't think we're having that discussion with the public," said District 1 Commissioner Gary Pichon.
The community is invited to a celebration of trees Friday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Park. The Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee in conjunction with Keep Dawson County Beautiful will meet at 2 p.m. in honor of Arbor Day, held in Georgia on the third week of February each year.
Emergency preparedness will be the topic of discussion Saturday at the Dawson County's Homeowners Civic Association annual membership meeting. Guest speakers Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle and Emergency Services Director Billy Thurmond are scheduled to outline the county's emergency management plans, as well as answer questions.
Transportation is up for discussion Thursday during a Dawson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Robert Murphy, senior project manager with the Georgia Department of Transportation, will outline plans for the Hwy. 53-Ga. 400 crossing, which include converting it to a two-legged continuous flow setup.
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, a time known for celebrating affairs of the heart. But for three generations of a Dawsonville family, Feb. 7 is the date they found to be lucky in love.
A local attorney is the newest member of the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority. Clint Bearden, 27, was one of several appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal in January to key positions in the state.
Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle recently promoted three officers to new leadership positions in the agency's uniform patrol and criminal investigation divisions. The promotions of Maj. Tony Wooten, Capt. Ray Goodie and Lt. Dan Ramsey took effect last month. They are an extension of Carlisle's two-year plan to streamline departmental operations and better provide top-notch police services to the community.
The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for its annual Citizens Law Enforcement Academy. Designed to give residents an inside look at how local law enforcement operates, the free, four-week course begins March 7 with an introduction by Sheriff Billy Carlisle and his administrative staff.
Interest along the busy Ga. 400 corridor continues to spike after several years of sluggishness, officials say. David McKee, Dawson County's planning director, said his office has seen building permits and business license applications surge by about 40 percent from a year ago.
A nationally known doughnut chain has submitted plans to build a location off Ga. 400. The Development Authority of Dawson County last week announced Dunkin' Donuts has submitted plans for the construction of a standalone building, north of the outlet mall.
A defendant in a high profile Dawson County government theft case was found dead Saturday at the minimum security prison south of Atlanta where he was serving his sentence. Funeral services for Justin Curtis Disharoon, 25, were held Monday at Bethel Baptist Church in Dawsonville.
In a year when change topped the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's agenda, the move to a new facility for the group's 22nd annual award's ceremony and gala brought a fun, festive and memorable experience Friday night. Held at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, the event marks the chamber's accomplishments of 2012 and honors many in the community for their contributions. It's also one of the organization's largest fundraisers.
Local advocate Katie Strayhorn was recently re-elected to serve as chair of the state's Sex Offender Review Board for the second year. In her first year chairing the panel, Strayhorn focused on several initiatives. She also worked closely with newly-elected state Rep. Kevin Tanner to propose legislation that would allow the board to review parole notes in assessing sex offenders.
Charges will not be filed in what authorities have ruled an accidental shooting last week at Dawsonville Gun and Pawn on Hwy. 53 near Ga. 400. "It was an accident," said Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Ray Goodie.
Family members of the teen who died last week in what has been dubbed a "car surfing" accident are convinced the police report is inaccurate.
At least one county commissioner is opposed to the use of state or federal dollars to fund a proposed local reservoir.
Kaleb Holbrook was preparing for his second game as a catcher for a summer league in Connecticut on June 8 when his phone began to ring with calls and text messages of congratulations.
A Dawsonville man arrested last week is accused of sexually abusing two girls.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather warning for Thursday afternoon in north Georgia.
A Dawson County teen and star athlete died Monday night after she fell from the hood of a moving vehicle.
The Dawson County Board of Education on Monday approved a $32 million budget for fiscal year 2014.
An apartment complex designed with seniors in mind is planned near the Ga. 400 corridor.
Local "celebrities" say they're going to stick to their day jobs after spending Friday morning in the grueling food service industry.
Dawsonville's Chase Elliott continued to make racing history when he became the youngest superspeedway driver to take the checkered flag in an ARCA Series race at Pocono on Saturday.
Madison Anglin may only be 10-years-old, but she has a plan for her future.
Early estimates are showing Dawson County suffered nearly $600,000 in storm damage from heavy rainfall last month that flooded areas along the Etowah River and washed out several roads.
Emergency officials are urging caution this summer in the wake of two serious all-terrain vehicle accidents, including a fatality near downtown Dawsonville last month.
Officials are asking the public to weigh in on a future visioning plan for Dawson County.
Several north Georgia legislators in town for the Georgia Mountain Region Commission's monthly meeting last Thursday were poised with a question when they toured the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery.