On April 23, emergency officials responded to reports of a fire on Hwy. 9 near Dawson Forest Road.
"I got the call about 11:45 p.m. from someone who was driving by and saw the sign on fire," said Sheriff Billy Carlisle, who is seeking a fourth term.
State Sen. Steve Gooch and State Rep. Amos Amerson highlighted key issues and gave brief updates on the 2012 Legislative Session during the Dawson County Republican Party's April meeting.
The state's budget was a hot topic for both April 24 with Gooch pushing for a zero-based budget that he says can save the state billions of dollars.
Editor's note: In the weeks leading up to Relay for Life, Dawson Community News will feature stories of hope, survivorship and fundraising events intended to increase cancer awareness in the community. The series will also include articles on prevention, early detection and treatment options.
Veteran lawman Mickey Gilbertson admits he wasn't always one to follow the rules.
A teenage felon in central Florida, Gilbertson spent time in reform school and jail before meeting a couple of officers who took him under their wings and taught him right from wrong.
Commissioners last week said the $84,000 the county contributed to a watershed assessment on Lake Allatoona and the Upper Etowah River is enough.
The board received a request last month to contribute between $5,000 and $8,000 to cover additional costs incurred during the assessment.
Northside Hospital system recently bought a building with plans to expand its services in Dawson County.
The hospital purchased the property at 91 Nordson Overlook in March, according to Russ Davis, director of marketing and public relations.
Several local agencies have teamed up to keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands.
Each day, nearly 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time, according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America.
The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Small Business Development Center to offer a series of seminars designed to propel local business to the next level.
Maximum Money is an interactive course geared to help entrepreneurs and managers develop sound financial strategies that boost business.
Sales were off to a slow start when package liquor stores opened for the first time Sunday in unincorporated Dawson County.
"I had about 40 customers all day," said Mike Keeney, owner of RK Package on Prestige Lane.
Unemployed and underemployed Dawson County residents interested in enhancing job skills through continuing their education are encouraged to attend a program offered Thursday by the Georgia Mountains Workforce Development Center at Rock Creek Park.
Sessions designed to give attendees information on services available through the workforce development center will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
A political newcomer with accounting and administration experience plans to run for Dawson County tax commissioner.
Karin McKee, 58, is the first candidate to announce her intentions to seek the position in the July 31 primary election. Qualifying is set for May 23-25.
A dental practice that has built a reputation on individual needs and comprehensive care for nearly two decades in neighboring Forsyth County has expanded its services in Dawsonville.
Forsyth Dental Partners opened its second location April 3 at 2390 Thompson Road, Suite 200.
Championship car owner and NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore will serve as grand marshal for the 45th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in October.
"We're real honored to have him," said Gordon Pirkle, a local racing historian and board member of KARE for Kids, which organizes the festival.
Keep Dawson County Beautiful's annual electronics recycling event is this weekend.
Volunteers will be in the Dawsonville Walmart parking lot from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday to help unload personal computers, printers, monitors, stereo equipment, radios, telephones, circuit boards and fax machines, among other items.
Volunteers painted the town purple Saturday with numerous events that raised cancer awareness and funds for Dawson County Relay for Life.
From car washes, yard sales and motorcycle rides to lemonade stands and cookouts, Relay for Life teams collected hundreds and helped spread the word about the fight against cancer.
During a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon, commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Bill Tanner to serve as county manager until a permanent replacement is ...
Dawson County deputies raided an underground gambling parlor Saturday night and arrested several well-known wiseguys on alcohol and racketeering charges.
Residents along Nix Bridge Road will soon have the waterlines needed for improved fire safety, though there are no immediate plans by the county to ...
Commissioners Thursday night voted to appoint Vicki Neikirk to serve as interim county manager following Randy Dowling's abrupt resignation earlier that day.
Commission Chairman Mike Berg is calling for a full millage rate rollback that, if approved, would be the county's first tax reduction in 12 ...
Andi Henson Juliette and Nicole Stewart made final public pleas to voters last week asking for support in Tuesday's runoff election for Dawson County ...
The men vying to be Dawson County's first new sheriff in 20 years squared off in a heated debate last week before a standing ...
Some say time seems to stand still on the hallowed grounds of Lumpkin Campground during the weeklong spiritual revival and celebration known as campmeeting.
Commissioners last week approved a request to increase salaries for the county's two fulltime magistrate judges.
City officials last week sent a letter to the Dawson County Board of Commissioners threatening suit over alleged missing documents detailing sales tax expenditures.
Hundreds from across the community were in downtown Dawsonville Sunday afternoon to show their support for law enforcement.
The Dawson County School System continues to crack down on local parents violating the state's truancy law.
It's not always an easy task to impress an 11-year-old.
A local teen will not let disrespect by a chosen few detour him from supporting American servicemen and women.
Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan was recently elected to the Georgia Municipal Association board of directors during the group's annual meeting in Savannah June 27.