A new state law that takes effect Friday will keep children in car safety seats until their eighth birthday.
Signed into law in May, the requirement is designed to reduce the risk of child injuries and fatalities on state roads.
A man who spent nearly four decades serving the city of Dawsonville died Monday at age 92 following a period of declining health.
Born about 10 miles outside of town, G. L. "Pete" Gilleland and his family moved to Dawsonville when he was 7.
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.
Authorities are saying a Dawsonville man was so mad after a drug deal that he walked to a neighbor's home where he poured gasoline ...
Preparations are in place for anyone wanting to celebrate the holidays with a hearty feast this Thanksgiving.
A proposal to realign 6th-12th grades in the Dawson County School System are in the works with plans for the change to begin as early ...
Organizers have set a date to reschedule a recently canceled sheriff's candidate debate.
A family that has spent more than $50,000 on equipment in preparation of opening a butchery and slaughterhouse on the east side of the ...
Dawsonville's Chase Elliott has once again been voted one of NASCAR's most popular drivers.
Lady Tiger Karlie Bearden is the first to admit she wasn't always the basketball player she is today.
The 7-AAA champion Dawson County Tigers kept the dream alive Friday night, defeating Spencer High's Green Waves 22-12 in the second round of the ...
The crowd wore white last week, but for Friday night's second round playoff game, the Dawson County Tigers are calling for everyone to wear ...
The search for Dawson County's next chief administrative officer began last week when commissioners opened advertisements to replace Cindy Campbell, who unexpectedly resigned last ...
Dawson County athletics inked a historical moment last week when Tucker Maxwell signed on to play baseball for the University of Georgia.
Council members have named two finalists for Dawsonville's newly created city manager position.
The results of the Georgia Milestones test are in, and despite lower than expected scores, Dawson County school officials said they are not disappointed.
Sitting on the front row of Dawson County Middle School's auditorium, surrounded by family and friends, Charles Spain listened to stories of military men ...
The Dawson County High Competition Cheerleaders are in celebration mode after placing sixth in Saturday's state completion at the Columbus Civic Center.