A furniture designer is the new general manager at Badcock Home Furniture and More in Dawsonville.
Fritz Verbarg, 50, of Dawsonville, accepted the position late last year after working for the company nearly 13 months.
A high-ranking member of Dawson County's legislative delegation was recently named to a power list of the most influential leaders in Georgia.
House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, was selected as one of the state's 100 most influential leaders in an annual directory composed by Georgia Trend magazine.
A recent report on local crime statistics shows the burglary recovery rate in Dawson County is significantly higher than the national average.
"Right now, if you look at the national FBI statistics for the Southeast, they say the national average is a 13 percent solve rate," said Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle. "We have an almost 34 percent solve rate, so we're almost three times as high as what the national average is."
A Dahlonega man questioned last month after an explosive device was found in his vehicle at a Dawsonville gas station has been charged in connection with the incident.
While they suspect Murray Paul Davis had no intention of causing harm with the stick of industrial grade dynamite, local authorities said his actions warranted the drug and other charges.
A Big Canoe man faces sexual battery charges in connection with a reported attack at a home in the gated community over the New Year's weekend.
Jose Alfredo Delafuente, 48, was arrested Monday following an investigation into an attempted rape at a holiday gathering in Big Canoe.
Dozens of students at Dawson County High School were recognized recently for their enthusiasm to learn and willingness to achieve.
The Tiger Awards are given each semester to students who demonstrate an enthusiasm for learning, are willing to put out extra effort for the sake of doing a good job and are willing to help others achieve.
The Dawson County Arts Council will be well represented later this month at the 2011 Junior Theater Festival at Cobb Galleria in Atlanta.
The invitation only event brings together more than 3,000 students, teachers and Broadway professionals to raise their voices in celebration of on-stage and backstage excellence in musical theatre.
A Lumpkin County man remains in jail a week after he was charged with attempting to run over the officers who were pursuing him on an arrest warrant.
Christopher Kevin Jones, 25, is being held at the Dawson County Law Enforcement Center without bond in connection with the Dec. 27 altercation that began in the parking lot of Ingles and ended after a high speed chase on Ga. 400.
A convicted child molester was indicted last month on similar charges in Dawson County.
Hugh Clay Williams, 33, was among the nearly three dozen people indicted Dec. 15 by a Dawson County Grand Jury.
Call it superstition, folklore or good ol' Southern heritage, but collard greens, black-eyed peas and hog jowls are a staple of New Year's Day meals in Dawson County and across the South.
David and Regina Disharoon were among hundreds of friends and neighbors who enjoyed their lunch Sunday at the Dawsonville Pool Room.
State and local dignitaries gathered with hundreds of residents Tuesday for the dedication and grand opening of the new Dawson County Government Center.
Delivering the keynote address, Gov. Nathan Deal called the building in downtown Dawsonville a testament to a progressive community and one that is going to continue to prosper.
There will be a changing of the guard Monday night as two new members take their seats on the Dawsonville City Council.
Political newcomers Chris Gaines and Jason Power were elected to the council in November, unseating incumbents Mike Sosebee and Mike Wilson.
Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle has announced he will seek re-election for a fifth term in 2012.
A certified officer since 1988, Carlisle began his law enforcement career as a 911 dispatcher before transferring to the patrol division, where he rose to lieutenant and later division commander.
Visiting a jail isn't typically a happy occasion.
But last week, the smiles were contagious as Sheriff Billy Carlisle passed out bags of Christmas presents to children coming to see family members at the detention center.
Authorities continue to investigate the Dec. 21 discovery of an explosive device at a downtown Dawsonville gas station.
According to Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten, a 38-year-old Hall County man gave "no real reason" for having the device, which was described as an industrial grade explosive typically used on construction sites.
County commissioners last week approved a special use permit to allow PetSmart to operate at the new shopping center going in at the southeast intersection ...
Rotary Club of Dawson County invites the entire community out to Rotary Day at Rotary Island Saturday for a summer celebration featuring free food, music ...
Children should go to bed happy, not hungry is the profound theme for volunteers with Meals by Grace
Jada Fiorentino doesn't like to look back at the life she once lived, the life of drug addition, sexual abuse and self-destruction.
A new art studio and an existing event venue in downtown Dawsonville are set to split $7,500 in grant funding from the city of ...
The past few weeks have had many residents in Dawson County in full fret mode as they have driven through downtown Dawsonville and seen the ...
Water quality has improved for residents living in Pigeon Creek Estates following the city's move to reroute service through a new well.
A new church founded last year in Dawson County, is looking to hire a permanent pastor in the coming months.
A leading supplier of high-impact decorative labels announced last week the acquisition of Dawsonville-based SleeveCo.
Warrants were issued last week for two Dawson County mothers accused of violating the state's school truancy law.
The park going in behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex and plans to continue with a downtown revitalization project top capital expenses in the city's ...
Counsel for a citizen journalist facing criminal charges over a ruckus at a political rally in 2014 has filed a motion in an attempt to ...
A local doctor is encouraging the community to take precautions against the Zika virus.
Commissioners are considering a plan to rehabilitate Dawson Forest Road.
In a high-pitched squeak, 4-year-old Patience Finnegan ran toward her grandma.