Calvin Byrd said he was more surprised than anyone when he was appointed mayor pro-tem of Dawsonville for 2010.
Bandits made off with more than $14,000 worth of designer clothing in two separate smash-and-grab robberies over the weekend at North Georgia Premium Outlets, authorities said.
Jackie Townley was 15-years-old when he fought his first fire.
Dozens of volunteers arrived early Saturday morning to help clean streets through the city of Dawsonville.
Matthew Grizzle needed a laptop computer with the latest Windows 7 operating system for college.
About $25,000 in merchandise is missing from the Coach Factory Store after authorities say at least two men smashed a front window at North Georgia Premium Outlets early Thanksgiving morning.
A Dawsonville woman remains hospitalized and her boyfriend is in custody a week after what authorities described as a brutal attack at an extended stay motel.
The city of Dawsonville will kick off the holiday season on Saturday with its annual tree lighting spectacle.
The Archbishop and Archdiocese of Atlanta were part of a procession Monday afternoon that welcomed a new president at Southern Catholic College in Dawsonville.
The weak economy may set a more successful stage for local builders now that Dawson and Lumpkin counties' home builders associations have joined forces.
For the last few years, volunteers at the RIC Rack thrift store and community food pantry have wanted to expand the charity operation.
A former Dawson County jailer will spend the next 15 years in prison after he admitted to molesting a teenage family member.
Gold Creek residents are furious that the main entrance to their subdivision remains closed nearly two months after heavy rains caused a pipe to collapse.
Hall of fame pitcher Phil Niekro, 70, recalled his fondest baseball memories and answered questions about his career last Friday at Chestatee Golf Club.
Four men remain in custody after a weekend drug bust in Dawson County.
A request to annex nearly 37 acres into Dawsonville has one Dawson County commissioner questioning the motives of city leaders.
At least six retail shops, including three restaurants, have contracts or commitments in place to be among the first to open in a new commercial development on Ga. 400.
A 20-year-old Dawsonville man is the first to be charged locally under a new state law that prohibits sending sexually explicit photographs without the consent of the person depicted.
Personnel documents released by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office detail the use-of-force incident that resulted in the firing of a jail sergeant earlier this month.
Be on the lookout for food, drinks and fun this weekend as the downtown area plays host to the second annual Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival.
Rotary Island at Rock Creek Park will be open for the Labor Day weekend.
The Georgia Municipal Association last week recognized local lawmaker Kevin Tanner with the group's 2014 Champion of Georgia's Cities award.
The termination process is underway for a Dawson County Detention Center shift supervisor accused of punching an inmate in June.
County commissioners are demanding answers after a state board's ruling last month to grant clemency to a convicted murderer.
A 21-year-old Baldwin man was killed on July 29 after he lost control of his motorcycle and collided with a pickup truck on Hwy. 9.
A 37-year-old Dawsonville man was arrested last week on pandering and solicitation charges.
A makeover at Amicalola Falls State Park lodge is on schedule to be complete in time for the fall season.
Rep. Kevin Tanner was recently named legislator of the year by the Brain Injury Association of Georgia for his work on a resolution that could transfer additional funding to help those with traumatic brain injuries.
A recent salary study commissioned by Dawson County found there are positions within the government that are below the recommended minimum pay level compared to neighboring jurisdictions.
The Downtown Development Authority has closed on a loan to buy 18 acres behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex for a planned city park.