After receiving initial word that the local school district failed to meet state standards, results released today show the Dawson County School System made adequate yearly progress, or AYP, after all.
Under the federal No Child Left Behind standards, Dawson County High School, Riverview Elementary and Riverview Middle School individually failed to meet the state test requirements over the summer. The schools' apparent failure to do so had affected the entire system.
Christmas Eve will mark the beginning of Col. James "Lindy" Linder's 30th year in the United States Air Force.
"It has shaped who I am as a person. I have greatly appreciated my opportunities as I have served. From being an instructor and then evaluator, from a commander to a director, all the positions have been fascinating challenges," he said. "I have worked for all types of leaders and have learned from them all. My assignments have been all over the world, have pushed me outside of my comfort zone, and taught me an incredible amount."
A tractor-trailer driver escaped serious injury Oct. 26 when his vehicle careened down an embankment on Hwy. 52, just east of Amicalola Falls State Park.
The driver, identified as 37-year-old Sherman Edward Corn of Cleveland, was able to crawl out of the truck and up to the road, emergency workers said.
Jack Forester was unaware of a city ordinance that prohibits chickens and pigs when he entered into a contract for a 30-acre farm north of Dawsonville.
He also didn't know the property, a foreclosure on Hwy. 9, falls inside the city limits.
Dawsonville officials say they are not fazed that the battle over construction of a motorsports park in western Dawson County has shifted to the Georgia Supreme Court.
"We're sticking to our guns," Mayor Joe Lane Cox said of the appeal filed Oct. 26. "Judge [John] Girardeau ruled in our favor before and I think that will happen with this one, too."
It was a chilly Saturday morning, but not too cold for a motorcycle ride through the north Georgia mountains to help raise funds for children at Christmas.
"When we woke up, it was 38 degrees and had been raining just a couple hours earlier," said organizer Lt. Doug Boyle with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office.
Just four years after integrating algebra, geometry and statistics into one course, Georgia high schools are realigning the math curriculum with a more traditional approach.
Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter said he was never an integrated math proponent.
A Flat Creek Drive home appears to be a complete loss after a fire Oct. 26 in downtown Dawsonville.
"There's heat damage through the entire home," said Dawson County Emergency Services Battalion Chief Robby Lee.
A forum Friday night will give Dawsonville voters a chance to learn more about municipal candidates before heading to the polls Tuesday.
The ballot features the mayor's post and two seats on the city council.
Ask brothers Ernie, Dan and Bill Elliott and they'll agree their dad George Elliott should have been named to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame years ago.
"He was instrumental in a lot of people's careers in racing, especially ours," said Ernie Elliott. "It was just a sport that he loved. If it wouldn't have been for him getting it started, starting us in it, we wouldn't have been able to accomplish what we did."
A Dawson County High School senior has been named to the State School Superintendent's Student Advisory Council for the 2011-12 year.
Zach Gerrells, 17, is one of 50 students across the state selected to advise Superintendent John Barge and the Georgia Department of Education about the impact of state policies on classrooms.
Federal agents reportedly paid a surprise visit to downtown Dawsonville early Friday, ready to shut down what they had been told was an active moonshine operation.
Instead, the agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives left several hours later after determining the alleged tip was false.
A former longtime Dawson County Sheriff's deputy has been charged with sexual battery and false statements following a probe by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Mark Louis Caruana, 48, of Lumpkin County was booked Tuesday morning on the charges, which stem from alleged inappropriate sexual conduct while on duty.
Organizers say the 44th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in downtown Dawsonville was a record breaker.
"I've never seen people start arriving on Wednesday for the festival," said Gordon Pirkle, a longtime member of KARE for Kids, which organizes the event.
Limited space is still available for local businesses wishing to showcase products and services at the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Consumer Expo.
Now in its 11th year, the mini-trade show shines a spotlight on dozens of local companies and encourages the shop local initiative.
Volunteers with Keep Dawson County Beautiful want to make sure outdated electronics stay out of landfills.
Jim Watson has changed out his hot water heater. He's flushed the tanks with bleach. He's sent water samples off to labs for ...
Early voting is underway for the May 24 General Primary.
Funeral services for a Dawsonville woman who died from injuries sustained when she was burning leaves in her yard last month will be held May ...
A veteran Dawson County deputy is on unpaid administrative leave following his DUI arrest in Lumpkin County last week.
Dawson County News is on the move.
City officials have made contact with the owners of three dogs that attacked a Dawsonville woman walking her small dog in her backyard Saturday morning.
The City of Dawsonville is among more than a dozen municipalities poised to receive thousands of dollars through the state's Recreational Trail Grants program.
The early voting period for this year's May 24 General Primary begins Monday at the Dawson County Voter Registration and Elections Office in downtown ...
A political newcomer who's been active in the local Republican Party for the last several years promises to bring a fresh perspective and new ...
Student Olympians from across Dawson County were going for gold last week as they sprinted, tossed and bowled in some very special games held at ...
The congregation at Mountain Lake Church-Dawson invites the community to join them in a day of service.
Authorities have identified the two people killed in Monday's head-on collision on Kelly Bridge Road as adult siblings from Dawsonville.
The Dawson and Lumpkin communities are mourning the deaths of two toddlers who died in a mobile home fire Monday afternoon.
Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle is now confirming that two people have died from injuries sustained in the head-on collision this afternoon on Kelly Bridge ...