Fellow volunteers are quick to praise Penny Putnam's contributions to the Good Shepherd Clinic of Dawson County.
"Although Penny came into our service with no background in the medical field she has learned everything and is doing a superb job," said Doug Powell, treasurer of the nonprofit center that provides free non-emergency health services to uninsured residents.
More than three years after Gold Creek Golf Club closed, the property's overgrowth and expanding nuisance wildlife population have stirred concern from neighbors.
Monday night, the Gold Creek Homeowners Association presented a formal complaint about the situation to the Dawsonville City Council.
Volunteers have raised more than $38,000 over the past year for a replacement fire engine at Station 8 in western Dawson County.
The donation will be combined with $3,500 from the government of neighboring Pickens County and about $5,700 from Dawson County to buy a used engine.
Despite the downpour outside, the Relay for Life kickoff drew a crowd to Dawson County High School on Thursday night.
Feeding off the success of 2011, organizers hope this year to raise $90,000, their largest goal to date.
The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority has announced an election for a seat on its board of directors.
After reviewing the nominations in December, the authority chose the only two nominees that qualified: veteran board member Linda G. Townley and newcomer Jere D. Allen.
Veteran Army Reserve Col. Don Brown was sworn in last week as vice president of Veterans Affairs of Dawson County.
"As a veteran he brings knowledge and experience to the table," said Veterans Affairs President Pam Hamalainen. "We rely on our veterans to keep us on protocol because we do not want to do anything that is not right. He keeps us on the right path."
Dawsonville residents Frank and Angie Huber know what it is like to personally benefit from the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
After Frank Huber was diagnosed with tonsil cancer known as "squamous cell carcinoma" in August 2010 he was offered a place to stay for his seven week treatment last summer at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Atlanta.
Authorities are investigating separate fires Saturday night that destroyed a mobile home and damaged a stolen vehicle.
The home fire was reported about 10 p.m. by a Dawson County Sheriff's deputy following up on a call about smoke in an area north of Dawsonville on Hwy. 9.
The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for its annual Citizens Law Enforcement Academy.
Designed to give residents an inside look at how local law enforcement operates, the free, five-week course begins Feb. 9 with an introduction by Sheriff Billy Carlisle and his administrative staff.
The Dawson County Rotary Club is hosting its inaugural Super Bowl Squares Charity Fundraiser in hopes of using local resident's passion for football to help raise money for nonprofits.
The charities that will benefit from the fundraiser include the Dawson County Rotary Scholarship, the senior center, the arts council and WEE Books.
The Bowen Center for the Arts is featuring a new exhibit by celebrated scenic photographer Wayne Robinson titled "True Americana- Bodie Series." The exhibit focuses on Bodie, a Californian ghost town located near the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
"Acclaimed as America's best-preserved ghost town, it exists in a state of 'arrested decay' as a California State Historical Monument high above the tree line," Robinson wrote on his Web site.
The lower 10,000 acres of the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area in Dawson County are not affected by a recent recreational use fee imposed by the state Department of Natural Resources.
Many people start a new year off with resolutions. For 2012, many local nonprofits hope volunteerism is among their goals.
No matter a person's age, gender, interests or skills, nonprofits throughout the area need volunteers to donate their time, services and abilities.
The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame has recently acquired a famed racecar that was thought to be lost until a few years ago.
Known as the Dixie Twister, the Huston Platt-owned car had disappeared after a deadly accident on March 2, 1969, that killed 12 and injured more than 40 at the Yellow River Drag Strip in Covington.
In an announcement likely to warm hearts and homes, the Ninth District Opportunity Inc. signaled it will resume its heating assistance program for low-income residents later this month.
The nonprofit, which has offered a one-time payment of heating costs for decades, had to postpone its Dec. 1, 2011, launch date due to what appeared to be lack of funds from the federal government.
A charity page to assist with final expenses has been set up in memory of a Dawson County boy involved in a dirt bike wreck ...
An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a dirt bike wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon.
The sun is out and it's been nice for several weeks now, but it's the long Memorial Day weekend that many consider the ...
Dawson County's Historic Jail will serve as the backdrop for an independent movie being filmed in mid-June.
Bowser, the 9-year-old miniature Schnauzer attacked last month by a pack of dogs in downtown Dawsonville, is recovering well, according to his owner.
The Biscayne neighborhood is back to normal following the report of a suspicious package found at a home on Sandcastle Court.
Dawson County deputies are investigating a suspicious package found at a home on Sandcastle Court in the Biscayne subdivision, near Ga. 400.
Dawson County motorists can expect to see new traffic signals along the Ga. 400 corridor within the next few months in response to the increased ...
Some ran, others walked and many held hands with loved ones as they relayed around the makeshift track in front of the Dawsonville Municipal Complex ...
A day-long event geared to celebrate cancer survivorship will be held Saturday at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.
Dawson County's only locally based bank on Monday announced the successful completion of a $10 million recapitalization campaign.
The Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee last week honored the woman responsible for organizing Keep Dawson County Beautiful more than a decade ago.
NORTH FORSYTH -- A crash involving a deer claimed the life of a North Forsyth High School student Tuesday night on Hwy. 369.
Dawson County Chamber President Christie Haynes proves drive and hard work pays off at a young age.
Hwy. 136 west of Bailey Waters Road has reopened following a single vehicle crash Friday afternoon.