Dawson County residents are being told to go "jump in a lake," but for a good cause.
The third annual Leap for Literacy will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at War Hill Park.
The only memory Peggy Hulsey has of the 68-foot Southern magnolia on her property is that her father didn't like it.
"Daddy hated the tree because they make such a mess, but [my mom] loved it," she said. "Nobody was going to cut down that tree as long as she was there, and it's still there."
Postmaster Andrea Phillips awarded seven Dawson County post office employees last week.
"These awards are for years of service," said Phillips on Feb. 15. "These employees total over 200 years of service for the United States Postal Service."
A nearly 30 year tradition continues Saturday when the Etowah Lodge No. 222 Free and Accepted Masons open the lodge for an annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser.
"We've been doing this probably 28 years or so," said James Swafford, longtime lodge member.
The annual meeting of the Dawson County's Homeowners Association aimed to educate the community on safety during natural disasters and everyday life.
The meeting, held Saturday at the C&S Bank Community Building in downtown Dawsonville, featured guest speakers Billy Thurmond, director of Dawson County Emergency Services, and Sheriff Billy Carlisle.
Transportation is up for discussion Thursday during a Dawson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
Robert Murphy, senior project manager with the Georgia Department of Transportation, will outline plans for the Hwy. 53-Ga. 400 crossing, which include converting it to a two-legged continuous flow setup.
The community is invited to a celebration of trees Friday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Park.
The Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee in conjunction with Keep Dawson County Beautiful will meet at 2 p.m. in honor of Arbor Day, held in Georgia on the third week of February each year.
Emergency preparedness will be the topic of discussion Saturday at the Dawson County's Homeowners Civic Association annual membership meeting.
Guest speakers Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle and Emergency Services Director Billy Thurmond are scheduled to outline the county's emergency management plans, as well as answer questions.
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, four-week course begins March 7 with an introduction by Sheriff Billy Carlisle and his administrative staff.
A local teacher and coach will be greatly missed, but his "legacy of kindness and service" will be kept alive, friends and former colleagues say.
Philip Branson III, 59, who passed away Feb. 2 after a lengthy illness, leaves behind a community of family, friends and children whose lives he touched daily.
Charges will not be filed in what authorities have ruled an accidental shooting last week at Dawsonville Gun and Pawn on Hwy. 53 near Ga. 400.
"It was an accident," said Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Ray Goodie.
A 58-year-old employee was shot in the upper leg this morning when a firearm discharged at Dawsonville Gun and Pawn, near Ga. 400.
While the winter weather may not be shutting down roads and businesses in Dawson County, it is still a danger to those who are unable to keep necessary heating arrangements.
Ninth District Opportunity, a private, nonprofit organization, is there to help those in Dawson that need heat with its Low Income Heating Assistance Program.
Even with the Falcons out of Super Bowl contention, fans still have the opportunity to cash in on football's biggest game of the year.
The Rotary Club of Dawson County's annual Super Bowl Squares contest gives players the chance to win between $500 and $2,000 in raffles that are held at the end of each quarter and then at the end of the game.
The threat of severe weather became more than just a threat overnight as severe thunderstorms made way through Dawson County, resulting in downed trees, significant ...
A woman who entered the Dawson County Government Center earlier this month was able to make it past a security guard and a metal detector ...
When the planning commission voted to deny a request for a larger Dollar General at the corner of Harmony Church and Nix Bridge Roads, the ...
The driver of a minivan is being sought by authorities following a report that the man attempted to talk to a child near a bus ...
The cause of a February plane crash in Dawson County has been released in a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Former Dawson County Board of Elections member Tom Foley was honored last week during a retirement party at the board of elections office.
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted March 16 approve two resolutions conveying their disapproval of the city of Dawsonville's current consideration of the ...
Residents of the Pigeon Creek subdivision off Shoal Creek Road have waited a long time for their issues with city water to be resolved.
Three times a day, Amy and the other "chicken mamas" walk to Abba House's chicken coop and check on the hens.
Daffodils are one of the first signs of spring and Gibbs Gardens has mid-season and late fragrant blooms indicating spring is just around the corner.
One person died and Elliott Family Parkway near Howser Mill Road was closed for several hours after a serious car wreck Sunday night.
Four firefighters' vehicles at fire station no. 1 in Dawsonville were broken into Thursday night, in what could be the latest in an apparent string ...
The Dawson County Democratic Party will featuring guest speaker Ted Terry at its meeting on March 21 at the Big Canoe Swim Club.
The Georgia Transmission Corporation will begin relocating utility transmission lines on Hwy. 9 this Friday and continue work through March 19. The work will require ...
The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet on March 25 at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.