A lifelong Dawsonville resident and former city council member died Thursday.
Friends say Gennie Melinda "Linda" Grant, 62, will be remembered for her devotion to her son and commitment to her hometown.
Just days after announcing work was set to begin on the intersection of Ga. 400 and Kilough Church Road, state transportation officials delayed the project.
The plan called for installing concrete medians, closing the crossing and eliminating the option for drivers to turn left from Kilough Church Road.
The honor of America's Favorite Park is up for grabs and a park in Dawsonville is in the running.
Amicalola Falls State Park, home of the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River, is trailing in fifth place for a chance to win a $100,000 recreation grant from Coca-Cola. The second place park will receive a $50,000 grant and third place will receive $25,000.
George Elliott, late resident of Dawson County and father of NASCAR great Bill Elliott, headlines the 2011 class of inductees to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.
Mike Head, Harold Kite, Swayne Pritchett and Ken Ragan will join Elliott as the newest members of the hall.
Rex White, former NASCAR champion and member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, will serve as grand marshal for the 44th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival this October.
White won the 1960 Winston Cup, and is NASCAR's oldest living champion.
A film crew from the Travel Channel was in Dawsonville last week, filming for an episode of America's Wildest Roads to air in November.
The crew, assisted by several community members, filmed a staged car chase between one of the first Georgia State Patrol Cars, a 1937 Ford, and two former 'shine hauling cars, a 1939 Ford and a 1948 Ford.
The Dawson County Arts Council held an opening reception July 9 at the Bowen Center for the Arts for its current Father's & Son's exhibit.
The exhibit, which will run through the end of the month, features artwork created by the father-and-son teams of James Daniel Sr. and Jr. and Doug and Tyler King.
Proceeds from a canoe and kayak race on the Etowah River Aug. 6 will help fund an elevator at the Dawson County Senior Center.
"We're so grateful to have this. The seniors really need an elevator," said Margie Weaver, center director. "We're so close and this will be a really big help to us."
Motorists are encouraged to avoid the Kilough Church Road-Ga. 400 crossing next week while the intersection is rerouted.
State Department of Transportation crews will be installing concrete medians and signs similar to those found at Beartooth Parkway and Ga. 400.
The southern half of Lake Lanier appears laden with the most fatalities over the past six years, including five the past couple of weeks.
But then, so are most of the parks - some nearly side by side - that are run by area governments and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
More than a dozen emergency workers were recognized last week for making a difference in the lives of Dawson County residents in life threatening medical distress.
Each of the individuals honored at last week's county commission meeting "contributed to save a cardiac patient," said Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford.
For the fifth consecutive year, Dawsonville has been recognized by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs as a 2011 Veterans Day Regional Site.
"It's not an easy task," said Pam Hamalainen, president of the Veterans Affairs Committee of Dawson County. "We're proud to have been chosen as one of two sites in Georgia. It shows that we're right up there with the big dogs."
Margie Weaver was sewing Boy Scout uniforms at a local manufacturing plant when first approached about heading up the Dawson County Senior Center.
Nearly three decades later, Weaver can't imagine doing anything else.
Authorities continue to investigate the death of a 10-year-old northern Virginia boy, who was killed last week when he was struck by a personal watercraft on Lake Lanier.
Conor Tierney died July 3 from head and body injuries suffered in the collision, according to Dawson County Coroner Ted Bearden.
Students across Dawson County go their wish for a snow day after a dusting of powder throughout the day and overnight Tuesday prompted schools to ...
Dawson County is once again being recognized as a National Weather Service StormReady community.
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North Georgia real estate and economic expert Frank Norton Jr. will highlight trends in the local housing market and commercial industry during the Dawson County ...
Dawson County schools will be closed on Wednesday due to winter precipitation and deteriorating road conditions. Twelve month employees are asked to report at 10 ...
With the potential for a surge of winter weather tonight, the Dawson County School System will make a decision on whether to cancel classes early ...
Emergency crews are at Northside-Dawson Medical Campus investigating a possible gas leak.
The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is turning to the public for help in locating a missing teen.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help cover final expenses for a Dahlonega man who died from injuries sustained when he was hit ...
Deer hunting season may be over, but those whose mission it is to stop cancer in its tracks are still "Hunting for a Cure."
State transportation officials announced last month that the speed limit on a stretch of Ga. 400 in Dawson County will be lowered to 55 mph.
FORSYTH COUNTY - An 8-month-old Forsyth County girl with a rare heart condition is undergoing treatment in Boston, but there are ways for local residents to ...
A pedestrian hit this morning as he attempted to cross Ga. 400 in Dawson County has died.
Winter weather may have postponed the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce annual gala, but the masked revelers still had a ball Sunday.