The University of North Georgia Athletic Department will induct four individuals into the Athletics Hall of Fame at a luncheon Saturday. Among those four is Dawson County High School history teacher and assistant girls basketball coach Anne Hyams.
"Each year we have the opportunity to pay tribute to the finest student-athletes and coaches in North Georgia's history," said Lindsay Reeves, director of athletics, in a release. "We are proud to honor the 2013 Hall of Fame class for their achievements in athletics and in the community, and for being great ambassadors of this university."
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.
The Dawson County Government Center has been partially evacuated after a substance that the Dawson County Sheriff's Office believes to be baby powder was ...
The annual Dawson County Relay for Life will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Park in Dawsonville.
The Amicalola Regional Farmers Market is scheduled to start this Friday at the Tractor Supply on Hwy. 53 East.
The North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall became a training ground when sheriff's deputies and other law enforcement personnel participated in a mock active shooter ...
Wee Books is hosting fundraiser this weekend that is sure to have attendees stompin' their boots and spinnin' their partners round and round.
Three separate incidents involving child molestation and strong arm rape of a child were reported to the Dawson County Sheriff's Office in April, one ...
Two incidences of a phone scam have been reported in Dawson County in the past few weeks, an issue Sheriff Jeff Johnson says should put ...
Since 1979, Georgia Highlands Medical Services (GHMS) has been committed to its mission of providing exceptional primary medical care to everyone, regardless of personal circumstance.
Keep Dawson County Beautiful is working to restore the creek at Rock Creek Park and will hold an event this weekend for volunteers who wish ...
Dawson County High School alumni Todd Buchanan was announced this week as the next chairman of the 2017-18 Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida.
United Way for Dawson County celebrated another year of fundraising with a luncheon last Wednesday, where contributors were recognized for their generous donations.
The 5th Ranger Training Battalion will conduct its annual water jump at War Hill Park into Lake Lanier next week.
Law enforcement in Dawson County is actively searching for three suspects who burglarized a Burberry store at the North Georgia Premium Outlets this weekend.
Dawson County seniors have something big to look forward to after an announcement at last week's board of commissioners meeting.
The Veterans Affairs of Dawson County held its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser this weekend and saw enthusiastic support from the citizens of Dawson County.