An overturned log truck closed Hwy. 53 West about a mile and a half outside of Dawsonville just east of Elliott Family Parkway early Monday evening.
Several drug and DUI offenders gathered at the Dawson County Courthouse last Thursday to celebrate reaching a new phase in their life.
With tears, smiles and anticipation, eight participants in Dawson County Treatment Court's DUI and drug tracks received plaques recognizing their program completion.
Cards will be tossed, dice will be rolled and wagers will be made on Saturday at the Dawson County Humane Society's Lucky Dog Casino Night.
The third annual event benefits the animal shelter, which currently houses about 200 homeless cats and dogs.
Right-of-way acquisition is just starting on a major and unique-for-Georgia retooling of Ga. 400 at Hwy. 53 in Dawson County, one of the region's busiest intersections.
The cost of acquiring the 33 parcels is $9.5 million, a process that could take up to 18 months to complete, said Teri N. Pope, a Hall County-based spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Transportation.
The Georgia Department of Transportation began overnight lane closures Tuesday as part of resurfacing Ga. 400 from Ga. 306 in Forsyth County to Ga. 53 in Dawson County.
The $3.2 million, 8.7-mile project calls for workers to remove 1 inch of asphalt and replace it with new asphalt, working in one lane at a time. Work will begin at the busy Ga. 53 intersection.
A Forsyth County teenager was injured in a single-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon in Dawson County.
A Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman said the 16-year-old driver was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta with what were described as non-fatal injuries.
A jump from more than a quarter of a mile above Lake Lanier may not be a normal person's ideal morning.
But for a U.S. Army Ranger, it is just another day at the office.
In a season when boat outings and long days enjoying Lake Lanier are common, it's difficult to imagine a day on the water taking a tragic turn.
That's exactly what happened for the Prince family on June 18 when two of their sons - Jake, 9, and Griffin, 13 - were killed in a boating accident on the lake.
The Dawson County community is mourning the death of a local civic volunteer and retired business leader this week.
Linda Williams, longtime president of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce, died Wednesday after a period of declining health. She was 64.
After 29 hours aboard airplanes and packed vans, several Dawson County residents arrived in eastern Uganda to "spread the love of Christ."
The locals teamed up with Helping Hands Foreign Missions, a Gainesville-based Christian ministry, to visit Ugandan schools, churches and bush villages for two weeks last month.
A downtown business owner and member of the Dawsonville Planning Commission was found dead Tuesday morning in her restaurant on the square.
According to employees at Julia's Neighborhood Deli, 44-year-old Julia Cody was unconscious and not breathing when they arrived to open the eatery for the lunch shift about 10 a.m.
Area sheriff's deputies are showing their support for the family of two brothers killed on Lake Lanier earlier this summer with a benefit memorial ride and car show Saturday.
The Dawson County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from the Hall, Lumpkin and Forsyth County sheriff's offices, invites the community to participate in the Griffin and Jake Prince Memorial Ride and Classic Car Cruise-In.
Editor's note: The Dawson Community News is accepting "Welcome Home" letters to be published as part of a series leading up to the Veterans Day celebration in November. The paper will also publish submitted photos and stories from the era. Letters and photos can be mailed to P.O. Box 1600 Dawsonville, GA 30534, dropped off at the office at 76 Howard Ave. E. Suite 140, Dawsonville or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the sixth consecutive year, Dawsonville is one of only two regional Veterans Day sites in the state for 2012.
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.