Dawson County Emergency Services urges residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarm when they change their clocks as daylight savings time ends Sunday.
"Having a working smoke alarm reduces your chances of dying in a fire by nearly half," Dawson County Emergency Services Deputy Chief Tim Satterfield said. "Batteries in smoke alarms should be replaced twice a year. Change your clocks, change your batteries."
Dozens of healthcare professionals will offer free health screenings Saturday at Cornerstone Christian Church in Dawsonville.
Free health screenings will be available to everyone beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at 236 Etowah River Road.
Christmas Eve will mark the beginning of Col. James "Lindy" Linder's 30th year in the United States Air Force.
"It has shaped who I am as a person. I have greatly appreciated my opportunities as I have served. From being an instructor and then evaluator, from a commander to a director, all the positions have been fascinating challenges," he said. "I have worked for all types of leaders and have learned from them all. My assignments have been all over the world, have pushed me outside of my comfort zone, and taught me an incredible amount."
KARE for Kids is now accepting holiday assistance applications for the 2011 Christmas season.
Applications will be accepted through Dec. 5 at Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 100 Lumpkin Campground Road South, Dawsonville.
Each year, hundreds of scrap tires are illegally dumped along roadways, creating threats to the environment, public health and safety.
In an effort to decrease the number of scrap tires in the area, Keep Dawson County Beautiful offers Dawson County residents a scrap tire amnesty day from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Dawson County Transfer Station.
A tractor-trailer driver escaped serious injury Oct. 26 when his vehicle careened down an embankment on Hwy. 52, just east of Amicalola Falls State Park.
The driver, identified as 37-year-old Sherman Edward Corn of Cleveland, was able to crawl out of the truck and up to the road, emergency workers said.
Dawsonville officials say they are not fazed that the battle over construction of a motorsports park in western Dawson County has shifted to the Georgia Supreme Court.
"We're sticking to our guns," Mayor Joe Lane Cox said of the appeal filed Oct. 26. "Judge [John] Girardeau ruled in our favor before and I think that will happen with this one, too."
It was a chilly Saturday morning, but not too cold for a motorcycle ride through the north Georgia mountains to help raise funds for children at Christmas.
"When we woke up, it was 38 degrees and had been raining just a couple hours earlier," said organizer Lt. Doug Boyle with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office.
A Flat Creek Drive home appears to be a complete loss after a fire Oct. 26 in downtown Dawsonville.
"There's heat damage through the entire home," said Dawson County Emergency Services Battalion Chief Robby Lee.
Ask brothers Ernie, Dan and Bill Elliott and they'll agree their dad George Elliott should have been named to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame years ago.
"He was instrumental in a lot of people's careers in racing, especially ours," said Ernie Elliott. "It was just a sport that he loved. If it wouldn't have been for him getting it started, starting us in it, we wouldn't have been able to accomplish what we did."
Federal agents reportedly paid a surprise visit to downtown Dawsonville early Friday, ready to shut down what they had been told was an active moonshine operation.
Instead, the agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives left several hours later after determining the alleged tip was false.
Organizers say the 44th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in downtown Dawsonville was a record breaker.
"I've never seen people start arriving on Wednesday for the festival," said Gordon Pirkle, a longtime member of KARE for Kids, which organizes the event.
The Dawson County Sheriff's Office and Emergency Management Agency reminds parents to make sure children are safe this Halloween.
With Halloween on Monday, motorists should also anticipate finding trick-or-treaters on local roads and neighborhoods as early as 5 p.m.
For Arthur Dover, his views on military service have remained the same for nearly six decades.
"I love my country," said Dover, who retired from the United States Air Force in 1972.
Local authorities want parents to remember the war on drugs starts at home.
Each day, nearly 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.
The last three weeks have felt like an eternity.
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will host a blood drive Saturday to honor the memory of former Dawson County teacher, Charles B. Finley.
A new study of the Hope Scholarships program, which is funded by the Georgia lottery, contends the program could run out of money for the ...
SOUTH FORSYTH - An armed robbery occurred about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Foothills Community Bank on Bethelview Road, according to officials with the Forsyth ...
A Dawsonville woman accused of trafficking methamphetamine - and concealing it in a can of peaches - has been indicted on various drug charges by a Forsyth ...
The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will host its 20th annual Chamber Golf Classic Monday at Crystal Falls Golf Club.
The Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority is once again accepting applications to award grants to businesses within Dawsonville that promote trade, commerce, industry and employment opportunities.
Some racing dreams may have faded, but the memories are still vivid for the fans and drivers who were a part of the legendary Lakewood ...
Goodwill of North Georgia opened the doors of its Career Center inside the Dawsonville storefront this week in hopes of assisting job seekers and employers ...
The residents of Pigeon Creek Estates presented a petition last week to the Dawsonville City Council that states their intention to convert their water system ...
A Dawson County man was arrested and charged with first degree burglary following a reported incident on Ridge Road late last month.
The Kiwanis Club of Dawson County has put local runners on notice: The revenuers are coming for you.
LAKE LANIER - The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office issued an unusual request Monday: for anyone with information regarding an urn found floating on Lake Lanier ...
Kids and adults longing for one last taste of summer can jump in at Veterans Park on Friday.