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.
Proceeds from a poker run this weekend will benefit the Dawson County Sheriff's annual Shop with a Cop event.
The run departs from the Dawson County Law Enforcement Center on Tucker Avenue beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Breakfast will be available.
Lee Elrod was at an estate sale three years ago when he stumbled across an early 1940s photo taken atop Amicalola Falls.
An antique collector of sorts, Elrod was intrigued by the image of a man warming his hands over the open flame of a copper liquor still.
It's not technically a trick question, but tricky all the same to nearly everyone gathered Oct. 11 at Dawson County Middle School.
"Name all of the states that border the Great Lakes," said emcee Gary Pichon during the Reading Education Association of Dawson County's annual "Are You Smarter than a 10 Year-Old" competition.
Local attorney Joey Homans was installed last week as president of the Dawson County Kiwanis Club by the group's 2011 President Lisa Thurmond.
"There's a lot of opportunities to be involved in community activities in Dawson County. Kiwanis is the way I've been able to tap into the community," Homans said. "I hope to just continue along the path that Lisa Thurmond set and continue to be positive to grow and strengthen our club."
If the U.S. Air Force called tomorrow and asked Laura Bishop to re-enlist, she wouldn't hesitate to board the next plane.
"I loved it. I really loved it," said the mother of two grown daughters.
Thousands of visitors will be in Dawsonville this weekend for one of the most popular festivals in north Georgia.
The Mountain Moonshine Festival attracts thousands of people a day and parking all of the cars is quite a task. This year's festival will be Friday through Sunday.
A local partnership recently learned it will receive more than $121,000 to help fund its efforts to improve the lives of young people.
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Office of Prevention Services has awarded Dawson County Family Connection a grant to focus on underage alcohol prevention.
A cable barrier similar to one installed on Interstate 985 in Hall County several years ago will be placed in the median on Ga. 400 in Dawson and Lumpkin counties.
The Georgia Depart-ment of Transportation announced Oct. 3 that it approved the 5.1-mile project as part of $97 million in 10 new transportation infra-structure improvement and maintenance projects across the state.
Alan Essig, director of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute will be the guest speaker at the Dawson County Democratic Party's October meeting.
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Dawson County Library. The public is invited.
The 2011 Miss KARE for Kids will be crowned Saturday at Riverview Middle School.
Now in its third year, the pageant is one of several fundraisers for KARE for Kids, a local non-profit organization that provides Christmas presents to Dawson County children in need.
Dawson County High School graduate Robert Dean knew he'd have a hard time making a living without a college degree.
"With the way the economy is, it's hard to make a living without a piece of paper from a university," he said. "I wanted to go to college, but I wasn't sure how it was going to get paid for."
A Dawson County man who is recovering after a motorcycle collision Friday has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Larry Mann, 39, of Montvale Road was flown to Atlanta Medical Center with serious injuries from the crash that occurred about noon Sept. 30.
Two weeks ago United Way for Dawson County set its 2012 fundraising target at $105,000.
By Saturday evening, supporters had already collected nearly $18,000 toward the goal during a barbecue and hole-in-one challenge at the home of Jim and Barbara Watson just outside Dawsonville.
Go back in time this weekend with local greats from another era when the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame hosts a genuine sock hop.
This fall, thousands will descend upon North Georgia, loading their trailers and cars with camping gear and traveling up the winding roads towards a higher ...
Construction and development crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation have been occupying the Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 intersection for nearly 20 months, working ...
The grand opening of the Chili's Grill & Bar at Dawson Crossroads on Georgia 400 is set for Monday.
Two days before the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, community members gathered at Fire Station ...
Cody was part of the family.
Lillypad the kangaroo has had a rough life so far.
A year ago, the Dawson County manager thought so little of the work being done by Public Works Director David Headley that he was forced ...
Dawson County High School students and members of Jobs for Georgia Graduates (JGG), Alondra Zavala and Ava Walker visited Johnson High School last week to ...
A year after construction workers first broke ground, the new shopping centers on both sides of Ga. 400 south of the Dawson Forest Road intersection ...
Dawson County Superintendent of Schools Damon Gibbs was chosen to participate in a special advisory council by State Superintendent Richard Woods for the upcoming year.
During last week's board of commissioners voting session, board members decided to alter the policy regarding the time frame for signing up to speak ...
The Dawson County Woman's Club will host its annual fundraiser, Giving Goes Glam, on Saturday at the Church of the Apostles on Hwy. 400 ...
Dawson County Emergency Services will honor the memory of those who lost their lives during the tragic events of 9/11 in a special ceremony ...
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners announced during its regular meeting Thursday night that David Headley is the sole candidate under consideration to be the ...