Authorities are citing speed as a factor in the fatal motorcycle wreck that killed a South Carolina man Saturday on Cothran Road. Mark Harmon, 50, of Aiken, S.C. died at the scene after losing control of his 2006 Victory motorcycle in a curve, authorities said. Robin Stone, spokeswoman with the Georgia State Patrol, said Harmon was attempting to negotiate a curve "at a rate of speed that was too fast for conditions" when he was ...
Volunteers are counting on a packed house for Friday night's Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. Announced earlier this year, the 2012 class of inductees are Pete Hamilton, Bill Ingram, Warren Johnson, Doug Kenimer and Herman Wise. The men were nominated for their contributions to Georgia's motorsport's heritage.
With thousands of visitors descending on Dawsonville this weekend for the 45th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival, local authorities are encouraging motorists to plan their routes and avoid the downtown area if not attending the festival. "We've made several changes in road closures for this year's festival," said Greg Rowan, with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office.
Firefighters from Dawson and Forsyth counties battled a house fire south of Dawsonville that displaced a family Monday morning. There was no one in the home when the fire broke out about 11:30 a.m. on Gomez Lane, a private, gravel drive off Jenkins Road and Hwy. 9 South.
Dawsonville's unique history comes alive this weekend with the 45th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival. The festivities begin Friday morning with the annual "Moonshine Run" that begins at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.
The city of Dawsonville's Downtown Development Authority and Dawson County Parks and Recreation invites the community and all the visitors in town this weekend to a free drive-in movie Saturday in the lower parking lot of the Dawson County Government Center. "We'll be showing Ice Age 4 and we'd love for everyone to come out, bring their chairs and blankets or enjoy this family friendly movie from their cars," said City Councilman Chris Gaines.
For the past several weeks, the congregation at Lighthouse Baptist Church has tried to scare the audiences out of hell in an alternative to the haunted houses held around this time each fall. Featuring multimedia special effects and pyrotechnic explosions, Hell's Gates is an outdoor reality drama that challenges participants to consider the results of making life-changing decisions.
Ghost, goblins, fairies and princesses of all ages are invited to fill their Halloween bags with sweets Oct. 31 at Rock Creek Park's inaugural Trunk or Treat. Scheduled from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., the event is free to the public and offers a well-lit, secure environment for trick-or-treaters.
The property manager of a rental home in northern Dawson County put a stop to a massive Halloween party planned overnight Oct. 30 at the resort.
New this year to the 45th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival is a free concert featuring Feedback and Across the Wide on Saturday night in the Winner's Circle at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex. Organizers encourage everyone to bring chairs or blankets to enjoy an evening of live entertainment under the stars Oct. 27. The show starts at 7 p.m.
A Dawsonville man is recovering at an Atlanta hospital following a motorcycle wreck Saturday afternoon on Harmony Church Road. Dawson County Emergency Services Deputy Chief Tim Satterfield said James Dymond, 42, was unconscious and unresponsive when emergency personnel arrived about 2:30 pm.
Advance voting is under way for the Nov. 6 General Election. The ballot includes the presidential race between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, congressional races and a referendum on charter schools in Georgia.
Etowah Water and Sewer Authority plans to replace an aging water main near War Hill Park Road next week. General Manager Brooke Anderson said there will be little disruption to customers during the weeklong construction project that is set to begin Monday.
Whether it's navigating rows of corn, picking through thousands of pumpkins or hiking up mountains covered in fall foliage, autumn is filled with outdoor activities.
A brunch fundraiser Sunday supports Good Shepherd Clinic's continued efforts to offer free medical care in Dawson County. Volunteers with the free clinic will be at The Chimneys at Big Canoe from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 14 serving up a unique dish of grits and granola, catered by Buckhead-based Talk of the Town. Admission into the event is $35 per person.
It seems the weather over the past few weeks has been rough for man and beast alike as Dawson County Emergency Services responded to the 1300 block of Hugh Stowers Road last week.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather warning for Thursday afternoon in north Georgia.
A Dawson County teen and star athlete died Monday night after she fell from the hood of a moving vehicle.
Cornerstone Christian Church along with Dawson County Parks and Recreation is offering a fun, safe way to cool down over the next two months.
Local "celebrities" say they're going to stick to their day jobs after spending Friday morning in the grueling food service industry.
After spending nearly a century in the mountains near Canton, one moonshiner is preparing his last batch in Dawsonville.
Emergency officials are urging caution this summer in the wake of two serious all-terrain vehicle accidents, including a fatality near downtown Dawsonville last month.
Nearly a dozen local "celebrities" will don aprons for Dawson County Family Connection's fifth annual breakfast Friday. The event supports community efforts that benefit local children.
A picnic Saturday at War Hill Park on Lake Lanier will give local voters an opportunity to meet with key lawmakers in a casual setting.
A sinkhole near Ga. 400 that nearly doubled in size after last week's torrential rain showers has led to the county declaring a need for local emergency.
The Dawson County Board of Elections is in talks over the possibility of applying for a grant that could lead to moving the county's west voting precinct.
For a third year, Dawson County schools and parks will be opening their doors to help feed the hungry over the summer.
A 60-year-old man was killed Saturday in what authorities described as a machinery accident at his shop in downtown Dawsonville.
Summer is almost upon us and the first wave of camps is getting ready to begin.
Members of the Dawson County Woman's Club donated several wooden chairs and a table to the county earlier this month.