A public meeting next week in neighboring Forsyth County could draw some interest from those living near 65 acres in southeastern Dawson County where a developer wants to deposit sludge from a wastewater treatment plant.
Waterscape Utility LLC filed notice last month to hold the meeting at 10 a.m. July 16 in the Hampton Village Golf clubhouse, 6310 Hampton Golf Club Drive.
With bees swarming around her head in the hot morning air, Jean Schilling prods and picks at the growing hive.
Unfazed and unafraid, the local beekeeper is dressed from head to toe as she swings the smoking canister to calm the bees. It's all part of the routine to check her five hives.
The Dawsonville community is mourning the death of a local historian, retired school teacher and beloved family man this week.
Lifelong resident Charles Finley passed away July 4 due to complications from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle wreck June 15. He was 64.
Bowen Center for the Arts is bursting with paintings, drawings, carvings and other independent creations reflecting the local landscape.
The Chestatee Artists, based in Lumpkin County, are presenting a collection that shows mixed mediums through the end of July.
In celebration of Independence Day, Dawson County residents often flock to Lake Lanier, local parks, area attractions and traditional fireworks extravaganzas.
Dressed in patriotic colors, many families relish the opportunity to spend time together with picnics, activities and traditions.
Lannie and Gerald Lambert travel from Atlanta each June for the annual Folk Art Family Reunion at Around Back at Rocky's Place.
"We have friends that live in Bent Tree, so we're here visiting them, but we always come to the reunion," said Lannie Lambert, an art teacher that specializes in folk art and lessons.
As a salute to its volunteer efforts, a local veterans group has been named the Vietnam Veterans of America Georgia State Council's chapter of the year.
"I was totally surprised when they announced it," said Chapter 970 President Wayne Watkins. "I've submitted for this every year since we formed. It's typically awarded to the larger, metro chapters."
The whistle and cracks of firecrackers will once again resound through Rock Creek Park on Tuesday night as Dawson County celebrates Independence Day.
In its fourth year, Dawson Day Sparks in the Park is set to begin at 5 p.m. with activities for the entire family.
A local youth plans to donate proceeds from a 5K race he organized to help a group of women signed up to participate in the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer.
Jared Posey, 11, of Dawsonville said he invites the community out to Rock Creek Park on Friday afternoon for the race. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and is $5 per person.
Officials with Habitat for Humanity remain hopeful about building homes in Dawson County.
"We would love to build in Dawson County," said Mary Lamond, the group's North Central Georgia director. "Our biggest struggle is land, finding land at a reasonable price."
Locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers will roll in by the truckload Saturday as the Dawson County Extension Office's annual produce market opens.
Running every Saturday through mid-September, the produce market will be open from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in the parking lot of the extension office at 298 Academy Avenue.
Known for offering an array of folk art and crafts, the seventh annual Folk Art Family Reunion will be held this weekend at Around Back at Rocky's Place.
More than 20 artists from around the Southeast sell drawings, pottery and other creations during the festival. Co-owner Robin Blan said the festival is an outpouring of artistic creativity.
Stepping into the pool at Veterans Memorial Park, seniors gathered last week to begin a water-logged aerobics class hosted by the Dawson County Senior Center.
In only its second year, the SilverSneakers "Silver Splash" aerobics class has had an outpouring of community citizens attend.
A reception earlier this month paid tribute to local artists whose works are on display at the Dawson County Government Center.
County native Amber Gilleland said she was honored to have her paintings hanging on the fourth floor of the new center.
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.