More than a dozen emergency workers were recognized last week for making a difference in the lives of Dawson County residents in life threatening medical distress.
Each of the individuals honored at last week's county commission meeting "contributed to save a cardiac patient," said Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford.
For the fifth consecutive year, Dawsonville has been recognized by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs as a 2011 Veterans Day Regional Site.
"It's not an easy task," said Pam Hamalainen, president of the Veterans Affairs Committee of Dawson County. "We're proud to have been chosen as one of two sites in Georgia. It shows that we're right up there with the big dogs."
Margie Weaver was sewing Boy Scout uniforms at a local manufacturing plant when first approached about heading up the Dawson County Senior Center.
Nearly three decades later, Weaver can't imagine doing anything else.
Authorities continue to investigate the death of a 10-year-old northern Virginia boy, who was killed last week when he was struck by a personal watercraft on Lake Lanier.
Conor Tierney died July 3 from head and body injuries suffered in the collision, according to Dawson County Coroner Ted Bearden.
The 10-year-old boy who died Wednesday evening after being hit by a personal watercraft on Lake Lanier has been identified as Conor Tierney of McLean, Va.
The Department of Natural Resources Critical Incident Reconstruction Team is investigating the accident that happened about 2:45 p.m. on the Chestatee River arm of Lake Lanier in Dawson County, DNR spokesman Rick Lavender said Thursday afternoon.
When Alan Kendall moved to Dawsonville nearly five years ago, his draw was Lake Lanier.
Then he discovered the mountains and rivers in North Georgia and now says he couldn't have picked a better place to retire.
A Dawsonville man was among the 19 people killed in wrecks statewide over the July Fourth holiday weekend.
Dawson County Coroner Ted Bearden said Michael Martinez Moreno, 27, was pronounced dead Saturday night at Northside Hospital-Forsyth.
Dressed in red, white and blue, Sam Bailey and two friends squealed Saturday night as they ran through a field at Rock Creek Park.
"It's her birthday," said 5-year-old Samantha Cohen of her friend. "And it's America's birthday."
Residents of a gated subdivision in southeastern Dawson County are angry about a utility tower recently erected without warning near their homes.
"Would you like to have that tower next your home? I want you to be honest with me. Would you want that in your backyard?" Ivan Ruiz asked representatives of Etowah Water and Sewer Authority last week.
A local woman's passion for botany has bloomed into an obsession with one of nature's most diverse flowering plants.
In short, Dawsonville's Suzanne Franklin says daylilies "fascinate" her.
A memorial fund has been set up for a 16-year-old who died June 6 after he was struck by a vehicle on Hwy. 53 near Dawsonville, while riding his skateboard.
Contributions may be made to the Tyler Seay Memorial Fund at any United Community Bank.
Members of Etowah Masonic Lodge No. 222, Free & Accepted Masons, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 970, Dawsonville Lions Club and Dawson County Jaycees will be placing Veterans memorial markers today for this year's Independence Day in the City of Dawsonville.
The markers are to honor deceased men and women who have served honorably in one of the branches of military service.
The Vietnam Veterans of America's local chapter is offering a few new programs for families of veterans in case of emergencies.
The chapter is providing a planning guide to help with the planning and decision making of the funeral and burial services. The guide includes simple steps to prepare for the end of life event, a list of important documents needed when arranging the funeral and information on burial benefits.
As temperatures climb, many Dawson County residents will be headed to the water in an effort to escape the heat.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, swimming is one of the most popular sports in the country. Though swimming does offer an easy way to stay cool and keep active during the summer months, it may also lead to dangers such as injury or drowning.
A new state law that takes effect Friday will keep children in car safety seats until their eighth birthday.
Signed into law in May, the requirement is designed to reduce the risk of child injuries and fatalities on state roads.
Open the door to get to the downstairs level of the Margie Weaver Senior Center in Dawsonville on a Tuesday or Thursday morning and the ...
Some say time seems to stand still on the hallowed grounds of Lumpkin Campground during the weeklong spiritual revival and celebration known as campmeeting.
It is now legal to "shoot the hooch" with hooch in Georgia.
Hundreds from across the community were in downtown Dawsonville Sunday afternoon to show their support for law enforcement.
A nonprofit that advocates for abused and neglected children must say goodbye to its director after more than six years, though the person named interim ...
It's not always an easy task to impress an 11-year-old.
A local teen will not let disrespect by a chosen few detour him from supporting American servicemen and women.
A Dawson County woman is receiving treatment after being bitten by a rabid dog June 24.
The votes have been tallied and the Dawson County News is proud to announce the Best of Dawson winners.
On the hottest day reported in four years, hundreds cooled off at Rotary Island Saturday and enjoyed a summer day at the park.
Organizers are asking Independence Day revelers to RSVP to Monday's fireworks extravaganza at Atlanta Motorsports Park in western Dawson County.
County commissioners last week approved a special use permit to allow PetSmart to operate at the new shopping center going in at the southeast intersection ...
Police dog Kimbo burst out of the back seat of Cpl. Jessica Kraft's vehicle last week ready to assist Kraft as she demonstrated the ...
On Monday night the Dawsonville City Council unanimously approved the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which includes a capital project loan for improvements ...
Elementary math students in all Dawson County schools will soon have access to a new, comprehensive math resource program.