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.
Stationed in Kuwait in 2005 on the way to Iraq, two soldiers with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division met for the first time at an Internet café.
The next day Dee Rawlston called home and told her mother she had met the man she would marry.
Residents living in the city of Dawsonville have until Tuesday to register if they plan to vote in the Nov. 8 municipal election.
Registration is available at the Dawson County Elections and Voter Registration Office, located at the intersection of Academy Avenue and Maple Street in downtown Dawsonville.
For the last two years, members of the Dawson County Woman's Club proved they are indeed smarter than a 10-year-old.
On Tuesday, teams will have the chance to see if they also are during the annual Are you Smarter than a 10-Year-Old competition. The event benefits Reading Education Association of Dawson County, or READ, a local, literacy group that aims to improve young lives through education.
Growing up in Dawson County, Ben Fouts remembers stories of his two grandfathers. One fought for the Confederacy and another in the Union Army.
"The one that fought for the Union army left northern Dawson County and walked to Tennessee to join the Union army up there," Fouts said. "Then he walked back after the war."
There's no need to cook next Friday night.
Instead, stop by the Dawson County Senior Center on Oct. 14 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. for a southern supper of smoked ham, pinto beans with cornbread and onions, slaw, iced tea and homemade fried fruit pies - all for just $5 a plate.
GAINESVILLE - More than 27 percent of Georgia children don't know where their next meal is coming from, according to the Georgia Food Bank Association.
That's a number the association and local groups are determined to bring down.
Stores in the Ingles shopping center on Ga. 400 were evacuated for nearly two hours Monday after a crew attempting to fix a water leak ruptured a gas main.
The three-man crew was working with a small backhoe when the break occurred about 4 p.m.
The local agency dedicated to providing for underprivileged children in Dawson County was recently granted a service mark by the Georgia Secretary of State.
Calvin Byrd, president of KARE for Kids, said the group applied for the service mark, similar to a trademark, to create a branding for the nonprofit organization and its signature annual fundraiser, the Mountain Moonshine Festival.
At 24, Brian Fox was living in Lincoln, Ark. with his new wife, Tammy, and a baby. He was working as an independent tile and carpet contractor with nothing to fall back on in the event of an emergency.
"I just got tired of living paycheck to paycheck, and I was worried that if anything ever happened to my family, what would we do," he said.
A dedication ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. today in downtown Dawsonville to commemorate Georgians in the Union Army.
In partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the event is part of the Georgia Historical Society's statewide commemoration of the Civil War's 150th anniversary.
A work crew attempting to fix a water leak in the Ingles shopping center ruptured a gas main Monday afternoon, leading to the evacuation of nearby stores.
According to Dawson County Emergency Services Deputy Chief Tim Satterfield, the stores will remain evacuated for the near future.
Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford said that personnel responded to a call of a potential gunshot wound in the parking lot of LongHorn ...
A cool, breezy morning awakened vendors and festival-goers alike on Saturday morning for the 49th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.
Hundreds of local children will wake up Christmas morning to find presents under their trees thanks to dozens of volunteers determined to make holiday wishes ...
Festival Weekend Schedule
In remembrance of the time-honored tradition of smuggling alcohol through the hills of prohibition-era Appalachia, Downtown Dawsonville will celebrate the 49th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival ...
Couponers, rejoice! The new Dawsonville Publix opened its doors to customers for the first time last week.
At one of Mike Berg's last speeches as commission chairman, he delivered a state of the county address to a room of Chamber of ...
A Dawsonville man was killed when his motorcycle struck a cow early Monday morning in Northeast Hall County.
Dawson County's new Panera Bread Bakery-Café is expected to open by the end of the month.
Ninth District Opportunity Inc. has announced another year of the Home Heating Help program for the elderly and homebound in Dawson County.
Dawson County Emergency services will host its first community risk reduction discussion Tuesday in the Dawson County Junior High School auditorium.
Former moonshine runner and member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame 2004 class, Charlie Mincey was chosen in March to be the grand marshal ...
With thousands of visitors descending on Dawsonville during the 49th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival, local authorities are asking motorists to plan their routes and avoid ...
The Goodwill Career Center, located inside Dawsonville's Goodwill store near Ingles, is hosting a multi-employer job fair next week.
A few months ago, an employee at the Chestatee Regional Library System hatched a plan that many were skeptical of: Stocking the library with a ...