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.
A man who spent nearly four decades serving the city of Dawsonville died Monday at age 92 following a period of declining health.
Born about 10 miles outside of town, G. L. "Pete" Gilleland and his family moved to Dawsonville when he was 7.
If David Hildebrand knew the truth behind his invitation to the Georgia State Council of Vietnam Veterans' meeting earlier this month, he said he would have stayed home.
It was there in Macon on June 18 that the Dahlonega man was named Georgia's Vietnam Veteran of the Year.
Red, white and blue sparks will soar over Rock Creek Park on Saturday night when Dawson County kicks off the Independence Day weekend with a fireworks extravaganza.
Presented by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners and Dawson Community News, Dawson Day Sparks in the Park begins at 5 p.m. with activities for the entire family.
Nearly a dozen local "celebrities" have new respect for the food-service industry after they donned aprons Friday for an annual fundraiser
"This was my second year doing this," said Dawsonville Councilman Calvin Byrd. "I should have been way better this year. That's some hard work."
Fire officials continue to investigate an apartment blaze early Saturday that displaced four families and forced several people to escape by jumping from a second floor window.
"This was such a huge loss ... there's still a lot to look into," said Lanier Swafford, chief of Dawson County Emergency Services.
Local author Larry Pirkle will be speaking Tuesday at a Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society meeting.
Pirkle recently published the book "Of the Seeds They've Sown," comprised of stories, anecdotes and commentary gathered during his life in Dawson County.
Locals looking for fresh seasonal produce need look no further than markets in Dawson County.
The Dawson County Extension Service's ninth annual market begins next week, running from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at 298 Academy Ave.
An early morning fire at an apartment complex in Dawson County displaced four families and forced several people to jump from a second floor window to escape the blaze early Saturday.
Dkota Donaldson, 13, was at a friend's sleepover, having a late night snack, when the group of teens heard what they thought was someone on the roof.
When's the last time a county commissioner asked to take your order?
The annual Dawson County Family Connection Celebrity Waiter Breakfast is scheduled for 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. June 17 and raises money for the nonprofit organization.
A significant increase in fires over the last few weeks has prompted emergency personnel to encourage the community to be fire smart this summer.
According to Dawson County Emergency Services Deputy Chief Tim Satterfield, fires kill more people in the United States every year than all natural disasters combined.
Mike Berlon, the new chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party, will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Dawson County Democrats at 6 p.m. June 16 at the Dawson County Public Library.
Mike Berlon has been involved in Democratic politics for more than three decades. During his 30 years of political engagement, he has been a candidate for office, recruited and worked with candidates in both local and statewide campaigns, sponsored many fundraisers and promoted Democratic ideals.
Dawson County Schools are back in business on Friday.
Fake laughing may have gotten a bad rap.
Dawson County deputies raided an underground gambling parlor Saturday night and arrested several well-known wiseguys on alcohol and racketeering charges.
Dawson County's runoff election for sheriff and tax commissioner ended in narrow victories Tuesday night.
Those on the inside can't fully explain it and those on the outside can't fully understand it.
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.