The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for its annual Citizens Law Enforcement Academy.
Designed to give residents an inside look at how local law enforcement operates, the free, five-week course begins Feb. 9 with an introduction by Sheriff Billy Carlisle and his administrative staff.
The Dawson County Rotary Club is hosting its inaugural Super Bowl Squares Charity Fundraiser in hopes of using local resident's passion for football to help raise money for nonprofits.
The charities that will benefit from the fundraiser include the Dawson County Rotary Scholarship, the senior center, the arts council and WEE Books.
The Bowen Center for the Arts is featuring a new exhibit by celebrated scenic photographer Wayne Robinson titled "True Americana- Bodie Series." The exhibit focuses on Bodie, a Californian ghost town located near the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
"Acclaimed as America's best-preserved ghost town, it exists in a state of 'arrested decay' as a California State Historical Monument high above the tree line," Robinson wrote on his Web site.
The lower 10,000 acres of the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area in Dawson County are not affected by a recent recreational use fee imposed by the state Department of Natural Resources.
Many people start a new year off with resolutions. For 2012, many local nonprofits hope volunteerism is among their goals.
No matter a person's age, gender, interests or skills, nonprofits throughout the area need volunteers to donate their time, services and abilities.
The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame has recently acquired a famed racecar that was thought to be lost until a few years ago.
Known as the Dixie Twister, the Huston Platt-owned car had disappeared after a deadly accident on March 2, 1969, that killed 12 and injured more than 40 at the Yellow River Drag Strip in Covington.
In an announcement likely to warm hearts and homes, the Ninth District Opportunity Inc. signaled it will resume its heating assistance program for low-income residents later this month.
The nonprofit, which has offered a one-time payment of heating costs for decades, had to postpone its Dec. 1, 2011, launch date due to what appeared to be lack of funds from the federal government.
Despite the sluggish economy, 2011 was a year marked by progress and change across Dawson County.
A number of businesses, including Krystal and Varsity Jr., opened along the Ga. 400 corridor.
Call it superstition, folklore or good ol' Southern heritage, but collard greens, black-eyed peas and hog jowls are a staple of New Year's Day meals in Dawson County and across the South.
David and Regina Disharoon were among hundreds of friends and neighbors who enjoyed their lunch Sunday at the Dawsonville Pool Room.
Visiting a jail isn't typically a happy occasion.
But last week, the smiles were contagious as Sheriff Billy Carlisle passed out bags of Christmas presents to children coming to see family members at the detention center.
Several blocks in downtown Dawsonville were shut down Wednesday night while authorities investigated an explosive device found in a car parked at a gas station on Ga. 9 North.
For those wondering what to do with their Christmas tree after the holidays, Keep Dawson County Beautiful suggests going green this season.
Bring One for the Chipper, the annual recycling program, has collected and recycled more than 5 million Christmas trees statewide since 1991.
Volunteers at a local charity thrift store are concerned with the number of clothing donation bins popping up across the community.
"I counted at least 30 and they're all over the county," said Warren King, a volunteer at RIC Rack Thrift Store and Food Pantry.
Georgia State Patrol Post 37-Cumming is accepting gifts for the Marines' annual Toys for Tots drive.
Troopers will be at the Dawsonville Walmart from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 22 collecting donations and offering free car safety seat checks. The child does not have to be present, but it would be helpful to insure proper fitting.
A single-passenger plane crashed onto the shoulder of Goodson Road in Dawsonville shortly before noon today.
A sign in downtown Dahlonega bearing Ku Klux Klan imagery has been taken down amid protests against it.
The new county attorney's salary and compensation were discussed by the board of commissioners during last week's work session.
The same developers who are building a Dollar General in Dawsonville where Hwy. 183 meets Hwy. 136 near Afton Road have submitted two applications for ...
The board of commissioners is expected to vote Thursday on a proposal from Paladin Wireless, a small company out of Royston that wishes to put ...
Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, introduced a bill last week that is his answer to last session's failed Amendment One, also known as the Opportunity ...
Within the first 20 minutes of their first-ever gathering, a newly-minted Dawsonville music group were strumming along to "You are my sunshine" as they sat ...
Dawson County investigators say they're putting fresh eyes on three local cases that have left many stupefied and searching fruitlessly for answers.
The fee per ton for weighed trash at the Dawson County transfer station could increase by $9 and new limits could be placed elsewhere due ...
City council members on Monday voted to set the qualifying dates for the upcoming general election.
The Dawsonville Walmart on Ga. 400 was reopened at approximately 9:30 p.m. after deputies and explosive-detecting police dogs cleared the building following a ...
The Gold Creek Market convenience store and Exxon gas station celebrated its first two months of business with a chamber of commerce ribbon cutting on ...
The Bowen Center for the Arts will welcome the Georgia Musicale Group in their concert "Piano and Opera Arias" next week.
When the board of commissioners approved the triennial budget for 2017 in November, they made a decision to defund the only solely development-focused entity the ...
The would-be seventh annual Leap for Literacy event has been canceled due to low water levels in Lake Lanier.