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.
There is still time to register to participate in Team Soldier Boy's third annual one pitch softball tournament.
Proceeds from the event benefit 10-year-old Kenneth "Kenny" Stewart III of Dawsonville, who was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2008.
More than 190 racers, ranging in age from 3 to 66, took part in the Bootlegger Super Spring Triathlon at Veterans Memorial Park on Sept. 11.
The event was hosted by Five Star Event & Timing.
The 23rd annual Lake Lanier Association Shore Sweep is planned for Saturday.
The event will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at 13 locations around the lake, including War Hill Park in Dawson County.
Friends and family are mourning the loss of an active member of the Dawson County community who died last week.
Robert "Bob" Couch, a resident of Dawsonville for the past nine years, will be remembered for his good nature and big smile, according to some of those who knew him the longest.
When Russell Lowery enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard while still in high school, he was looking for adventure and a path that would give him self-worth and a purpose.
"I wanted to do something that was important, and I found that through the military," said Lowery, now 42.
Every year around her birthday, 85-year-old Barbara Haig has a simple tradition.
She grabs her water skis, enlists a friend to drive her boat and does her best to ski around Lake Lanier.
The United Way for Dawson County announced its 2012 fundraising goal Friday during a luncheon that followed the annual Day of Caring.
Holding large, red balloons, United Way board members said they hope to raise $105,000 within the next few months to support local partner agencies such as Boy and Girl Scouts, Rape Response, WEE Books and Challenged Child and Friends, among others.
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 ...
A Georgia racing legend has been selected to serve as grand marshal for this year's 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in October.
With thousands of visitors descending on Dawsonville during the 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival, local authorities are asking motorists to plan their routes and avoid ...
A Dawsonville teen has been ticketed following Tuesday's crash involving a Dawson County school bus.
Employees at the Dawson County Sheriff's Office last week went to the head of the class after showing they are indeed smarter than a ...
Motorists traveling Dawson County roads should keep a keen eye out for deer as the season changes, especially the week of Nov. 17-23.
Dawsonville's unique and storied past will come alive this weekend when thousands converge on downtown for the 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.
Tim Pastore stepped back for a moment on Thursday after seeing the damage to the fire engine he was driving nearly a week earlier that ...
When Deputy Mich Long orders his lunch, he typically asks for it to be served to-go.
Two events are planned within the next week to celebrate October as Clean Water month in Dawson County.
As adults, we'd all like to think we can remember the geography, history, language arts and math we learned so many years ago in ...
Isaac Barnes showed up at his daughter's first cheer practice to help his wife teach the young cheerleaders a thing or two about football.
A stretch of Hwy. 53 between Ga. 400 and Lumpkin Campground Road was shut down Monday morning as crews worked to contain a gas main ...