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For the sixth consecutive year, Dawsonville is one of only two regional Veterans Day sites in the state for 2012.
Campmeeting concluded its annual weeklong festivities at Lumpkin Campground on Sunday evening.
Filled with church services, singing and fellowship, the event gathered dozens of local families and friends together for seven days in the rustic, wooded setting.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is planning to rebuild the Ga. 53/Jasper Highway bridge over the Amicalola Creek west of Tinsley Chapel Road in Dawson County.
The work will mean reducing traffic over the bridge to one lane from July 30 to Aug. 13.
Elvis Presley's classic "You Ain't Nothin' but a Hound Dog," blared through the speakers during last week's sock hop at the Dawson County Senior Center.
In true style, ladies wore poodle skirts, classic pop hits were played and the dance floor was lively.
The rusty chains of the porch swing gently squeaked as Carolyn Dooley relaxed outside her family's Lumpkin Campground tent.
"Campmeeting is something I would never miss," said Dooley, 54. "And in my life I have never missed one."
A renowned Dawson County educator and former dean at Gainesville State College died Thursday morning following a period of declining health.
Herbert W. Robinson, 95, had been sick for several months, according to family and close friends.
Dawsonville resident Grace Collett has been selling her homegrown vegetables during the Dawson County Farmer's Market for nearly 10 years.
Tomatoes, squash, beans, cucumbers and eggplant were among the produce offered at her table July 11.
Opening this Friday, the Dawson County Arts Council is presenting its first adult musical, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."
Based on the popular 1988 film, the musical is a comedy revolving around playful banter, mischievous scams and sudden twists.
A new group has formed with a mission to get more women involved in the political process.
Based in Dawson County but pulling from all counties in the new 9th congressional district, the Foothills Republican Women is a grassroots organization that promotes an informed public through political education and activity by increasing the effectiveness of women in government.
Advance voting for the July 31 general primary is currently under way and continues through July 27.
According to Election Supervisor Glenda Ferguson, a total of 639 early votes were cast in a span of five days last week.
Lumpkin Campground will hold its annual summer revival next week.
Known as campmeeting, the week-long event traditionally features two services each day that include prayer, singing, music, Bible readings, preaching, personal testimonies and altar calls.
Nearly two dozen Dawson County residents were at a public meeting Monday to find out how a developer's wastewater proposal could affect their homes and families.
Waterscape Services is considering spreading stabilized sewage sludge from the Hampton Creek Water Reclamation Facility in Forsyth County onto property owned by Rotag Partners LLC at the northwest corner of Harry Sosebee and Lumpkin Campground roads in southern Dawson County.
There's still time to get tickets to Sunday's benefit jam aimed at saving Dawsonville's historic Pool Room.
Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the gate the day of the show. The price includes an afternoon of live music by a variety of local acts and free access to the kids' zone for children 12 and younger.
The community will have a second chance to celebrate with fireworks this summer after torrential downpours washed out the Dawson Day Sparks in the Park festivities.
Plans are in the works for an event to make up for the canceled Independence Day fireworks extravaganza July 3.
A public meeting next week in neighboring Forsyth County could draw some interest from those living near 65 acres in southeastern Dawson County where a developer wants to deposit sludge from a wastewater treatment plant.
Waterscape Utility LLC filed notice last month to hold the meeting at 10 a.m. July 16 in the Hampton Village Golf clubhouse, 6310 Hampton Golf Club Drive.
Dawson County Superintendent of Schools Damon Gibbs was chosen to participate in a special advisory council by State Superintendent Richard Woods for the upcoming year.
During last week's board of commissioners voting session, board members decided to alter the policy regarding the time frame for signing up to speak ...
The Dawson County Woman's Club will host its annual fundraiser, Giving Goes Glam, on Saturday at the Church of the Apostles on Hwy. 400 ...
Dawson County Emergency Services will honor the memory of those who lost their lives during the tragic events of 9/11 in a special ceremony ...
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners announced during its regular meeting Thursday night that David Headley is the sole candidate under consideration to be the ...
After four dates, they snuck away and got married.
The Georgia State Firefighters Association recently presented two local firefighters with the 2016 Life Saving Valor Award.
CUMMING -- The date marking the first opening of a third lane on Ga. 400 northbound has been changed and expanded.
Nearly two years after Nydia Tisdale was arrested at a GOP rally at Burt's Pumpkin Farm in Dawsonville the "citizen journalist" has filed a ...
The last three weeks have felt like an eternity.
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will host a blood drive Saturday to honor the memory of former Dawson County teacher, Charles B. Finley.
A new study of the Hope Scholarships program, which is funded by the Georgia lottery, contends the program could run out of money for the ...
SOUTH FORSYTH - An armed robbery occurred about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Foothills Community Bank on Bethelview Road, according to officials with the Forsyth ...
A Dawsonville woman accused of trafficking methamphetamine - and concealing it in a can of peaches - has been indicted on various drug charges by a Forsyth ...
The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will host its 20th annual Chamber Golf Classic Monday at Crystal Falls Golf Club.