Dawson County Emergency Services urges residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarm when they change their clocks as daylight savings time ends Sunday.
"Having a working smoke alarm reduces your chances of dying in a fire by nearly half," Dawson County Emergency Services Deputy Chief Tim Satterfield said. "Batteries in smoke alarms should be replaced twice a year. Change your clocks, change your batteries."
Dozens of healthcare professionals will offer free health screenings Saturday at Cornerstone Christian Church in Dawsonville.
Free health screenings will be available to everyone beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at 236 Etowah River Road.
Christmas Eve will mark the beginning of Col. James "Lindy" Linder's 30th year in the United States Air Force.
"It has shaped who I am as a person. I have greatly appreciated my opportunities as I have served. From being an instructor and then evaluator, from a commander to a director, all the positions have been fascinating challenges," he said. "I have worked for all types of leaders and have learned from them all. My assignments have been all over the world, have pushed me outside of my comfort zone, and taught me an incredible amount."
KARE for Kids is now accepting holiday assistance applications for the 2011 Christmas season.
Applications will be accepted through Dec. 5 at Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 100 Lumpkin Campground Road South, Dawsonville.
Each year, hundreds of scrap tires are illegally dumped along roadways, creating threats to the environment, public health and safety.
In an effort to decrease the number of scrap tires in the area, Keep Dawson County Beautiful offers Dawson County residents a scrap tire amnesty day from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Dawson County Transfer Station.
A tractor-trailer driver escaped serious injury Oct. 26 when his vehicle careened down an embankment on Hwy. 52, just east of Amicalola Falls State Park.
The driver, identified as 37-year-old Sherman Edward Corn of Cleveland, was able to crawl out of the truck and up to the road, emergency workers said.
Dawsonville officials say they are not fazed that the battle over construction of a motorsports park in western Dawson County has shifted to the Georgia Supreme Court.
"We're sticking to our guns," Mayor Joe Lane Cox said of the appeal filed Oct. 26. "Judge [John] Girardeau ruled in our favor before and I think that will happen with this one, too."
It was a chilly Saturday morning, but not too cold for a motorcycle ride through the north Georgia mountains to help raise funds for children at Christmas.
"When we woke up, it was 38 degrees and had been raining just a couple hours earlier," said organizer Lt. Doug Boyle with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office.
A Flat Creek Drive home appears to be a complete loss after a fire Oct. 26 in downtown Dawsonville.
"There's heat damage through the entire home," said Dawson County Emergency Services Battalion Chief Robby Lee.
Ask brothers Ernie, Dan and Bill Elliott and they'll agree their dad George Elliott should have been named to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame years ago.
"He was instrumental in a lot of people's careers in racing, especially ours," said Ernie Elliott. "It was just a sport that he loved. If it wouldn't have been for him getting it started, starting us in it, we wouldn't have been able to accomplish what we did."
Federal agents reportedly paid a surprise visit to downtown Dawsonville early Friday, ready to shut down what they had been told was an active moonshine operation.
Instead, the agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives left several hours later after determining the alleged tip was false.
Organizers say the 44th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in downtown Dawsonville was a record breaker.
"I've never seen people start arriving on Wednesday for the festival," said Gordon Pirkle, a longtime member of KARE for Kids, which organizes the event.
The Dawson County Sheriff's Office and Emergency Management Agency reminds parents to make sure children are safe this Halloween.
With Halloween on Monday, motorists should also anticipate finding trick-or-treaters on local roads and neighborhoods as early as 5 p.m.
For Arthur Dover, his views on military service have remained the same for nearly six decades.
"I love my country," said Dover, who retired from the United States Air Force in 1972.
All branches of the Chestatee Regional Library System are closed Friday. No items will be due and no fines will accrue.
The Dawson County School System has called off class for Friday in anticipation of the incoming winter storm that is expected to drop as much ...
The Dawson County School System is delaying classes for two hours on Thursday.
The City of Dawsonville has rescheduled the inaugural citizen discussion workshop planned for tonight. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 ...
The local business community is mourning the weekend death of a leader who they say was passionate about Dawson County.
During Frank Norton Jr.'s annual Native Intelligence report Thursday night, the Gainesville real estate executive touched on a diverse range of topics. Among the ...
At the January meeting of the Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society members reviewed the major achievements of the past year and made some decisions ...
Two teens were seriously injured last week in a single vehicle wreck on Couch Road in eastern Dawson County.
There's a pretty good chance Dawsonville may see its first wintry weather this week as a freezing cold patch of air and precipitation moves ...
The threat of snow, sleet or freezing rain that is forecast to fall Wednesday in parts of North Georgia convinced school officials to call off ...
A benefit is planned for a local family that lost everything in a fire last month.
When Sherry Gailey bought two 50/50 raffle tickets from volunteers at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame during last year's annual Mountain Moonshine ...
Two Big Canoe residents hope to be crowned King and Queen of the mountains come February.
Ross Dress for Less and Marshalls are among the first stores announced to open in the new Kroger-anchored Dawson Marketplace.
All but three area parks have re-opened following heavy rainfall last week that caused historically high water levels on Lake Lanier.