With bees swarming around her head in the hot morning air, Jean Schilling prods and picks at the growing hive.
Unfazed and unafraid, the local beekeeper is dressed from head to toe as she swings the smoking canister to calm the bees. It's all part of the routine to check her five hives.
The Dawsonville community is mourning the death of a local historian, retired school teacher and beloved family man this week.
Lifelong resident Charles Finley passed away July 4 due to complications from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle wreck June 15. He was 64.
Bowen Center for the Arts is bursting with paintings, drawings, carvings and other independent creations reflecting the local landscape.
The Chestatee Artists, based in Lumpkin County, are presenting a collection that shows mixed mediums through the end of July.
In celebration of Independence Day, Dawson County residents often flock to Lake Lanier, local parks, area attractions and traditional fireworks extravaganzas.
Dressed in patriotic colors, many families relish the opportunity to spend time together with picnics, activities and traditions.
Lannie and Gerald Lambert travel from Atlanta each June for the annual Folk Art Family Reunion at Around Back at Rocky's Place.
"We have friends that live in Bent Tree, so we're here visiting them, but we always come to the reunion," said Lannie Lambert, an art teacher that specializes in folk art and lessons.
As a salute to its volunteer efforts, a local veterans group has been named the Vietnam Veterans of America Georgia State Council's chapter of the year.
"I was totally surprised when they announced it," said Chapter 970 President Wayne Watkins. "I've submitted for this every year since we formed. It's typically awarded to the larger, metro chapters."
The whistle and cracks of firecrackers will once again resound through Rock Creek Park on Tuesday night as Dawson County celebrates Independence Day.
In its fourth year, Dawson Day Sparks in the Park is set to begin at 5 p.m. with activities for the entire family.
A local youth plans to donate proceeds from a 5K race he organized to help a group of women signed up to participate in the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer.
Jared Posey, 11, of Dawsonville said he invites the community out to Rock Creek Park on Friday afternoon for the race. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and is $5 per person.
Officials with Habitat for Humanity remain hopeful about building homes in Dawson County.
"We would love to build in Dawson County," said Mary Lamond, the group's North Central Georgia director. "Our biggest struggle is land, finding land at a reasonable price."
Locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers will roll in by the truckload Saturday as the Dawson County Extension Office's annual produce market opens.
Running every Saturday through mid-September, the produce market will be open from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in the parking lot of the extension office at 298 Academy Avenue.
Known for offering an array of folk art and crafts, the seventh annual Folk Art Family Reunion will be held this weekend at Around Back at Rocky's Place.
More than 20 artists from around the Southeast sell drawings, pottery and other creations during the festival. Co-owner Robin Blan said the festival is an outpouring of artistic creativity.
Stepping into the pool at Veterans Memorial Park, seniors gathered last week to begin a water-logged aerobics class hosted by the Dawson County Senior Center.
In only its second year, the SilverSneakers "Silver Splash" aerobics class has had an outpouring of community citizens attend.
A reception earlier this month paid tribute to local artists whose works are on display at the Dawson County Government Center.
County native Amber Gilleland said she was honored to have her paintings hanging on the fourth floor of the new center.
Veterans Memorial Park is competing for a $100,000 grant and to be voted as "America's Favorite Park" in a nationwide competition sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company and FourSquare.
The park that tallies the most votes receives the title and the grant, which can be used for park needs.
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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.
The Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority is once again accepting applications to award grants to businesses within Dawsonville that promote trade, commerce, industry and employment opportunities.
Some racing dreams may have faded, but the memories are still vivid for the fans and drivers who were a part of the legendary Lakewood ...
Goodwill of North Georgia opened the doors of its Career Center inside the Dawsonville storefront this week in hopes of assisting job seekers and employers ...
The residents of Pigeon Creek Estates presented a petition last week to the Dawsonville City Council that states their intention to convert their water system ...
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