A lifelong Dawsonville resident and former city council member died Thursday.
Friends say Gennie Melinda "Linda" Grant, 62, will be remembered for her devotion to her son and commitment to her hometown.
Just days after announcing work was set to begin on the intersection of Ga. 400 and Kilough Church Road, state transportation officials delayed the project.
The plan called for installing concrete medians, closing the crossing and eliminating the option for drivers to turn left from Kilough Church Road.
The honor of America's Favorite Park is up for grabs and a park in Dawsonville is in the running.
Amicalola Falls State Park, home of the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River, is trailing in fifth place for a chance to win a $100,000 recreation grant from Coca-Cola. The second place park will receive a $50,000 grant and third place will receive $25,000.
George Elliott, late resident of Dawson County and father of NASCAR great Bill Elliott, headlines the 2011 class of inductees to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.
Mike Head, Harold Kite, Swayne Pritchett and Ken Ragan will join Elliott as the newest members of the hall.
Rex White, former NASCAR champion and member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, will serve as grand marshal for the 44th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival this October.
White won the 1960 Winston Cup, and is NASCAR's oldest living champion.
A film crew from the Travel Channel was in Dawsonville last week, filming for an episode of America's Wildest Roads to air in November.
The crew, assisted by several community members, filmed a staged car chase between one of the first Georgia State Patrol Cars, a 1937 Ford, and two former 'shine hauling cars, a 1939 Ford and a 1948 Ford.
The Dawson County Arts Council held an opening reception July 9 at the Bowen Center for the Arts for its current Father's & Son's exhibit.
The exhibit, which will run through the end of the month, features artwork created by the father-and-son teams of James Daniel Sr. and Jr. and Doug and Tyler King.
Proceeds from a canoe and kayak race on the Etowah River Aug. 6 will help fund an elevator at the Dawson County Senior Center.
"We're so grateful to have this. The seniors really need an elevator," said Margie Weaver, center director. "We're so close and this will be a really big help to us."
Motorists are encouraged to avoid the Kilough Church Road-Ga. 400 crossing next week while the intersection is rerouted.
State Department of Transportation crews will be installing concrete medians and signs similar to those found at Beartooth Parkway and Ga. 400.
The southern half of Lake Lanier appears laden with the most fatalities over the past six years, including five the past couple of weeks.
But then, so are most of the parks - some nearly side by side - that are run by area governments and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
More than a dozen emergency workers were recognized last week for making a difference in the lives of Dawson County residents in life threatening medical distress.
Each of the individuals honored at last week's county commission meeting "contributed to save a cardiac patient," said Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford.
For the fifth consecutive year, Dawsonville has been recognized by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs as a 2011 Veterans Day Regional Site.
"It's not an easy task," said Pam Hamalainen, president of the Veterans Affairs Committee of Dawson County. "We're proud to have been chosen as one of two sites in Georgia. It shows that we're right up there with the big dogs."
Margie Weaver was sewing Boy Scout uniforms at a local manufacturing plant when first approached about heading up the Dawson County Senior Center.
Nearly three decades later, Weaver can't imagine doing anything else.
Authorities continue to investigate the death of a 10-year-old northern Virginia boy, who was killed last week when he was struck by a personal watercraft on Lake Lanier.
Conor Tierney died July 3 from head and body injuries suffered in the collision, according to Dawson County Coroner Ted Bearden.
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.