The more than 400 Hall and Dawson county children suspected as victims of physical or sexual abuse this year can now undergo medical evaluations in a welcoming new building accented with flowers and toys.
Optimists Clubs are known throughout the world for "Bringing Out the Best in Kids."
About 200 rescuers spent hours this weekend searching for a Dawsonville child who, when found, had strayed maybe 200 or 300 yards from the family camp site.
A bear with a plastic pickle bucket on his head had been wandering the area since early June but was recently caught, "de-bucketed" and released again by Department of Natural Resources officials.
Michael Neighbours said he couldn't have made it through a recent yearlong tour of duty in Afghanistan without the support of his family and the Dawson County community.
Dawsonville will welcome back one of its own Friday afternoon in a celebration fit for a hero.
It's not the biggest he's ever grown, but the 2.75- pound tomato Kenneth Allison plucked from his garden on New Hope Road is one of the biggest local Extension Agent Clark Beusse has seen this season.
Even as a child, Larry Pirkle wrote about the "old times" and the life lessons he learned from his mother and her parents growing up near the Etowah River.
Being in the military requires much of those enlisted, which includes sacrificing many things that people at home enjoy on a daily basis.
According to Mark Weaver, there are many people and families who currently live in substandard housing conditions within Dawson County. An issue that he has been aware of for quite some time.
Before James Tolbert could begin celebrating the nation's birthday, he got soaking wet in a dunk tank.
From live music and children's activities to food and fireworks, Rock Creek Park is the place to be Friday night for one of the most festive Independence Day celebrations in North Georgia.
For nearly two years, Dep. Mickey Gilbertson of the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been suffering from kidney problems and is in the process of receiving a much-need transplant.
On June 6, the Bowen Center for the Arts in downtown Dawsonville held a reception for its current exhibit, "For Men Only."
American families -both insured and uninsured - are struggling with rising health care costs, and as the economy declines, the number of uninsured is expected to rise.
Georgia State Patrol Post 37-Cumming is accepting gifts for the Marine Corps' annual Toys for Tots drive.
The local Alliance of Churches is expecting several hundred dinner guests for the annual community Thanksgiving feast at the Lakeview Center next week.
Residents living in Dawson County's Chestatee neighborhood hope to spread cheer this holiday season by donating turkeys to the local food pantry.
Work to smooth the traffic flow around Dawsonville's downtown square is complete.
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 come true.
A local man was flown to an Atlanta hospital Monday afternoon after he suffered serious injuries in a farming equipment accident.
An area residential facility for women battling addiction and mental health issues recently moved its popular store into the former Outdoor Traditions building at Ga. 400 and Hwy. 136 in Dawsonville.
Come spring, kids of all ages will be able to enjoy a new water feature at Rock Creek Park after commissioners last week approved a proposal by the local Rotary Club to donate a splash pad.
Luke Holmes may just be 7, but he understands the sacrifices servicemen and women make for his country.
Work is expected to begin this week on reshaping the roads around Dawsonville's historic courthouse into a true roundabout.
An area nonprofit is holding the grand opening of its new thrift store location this weekend.
Everyone knows a jerk, even if they don't want to single out who it is. But one native Georgia author is calling out the nefarious folks in the state's history.
Veterans of all ages and from each military branch will be honored Monday during Dawsonville's ninth annual Veterans Day celebration.
A local family hopes their love for playing cards will pay off this week as they travel to the largest souvenir and gift show in the nation to promote a new card game they developed.
A man was reported shot at a Dawson County residence shortly after noon Thursday.