Remembrance was the theme Friday at Dawson County Emergency Services headquarters.
A crowd of more than a hundred people attended a moving ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. All those involved stressed the importance of never forgetting the heroism and horror of that day.
United Way for Dawson County will kick off its 2011 fundraising campaign Friday with a Day of Caring.
Dozens of volunteers from area businesses will meet for breakfast before heading out to local organizations, like the Dawson County Senior Center, NOA and Reading Education Association of Dawson County (READ) to assist with needed projects.
Lake Lanier's level dropped below 1,064 over the weekend, setting into motion a new management schedule by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
As a result, lake dwellers can expect the level of Lanier to continue to drop for a least another month as the corps releases the reservoir's stored water to maintain mandated flows downstream in the Chattahoochee and the Apalachicola Rivers.
After a few years in college at the University of Virginia, Dawson County native Adam Kimbrell joined the Army. Within a few months, he found himself living in an abandoned hut in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
"We went to an area where the surge had been pushed to - a place where the Taliban had controlled for the last four years," the 25-year-old Army Infantryman said. "Our job was to go back in and take it all back over and separate the insurgents from the people, which we did. We did a real good job in doing that."
A remembrance service will pay respect to soldiers who remain missing or were once prisoners of war.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 970 and the Dawson County High School JROTC invite the community to gather at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Park in honor of POW/MIA Recognition Day.
Authorities are searching for a 54-year-old woman reported missing late Monday night in the area of Amicalola Falls State Park.
According to Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten, Lynn Bresee was reported missing about 11 p.m. Monday by a man with whom she had been camping.
More than 800 miles separate Dawsonville and Manhattan, but that distance wasn't enough to stop the effects of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks from reaching the local community.
Several area residents were directly affected by the events of that tragic day nearly 10 years ago.
Terry Ergle was working at a post office in Atlanta when he was drafted to the Army in 1967.
A few months later, he was on an airplane to Vietnam, a place that still haunts him today.
It could be weeks before the results of an investigation into Saturday's deadly boat crash on Lake Lanier are available.
Melissa Cummings, spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, said a team began reconstructing the collision Sunday.
A former professional quarterback is forging a new path for himself in Dawson County.
Quincy Carter, who starred at the University of Georgia before playing for the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets, is the offensive coordinator for Dawson Christian Academy's middle school football team.
Nominations are currently being accepted for upcoming segments in the Dawson Community News that will profile local men and women serving in our nation's military.
Told "In Their Own Words," the series will feature stories brought to life by active military personnel from Dawson County serving around the world.
A body of a Buford teen who authorities feared drowned following a boating accident Saturday night near the Dawson-Hall County line has been recovered.
A 13-year-old Dawson County native is making a name for himself as a Texas outdoorsman.
During the month of July, Carson Sims received his third straight Texas Slam Award and received $1,000 for weighing in a big fish in the 2011 WON Bass U.S. Open in Nevada.
A charity motorcycle ride will be held at noon Saturday beginning on Harmony Church Road to raise funds for funeral costs associated with the loss of a child.
The event will be hosted by Charlie's Little Angels and the Wingmen Motorcycle Club.
An upcoming episode of NBC's Dateline will profile accused serial killer Gary Michael Hilton who admitted killing a young Gwinnett County woman in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management area in January 2008.
Fittingly named "Mystery on Blood Mountain," Friday night's Dateline episode that will air at 9 p.m. follows Hilton as he stalked his human prey along hiking trails and lonely roads from Florida to North Carolina.
The three-vehicle crash at the Dawson-Forsyth County line Wednesday that sent several people to the hospital occurred, authorities said, when a teenage driver suffered a ...
The State Board of Education renewed the Dawson County School District's charter system contract today.
Hwy. 53 East was shut down in both directions at the Dawson-Forsyth County line Wednesday morning as officers investigated a two-car crash that occured just ...
When Charlie Mincey got his first speeding ticket at the age of 12, he must have known racing was in his blood.
Volunteers with Keep Dawson County Beautiful are encouraging community members to spruce up their neighborhoods as part of this year's Great American Cleanup.
There's still time to register a team in Rotary Club of Dawson County's 24th annual golf tournament and fundraiser.
Every month when the Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation bill arrives, there is a simple request to give a few extra cents to round up your ...
When the first graders at Robinson Elementary lined up at their door on Good Friday, there was a serious case of the wiggles going around ...
Local Republicans recently recognized one of their own for his lifelong service to the party.
The developer for a proposed assisted living facility on Kilough Church Road will not move forward with the project after learning last week that many ...
She has confidence. She has poise. And now Mollie Stanfield has her second crown in two weeks after winning the Miss Dawson County pageant Sunday ...
The Dawsonville City Council spent Monday evening with three firms that want to design the new Main Street Park going in behind the municipal complex.
Dawson County senior and FFA president Zach Samples won first place in showmanship at the Georgia National Junior Livestock Show in Perry in February. It ...
The Dawson County Detention Center recently received a prestigious recognition that few law enforcement agencies can claim.
Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather we're having in Dawsonville with the following fun events set for this weekend: