The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for its annual Citizens Law Enforcement Academy.
Designed to give residents an inside look at how local law enforcement operates, the free, five-week course begins Feb. 9 with an introduction by Sheriff Billy Carlisle and his administrative staff.
The Dawson County Rotary Club is hosting its inaugural Super Bowl Squares Charity Fundraiser in hopes of using local resident's passion for football to help raise money for nonprofits.
The charities that will benefit from the fundraiser include the Dawson County Rotary Scholarship, the senior center, the arts council and WEE Books.
The Bowen Center for the Arts is featuring a new exhibit by celebrated scenic photographer Wayne Robinson titled "True Americana- Bodie Series." The exhibit focuses on Bodie, a Californian ghost town located near the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
"Acclaimed as America's best-preserved ghost town, it exists in a state of 'arrested decay' as a California State Historical Monument high above the tree line," Robinson wrote on his Web site.
The lower 10,000 acres of the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area in Dawson County are not affected by a recent recreational use fee imposed by the state Department of Natural Resources.
Many people start a new year off with resolutions. For 2012, many local nonprofits hope volunteerism is among their goals.
No matter a person's age, gender, interests or skills, nonprofits throughout the area need volunteers to donate their time, services and abilities.
The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame has recently acquired a famed racecar that was thought to be lost until a few years ago.
Known as the Dixie Twister, the Huston Platt-owned car had disappeared after a deadly accident on March 2, 1969, that killed 12 and injured more than 40 at the Yellow River Drag Strip in Covington.
In an announcement likely to warm hearts and homes, the Ninth District Opportunity Inc. signaled it will resume its heating assistance program for low-income residents later this month.
The nonprofit, which has offered a one-time payment of heating costs for decades, had to postpone its Dec. 1, 2011, launch date due to what appeared to be lack of funds from the federal government.
Despite the sluggish economy, 2011 was a year marked by progress and change across Dawson County.
A number of businesses, including Krystal and Varsity Jr., opened along the Ga. 400 corridor.
Call it superstition, folklore or good ol' Southern heritage, but collard greens, black-eyed peas and hog jowls are a staple of New Year's Day meals in Dawson County and across the South.
David and Regina Disharoon were among hundreds of friends and neighbors who enjoyed their lunch Sunday at the Dawsonville Pool Room.
Visiting a jail isn't typically a happy occasion.
But last week, the smiles were contagious as Sheriff Billy Carlisle passed out bags of Christmas presents to children coming to see family members at the detention center.
Several blocks in downtown Dawsonville were shut down Wednesday night while authorities investigated an explosive device found in a car parked at a gas station on Ga. 9 North.
For those wondering what to do with their Christmas tree after the holidays, Keep Dawson County Beautiful suggests going green this season.
Bring One for the Chipper, the annual recycling program, has collected and recycled more than 5 million Christmas trees statewide since 1991.
Volunteers at a local charity thrift store are concerned with the number of clothing donation bins popping up across the community.
"I counted at least 30 and they're all over the county," said Warren King, a volunteer at RIC Rack Thrift Store and Food Pantry.
Georgia State Patrol Post 37-Cumming is accepting gifts for the Marines' annual Toys for Tots drive.
Troopers will be at the Dawsonville Walmart from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 22 collecting donations and offering free car safety seat checks. The child does not have to be present, but it would be helpful to insure proper fitting.
Law enforcement officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources located and retrieved the body of 34-year-old Yakov Shteyman near north Forsyth's Six Mile ...
A Georgia bill requiring boat titles is likely dead for this year's General Assembly session, which ended last week, but it could return next ...
With one of the largest and most respected 4-H camping programs in the country, Georgia 4-H camps provide positive experiences that can impact a student ...
The Tiger Den Players got their "Seuss" on during the weekend of March 24 when the group presented the musical "Seussical" at the Performing Arts ...
Starting this month, visitors will have a new way to climb Sawnee Mountain.
Citizens will have one last chance to voice their concerns about the requests Atlanta Motorsports owner Jeremy Porter has made that include longer hours for ...
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and local organizations are rising to the occasion to spread the word about child abuse awareness and prevention within ...
Last Thursday marked the 40th and final day of the 2017 Georgia General Assembly, during which a flurry of bills headed to Gov. Nathan Deal ...
When the official yelled 'go,' Ariel Quinto-Chavez grinned ear to ear and promptly began skipping and dancing her way down the track at Dawson County ...
The Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority is still accepting applications to award grants to businesses within Dawsonville that promote trade, commerce, industry and employment opportunities.
Lakeshore Mall sold for $6.8 million in a digital auction that ended last week, said a source familiar with the process.
A car chase last week in Dawson County led to no arrest for the deputy who attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the parking ...
The Dawson County Sheriff's Office arrested Mitchell Lee Ingebrigtsen, 23, on four felony charges including rape, incest, child molestation and first degree cruelty to ...
Formerly Georgia Mountains Community Services, Avita is a public agency that was created by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Avita opened ...
What started with a medical visit ended with an hours-long foot chase and no arrest in Dawson County on March 17 when one man presented ...