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.
Tickets are still available for the Dawson County Humane Society's second annual Lucky Dog Casino night.
Featuring Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and Texas Hold 'Em Poker, the event will be held at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex from 7-10 p.m. Saturday.
Authorities say the death of a 22-year-old Dawsonville man last week is a sad and stark reminder not to jump from a Lake Lanier bridge.
"Any of that kind of behavior is of course careless and it in this case unfortunately proved fatal," said Forsyth County Fire Capt. Jason Shivers.
The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet on March 25 at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.
The Dawson County Miss Relay for Life Pageant was held on March 5 at the junior high school. The top three places were awarded in ...
The board of commissioners on Thursday may vote to approve a letter of support for the Georgia Department of Transportation to fix dangerous Ga. 400 ...
An 18-month-old child is in the hospital with serious injuries and a Dawsonville man has been arrested on 18 felony charges including first degree cruelty ...
When the planning commission voted to deny a request for a larger Dollar General at the corner of Harmony Church and Nix Bridge Roads, the ...
Salem United Methodist Church is not dealing with the dilemmas that many modern churches face-like should whether or not to offer more youth events or ...
City of Dawsonville residents are shaking their heads after Monday night's planning commission meeting during which the commission voted to recommend amendments to the ...
The Bowen Center for the Arts is holding its Round Up Western Art & Literary Show.
Pamela Bragg, 60, of Dawsonville, died on March 8, 2017 at her home in Dawsonville following a sudden illness.
Chase Elliott took the green flag from the 12th position on Sunday afternoon and quickly made his way into the top 10. Once he cracked ...
One person was seriously injured and others sustained minor injuries after a four-car pileup on Ga. 400 in Dawson County Tuesday morning.
The Bowen Center for the Arts is holding its Round Up Western Art & Literary Show March 10 through April 21, 2017.
The Dawson County Civic Association, formerly known as the Dawson County Homeowners Civic Association, met Saturday for their first meeting under a new name and ...
Dawson County Schools Superintendent Damon Gibbs confirmed that an incident occurred late last month between two students and a teacher at Dawson County Middle School ...
The board of commissioners last week approved a request by Dawson County Family Connection to allow for a partnership between the county and four organizations ...