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.
Dawson Community News and the Dawson County Board of Commissioners invite the community to the inaugural Dawson Day Thunder in the Sky Fireworks Extravaganza Independence Day Celebration July 3 at Rock Creek Park.
Arriving from Dalton with his family before sunrise Saturday morning, Christian Gillespie planned to hook "the big one" during the annual Kids Fishing Rodeo at Amicalola Falls State Park.
Two men are being hailed as heroes after they rescued a teenager from drowning in Lake Lanier over the Memorial Day weekend.
A lot of folks in Dawson County like their cars.
A county native with more than two decades of local government experience has been selected to lead the Dawson County Senior Center.
A national atheist group wants to place books alongside Bibles at Georgia State Park lodge rooms and cabins.
A service Monday at Veterans Memorial Park will honor local military men and women who served their country honorably.
DAWSONVILLE - About 100 Rangers in training from Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega parachuted into Lake Lanier at War Hill Park near Dawsonville last week.
A 73-year-old Guyton man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he attempted to cross Hwy. 53 on a 4-wheeler and was hit by an oncoming pick-up truck near Perimeter Road in Dawsonville.
In an effort to decrease the number of scrap tires in the area, Keep Dawson County Beautiful is offering Dawson County residents a Tire Amnesty Day from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Dawson County Transfer Station, located at 946 Burt Creek Road.
After a back-and-forth round of presentations vying over plans for a reservoir for Dawsonville, two sides have made their case before the city council in open meetings.
A move to take certified rangers out of state parks has drawn concern from local officials.
The Dawson County Art Council's 12th annual Art in the Garden event is this weekend and, according to Bowen Center for the Arts Executive Director Marcia Chelf, it's going to be a lot of fun for everyone.
Shirley Hawkins has a long list of reasons to support Relay for Life.
There will be an evening of picking and grinning Saturday night when local bluegrass and gospel entertainers Little Mountain perform live at New Life Church.
After years of occupying the basement of Grace Presbyterian Church, the Good Shephard Clinic is moving to a new home.
Parents who screened a movie Saturday hope the intended message hits home with their teenagers.
Dawson County residents are being invited to a special dance in support of a local charity's goal of bringing books to preschool-aged children each month.
Dozens of volunteer teams are spending the week putting the finishing touches on cartoon-inspired festivities for Friday night's event.