The Dawson County community is mourning the death of a local civic volunteer and retired business leader this week.
Linda Williams, longtime president of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce, died Wednesday after a period of declining health. She was 64.
After 29 hours aboard airplanes and packed vans, several Dawson County residents arrived in eastern Uganda to "spread the love of Christ."
The locals teamed up with Helping Hands Foreign Missions, a Gainesville-based Christian ministry, to visit Ugandan schools, churches and bush villages for two weeks last month.
A downtown business owner and member of the Dawsonville Planning Commission was found dead Tuesday morning in her restaurant on the square.
According to employees at Julia's Neighborhood Deli, 44-year-old Julia Cody was unconscious and not breathing when they arrived to open the eatery for the lunch shift about 10 a.m.
Area sheriff's deputies are showing their support for the family of two brothers killed on Lake Lanier earlier this summer with a benefit memorial ride and car show Saturday.
The Dawson County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from the Hall, Lumpkin and Forsyth County sheriff's offices, invites the community to participate in the Griffin and Jake Prince Memorial Ride and Classic Car Cruise-In.
Editor's note: The Dawson Community News is accepting "Welcome Home" letters to be published as part of a series leading up to the Veterans Day celebration in November. The paper will also publish submitted photos and stories from the era. Letters and photos can be mailed to P.O. Box 1600 Dawsonville, GA 30534, dropped off at the office at 76 Howard Ave. E. Suite 140, Dawsonville or e-mailed to email@example.com.
For the sixth consecutive year, Dawsonville is one of only two regional Veterans Day sites in the state for 2012.
Campmeeting concluded its annual weeklong festivities at Lumpkin Campground on Sunday evening.
Filled with church services, singing and fellowship, the event gathered dozens of local families and friends together for seven days in the rustic, wooded setting.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is planning to rebuild the Ga. 53/Jasper Highway bridge over the Amicalola Creek west of Tinsley Chapel Road in Dawson County.
The work will mean reducing traffic over the bridge to one lane from July 30 to Aug. 13.
Elvis Presley's classic "You Ain't Nothin' but a Hound Dog," blared through the speakers during last week's sock hop at the Dawson County Senior Center.
In true style, ladies wore poodle skirts, classic pop hits were played and the dance floor was lively.
The rusty chains of the porch swing gently squeaked as Carolyn Dooley relaxed outside her family's Lumpkin Campground tent.
"Campmeeting is something I would never miss," said Dooley, 54. "And in my life I have never missed one."
A renowned Dawson County educator and former dean at Gainesville State College died Thursday morning following a period of declining health.
Herbert W. Robinson, 95, had been sick for several months, according to family and close friends.
Dawsonville resident Grace Collett has been selling her homegrown vegetables during the Dawson County Farmer's Market for nearly 10 years.
Tomatoes, squash, beans, cucumbers and eggplant were among the produce offered at her table July 11.
Opening this Friday, the Dawson County Arts Council is presenting its first adult musical, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."
Based on the popular 1988 film, the musical is a comedy revolving around playful banter, mischievous scams and sudden twists.
A new group has formed with a mission to get more women involved in the political process.
Based in Dawson County but pulling from all counties in the new 9th congressional district, the Foothills Republican Women is a grassroots organization that promotes an informed public through political education and activity by increasing the effectiveness of women in government.
Advance voting for the July 31 general primary is currently under way and continues through July 27.
According to Election Supervisor Glenda Ferguson, a total of 639 early votes were cast in a span of five days last week.
Lumpkin Campground will hold its annual summer revival next week.
Known as campmeeting, the week-long event traditionally features two services each day that include prayer, singing, music, Bible readings, preaching, personal testimonies and altar calls.
Dawson County's new Panera Bread Bakery-Café is expected to open next month.
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners recently voted to approve the installation of new LED light fixtures at the soccer fields in Rock Creek Park ...
The North Georgia Career Expo was held last week with employers and job seekers hoping to make successful connections to benefit the workforce of Dawson ...
Go back in time this weekend with local greats from another era when the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame hosts a genuine sock hop.
This fall, thousands will descend upon North Georgia, loading their trailers and cars with camping gear and traveling up the winding roads towards a higher ...
Construction and development crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation have been occupying the Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 intersection for nearly 20 months, working ...
The grand opening of the Chili's Grill & Bar at Dawson Crossroads on Georgia 400 is set for Monday.
Two days before the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, community members gathered at Fire Station ...
Cody was part of the family.
Lillypad the kangaroo has had a rough life so far.
A year ago, the Dawson County manager thought so little of the work being done by Public Works Director David Headley that he was forced ...
Dawson County High School students and members of Jobs for Georgia Graduates (JGG), Alondra Zavala and Ava Walker visited Johnson High School last week to ...
A year after construction workers first broke ground, the new shopping centers on both sides of Ga. 400 south of the Dawson Forest Road intersection ...
Dawson County Superintendent of Schools Damon Gibbs was chosen to participate in a special advisory council by State Superintendent Richard Woods for the upcoming year.
During last week's board of commissioners voting session, board members decided to alter the policy regarding the time frame for signing up to speak ...