Local authorities want parents to remember the war on drugs starts at home.
Each day, nearly 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.
Proceeds from a poker run this weekend will benefit the Dawson County Sheriff's annual Shop with a Cop event.
The run departs from the Dawson County Law Enforcement Center on Tucker Avenue beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Breakfast will be available.
Lee Elrod was at an estate sale three years ago when he stumbled across an early 1940s photo taken atop Amicalola Falls.
An antique collector of sorts, Elrod was intrigued by the image of a man warming his hands over the open flame of a copper liquor still.
It's not technically a trick question, but tricky all the same to nearly everyone gathered Oct. 11 at Dawson County Middle School.
"Name all of the states that border the Great Lakes," said emcee Gary Pichon during the Reading Education Association of Dawson County's annual "Are You Smarter than a 10 Year-Old" competition.
Local attorney Joey Homans was installed last week as president of the Dawson County Kiwanis Club by the group's 2011 President Lisa Thurmond.
"There's a lot of opportunities to be involved in community activities in Dawson County. Kiwanis is the way I've been able to tap into the community," Homans said. "I hope to just continue along the path that Lisa Thurmond set and continue to be positive to grow and strengthen our club."
If the U.S. Air Force called tomorrow and asked Laura Bishop to re-enlist, she wouldn't hesitate to board the next plane.
"I loved it. I really loved it," said the mother of two grown daughters.
Thousands of visitors will be in Dawsonville this weekend for one of the most popular festivals in north Georgia.
The Mountain Moonshine Festival attracts thousands of people a day and parking all of the cars is quite a task. This year's festival will be Friday through Sunday.
A local partnership recently learned it will receive more than $121,000 to help fund its efforts to improve the lives of young people.
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Office of Prevention Services has awarded Dawson County Family Connection a grant to focus on underage alcohol prevention.
A cable barrier similar to one installed on Interstate 985 in Hall County several years ago will be placed in the median on Ga. 400 in Dawson and Lumpkin counties.
The Georgia Depart-ment of Transportation announced Oct. 3 that it approved the 5.1-mile project as part of $97 million in 10 new transportation infra-structure improvement and maintenance projects across the state.
Alan Essig, director of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute will be the guest speaker at the Dawson County Democratic Party's October meeting.
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Dawson County Library. The public is invited.
The 2011 Miss KARE for Kids will be crowned Saturday at Riverview Middle School.
Now in its third year, the pageant is one of several fundraisers for KARE for Kids, a local non-profit organization that provides Christmas presents to Dawson County children in need.
Dawson County High School graduate Robert Dean knew he'd have a hard time making a living without a college degree.
"With the way the economy is, it's hard to make a living without a piece of paper from a university," he said. "I wanted to go to college, but I wasn't sure how it was going to get paid for."
A Dawson County man who is recovering after a motorcycle collision Friday has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Larry Mann, 39, of Montvale Road was flown to Atlanta Medical Center with serious injuries from the crash that occurred about noon Sept. 30.
Two weeks ago United Way for Dawson County set its 2012 fundraising target at $105,000.
By Saturday evening, supporters had already collected nearly $18,000 toward the goal during a barbecue and hole-in-one challenge at the home of Jim and Barbara Watson just outside Dawsonville.
The threat of snow, sleet or freezing rain that is forecast to fall Wednesday in parts of North Georgia convinced school officials to call off ...
A benefit is planned for a local family that lost everything in a fire last month.
When Sherry Gailey bought two 50/50 raffle tickets from volunteers at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame during last year's annual Mountain Moonshine ...
Two Big Canoe residents hope to be crowned King and Queen of the mountains come February.
Ross Dress for Less and Marshalls are among the first stores announced to open in the new Kroger-anchored Dawson Marketplace.
All but three area parks have re-opened following heavy rainfall last week that caused historically high water levels on Lake Lanier.
Firefighters from two counties battled a residential blaze in freezing temperatures Tuesday morning.
The crossing of Hwy. 9 and Dawson Forest Road is currently shut down in all directions after a truck overturned and continues to leak oil ...
A flash flood warning is in effect for much of Northeast Georgia, including Dawson County, until 2:15 p.m. today.
No one should go hungry at Christmas and certainly, no one should be alone.
A local man is grateful that his home was spared in a fire that leveled his barn early Christmas Eve morning.
Crews have been on the scene of a new retail development on Ga. 400 and Dawson Forest Road where recent rain and flooding has caused ...
A single-vehicle collision in northwestern Dawson County claimed the life of a Dade County man two days before Christmas.
The Dawsonville Pool Room will once again open for lunch on New Year's Day and welcomes everyone to ring in 2016 with the southern ...
Do you know someone who goes above and beyond in their duties to their church, community, school or civic organization?