United Way for Dawson County is closing in on its 2010 fundraising goal, but still needs community support over the next few days to reach $100,000.
The American Red Cross recently reported that inclement weather last week resulted in more than 1,600 units of blood and platelets that could not be collected due to donation center closures, canceled blood drives and the inability of donors to attend blood drives.
Ronnie Gilbert hesitated to open his front door Friday morning when he saw two Dawson County Sheriff's deputies approaching.
The U.S. Postal Service issued a news release early this week that reported nearly 100 percent of north Georgia residents were back on regular mail schedules following last week's winter storm.
A public ceremony welcoming the Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company home from Afghanistan is being planned for March 5.
Dawson County students will spend an entire week out of school this week after another cancellation was announced for Friday classes.
Alcoholism affects not only the person battling it, but often those they love.
A record amount of snow piled up early in the week, shutting down much of Dawson County, including the city of Dawsonville, county government and the school district.
A quarterly forum for local elected officials and county leaders will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 25 in the upstairs meeting room at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex.
Staff with the state Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division fielded comments last week from those who may be affected by a proposed fee change for some of the agency's management areas.
At the start of a new decade, Dawson County residents saw many transitions and beginnings in the areas of government, education and business.
The U.S. Census Bureau released the results of the 2010 census Dec. 21, revealing that the United States is now a country of more than 300 million and Georgia is a state of nearly 9.7 million.
Humans don't have many practical uses for a browning Christmas tree. But animals, apparently, go nuts over them.
During the holiday season, there is so much travel, shopping and cooking to do that donating blood gets pushed off the to-do list.
Local authorities reported a generally quiet New Year's weekend with only a handful of minor incidents.
The community is invited to a celebration of trees Friday afternoon at War Hill Park on Lake Lanier.
The Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee, in conjunction with Keep Dawson County Beautiful and the local extension agency, will meet at 2 p.m. in honor of Arbor Day, held in Georgia on the third week of February each year.
Crews were still moving downed trees from roadways and responding to weather-related incidents Tuesday afternoon, more than 12 hours after Mother Nature dumped at least a an estimated half inch of ice across Dawson County.
"Stay at home and off the roads unless it's an emergency," was the common request among first responders as early as noon Monday.
After an icy winter in 2014, North Georgia's relatively mild 2015 is about to take a turn for the worse.