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. "I originally started relaying because of my son's young friend when they were children who had leukemia," she said. "Then I lost a brother to brain cancer, and I lost my dad in 2004 to liver cancer." As a two-year breast cancer survivor herself and current American Cancer Society advocate, Hawkins said she will do everything in her power to help put ...
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.
April marked the opening of an egg-themed show at the Bowen Center for the Arts. New Beginnings: the Art of the Faberge Egg and Spring Beauty Fine Art Exhibition, which will be on display at the Bowen Center for the Arts through April 27, showcases the art of the members of the International Egg Art Guild.
Law enforcement officials are hoping a new service will play a role in keeping prescription and over the counter drugs out of the hands of children. Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle recently announced the lobby of the detention center as a permanent drop-off location for the disposal of prescription and over the counter medications that are out of date or no longer needed.
Grab your sneakers for the inaugural Moon Shine Run at Atlanta Motorsports Park on Saturday. Proceeds from the moonlit 5K and 10K run will benefit United Way for Dawson County, which provides monetary support to 14 area service agencies.
First Baptist Church of Dawsonville will be screening the new film "Finding Faith" Saturday with hopes that parents will take a new look at the dangers of Internet crimes against children. "As grandparents, it's a grave concern of ours," said Debbie Gaines, whose husband Jim pastors the church. "We were interested in alerting the community on this important message for teens and their parents."
Cancer survivors, their families and supporters will gather Thursday at Dawson County High School to celebrate survival. Relay for Life of Dawson County will be holding its annual Survivor Dinner Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. at the high school. According to Andrea Shoemaker, community manager for Dawson County Relay for Life, the 12-year strong event is held to "bring cancer survivors together in celebration of their success in beating cancer."
A fundraiser Saturday night had couples twisting the night away for literacy. The annual golden oldies trivia dinner dance collected more than $5,000 for Reading Education Association of Dawson County's mission to improve lives through literacy in the community.
A free course designed to teach women basic self-defense tips will be taught at Robinson Elementary School. Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Ray Goodie said the three-hour course, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon April 20, will give women hands-on experience to fight off attackers.
While cases are on the decline, rabies is still a threat to both man and animal. To help fight this threat, the county's annual rabies clinic, sponsored by 4-H, will be held Saturday morning. Veterinarians will offer the low-cost vaccinations at various locations throughout the county beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Veterans of all ages and from each military branch will be honored Monday during Dawsonville's ninth annual Veterans Day celebration.
A local family hopes their love for playing cards will pay off this week as they travel to the largest souvenir and gift show in the nation to promote a new card game they developed.
A man was reported shot at a Dawson County residence shortly after noon Thursday.
One of the biggest collections of hot rods was on display this weekend in Dawsonville during the 46th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.
A downtown Dawsonville pharmacy is facing seizure by the Internal Revenue Service as a result of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes.
Some say 100,000 visitors. Others say 150,000. Either way, the streets of Dawsonville were packed over the weekend for the 46th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.
A new activity center recently opened its doors to Dawson County students.
With groups of ghosts, goblins and ghouls on the prowl Thursday in search of treats and tricks, authorities are urging caution on area streets to keep the county's youngsters safe from harm this Halloween.
If all goes as planned, children will be running through the sprinklers at the county's new splash pad come spring.
While the official start isn't until Saturday morning, downtown Dawsonville is already gearing up for the 46th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.
Dawsonville will be home to music, moonshine and motor vehicles this weekend as the 46th Mountain Moonshine Festival gets under way.
Dawsonville is abuzz about the headliner for Saturday night's concert at the 46th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.
Two outlaws of Dawsonville's notorious illegal liquor trade have been named to the inaugural National Moonshiners Hall of Fame.
Improvements to Etowah River and Thompson roads at Hwy. 53 proved slightly different than plans initially outlined by transportation officials.
Keep Dawson County Beautiful last week announced the finalists in its inaugural Creative Recycling Challenge.