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.
Nearly two dozen Dawson County residents were at a public meeting Monday to find out how a developer's wastewater proposal could affect their homes and families.
Waterscape Services is considering spreading stabilized sewage sludge from the Hampton Creek Water Reclamation Facility in Forsyth County onto property owned by Rotag Partners LLC at the northwest corner of Harry Sosebee and Lumpkin Campground roads in southern Dawson County.
There's still time to get tickets to Sunday's benefit jam aimed at saving Dawsonville's historic Pool Room.
Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the gate the day of the show. The price includes an afternoon of live music by a variety of local acts and free access to the kids' zone for children 12 and younger.
The community will have a second chance to celebrate with fireworks this summer after torrential downpours washed out the Dawson Day Sparks in the Park festivities.
Plans are in the works for an event to make up for the canceled Independence Day fireworks extravaganza July 3.
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Starting this month, visitors will have a new way to climb Sawnee Mountain.
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The Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority is still accepting applications to award grants to businesses within Dawsonville that promote trade, commerce, industry and employment opportunities.
Lakeshore Mall sold for $6.8 million in a digital auction that ended last week, said a source familiar with the process.
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