The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for its annual Citizens Law Enforcement Academy.
Designed to give residents an inside look at how local law enforcement operates, the free, five-week course begins Feb. 9 with an introduction by Sheriff Billy Carlisle and his administrative staff.
The Dawson County Rotary Club is hosting its inaugural Super Bowl Squares Charity Fundraiser in hopes of using local resident's passion for football to help raise money for nonprofits.
The charities that will benefit from the fundraiser include the Dawson County Rotary Scholarship, the senior center, the arts council and WEE Books.
The Bowen Center for the Arts is featuring a new exhibit by celebrated scenic photographer Wayne Robinson titled "True Americana- Bodie Series." The exhibit focuses on Bodie, a Californian ghost town located near the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
"Acclaimed as America's best-preserved ghost town, it exists in a state of 'arrested decay' as a California State Historical Monument high above the tree line," Robinson wrote on his Web site.
The lower 10,000 acres of the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area in Dawson County are not affected by a recent recreational use fee imposed by the state Department of Natural Resources.
Many people start a new year off with resolutions. For 2012, many local nonprofits hope volunteerism is among their goals.
No matter a person's age, gender, interests or skills, nonprofits throughout the area need volunteers to donate their time, services and abilities.
The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame has recently acquired a famed racecar that was thought to be lost until a few years ago.
Known as the Dixie Twister, the Huston Platt-owned car had disappeared after a deadly accident on March 2, 1969, that killed 12 and injured more than 40 at the Yellow River Drag Strip in Covington.
In an announcement likely to warm hearts and homes, the Ninth District Opportunity Inc. signaled it will resume its heating assistance program for low-income residents later this month.
The nonprofit, which has offered a one-time payment of heating costs for decades, had to postpone its Dec. 1, 2011, launch date due to what appeared to be lack of funds from the federal government.
Despite the sluggish economy, 2011 was a year marked by progress and change across Dawson County.
A number of businesses, including Krystal and Varsity Jr., opened along the Ga. 400 corridor.
Call it superstition, folklore or good ol' Southern heritage, but collard greens, black-eyed peas and hog jowls are a staple of New Year's Day meals in Dawson County and across the South.
David and Regina Disharoon were among hundreds of friends and neighbors who enjoyed their lunch Sunday at the Dawsonville Pool Room.
Visiting a jail isn't typically a happy occasion.
But last week, the smiles were contagious as Sheriff Billy Carlisle passed out bags of Christmas presents to children coming to see family members at the detention center.
Several blocks in downtown Dawsonville were shut down Wednesday night while authorities investigated an explosive device found in a car parked at a gas station on Ga. 9 North.
For those wondering what to do with their Christmas tree after the holidays, Keep Dawson County Beautiful suggests going green this season.
Bring One for the Chipper, the annual recycling program, has collected and recycled more than 5 million Christmas trees statewide since 1991.
Volunteers at a local charity thrift store are concerned with the number of clothing donation bins popping up across the community.
"I counted at least 30 and they're all over the county," said Warren King, a volunteer at RIC Rack Thrift Store and Food Pantry.
Georgia State Patrol Post 37-Cumming is accepting gifts for the Marines' annual Toys for Tots drive.
Troopers will be at the Dawsonville Walmart from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 22 collecting donations and offering free car safety seat checks. The child does not have to be present, but it would be helpful to insure proper fitting.
The city council on Monday voted to acquire an airport owned and operated by the Elliott family, a prominent local family that includes NASCAR drivers ...
A teenager who was reported missing on Jan. 13 was found sometime yesterday after walking into a police station.
Before marshmallows were handed out last week at the Dawson County library, local teens and pre-teens were given roughly 45 minutes to build from scratch ...
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced on Jan. 26 that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region in December was 4.5 percent ...
The Dawson County H.E.L.P Court held a ceremony last week at the county courthouse for its two most recent graduates.
The bridge on Hwy. 136 over the Etowah River in Dawson County will be closed for 180 calendar days beginning on Monday.
When an Atlanta news station came to Dawsonville last week to find more information on a booster club raffle, parents, coaches and residents were surprised ...
Dawson County property owner Bill Evans, and his corporation Dawson Forest Holdings, filed a lawsuit earlier this month against the county, board of commissioners and ...
Seniors Emma French and Corey Hammond were crowned basketball homecoming queen and king last week.
Dawson County's Miss Relay for Life pageant has been scheduled for March and applications are now being accepted for the annual fundraising event.
Dawsonville residents were able to view a television episode on Monday that detailed the investigation of two murders that occurred in the county in December ...
A man who was wanted by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office on charges of assault and battery was found dead in Gilmer County on ...
A tumultuous presidential election season came to an eventful end last Friday when Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the ...
As of Friday afternoon, an industrial building that sat vacant on the corner of Lumpkin Campground, Grizzle and Industrial Park roads for three years has ...
A Dawson County Sheriff's Office employee who reportedly lied about being involved in an inappropriate relationship with his subordinate resigned on Friday after a ...