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.
Do you know someone who goes above and beyond in their duties to their church, community, school or civic organization?
If so, the Dawson Community News would like to hear about these 'Outstanding Citizens' of Dawson County.
Nordson Corporation donated 30 bikes last week that will be given to area children this holiday season.
The bikes were distributed during KARE for Kids' annual Christmas campaign.
Nearly $1 million in raises for county employees was approved by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners during its March 2 voting session.
The Dawsonville City Council voted Monday to ratify an agreement that transfers ownership of a portion of the Elliott Field airport runway to the city.
A Dawsonville man was arrested Tuesday on 18 felony charges including first degree cruelty to children after a toddler was found to have broken bones ...
Dawson County Schools Superintendent Damon Gibbs has confirmed a recent incident that occurred between two students and a teacher at Dawson County Middle School that ...
Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, updated constituents on the status of his education reform bill for failing schools on Saturday at his bi-weekly breakfast in Dawsonville.
Angie Smith, city council member, declared during last week's Historical Preservation Commission meeting that the home of former educator and sister-in-law to Herbert Robinson ...
Marshalls, one of the nation's leading off-price retailers with more than 1,000 stores currently operating in 48 states and Puerto Rico, will open ...
An application for variances to allow Dollar General to erect a 9,100 square foot store at the corner of Nix Bridge and Harmony Church ...
One of Dawson County's newest retail stores officially opened its doors on Monday morning to a crowd of shoppers that flooded the store after ...
Around 40 people showed up Monday night at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame to hear Birmingham-based attorney Dustin Kittle explain the specifics of potential ...
A former math teacher from Lambert High School in south Forsyth County has been arrested for allegedly having a relationship with a 17-year-old female student.
The same developers who are building a Dollar General in Dawsonville where Hwy. 183 meets Hwy. 136 near Afton Road have submitted two applications for ...
Kevin Wieting said he knew Jancie Hatcher was special early in the relationship.
A small plane carrying a single occupant crashed into the tree line of Goodson Road in Dawsonville on Sunday around noon.
County employees will have to wait a little longer to see if a raise is in their future as the board of commissioners last week ...