After a few years in college at the University of Virginia, Dawson County native Adam Kimbrell joined the Army. Within a few months, he found himself living in an abandoned hut in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
"We went to an area where the surge had been pushed to - a place where the Taliban had controlled for the last four years," the 25-year-old Army Infantryman said. "Our job was to go back in and take it all back over and separate the insurgents from the people, which we did. We did a real good job in doing that."
A remembrance service will pay respect to soldiers who remain missing or were once prisoners of war.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 970 and the Dawson County High School JROTC invite the community to gather at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Park in honor of POW/MIA Recognition Day.
Authorities are searching for a 54-year-old woman reported missing late Monday night in the area of Amicalola Falls State Park.
According to Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten, Lynn Bresee was reported missing about 11 p.m. Monday by a man with whom she had been camping.
More than 800 miles separate Dawsonville and Manhattan, but that distance wasn't enough to stop the effects of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks from reaching the local community.
Several area residents were directly affected by the events of that tragic day nearly 10 years ago.
Terry Ergle was working at a post office in Atlanta when he was drafted to the Army in 1967.
A few months later, he was on an airplane to Vietnam, a place that still haunts him today.
It could be weeks before the results of an investigation into Saturday's deadly boat crash on Lake Lanier are available.
Melissa Cummings, spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, said a team began reconstructing the collision Sunday.
A former professional quarterback is forging a new path for himself in Dawson County.
Quincy Carter, who starred at the University of Georgia before playing for the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets, is the offensive coordinator for Dawson Christian Academy's middle school football team.
Nominations are currently being accepted for upcoming segments in the Dawson Community News that will profile local men and women serving in our nation's military.
Told "In Their Own Words," the series will feature stories brought to life by active military personnel from Dawson County serving around the world.
A body of a Buford teen who authorities feared drowned following a boating accident Saturday night near the Dawson-Hall County line has been recovered.
A 13-year-old Dawson County native is making a name for himself as a Texas outdoorsman.
During the month of July, Carson Sims received his third straight Texas Slam Award and received $1,000 for weighing in a big fish in the 2011 WON Bass U.S. Open in Nevada.
A charity motorcycle ride will be held at noon Saturday beginning on Harmony Church Road to raise funds for funeral costs associated with the loss of a child.
The event will be hosted by Charlie's Little Angels and the Wingmen Motorcycle Club.
An upcoming episode of NBC's Dateline will profile accused serial killer Gary Michael Hilton who admitted killing a young Gwinnett County woman in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management area in January 2008.
Fittingly named "Mystery on Blood Mountain," Friday night's Dateline episode that will air at 9 p.m. follows Hilton as he stalked his human prey along hiking trails and lonely roads from Florida to North Carolina.
Tickets are still available for the Dawson County Humane Society's second annual Lucky Dog Casino night.
Featuring Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and Texas Hold 'Em Poker, the event will be held at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex from 7-10 p.m. Saturday.
Authorities say the death of a 22-year-old Dawsonville man last week is a sad and stark reminder not to jump from a Lake Lanier bridge.
"Any of that kind of behavior is of course careless and it in this case unfortunately proved fatal," said Forsyth County Fire Capt. Jason Shivers.
During a joint Rotary Club and chamber of commerce breakfast on Tuesday, real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. gave his annual economic outlook and spoke ...
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.