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.
After an executive session last week, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted to move forward with selecting an in-house attorney and chose two finalists ...
The Development Authority of Dawson County announced last week that the old Moss Retail site located on Hwy. 400 North is to be redeveloped into ...
Dawsonville residents will be able to view a television episode Monday that details the investigation of two murders that occurred in the county in December ...
The Dawson County Sheriff's Office has issued a BOLO or "be on the lookout" for 15-year-old Mallory Roxanne Padgett, who was last seen at ...
"People are passionate about resolutions: either they love them or they hate them. They want to talk about how terrible they are, or say they ...
A Dawson County Sheriff's Office employee was fired last week and another is on leave after an inquest revealed the two lied about being ...
This weekend Dawsonville native Raymond Parks will be officially etched into the granite of NASCAR history when he is inducted into the NASCAR Hall of ...
A man who was shot by a Forsyth County deputy late Sunday night after reportedly confronting officers with a knife at Shady Grove RV Park ...
Hobby Lobby's newest store is projected to open at the end of February at the Dawson Marketplace shopping center in Dawson County.
A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 35-year-old man that occurred in northeast Forsyth last week.
The 2017 camping season is just around the corner and the War Hill Park campsite will be taking reservations online only.
The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce recently added to its staff of three with new hire Davida Simpson as marketing and events director.
Newly elected Sheriff Jeff Johnson has officially announced the personnel who will be in charge of the various departments within the Dawson County Sheriff's ...
They can't pull one over on Gordon Pirkle.
When Dawson County residents woke up Saturday morning, they looked out their windows to find a world blanketed in several inches of fresh, powdery snow.