The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame has an event planned for Saturday that will celebrate recent additions to the museum as well as recognize the non-profit organization that now runs it.
Gordon Pirkle, president of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, said the "grand re-opening" will have car shows, autograph signings and "lots of good food."
Dawson County fire officials are investigating a blaze that destroyed a Hwy. 53 home early Tuesday and displaced a family of four.
Tim Satterfield, deputy chief of emergency services, said no one was injured in the fire, which occurred sometime after midnight at 5364 Hwy. 53 East, but the home was a complete loss.
Before the first lap around the track Friday night, organizers were celebrating a successful Relay for Life in Dawson County
"We went into the evening a couple thousand dollars above our $60,000 goal," said Jay Walker, campaign chairman. "Early on, we said we'd be ecstatic if we hit $70,000."
Dewitt Wannamaker doesn't remember if he was joking several years ago when he told his wife he wanted a set of bagpipes for his birthday.
Today, at the age of 68, the Dawsonville man says he couldn't have asked for a more perfect gift.
A rise in teen pregnancy rates and the absence of local programs for preschool children led volunteers to form a new support group for teen parents.
"We know of at least two teen moms who are going to Cumming each week to a group for teen moms," said Nancy Stites of Family Connection, a partner agency with Growing Bright Stars, which focuses on kindergarten readiness.
There's no way to truly thank those who laid down their lives for their country.
That doesn't mean their sacrifice can't be honored.
Members of the Rotary Club of Dawson County and others feeling charitable showed up for a game of golf during the organization's annual tournament.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is looking at the intersection of Hwy. 9 and Dawson Forest Road as another possible roundabout site.
The Dawson County Humane Society is holding its ninth annual charity golf tournament next week, and staff members are asking anybody with a love for animals to come out for a day on the greens.
After three months of training, Meredith Edwards was pretty happy with her first place finish in the Dawson County Kiwanis Club Thunder Road 10K race May 7.
The "water wars" between Georgia, Alabama and Florida is likely to surface as a topic at the Lake Lanier Association's annual membership meeting Thursday.
Relay for Life Dawson County is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 20 at Dawson County High School, where hundreds of residents will join together in the fight against cancer.
KARE for Kids, a local non-profit that assists children in need, has been named to a new list of top-rated non-profits by GreatNonprofits, a provider of user reviews for nonprofit organizations.
In an effort to protect man and man's best friends, the county's annual rabies clinics sponsored by 4-H get underway Saturday morning.
A portion of Kelly Bridge Road in southwestern Dawson County will be closed for repairs beginning May 16.
The community is invited to a celebration of trees Friday afternoon at War Hill Park on Lake Lanier.
The Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee, in conjunction with Keep Dawson County Beautiful and the local extension agency, will meet at 2 p.m. in honor of Arbor Day, held in Georgia on the third week of February each year.
Crews were still moving downed trees from roadways and responding to weather-related incidents Tuesday afternoon, more than 12 hours after Mother Nature dumped at least a an estimated half inch of ice across Dawson County.
"Stay at home and off the roads unless it's an emergency," was the common request among first responders as early as noon Monday.
After an icy winter in 2014, North Georgia's relatively mild 2015 is about to take a turn for the worse.