Each member on the Dawson County High School Relay for Life team has a personal reason for supporting the American Cancer Society's signature fundraising effort.
"We have so many staff members that have been affected by cancer either directly or indirectly that we all realize that we are in it for the same reason - so no one else has to experience what we have lived," said Beth Swafford, team leader.
A new state champion tree, submitted by Mark Short, was recognized on Arbor Day by the Dawson County Tree Preservation committee.
The Chestnut Oak measured 164 inches in circumference and was 96 feet tall, according to Tony Page of the Georgia Forestry Commission.
Local nonprofit groups are invited to showcase their organization's work and volunteer needs Saturday at the Dawson County Library.
The community opportunity expo will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon following the Dawson County Homeowners Civic Association's annual membership meeting.
For the price of museum admission, race fans can spend Sunday at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame and watch the 54th running of the Daytona 500 on the museum's big screen.
"We had a Daytona 500 party several years ago and it went off pretty good," said Gordon Pirkle, local racing historian and hall president.
The water in Lake Lanier was a brisk, or as some folks said "freezing," 49 degrees Saturday morning for the second annual WEE Books Leap for Literacy.
"No, no, I can't," said Pepper Pettit as he rolled up his pants legs and tiptoed into the lake at War Hill Park. "I can't believe I'm doing this ... is there a psychiatrist here?"
A bill that would allow tastings at Georgia distilleries cleared committee last week and is one step closer to a vote by the state House of Representatives.
House Bill 514 would be advantageous to Cheryl Wood, owner of the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery, which is expected to open in the next few months.
Local sculptor and outdoorsman Allen Ferg and fellow hiker Bob Miller are preparing to begin an enormous undertaking of 2,184 miles.
The duos estimated six-month journey from Georgia to Maine along the Appalachian Trail is set to benefit the Dawson County Arts Council, Bowen Center for the Arts and Reading Education Association of Dawson County (READ.)
Aromas of fresh baked cakes, cookies and pastries filled the lobby of the Dawson County Sheriff's Office on Friday as visitors placed bids on dozens of wanted desserts.
An American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraiser, the silent auction netted more than $530 with several cakes fetching as much as $50 and $100 each.
The man credited with founding what has become Dawsonville's Mountain Moonshine Festival died Sunday at age 75.
Born in Dawson County in 1936, friends called Fred Goswick a man of vision who recognized that tales of Dawsonville's pioneer heritage and sordid moonshine history had the potential to be something big.
Fellow volunteers are quick to praise Penny Putnam's contributions to the Good Shepherd Clinic of Dawson County.
"Although Penny came into our service with no background in the medical field she has learned everything and is doing a superb job," said Doug Powell, treasurer of the nonprofit center that provides free non-emergency health services to uninsured residents.
More than three years after Gold Creek Golf Club closed, the property's overgrowth and expanding nuisance wildlife population have stirred concern from neighbors.
Monday night, the Gold Creek Homeowners Association presented a formal complaint about the situation to the Dawsonville City Council.
Volunteers have raised more than $38,000 over the past year for a replacement fire engine at Station 8 in western Dawson County.
The donation will be combined with $3,500 from the government of neighboring Pickens County and about $5,700 from Dawson County to buy a used engine.
Despite the downpour outside, the Relay for Life kickoff drew a crowd to Dawson County High School on Thursday night.
Feeding off the success of 2011, organizers hope this year to raise $90,000, their largest goal to date.
The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority has announced an election for a seat on its board of directors.
After reviewing the nominations in December, the authority chose the only two nominees that qualified: veteran board member Linda G. Townley and newcomer Jere D. Allen.
Veteran Army Reserve Col. Don Brown was sworn in last week as vice president of Veterans Affairs of Dawson County.
"As a veteran he brings knowledge and experience to the table," said Veterans Affairs President Pam Hamalainen. "We rely on our veterans to keep us on protocol because we do not want to do anything that is not right. He keeps us on the right path."
The Biscayne neighborhood is back to normal following the report of a suspicious package found at a home on Sandcastle Court.
Dawson County deputies are investigating a suspicious package found at a home on Sandcastle Court in the Biscayne subdivision, near Ga. 400.
Dawson County motorists can expect to see new traffic signals along the Ga. 400 corridor within the next few months in response to the increased ...
Some ran, others walked and many held hands with loved ones as they relayed around the makeshift track in front of the Dawsonville Municipal Complex ...
A day-long event geared to celebrate cancer survivorship will be held Saturday at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.
Dawson County's only locally based bank on Monday announced the successful completion of a $10 million recapitalization campaign.
The Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee last week honored the woman responsible for organizing Keep Dawson County Beautiful more than a decade ago.
NORTH FORSYTH -- A crash involving a deer claimed the life of a North Forsyth High School student Tuesday night on Hwy. 369.
Dawson County Chamber President Christie Haynes proves drive and hard work pays off at a young age.
Hwy. 136 west of Bailey Waters Road has reopened following a single vehicle crash Friday afternoon.
The CVS pharmacy on Hwy. 53 in Dawsonville was closed Friday after a woman crashed her car into the side wall.
A local family displaced by fire last week is thankful for their "loving" community.
The Dawsonville Post Office will participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers annual food drive one week from Saturday.
Volunteers with Keep Dawson County Beautiful want to make sure outdated electronics stay out of landfills.
Funeral services for a Dawsonville woman who died from injuries sustained when she was burning leaves in her yard last month will be held May ...