Dawson County High School graduate Robert Dean knew he'd have a hard time making a living without a college degree.
"With the way the economy is, it's hard to make a living without a piece of paper from a university," he said. "I wanted to go to college, but I wasn't sure how it was going to get paid for."
A Dawson County man who is recovering after a motorcycle collision Friday has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Larry Mann, 39, of Montvale Road was flown to Atlanta Medical Center with serious injuries from the crash that occurred about noon Sept. 30.
Two weeks ago United Way for Dawson County set its 2012 fundraising target at $105,000.
By Saturday evening, supporters had already collected nearly $18,000 toward the goal during a barbecue and hole-in-one challenge at the home of Jim and Barbara Watson just outside Dawsonville.
Stationed in Kuwait in 2005 on the way to Iraq, two soldiers with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division met for the first time at an Internet café.
The next day Dee Rawlston called home and told her mother she had met the man she would marry.
Residents living in the city of Dawsonville have until Tuesday to register if they plan to vote in the Nov. 8 municipal election.
Registration is available at the Dawson County Elections and Voter Registration Office, located at the intersection of Academy Avenue and Maple Street in downtown Dawsonville.
For the last two years, members of the Dawson County Woman's Club proved they are indeed smarter than a 10-year-old.
On Tuesday, teams will have the chance to see if they also are during the annual Are you Smarter than a 10-Year-Old competition. The event benefits Reading Education Association of Dawson County, or READ, a local, literacy group that aims to improve young lives through education.
Growing up in Dawson County, Ben Fouts remembers stories of his two grandfathers. One fought for the Confederacy and another in the Union Army.
"The one that fought for the Union army left northern Dawson County and walked to Tennessee to join the Union army up there," Fouts said. "Then he walked back after the war."
There's no need to cook next Friday night.
Instead, stop by the Dawson County Senior Center on Oct. 14 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. for a southern supper of smoked ham, pinto beans with cornbread and onions, slaw, iced tea and homemade fried fruit pies - all for just $5 a plate.
GAINESVILLE - More than 27 percent of Georgia children don't know where their next meal is coming from, according to the Georgia Food Bank Association.
That's a number the association and local groups are determined to bring down.
Stores in the Ingles shopping center on Ga. 400 were evacuated for nearly two hours Monday after a crew attempting to fix a water leak ruptured a gas main.
The three-man crew was working with a small backhoe when the break occurred about 4 p.m.
The local agency dedicated to providing for underprivileged children in Dawson County was recently granted a service mark by the Georgia Secretary of State.
Calvin Byrd, president of KARE for Kids, said the group applied for the service mark, similar to a trademark, to create a branding for the nonprofit organization and its signature annual fundraiser, the Mountain Moonshine Festival.
At 24, Brian Fox was living in Lincoln, Ark. with his new wife, Tammy, and a baby. He was working as an independent tile and carpet contractor with nothing to fall back on in the event of an emergency.
"I just got tired of living paycheck to paycheck, and I was worried that if anything ever happened to my family, what would we do," he said.
A dedication ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. today in downtown Dawsonville to commemorate Georgians in the Union Army.
In partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the event is part of the Georgia Historical Society's statewide commemoration of the Civil War's 150th anniversary.
A work crew attempting to fix a water leak in the Ingles shopping center ruptured a gas main Monday afternoon, leading to the evacuation of nearby stores.
According to Dawson County Emergency Services Deputy Chief Tim Satterfield, the stores will remain evacuated for the near future.
There is still time to register to participate in Team Soldier Boy's third annual one pitch softball tournament.
Proceeds from the event benefit 10-year-old Kenneth "Kenny" Stewart III of Dawsonville, who was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2008.
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 ...