For the fifth consecutive year, Dawsonville has been recognized by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs as a 2011 Veterans Day Regional Site.
"It's not an easy task," said Pam Hamalainen, president of the Veterans Affairs Committee of Dawson County. "We're proud to have been chosen as one of two sites in Georgia. It shows that we're right up there with the big dogs."
Margie Weaver was sewing Boy Scout uniforms at a local manufacturing plant when first approached about heading up the Dawson County Senior Center.
Nearly three decades later, Weaver can't imagine doing anything else.
Authorities continue to investigate the death of a 10-year-old northern Virginia boy, who was killed last week when he was struck by a personal watercraft on Lake Lanier.
Conor Tierney died July 3 from head and body injuries suffered in the collision, according to Dawson County Coroner Ted Bearden.
The 10-year-old boy who died Wednesday evening after being hit by a personal watercraft on Lake Lanier has been identified as Conor Tierney of McLean, Va.
The Department of Natural Resources Critical Incident Reconstruction Team is investigating the accident that happened about 2:45 p.m. on the Chestatee River arm of Lake Lanier in Dawson County, DNR spokesman Rick Lavender said Thursday afternoon.
When Alan Kendall moved to Dawsonville nearly five years ago, his draw was Lake Lanier.
Then he discovered the mountains and rivers in North Georgia and now says he couldn't have picked a better place to retire.
A Dawsonville man was among the 19 people killed in wrecks statewide over the July Fourth holiday weekend.
Dawson County Coroner Ted Bearden said Michael Martinez Moreno, 27, was pronounced dead Saturday night at Northside Hospital-Forsyth.
Dressed in red, white and blue, Sam Bailey and two friends squealed Saturday night as they ran through a field at Rock Creek Park.
"It's her birthday," said 5-year-old Samantha Cohen of her friend. "And it's America's birthday."
Residents of a gated subdivision in southeastern Dawson County are angry about a utility tower recently erected without warning near their homes.
"Would you like to have that tower next your home? I want you to be honest with me. Would you want that in your backyard?" Ivan Ruiz asked representatives of Etowah Water and Sewer Authority last week.
A local woman's passion for botany has bloomed into an obsession with one of nature's most diverse flowering plants.
In short, Dawsonville's Suzanne Franklin says daylilies "fascinate" her.
A memorial fund has been set up for a 16-year-old who died June 6 after he was struck by a vehicle on Hwy. 53 near Dawsonville, while riding his skateboard.
Contributions may be made to the Tyler Seay Memorial Fund at any United Community Bank.
Members of Etowah Masonic Lodge No. 222, Free & Accepted Masons, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 970, Dawsonville Lions Club and Dawson County Jaycees will be placing Veterans memorial markers today for this year's Independence Day in the City of Dawsonville.
The markers are to honor deceased men and women who have served honorably in one of the branches of military service.
The Vietnam Veterans of America's local chapter is offering a few new programs for families of veterans in case of emergencies.
The chapter is providing a planning guide to help with the planning and decision making of the funeral and burial services. The guide includes simple steps to prepare for the end of life event, a list of important documents needed when arranging the funeral and information on burial benefits.
As temperatures climb, many Dawson County residents will be headed to the water in an effort to escape the heat.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, swimming is one of the most popular sports in the country. Though swimming does offer an easy way to stay cool and keep active during the summer months, it may also lead to dangers such as injury or drowning.
A new state law that takes effect Friday will keep children in car safety seats until their eighth birthday.
Signed into law in May, the requirement is designed to reduce the risk of child injuries and fatalities on state roads.
A man who spent nearly four decades serving the city of Dawsonville died Monday at age 92 following a period of declining health.
Born about 10 miles outside of town, G. L. "Pete" Gilleland and his family moved to Dawsonville when he was 7.
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 ...