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Partnership aims to improve views, streams at Dawsonville's Amicalola Falls

Partnership aims to improve views, streams at Dawsonville's Amicalola Falls

The Southeast's tallest cascading waterfall is situated in Dawsonville, but a majority of it cannot be seen through the surrounding trees.

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Large crowd expected Saturday at Dawson club's Rotary Island

Large crowd expected Saturday at Dawson club's Rotary Island

Rotary Island was packed for Memorial Day weekend, and this Saturday morning should be no different when the water sprinklers at Rock Creek Park burst into the air in celebration of summer.

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Dawson County schools to offer summer lunches

Dawson County schools and parks will be opening their doors once again to help feed the hungry over the summer.

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Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Veterans park

A service Monday at Veterans Memorial Park will honor local military men and women who served their country honorably and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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Rotary Club of Dawson County named tops

Rotary Club of Dawson County named tops

The Rotary Club of Dawson County has been named 2014-2015 Club of the Year among large clubs in the district.

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Marine pilot with ties to Dawsonville killed delivering disaster aid

Marine pilot with ties to Dawsonville killed delivering disaster aid

A candlelight vigil and prayer service was held Sunday at Juno Baptist Church in memory of U.S. Marine Mark Johnson, one of eight soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed on a relief mission in Nepal.

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Marine pilot with ties to Dawsonville killed delivering military aid

Marine pilot with ties to Dawsonville killed delivering military aid

A candlelight vigil and prayer service was held Sunday at Juno Baptist Church in memory of U.S. Marine Mark Johnson, one of eight soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed on a relief mission in Nepal.

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Cumming man killed in tree-cutting accident

A Cumming man was killed in a tree-cutting accident Tuesday evening in southern Dawson County.

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Dawson man dies from injuries sustained in crash

A Dawson County man died Sunday from injuries sustained in a head-on collision near his home a week before.

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Relay for Life car show is Saturday

Hotrod enthusiasts are encouraged to go "Cruising Toward a Cure" Saturday at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

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Nurses honored for work

Nurses honored for work

Dawson County schools are showing their appreciation in the form of new purses.

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Rotary golf tourney raises $50K

Rotary golf tourney raises $50K

For more than 100 golfers, even a bad day on the greens was better than a good day at work last week.

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Officers step up patrols after second wreck near crossing

A head-on collision within feet of another less than two weeks earlier has the Dawson County Sheriff's Office stepping up patrols in the area.

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Stories of years gone by grow on Tomato Day vine

Stories of years gone by grow on Tomato Day vine

Donna and Linda Puckett know a thing or two about growing tomatoes.

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More than $37K raised as part of weekend cancer event

More than $37K raised as part of weekend cancer event

A new venue and shorter event schedule proved a positive move for Relay for Life in Dawson County.

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Tons of electronics recycled at annual event

Tons of electronics recycled at annual event

Lori Burke had been looking for a place to recycle the electronic clutter that had accumulated at her home over the years.

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State-wide burn ban begins Friday

The Georgia Environmental Protection Agency's open burning ban will begin its nearly 5-month duration at the end of this week.

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Dawsonville sites seen by the world

Dawsonville sites seen by the world

Dawsonville was put on the world stage last week as nearly 30 consuls from around the world started off their three-day tour of the region in the city.

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Dawson County Relay for Life Saturday at GRHOF

Dozens of volunteer teams plan to put cancer survivors in the winner's circle as they "race toward a cure" during Saturday's Relay for Life in Dawson County.

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K9 teams train on Lake Lanier

K9 teams from across Georgia searched through thick brush, along the shoreline and from boats on Lake Lanier April 11 in a training exercise at Thompson Creek Park.

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Weather postpones club’s motorcycle ride

The Dawson County Civitan Club's inaugural motorcycle ride planned for Saturday has been postponed due to the threat of rain storms.

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Electronic recycling event set for Saturday

Electronic recycling event set for Saturday

Keep Dawson County Beautiful's annual electronics recycling event is this weekend.

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Motorcycle wreck claims life of Dawsonville man

Motorcycle wreck claims life of Dawsonville man

Officials have released the name of the man killed in yesterday's crash on Hwy. 53 West.

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Buchan crowned Miss Dawson County

Gabby Buchan was recently crowned Miss Dawson County.

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Kids scramble for 20,000 eggs

Kids scramble for 20,000 eggs

K.A.R.E. for Kids and Dawson County couldn't have asked for better weather Saturday for kids to hunt Easter eggs.

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Relay for Life celebrates cancer survivors

Relay for Life celebrates cancer survivors

Holding on to a walker, Peggy Jenkins slowly made her way to the front of the crowd Thursday night to claim her "survivor" medallion.

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Parks and Rec employee recognized for saving a life

Parks and Rec employee recognized for saving a life

Harold Evans doesn't think he would be alive today if it weren't for Dawson County Parks and Recreation employee Billy Mahaffey.

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Charitable egg hunt this weekend

One Dawson County charity is gearing up for one of the most anticipated events of the year.

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Dawson County United Way donations top $76K

Dawson County United Way donations top $76K

Contributions made by area employees toward United Way topped $76,000 in 2015.

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Dinner celebrates cancer survivors

A dinner Thursday night will celebrate the lives of local cancer survivors and their caregivers.

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Biggest fibber

Biggest fibber

Tracy Walker is the biggest liar in Dawson County. But don't let that deter you from visiting her at the library - that's her job.

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Education

Dawson County High celebrates graduates

Dawson County High celebrates graduates

A new generation of young adults was released into the world last weekend at Dawson County High School.

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Dawson County Middle principal follows rising eighth-graders into high school

It's not every day that a middle school principal graduates to high school along with his students.

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Lifelong Dawson County educator to retire

Lifelong Dawson County educator to retire

Outgoing Robinson Elementary School Principal Roxanne Howard has spent literally her entire life in the Dawson County School System.

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Seniors ready to walk

Seniors ready to walk

With only a few days left until graduation, Dawson County High School students are taking the time to say their last goodbyes to their classmates -some of which have been together since pre-school.

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Local optimist wins state speaking contest

Local optimist wins state speaking contest

A Dawson County Middle School student has been named the best speaker in the entire state in the Optimist International's annual oratorical contest.

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Government



Public hearings set for proposal designed to prevent underage drinking in Dawson County

A proposed ordinance that would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with their friends is set to go before the public for discussion.

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City clerk wins financial award for transparency

City clerk wins financial award for transparency

City Clerk Bonnie Warne has a new feather to put into her proverbial hat.

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City council decision delays economic grant

Potential Dawsonville businesses may have to wait another few weeks to take advantage of an economic development grant being proposed by the city.

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Dawson County welcomes three new principals

Dawson County welcomes three new principals

Three new principals have been named in the Dawson County School System, and will take their respective posts next school year.

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City pens IGA to help animal control issue

The Dawsonville City Council has made the first move in the latest round of the animal control resolution.

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