The more than 400 Hall and Dawson county children suspected as victims of physical or sexual abuse this year can now undergo medical evaluations in a welcoming new building accented with flowers and toys.
Optimists Clubs are known throughout the world for "Bringing Out the Best in Kids."
About 200 rescuers spent hours this weekend searching for a Dawsonville child who, when found, had strayed maybe 200 or 300 yards from the family camp site.
A bear with a plastic pickle bucket on his head had been wandering the area since early June but was recently caught, "de-bucketed" and released again by Department of Natural Resources officials.
Michael Neighbours said he couldn't have made it through a recent yearlong tour of duty in Afghanistan without the support of his family and the Dawson County community.
Dawsonville will welcome back one of its own Friday afternoon in a celebration fit for a hero.
It's not the biggest he's ever grown, but the 2.75- pound tomato Kenneth Allison plucked from his garden on New Hope Road is one of the biggest local Extension Agent Clark Beusse has seen this season.
Even as a child, Larry Pirkle wrote about the "old times" and the life lessons he learned from his mother and her parents growing up near the Etowah River.
Being in the military requires much of those enlisted, which includes sacrificing many things that people at home enjoy on a daily basis.
According to Mark Weaver, there are many people and families who currently live in substandard housing conditions within Dawson County. An issue that he has been aware of for quite some time.
Before James Tolbert could begin celebrating the nation's birthday, he got soaking wet in a dunk tank.
From live music and children's activities to food and fireworks, Rock Creek Park is the place to be Friday night for one of the most festive Independence Day celebrations in North Georgia.
For nearly two years, Dep. Mickey Gilbertson of the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been suffering from kidney problems and is in the process of receiving a much-need transplant.
On June 6, the Bowen Center for the Arts in downtown Dawsonville held a reception for its current exhibit, "For Men Only."
American families -both insured and uninsured - are struggling with rising health care costs, and as the economy declines, the number of uninsured is expected to rise.
Authorities Wednesday afternoon identified the pilot in Monday night's fatal plane crash in Dawson County as John H. Culbertson, Jr. of Atlanta.
The reason for the season will be showcased this weekend as the congregation at Bethel Baptist Church presents an elaborate, full-scale production depicting the story of Christ.
Two art galleries in Dawson County will be on the map next week for the second annual North Georgia Art Ramble.
Dozens of volunteers from area churches, civic groups and youth organizations served up several hundred meals during the Community Thanksgiving Dinner.
A sophomore is well on her to way to breaking the volunteer record for students at Dawson County High School.
In what officials hope will become a new holiday tradition, Dawsonville will hold its first Christmas parade on Saturday.
This year, instead of waiting until the first minutes of Black Friday at midnight, retailers opened their stores Thanksgiving night to give shoppers the deals they had been waiting on.
Several men and women with Dawson County Emergency Services were recognized during the department's annual recognition and awards banquet last week.
GAINESVILLE - Hundreds of residents from across the region turned out Monday morning to hear from a panel of professionals and members of the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee on how the Affordable Care Act is affecting local doctors, insurance companies, small business owners and families.
Several hundred dinner guests are expected tonight at the fourth annual community Thanksgiving feast at the Lakeview Center.
Despite the brisk weather, motorcyclists filled the parking lot of the Dawsonville Municipal Complex on Sunday during the 22nd Annual Buck Jones Memorial Toy Run.
A longtime downtown pharmacy likely will remain open for several more months despite an Internal Revenue Service auction that sold the property in an effort to collect back taxes.
Area residents could get a taste of winter weather this holiday week.
Instead of traveling with elves by sleigh, Santa arrived in Dawsonville last year with smiling men and women dressed in leather jackets and riding motorcycles.
With the burn ban in Dawson County lifted and a fair amount of rain the past few months, residents have been burning leaves and other trash in their yards more frequently.