Energy was Rep. Nathan Deal's hot button issue last week as he toured the region meeting with constituents.
A Dawson County Grand Jury has indicted six people authorities say are part of a group known as the Blue Jean Bandits on a combined total of almost 50 charges.
The public will have additional opportunities to speak at county commission meetings following a unanimous vote by the board last week to extend public comment at regular meetings.
Dawson County Middle School will welcome its first students Monday. But the halls were alive with laughter and celebration Sunday for the new school's dedication.
The Bowen Center for the Arts is reviving the works of Shakespeare for its Sept. 8 event at the Lakeview Center at 7 p.m.
Workers moved the first loads of dirt last week to make way for the county's new fire training facility.
Recent rains are not enough to prevent the closure of yet another boat ramp on Lake Lanier. War Hill Park's only boat launching ramp faces closure this week.
Property owners Bill, Dan and Ernie Elliott have moved one step closer in their plans to redevelop their land on Elliott Family Parkway into a light industrial complex.
Faced with the highest gas prices in history and rising operational costs, Dawson County government has implemented several cost-cutting measures.
Residents can expect tighter security at the Dawson County courthouse within the next month.
After piloting the CHAMPS elementary program for the state in 2003, the Dawson County School System is one of five counties in the state set to pilot a similar program at the middle school level.
High Schools That Work, a program of the Southern Regional Education Board, has named Dawson County High School a Pacesetter School for 2008 - 10.
Four of the county's five schools made adequate yearly progress status for 2008.
They came from all over to pay their respects.
Lumpkin Campground held its annual summer revival last week.
Lynn Nahlik looks forward to campmeeting at Lumpkin Campground all year.
Come mid-August, kids of all ages will be able to cool off in the new splash pad at Rock Creek Park.
Families and friends will gather and time will take a step back and slow down next week at the Lumpkin Campground Campmeeting.
In an effort to keep kids safe and to raise awareness of a problem not often talked about, Dawson County Family Connection will be holding classes to raise awareness of child sexual abuse.
Dawsonville's annual Independence Day celebration revved into gear Friday at Atlanta Motorsports Park with a fireworks display that wowed spectators for miles around.
No One Alone is seeking volunteers to help in its Dahlonega shelter.
A well-known Dawson County figure celebrated her 90th birthday Sunday afternoon surrounded by friends and family.
Beavers are prone to finding running water and building their dams, but in Dawson County all they seem to be building are problems.
Atlanta Motorsports Park and the Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority are gearing up for a full day of family fun as part of the "Sparks in the Motorsports Park" on July Fourth.
Each year, summer in Dawson County is marked by the tents and trucks of vegetables that show up in front of the Dawsonville Municipal Complex and Dawson County Extension Office.
The Dawson County Humane Society is trying a new method of raising money for its no-kill shelter.
Two area congregations arrived Sunday to find electronic equipment missing from their churches.
Firefighters rescued three people from a third-floor balcony Thursday after a fire broke out at a home on Grizzle Farm Road.
A legion of supporters gathered Thursday to pay tribute to a young man many knew as "Soldier Boy."
Plans are under way for the Dawson County Humane Society's inaugural Pups in the Park Dog Show later this fall.