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.
In a unanimous vote, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners struck down a proposed youth ballpark rezoning last week.
After two public hearings on land proposed to be condemned for a new courthouse and administrative building, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners postponed the vote to move forward with condemning the property last Thursday.
Forsyth County's consideration to pursue funding for an Etowah River fed reservoir would not impact Dawson County's water flow, officials say.
In the final chapter of the varsity Lady Tigers varsity basketball team's story, the city of Dawsonville decided to set aside a day just for the players. During a luncheon in honor of the 2012-13 team on Sunday at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan proclaimed March 17, 2013, to be "Lady Tiger Day."
Family members and countless friends are mourning the sudden death of a woman many called an "angel among us." Margie Weaver, who served as director of the Dawson County Senior Center for nearly three decades, died Monday at age 74.
A wreck on War Hill Park Road claimed the life of a Dawson County woman Saturday night. Emergency officials said Edna Gazaway, 81, was traveling alone when her 2009 Chevrolet HHR left the road before clipping a mailbox, a stop sign and landing on its right side.
Kroger employees believe in giving back. For the last seven years, Dawsonville Kroger has led the way with United Way for Dawson County contributions, this year collecting nearly $20,000 for the local campaign.
Dawson County Emergency Services, like many other departments across the nation, are reevaluating and refocusing its efforts to recruit new volunteer firefighters. "Take a look across the board, nationwide, volunteerism in fire service is on the downslide," said Fire Chief Lanier Swafford. "Economics is tougher, more people are working extra jobs and you've got an enormous amount of competition for volunteerism."