About 30 Georgia football fans received an early Christmas present Friday as they sat down to lunch with legendary University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley at Dawsonville City Hall.
Dawson County is one of the top 10 best places to live, work and play in Georgia, according to a recent report from the Department of Community Affairs.
Dawson County residents can recycle their Christmas trees on Saturday during the annual "Bring One for the Chipper" program.
Authorities are reminding motorists to use caution on area roads this holiday weekend in the wake of the county's 10th traffic-related death of 2008.
Dawson County retained its ranking as the nation's 11th fastest growing county in a recent survey by the U.S Census Bureau, but officials say the numbers don't reflect the recent economic downturn.
Dawson County's Sheriff's officers gathered Dec. 10 at Wal-Mart, but not for security reasons.
One man was killed and two others injured Friday morning when the Geo Tracker they were traveling in on Shoal Creek Road in Dawson County left the roadway and hit a tree. No other vehicles were involved.
Expect those at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Dec. 19 to be dressed in red and black as legendary University of Georgia Coach and author Vince Dooley arrives to sign his two latest books.
Lifting his tiny arms over his head, 3-year-old Preston Price screeched with joy as he jumped into Santa's lap Friday night.
Pipes commonly used to smoke illegal drugs are no longer available at convenience stores in Dawson County after the lone holdout agreed to go along with a local effort to ban the items.
Not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to spend this Thanksgiving with loved ones or afford a traditional holiday meal.
The city of Dawsonville will kick off the holiday season at 6 p.m. Nov. 28, with its annual tree lighting spectacle.
When a resident's in need, deputies with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office are ready to act.
Doug Nadin has been clean for more than two years.
Doug Nadin has been clean for over two years.
A Gilmer County teen was killed in a fiery crash Tuesday afternoon when his car ran off the road in northwestern Dawson County, hit a tree and ignited in flames.
After a bitter cold winter that brought snow, sleet and ice to the area on multiple occasions, local families welcomed the near 80 degree temperatures that started blooming earlier this week.
The Dawson County Humane Society announced the appointment of a new shelter director on Monday.
A local high school sophomore was recently crowned Miss Dawson County Relay for Life.
Dawson County is under a winter weather advisory through 10 p.m. tonight as a mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet move into the area.
A local woman lost nearly everything she owned in a fire Saturday afternoon.
After nearly three weeks of freezing rain, ice and snow, the weekend seemed like a great day for a swim for some Dawson County reading advocates.
Students are finally back in school following the past few weeks of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.
Just barely a week after ice and freezing rain downed an estimated 1,000 trees and left nearly a half inch of ice on surfaces across the county, Dawson County is once again bracing for a new wintry mix that is predicted to dump an estimated four inches of snow on the region.
As cold as it has been recently, you'd think the community would be running toward warmer locales.
Areas of light snow will slowly increase across extreme northwest Georgia between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday, and then become widespread across far north Georgia Friday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.
Snow flurries are falling in Northeast Georgia this afternoon, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in tonight.
The community is invited to a celebration of trees Friday afternoon at War Hill Park on Lake Lanier.
The Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee, in conjunction with Keep Dawson County Beautiful and the local extension agency, will meet at 2 p.m. in honor of Arbor Day, held in Georgia on the third week of February each year.
Crews were still moving downed trees from roadways and responding to weather-related incidents Tuesday afternoon, more than 12 hours after Mother Nature dumped at least a an estimated half inch of ice across Dawson County.
"Stay at home and off the roads unless it's an emergency," was the common request among first responders as early as noon Monday.
After an icy winter in 2014, North Georgia's relatively mild 2015 is about to take a turn for the worse.