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.
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.
Massive amounts of Styrofoam, parts of an abandoned houseboat and two crumbling docks were among the debris collected in Dawson County on Saturday during the Lake Lanier Association's 26th annual Shore Sweep.
A 30-year racing career can produce quite a collection of cars and memorabilia.
With fall weather setting in a day early, there was little to slow turnout for the Dawsonville Lions Club's 19th annual golf tournament.
The local investigation into an explosion and fire that leveled a southern Dawson County home in March is ongoing, but Allstate Insurance officials said they've denied the property owner's compensation claim because the incident wasn't an accident.
Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in clearing the shores of Lake Lanier on Saturday.