Dawsonville resident Tristan Melton, 13, has garnered national recognition for his performance in various recent rifle competitions.
A rising eighth-grader at Dawson County Middle School, Melton has earned three first-place medals, been named a state champion and set a National Rifle Association record in his sub-junior class. All since April.
Head Coach Kasey Wilson's American Legion Post 247 team had a busy weekend. The team played four games in two days.
Battling the weather and humidity Dawsonville pulled out three big wins and lost the fourth game in a heartbreaker after leading the entire contest.
Kids from Dawson County and the surrounding area have one more chance to take part in a free self-defense program.
The program, hosted by White Tiger Yongin Mixed Martial Arts in Dawsonville, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. The event began as an effort to reduce bullying in schools and the local community.
Local racing historian Gordon Pirkle has a prediction.
"Chase Elliott, he's going to be as big as his dad was in his hay day. I've never seen someone as young as him carry himself and race the way he does," Pirkle said.
The Georgia racing industry paused last week to remember a legendary announcer and 2003 Hall of Fame inductee.
Known as racing's "little, bitty buddy," Jimmy Mosteller died July 4 at age 85.
American Legion Post 247 bounced back with an 18-4 win over Cumming on Saturday.
The game proved to be some revenge following a 13-9 loss to the same team on June 19.
An ancient game has started a new history in Dawson County.
The United Futbol Academy'94 Elite team took home the State Cup Championship title for the second year in a row.
The Dawsonville Racer swim team opened the season with a meet at Hunter's Chase last Saturday.
American Legion Post 247 baseball is off to a great start with a 4-2 record after one week of play.
The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame is celebrating 10 years with festivities on Saturday.
The event includes a car show, a swap meet, arts and crafts, a driver autograph session and live music by band Garage 71.
A Dawsonville man is among 15 semifinalists for the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame's 2012 class of inductees.
The winner of more than 200 NHRA, IHRA and AHRA sanctioned drag racing events, Dick Brannon was directly involved in the development of the Ford 427 race engines and played an important role in development of the 1967 Ford Fairlane 427, including one in which Mario Andretti won the Daytona 500.
Dawsonville native Mattie Brogdon, a senior on the Texas Christian University rifle team, garnered national attention when she received All-American honors in March.
The young markswoman was named to the 2012 National Rifle Association's All-Americans Smallbore Second Team and received an Air Rifle Honorable Mention.
Rotarians and their guests took to the greens May 7 for the group's 20th annual golf tournament at Crystal Falls Golf Club.
The team of Eric White, Eddie Register, Devon West and Charles White were the first place gross winners in the four-man scramble.
Former Dawson County High School baseball player Chase Gilreath has been named Pitcher of the Week for Columbus State for the week ending Feb. 28.
The Cougars play in the Peach Belt Conference.
Six Dawson County Lady Tiger soccer players join an elite group of All-Area performers as selected by The Times of Gainesville last week.
This article is the sixth in a summer series of "Get to Know" sessions with various high school and middle school coaches in Dawson County.
Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is leading the NASCAR Nationwide Series points race after claiming a third victory in his rookie season Saturday night at Chicagoland Speedway.
Dawson County High School rising senior Joy Lewis had her eyes set on two colleges, University of Pennsylvania and Eastern Carolina University, but it was the call from Pennsylvania offering a softball scholarship that helped her come to a decision.
Dawsonville's Chase Elliott joined Atlanta Motor Speedway officials at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame last week to announce a special promotional ticket offer for the Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed the Children.
This article is the fifth of a summer series of "Get to Know" sessions with various high school and middle school coaches in Dawson County.
Chase Elliott, along with officials from Atlanta Motor Speedway, will be in Dawsonville at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame to promote the Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed the Children on Thursday.
This article is the fourth of a summer series of "Get to Know" sessions with various high school and middle school coaches in Dawson County.
Many young athletes aspire to travel the globe playing their favorite sports, but one Dawson County High School sophomore is getting the chance to do just that.
Dawson County Coach Tina Brown instructed the Lady Tigers Fun-damental Basketball Camp June 2-6 at Rock Creek Park in Dawsonville.
Chase Elliott remains in third place in NASCAR's Nationwide Series points standing after finishing sixth in Michigan on Saturday.
Dawson County High School Head Basketball Coach Thad Burgess' boys continued its summer games with a two-day team play at the University of North Georgia last Thursday and Friday.
Dawsonville's Chase Elliott trimmed the points lead held by JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith in Saturday's Buckle Up 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway.
Coming off his worst finish in his Nationwide Series career, Chase Elliott is ready to head to Dover International Speedway where he said "anything short of winning is just not good enough."
Dawsonville's Bill Elliott is back in Victory Lane.