The city of Dawsonville has appointed a new city councilman to replace a seat vacated earlier this month.
State Sen. Steve Gooch was named to the third ranking leadership position in the Senate Republican Caucus for the upcoming legislative session on Monday.
County workers could see a pay increase on their next paychecks if commissioners approve a 2 percent cost of living adjustment suggested by County Manager Cindy Campbell.
The first of two public hearings required before commissioners can adopt the county's 2015 budget brought out a handful of speakers in support of adult literacy.
Rep. David Ralston will retain his position as one of the most powerful leaders in the Georgia General Assembly after House Republicans unanimously approved his nomination as Speaker of the House for another two years during Monday morning's caucus meeting at the state capitol.
A portion of road could be skipped when the county begins a repaving project on Burt Creek Road if an agreement with the city isn't reached.
Georgia voters last week approved an amendment to the state's Constitution that imposes additional fees for reckless driving violations when they are pleaded down from driving under the influence.
Results from a recent salary study show pay for workers in many Dawson County government positions lags behind the suggested minimum standards.
Dawsonville welcomed new residents to the city but also bid farewell to one of its council members during a meeting Monday night.
Residents have their first chance to make comments on the county's proposed 2015 budget Thursday.
The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority recently made an announcement regarding both the city of Dawsonville and a Dawson County entity.
Voters in Dawson County overwhelmingly approved extending the current 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST).
For the first time in six years, Dawson County's proposed 2014 budget includes pay increases for employees.
On Monday, Dawsonville residents will have one final chance to voice their opinions on the latest wave of annexation requests before the city council.
Proponents for extending the county's 1-cent sales tax for six more years hope their campaign mail-outs, speaking engagements and social media presence to promote a "yes" vote resonates at the polls.
Federal cuts have delayed repairs to two heavily traveled bridges in Dawson County.
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners has avoided going into arbitration with the city of Dawsonville over an annexation dispute.
The budget, transportation and education are expected to be hot issues under the Gold Dome now that state lawmakers have returned to Atlanta for the 2015 Legislative Session.
City officials on Monday said arbitration would be the next step in a more than four month dispute with the Dawson County Board of Commissioners over an annexation request.
State Rep. Kevin Tanner will carry on a longstanding tradition in the 9th legislative district by meeting with his constituents over breakfast each Saturday morning during the upcoming session.
A high-ranking member of Dawson County's legislative delegation has been recently named to a power list of the most influential leaders of Georgia in 2015.
A recent ceremony welcomed the county's newest elected officials to their respective positions in local government.
Gary Pichon never planned to serve more than one term on the Dawson County Board of Commissioners.
An awards ceremony last month recognized several members of Dawson County Emergency Services for going above and beyond in 2014.
The Dawson County Sheriff's Office recognized its top employees during the department's annual Christmas luncheon and celebration on Friday.
City officials continue to receive requests for annexation in to Dawsonville.
The county's newest elected officials will be sworn into office Tuesday at the Dawson County Government Center.
Newly appointed council member Caleb Phillips took his seat on the Dawsonville City Council, following a brief swearing-in ceremony on Monday at city hall.
A gallery of uniformed deputies, plainclothes officers and administrative staff filed into the Dawson County Board of Commissioner's meeting room on Thursday to see if budget demands made by the sheriff to increase pay would be approved.
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