Dawson County and Dawsonville officials are soon expected to ratify an agreement on a proposed extension of the 1-cent sales tax that will go before voters in November.
A meeting Thursday will be the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on a proposed increase to the county's millage rate.
The city of Dawsonville has decided to provide money to a Dawson County organization in return for promotional services.
Thursday is the deadline for county and city officials to reach an agreement on the upcoming special purpose local option sales tax extension set to go before voters in November.
Dawsonville has decided keep its 2015 municipal election at the Dawson County Board of Elections instead of returning it to city hall.
The city of Dawsonville has approved a $2.6 million budget for fiscal year 2014-15, though one councilman expressed reservations with the suddenness of a pay increase for city workers.
County commissioners last week voted to retain an attorney after learning Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle plans to fight for salary increases for his employees.
Democratic hopefuls and supporters will gather for a rally in Dahlonega next weekend.
Dawsonville is another step closer to adding an activity center and green space.
A week after winning the seat in a three-way race for the county's District 1 commission seat, Sharon Fausett is still ecstatic over the victory.
Dawson County and Dawsonville officials have begun outlining the projects they would like to see funded if voters approve a 1-cent sales tax extension in November.
House Speaker David Ralston held on to his 7th District seat in the Georgia General Assembly by defeating challenger Sam Snider in last week's primary.
County commissioners last week approved an ordinance that limits burning debris from construction sites to daytime hours.
With Dawson County's annual budget hearings approaching, Sheriff Billy Carlisle said he can no longer stand by and watch longtime employees leave for higher paying jobs with better benefits.
With the 2014-15 fiscal year fast approaching, the city of Dawsonville has unveiled its potential operating budget.
Commissioners last week voted to deny the application from a county resident that wants to annex his west side property in the city of Dawsonville.
A request to annex nearly 37 acres into Dawsonville has one Dawson County commissioner questioning the motives of city leaders.
At least six retail shops, including three restaurants, have contracts or commitments in place to be among the first to open in a new commercial development on Ga. 400.
Residents who wish to learn more about their county government and how it works for them are encouraged to register for the Citizens Government Academy.
The Georgia Municipal Association last week recognized local lawmaker Kevin Tanner with the group's 2014 Champion of Georgia's Cities award.
A recent salary study commissioned by Dawson County found there are positions within the government that are below the recommended minimum pay level compared to neighboring jurisdictions.
The Downtown Development Authority has closed on a loan to buy 18 acres behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex for a planned city park.
ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.
Dawson County commissioners last week approved a measure that will help the local office of tourism and development pay its rent.
Some Dawson County residents may see a slight property tax increase following the county commission's vote last week to set the millage rate at 8.138 mills.
Dawsonville once had just one choice for cable and Internet service, but the choices are rapidly expanding.
County and city officials have reached an agreement on how funds will be split if the upcoming 1-cent sales tax extension is approved by voters in November.
Citing a returning tax digest and economic upturn, the Dawson County Board of Education voted 4-0 during its July 7 meeting to maintain last year's millage rate of 17.246 mills.
A meeting last week was the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on the county's millage rate.
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