A year after taking over as detention center administrator, Dawson County Sheriff's Maj. Jeff Johnson was named the state's top jail commander.
Dawson County voters headed to the polls today to cast their ballots for the counties next clerk of superior court and district 3 county commissioner.
As of 1:15 p.m. today, more than 1,137 voters had filed in to cast their ballots in Dawson County.
6 p.m. July 15 at city hall
A group of local business leaders agreed earlier this week to sit on an economic advisory council for the 9th Congressional District.
While neighboring counties are opting to increase property taxes to offset declining revenue, Dawson County officials do not plan to raise the millage rate for 2011.
From waving flags on street corners to knocking on doors and sending mass e-mails, candidates are hoping to rake in support as the July 20 primary election enters its final days.
The Dawson County commission voted Thursday to officially declare a loss in an effort to recover the nearly $225,000 in funds taken from the local Clerk of Courts office.
With less than two weeks left before Election Day, the steady stream of early voters at the Dawson County Board of Elections has almost dried up.
L. New business
Authorities are advising travelers not attending Saturday's Dawson Day Sparks in the Park fireworks display at Rock Creek Park to avoid the area.
Passport fees and fiscal responsibility topped discussions during a June 24 political forum at Dawson County Middle School.
A. Roll call
Do you want to know how your government works? Citizens are invited to go behind the scenes of government departments during the Dawson County Citizens Academy.
Each summer county officials from across the state come together to discuss legislative issues important to county government through committee meetings organized by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia. Dawson County District Two Commissioner James Swafford is a member of the ACCG General County Government Committee and also the Revenue and Finance Committee.
After reviewing an ordinance regarding the city's historical preservation, one city council member has decided to expand the role.
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.
On Monday, Dawsonville residents will have one final chance to voice their opinions on the latest wave of annexation requests before the city council.
For the first time in six years, Dawson County's proposed 2014 budget includes pay increases for employees.
Polls are open Saturday in Dawson County for the upcoming Nov. 4 General Election.
With the continued cycle of requests to annex property into Dawsonville and Dawson County's objections to such moves, one city council member's seat may hinge on the issue.
If voters approve a proposed extension of the 1-cent sales tax next month, the measure could generate as much as $9.6 million for projects within downtown Dawsonville.
Rep. Kevin Tanner was recently recognized by the Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission for his leadership in passing legislation that could transfer additional funding to help those with traumatic brain injuries.
Commissioner Gary Pichon may have just two more months as an elected official, but that isn't stopping him from pushing for a consolidated government in Dawson County.
The Dawsonville City Council continues to field annexation requests, despite objections from the Dawson County commission.
The Dawson County commission is examining ways to reduce risks in liability involved with large public gatherings.
Lanier Swafford was recently named the state's top deputy coroner by the Georgia Coroner's Association.
A recent flurry of requests from Dawson County residents wanting to annex their property into Dawsonville has prompted officials to explore the possibility of a unified government.
Despite protests from Dawson County officials concerning recent annexation requests, Dawsonville continues to receive applications from people who want to live in the city limits.
The city of Dawsonville held a public hearing Monday night on a Dawson County-contested annexation of 37 acres on Duck Thurmond Road.
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