The Georgia Municipal Association last week recognized local lawmaker Kevin Tanner with the group's 2014 Champion of Georgia's Cities award.
The Downtown Development Authority has closed on a loan to buy 18 acres behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex for a planned city park.
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.
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.
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.
Dawson County commissioners last week approved a measure that will help the local office of tourism and development pay its rent.
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.
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.
Dawsonville once had just one choice for cable and Internet service, but the choices are rapidly expanding.
A meeting last week was the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on the county's millage rate.
The city of Dawsonville has decided to provide money to a Dawson County organization in return for promotional services.
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.
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.
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.
Dawsonville has decided keep its 2015 municipal election at the Dawson County Board of Elections instead of returning it to city hall.
Neighbors living in and around Black's Mill Place subdivision have banded together in opposition to a cell phone tower proposed for the area.
County officials say the removal of 16 trees is part of the routine maintenance needed as workers prepare to open the campground of War Hill Park this weekend.
A vote last week by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners requires an annual audit of the local animal shelter's finances.
The latest in a long-term park development behind Dawsonville's Municipal Complex has taken a potential step forward.
After several years of planning and development, Etowah Water and Sewer Authority is nearing completion on the first phase of its Russell Creek Reservoir.
Commissioners are considering a measure that could reduce funding for the local animal shelter.
A change in policy that would make one of the state's most secretive agencies more transparent overwhelmingly passed in the Georgia House last week.
Clean-up from the ice storm that knocked down an estimated 1,000 trees in Dawson County is expected to take several months.
Sewer lines at the outlet mall, support of adult education and dollars set aside to ease traffic at the county's busiest intersection are among projects the Appalachian Regional Commission has had a direct hand in bringing to Dawson County.
County officials last week announced that a new planning and development director has been named.
With just one candidate qualifying for a city council seat, the City of Dawsonville will not be holding an election to fill the recently-appointed seat in March.
County leaders last week agreed they would not a fight a recent annexation into the city of Dawsonville.
Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan is urging citizens in the city and county to reject a proposed transportation bill floating through the state capitol.
Only two days remain for those that wish to qualify for Dawsonville's March 7 special election.
Construction is expected to begin on a new retail center along Ga. 400 next month.