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.
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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.
State leaders got a glimpse last week of 469 recently-acquired acres that will provide a geographic link between portions of the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management area.
A political forum tomorrow night will be the first public arena for the county's 10 clerk of courts candidates to square off on the issues.
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Pickup drivers have until July 2 to break the habit of not clicking a seat belt on local roads.
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.