Do you want to know how your government works? Residents are invited to go behind the scenes of government departments at Dawson County Citizens Academy.
Lt. Stephen Knowles comes from a long line of firefighters.
4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at city hall
Six candidates have qualified to run for two seats on the Dawsonville City Council.
Motorists traveling through Dawson County played a part in Dawson County Emergency Services last month collecting more than $6,600 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
A. Roll call
Dawson County Tax Commissioner Linda G. Townley has been elected to the board of directors of Tax Commissioners' Technology Council of Georgia.
At least four people have said they plan to run for two seats on the Dawsonville City Council this fall.
Dawson County voters may have to travel farther to cast votes during elections next year.
Local parks are the latest victim in the county's economic struggle.
With about 130 vehicles between emergency services, the sheriff's office, public works and the county administrative team, Dawson County spends about $200,000 a year on vehicle maintenance.
With tax revenue down by about 20 percent from last year, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners will save nearly $200,000 by furloughing all full time county employees.
K. New Business
Dawson County does not plan to join about a dozen other local governments in a habitat conservation plan for the Etowah River basin.
6 p.m. Thursday, city hall
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.
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.