County and city officials have a joint meeting this afternoon to discuss how revenue should be distributed if voters pass the upcoming special purpose local option sales tax extension in November.
With the 2014-15 fiscal year fast approaching, the city of Dawsonville has unveiled its potential operating budget.
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.
County commissioners last week approved an ordinance that limits burning debris from construction sites to daytime hours.
Political newcomer Sharon Fausett is Dawson County's next District 1 commissioner.
A small political forum Wednesday evening gave voters a final opportunity to hear from candidates vying for the county's District 1 commission seat.
The U.S. House 9th District Republican primary May 20 pits incumbent Doug Collins against challenger Bernard Fontaine, with the winner facing Democrat David Vogel in November.
Dawson County commissioners voted last week to suspend a local convenience store's beer and wine license, and a similar fate may await a second business this week.
Advanced voting continues through Friday for the May 20 primary election.
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners is considering a new ordinance that will limit where debris from construction sites can be burned in the county.
While a budget has not been finalized for the 2014-15 fiscal year, Dawsonville officials remain determined not to levy a city property tax.
A grassroots effort to stop a developer from dumping partially treated wastewater in Dawson County was realized last week when Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill to regulate sludge application.
Advanced voting for the May 30 primary election got under way with 38 local voters casting their ballots Monday, according to elections officials.
Several dozen local voters filled the auditorium at Dawson County Middle School last week to hear from candidates vying for the county's District 1 commission seat.
In their first public debate, candidates for the District 7 seat in the state House of Representatives met last week in Dawsonville.
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.
Qualifying for Dawsonville's March 17 special election begins Tuesday.
Chief Registrar and Chairperson Glenda Ferguson is no longer able to claim that she is the only woman on the Board of Elections and Voter Registration board.
A longtime employee was promoted last week to serve as Dawson County's director of administration.
With an 18-year career in law enforcement, including many with a multi-county narcotics unit, State Rep. Kevin Tanner executed his fair share of arrest warrants.
Gov. Nathan Deal has named 33 state education experts, including columnist Dick Yarbrough, to the state Education Reform Commission.
Federal cuts have delayed repairs to two heavily traveled bridges in Dawson County.
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners has avoided going into arbitration with the city of Dawsonville over an annexation dispute.
The budget, transportation and education are expected to be hot issues under the Gold Dome now that state lawmakers have returned to Atlanta for the 2015 Legislative Session.
City officials on Monday said arbitration would be the next step in a more than four month dispute with the Dawson County Board of Commissioners over an annexation request.