Everyday, around 3 p.m., dozens of children from elementary to high school choose to bypass the bus rides and walk home from school.
The G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at City Hall, Roll Call
Thursday, Nov. 13
Running on a platform of change, Barack Obama broke through barriers to become the nation's first African American president last Tuesday with an early win over Arizona Senator John McCain.
Citing the need for a full-time employee, the Dawsonville City Council voted last week to disband the five-member volunteer panel that oversaw the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.
Growing up in the west Georgia town of Franklin, Lori Barrett learned early how to tend to a garden and work in the fields.
Cathy Brooks, public affairs coordinator for Dawson County, wiped her brow and smiled last Tuesday as she accepted a certificate for completing the Management Development Program with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government.
Running on a platform of change, Barack Obama broke through barriers to become the nation's first African American president Tuesday with an early win over Arizona Senator John McCain.
G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at City Hall, 6 p.m.
Voters were standing in line as early as 6 a.m. for polls opening at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning in the nation's historic 2008 Presidential Election.
Plans submitted last week call for the local government building to be renamed in honor of Dawson County's last sole commissioner.
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved a site plan Oct. 16 that includes a portion of downtown land currently owned by the Turner family for the new 1-cent tax approved courthouse.
G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex, 4 p.m.
In 2007, an estimated 78 percent of all structural fires occurred in residences, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.
Dawson County Emergency Services urges the community to take a lesson from the school system, which teaches students how to react in the event of a fire on campus, by participating in a countywide home fire escape drill planned for Friday.
A longtime Dawson employee has been reprimanded and suspended without pay for one day after he admitted to using his county-owned vehicle to haul firewood to his home last week.
A lifelong county resident is the third candidate to announce her plans to run for the county's District 1 commission seat.
Several candidates filed qualifying papers last week to run for local office in the May 20 primary.
Several candidates this week filed papers to qualify for a local election run.
It appears a couple's two-month struggle to annex their property into Dawsonville is drawing to a close.
A bill designed to protect citizens from having nude photographs or material distributed to the Internet without their consent was approved in the Georgia House of Representatives.
A veteran lawman has announced his intentions to run for the Dawson County District 1 Commission seat.
Dawson County commissioners on Thursday are expected to discuss ways to spruce up the Ga. 400 corridor in an attempt to attract economic development to the area.
A town hall meeting in Dahlonega on Saturday focused on a controversial piece of legislation being proposed in the Georgia General Assembly.
Dawson County commissioners have reiterated their opposition to an annexation request that, if approved, would bring a home into the city of Dawsonville.
The first of several town hall meetings across the state's 51st Senate District will be held Saturday in Lumpkin County.
A homeowners association has returned to the Dawsonville City Council seeking help in cleaning up its retention pond.
ATLANTA - It was 100 years ago that county commissioners in Georgia came together in support of committing funds to improve roads and create the state's first highway department.
On Tuesday, lawmakers recognized that effort and commended the Association County Commissioners of Georgia as a "respected legislative advocate for and voice of Georgia's 159 counties."
A piece of property in the Gold Creek subdivision could soon become part of Dawsonville, though Dawson County has opposed the annexation.
The property on Gold Bullion Drive West was bought in 2012 by Michael and Nancy Eason, who at the time thought they were moving into the city.
A bill introduced last week in the Georgia House of Representatives would make the electronic transmission of explicit photos illegal when the intent is to harm or harass the individual in the pictures.