Communications officers from Dawson and Lumpkin counties took a training course last week that "should be mandated statewide," according to the instructor.
Candidates who wish to qualify for Dawsonville's Nov. 5 election have until Friday to submit their forms.
Commissioners were asked last week to consider imposing a registration fee for pets in the county.
Residents have mixed feelings about a proposed roundabout at Hwy. 53 and Elliott Family Parkway, though many agree something is needed to slow traffic in the area west of Dawsonville.
Qualifying for Dawsonville's Nov. 5 election begins Monday.
A longtime communications officer with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office was recently named the 2013 Terminal Agency Coordinator of the Year for the northeast region.
The group responsible for bringing new commercial and industrial developments to Dawson County could be in danger of closing within the next 18 months if it doesn't secure county funding.
Formerly-numbered streets in Dawsonville will be renamed, though the move doesn't appear to be quite as popular as first thought.
State transportation officials have announced a public meeting to discuss proposed improvements to the intersection of Hwy. 53 West and Elliott Family Parkway.
Last week would have been Margie Weaver's 30th anniversary as director of the local senior center. To mark the occasion, the center now shares her name.
County residents will not see a property tax increase for the 10th consecutive year after commissioners last week voted to maintain the current rate.
Dawson County commissioners are expected to adopt the tax digest on which the 2014 budget will be based without raising the millage rate Thursday.
County commissioners last week opted for new guard rails and safety caution signs rather than closing an aging bridge in southern Dawson County.
The Dawsonville City Council voted last week to change the zoning for a recently annexed property to residential after an attorney discovered it had been improperly classified.
Dawson County commissioners have made their opposition to the proposed Calhoun Creek Reservoir official.
Despite protests from Dawson County officials concerning recent annexation requests, Dawsonville continues to receive applications from people who want to live in the city limits.
The city of Dawsonville held a public hearing Monday night on a Dawson County-contested annexation of 37 acres on Duck Thurmond Road.
Commissioners last week voted to deny the application from a county resident that wants to annex his west side property in the city of Dawsonville.
At least six retail shops, including three restaurants, have contracts or commitments in place to be among the first to open in a new commercial development on Ga. 400.
A request to annex nearly 37 acres into Dawsonville has one Dawson County commissioner questioning the motives of city leaders.
Residents who wish to learn more about their county government and how it works for them are encouraged to register for the Citizens Government Academy.
The Georgia Municipal Association last week recognized local lawmaker Kevin Tanner with the group's 2014 Champion of Georgia's Cities award.
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.
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