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.
Gov. Nathan Deal will be in Dawsonville this morning to sign into law a bill that will place tougher regulations on sludge application.
Concluding nearly a year of talks, the city of Dawsonville has issued bonds to restructure debt on previous loans from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will be holding a political forum for candidates running for local elected office.
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.
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.
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