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.
Dawsonville is looking to amend an ordinance that would allow restaurants in the city limits to serve distilled spirits on Sundays.
Dawsonville is continuing its longstanding tradition of not levying a city property tax on residents.
County commissioners are considering closing a local bridge that state transportation officials have deemed functionally obsolete.
Dawsonville has a working budget for fiscal year 2013-14. The city council reviewed the proposed budget of about $1.2 million, which was available for public viewing at city hall and on the municipality's Web site, during a public hearing June 19. The spending plan is about $400,000 less than last year's $1.6 million amended budget. "This is a balanced budget," said City Clerk Bonnie Warne during the hearing. "We have budgeted for $1,224,000 in revenue ...
More than 2,800 people have spoken publicly on the polarizing issue, with voices ranging from wildlife advocates and park supporters to prosecutors and former state officials.
Despite talks of moving and grants, the Dawson County Board of Elections has decided not to move forward with changing poll locations for the west precinct.
The city of Dawsonville will hold its second reading of the 2013-14 budget at 5 p.m. tonight at city hall.
All but one of the subdivisions in Dawsonville has cleaned up its retention pond over the past month at the request of the city, officials said, with the lone holdout possibly requiring further action. "We've had reported to our street department and to the mayor numerous problems with the retention pond at the Howser Mill subdivision," City Attorney Dana Miles told council members during their meeting Monday night.
County commissioners voted last week to officially close two roads that were impacted by summer flooding until a time when funds are available to make repairs. In separate unanimous actions, commissioners agreed that it would better serve the county to close Etowah River Road and Hubbardsville Circle than to legally abandon the two.
Dawson County has a new assistant registrar to help out with elections. Chief Registrar Glenda Ferguson announced that, starting Monday, long-time county employee Rachelle Thurmond would be taking the place left by former Assistant Registrar Karen Armstrong.