For the first time in six years, Dawson County's proposed 2014 budget includes pay increases for employees.
On Monday, Dawsonville residents will have one final chance to voice their opinions on the latest wave of annexation requests before the city council.
Proponents for extending the county's 1-cent sales tax for six more years hope their campaign mail-outs, speaking engagements and social media presence to promote a "yes" vote resonates at the polls.
After reviewing an ordinance regarding the city's historical preservation, one city council member has decided to expand the role.
With the continued cycle of requests to annex property into Dawsonville and Dawson County's objections to such moves, one city council member's seat may hinge on the issue.
Polls are open Saturday in Dawson County for the upcoming Nov. 4 General Election.
If voters approve a proposed extension of the 1-cent sales tax next month, the measure could generate as much as $9.6 million for projects within downtown Dawsonville.
Rep. Kevin Tanner was recently recognized by the Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission for his leadership in passing legislation that could transfer additional funding to help those with traumatic brain injuries.
The Dawsonville City Council continues to field annexation requests, despite objections from the Dawson County commission.
Commissioner Gary Pichon may have just two more months as an elected official, but that isn't stopping him from pushing for a consolidated government in Dawson County.
Lanier Swafford was recently named the state's top deputy coroner by the Georgia Coroner's Association.
The Dawson County commission is examining ways to reduce risks in liability involved with large public gatherings.
A recent flurry of requests from Dawson County residents wanting to annex their property into Dawsonville has prompted officials to explore the possibility of a unified government.
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.
Qualifying for Dawsonville's March 17 special election begins Tuesday.