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.
With the holidays just around the corner and the number of families needing assistance growing due to the nation's sagging economy, local government employees want to give back.
The G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex, 6 p.m.
Commissioners last week saw preliminary site plans for the county's proposed new courthouse and heard a request to consider re-investing a portion of the courthouse bond to yield a higher return.
A larger than anticipated number of Dawson County voters has taken advantage of the state's early voting period.
Dawsonville is another step closer to adding an activity center and green space.