Thursday, Jan. 15
Like clockwork, Dawson County's eight severe weather sirens sound promptly at 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday morning to verify the notification system will be operational in the event a true emergency arises.
State Sen. Chip Pearson, R-Dawsonville, was named Chairman of the Senate Economic Development Committee. Lt. Governor Casey Cagle announced the reappointment last week.
The new year brought change to Dawson County Emergency Services as Chief Lanier Swafford named the department's first three battalion chiefs.
Jennifer Burt, Julie Hughes Nix, James Swafford and Lisa Thurmond were elected to politically serve the Dawson community for the next four years.
The G.L. Pete Gilleland Council
Food Lion, the newest addition to Dawsonville, brought much excitement to the community with its grand opening Dec. 17.
Family and friends gathered Thursday at the intersection of Hwy. 53 and Maple Street in Dawsonville for the unveiling of the KH Long Government Center.
Dawson County's newest elected officials were sworn in to service Friday afternoon at the Dawson County Courthouse by Superior Court Judge C. Andrew Fuller.
City Councilwoman Linda Grant of Dawsonville was appointed Mayor Pro Tem of the Dawsonville City Council during last week's city council meeting.
After 10 weeks of class and several eye-opening experiences, the inaugural class of the Dawson County Citizens Academy graduated last Tuesday night.
Walter Danchak is indeed a Lumpkin County resident.
In another sign of the sluggish economy, the Dawson County Recycling Center can no longer accept glass, plastics and paperboard materials.
Kenneth H. Long had the foresight to be part of a group of local businessmen who worked to bring the outlet mall and needed infrastructure to Dawson County.
Thursday, Dec. 18
Dawsonville welcomed new residents to the city but also bid farewell to one of its council members during a meeting Monday night.
Results from a recent salary study show pay for workers in many Dawson County government positions lags behind the suggested minimum standards.
Voters in Dawson County overwhelmingly approved extending the current 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST).
After reviewing an ordinance regarding the city's historical preservation, one city council member has decided to expand the role.
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.
On Monday, Dawsonville residents will have one final chance to voice their opinions on the latest wave of annexation requests before the city council.
For the first time in six years, Dawson County's proposed 2014 budget includes pay increases for employees.
Polls are open Saturday in Dawson County for the upcoming Nov. 4 General Election.
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.