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.
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.
A request to annex nearly 37 acres into Dawsonville has one Dawson County commissioner questioning the motives of city leaders.
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.
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.
The Downtown Development Authority has closed on a loan to buy 18 acres behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex for a planned city park.
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.
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.
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.
Dawson County commissioners last week approved a measure that will help the local office of tourism and development pay its rent.
A change in policy that would make one of the state's most secretive agencies more transparent overwhelmingly passed in the Georgia House last week.
Clean-up from the ice storm that knocked down an estimated 1,000 trees in Dawson County is expected to take several months.
Sewer lines at the outlet mall, support of adult education and dollars set aside to ease traffic at the county's busiest intersection are among projects the Appalachian Regional Commission has had a direct hand in bringing to Dawson County.
County officials last week announced that a new planning and development director has been named.
With just one candidate qualifying for a city council seat, the City of Dawsonville will not be holding an election to fill the recently-appointed seat in March.