Other than the size of the field, there were few surprises Friday as qualifying for the July 20 primary election came to a close.
District 51 State Sen. Chip Pearson is looking forward to spending time with his family when his term expires in December.
Candidates for the 9th District U.S. House seat made stops in Dawsonville earlier this week as polls opened for advance voting in next week's special election.
A state Senate bill to allow for private development of water facilities in conjunction with a state agency died in session last week, according to one of its co-sponsors.
Georgia's 9th District representative on the state Department of Transportation board has other political aspirations.
In response to an Atlanta newspaper report that questioned his role in sponsoring legislation to allow private development of reservoirs, state Sen. Chip Pearson this week issued a press release saying the intent of the new law had been misstated.
Evan Curry arrived to a campsite at the newly renovated War Hill Park last Thursday to spend the week fishing with his young sons and enjoying some time with his extended family.
The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce, through its Government and Community Affairs Council, announced last week that it will sponsor a candidate's debate on July 9.
The field of candidates hoping to become Dawson County's next clerk of Superior Court continued to swell as four more have said they planned to seek election.
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A veteran law enforcement officer who spent the last six years as a supervisor in court services announced Monday he will run for Dawson County's clerk of Superior Court.
A local businessman has joined the growing list of residents hoping to become Dawson County's next clerk of Superior Court.
Qualifying begins Monday in Dawson County for candidates running for county commission, school board and clerk of Superior Court.
After months of negotiating, the local humane society and Dawson County have reached a deal.
A longtime banker has announced plans to run for the office of Clerk of Courts for the special election scheduled July 20.
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.