Love is in the air in Dawson County.
The G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at City Hall, 4 p.m.
After more than two years of litigation, developers of the Chestatee community can move forward with plans for a new residential phase, amenities package and bed and breakfast.
Capt. Douglas Wofford has waited 30 years for a new fire station to serve the eastern side of Dawson County.
Veteran law enforcement officer Jeff Johnson was selected last week to lead the county marshal's office.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Dawsonville City Council continues to field annexation requests, despite objections from the Dawson County commission.
The Dawson County commission is examining ways to reduce risks in liability involved with large public gatherings.
Lanier Swafford was recently named the state's top deputy coroner by the Georgia Coroner's Association.
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.
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