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House Speaker David Ralston held on to his 7th District seat in the Georgia General Assembly by defeating challenger Sam Snider in last week's primary.
County commissioners last week approved an ordinance that limits burning debris from construction sites to daytime hours.
With Dawson County's annual budget hearings approaching, Sheriff Billy Carlisle said he can no longer stand by and watch longtime employees leave for higher paying jobs with better benefits.
With the 2014-15 fiscal year fast approaching, the city of Dawsonville has unveiled its potential operating budget.
County and city officials have a joint meeting this afternoon to discuss how revenue should be distributed if voters pass the upcoming special purpose local option sales tax extension in November.
Political newcomer Sharon Fausett is Dawson County's next District 1 commissioner.
A small political forum Wednesday evening gave voters a final opportunity to hear from candidates vying for the county's District 1 commission seat.
Advanced voting continues through Friday for the May 20 primary election.
Dawson County commissioners voted last week to suspend a local convenience store's beer and wine license, and a similar fate may await a second business this week.
The U.S. House 9th District Republican primary May 20 pits incumbent Doug Collins against challenger Bernard Fontaine, with the winner facing Democrat David Vogel in November.
While a budget has not been finalized for the 2014-15 fiscal year, Dawsonville officials remain determined not to levy a city property tax.
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners is considering a new ordinance that will limit where debris from construction sites can be burned in the county.
Advanced voting for the May 30 primary election got under way with 38 local voters casting their ballots Monday, according to elections officials.
A grassroots effort to stop a developer from dumping partially treated wastewater in Dawson County was realized last week when Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill to regulate sludge application.
Gov. Nathan Deal will be in Dawsonville this morning to sign into law a bill that will place tougher regulations on sludge application.
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Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, was recently named vice chairman of the House Motor Vehicle Committee.
The city of Dawsonville recently heard a presentation by the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission to turn a local cemetery into a historic area.
Sen. Steve Gooch was recently named one of three legislators of the year by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan last week was elected to serve as vice chair for the Georgia Mountain Regional Commission.
Dawson County officials have been asked to support improvements at three busy intersections across the county.
The ongoing saga over animal control responsibility in the Dawsonville city limits may not be over yet.
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