The public will have additional opportunities to speak at county commission meetings following a unanimous vote by the board last week to extend public comment at regular meetings.
A 45-year-old Dawsonville man is being held without bail on allegations that he raped a teen family member.
Dawson County Middle School will welcome its first students Monday. But the halls were alive with laughter and celebration Sunday for the new school's dedication.
In the last year, more than 800 calls placed to the local domestic violence hotline resulted in the discovery of more than 200 Dawson County victims of domestic violence.
Workers moved the first loads of dirt last week to make way for the county's new fire training facility.
Two new packages stores, both east of Ga. 400, were approved to open in Dawson County recently.
Property owners Bill, Dan and Ernie Elliott have moved one step closer in their plans to redevelop their land on Elliott Family Parkway into a light industrial complex.
Faced with the highest gas prices in history and rising operational costs, Dawson County government has implemented several cost-cutting measures.
Residents can expect tighter security at the Dawson County courthouse within the next month.
Dawson County's development plan for the next 20 years was submitted to the Department of Community Affairs for review earlier this month.
Legendary NASCAR driver and famed commentator Buddy Baker will serve as Grand Marshal for Dawsonville's 41st annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.
After piloting the CHAMPS elementary program for the state in 2003, the Dawson County School System is one of five counties in the state set to pilot a similar program at the middle school level.
A bridge and walkway connecting the new Dawson County Humane Society and Rock Creek Park is now open to the public.
Four of the county's five schools made adequate yearly progress status for 2008.
Dawson County Appraiser Kurt Tangel last month was awarded the state's highest designation for an appraiser.
Two men accused in unrelated rape and kidnapping cases were indicted last week by a Dawson County grand jury.
A Riverdale man has been indicted on nearly two dozen charges in connection with a credit card scheme and high-speed chase last summer.
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.
A Dawson County man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a child molestation arrest in 2012.
A 17-year-old surrendered to authorities last week after avoiding arrest for months in connection with a spring burglary in eastern Dawson County.
Dawson County's request for the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to declassify information regarding its decision to grant clemency to a man convicted of a 1991 slaying has been denied.
HAMPTON - There was little doubt who the star of the Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed the Hungry was at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday.
The Rotary Club of Dawson County made a splash Thursday with the grand opening of Rotary Island, an interactive water playground at Rock Creek Park.
A Dawson County Sheriff's officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the arrest investigation of a Roswell woman at a political event last month.
Capt. Tony Wooten with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the arrest investigation of a Roswell woman over the weekend.
The deputy who arrested a Roswell woman over the weekend at a political rally in Dawson County has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation into the incident.
NASCAR legend Bill Elliott last week donated a 1937 Ford from his private collection that will be raffled off to raise money to support the Dawsonville History Museum.
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 new, local tradition continued to brew over the weekend during the second annual Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival.
A Roswell woman was arrested Saturday after she refused to stop recording a political rally in Dawson County with her video camera.