The public is invited to attend a centuries-old tradition Sunday when members of the Free and Accepted Masons lay a cornerstone at the new Dawson County Government Center.
"It's a tradition of the Masons over the years, when requested, to lay cornerstones at public and charitable institutions, monuments and seats of learning," said County Commissioner James Swafford, who is also a member of Etowah Lodge F&AM No. 222.
Gov. Nathan Deal addressed issues Georgia is facing and highlighted several plans of action intended to position the state well in the coming years during a Tuesday night appearance.
"It's so nice to see so many friends from so many counties. You've done a great job of coming together and I appreciate that," said Deal, speaking at the Dawson County Republican Party's monthly meeting.
The local Alliance of Churches is expecting several hundred guests today for the annual community Thanksgiving feast at the Lakeview Center.
"We just know that in this economy that there's a lot of people that are struggling and trying to manage very tight budgets, who may not have the means to provide a nice Thanksgiving banquet type meal for their families because of money concerns," said Doug Powell, an alliance volunteer.