Keep Dawson County Beautiful volunteers are asking the community to go green this holiday season by recycling real Christmas trees that will be chipped into mulch. Bring One for the Chipper, the annual recycling program, has collected and recycled more than 5.9 million Christmas trees statewide since 1991.
A Dawson County native has been selected as the county's next chief operating officer. Cindy Gilleland Campbell was named county manager Thursday night following a unanimous vote by the Dawson County commission.
The Dawson County Sheriff's Office recognized its tops employees last week during the department's annual Christmas celebration at Peach Brandy Cottage. Sheriff Billy Carlisle said the men and women selected as employees of the year for their divisions went above and beyond during 2012.
Incoming elected officials were sworn into office Dec. 20 at the Dawson County Government Center. Probate Judge Jennifer Burt administered the oaths of office, while Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller governed the loyalty oath for the group.
A ceremony Thursday afternoon will celebrate a years-long project to have an elevator at the Dawson County Senior Center. The center's new elevator was approved for use after its final inspection last Wednesday.
Members of Dawson County's state legislative delegation held a joint town hall meeting last week to highlight their goals for the 2013 legislative session. "One of the things you hear a lot of criticism on about elected officials is the lack of direction or the lack of involvement they get from the citizens," said Rep.-elect Kevin Tanner.
A Dawson County native has been selected as the county's next chief operating officer. Cindy Gilleland Campbell was named county manager, replacing Kevin Tanner, Thursday night following a unanimous vote by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners.
Ashley Hunt and husband Justin love Christmas. "It's Christmas at our house all year long," she said.
A celebration is planned Thursday to burn the paid-in-full security deed on the Dawson County Law Enforcement Center. The 4 p.m. ceremony, which will include several speakers, will be held in front of the jail. The community is invited.
Commissioners are expected on Thursday to name Dawson County's next manager from a panel of internal candidates. The agenda is set for the Dawson County Board of Commissioners to discuss the finalists for the position in closed session during Thursday night's meeting.
The reason for the season was showcased Friday and Saturday night as the congregation at Bethel Baptist Church presented an elaborate, full-scale production depicting the story of Christ. Kelly Crane and her 6-year-old son Hayden were among the first in line Friday night for the hayride through about 40 acres behind the church, where the 13-scene production was staged.
A Dawsonville woman hospitalized last month after a head-on collision on Hwy. 53 near the Dawson-Forsyth County line has died. Funeral services for Fredina Marie Elrod were held Sunday in the chapel of Bearden Funeral Home.
The Rotary Club of Dawson County continued a long standing tradition last week of honoring the county government's top employees. The club recognized the county's employees of the year Dec. 6 during an annual Christmas celebration.
Arriving by fire engine, Santa and Mrs. Claus rolled into Dawsonville on Friday night to help Mayor James Grogan light the city's Christmas tree. "Ho, Ho, Ho," Santa said waving to the crowd of hundreds waiting for his arrival in the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame's Winner's Circle outside the Dawsonville Municipal Complex.
Dawsonville water and sewer customers will see higher bills come January. In a 4-0 vote, council members on Monday approved a nearly 15 percent increase intended to offset declining revenue due to the struggling economy.
County commissioners last week opted against taking action in the case of a local restaurant owner who initially filed sales tax reports showing Lorena's Food and Spirits sold more alcohol than food in 2012.
Tickets are still available for a national leadership development seminar that will be simulcast locally.
City council members on Monday said they want to renegotiate a longstanding agreement with Etowah Water and Sewer Authority involving service delivery in outlying areas of Dawsonville.
A move to take certified rangers out of state parks has drawn concern from local officials.
Convicted serial killer Gary Michael Hilton received four more life sentences last week for the kidnapping and slaying of an elderly couple in North Carolina.
Shirley Hawkins has a long list of reasons to support Relay for Life.
When Mike Berg moved to Dawson County from Gwinnett years ago, he could have parked a lounge chair on a deck overlooking Lake Lanier and enjoyed retirement.
There will be an evening of picking and grinning Saturday night when local bluegrass and gospel entertainers Little Mountain perform live at New Life Church.
A steel fabricator plans to add more than 150 jobs over the next three years at its Dawson County plant to supply parts for a new Caterpillar production facility in Athens.
Dawson County was in the spotlight last weekend as Republicans from across northeast Georgia rallied at the 9th Congressional District banquet and convention.
Parents who screened a movie Saturday hope the intended message hits home with their teenagers.
A hardware failure at Windstream's central office in Dahlonega is reportedly to blame for last week's widespread Internet outage in Dawson County.
A local legislator was recently tapped among Georgia's most influential lawmakers.
Dozens of volunteer teams are spending the week putting the finishing touches on cartoon-inspired festivities for Friday night's event.
Grab your sneakers for the inaugural Moon Shine Run at Atlanta Motorsports Park on Saturday. Proceeds from the moonlit 5K and 10K run will benefit United Way for Dawson County, which provides monetary support to 14 area service agencies.