Voters cast ballots on two pieces of local legislation last week concerning homestead exemptions.
During one of the highest Election Day turnouts many could recall, Dawson County residents picked their leaders and approved two homestead exemption matters for senior citizens.
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Dawson County election results are in.
Each year, the Governor's Office of Public Safety awards individuals for their commitment to the profession.
The fall festival held annually in Dawsonville may be called the Mountain Moonshine Festival, but that doesn't mean local laws on alcohol don't apply during the celebration.
Residents can expect an increase in activity as construction moves forward on the county's new courthouse over the next several months.
4 p.m. Oct. 28 at city hall
Pick almost any day each week and you'll find the county's IT department working on the sheriff's records management system.
6 p.m. Oct. 21 at city hall
More than four years have passed since the Dawson County commission voted to sever a lease with the owner of a sporting clays gun club on the south end of the county.
4 p.m. Oct. 14 at city hall
6 p.m. Oct. 7 at city hall
Local officials got a visit from a high-ranking German official last week, who felt "right at home" in North Georgia.
In the coming weeks, the city of Dawsonville could see its population grow, if by just a little.
Neighbors living in and around Black's Mill Place subdivision have banded together in opposition to a cell phone tower proposed for the area.
County officials say the removal of 16 trees is part of the routine maintenance needed as workers prepare to open the campground of War Hill Park this weekend.
A vote last week by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners requires an annual audit of the local animal shelter's finances.
The latest in a long-term park development behind Dawsonville's Municipal Complex has taken a potential step forward.
After several years of planning and development, Etowah Water and Sewer Authority is nearing completion on the first phase of its Russell Creek Reservoir.
Commissioners are considering a measure that could reduce funding for the local animal shelter.
A change in policy that would make one of the state's most secretive agencies more transparent overwhelmingly passed in the Georgia House last week.
Clean-up from the ice storm that knocked down an estimated 1,000 trees in Dawson County is expected to take several months.
Sewer lines at the outlet mall, support of adult education and dollars set aside to ease traffic at the county's busiest intersection are among projects the Appalachian Regional Commission has had a direct hand in bringing to Dawson County.
County officials last week announced that a new planning and development director has been named.
With just one candidate qualifying for a city council seat, the City of Dawsonville will not be holding an election to fill the recently-appointed seat in March.
County leaders last week agreed they would not a fight a recent annexation into the city of Dawsonville.
Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan is urging citizens in the city and county to reject a proposed transportation bill floating through the state capitol.
Only two days remain for those that wish to qualify for Dawsonville's March 7 special election.
Construction is expected to begin on a new retail center along Ga. 400 next month.