The city of Dawsonville has approved a $2.6 million budget for fiscal year 2014-15, though one councilman expressed reservations with the suddenness of a pay increase for city workers.
Dawsonville has decided keep its 2015 municipal election at the Dawson County Board of Elections instead of returning it to city hall.
Thursday is the deadline for county and city officials to reach an agreement on the upcoming special purpose local option sales tax extension set to go before voters in November.
Democratic hopefuls and supporters will gather for a rally in Dahlonega next weekend.
County commissioners last week voted to retain an attorney after learning Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle plans to fight for salary increases for his employees.
Dawsonville is another step closer to adding an activity center and green space.
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.
Dawson County and Dawsonville officials have begun outlining the projects they would like to see funded if voters approve a 1-cent sales tax extension in November.
A week after winning the seat in a three-way race for the county's District 1 commission seat, Sharon Fausett is still ecstatic over the victory.
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.
With the 2014-15 fiscal year fast approaching, the city of Dawsonville has unveiled its potential operating budget.
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.
County commissioners last week approved an ordinance that limits burning debris from construction sites to daytime hours.
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.
Chief Registrar and Chairperson Glenda Ferguson is no longer able to claim that she is the only woman on the Board of Elections and Voter Registration board.
A longtime employee was promoted last week to serve as Dawson County's director of administration.
With an 18-year career in law enforcement, including many with a multi-county narcotics unit, State Rep. Kevin Tanner executed his fair share of arrest warrants.
Gov. Nathan Deal has named 33 state education experts, including columnist Dick Yarbrough, to the state Education Reform Commission.
Federal cuts have delayed repairs to two heavily traveled bridges in Dawson County.
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners has avoided going into arbitration with the city of Dawsonville over an annexation dispute.
The budget, transportation and education are expected to be hot issues under the Gold Dome now that state lawmakers have returned to Atlanta for the 2015 Legislative Session.
City officials on Monday said arbitration would be the next step in a more than four month dispute with the Dawson County Board of Commissioners over an annexation request.
State Rep. Kevin Tanner will carry on a longstanding tradition in the 9th legislative district by meeting with his constituents over breakfast each Saturday morning during the upcoming session.
A high-ranking member of Dawson County's legislative delegation has been recently named to a power list of the most influential leaders of Georgia in 2015.
A recent ceremony welcomed the county's newest elected officials to their respective positions in local government.
Gary Pichon never planned to serve more than one term on the Dawson County Board of Commissioners.
An awards ceremony last month recognized several members of Dawson County Emergency Services for going above and beyond in 2014.
The Dawson County Sheriff's Office recognized its top employees during the department's annual Christmas luncheon and celebration on Friday.
City officials continue to receive requests for annexation in to Dawsonville.