The dramatic rescue of a hiker who fell nearly 30 feet off Cochran Falls last year earned several local first responders with awards of valor.
Since February, Dawson County has been home to the Health, Empowerment, Linkage and Possibilities, or HELP, Court.
The Dawson County commission on Thursday voted to restore funding to the group responsible for recruiting industrial development.
Qualifying for the Dawsonville City Council election Nov. 5 closed with three candidates, including two incumbents, filing to run.
Dawsonville and the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority have begun talks on a new agreement that could allow the city to expand its water and sewer customer base.
Citizens have one last chance to make comments on the county's proposed spending plan for 2014.
Communications officers from Dawson and Lumpkin counties took a training course last week that "should be mandated statewide," according to the instructor.
Candidates who wish to qualify for Dawsonville's Nov. 5 election have until Friday to submit their forms.
A longtime communications officer with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office was recently named the 2013 Terminal Agency Coordinator of the Year for the northeast region.
Commissioners were asked last week to consider imposing a registration fee for pets in the county.
Residents have mixed feelings about a proposed roundabout at Hwy. 53 and Elliott Family Parkway, though many agree something is needed to slow traffic in the area west of Dawsonville.
Qualifying for Dawsonville's Nov. 5 election begins Monday.
The group responsible for bringing new commercial and industrial developments to Dawson County could be in danger of closing within the next 18 months if it doesn't secure county funding.
Formerly-numbered streets in Dawsonville will be renamed, though the move doesn't appear to be quite as popular as first thought.
State transportation officials have announced a public meeting to discuss proposed improvements to the intersection of Hwy. 53 West and Elliott Family Parkway.
County officials are once again seeking legal action against a local hotel owner over delinquent taxes.
Dawson County officials have agreed to move forward with public hearings on a proposed ordinance that would limit where debris from construction sites can be burned.
The city of Dawsonville will be hosting a week of events as part of a statewide initiative to boost town tourism and appreciation.
The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will be holding a political forum for candidates running for local elected office.
Concluding nearly a year of talks, the city of Dawsonville has issued bonds to restructure debt on previous loans from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
After almost a year of talks and planning, the city of Dawsonville is finally ready to issue bonds aimed at restructuring debt.
Citizens had their first chance to hear from candidates vying for the county's District 1 Commission seat last week during a political forum held by the Dawson County Republican Party.
County commissioners are considering an ordinance that would place new regulations on where debris from construction sites can be burned.
Dawson County officials are looking into several grants intended to accelerate the construction of a major retail center along Ga. 400.
Legislation that would place tougher regulations on sludge application overwhelmingly passed in the Senate last week and now awaits the governor's approval.
With open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act closing next Monday, there is not much time left to sign up for health insurance if you are not already covered.
The chairman of the Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week declared a state of local emergency for a section of Kelly Bridge Road that officials say needs immediate repair.
Dawsonville is working to acquire property between the Municipal Complex and library to use as an activity center and green space.
Dawson County election officials are confident the Secretary of State's office will find no merit in complaints a resident filed in 2012.
A longtime Dawson employee has been reprimanded and suspended without pay for one day after he admitted to using his county-owned vehicle to haul firewood to his home last week.