Law enforcement officers know they should never take threats lightly.
James Swafford was recognized by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia for completion of the Commissioners Training Program and the Certified Commissioners Advanced Program at the association's 96th annual meeting held recently at the Savannah Civic Center in Chatham County.
A legal battle could be brewing between Etowah Water and Sewer Authority and the city of Dawsonville if the two cannot agree on the boundaries of their service areas.
The polls have closed and Dawson County results are in for the special election for the District 9 U.S. House seat.
Other than the size of the field, there were few surprises Friday as qualifying for the July 20 primary election came to a close.
District 51 State Sen. Chip Pearson is looking forward to spending time with his family when his term expires in December.
Candidates for the 9th District U.S. House seat made stops in Dawsonville earlier this week as polls opened for advance voting in next week's special election.
A state Senate bill to allow for private development of water facilities in conjunction with a state agency died in session last week, according to one of its co-sponsors.
Georgia's 9th District representative on the state Department of Transportation board has other political aspirations.
In response to an Atlanta newspaper report that questioned his role in sponsoring legislation to allow private development of reservoirs, state Sen. Chip Pearson this week issued a press release saying the intent of the new law had been misstated.
Evan Curry arrived to a campsite at the newly renovated War Hill Park last Thursday to spend the week fishing with his young sons and enjoying some time with his extended family.
The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce, through its Government and Community Affairs Council, announced last week that it will sponsor a candidate's debate on July 9.
The field of candidates hoping to become Dawson County's next clerk of Superior Court continued to swell as four more have said they planned to seek election.
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A veteran law enforcement officer who spent the last six years as a supervisor in court services announced Monday he will run for Dawson County's clerk of Superior Court.
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.
The county's newest elected officials will be sworn into office Tuesday at the Dawson County Government Center.
Newly appointed council member Caleb Phillips took his seat on the Dawsonville City Council, following a brief swearing-in ceremony on Monday at city hall.
A gallery of uniformed deputies, plainclothes officers and administrative staff filed into the Dawson County Board of Commissioner's meeting room on Thursday to see if budget demands made by the sheriff to increase pay would be approved.
County workers could see a pay increase on their next paychecks if commissioners approve a 2 percent cost of living adjustment suggested by County Manager Cindy Campbell.
State Sen. Steve Gooch was named to the third ranking leadership position in the Senate Republican Caucus for the upcoming legislative session on Monday.
The city of Dawsonville has appointed a new city councilman to replace a seat vacated earlier this month.
Georgia voters last week approved an amendment to the state's Constitution that imposes additional fees for reckless driving violations when they are pleaded down from driving under the influence.
A portion of road could be skipped when the county begins a repaving project on Burt Creek Road if an agreement with the city isn't reached.
Rep. David Ralston will retain his position as one of the most powerful leaders in the Georgia General Assembly after House Republicans unanimously approved his nomination as Speaker of the House for another two years during Monday morning's caucus meeting at the state capitol.
The first of two public hearings required before commissioners can adopt the county's 2015 budget brought out a handful of speakers in support of adult literacy.
The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority recently made an announcement regarding both the city of Dawsonville and a Dawson County entity.
Residents have their first chance to make comments on the county's proposed 2015 budget Thursday.