When it comes to energy efficiency, federal officials don't plan on leaving Dawson County in the dark.
With seven local firefighters certified to give the latest version of a driver and apparatus competency exam, Dawson County is only the second department in the state testing personnel at that level.
A few years ago, Bill Minor was at the center of a battle to keep property adjoining his residential neighborhood from being zoned commercial.
A former lawman now serving as Dawson County's manager on Friday was named the Ninth Congressional District Representative on the state board of corrections.
A local woman was sworn in Monday afternoon as Dawson County's interim clerk of courts.
Late Friday afternoon, the judges of the Northeastern Judicial Circuit appointed a local woman to serve as Dawson County's interim clerk of courts.
Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has pushed back the date of a special election that will fill Georgia's vacant 9th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and two other vacancies under the Gold Dome.
A special election to fill former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal's seat in Congress will be on April 27. Qualifying for the election begins next week.
Mail carriers last week stuffed every residential mailbox in Dawson County with 2010 Census packets.
Tempers flared Monday when rival peanut salesmen showed up at the Dawsonville City Council meeting looking to set the record straight on their dealings downtown.
4 p.m., Thursday at city hall
Representatives with the state Department of Transportation say proposed changes to the bustling Ga. 400-Hwy. 53 crossing could be the first of their kind in Georgia.
Just weeks after the local humane society rejected a contract with the Dawson County commission, the group agreed last week to move forward with the deal.
The inability to agree on a deal has brought Dawson County and the local humane society full circle.
Dawsonville's city council has agreed to spend about $40,000 to finish the job a developer started at Burts Crossing II subdivision off Hwy. 9 South.
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.
Dawsonville welcomed new residents to the city but also bid farewell to one of its council members during a meeting Monday night.
Results from a recent salary study show pay for workers in many Dawson County government positions lags behind the suggested minimum standards.
Voters in Dawson County overwhelmingly approved extending the current 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST).
After reviewing an ordinance regarding the city's historical preservation, one city council member has decided to expand the role.
Proponents for extending the county's 1-cent sales tax for six more years hope their campaign mail-outs, speaking engagements and social media presence to promote a "yes" vote resonates at the polls.