A. Roll call
Lionel Graves had little to no intention of running for public office when he retired to Dawson County about eight years ago.
U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal announced Monday morning that he will leave Congress to concentrate on his bid to be Georgia's next governor.
Humane Society officials say Dawson County's offer to split the cost of a required audit may not be enough to seal a proposed contract.
A stretch of Ga. 400 near Henry Grady Hwy., where rundown buildings have sat vacant for years, could fit the criteria for a tax allocation district, according to one Dawson County official.
So much can be said about the city of Dawsonville on its 150th birthday, but perhaps Mayor Joe Lane Cox summed it up best:
City of Dawsonville Mayor Joe Lane Cox says if folks from yesteryear saw the city these days "it would blow their minds."
It's been nearly two months since the Dawson County commission approved a contract with the local humane society to care for stray animals.
A former longtime day care director was honored last week as Dawson County officials dedicated the election office's new home in her name.
The state's current economic climate topped the list of concerns late last month when State Representative Amos Amerson sat down with constituents for breakfast.
A. Roll Call
The technology isn't that widespread, but already the "Chips" are stacked against it.
Tom Stradley, pastor at Amicalola Baptist Church in Dawsonville, recently served as the state senate's Chaplain of the Day.
Tempers flared Thursday night as Dawson County commissioners and residents sounded off on proposed changes to residential land use districts, which could affect short-term rental, home business and accessory buildings.
Tractors began moving dirt within moments of Dawson County officials breaking ground on a new courthouse and government center Jan. 28.
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.
On Monday, Dawsonville residents will have one final chance to voice their opinions on the latest wave of annexation requests before the city council.