Fire fighting capabilities increased late last month when Dawson County Emergency Services began live fire training with the county's new burn tower.
Dozens of Dawson County residents had a surprise visitor at their front doors last week as Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine joined local emergency personnel to install free smoke detectors in area homes.
Dawson and Pickens counties have partnered to make the residents on Burnt Mountain safer with the creating of a joint fire station.
The Dawson County commission is considering an ordinance that would limit excessive noise.
Early voting began Tuesday in Dawson County for the Dec. 2 runoff election in three statewide races.
The board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently announced the local graduates from the 2008 Region 2 Multi-Day Training Program.
Everyday, around 3 p.m., dozens of children from elementary to high school choose to bypass the bus rides and walk home from school.
The G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at City Hall, Roll Call
Thursday, Nov. 13
Running on a platform of change, Barack Obama broke through barriers to become the nation's first African American president last Tuesday with an early win over Arizona Senator John McCain.
Citing the need for a full-time employee, the Dawsonville City Council voted last week to disband the five-member volunteer panel that oversaw the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.
Growing up in the west Georgia town of Franklin, Lori Barrett learned early how to tend to a garden and work in the fields.
Cathy Brooks, public affairs coordinator for Dawson County, wiped her brow and smiled last Tuesday as she accepted a certificate for completing the Management Development Program with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government.
Running on a platform of change, Barack Obama broke through barriers to become the nation's first African American president Tuesday with an early win over Arizona Senator John McCain.
G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at City Hall, 6 p.m.
Commissioners last week voted to deny the application from a county resident that wants to annex his west side property in the city of Dawsonville.
A request to annex nearly 37 acres into Dawsonville has one Dawson County commissioner questioning the motives of city leaders.
At least six retail shops, including three restaurants, have contracts or commitments in place to be among the first to open in a new commercial development on Ga. 400.
Residents who wish to learn more about their county government and how it works for them are encouraged to register for the Citizens Government Academy.
The Georgia Municipal Association last week recognized local lawmaker Kevin Tanner with the group's 2014 Champion of Georgia's Cities award.
A recent salary study commissioned by Dawson County found there are positions within the government that are below the recommended minimum pay level compared to neighboring jurisdictions.
The Downtown Development Authority has closed on a loan to buy 18 acres behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex for a planned city park.
ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.
Dawson County commissioners last week approved a measure that will help the local office of tourism and development pay its rent.
Some Dawson County residents may see a slight property tax increase following the county commission's vote last week to set the millage rate at 8.138 mills.
Dawsonville once had just one choice for cable and Internet service, but the choices are rapidly expanding.
County and city officials have reached an agreement on how funds will be split if the upcoming 1-cent sales tax extension is approved by voters in November.
Citing a returning tax digest and economic upturn, the Dawson County Board of Education voted 4-0 during its July 7 meeting to maintain last year's millage rate of 17.246 mills.
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