A decline in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax revenue due to a staggering economy forced Dawsonville City Administrator Kim Cornelison to suggest a much leaner budget proposal for the coming year.
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.
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.