Residents concerned about the creation of a Dawsonville Airport Authority thronged Thursday night's public hearing at city hall.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp made several stops throughout Dawsonville last week in an effort to meet constituents and leaders from each of the state's 159 counties this year.
Dawson County Emergency Services/Fire Chief Lanier Swafford was recently named to the Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training Council.
In a 4-0 vote last week, the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority moved forward with plans for a $320,000 extension of water service on Hwy. 183.
One might say Pepper Pettit is unhappy with the city of Dawsonville's plan to form an airport authority.
Proposed changes to the county's sign ordinance are set to go before the Dawson County Board of Commissioners next week.
The City of Dawsonville grew by more than 139 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to U.S. Census results released last week.
An area of Roscoe Collette Road in southwestern Dawson County will be closed April 2-10 for county public workers to replace a pipe at the creek crossing.
Concerns that the process was moving too fast and lacked public input appear to have halted the city's plans for creating an authority to operate and acquire a local airstrip.
A 10-mile walking trail that would begin near Riverview Middle School and end at War Hill Park is one of several Dawson County projects that could be funded by a regional 1-cent transportation tax.
4 p.m. Thursday at city hall
Political newcomer Jason Power announced Saturday that he will seek a seat on the Dawsonville City Council in the November election.
The struggling economy, evolving crime trends and the county's new courthouse have forced Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle to re-evalute his agency's operations.
A career firefighter and paramedic was recently named assistant chief for Dawson County Emergency Services.
A recent decision by the Dawson County commission to offer some employees early retirement could save local government about $20,000 per year, according to officials.
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