Voters were standing in line as early as 6 a.m. for polls opening at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning in the nation's historic 2008 Presidential Election.
Plans submitted last week call for the local government building to be renamed in honor of Dawson County's last sole commissioner.
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved a site plan Oct. 16 that includes a portion of downtown land currently owned by the Turner family for the new 1-cent tax approved courthouse.
G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex, 4 p.m.
In 2007, an estimated 78 percent of all structural fires occurred in residences, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.
Dawson County Emergency Services urges the community to take a lesson from the school system, which teaches students how to react in the event of a fire on campus, by participating in a countywide home fire escape drill planned for Friday.
With the holidays just around the corner and the number of families needing assistance growing due to the nation's sagging economy, local government employees want to give back.
The G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex, 6 p.m.
Commissioners last week saw preliminary site plans for the county's proposed new courthouse and heard a request to consider re-investing a portion of the courthouse bond to yield a higher return.
A larger than anticipated number of Dawson County voters has taken advantage of the state's early voting period.
With a steady rise in gas prices and measures already in place to cut costs in the unsteady economy, Dawson County Government suspended the use of employee take-home vehicles.
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Three versions of plans for the new courthouse will be presented to the Dawson County Board of Commissioners on Thursday.
Response times for fire calls on Burnt Mountain in west Dawson County can range from 12 to 15 minutes.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold five public meetings in October on updating operational manuals for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin, which includes Lake Lanier.
For the first time in six years, Dawson County's proposed 2014 budget includes pay increases for employees.
Polls are open Saturday in Dawson County for the upcoming Nov. 4 General Election.
With the continued cycle of requests to annex property into Dawsonville and Dawson County's objections to such moves, one city council member's seat may hinge on the issue.
If voters approve a proposed extension of the 1-cent sales tax next month, the measure could generate as much as $9.6 million for projects within downtown Dawsonville.
Rep. Kevin Tanner was recently recognized by the Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission for his leadership in passing legislation that could transfer additional funding to help those with traumatic brain injuries.
Commissioner Gary Pichon may have just two more months as an elected official, but that isn't stopping him from pushing for a consolidated government in Dawson County.
The Dawsonville City Council continues to field annexation requests, despite objections from the Dawson County commission.
The Dawson County commission is examining ways to reduce risks in liability involved with large public gatherings.
Lanier Swafford was recently named the state's top deputy coroner by the Georgia Coroner's Association.
A recent flurry of requests from Dawson County residents wanting to annex their property into Dawsonville has prompted officials to explore the possibility of a unified government.