Capt. Douglas Wofford has waited 30 years for a new fire station to serve the eastern side of Dawson County.
Veteran law enforcement officer Jeff Johnson was selected last week to lead the county marshal's office.
Thursday, Jan. 15
Like clockwork, Dawson County's eight severe weather sirens sound promptly at 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday morning to verify the notification system will be operational in the event a true emergency arises.
State Sen. Chip Pearson, R-Dawsonville, was named Chairman of the Senate Economic Development Committee. Lt. Governor Casey Cagle announced the reappointment last week.
The new year brought change to Dawson County Emergency Services as Chief Lanier Swafford named the department's first three battalion chiefs.
Jennifer Burt, Julie Hughes Nix, James Swafford and Lisa Thurmond were elected to politically serve the Dawson community for the next four years.
The G.L. Pete Gilleland Council
Food Lion, the newest addition to Dawsonville, brought much excitement to the community with its grand opening Dec. 17.
Family and friends gathered Thursday at the intersection of Hwy. 53 and Maple Street in Dawsonville for the unveiling of the KH Long Government Center.
Dawson County's newest elected officials were sworn in to service Friday afternoon at the Dawson County Courthouse by Superior Court Judge C. Andrew Fuller.
City Councilwoman Linda Grant of Dawsonville was appointed Mayor Pro Tem of the Dawsonville City Council during last week's city council meeting.
After 10 weeks of class and several eye-opening experiences, the inaugural class of the Dawson County Citizens Academy graduated last Tuesday night.
Walter Danchak is indeed a Lumpkin County resident.
In another sign of the sluggish economy, the Dawson County Recycling Center can no longer accept glass, plastics and paperboard materials.
Qualifying for Dawsonville's March 17 special election begins Tuesday.
Chief Registrar and Chairperson Glenda Ferguson is no longer able to claim that she is the only woman on the Board of Elections and Voter Registration board.
A longtime employee was promoted last week to serve as Dawson County's director of administration.
With an 18-year career in law enforcement, including many with a multi-county narcotics unit, State Rep. Kevin Tanner executed his fair share of arrest warrants.
Gov. Nathan Deal has named 33 state education experts, including columnist Dick Yarbrough, to the state Education Reform Commission.